Advanced Studio Practices: Painting
- Instructor: Andrew Smaldone
- Department: Fine Arts
- Area: Painting and Drawing
- Credit Hours: 3, Contact Hours: 90
- Course Number (SRISA): SART 4203
- Course Number (Maryville University): ART 416
- Prerequisite: TBA
In this advanced studio art course students will focus on learning what it means to be a contemporary artist. While all art media may be explored throughout the course, painting techniques will be the focus of the students' body of work. Professors will introduce prompts to students as a means to encourage them to think conceptually about their work. Practitioners will ultimately be required to push their artwork to a high degree of resolution by assessing and contextually clarifying how their work addresses the contemporary artistic landscape. Studio work will be augmented by readings meant to provide further investigative material in relation to cultural production. At the end of the semester students will be expected to have understood what it means to be a working studio artist and to take this knowledge with them into the real world.
This course is intended for advanced arts students. Students must submit a portfolio of at least 10 slides of recent artwork and list of studio art courses they have taken in college.