[WORK] Wood-fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices Books.pdf
Prerequisite: ART 267. Further investigation of the use of clay as a medium with emphasis on experimental practice. Further discussion of ideas, technical processes and approaches as it relates to the work and contemporary visual art. Continued experimentation with wheel forming, hand building, clay bodies, glaze formulation and surface treatments. 6 hours lab.
[WORK] Wood-fired Ceramics: Contemporary Practices Books.pdf
Prerequisites: Minimum 1 year of Art History; Graduate standing. Seminar exploring the critical approach to the work of art in terms of form, content and expression. Aesthetic and methodological problems will be treated in particular relationship to contemporary art and its criticism. (Offered Spring semester.)
Part of the foundations core. Students explore different theories of creativity, examine the practices of contemporary creative thinkers, and learn skills required to successfully apply Creative Strategies in their lives. Through practical and theoretical applications, including both dialogue and art-making practice, students investigate the fundamentals of two-dimensional design and are exposed to the visual language and conceptual underpinnings that surround art and design. This course presents students with the tools to deal with visual materials in a knowledgeable and critical way, to obtain insight into the making and consuming of images, and to understand their historical and theoretical basis. Prerequisite: Admission to the department upon portfolio review or declared major in Art History and Criticism
Investigates material, process, and conceptual issues involved in sculpture while working with contemporary fabrication techniques. Guided projects include working with wood, metal, and plaster. Prerequisites: ART 1300 or DESN 1220.
Introduces conceptual, historical, and practical bases of photography as used in art practice. Students begin to understand and interpret photographic imagery, practice critical thinking, and discover the possibility of camera-made and constructed images. Lectures introduce the work of noted photographers and the evolution of aesthetics and theory associated with the history of the medium, examining the impact that the photographic image exerts in contemporary art. Through demonstration and hands-on activity, students learn the technical skills needed to use a 35mm manual camera, process black-and-white negatives, and make black-and-white prints.
Investigates the relationship between critical concepts and alternative processes, by addressing contemporary issues and photographic theories as they relate to studio practices. Students will learn to create images using alternative non-silver photographic processes including cyanotypes, Van Dyke Brown printing, the salted paper process, image transfers, cliché-verre, photograms, and a combination of mixed media. Emphasis is placed upon developing advanced concepts while promoting experimental strategies for creating and manipulating images. Prerequisites: ART 2715 and ART 2720, or PHOT 1000 and PHOT 2000, or permission of the instructor.
Examines performance art as an integral element in the development of the visual arts. Students challenge the traditional role of the art object by creating multimedia performance works that include the artist's own body, the element of time, and audience participation. Particular emphasis is on contemporary performance art and its relationship to politics, media, and the performing arts. May be repeated for credit.
This seminar course prepares studio art majors with fundamental professional knowledge, to make them aware of challenges they will face upon graduation as artists and to develop their basic tools for success. Students will investigate historical and contemporary concepts of art-making that relate to their area of interest to enhance their understanding and development of their art practice. Practical issues will be covered that relate to managing an artist's studio and career, including: both critical and proposal writing, documenting work, finding and creating opportunities, personal promotion and fundamental business/legal issues of the profession. This course emphasizes theoretical readings and critical inquiry regarding the individual's art practice as it relates to issues of politics, identities, technology, commodity, and other themes that connect to a student's work in order to speak, write, and present their ideas in a professional and competent manner. Prerequisites: ART 2900
An introduction to the practice and theory of digital imagery, art and design through lecture, labs, readings and production. Students use contemporary page layout and design techniques to create image centered works of art, including digital prints, and artist's book. Study of the history and impact of digital print media on the arts and contemporary culture contextualize practical assignments. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
An exploration of the practical, aesthetic, social, political, and ethical issues at stake in digital imaging. Students use contemporary compositing techniques as well as 2 and 3D printing to create digital art, including digital prints, artist's books, and data visualization. Hybrid digital and analog image making techniques are also explored. An introduction to the practice and theory of constructed digital art and design through lecture, labs, readings and art production. Students use contemporary compositing, page layout and design techniques to create image centered works of art, including digital prints, artist's books, data based visualization, and installations. Hybrid combinations of digital and analog image making techniques are also explored. Study of the history and impact of digital print media on the arts and contemporary culture contextualize practical assignments. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
An exploration of the practice, theory, and history of narrative video art and independent cinema through lecture, production and critique. Students script, plan, shoot and edit short narrative video works for screen and projection. Emphasis is on story development, technical proficiency, creative execution and critical thinking. Video production and editing is done digitally. Video production is supported by the study of historical and contemporary examples of narrative-based video art. This course is repeatable to a maximum of 6 credits. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
An exploration of video as an experimental art form. Video can be displayed on screen, integrated into objects, installations and performances, or harnessed for its light and time bending capacities. Students explore the potential of moving images as fine art material through production, lecture, discussion and critique. Includes an overview of important experimental, contemporary and historic film, video and moving image projects. Readings, art viewing and critique support art production. Emphasis is on experimentation in the creation of time-based artworks. This course may be repeated to a maximum of 6 credits. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
A continuation of ARS 351, stressing the individual development of the student as a maturing artist through critiques of the student's work and discussion of contemporary and historical issues in art. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
A critical practice-based inquiry into the intersection of art and technology in contemporary culture. This studio/theory hybrid course familiarizes students with a variety of technologies and platforms that increasingly impact and shape the production and interpretation of contemporary art, culture, and society. Through a combination of studio exercises, focused readings of contemporary artists' work, training sessions, and discussions that explore the course's texts, students are given the opportunity to experiment with emerging digital technologies in their artistic practice as well as critically reflect on the diverse systems, infrastructures, and histories that inform the role of technology in the arts. Situated within aninterdisciplinary frame, the course broadly reflects on the relationships between the sciences and the humanities through the study of technology and the arts, examining their disciplinary, methodological, and philosophical underpinnings. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
Research, project development and creative production of documentary media art. Advanced self-directed project-based work, contextualized by readings, discussions, critiques and presentations. Use of photographic, sound and digital video production techniques applied toward actual events and non-fiction subject matter. The course takes an inclusive approach to documentary, considering experimental practices, as well as the artistic implications of new media, networked, crowd-sourced images, surveillance, forensics and data. This course has an associated fee. Please see www.stonybrook.edu/coursefees for more information.
An advanced seminar and critique course for seniors to develop a body of work in their individual area, particularly designed for students who wish to continue study and/or work in the visual arts. Where applicable, includes field trips and assignments of special lectures, panels, seminars, and other events and practices of the professional art world. A group exhibition in a public on-campus venue will be strongly encouraged.