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Painting: 3369. Fri. 9:30-12:15 John Pomara (ext. 2675) Office: 2.110. Hours: tues-wed.

2:00-5:00 and Fri. 2:00-4:00pm. Course Schedule 8/19 Introduction 1.) Individual goals and objectives. 2.) Grading criteria. 3.) Slide lecture: Profile of artists; Personal Content, Meaning, and Symbols. 4.) Developing a vision. Sketch book, collage, and personal image bank. Homework. Make a list of five artists you love. Focus on favorite and bring a book from the library for class discussion. Preferably modern to contemporary. Write short paper (typed) on one of the paintings in the exhibition, “Space-invaders”. Class discussion of artists. Assignment 1. Autobiographical Inner and Outer self-portrait using diptych (two canvases) or cropped insert as narrative or other means. Homework: create 5 collage images as shown in class. Canvas 24”x30” in. minimum if You do cropped insert. If you do a diptych, canvases can be smaller. Slide lecture: Rosenquest, Salle, Fischl, Clemente, Koons, and others. Work in progress. Work in progress. Evaluation and critique. Assignment 2. Altered states with Computer Imaging, or reconstructing a photo image to be abstracted, mutated, or morphed into something else. Class demonstration with computer and using projectors. Slide lecture: Degas to Lisa Ruyter. Photograpghy-Computer. Homework: find 5 photo sources of faces to scan into the computer to alter. Five images evaluated and chosen image scanned. Canvas 30”x24” or larger. Work in progress. Teacher will travel to Marfa for “space-invaders exhibition. Work in progress. Evaluation and Critique of assignment 2. Assignment 3: Painting with word play. Image and Text combinations to create visual narrative. Demo and handout in class. Slide lecture; Painting with Text: Pop to Present. Partick Caulfield, Ellsworth Kelly, Al Held, Christopher Wool, Sara Morris, Amy Sillman, Peter Davies, Barbara Kruger etc. Homework; Visually create 3photo-images based on word combinations Field Trip. Dallas Museum of Art to meet visiting artist Charline von Heyl and view her work in the Concentrations Exhibition curated by Suzanne Weaver. Work in progress. Work in progress. Field Trip to the Dallas Museum of Art??? Evaluation and Critique of assignment 3. Assignment 4.Hybrib small painting Slide lecture. Painting as Object: Robert Rauschenberg to Damian Hirst, Jessica Stockholder, Ashley Bickerton, Jim Hodges, Fabian Marcaccio, Polly Apfelbaum, Anselm Kiefer, and others. Assignment 4; Small hybrid painting discussed. Thanksgiving holiday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!YESYESYESYESYERSYESYES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Last class meeting. Final Critique. Turn in all work.


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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.

Goals 1. Gain insight into how a painting 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 painting and related mediums for personal expression. Grading Criteria 1. Attendance. More then two absences affect your grade. Repeated tardiness also lowers grade. 2. Completion of four paintings (minimum). Each painting receives a grade. 3. Critique sessions and group evaluations are like major tests. Attendance and participation are graded. 4. Four slide lectures in class that explain each assignment are not repeated. Attendance important to grasp painting objectives. 90% of your grade. 4. Class discussions and paper: Over assigned books or reading handouts. Group participation. 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 painting ability. Quality along with quantity are both factors in evaluating final grade. Paintings require time in execution Extra credit paintings are 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 trips 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: Shows some Passion, Excitement and Personal Connection to Life and your Work!!! 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 your work and going beyond the required 4 painting assignments, often in the form of a paper, trip to a museum or research in books and art magazines. (in the library they have Art in America, Artforum, and Art News). No More Course Fees: There are no more free handouts each student pays travel to Asel Art Supply at 75 and Beltline and pick out materials of your choice. Show id. Remind them of your 20% student discount. Or, try our Campus Bookstore. Cell Phone Policy: VOICE STREAM SOMEWHERE ELSE. Or let phone record the message. In other words cut off phone in class!!! 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. Painting 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 !!! 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.