Fall 2022

Course Code Title/Instructor Meets
ARTH 108-01 Arts of East Asia
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 108-01. This course introduces students to a selection of objects and sites that elicit new modes of cultural perception and insight into the artistic cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Loosely arranged in a chronological order, each week is devoted to in-depth examination of a different type of object, medium, and format. The diverse mediums (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, prints, painting, calligraphy, photography, performance, and architecture) and the long historical span covered in class will chart how culture traveled within East Asia, and later, globally, as well as each cultures distinctive methods of adaptation over time. Major themes include the relationship between artistic production and sociopolitical and socioeconomic development, cultural exchange, aesthetics, impact of religion, power and authority, gender, and issues of modernity. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as EASN 108. This course introduces students to a selection of objects and sites that elicit new modes of cultural perception and insight into the artistic cultures of China, Korea, and Japan. Loosely arranged in a chronological order, each week is devoted to in-depth examination of a different type of object, medium, and format. The diverse mediums (sculpture, ceramics, metalwork, lacquer, prints, painting, calligraphy, photography, performance, and architecture) and the long historical span covered in class will chart how culture traveled within East Asia, and later, globally, as well as each cultures distinctive methods of adaptation over time. Major themes include the relationship between artistic production and sociopolitical and socioeconomic development, cultural exchange, aesthetics, impact of religion, power and authority, gender, and issues of modernity. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as EASN 108.
10:30 AM-11:45 AM, TR
WEISS 235
ARTH 122-01 Fundamentals of Composition and Drawing
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
Working from observation and using a variety of media, this basic studio drawing course will explore issues common to both representational and non-representational art. This course serves as the foundation to upper-level two-dimensional offerings.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, MW
WEISS 343
ARTH 130-01 Art and Sustainability
Instructor: Amy Boone-McCreesh
Course Description:
This course promotes themes of sustainability and social engagement as the catalyst for artmaking. Primarily investigated through the design and construction of sculptures, installation art or other creative acts, students will explore creative practices exemplified by land art, social practice art, collaborative art, and social sculpture, among others.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, TR
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 205-01 Arts of the African Diaspora: 20th Century
Instructor: Jerry Philogene
Course Description:
Cross-listed with AFST 220-02 and AMST 200-01.This course will provide a survey of the artistic production of visual artists of the African diaspora. The course is structured thematically, concentrating on how race, gender, ethnicity, and sexuality have shaped the work of visual artists who reside in the US, Europe, and the Caribbean. Specifically, the course will situate works of art, visual practices, and artistic styles within their social, political, historical, and cultural contexts and significance. Areas of exploration will include figurative, representational, conceptual, and abstract art that focus on the body, racial and gender expression and representation, and portraiture and self-representation. Artists such as Edmonia Lewis, James Van der Zee, Jacob Lawrence, Romare Bearden, Jean-Michel Basquiat, Lorna Simpson, David Hammons, Carrie Mae Weems, Kara Walker, Fred Wilson, Flix Gonzlez-Torres, Ana Mendieta, and Ebony Patterson, among others, will be discussed.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
ALTHSE 106
ARTH 206-01 Museum Studies
Instructor: Anne Monahan
Course Description:
Cross-listed with ARCH 206-01. Introduces students to the history, role, nature, and administration of museums. It examines the emergence and development of museums and the political, social, and ethical issues that they face. Case studies include: government funding of the arts, the lure and trap of the blockbuster, T-Rex "Sue", the Nazi Entartete Kunst exhibition, the Enola Gay exhibition, war memorials, the Holocaust Museum, public sculpture, conservation, museum architecture, auction houses, and the repatriation of cultural property. This course is open to all students and is especially relevant to those studying the fine arts, anthropology, archaeology, history, American studies, and public policy. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 206. Offered every two years. Introduces students to the history, role, nature, and administration of museums. It examines the emergence and development of museums and the political, social, and ethical issues that they face. Case studies include: government funding of the arts, the lure and trap of the blockbuster, T-Rex "Sue", the Nazi Entartete Kunst exhibition, the Enola Gay exhibition, war memorials, the Holocaust Museum, public sculpture, conservation, museum architecture, auction houses, and the repatriation of cultural property. This course is open to all students and is especially relevant to those studying the fine arts, anthropology, archaeology, history, American studies, and public policy. This course is cross-listed as ARCH 206. Offered every two years.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, MR
TOME 115
ARTH 209-01 The Japanese Woodblock Print
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
Cross-listed with EASN 209-01. This course provides a thorough introduction to the woodblock print Japans most celebrated artistic mediumfrom its emergence in the mid-17th century to the modern era. Technical developments, major genres, and master designers are explored within the context of the prints relationship to the urban culture of early modern and modern Japan. Topics including censorship, theatricality, the representation of war, nationalism, and Japonisme. Special emphasis is placed on an examination of habits of pictorial representation and protocols of viewing unique to the Japanese print medium. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as EASN 209. This course provides a thorough introduction to the woodblock print Japans most celebrated artistic mediumfrom its emergence in the mid-17th century to the modern era. Technical developments, major genres, and master designers are explored within the context of the prints relationship to the urban culture of early modern and modern Japan. Topics including censorship, theatricality, the representation of war, nationalism, and Japonisme. Special emphasis is placed on an examination of habits of pictorial representation and protocols of viewing unique to the Japanese print medium. Lectures are supplemented by viewing sessions in the Trout Gallery.This course is cross-listed as EASN 209.
01:30 PM-02:45 PM, TF
WEISS 235
ARTH 221-01 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-04. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, TR
GDYRST 101
ARTH 221-02 Introduction to Photography
Instructor: Andy Bale
Course Description:
Cross-listed with FMST 220-05. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing. An entry-level course in black-and-white photography emphasizing theory, history, and practice. Students learn how to create images, use cameras, develop film and make prints using conventional darkroom processes. Students will also be introduced to Photoshop as well as the basics of scanning and digital printing.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST 101
ARTH 227-01 Fundamentals of Painting
Instructor: Eleanor Conover
Course Description:
A basic studio course exploring the techniques, practices and history of painting and theories of color. Working from observation, subject matter will range from still-life and landscape to architecture and the figure. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
09:30 AM-11:29 AM, TR
WEISS 342
ARTH 321-01 Advanced Drawing
Instructor: Todd Arsenault
Course Description:
A studio course to explore further, those issues covered in 122, but focusing on the creation of light and space. Landscape, architecture, still-life and the model will serve as subject matter. A large variety of media will be used, including pastel, monotype, ink, acrylic paint and charcoal. Prerequisite: 122 or permission of the instructor.
03:30 PM-05:29 PM, TR
GDYRST UPST
ARTH 360-01 Explorations in Materials and Space
Instructor: Amy Boone-McCreesh
Course Description:
Students will explore a variety of artistic materials and processes with an emphasis on activating three-dimensional spaces. The exploration of forms and repetitive systems will be combined with introductory exposure to concepts of site-specific artworks, also known as installation art. Students will have the opportunity to work both independently and collaboratively throughout the semester. In addition to learning about materials and techniques, this course is meant to encourage critical analysis and abstract reasoning while underscoring the interdisciplinary connections between the arts with the breadth of college offerings in the humanities and sciences.
01:30 PM-03:29 PM, TR
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 407-01 Art History Senior Seminar
Instructor: Wei Ren
Course Description:
An intensive seminar wherein students conduct original research on selected works of art as part of curating a formal, public exhibition in The Trout Gallery. Research is directed towards interpretive essays that go through multiple writing revisions, resulting in a publishedexhibition catalogue edited by the seminar faculty member and Trout Gallery Staff, and designed by Dickinson College Design Services Staff. Students work collaboratively as curators and contributors to the catalogue, and undertake a professional-level experience, most often reserved for graduate study or museum professionals. All of the senior majors' art historical knowledge and critical skills will be put to use in the Senior Seminar with the goal of further refining their ability to conduct advanced research and formal, polished writing.Prerequisite: Senior Art History majors only.
03:00 PM-04:15 PM, MR
WEISS 219
ARTH 410-01 Senior Studio Seminar, Part 1
Instructor: Eleanor Conover
Course Description:
The first in a two-course sequence required for senior studio art majors. Critiques of students' work will include examination of timely topics in the visual arts and the relationship of the artist to society. Critiques, selected critical readings, museum visits and visiting artists will provide the basis for discussion. Prerequisite: Majors only or permission of instructor. Co-requisite: One studio course.
01:30 PM-04:30 PM, W
GDYRST DOWN
ARTH 500-01 Advanced Wheel and Glaze
Instructor: Rachel Eng
Course Description: