ARTS & DESIGN EAMON HUTTON'S SENIOR PROJECT SKETCH FOR HIS DESIGN AND EVENTUAL IMPLEMENTATION OF COA'S TURRETS SEASIDE GARDEN
█ CONSTRUCTING VISUAL NARRATIVE Dru Colbert Course limit: 15 Cost: $85 Narrative: n. & adj. N. a spoken or written account of connected events in order of happening. The practice or art of narration. Adj. in the form of, or concerned with, narration (narrative verse).
█ CERAMICS I Ernie McMullen Course limit: 16 Cost: $85 This course is a mixture of design theory, critique, and actual production of pottery. Class time is divided between hand building, including pinch, coil, and slab techniques, and the fundamentals of wheel thrown pottery. Assignments are occasionally supplemented by in class discussions of the previous week’s work. Six hand built and twenty wheel thrown works are required, with reviews taking place during week five and week ten. Offered every year.
How is meaning shaped by the images we create? In all cultures, throughout time, artists have sought ways to tell stories about far ranging topics — the unknown, the success of a hunt, gods and goddesses, historical events, wars, court tales, biblical themes, social instruction, morals, politics, product promotion, and personal imaginings. Historically, artists have adapted visual storytelling techniques to exploit evolving technology and changing social concerns, from ancient wall markings, tomb inscriptions, scrolls, illuminated manuscripts, pottery decoration, carved totems, pictorial painting, to sequential engraved prints, comic books, graphic novels, graffiti, and the web. In this studio course, students investigate “visual language,” symbolism, and some of the pictorial devices, materials, and techniques employed by artists to tell stories visually — particularly through sequential composition in the graphic arts ranging from the hands-on exploration of ancient wall paintings and low relief carving techniques, through non-press printing techniques such as linocut, image transfer, and potato prints, to collage of found images, xerography, Polaroid print manipulation, digital prints, and synthetic imaging on the computer. Students are encouraged to explore and invent new forms of sequential composition and utilize new or previously unexplored materials or techniques. Concurrent investigations in visual studies focus on meanings created through the use of pictorial devices, signs and symbols, and the creation of narrative structure through repeated image/ duplication, sequential composition, and visual allegory. Students are evaluated on writing assignments, projects, and participation in class activities and discussion. Recommended prerequisites,: Introduction to Arts and Design, or 2D courses in drawing, painting, printmaking, or graphic design, photography, or writing and/or literature courses.
This is the College of the Atlantic Guidebook prospectus for 2014