Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts
Undergraduate Course
Degree Students
xStudio: Draw the Unconscious
Spring 2023
Taught By: Sharmistha Ray
Section: A

CRN: 3305

Credits: 3

This course explores the threshold between the seen and unseen using a broad range of drawing, collage, and painting materials to explore the unconscious mind. Drawing upon a range of spiritual and occult practices, including tarot, automatism, and color meditations, this class offers students the opportunity to explore processes that unlock the imaginative potential of the unconscious. Through a series of readings, presentations, studio visits, field trips, and critiques, the class will gain knowledge of histories of the spiritual in art and learn to harness ‘chance’ more intentionally into their studio practice. This is a studio-based course in which there will be both project assignments and in-class projects in which students adapt the techniques learned in this class. We will discuss artists like Hilma af Klint, Pamela Colman Smith, Transcendental Painting Group, Yves Tanguy, and Betye Saar as well as international artistic movements like Symbolism, Surrealism, and Neo Tantric Painting.

Open to: All University undergraduate students. Some seats have been reserved for BFA Fine Arts students and Integrated Design Students.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Modality: In-Person

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 5, 2023 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 16, 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: 8:32pm EDT 9/28/2023

Meeting Info:
Days: Tuesday
Times: 12:10pm - 2:50pm
Building: Parsons 2 W 13th
Room: 804
Date Range: 1/24/2023 - 5/9/2023