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Summer 2020 at the School of Art

Student using colored pencils to draw oranges in a blue bowl

All Summer One classes will be online. Stay tuned for Summer Two announcements.

For information, contact School of Art advisor Linda Rumbelow.

Non-Major Undergraduate only: No prerequisites

Art as a Way of Life

ART 1309 Art Appreciation, Summer 1
Take a journey into the world's most fascinating artistic and architectural developments. Learn about a wide variety of Western and non-Western artists, periods, and styles. Examine the greatest achievements of distant and present civilizations through the lens of their arts and crafts. This course will enable you to understand visual art—one of humanity's most creative forms of expression—and to recognize how artworks reflect wider cultural phenomena.
Instructors: Natalie Hegert and Bryan Wheeler (two sections)

ART 1309 Art Appreciation, Summer 2
Take a journey into the world's most fascinating artistic and architectural developments. Learn about a wide variety of Western and non-Western artists, periods, and styles. Examine the greatest achievements of distant and present civilizations through the lens of their arts and crafts. This course will enable you to understand visual art—one of humanity's most creative forms of expression—and to recognize how artworks reflect wider cultural phenomena.
Instructors: Kate Peaslee and Maia Toteva (two sections)

Non-Major and Major Undergraduate: No prerequisites for non-majors

Drawing within Reach

ART 1303 Drawing 1, Summer 1
Drawing is power! Drawing helps you to see and understand the world around you. This course will help you to interpret the world and put it back down on paper.
Instructor: Sahar Fattahi

ART 2304 Drawing II, Summer 2
Drawing at the next level. This course builds upon the skills learned in ART 1303 to refine and advance your abilities.
Instructor: Sahar Fattahi

Photography for All of Us

ART 3325 Beginning Photographic Arts, Summer 1
An introduction to photography for anyone who is interested in making photographs. Covers camera technique, including iPhone and DSLR shooting, lighting, editing, and conceptual development.
Instructor: Professor Robin Germany 

+ ART 5326 Graduate Photography

Intense and Involved

Water Media – On Paper and Canvas

ART 3321 Beginning Painting: Water Media, Summer 1
This course will be an introduction to painting concepts and techniques with designated sections for water media. The course is an intensive studio investigation in water-based painting skills and materials: their properties, processes, context, and their involvement in the student's personal creative growth. The majority of class periods will be spent in a one-on-one basis with individuals working and the instructor circulating. At various times, the class will have small and large group critiques, discussions, and presentations.
Instructor: Sahar Fattahi

Renaissance Art: Art & Life in 15th-Century Florence

ARTH 4340 The Art of the Renaissance, Summer 1
The course introduces students to culture in 15th-century Florence, within which patrons and artists developed distinctive means of expressing ideas and values that we characterize as Renaissance art. Individual works are presented in the context of themes and issues, rather than as a series of artists' biographies. Knowledge of these representative themes, in turn, offers the means to explore works of art in terms of relationships to such factors as religious ideology; patrons' concerns and artists' interests; humanism, civic identity, and religion; interplay between "scientific" attitudes and emergent art theory; and issues of gender.
Instructor: Dr. Brian Steele 

Study in Marfa and Lubbock: Graduate

Art, Place, and Story (Marfa and Lubbock/ Or Online), July 13-July 19

ART 5360: Place-Conscious Art and Education: Wandering, Encountering, Dwelling
This class centers on the concept of narrating spaces using such methods of inquiry as wandering, encountering, and dwelling, and the art forms of painting, ceramics, photography, writing, and storytelling. We will ask how you might write about your spaces, or physically deploy narratives within your spaces using creative modes of representation to reconfigure our engagement with them. Space should not be understood as a static fixture in isolation from those who inhabit it, but one in which mind, body, objects, and terrain shape each other. Movements, behaviors, poses, rituals, and visual technologies catch the attention and interaction of the traveler, offering alternative thoughts on the use and meaning of spaces. The process of encountering different bodies and objects as one wanders and dwells is relational and inscribes meanings to spaces.

Participants in the course will, furthermore, have opportunities to visit the Chinati Foundation, hear talks, discuss, and write about art and curriculum, and work with artists in Marfa and Lubbock. These investigations will expand participants' understanding of art and its significance to an integrated comprehensive curriculum that facilitates cross-disciplinary inquiry.
Instructor: Dr. Rina Little