Winter '00 Course Guide

Courses in RC Arts (Division 864)

Winter Term, 2000 (January 5 April 26, 2000)

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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.

RC sections of LS&A Courses

These sections will be letter graded for all students Math 115 Section 110 Analytical Geometry & Calculus. See Math 115.


RC Arts 285. Photography.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Mike Hannum (mbh@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($100).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

This course is 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 students work with the medium towards a goal of personal expression.

Check Times, Location, and Availability Cost: No Data Given. Waitlist Code: 1

RC Arts 286. Sculpture.

Section 001 Fibers: Experimental Methods and Materials.

Instructor(s): Ann Savageau (annelisa@umich.edu)

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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RC Arts 287. Printmaking.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Larry Cressman (larrycre@umich.edu)

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

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($50).

Course Homepage: No Homepage Submitted.

Develops an understanding of the art and history of printmaking through lectures, demonstrations, practical studio experience, and individual and group discussions. 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, wood block, and screenprinting 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. Class attendance is mandatory, as is lab time spent outside the scheduled class period.

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RC Arts 288. Introduction to Drawing.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Larry 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.

The work of drawing is rich and varied. This course will explore the many aspects and various approaches that exist today, both contemporary and historical. Emphasis will be on the eye (seeing) and the hand (doing). Basic techniques and methods will be covered, including work with the figure. Class attendance is mandatory as well as coursework outside the scheduled class time.

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RC Arts 289. Ceramics.

Section 001.

Instructor(s): Susan 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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RC Arts 385. Interdisciplinary Photographic Applications.

Section 001 Advanced Photography

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

Prerequisites & Distribution: Arts 285. (4). (Excl). Materials fee ($90).

Credits: (4).

Lab Fee: Materials fee ($90).

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 semester skill development in photography and the need to correlate those skills with a student's other academic interests.

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RC Arts 389. Ceramics Theory and Criticism.

Section 001 Advanced Ceramics: Ceramics Studio & Criticism

Instructor(s): Susan 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.

RC Arts 389 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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