2011-12 Catalog

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Offering Description

Student-Originated Studies: Visual Arts


Fall 2011 and Winter 2012 quarters

Shaw Osha (Flores) visual art
Fields of Study
aesthetics, art history and visual arts
Preparatory for studies or careers in
visual art, education, art history, museum studies, aesthetics and humanities.
Candidates for this program must have completed at least one year of Evergreen programs with substantive art components or at least two college-level courses in foundational drawing and work in 2D and 3D art plus liberal arts studies outside visual art. Foundational studies in art history, visual literacy, and art appreciation will be beneficial. Students need to be prepared to do intermediate and higher level art, writing and research work addressing the themes of the program.

This is an intensive full-time, two-quarter program designed for students ready for intermediate to advanced work in theory and practice in the visual arts. Students should be ready to work independently in the studio and in their research, but must also be interested in the learning community that a classroom provides. The academic content, lectures, and instruction are a collaboration between the faculty and the students enrolled. Credits are earned through your project and research related to your project and program activities such as seminars, the Artist Lecture Series, field trips, and research presentations.

Students will design their own projects including proposed materials and theoretical research, they will write papers, share their research through presentations, work intensively in the studio together, produce a significant thematic body of work, and participate in demanding critiques.

Expect to work on program assignments 20 - 30 hours per week outside of class meetings.

In the fall, students will begin working on their proposed projects with the understanding that the outcome is not an a priori deal but will come through the process of experimenting and taking risks both materially and intellectually. In winter, students will seminar on art history readings, research and write weekly synthesis papers, work intensively in the studio together, attend the Artist Lecture Series, participate in demanding critiques, and produce a significant thematic body of work for a final exhibition and artist talk.

Academic Website
Online Learning
Enhanced Online Learning
Greener Store
Required Fees
Fall/Winter $50 per quarter for entrance fees.
Offered During

Program Revisions

Date Revision
November 16th, 2011 Winter signature requirement has been updated; winter activities in description have been updated.
May 9th, 2011 The description has been updated.
April 14th, 2011 New SOS offered.