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Published by the Fine Art Department and Art Center College of Design, with editorial and curatorial direction by Fine Art Chair Laurence Dreiband, Fine Art at Art Center is a uniqueand artfulpresentation of course posters that reflect the range of our innovative Fine Art curriculuma curriculum that continuously reconsiders what art has been historically and suggests possibilities for what it may become. The book also conveys information about our faculty and notable alumni, and has first-hand testimonials from our diverse and ambitious students. Finally, the book identifies what it means to find success as an artist and the types of opportunities that await an Art Center graduate.

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  • AT ART CENTER

  • AT ART CENTER

  • 4 SECTION TITLE

  • FINE ARTAT ART CENTER

    6 WhyStudyFineArtatArtCenter?

    9 CHOICE 13 CRAFTSMANSHIP:THESATISFACTIONOFMAKINGTHINGSWELL

    13 ONE-ON-ONEFACULTYMENTORS:PERSONALTEACHING

    16 THIRDANDFIFTHTERMREVIEWS,SENIORPROJECTS

    21 CoreFineArtFaculty

    45 Faculty

    49 VisitingArtists

    61 Facilities

    66 ON-CAMPUSSTUDENTSTUDIOS 69 ALYCEDEROULETWILLIAMSONGALLERY

    77 LosAngeles:InternationalArtCapital

    80 InnovativeCurriculum

    89 MAKINGMEANING

    96 TDS:TRANSDISCIPLINARYSTUDIOS

    102 FINEARTSTUDYABROAD

    107 StudentPortfoliosandTestimonials

    147 ArtCenterAlumniMakingFineArt

    152 PreparingforaLifeinArt

  • 6 INTRODUCTION

    WHY STUDY FINE ART AT ART CENTER?

    Intodaysglobalculture,theroleoftheartistismorevitalthanever.Arttranscendslanguage,addressessocialcon-cerns,expressessharedemotions,redefinesplay,challengesprevailingvalues,thoughtfullyentertainsand,fromtimetotime,becomesamasterpiece.

    Arttodayisalsooftenasmuchabouttheproductionofknowledgeasitisaboutthevisualformalaesthetic.ThatisjustoneofthereasonswhyinArtCenterCollegeofDesignsFineArtprogramweencourageourstudentstoseeartasnotjustapurelyexpressivepursuit,butalsoasanintellectualinquiry.

    Ourprogramemphasizesthecreative,conceptualandtechni-calgrowthoftheindividualartistthroughacomprehensiveexplorationofallgenrespainting,photography,sculpture,installationandexperimentalfilmandvideo.Wevedesignedtheprogramtoprovideanenvironmentthatstimulatesthemind,nurturesindividualwork,respectsdiversityandmaxi-mizesourstudentsparticularabilitiesandpotentialtohelpthemdiscovertheircreativeidentity.

    Itisanexpeditionconductedbyawell-respectedfaculty,comprisedofactiveandaccomplishedartistswhoshareboththeirinsightsandtheirdedicationtoinspire.Andbecauseweareapartofwhatisarguablythemostvitalandinnovativedesignschoolinthecountry,ourstudentshaveunparal-leledaccesstonotableprofessionals,sophisticatedindustrialshops,cutting-edgecomputerlabs,avastartlibraryandanarrayofworkshopsnottypicallyavailabletofineartstudents.

    ArtCentersflexible,interdisciplinaryprogrammingallowsFineArtstudentstotakeclassesandworkwithfacultyfromtheCollegesvariousappliedartanddesigndepartmentsincludingIllustration,Film,GraphicDesignandPhotography

  • FINE ART AT ART CENTER 7

    andImaging.Theseopportunitieshelpourstudentsindi-vidualizetheirworkandacquirepracticalskillsnecessaryforworkinginrelatedprofessionsskillsthatcanhelpprovidefinancialsecurityinuncertaintimes.

    Inthefollowingpages,youwillfindcoursepostersthatreflecttherangeofourinnovativeFineArtcurriculumacurriculumthatcontinuouslyreconsiderswhatarthasbeenhistoricallyandsuggestspossibilitiesforwhatitcanbecome.Youwilllearnaboutourfacultyandnotablealumni,andreadfirst-handtestimonialsfromourdiverseandambitiousstudents.Finally,youwilllearnwhatitmeanstofindsuccessasanartistandthetypesofopportunitiesthatawaitanArtCentergraduate.

    ArtCenterCollegeofDesignismorethansimplyanartschool.Itcanbeyourpathtovisualintelligenceandself-discovery.Andforthemotivatedstudent,itcanbeajourneyinwhichtheinterplayoftheeye,handandmindreleasethewonderoftheimagination.

    LaurenceDreibandChair, Fine Art Department

  • 8 SECTION TITLE

  • WHY STUDY FINE ART AT ART CENTER?

    1. ChoiceTHREE FINE ART CURRICULUMSArt Center offers its Fine Art students a choice of three different tracks. Flexible programming, along with personal mentoring and guidance from the Department Chair, can provide an opportunity for a customized course of study. For example, students in the Core Track can structure a sequence of classes that combine specific interests such as video and installation or painting and digital photography.

  • SHORT PAGE

    TERM 1

    Rethinking Art

    Design 1

    Materials: Art and Design

    Drawing Concepts 1

    Writing Studio

    TERM 2

    Introduction to Modernism

    Design 2

    Digital Design 1

    Studies in Contemporary Sculpture

    Drawing as Process

    Painting Strategies

    One-on-One

    TERM 3

    Critical Practice 1

    Installation Concepts

    Art: Structures and Systems

    Basics of Photography

    One-on-One

    History of Art 1, 2 or 3

    TERM 4

    Critical Practice 2

    Language of the Moving Image

    History of Art 1, 2 or 3

    Studio Practice

    Visiting Artist Workshop or

    Dialogues with Visiting Artists

    TERM 5

    Readings in Fine Art

    Studio Visits

    Transdisciplinary Studies

    Fifth Term Review

    TERM 6

    Visiting Artist Workshop or

    Dialogues with Visiting Artists

    Writing About Art

    TERM 7

    Professional Practice

    Fine Art Seminar

    Senior Projects 1

    TERM 8

    Senior Projects 2

    FINE ART CORE TRACK

    The Fine Art Core Track, the most open program, emphasizes the creative, conceptual and technical growth of the individual artist through an exploration of multiple mediums: painting, photography, sculpture, installation and experimental film/video. After a rigorous foundation curriculum and an introduction to a diversity of art genres, students pursue a sequence of core classes with occasions for interdisciplinary electives.

  • SHORT PAGE

    TERM 1

    RethinkingArt

    Design1

    Materials:ArtandDesign

    DigitalDesignCapture

    WritingStudio

    TERM 2

    IntroductiontoModernism

    Black-and-WhiteLab

    CoreLighting

    ViewCamera

    LanguageoftheMovingImage

    One-on-One

    TERM 3

    CriticalPractice1

    InstallationConcepts

    Art:StructuresandSystems

    Photoshop1

    ColorTheoryApplied

    One-on-One

    HistoryofArt1,2or3

    TERM 4

    CriticalPractice2

    HistoryofArt1,2or3

    FoundationPhotoshop

    Design2:Color

    VisitingArtistWorkshoporDialogueswithVisitingArtists

    TERM 5

    HistoryofPhotography

    Photoshop2

    TransdisciplinaryStudies

    FifthTermReview

    TERM 6

    VisitingArtistWorkshoporDialogueswithVisitingArtists

    StudioVisits

    ReadingsinFineArt

    TERM 7

    WritingAboutArt

    ProfessionalPractice

    FineArtSeminar

    SeniorProjects1

    TERM 8

    SeniorProjects2

    BestPractice

    FINEARTPHOTOGRAPHY ANDIMAGINGTRACKTheFineArtPhotographyandImagingTrackcombinescoreandelectivefineartcourseswiththeessentialskill-buildingcoursesfromArtCentersPhotographyandImagingDepartment.Thistrack,whichsupplementstheartcurriculumwithclassesincamera,lighting,black-and-whiteandcolorfilmprintinganddigitalimaging,isforthestudentwhoiscommittedtodevelop-ingapersonalbodyofworkinphotography.

  • SHORT PAGE

    Term1

    RethinkingArt

    Design1

    Materials:ArtandDesign

    DrawingConcepts1

    WritingStudio

    CompositionandDrawing

    Term2

    IntroductiontoModernism

    Design2

    DigitalDesign1

    HeadandHands

    CompositionandPainting

    PaintingStrategies

    One-on-One

    Term3

    CriticalPractice1

    InstallationConcepts

    Art:StructuresandSystems

    One-on-One

    HistoryofArt1,2or3

    Term4

    CriticalPractice2

    Portraiture

    HistoryofArt1,2or3

    StudioPractice

    One-on-One

    Term5

    ReadingsinFineArt

    StudioVisits

    TransdisciplinaryStudies

    NudeBody

    FifthTermReview

    Term6

    VisitingArtistWorkshoporDialogueswithVisitingArtists

    WritingAboutArt

    Term7

    ProfessionalPractice

    FineArtSeminar

    TransdisciplinaryStudies

    SeniorProjects1

    Term8

    SeniorProjects2

    FINEARTPAINTINGANDILLUSTRATIONTRACK

    TheFineArtPaintingandIllustrationTrackisforthestudentwhointendstofocusonthemediumofpainting.ThistrackworksprimarilywithFineArtandIllustrationfacultytoenhancerepresentationalandrenderingskillswithadditionalfoundation,illustration,figuredrawingandtechnicalpaintingcourses.

  • SHORT PAGE

    FINE ART AT ART CENTER 13

    2. CRAFTSMANSHIP

    3. ONE-ON-ONE

  • 14 WHY STUDY FINE ART AT ART CENTER?

    CRAFTSMANSHIPTHE SATISFACTION OF MAKING THINGS WELL

    Artistsmakethings.AtArtCenter,weteachourstudentsthevalueofmakingthingswell.

    Wefocusontheintimateconnectionbetweentheheadandthehandinthepursuitofmakingandmeaning.Whatevertheendeavor,toolortechnology,webelievethereisabasichumanimpulsetodothebestjobpossible.ArtCentersrigorousfoundationcurriculumteachesthepathtoexcellentcraftsmanship.

    Arttodayembracesmanydiversemediumssuchasdrawing,paint-ing,sculpture,installation,photography,filmandvideo.Eachdistinctpracticerequirestheunderstandingofspecificmaterialsandtoolsalongsidetheknowledgeofparticularproceduresfromoilpaintap-plicationstrategiestomasteryofthelatestdigitalsoftware.Learningtheseskillsservesthosewhoaspiretodoqualitywork,andcanenableartiststorealizealltheychoosetoimagine.

    ONE-ON-ONE FACULTY MENTORSPERSONAL TEACHING

    Therearedistinctadvantageswhenstudentsnurturetheirartatasmall,renownedcollege.AkeyaspectofArtCentersFineArtDepartmentisthecloserelationshipsthatformbetweenfacultyandstudents.Unlikeschoolsanduniversitieswithoversizedclassesandcoursesledbygraduatestudentteachingassistants,theoptimumclasssizeatArtCenterisjust12to15students,andclassesarealwaystaughtbydistinguishedfaculty.

    AllFineArtstudentsareguidedintheirstudiesbyassignedcorefacultymentors.Theseessentialone-on-oneconversationsoccurthroughouteachterm,creatingopportunitiestomonitoreachstu-dentsprogress.Inaddition,theDepartmentChairandDirectorofFineArtProgrammingkeepregularofficehours,andarealwaysavailabletomeetwithstudents.

  • FINE ART AT ART CENTER 15

  • SHORT PAGE

    16 WHY STUDY FINE ART AT ART CENTER?

    THIRD TERM REVIEW

    Athirdtermreviewisscheduledattheconclusionofthefoundationcurriculum,allowingth