The Body, Inside Out: Interdisciplinary Studio
This course is suitable for advanced visual-arts students interested in working with the theme of the body in transformative ways and across mediums. This will be a studio course, with in-class work defined by specific assignments meant to provoke students to investigate the body physically, psychologically, emotionally, scientifically, and socially. The body will be our jumping-off point, and students will be asked to explore diverse styles and materials and to think creatively and ambitiously. For context, we will look at depictions of the figure from prehistory through contemporary art. Students will research various artists and styles of art making and present their work in class. Visits to artists’ studios in New York City and visiting artists in class will also provide a foundation and inspiration for our work.