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COURSE NUMBER: ARTS 210
COURSE TITLE: Mixed Media
NAME OF INSTRUCTOR: Daniel vanHeyst
CREDIT WEIGHT AND WEEKLY TIME DISTRIBUTION: credits 3 (hrs lect 0 - hrs sem 0 - hrs lab 6)
CALENDAR DESCRIPTION: This studio course explores the principles of three-dimensional design, and develops skills in a variety of media and techniques: papier mach, assemblage, carving and modelling in various materials, and scale maquette. A wide range of painting and finishing techniques are employed. The use of found and recycled materials is emphasized. Students are expected to invest about $25.00 in their basic tools. Materials are provided.

REQUIRED MATERIALS:Tools you should have of your own: Pencil, eraser, small sketchbook, knife with snap-off blades, needle-nose or combination pliers, steel ruler at least 50cm, small paint brushes suitable for acrylics.  Keep your tools in your drawer when not in use to avoid “sharing” them with fellow students.  Tools supplied by the instructor for general use must not be stored in your drawer, andwhen left on your workspace may be moved by the instructor or another student.
EVALUATION:All completed projects are displayed on campus.  Late projects are submitted only by permission requested and granted prior to the deadline. Grading is provided with written evaluation notes using a rubric provided with the assignment description.  There is no finalwritten examination. 
MARK DISTRIBUTION IN PERCENT:
Cardboard animal5%
Contribution to collaborative installation10%
Papier Mache Portrait Bust25%
Styrofoam carving25%
Written response to field trip art viewing5%
Scale model30%
100%
COURSE OUTLINE:
  • 1.  Wednesday Sept 6: Introduction to the studio and course; messing around with a plentiful, cheap material: corrugated cardboard with hot glue, white glue, and construction adhesive. 
  • 2.  Monday Sept 11: Continue cardboard critters. 
  • 3.  Wednesday Sept. 13: Art Gallery of Alberta field trip. Add/drop deadline.
  • 4. Monday Sept 18: Finish cardboard critters and Submit cardboard critters for 5%. 
  • No class on Wednesday Sept. 20: Interdisciplinary Studies Conference topic: Reformation 500 anniversary: “Does the church matter?”
  • 5.  Monday Sept. 25: Written response to gallery installation due for 5%            Group brainstorming session for collaborative installations.  Tour possible installation sites. (IS conference theme)  Gather potential objects and materials.
  • 6. Wednesday Sept. 27:  Building pieces for the collaborative installation
  •  September 27-29 Globe Aware Week
  • 7.  Monday Oct. 2: Install installations and submit for 10%
  • 8. Wednesday Oct 4: Introduce papier mache portrait bust project. (150 Albertans exhibit title).  Demonstrate basic papier mache processes, research for and select subjects for portrait bust. Start building basic form. 
  • No class Monday Oct. 9: Thanksgiving Day
  • 9. Wednesday Oct. 11: Continue building papier mache construction and put on first layers. 
  • Friday Oct. 13 2-5pm: Prof. vanHeyst in art studio for help session on Papier Mache build Further layers, introduce paper clay and other materials for creating facial features and other surface detail.
  • 11. Monday Oct. 16: Prof. vanHeyst in Calgary for Freud’s Last Session theatre producton at Fie Exit Theatre.  Studio is available for students continuing Papier Mache project.
  • 12. Wednesday Oct. 18: Prof vanHeyst still in Calgary. Studio is available for students continuing papier mache project.
  •  Friday Oct. 20: Prof. vanHeyst in art studio for help session on Papier Mache. Introduce drywall mud for filling and texturing. Demonstrate paint process steps. 
  • 13.  Monday Oct. 23: Paint-prep portrait busts with primer or gesso, practice painting techniques with acrylics. 14. Wednesday Oct. 25: Complete painting portrait busts. Submit for 25%.
  • 15.  Monday Oct. 30: Introduce Styro carving project, demonstrate basic carving techniques. Design styro panel and transfer design to panel.  
  • 16: Wednesday Nov. 1: Carve styro panel
  • 17.  Mondday Nov. 6: Continue carving. 
  • 18.  Wednesday Nov. 8: Complete carving. 
  • Nov. 9 and 10: Fall Break Days
  • 19. Monday Nov. 13: Prepare styro panel for paint with drywall mud and primer.  Watch paint demonstration.
  • 20.   Wednesday Nov. 15: Paint styro panel and submit for 25%
  • 21.  Monday Nov. 20: Introduce scale model-making project. Create collage idea-board and draw ground-plan. 
  • 22.  Wednesday Nov. 22: Begin gathering materials. Start building basic floor and wall components. (post appointments for submission of final project)
  • 23. Monday Nov. 27: Continue scale model-making. 
  • 24.  Wednesday Nov. 29: Continue scale model-making. 
  • 25. Monday Dec. 4: Continue scale model-making.
  • 26: Wednesday Dec. 6: Complete scale model-making for 30% of final grade. Clean studio.


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