PUFA

3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics 2D: Other Spaces

Spring 2020

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: C

CRN: 1952

Credits: 3

Painting has long sought to capture other spaces, whether they are threshold zones, fantastical landscapes, sites of difference, or hidden aspects of the everyday. This class offers students the chance to explore territories both real and imagined through discrete painting projects that connect to their unique interests. Drawing inspiration from Michel Foucault, N.K. Jemisin, J.G. Ballard, and artists like Julie Mehretu, Vilhelm Hammershøi, and those working in illustration and the popular arts, the class encourages students to both imagine and observe more keenly while learning the materials and debates of painting. Through a series of readings, studio visits, field trips and critiques, the class will explore the other spaces that painting makes legible while revealing the otherness of our own.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

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: 1:51pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020

Topics 2D: Process, Form

Spring 2020

Taught By: Carrie Yamaoka

Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

In this course we will explore what it means to be working in the expanded field of painting focusing on the intersection of process, form and materiality. Students will be encouraged to work with a broad array of materials and consider each of their particular properties. We will consider how materials and means embody the ideas with which we work, with an emphasis on experimentation. We will consider material as metaphor, the relationship of chance to intention, and modes of working with flux, fixity and fluidity. We will look at and discuss a range of contemporary painting practice, with visits to exhibitions and in-class presentations. As this is a studio-based course, there will be weekly assignments and in-class projects. We will engage in both group and one-on-one critique at intervals throughout.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

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: No

Status: Waitlist*

*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: 1:51pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/23/2020 - 5/7/2020

Topics 2D: Breaking 4th Wall

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

This class will focus on strategies and techniques in 2D art practices where the boundary between viewer and artwork is blurred or broken. We will explore what it means conceptually and art-historically for a 2D work of art to function as a self-conscious representation of the art-making process itself or, in one way or the other, makes the viewer part of the subject matter or making process. A term usually reserved for the performing arts, the fourth wall describes the implied, invisible wall which separates the audience from the performance. Most artworks naturally follow the convention that a viewer can peer into the world of the art object but the art object is unaware or unchanged by the viewer. To break the fourth wall is to violate the implied, invisible wall which separates viewer and subject. We will research the practices of artists who effectively disrupt the 4th wall convention, such as Cai Guo-Qiang, Rafael Lozano Hemmer, Teresa Margolles, George Platt Lynes, Zanele Muholi, and others.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

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: 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: 1:51pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020

Topics in 2D: Painting/Drawing

Fall 2019

Taught By: Shoshana Dentz

Section: B

CRN: 1957

Credits: 3

Unexpected things often happen when you keep looking at objects for a long time – all the more so, now that such prolonged looking is increasingly rare. 'Seeing,' as Paul Valéry once wrote, 'is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.” This studio class explores the problems and wonders involved in transcribing this long, hard looking onto a two-dimensional plane. These intense meditations on a portion of the phenomenal world - found and/or constructed objects, set-ups or sites – will become trajectories for individual projects in painting or drawing. Our conversations will consider the value of a practice based on a sustained and repeated visual encounter with a subject from "life." To paint the same vessels over and over, as did Giorgio Morandi, or every infinite detail of a tumbleweed, as does Ellen Atlfest, is simply (or not simply) to make paintings about painting. It is not a grand subject-matter, rather the ardent attention to life that glorifies these works.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.
This course explores myriad possibilities of painting as a means of making, and investigating. The course will deal with traditional and experimental approaches to employ paint and will give students seriously interested in painting an opportunity to take an intensive study in the medium. Initially the emphasis will be on traditional painting techniques. The course will address the chemistry of paint and use of different paint surfaces, primers and supports. Students will explore the application of various painting mediums such as oil, acrylic, alkyd and solvents, as well as an exploration of traditional painting tools. Our investigation will shift to more experimental researches. The course will challenge notions of paint application, tools and supports. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a focus on developing materials and techniques and that address each students' personal direction in their work.The course will investigate the role of phenomenological and formal strategies at work and the cultural role painting has played presently and historically.
Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

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: 1:51pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: 66 5th Ave

Room: 709

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

Topics in 2D:

Fall 2019

Taught By: Maryam Hoseini

Section: C

CRN: 3950

Credits: 3

This course will explore concepts and techniques in drawing and painting through composition, form, and space, along with a study of flatness, depth, color and surface, developing contemporary artistic strategies in order to further visual awareness. This class will provide a platform to explore expanded aspects of painting and drawing as a means to understand and represent the body in relation to physical space and identity. The class will investigate how the body communicates during its movement from place to place, and surface to surface and into new contexts. Students will develop formal techniques and critical thinking skills first explored in 2-dimensions and later expanded beyond the structure of the frame, into installation and performative experiments. Studio work will be complemented by in-depth study including guided assignments and class discussions.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Studio 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D or PUFA 2240 Core Studio 1: 4D.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

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: 1:51pm 11/14/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/30/2019 - 12/13/2019