As a high school student Benjamin Craig's motto was, "Here's my plate, load it on." He brought that mentality with him to Emmanuel, where he has always been ready to take on a new opportunity.
A four credit art history course focused on contemporary art trends as they relate to the studio practice of four artists in residence at Emmanuel College. This is a unique opportunity to study art history grounded in the direct experiences of working artists.
Through weekly meetings with resident artists, students will examine the working methods and conceptual frameworks that inform artistic practices. At the same time, an historical and contextual framework for these practices will be developed through classroom discussions.
Media to be examined include ceramics, photography, and printmaking. The role of social practice in contemporary art practices will also be considered. Learn about contemporary art from a broad lens that covers both theory and practice, and earn four humanities credits in an accelerated format.