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:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Carrie Yamaoka

Section: A

CRN: 1924

Credits: 3

This course is designed for broad based physical exploration and experimentation in the realm of 2D. Examples of processes that can be used are painting, knitting, drawing, quilting, photography, posters, printmaking, digital prints, stencils etc.. The question of how ideas and materiality are married in works of art will be explored. Students will take their interest/instincts in certain areas of content and explore different ways that it can become physically manifest. Group discussions will occur both when looking at work together as well as separate from works of art on compelling topics. Visits to galleries, museums and an artist's studio will also take place.

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

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: 11:17am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Topics 2D:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: B

CRN: 5239

Credits: 3

Places we have never been, or even seen, are often inscribed in our imaginations and even define our sense of who we are. This class will be a semester long student-driven investigation into a particular “unseen” site. We will triangulate the source materials including images, television shows, writings and songs that have created this place in our minds, and search for the hidden historical, social and political forces at work in this imagined site. Through a wide range of 2D research and experimentation, including drawing, photography, collage, mapping, painting and notations, this course will culminate in a final expanded 2D project that makes this unseen site visible.

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

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: 11:17am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/22/2020 - 5/6/2020

Topics 2D:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: C

CRN: 1952

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: 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: 11:17am 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 4:00pm - 6:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

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

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 7/23/2019

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: Third Meaning

Fall 2019

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: C

CRN: 3950

Credits: 3

Using painting, drawing and an array of 2D media, the course will ask to problematize each student's position, what is most important and urgent, and why. It will be a studio class with absolute freedom in production with a rigorous critique dimension. Barthes's proposition: "The Third Meaning" is what can't be discussed in words, but can be accessed through a variety of tropes that describe around and through something, but is not quite the thing itself. This is the space of interesting and engaging art. To try to think of where each student finds that space will be the goal of the class. Classes will be structured as follows: group critiques during the first two hours, then studio work and one to one meetings. After class emails will be sent with references and texts that connect to the the work shown and the discussion. All students will be required to show more than two times or more, depending on what projects they are working on.

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

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 7/23/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Friday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

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