ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Fall 2020, Section 001 - Representing Wildlife
Instruction Mode: Section 001 is   Hybrid (see other Sections below)
Subject: English Language and Literature (ENGLISH)
Department: LSA English Language & Literature
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Details

Credits:
3
Requirements & Distribution:
HU
Waitlist Capacity:
unlimited
Consent:
With permission of instructor.
Repeatability:
May be repeated for a maximum of 6 credit(s).
Primary Instructor:

Description

In this course, we will investigate the shapes, patterns and forms that occur in Nature and that exist and repeat in the large scale and immense (macro) to the small and diminutive (micro). The first part of the course will focus on drawing and painting fundamentals. Then we will move into plein air landscape painting and field work. You will venture out into your neighborhoods, cities, parks, shores and natural areas. You will collect a variety of natural objects (leaves, shells, pinecones) for further study. If “nature” is not accessible there are easy to find examples in store bought fruits and vegetables, houseplants etc. Towards the end of the term we will explore methods of how to move artwork from representational to abstraction. In addition, we will look to the artwork, research and history of other artists, designers and scientists in this field. We will take a close look at how forms, patterns and shapes (spirals, waves, branches, fractals) repeat and connect in nature and why.

No prior art experience necessary! Basic instruction will be given. At home "studio" work will require some basic art materials, list to be provided. Email instructor with questions or concerns, cabarry@umich.edu

Schedule

ENGLISH 290 - Themes in Language and Literature
Schedule Listing
001 (LEC)
  Hybrid
26609
Open
14
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
002 (LEC)
 Online
28153
Open
14
 
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TuTh 2:30PM - 4:00PM
003 (LEC)
 Online
33671
Closed
0
 
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TuTh 1:00PM - 2:30PM
004 (LEC)
 Online
33660
Open
5
 
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TBA
005 (LEC)
 Online
33662
Open
4
 
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MW 2:30PM - 4:00PM
006 (LEC)
  Hybrid
33566
Closed
0
 
1
MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM
007 (LEC)
 Online
39049
Open
7
 
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MW 10:00AM - 11:30AM

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