Thursday, October 23, 2014

Student Art Reception, October 28 at 10am

Join us next Tuesday, October 28 from 10-11am for an art reception in the 2nd floor lobby of the Armacost Library. The artists are students from Professor RenĂ©e Azenaro's ART 132: Two-Dimensional Design and ART 145:  Introduction to Sculpture, and are an assortment of art majors and non-art majors.

I've been attending the last several receptions and have always valued the time I've had to talk with the students. I'll ask them about the decisions they've made, the challenges they've faced, how they responded to those challenges, what they learned about themselves and art in general. The students are open and thoughtful in their responses, and these conversations are quite educational for both myself and the artists who take the opportunity to think and reflect on their learning experiences.

In ART 132:  Two-Dimensional Design, students learn to design with picture-plane using the principles and elements of design. Designs are developed through learned skills in line, shape, texture, color and value; while learning to create well-developed designs with unity and variety, balance, scale and proportion within a composition.

In ART 145:  Introduction to Sculpture, students were tasked to create a planar sculpture for their first assignment. Students cast and carved plaster sculptures with several goals in mind

  • to learn to cast plaster keeping the integrity of the material so as to be able to carve a blank form and create a single sculpture of well developed planes
  • to make a piece considering the relationship of forms as they develop around the sculpture, and
  • to work towards excellent craftsmanship.  

If you have a moment, please stop by and join us!

Paige Mann
Physical Sciences Librarian

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