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 justice 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.