PUFA

3230

Core Studio 2: Topics in 3D

Parsons School of Design: Fine Arts

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Topics 3D:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Miggy Buck

Section: A

CRN: 5240

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: 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: 9:06pm 9/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building:

Room:

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

Topics 3D:

Spring 2020

Taught By: Nicole Wilson

Section: B

CRN: 1953

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: 9:06pm 9/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Thursday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building:

Room:

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

Topics 3D: Making as Thinking

Fall 2019

Taught By: Thomas Butter

Section: B

CRN: 1958

Credits: 3

Making art is transforming thought into action. Art is informed by a set of philosophical assumptions, and artists find a way to make these thoughts appear and manifest in material form. Making art should be fun. Fun, in the deepest sense of the word, which is the delight in discovering what isn't yet known or understood. In this course students will develop their notion of the "contemporary" by engaging with their own making process. Students will consider how art-making enables them to learn about themselves while working with their hands. They will work on self initiated projects to find their own language, and will be introduced to the practices of other artists through class presentations, field trips and one on one meetings.

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: 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: 9:06pm 9/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Monday

Times: 4:00pm - 9:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

Date Range: 8/26/2019 - 12/16/2019

Topics in 3D: Queering Objects

Fall 2019

Taught By: H. Lan Thao Lam

Section: A

CRN: 3296

Credits: 3

In this course, students will reflect upon the significance of objects in everyday life and how the design of everyday objects constitutes a manner of being in the world. Artists working 3-dimensionally have often gravitated towards the ready-made as a way to address the body, history, and relationality. This course takes up this urge to utilize the everyday with an emphasis on how re-sculpting found objects can make new meanings. In Queer Phenomenology Sara Ahmed suggests that queerness involves a particular orientation in relation to the objects that appear and disappear around us. Queering objects entails engaging in a “politics of disorientation,” probing beyond the accepted norms for how we perceive and use our bodies and things. This class proposes that queering the object unleashes its capacity to disrupt and reorder social and special relations and activates a sculptural moment. The task for students is to queer their objects in terms of their use but also in terms of their meaning, engaging in a process of self-fashioning.

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: 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: 9:06pm 9/22/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

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