Mount Saint Mary College
Studio Art: Modern Approach to Making Art
Course Number: ART 4016 Credits: 3
Course Title: Studio Art: Modern Approach to Making Art
Professor: Gary Jacketti
Office Hours: Monday, Wednesday before or after class
Class Times: Monday/Wednesday 5:15 to 6:40
Course Outcomes: The objective of this course is to investigate the development of personal expression through a variety of mediums. The course will examine the importance and impact of media on works of art. The students will consider and utilize the various media and techniques employed by artists through history. The student will be challenged to implement, experiment and devise new and unexplored media in contemporary art.
Grading and Evaluation
Students will need to complete 2 major projects. They will also present accompanying studies and intellectual research to substantiate these projects. Attendance is mandatory. Three unexcused missed classes will result in the dropping of the letter grade by 1, 5 absences the grade will be lowered by 2. I will evaluate the content as follows:
Mid-Term Project 30%
Social Media 15%
Related Studies 25%
Culminating Final Project 30%
Division of Arts and Letters Grading Policy
You will be responsible for a weekly social media post. It may be assigned or can be related to your personal avenue of expression. Historical and contemporary artists should be used as influence and inspiration.
Your finished major projectss will be looked at and discussed critically with your peers. Attendance and participation is mandatory. This is one of the most important tools artists use to help reflect and improve their work. I will be available for one private critique for each project to be scheduled during the semester.
Minor Works and Studies
These studies will consume a great amount of studio time during the semester. They will be used to explore and solidify aesthetic thoughts and processes related to the final 2 major projects.
Mid Term and Final Project
These projects will be of the students choice and the student should give thoughtful consideration to them. They will take a longer period of time to complete than the minor works and studies
Presentation of concept for mid-term project
Week 6 and 7
Personal Critiques for midterm project
Mid Term Critique
Presentation of concept for final project
Week 13 and 14
Personal Critiques for final painting