PUFA

3220

Core Studio 2: Topics in 2D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics in 2D

Spring 2022

Taught By: Faculty TBA

Section: C

CRN: 11652

Credits: 3

This course offers a focused investigation into a single topic. The topic can be, for example, focused simply on one specific techniques or materials, or can allow for hybrid practices, context-driven strategies, and take on larger themes. The Topics class will allow students to explore the respective areas in more focus and depth, through research-based studio work. Reading in this class is seen as an integral part of student’s studio practice. Descriptions for fall 2016 offerings will be posted soon.

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: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Studio (S)

Max Enrollment: 15

Add/Drop Deadline: February 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (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: 12:40am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/24/2022 - 5/16/2022

Topics 2D: Process, Form

Spring 2022

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, working with a broad array of materials and considering their particular properties, with an emphasis on experimentation. Process, form and materiality is the intersection around which we will hover, with less of an emphasis on making pictures, and more of a focus on how the materials and the means embody the ideas with which we work. 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 both project assignments and in-class projects, where experimentation with materials and processes is expected. We will engage in both group and one-on-one critiques at intervals throughout the semester.

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 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (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: 12:40am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/27/2022 - 5/12/2022

Topics 2D: Other Spaces

Spring 2022

Taught By: Peter Rostovsky

Section: B

CRN: 5239

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 6, 2022 (Sunday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 17, 2022 (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: 12:40am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 1/25/2022 - 5/10/2022

Topics 2D: Return of the Real

Fall 2021

Taught By: Shoshana Dentz

Section: B

CRN: 1957

Credits: 3

This class offers students practical and experiential instruction in painting and drawing. Exploring traditional and experimental approaches, students will engage “a kind of immersion in substances, a wonder and a delight in their unexpected shapes and feels. When nothing much is known about the world, everything is possible, and painters watch their paints very closely to see exactly what they will do.” (James Elkins’ What Painting Is) Unexpected things often happen when you keep looking at things for a long time, all the more so now that such looking is increasingly rare. “Seeing,” as Paul Valery wrote, “is forgetting the name of the thing one sees.” This class explores the technical and philosophical problems involved in transcribing this long, hard looking onto a two-dimensional plane. Students will determine their own subjects and set-ups for challenging, direct and up-close observation from “life.” These intense meditations on a portion of the phenomenal world will become trajectories for individual projects in painting or drawing. Our conversations will consider the value of a practice based on a sustained and serial visual encounter with subjects from “life” and will look at the work of Sascha Braunig, David Musgrave, Susan Jane Walp, Helene Appel and many others. To paint the same vessels over and over, as did Giorgio Morandi, or to articulate 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.

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 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

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: 12:43am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 804

Date Range: 9/2/2021 - 12/16/2021

Topics in 2D: Trans Painting

Fall 2021

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. 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 13, 2021 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 21, 2021 (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: 12:43am 11/28/2021 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 804

Date Range: 8/31/2021 - 12/7/2021