2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Student Originated Studies: 3-Dimensional Visual Art

NEW! Last Updated: 01/20/2009

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Jean Mandeberg visual arts

Faculty Signature Required: Interested students should pick up an Independent Learning Worksheet at Jean Mandeberg's office, Lab II 3263. There will be a sign-up sheet at that same location for individual meetings with faculty. To be considered for enrollment in SOS: 3-D Visual Art, students should be prepared to show a completed worksheet and a portfolio (or examples) of previous work during meetings with faculty starting September 15. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills.

Major areas of study include sculpture, fine metalworking, woodworking, mixed media, ceramics and design.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Accepts Winter Enrollment: This program will accept new students who have appropriate background (worksheet plan and portfolio). Contact faculty at Academic Fair or by email. New students should expect to complete some catch-up work during the December break.

Accepts Spring Enrollment: This is not a continuing program for spring, so all students interested in being in SOS: 3-D during the spring quarter should meet with faculty to review a completed worksheet explaining their intended work and show a portfolio demonstrating their experience in studio art. Worksheets available at faculty office, Lab II 3263. Contact faculty at Academic Fair or by email.

Prerequisites: College-level studio art experience, including work in both 2-D and 3-D art.

This program is designed for students who have previous college level studio art experience and now want to work more independently. Students will be asked to focus in 3-D art while participating in a learning community of visual artists and scholars who are interested in doing advanced work or in-depth research and writing about some aspect of art or visual culture.

Students will design their own independent projects, complete visual research and write papers appropriate to their topic, work intensively in the studio together, produce a significant thematic body of work, and participate in demanding weekly critiques. Students will set their own studio schedules in response to scheduled classroom hours and open studio times. The group will meet together weekly for technical demonstations, critiques, and guest artist talks organized thorugh the Arts Symposium. Additional meetings may be organized for discussion of research, field trips or special events.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 20

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

Special Expenses: Fine Metals Studio fee: $50/quarter for those students focusing in fine metals. Studio fees in woodworking, metalworking, or ceramics as applicable.

Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in visual art, education, art history, aesthetics, and humanities.

Planning Units: Expressive Arts

Program Revisions

Date Revision
August 14th, 2008 Jean Mandeberg will be offering this program instead of Inescapable Beauty, Elusive Sublime, which has changed to a 2 faculty team program.
November 17th, 2008 Winter quarter enrollment details added.
November 25th, 2008 Winter enrollment field utilized.
January 20th, 2009 Spring enrollment details added.