PGFA
5303

Advanced Practice: Painting

Parsons School of Design: School of Art, Media, and Tech

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Graduate Course
Degree Students (with Restrictions)
Adv Prac: Speculative Painting
Fall 2023
Taught By: Peter Rostovsky
Section: A

CRN: 14564

Credits: 3

Painting and speculative fiction are increasingly kindred spirits. Both routinely explore alternative temporalities and potential futures, peering into the unknown, the alien and the monstrous while reflecting the pressures of developing technologies and anticipating new ones. This class attempts to forge a closer dialogue between these two creative pursuits, using passages and ideas culled from speculative fiction, horror, and weird fiction as prompts for discrete painting projects. What can the writings of J.G. Ballard, Aliette de Bodard, Octavia Butler, Ted Chiang, Phillip K. Dick, William Gibson, Ursula K. Le Guin, N.K. Jemisin, China Miéville, Cixin Liu, H.P. Lovecraft and other speculative writers offer the contemporary painter? This class will explore how literary and speculative conceptions can be expressed visually while developing the student’s knowledge of the materials and techniques of painting. Throughout, it will consider the history of painting and its current debates, highlighting the discipline’s elastic nature, the overlaps between speculative fiction and critical theory, as well as key differences and bridges between art, illustration, and other fields exploring speculative motifs. A course for painters and interdisciplinary artists, this class asks students to perceive painting as something that models alternative histories and worlds while incisively critiquing our own.

Open to: All university graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; some seats reserved for MFA and BFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 11, 2023 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 19, 2023 (Sunday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:36pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Thursday
Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 502
Date Range: 8/31/2023 - 12/14/2023
Adv Practice: Image Collision
Spring 2024
Taught By: Eleanor Kipping
Section: A

CRN: 13369

Credits: 3

This course provides students with the framework to explore collage in a variety of mediums through readings, projects and critiques. Students will explore collage as a critical practice and strategy to art making and then have the opportunity to apply what is learned to their own practice.

Open to: All university graduate and upper-level undergraduate students; some seats reserved for MFA and BFA Fine Arts Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: School of Art, Media, and Tech (AMT)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 12

Add/Drop Deadline: February 4, 2024 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 2024 (Tuesday)

Seats Available: No

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every few 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: 6:36pm EST 2/26/2024

Meeting Info:
Days: Friday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons East 25 E13th
Room: 502
Date Range: 1/26/2024 - 5/10/2024