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: Interconnections

Spring 2020

Taught By: Miggy Buck

Section: A

CRN: 5240

Credits: 3

This course will focus on the interconnections between people's lives and modern society. We will explore topics such as mass media, identity, politics, and the environment. Students will be encouraged to explore various media to convey their own perspectives on the interconnected relations between themselves and the world they inhabit. Through presentations and gallery visits students will be introduced to artists who exemplify this approach including Guadalupe Maravilla, E.V. Day, Martha Rosler, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Richard Prince, Claes Oldenburg, Robert Smithson and Andy Goldsworthy. By utilizing the facilities in the Making Center, students will continue developing hands-on making skills so everyone in class can build their sculptures or installations with integrity and confidence.

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

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 10:56am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

Topics 3D: SculptureCraft

Spring 2020

Taught By: Joseph Peet

Section: B

CRN: 1953

Credits: 3

In this course we consider why we choose the materials we do to make art. We will consider three ways of dealing with sculpture: the found object, raw materials and hands-on craft. By using the resources of the Making Center, we will merge the craft of construction with meanings conveyed by materials. We will pay attention to the origin, environmental impact, political meaning and physical properties of materials. We will ask if a material has memory or can be infused with magic? This course is focused on a way of building that synthesizes the students’ personal narratives and current events with the hand made.

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

Add/Drop Deadline: February 3, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: April 12, 2020 (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: 10:56am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: TBD

Room: TBD

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

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

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 10:57am 12/6/2019 EST

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

Add/Drop Deadline: September 9, 2019 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 17, 2019 (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: 10:57am 12/6/2019 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 9:00am - 2:40pm

Building: Parsons East 25 E13th

Room: 502

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