This course investigates the processes found in traditional and contemporary practices of furniture making, specifically with wood as a material. The course will cover the use of power tools and hand tools as well as lumber structure, wood species, wood movement, and joinery techniques. Students will engage in a number of technical exercises leading up to the creation of finished works.
This course deals with the basics of painting using traditional media and experimental techniques in which color and composition problems will be assigned. A broad range of approaches and styles are addressed, and one’s personal creative development will be emphasized. Prerequisite: ART115 or 117 or permission of instructor
This advanced painting course further explores composition and painting techniques while moving toward a greater independence and personal development for the student. Prerequisite: ART331 or permission of instructor.
This course offers theoretical and practical takes on curating and curatorial practices in relation to contemporary art and makes full use of the collection and facilities at The Galleries at Georgetown College, as well as the scheduled exhibitions. The course investigates the relationship between art and curatorial practices, mainly from the perspective of the museum/gallery, but also with reference to curating outside the frame of an educational institution.
This course provides the opportunity to investigate a topic of interest at the advanced level in either the art studio or art history track. The course is open to all students and may be counted toward an art major or minor. Topics are announced at advanced registration and may occur only once or on occasion. Students may repeat this course if the topics differ. Prerequisites may apply; please consult instructor.
The study of a special topic in art history or art theory using the one-on-one tutorial method of instruction adapted from humanities courses at the University of Oxford, one of the leading universities in the world. The course is required as preparation for students interested in pursuing study in art history through the Oxford Program at Georgetown College. Please consult the art department chair for current offerings. Prerequisite: one course in art and permission of the instructor.
Typically taken during a student’s junior year, this course provides the opportunity to pursue an individualized topic of interest in the area of art studio or art history. This course will consist of formal and informal critiques of independent projects, as well as the development of conceptual writing for supporting documentation of personal work. This course serves as an opportunity for students to produce and present independent work in the context of a group with critical feedback and insights.
This course serves as an introduction to the concepts, methods, and issues in art history and art criticism. Students will explore several art historical methods before intensively examining a work or series of works firsthand. In consultation with instructor, students may choose to research a work(s) of art in the GC Archives, Permanent Collection, or Jacobs Gallery. Prerequisite: one course in art history or junior standing.
The student will provide a statement of goals to the instructor who will act in an advisory capacity. Independent thinking and technical development are emphasized.
Students may select any art studio medium or art history topic for research and development. For each hour of credit, a student must complete 45 contact hours. Students must consult with faculty for application and approval in the semester prior to taking the course. They must complete paperwork as well as seek approval from the Office of the Provost. This course may be repeated.
Students may undertake professional involvement in a studio, gallery, collection, archive, organization, or company as a means of preparing for a career goal or further studies in the visual arts. For each hour of credit, a student must complete 50 contact hours. Students must consult with faculty for application and approval in the semester prior to taking the course. They must complete paperwork and register with the Center for Calling and Career. This course may be repeated.
Typically required during a student’s senior year, this course provides the opportunity to pursue an individualized topic of interest in the area of art studio or art history. This course will consist of formal and informal critiques of independent projects, as well as the development of conceptual writing for supporting documentation of personal work. This course serves is a prerequisite to ART495 Senior Thesis, keeping majors on track and accustomed to the process of producing and presenting independent work.