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ART 98 W — Explorations in Mixed Media: Unleashing Creativity through Daily Practice

Quarter: Fall
Course Format: Flex Online (About Formats)
Duration: 5 weeks
Date(s): Sep 26—Oct 28
Refund Deadline: Sep 29
Unit: 1
Grade Restriction: No letter grade
Tuition: $370
Instructor(s): Michael Azgour
Limit: 65
Class Recording Available: Yes
Status: Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
 
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Fall
Flex Online(About Formats)
Date(s)
Sep 26—Oct 28
5 weeks
Refund Date
Sep 29
1 Unit
Fees
$370
Grade Restriction
No letter grade
Instructor(s):
Michael Azgour
Limit
65
Recording
Yes
Registration opens Aug 22, 8:30 am (PT)
DOWNLOAD THE SYLLABUS » (subject to change)
This course is designed for students of all levels who want to enrich themselves by having a creative art practice in their daily lives. Unlike a traditional art studio course, this five-week intensive will guide students through daily exercises in which the focus is spending more time making and less time analyzing. By experimenting with mixed media in nontraditional ways, students will turn their attention toward engaging the creative process instead of seeking to master a specific medium. Daily prompts will offer students guided explorations using a variety of media, including graphite, felt-tip pen, ink, acrylic paint, photography, and collage.

Each experiment is intended to be completed in a short sitting, although students are free to dedicate as much time as they feel is necessary and may complete exercises whenever it’s most convenient for them. An optional project will enable students to focus on a single topic and develop it further. Students will have the opportunity to share their results with the rest of the class and the instructor for feedback if they wish.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course and can expect to spend an additional $35–$50 on these materials. Because of the higher enrollment compared with a traditional art studio course, students will not receive instructor feedback on daily posts.

MICHAEL AZGOUR
Artist; Lecturer, Architectural Design Program, Stanford

Michael Azgour is a contemporary figurative artist whose paintings contemplate the space between perception and reality. His paintings have been exhibited in galleries and museums in the US, Europe, and Asia. His work can be viewed at azgour.com.

Textbooks for this course:

There are no required textbooks; however, some fee-based online readings may be assigned.