2008-09 Catalog

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Program Description

Student Originated Studies: Visual Art

Last Updated: 02/06/2009

Fall, Winter and Spring quarters

Faculty: Susan Aurand (WS) visual arts, Joe Feddersen (F) visual arts

Faculty Signature Required: Students must submit a written application and a portfolio. Applications will be available in the Program Office of Lab I, 1013. Applications received by the Academic Fair prior to the quarter when entering the program will be given priority. Qualified students will be accepted until the program fills. Students will be individually notified by e-mail of their acceptance into this program. For more information for fall quarter entry, contact Joe Feddersen at feddersj@evergreen.edu. or (360)867-6393. For winter/spring program entry, contact Susan Aurand, (360) 867-6711 or aurands@evergreen.edu.

Major areas of study include visual art (all media) and art history.

Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.

Accepts Winter Enrollment: SOS: 2-D Visual Arts in winter is a program distinct from Joe Feddersen's Fall SOS: Visual Arts. Continuing students will need to reapply and Susan Aurand will accept new students with a signature. Susan will have appointments to review portfolios starting on Friday, December 5th and throughout the following week (Dec. 8-12). Appointments can be made on a sign-up sheet at the Academic Fair or at her office, Lab I 2022.

Accepts Spring Enrollment: This program is distinct from Fall and Winter SOS: Visual Art. Continuing students will need to reapply. Admission of both new and continuing students will be based on an interview and portfolio review. Interested students should contact the faculty.

Prerequisites: Foundations of Visual Art or the equivalent of preparatory college work in the visual arts, including substantial work in drawing. Faculty signature required.

This program is designed for students who are thinking of graduate school, professional work in the visual arts, or arts education at any level, and who want to join a learning community of visual artists and art scholars who are interested in doing advanced work in drawing, painting, photography, printmaking or sculpture, or in-depth research and writing about some aspect of art or visual culture.

Students will design their own projects, complete visual research and write papers appropriate to their topic, share their research through presentations, work intensively in the studio together, produce a significant thematic body of work and participate in demanding weekly critiques. The group will meet together weekly for technical demonstrations, student and faculty lectures on research topics, guest artist talks, critiques and field trips.

Credits: 16 per quarter

Enrollment: 25

Internship Possibilities: Advanced students in drawing and painting may apply to work as interns to assist faculty teaching in the Studio Projects program.

Books: www.tescbookstore.com

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
November 17th, 2008 Winter quarter enrollment details added. Program coordinator changed from Joe Feddersen (for fall) to Susan Aurand (for winter and spring).
November 24th, 2008 Additional Winter quarter enrollment details added.
November 25th, 2008 Winter enrollment field utilized.
February 6th, 2009 Spring enrollment field utilized, signature field modified.