PUFA

3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics2D:Decolonizing Material

Spring 2021

Taught By: Matthew Villarreal

Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

This course invites students to reconsider material choice in their art practices—specifically the use of non-art materials to challenge, disrupt, or subvert traditional approaches to artmaking. Students will experiment with material and process as a source for meaning and metaphor in their 2D practice. Using decolonizing methodologies, students will examine their own creative practice through personalized research, focused exploration of contemporary artists, and an examination of the role that history, power, and identity has on their creative pursuits. Through lectures, presentations and discussions students will be introduced to examples of material choice, process, and spatial organization beyond the western canon. We will consider artists like Margarita Cabrera, Tomashi Jackson, Rafael Lozano-Hemmer, Patricia Miranda, Jeffery Gibson, etc. alongside the writings of Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Stefano Harney, Fred Moten, Robin Diangelo, and Ibram X. Kendi.

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: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 12:36pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/21/2021 - 5/6/2021

Topics 2D: Speculative Worlds

Spring 2021

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

Art has always dallied with fantasy, horror, hallucination and dream. Reflecting on our world, its politics and pressures though a distorted lens, artists have frequently explored speculative worlds, whether in medieval and Renaissance art, or in Symbolism, Surrealism, psychedelic art, and their contemporary offshoots. This class offers students rigorous painting instruction while inviting them to explore imaginative, surreal spaces and daring ideas. Throughout, we’ll consider a broad range of artists from Richard Dadd, Hilma Af Klint, Mark Thomas Gibson to Emily Mae Smith, while drawing inspiration from short readings in science fiction, magical realism, critical theory, psychoanalysis, as well as from film and other popular forms such as comics and illustration. How do artists, writers and thinkers tackle urgent social issues through imaginative metaphor, the fantastical and the uncanny? What defines the fault-lines separating escapism and urgent critique, high and popular art, legible narrative and semiotic rupture? Through a series of challenging projects, field trips, readings and critiques, students will learn the technical skills and materials of painting while steering their visions into weird territories that defy easy description.

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: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 1, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 13, 2021 (Tuesday)

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: 12:36pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 1/19/2021 - 5/4/2021

Topics in 2D: Trans | Painting

Fall 2020

Taught By: Zoe Avery Nelson

Section: A

CRN: 8888

Credits: 3

The word painting, is both a noun (I made a painting) and a verb (I love painting). The prefix trans- suggests a movement across, beyond, through, or on the other side of something. Through playfully attaching the prefix trans- to painting, this course invites students to investigate modes and methods of painting that extend across, beyond, and through traditional formal parameters, while simultaneously drawing on various trans- prefixed words as subject matter. Projects will provide a platform for students to explore expanded parameters of painting, at first within the illusionistic space of the 2D frame, and quickly opening up painting beyond the parameters of the frame, into sculpture, installation, and performative experiments. Discussions and assignments will be grounded in readings, significant art historical references, and weekly exposure to relevant contemporary practices, including the work of Mike Cloud, KC Crow Maddux, Caitlin Cherry, Maryam Hoseini, Leidy Churchman, Byron Kim, Math Bass, Mike Kelley, Rosy Keyser, Kara Walker, Dianna Molzan, Cassils, Katharina Grosse, and Amy Sillman.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 12:37pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/1/2020 - 12/15/2020

Topics in 2D: Chromatopia

Fall 2020

Taught By: Kira Nam Greene

Section: B

CRN: 1957

Credits: 3

In this studio course we will examine the conceptual and political ramifications of color in contemporary art and society by examining chromophobia – a fear of corruption or contamination through color. The aim of this course is for students to control the use of color as a signifier in art by understanding its fundamental principles. Studio exercises will introduce students to color relations, hue, value and saturation, and build up to sustained independent studio projects. Ultimately, this course aims to complicate the understanding of art practice by reconsidering color from the subversive perspective of feminism, anti-colonialism and transnationalism, practiced by such artists as Miriam Schapiro, Faith Reingold, Linda Benglis, Lari Pittman and Yinka Shonibare.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 12:37pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/3/2020 - 12/17/2020

Topics 2D: Thinking Space

Fall 2020

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.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Fine Arts (PUFA)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 13

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 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: 12:37pm 12/1/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/4/2020 - 12/18/2020