PGFA

5300

Advanced Practice

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Adv Practice:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Mira Schor

Section: A

CRN: 1944

Credits: 3

Open to: Masters degree in Fine Arts Majors; others by permission of the MFA Fine Arts Director, Simone Douglas douglass@newschool.edu

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PGFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment 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: 11:22am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2020 - 5/11/2020

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

Enrollment Status: Closed*

*Enrollment 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: 11:20am 7/21/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 1104

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