PGFA

5300

Advanced Practice

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Prac: Mining the Museum

Spring 2020

Taught By: Mira Schor

Section: A

CRN: 1944

Credits: 3

What makes your pupils dilate when you look at an art work or artifact? This course will be a laboratory or workshop to develop such instantaneous experiences of visual excitement: looking at artworks, objects, and artifacts in comprehensive museums in New York City like the Metropolitan, Brooklyn Museums, MoMA and the Whitney, as well as smaller more specialized museums like the Museum of the Moving Image, as sources for something that could be useful to art work in unexpected way: thus a filmmaker might find inspiration in the glaze of a Sung Dynasty bowl, a painter might snatch some bit of visual information from an Assyrian stone carving, a photographer could get information from a Rajput painting, a video artist could learn from Charlie Chaplin’s early two-reelers or from a Courbet. This course will engage and extend students in what potential sources for art can be - what may provide surprising passions for life long art making.. The course will be conducted both through faculty-led visits to museums and in-class discussions and presentations.

Open to: All University graduate students. Some seats have been reserved for MFA Fine Arts students

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Open*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:25pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2020 - 5/8/2020

Adv Prac: Material as Metaphor

Fall 2019

Taught By: H. Lan Thao Lam

Section: A

CRN: 2056

Credits: 3

This course explores the meaning of material for the artist. Its goal is to gain a deep understanding of the language of materials, and hence how to fashion that language to function not merely literally, but also metaphorically; that is, figuratively, abstractly, symbolically, and conceptually. The course probes beyond the familiar meaning of wood, plaster, metal, and clay, and asks what such materials can do in the world and how artists can activate them. In the hands of artists, the term “material” denotes not simply inert matter, but substances that are always subject to change, whether through handling, environmental interaction, or the dynamic life of their chemical reactions. They point to processes of production and are the basis for continuous transformation. The class will introduce processes in the wood, metal, and wet shops not only as the means for fabrication, but also as opportunities for hands-on exploration and in particular how each artist can learn to cultivate a distinctive approach to materials. Students will gain an appreciation for materials in their particularity, whether organic or synthetic, and will learn how to exploit their specific charge to express ideas such as tension, memory, pain, power, connectivity, or labor.

Open to: Masters degree in Fine Arts majors and MFA Photography majors; others by permission via portfolio review to MFA Fine Arts Program Director douglass@newschool.edu

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

*Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 2:26pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1201

Date Range: 8/29/2019 - 12/12/2019