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ART 246 — Finding Your Vision in Mixed Media

Quarter: Winter
Day(s): Fridays
Course Format: On-campus
Duration: 8 weeks
Date(s): Jan 18—Mar 8
Time: 6:30—9:30 pm
Drop Deadline: Jan 31
Units: 2
Tuition: $600
Instructor(s): Yvette Deas
Limit: 17
Status: Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 8 Fridays, January 18 - March 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
Winter
On-campus
Fridays
6:30—9:30 pm
Date(s)
Jan 18—Mar 8
8 weeks
Drop By
Jan 31
2 Units
Fees
$600
Instructor(s):
Yvette Deas
Limit
17
Open
Please Note: This course has a different schedule than what appears in the print catalogue. The course will meet over 8 Fridays, January 18 - March 8, 6:30 - 9:30 pm.
This course is designed to help artists find their vision by discussing ideas and experimenting with ways to express them artistically. All media are welcome: drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, digital, video, performance, or mixed media. As the course unfolds, students will focus on giving artistic expression to three ideas—mapping, containment, and transmogrification—and use them as jumping-off points to create a fun, free-flowing discussion. We will ask, for example: What is a map? How does a map function? Looking at images of art based on maps will help spark imagination and inspire the work on projects in class. Next, we will consider a “container,” which might be a box, a drawer, or a jar. Is its purpose to restrain or enshrine? Transmogrification opens us to fantasy and the grotesque. What is in your world that you’d like to transform? We will journey together, alert for the magic called “happy accidents.” Beginners can boost skills by experimenting with new art forms and creating work that has meaning. Advanced students will push ideas and strategies, keeping concept central. We will end with a roomful of work that ranges across media, interacting with and exploring the original prompts. The only skills necessary for this course are curiosity and a willingness to experiment.

Students must purchase their own art supplies for this course.

Yvette Deas, Lecturer, Art & Art History, Stanford

Yvette Deas’s work focuses on the idiosyncratic and personal, and the metaphoric potential within the human form. She received an MFA from Stanford, as well as the Centennial Teaching Award. Her work was part of the traveling group exhibition With Liberty and Justice for Some …, most recently exhibited at the Children’s Museum of the Arts in New York. Her “Dissection Series” is on view at Stanford’s Division of Clinical Anatomy

Textbooks for this course:

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