PUFA

3230

Core Studio 2: Topics in 3D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics in 3D:

Fall 2019

Taught By: Marc Robinson

Section: A

CRN: 3296

Credits: 3

This course explores strategies of transforming the daily object to open new possibilities of meaning. Students will consider not only the intended purpose of commonplace objects, but also their embedded meanings through the filters of culture, history, gender, class, and race. We will engage in collecting, recontextualizing and physically altering as modes of transformation. Projects will range from making discreet sculptural objects, to modular systems, to multiples and installation. Marcel Duchamp, David Hammons, Doris Salcedo and Ann Hamilton will be among the historical and contemporary artists referenced. There will be field trips, critical readings and interactive discussions with the goal of fostering engaged and expansive conceptualizing and making.

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 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D 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: 12

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: 1:46pm 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

Date Range: 8/28/2019 - 12/11/2019

Topics 3D:

Fall 2019

Taught By: Ester Partegas

Section: B

CRN: 1958

Credits: 3

Art has always served as a unique vehicle to expand our perception of the world we live in. Throughout history, artists have challenged established belief systems, questioned their immediate reality, and explored beyond it. They’ve made kinship with things outside of themselves, and ventured into the realm of the invisible in search of transformation, transcendence and new knowledge of the world. This sculpture class will combine seminar and in-depth studio classes (metal shop, wood shop and wet shop) centered around fundamental philosophical questions concerning the ability of art to invoke the metaphysical today, exploring the paired concepts of the immaterial and material, the sacred and the profane. The students will work on three major projects: Immaterial/Sacred, Material/Profane and Animism.

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 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D 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: 12

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: 1:46pm 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Topics 3D: Lifelike

Spring 2019

Taught By: Miggy Buck

Section: B

CRN: 2107

Credits: 3

This class will focus on developing individual interpretations of the body as inspiration for artwork. There are many ways to regard the body: to imply it, to embody it and to represent it. Students will be encouraged to explore various media to convey their own perspectives on the body as subject matter and a point of departure. For example, students may choose to explore culturally specific topics, or subjects that focus on gender and identity. The body itself can be used as a material, and observing of the body can help develop form. We will evolve ideas by experimenting with weight, tension, light and composition. Throughout the semester there will be homework assignments aand longer projects, as well as group discussions and individual meetings. By utilizing the facilities in the Making Center students will continue developing hands-on making skills so that everyone in class can build their sculptures or installations with confidence. We will look at artists such as Nick Cave, Diana Al-Hadid, Robert Gober, Hank Willis Thomas and Louise Bourgeois.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D 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: 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: 1:47pm 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons 2 W 13th

Room: 703

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019

Topics 3D: Close Encounters

Spring 2019

Taught By: David Hardy

Section: A

CRN: 6681

Credits: 3

Ad Reinhardt once said, “Sculpture is something you bump into when you back up to look at a painting.” How do we challenge this notion? Is the painter’s remark a slight on the medium’s extraneous nature? Or is it praise of sculpture’s stubborn in-the-way-ness as another body to be contended with? In this course students are invited to work experimentally to explore the possibilities of sculpture in an experiential continuum and to build on the critical and practical tools necessary to make and contextualize challenging work. Studio process will be emphasized so that students gain a significant understanding of how things are made, so that students may develop the confidence to embrace a risk-taking approach to art-making. This course will explore the haptic and psychological presence of objects and interventions, with particular attention paid to the ways that context and situation can at once create and destabilize a meaningful art experience. We will address questions such as: How should an artwork behave? What does the conceptual space a work occupies have to do with how it sits in a room or meets the world? When does it become an intervention? Can awkward and uncomfortable proximity create friction and/or value? Students will be introduced to a range of contemporary artists whose work exemplify these questions, including Shannon Ebner, Rafa Esparza, Maria Gaspar, Tyree Guyton, Senga Nengudi and Pope. L.

Open to: Bachelors degree in Fine Arts majors, others by permission of the Fine Arts program. Pre-requisite(s): PUFA 2200 Core Seminar 1: Sign & System, PUFA 2230 Core Studio 1: 3D, and at least one of the following: PUFA 2220 Core Studio 1: 2D 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: 1:47pm 3/24/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 503

Date Range: 1/23/2019 - 5/8/2019