Advanced Visual Arts: 4368 Thurs. 12:30-3:15 John Pomara (ext. 2675) pomara@utdallas.edu Office: 2.110.

Hours: tues-wed. 2:00-5:00 and Fri. 2:00-4:00pm. Course Schedule 1/12 Introduction 1.) Individual goals and objectives. 2.) Text; In the Studio by Judith Richards. 3.) Grading Criteria. 4.) Developing a vision. Sketch book, collage, and personal image bank. Homework assignment 1.; Answer Art Questions #4. To be typed and turned in the following week for discussion. Prepare to discuss your work next week. 5.) Slide lecture1: The Good, Bad, Ugly, and the Born Again; 4 Styles in Picture Making. Class discussion Assignment 1 and turn in reply to Art Questions. Show and discuss ideas for the series of work you wish to explore or bring a work to show the class. Homework assignment. Read from text, on 5-6 artists to discuss in class that you feel a personnel connection to in your work and be prepared to discuss. Slides lecture 2: UTD students from the past 5 years Work in progress. Class discussion on text readings the first part of class. Work in progress. Slide lecture 3 : The Blur in painting and photography and current connections to the computer Gerhard Richter, Ross Bleckner, Michal Rovner, Uta Barth, Thomas Ruff, Richard Patterson, Jeremy Blake, Ansen Seale, Lisa Ruyter, Sara Morris, Benjamin Edwards and others. Evaluation and critique 1. Assignment 2 Work in progress. Field Trip. Richofsky House if available or the Dallas Museum of Art?????????????? Work in progress. Class discussion over reading. Slide Lecture 4 : John Pomara; past - present and its connection to art, theory, and personal touch Homework: Write short Artist Statement (one page). BreakSpring BreakSpring!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Evaluation and critique session 2. Turn in artist statement. Work in progress Slide lecture 5 : Painting as Object or Video: Robert Rauschenberg and Nam June Paik to Damian Hirst, Dan Flaven, Jessica Stockholder, Ashley Bickerton, Jim Hodges, Fabian Marcaccio, Polly Apfelbaum, Anselm Kiefer, Matthew Ritchie, Sarah Sze, Matthew McCaslin, and others. Work in progress. Discussion of Text. Personal best and worst!!!!!! If you have not read the book by then I will hyper implode into a spontaneous radical brain-turn pop test!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! !! ! Work in progress Last class meeting and Critique 3 . Turn in all work The following is subject to change at the discretion of the instructor. So attendance is extremely important. The final two projects could become your own choice with advisement from instructor if work warrants personal development.

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Goals 1. Gain insight into how creating a body of work visually expresses personal, social, or theoretical content. 2. Identify and understand historical works of art and the artists that created them. 3. Develop basic skills and competency in related mediums for personal expression in making a picture whether it is painting, photography, video or ink jet prints. Grading Criteria 1. Attendance. More then two absences affect your grade. Repeated tardiness also lowers grade. 2. Completion of four (minimum) or more works in a series or style. Each work receives a grade. 3. Critique sessions and group evaluations are like major tests. Attendance and participation are graded. 4. Four slide lectures in class and class discussions of text and readings. 90% of your grade. 5. Creative problem solving; concept and application. 6. Quality and consistency. 7. Personal growth in the semester. You receive a grade averaged in with the assignments. 8. Attitude, enthusiasm, inquisitive mind. 9. Additional work besides required assignments count as extra credit, as well as improve your skill and ability. Quality along with quantity are both factors in evaluating final grade. Art requires time in execution Extra credit work is not done the night before or two nights before for that matter. 10. Library use: to research artists and movements to gain a greater visual and conceptual understanding. I am very impressed when I see you researching artists in this fashion. It affects your grade. 11. Attendance on field trip if taken. (See instructor to make other arrangements if there is a conflict). 12. Portfolio; Turn in all assignments and completed work last class day. 10% additional grade An A student : works in an exemplary manner throughout the semester being focused in creative problem solving and its application in a visual way in regards to each assignment or personal development of their own work. Also, reseach of artists that are applicable to their work and going beyond the required 4 assignments, often in the form of an extra work, paper, trip to a museum or research in books and art magazines. (in the library they have Art in America, Artforum, and Art News). Cell Phone Policy: VOICE STREAM SOMEWHERE ELSE. Or let phone record the message. In other words cut off phone in class!!! Oh yes, PLEASE. Room Policy: Clean up after yourself. I am not your mother or your personal janitor. Please have courtesy for your fellow students that you share the room with. Other classes use these facilities besides you. Art making of any kind can be messy. Just clean up after yourself or it can also affect your grade if you continuously leave your mess behind!!! Academic Dishonesty: any cheating, plagiarism, collusion, and falsifying record can result in failing the course. In other words it is ok to receive small amounts of help but paint your own painting!!! Or farm it out and mass- produce it. Incompletes: Student must have completed 70% of coursework and must have a reasonable expectation of completing the course in the specific time period. Disabled Students: policy is outlined in detail on the website and the university catalog. Call Office of Disability Services ext. 6104.

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