Month: January 2017

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.…

Art 340, Introduction and Syllabus

Welcome to Art 340, Intermediate Painting.  This semester we are going to investigate contemporary painting practices and theory. We are also going to dive into the concepts of digital identity and scholarship and how they apply to us as makers. We will explore direct and indirect…