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Mixed Media:Contemp. Fusion

This mixed media studio course is geared to students interested in experimenting with a variety of art materials and combining photo imagery with the transparent textures of paint and layering techniques. A variety of media and processes will be used: water-soluble pencils and crayons, acrylic paints, inks, collage layering of textured papers from vintage magazines and books, photo transfers, and digital prints. Students create stand-alone art works that can be scanned and incorporated into digital platforms. A computer lab will be available for students to scan one of their pieces to be printed in large format. Students select one of their pieces to be scanned, digitally manipulated, and then printed on a large-format printer, enabling each student to experience his or her studio work as a large-scale print. Prerequisites: none.

Mar 09 - Apr 20
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Spring 2019
CRN 5229
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What you will learn
  • Will have the knowledge of several art historical art movements that used collage mixed media processes. Students apply this understanding to their own work and to the interpretation of contemporary art in the galleries and museums.
  • Understand the relationship of hand-made work that uses the juxtaposition of imagery and its relationship to analogous concepts in digital media.
  • Recognize visual design principals in the everyday environment. Students will know how to use their finished work on other digital platforms.
  • Through experiential work with mixed media processes, students are able to apply this knowledge of mediums and art materials to visual concepts and composition.
  • Translate subjective experiences into compositions that unify diverse materials into visual narratives.
  • Develop a practice of making work that enables the student to work on her/his own.
  • Enhanced knowledge of composition applied to other design work.
  • Will have a thorough understanding of mediums and the application of diverse to create structurally sound, archival, mixed media collage works.
  • Understand the use of composition, basic color theory and spatial relationships in mixed media work while developing their own personal expression.
  • Identify visual resources for continued inspiration for their ongoing mixed media collage practice by combining studio processes with digital transfers and imagery.
  • Use qualitative and quantitative research techniques to discover innovative visual imagery
  • Have the ability to articulate visual principles and concepts during group critiques and develop verbal and visual presentation skills.
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