Series Project Proposal

Art 340, Final Series Project: The second half of the course will be spent developing a small body of work.  You will complete three painting projects, all related through concept and approach. Consider: What ties an artist’s body of work together? For instance, Kahinde Wiley paints the…

“Dear Data” Paintings

This assignment, in which we will use painting to illustrate our personal data, is inspired by the Dear Data project created by Georgia Lupi and Stefanie Posavec. Process: Read through the book, Dear Data, located in the painting studio and on the reserve shelf in the…

Creating a Large Work Out of Smaller Parts

  The objectives of this project are to to create one large work out of smaller, individual pieces, to pay careful attention to craft and to fully execute a complex visual problem, from concept to presentation. Supplies are due in class by Tuesday, Feb. 21, 10 a.m.  They include prepared…

Photographing and Editing Images of Your Work

Since hiring someone to photograph your work can be very expensive it’s helpful to develop a basic skill set in this area. The easiest way to photograph paintings is in natural light. A slightly overcast day works really well.  I take my paintings outside or photograph them in a…

Your Domain

Please post a link to your site in the comment section below by end of day on Thursday, Feb. 9.  Can’t wait to see your sites!    

Self-Portrait

In connection with the Domain of One’s Own project, we are going to explore digital identity through several painting projects this semester. How do our roles as makers, when we work with a traditional medium like painting, intersect with our digital identities?  Are digital spaces viewed as…

Critique

To get started thinking about critique this semester watch the video above of a critique in in undergraduate painting class at Cooper Union. Think about how you would like to show up for critique this semester, with your own work and in response to work made by…

Constructing a Cradled Panel

The first project we will complete this semester is the construction of a cradled panel.  Hardwood is a great painting surface but it tends to warp if left unsupported.  Supporting the painting surface with a cradle prevents this from happening.   To build the panels you…

Choosing a Domain Name

Domain of One’s Own is an initiative that was pioneered by the University of Mary Washington and is now being applied at many other colleges and universities.  Professor Ries, Professor Pirman and I are initiating a small version of the project at SNC this semester with three art…

Painting Supplies

You will customize your supply kit this semester.  You might decided to work with water-based media instead of, or in addition to, oil paint.  Or, maybe you’ll do some stencil work with spray paint or experiment with non-traditional paint media such as coffee, tea or plant-based dyes.…