2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog 
    
    Oct 15, 2021  
2019-2020 Residential Undergraduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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FND 199 - Foundations Labs


Lab Topics Include: ANALYZING THE ART OF COMICS AND CARTOONS Students learn to critically examine, analyze and demonstrate their understanding of art and design through focused study and examination of a diverse sample of sequential art including comic books, newspaper strips, editorial cartoons and graphic novels. Engaged learners will read deeply and articulate the ways in which elements of story, style, structure, design and composition all contribute to the success or failure of comics. The lab will culminate with a comics-making project in which students will demonstrate their understanding of storytelling through sequential art. MAKING ZINES Zines are magazines, typically self-publications, motivated by a desire for self-expression, not commercial endeavors or profit. Zine making will explore the process of handmade DIY magazines. This Lab will help students develop a burgeoning understanding of how to use text and image to develop content. INTRO TO DIGITAL DRAWING Digital Drawing is a studio based lab in drawing taught using art/drawing focused software. Over the course of the lab students will explore drawing basics while learning introductory skills in Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. Students will use the Wacom Cintiq to explore gesture, mark making, rendering, value, texture, and color. Students will use design language to critique finished drawings in a digital environment. ABSTRACT DRAWING Abstract Drawing is a studio based lab in drawing designed to develop a students skill in and understanding and applying the elements of art and design theory to compose drawings. These drawings will utilize direct observation and composition as a tool to help students compose works that focuses more on expression, gesture, and formal construction with less emphasis on direct observation. PORTRAITURE This lab seeks to develop a students understanding of rending by practicing the skills that are developed through portraiture. In this course student will be exposed to the basic principles used in drawing portraiture with expression through a focus on gesture and composition and introduction to basic anatomy. PRINTMAKING: SILKSCREEN Intro to Printmaking is a lab that introduces the printmaking process of screen-printing. Using examples from historical and contemporary printmaking, students will begin to develop an understanding of the technique and processes for Silkscreen printing. Students will be encouraged to use this knowledge to incorporate print as a means of creative personal expression. THE PHOTOGRAPHERS EYE This lab is based on how different ways photography is used as a language, such as: perception, social identity, documentation, advertising, etc. The class will talk about photographic skills like framing and cropping, color, control of depth of field, and how these things effect what and how we read images. SCREENWRITING This 5-week lab is designed to teach the student the beginning structure of screenwriting and narrative. Over the course of this lab students will discuss and practice act structure, dialogue and narrative within their own mini-scripts. STORYTELLING In our lives, we have all been captivated by a brilliant story. We have all experienced that feeling when, transfixed by a potent narrative, the world around us falls away. Removed from the daily pressures, complaints, and obsessions, we are transported to unchartered realms and deeper states of contemplation, our minds enlivened and senses heightened. Stories not only provide an escape from the mundane, they allow us to find, and understand, our place in the chaotic scrum of contemporary life. In this five-week lab, through taking on the roles of both reader and writer, we will explore the elements of well-crafted storytelling. We will engage in close, in-depth readings of narrative structures, develop an understanding of the fundamental elements of fiction, examine the value of storytelling in art, and improve proficiency in crafting narratives. (1-Credit)



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