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Winter Academic Term 2002 Course Guide

Note: You must establish a session for Winter Academic Term 2002 on wolverineaccess.umich.edu in order to use the link "Check Times, Location, and Availability". Once your session is established, the links will function.

Courses in RC Fine Arts


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Winter Academic Term, 2002 (January 7 - April 26)

Open courses in RC Fine Arts
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Wolverine Access Subject listing for RCARTS

Winter Academic Term '02 Time Schedule for RC Fine Arts.


Most RC courses are open to LS&A students and may be used to meet distribution requirements. In most instances, RC students receive priority for RC course waitlists.


RCARTS 285. Photography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Michael B Hannum (mbh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($100).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

An introduction to the medium of photography from the perspective of the artist. It includes an overview of photography's role in the arts, the development of an understanding of visual literacy and self-expression as they relate to the photographic medium, and the development of basic technical skills in black and white and color photography. A visual emphasis is maintained in both presentation and course work, and the students work with the medium towards a goal of personal expression.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

RCARTS 286. Sculpture.

Section 001 Fibers: Experimental Methods and Materials.

Instructor(s): Ann E Savageau

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($35).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($35).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

The focus of this course is an exploratory, experimental introduction to fiber art. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a variety of contemporary materials and techniques, as well as the more traditional. Processes will include weaving, basketry, felt-making, and surface design, among others. Slide lectures, discussions, preliminary studies, critiques, and field trips will be part of the class experience.

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RCARTS 287. Printmaking.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel L Cressman (larrycre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($50).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($50).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Through practical studio experience, lectures, demonstrations, and collaborative activities the student will be introduced to the art and history of printmaking. The course will focus on creating original prints, exploring images, visual ideas, and the possibilities of self-expression. Emphasis will be placed on linoleum cut, woodblock, and screen printing techniques. Field trips to area museums and gallery exhibitions will be part of the class experience. Approximately eight projects will be assigned. A sketchbook/notebook is required.

Although not required, interested students might consider taking an Arts and Ideas course to complement RCARTS 287. HUMS 318 Critical Approaches to Literature: Figure, Interior, Landscape, would be an excellent choice.

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RCARTS 288. Introduction to Drawing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Joel L Cressman (larrycre@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($40) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Drawing is the most basic of art skills and is at the core of the creative process. It promotes a deep respect for looking and thinking. Whether you are studying to be a visual artist, exploring an interest in art history, or simply appreciate art, drawing can be an enriching experience giving one insight into the creative process and what artists do and have done over time. It is a common denominator for us all at some point in our lives it came naturally. Introduction to Drawing aims to rediscover that natural impulse. We will explore traditional and contemporary approaches with an emphasis on eye/hand coordination and creative expression. Basic techniques and methods will be covered through work with still life, the figure, and the imagination. The goal is to foster confidence and skill in understanding what we see and how to creatively transfer that understanding to the two-dimensional drawing surface.

Although not required, interested students might consider taking an Arts and Ideas course to complement RCARTS 288. HUMS 318 Critical Approaches to Literature: Figure, Interior, Landscape, would be an excellent choice.

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RCARTS 289. Ceramics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan E Crowell (nasus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: (4). (CE). Materials fee ($85).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($85).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This course presents basic problems in forming clay, throwing and handbuilding techniques, testing, preparing and applying glazes, stacking and firing kilns, and operating a ceramics studio. Students are required to learn the complete ceramic process, and the assumption of studio responsibilities and regular class attendance are mandatory. The theory, practice, and history of ceramics are integral parts of this study and are used to encourage individual sensitivity to the material.

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RCARTS 385. Interdisciplinary Photographic Applications.

Section 001 Advanced Photography.

Instructor(s): Michael B Hannum (mbh@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: Arts 285. (4). (Excl). Materials fee ($100).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

Photography 385 is an advanced photography course which addresses the need for individual, interdisciplinary projects using photographic materials and facilities. A series of advanced photographic assignments are presented which develop skills in using large format cameras and negatives, color print materials, studio lights, and holography. They can be modified to support independent study in which individuals develop their own set of interdisciplinary objects. The course is intended to meet both the need for second term skill development in photography and the need to correlate those skills with a student's other academic interests.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 5, Permission of Department

RCARTS 389. Ceramics Theory and Criticism.

Section 001 Advanced Ceramics: Ceramics Studio & Criticism.

Instructor(s): Susan E Crowell (nasus@umich.edu)

Prerequisites & Distribution: RC Arts 289. (4). (CE). Laboratory fee ($85) required.

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Laboratory fee ($85) required.

Course Homepage: No homepage submitted.

This is an upper-level ceramics course which addresses advanced problems in ceramics production and studio practice. While students in lower-level ceramics courses learn basic technical skills and aesthetic concepts, upper-level students work at more sophisticated levels of form and content. The course approaches this development through more advanced formal concerns, technical projects, glaze testing, studio management, and critique. Readings from journals American Ceramics, Ceramic, Art and Perception, and others will enhance our discussions and our understanding of the role of ceramics in twentieth-century art.

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