Five College Consortium

The Practice of Art

Subject Name: 

Art & the History of Art

Course Number: 
Amherst College

An introduction to two-dimensional and three-dimensional studio disciplines with related lectures and readings. Historical and contemporary references will be used throughout the course to enhance and increase the student’s understanding of the visual vocabulary of art. How the comprehension of differing visual practices directly relates to personal investigations and interpretations within the covered disciplines of drawing, sculpture, painting, photography and printmaking. This includes applying elements of composition, weight, line, value, perspective, form, spatial concerns, color theory and graphics. Work will be developed from exercises based on direct observation and memory, realism and abstraction. Formal and conceptual concerns will be an integral aspect of the development of studio work. Class time will be a balance of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, discussions and critiques. Weekly homework assignments will consist of studio work and reading assignments. Two two-hour class sessions per week. No prior studio experience is required.

Not open to students who have taken ARHA 111 or 215. Limited to 25 students. Spring semester. Resident Artist Gloman.

Instructor Permission: 
Permission is required for interchange registration during all registration periods.
Schedule #: 

Course Sections

The Practice of Art
Sect # Credits Instructor(s) Instructor Email Meeting Times Location
01 4.0

David Gloman

MW 09:00AM-11:00AM

FAYE 101