Course News

AAD Department Department - Spring 2017

Spring 2017 – Art, Architecture and Design Department

New course offerings - Not listed in the catalog

 

 

ARCH 098: Digital Drawing

4 credits – HU – Tuesday/Thursday: 9:20a-12:00p
Introduction to digital drawing with an emphasis on the latest computer programs used in design, architecture, and engineering practice. The act of drawing embodies a kind of magic. This magic has become even more awe inspiring through the development of powerful three-dimensional drawing, rendering, and BIM programs. Learn the basics of AutoCAD, SketchUp, Revit, and Rhino through simple design projects of your own creation. The course is geared towards freshman and sophomores eager to acquire skill with these programs and learn more about design and the built environment. 
Professor Ussler

 

ART 095: The Laws of Light

3 credits – HU – Thursday: 7:10-10:00p

In this course students will learn the laws of light and how to apply them to situations inside the studio and out. Course starts by exploring the physics of light through in class demonstrations.  Then we will use different light sources and modifiers to experiment with a wide range of lighting scenarios.  We will also focus on problem solving on set, as it is vital to understand what must be achieved in camera and what can be added in Photoshop. 
Professor Sally Bozzuto

 

ART 096: Digital Textile Design

2 credits – HU – First half of term – Monday/Wednesday: 1:10-4:00p

Digital textile printing has brought about revolutionary changes in textile design. Digital photography, scanning, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator will be used to create botanical and geometric patterns for textiles. 
Professor Anna Chupa

 

ART 097: Video and Motion Graphics

2 credits – HU – Second half of term – Monday/Wednesday: 1:10-4:00p

An introduction to Adobe Premiere and Adobe After Effects as tools for editing and compositing video, still photography, graphics and text.  
Professor Anna Chupa

 

ART 098 / LAS 098: Contemporary Photography from Latin America
4 credits – HU – Tuesday/Thursday: 1:10p-2:25p

Photography as contemporary art with an emphasis in Latin American Art from the Lehigh teaching museum.   Course will explore the power of photographs as a dominant 21st century visual art form.  Students work their way through today's explosive array of digital, one channel video, photo based and conceptual discourses of our remix culture from the 19th century invention to the evolutionary image-making of the 20th and 21st Century uses of photographic processes that have enriched our perceptions and our world. 
Professor Ricardo Viera  

 

ART 295: Writing Your Way In: A Seminar Course for Students Applying for Jobs, Internships and Graduate Studies in the Arts

2 credits – HU – Writing Intensive – Thursday: 7:10-10:25p
A weekly seminar designed to build proficiency in the writing of resumes, cover letters, personal statements and application materials for students who are considering careers, internships, and graduate studies in all fields of the arts.  The class is open to all students, and will be specifically helpful for junior and senior undergraduates majoring in art, design, architecture, art history, theater, music, and other fields in the visual and performing arts.  The class is writing intensive.  
Professor Nicholas Sawicki

Art, Architecture and Design
 
Art 011: Drawing I - 4 Credits (HU)
Tuesday & Thursday @ 1:10p - 4:00p
Professor Jason Travers
 
Concepts and practice of drawing, both traditional and contemporary.  Includes drawing from life and an introduction to materials and techniques.  Contact AAD Coordinator, Terri Ball-Nicholas (tlb311@lehigh.edu) for department permission.

A new course developed by Professor Lucy Gans for both the major and non-major.  Register in Banner CRN: 43869.
 


Fall 2016
ART 356: Advanced Seminar in Art History: Fetish Figure Frame; The Body in Global Art
CRN: 44010
T/R 10:45-12:00
Professor Susan Kart
sek213@lehigh.edu
 
Advanced Seminar in Art History (WI)
Despite the tremendous attention given to European figurative art, the same scrutiny has not been applied to contemporary or global art movements, where figures are the subjects.  This class will investigate the human body and the figure in art through the literature of art history, feminism, gender discourse, psychoanalysis, global modernism, post­ colonialism and more. Students will work on an independent research project and produce a final research paper.  •*This class may have the opportunity to work virtually with other classes being taught simultaneously at international institutions on related topics. Details will be forthcoming in Spring/Summer 2016.
 
Pre-requisites permission of instructor or ART 001+ART 002 +ART 220

 


For more information onf Plein Air Painting visit: www.jtravers.com

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Architecture 342 - Theory of Form & Materials  

Ten fearless architecture students braved the February winds and built an "arch" termite style and a "gnomon".  A Gnomon is the part of a sundial that casts the shadow, from the ancient Greek work meaning "indicator", "one who discerns," or "that which reveals." - February 9, 2013

, WRITING YOUR WAY IN: A Workshop for students applying for jobs, internships and graduate studies in the arts.

ART 269 - CRN: 10149 
Professor Nick Sawicki
WRITING YOUR WAY IN: A Workshop for students applying for jobs, internships and graduate studies in the arts. 
Meeting time to be arranged

A new 2 credit weekly workshop with Professor Sawicki, designed to build proficiency in writing resumes, cover letters, personal statements and application materials, for students considering internships, careers and graduate studies in the arts. ​ 

 

 

ART/LAS 227 - CRN: 13988
Professor Ricardo Viera
“Latino Visual Arts and Culture in American Art”
Tues & Thurs 1:10

A one of a kind course that takes advantage of LUAG’s unique Latin American exhibition. Latino Visual Arts and Culture in American Art” is an in-situ class at the Lehigh University Art Galleries at Zoellner utilizing our visual laboratories, galleries and teaching collection. The course focuses on our current exhibition in the Lower Gallery; Of The Americas: Contemporary Art from the Lehigh University Teaching Collection; as well as other relevant Latino works from our diverse and inclusive holdings. The thrust of the course is to explore contemporary Latino and Latin American art in the United States from several angles. Among the topics to be discussed are; Because art has no country, but the artist does; is contemporary art a product of globalization? is Latino and Latin American art, culture and art criticism a nationalistic platform of cultures, or just a contemporary creative expression of their time? Who is who in the current Latino and Latin American art world?

Poster - Art & Architecture: Africa_Colonial to Contemporary(HU)

Spring Course Offering
Art & Architecture of Africa from Colonial to Contemporary Times (HU)
Professor Susan Kart
M/W: 8:45-10:00am

http://catalog.lehigh.edu/courselisting/art/

The following courses are offered during the 2016 spring semester.  These courses may or may not be offered in the near future.

 

ARCH 297: HDS Documentation and Publication
(3 credits) HU
Professor Anthony Viscardi
No prerequisites or lab fee
Instructor permission
Course will re-visit the design build projects conducted fall 2015 as part of the Hammerschlag Design Series and prepare text, media and photography for a print and electronic journal for publication. Includes reflections on three lectures that were part of the HDS events that reflect upon the art of architectural practice in the 21st century. Multidisciplinary class open to any student with emphasis on graphic design photography, architecture, and writing/editing.

 

ART 090: Seeing: Photography as Contemporary Art
(4 credits) HU
Professor Ricardo Viera
FYC, No prerequisites or lab fee
Dean Approval
Course will explore the power of photographs as a dominant 21st century visual art form. The student will progressively start the life process of learning how to SEE. They will work their way through today's explosive array of digital, one channel video, photo based and conceptual discourses of our remix culture from the 19th century invention to the evolutionary image-making of the 20th and 21st Century uses of photographic processes that have enriched our perceptions and our world.

 

ART 095: The Laws of Light
(3 credits) ND
Professor Jessica Maloney
No prerequisites, $75.00 lab fee
No department permission
In this course students will learn the laws of light and how to apply them to situations inside the studio and out. Course starts by exploring the physics of light through in class demonstrations. Then we will use different light sources and modifiers to experiment with a wide range of lighting scenarios. We will also focus on problem solving on set, as it is vital to understand what must be achieved in camera and what can be added in Photoshop.

 

ART 197-11: Mobilizing Memory: Contemporary Art and Performance in the Politics of Remembrance 
(4 credits) HU
Professor Leticia Robles-Moreno
Cross listed with: GS/LAS/THTR/WGSS
No prerequisites or lab fee
No department permission
This course will consider ways in which visual and performance art reflect about politics of memory and practice of remembrance. Part studio/part seminar, students will examine recent history and cultural memory in the Americas, case studies of artists and cultural artifacts of memorialization in order to develop their own ideas and artistic projects exploring which stories are included/excluded memory and history. By the end of the semester, the class will work together in an installation of a collective memory project.

 

DES 196 : Foundations in Metal Working
(3 credits) ND
Professor Brian Slocum
No prerequisites. $75.00 lab fee
Instructor permission
An introduction to welding and metal forming through a series of practical design projects. Exploration of metal as a media in both art and design. Practical application of design process, presentation and craft. Acquired skills in stick arc welding. MIG welding, plasma torch and other metal bending and forming techniques.

DEPARTMENT PERMISSION GOOGLE FORMS LIVE UNTIL MONDAY, APRIL 6TH - 9:00 AM

ARCHITECTURE COURSE SIGN-UP LINK: ARCHITECTURE - Department permission form - Questions?? Contact Pam Mongi:  pgm0@lehigh.edu

ART & DESIGN COURSE SIGN-UP LINK: ART & DESIGN - Department permission form - Questions??  Contact Terri Ball-Nicholas: tlb311@lehigh.edu 

4 credits (HU) – No prerequisites

Monday/Wednesday - 8:45-10:00 am

Instructor:  Berrisford Boothe

Course Description:  An investigation into representations of the black male character, persona, myth and reality in American art and culture.  Beginning with images of the black males by European Americans, we will evaluate the cultural and socio-political necessity of black male stereotype and look at ‘corrective images’. Course objective is to present images that shaped the African into the American ‘black’ while cataloguing a more relevant picture of the black male throughout shifting cultural “norms.”

Contemporary representations cover a wide spectrum of images which will be presented and cast against the earlier codified black male identity. Coursework requires research, writing and expressive studio art-making reactive to content.  

$75.00 lab fee per student.  

ART/AAS/LAS 296-010:  The Political Documentary Workshop

4 credits (HU) CBE Diversity

Tuesday/Thursday - 10:45 am – 12:00 p.m.

Instructor: Ricardo Bacallao

Course Description:  During the documentary workshop students will create a documentary of 5 minutes from the initial idea to production, all in the context of social issue documentaries on the Latino and African American community.  The students will learn from well known political documentaries, and will gain experience from writing a project up to the basic knowledge of cutting.

Lehigh University AAD - Africana Studies Art Seminar - Spring 2015

Professor Susan Kart is teaching the Advanced Seminar in Art History (Art 356-10) "Arts of the Black World 16th-20th Centuries" during the 2015 spring semester. Register online or contact Professor Kart sek213@lehigh.edu for more information. 

Lehigh University AAD - ART 222: Seminar in Art History

Professor Sawicki spring 2015 topic for the  Art 222: Seminar in Art History is "Art & Design History of the European Avant-Garde". Register online or contact Professor Sawicki nis408@lehigh.edu for more information. 

 

Sculpture I

Paired Project

Installed throughout campus - December '12

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The Sculpture I (Art 13) students worked in teams of two under the tutelage of adjunct professor Heather Ramsdale. The following students created the cellophane/tape sculptures and installed them throughout campus as a final project for the '12 fall semester. Images presented above were created by the following student artsists:  Daniel Shin and Juan Tzoc - Bus Stop Figures, installed at the Bus Stop on Packer Avenue; Courtney Jarvis and Abby Winter - Figures Studying and Swinging, installed in Rausch Business Center; Alyssa Griffin and Toby Lee - Figure Floating with Red Balloons, installed in STEPS; Laura Stephan and Jonelle Jerwick - Squirrel Figure, installed in Tree in Front of STEPS; Christopher Sevilla and Spencer Cohn - Death Scene, installed off Memorial Walk Way.

 

Design 4 - Three-Dimensional Design

Students create "sketchbooks" in Chandler-Ullmann Design Studio

 

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Students create sketchbooks to record their "imaginations" and "visions" throughout the semester in Professor Amy Forsyth's three-dimensional design course.

                                

Lehigh University AAD - Art 197 Illustration for TextART 197 - Illustration for Text 

(4 credits) (HU) - NEW FOR FALL 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Some would suggest that illustration's main goal is successfully interpret text and ideas into image. During the semester the student will learn how to deal with different kinds of text, visually, and how to adjust the final output to best fit a predefined target audience. For students with background in drawing or illustration.  

 

Instructor: Gabriella Barouch is a visiting artist and will be on campus for the fall semester.

Prerequisite: Any drawing class, such as Art 11, Des 3, Art 15, Arch 211 or AP class, or instructor approval. 

Course will count as an upper / advanced level studio for art and design major program requirements.

Meets on Mon/Wed 9:10 am -12:00 pm. No department permission required. CRN# 48795

 

 

Lehigh University AAD - Art195 Colonial to Contemporary: Arts of Africa from 1950-PresentART 195 - Colonial to Contemporary:

Arts of Africa from 1950-Present

(4 credits) (HU) - NEW FOR FALL 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This class explores art movements on the African continent and beyond, following artists of African descent as they exhibit and work around the world. The material will also be a spring board for discussing the impact of the colonial period on artists, how contemporary African art is received and perceived in the Euro-American museum, and how African art critics and artists are influencing the politics of global art production. Artists covered include Yinka Shonibare, William Kentridge, El Anatsui, Ndary Lo, Wangeshi Mutu, Aimé Mpané and emerging artists from Senegal, the Republic of Congo, Cameroon and many others. Theorists and critics include Sidney Kasfir, Okwui Enwezor, Sylvester Ogbechie, Hal Foster, Johannes Fabian, Kobena Mercer and more. 

 

Instructor: Professor Susan Kart is a new faculty member at Lehigh. She specializes in twentieth-century African art, Global African Art, Islamic arts in Africa, and colonial period African art, including religious arts. She received her Ph.D. from Columbia University.   

 

No prerequisites, HU, AAS Attribute.

Course meets global diversity requirement for CBE students.

Course will count as an art history elective in the design major history electives and as a history/theory elective in the architecture theory program requirements.

Course meets on Mon/Wed 8:45 -10:00 am. No department permission required. CRN# 49012.

 

 

 

Lehigh University AAD - ARCH 296 Old Buildings, New ArchitectureARCH 296 - Old Buildings, New Architecture

(4 credits) (HU) - NEW FOR FALL 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

This new seminar/studio course focuses on the transformation of existing and historic buildings into new works of architecture and gaining an understanding of these buildings as transmitters of cultural and architectural meaning.  Students will examine Carlo Scarpa, Andre Putman, John Milner, Coop Himmelb(l)au, Herzog and De Meuron and other architects who design or are beginning to design within the historic context.  In addition to case studies, students will be introduced to the conservation of common historic building materials, preservation history and philosophy, governmental policy, and a preservation design project.  

 

Instructor:  Professor Christine Ussler is a Professor of Practice and practicing architect. She is principal owner of Artefact, Inc., an architectural firm located on the South Side of Bethlehem. http://www.artefactarchitecture.com/

 

No prerequisites

Course will count as a history/theory elective in the architecture theory program requirements.

Course meets on Tues/Thur.  10:10 am -12:00 pm. No department permission required. CRN# 48788

 

 

 

Lehigh University AAD - Photography as Contemporary Art

ART/LAS 298 - Photography as Contemporary Art  

(4 credits) (HU) - NEW FOR FALL 2013

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A history of photography in an in-situ class, at the LUAG Teaching Collection Visual Laboratories and Integrated Open Storage classroom. The course will explore the power of photographs as a dominant 21st Century universal visual art form, emphasizing Latino and Latin American photography. The students will progressively work their way through today’s explosive array of digital, one channel video, photobase and conceptual discourses of our remix culture through evolutionary image-making of the 20th and 19th Century, and the uses of photographic processes that have enriched our perceptions and our world. Readings, group discussions and individual research. The course will conclude with a final project/paper:  a one figure or theme paper and a small group/team project (to be determined later). This will constitute the transformative approach to study the state of photography today.  

 

Instructor: Professor Ricardo Viera is a faculty member in the Department of Art, Architecture and Design and Director for the Lehigh University Art Galleries located in Zoellner Art Center.

 

No prerequisites.

Course will count as an art history elective in AAD major programs.

Course meets on Thursday 1:10-4:00 pm. No department permission required. CRN# 48798

ARCH 159:  Modern History and Sustainable Architecture in Munich  (3 credits) (SS or HU).

This Lehigh faculty-led study abroad program allows students from an array of majors to earn three credits over winter break. The program will explore the history, culture, and architecture of Munich, a capital and center of the southern state of Germany, Bavaria. The program of study does not require German language skills.   

Instructor: Nikolov  (SS or HU credit towards your major program requirements upon instructor approval).

 

ART/AAS/GS 221: Global Contemporary: Recent Art Movements Around the World  (4 credits) (HU)

Fulfills: Business global/persity requirement.

This course introduces contemporary artworks from around the world and artists that produce them. Topics include movements emerging in the last 40 years, some of which are: Revolutionary arts, Globalism, EcoArt, Postcolonial arts, phenomenological, experiential and new media arts. Global feminist projects, design/build production, graffiti and popular arts will be covered regularly. The Dakar, Venice and São Paulo Art Biennials as well as Documenta are explored as vectors for international artistic exchange and dissemination. Rotating case studies on the international built environment (e.g.: Qatar, Dubai, Singapore, Dakar) will be featured. Art Theory will be explored through iconographic, formal and contextual (political, social, financial) analysis. Movements will be situated against their historical frameworks as well as explored for their international scope and value. No pre-requisites. Instructor: Kart

 

ART 217: Studio Workshop (4 credits)

Studio Workshop is available to any student who has completed a first level discipline specific art studio such as Drawing I, Figure I, Painting I, Digital Photography I, or Sculpture I and is a designed for intermediate to advanced work in a specified medium. Prerequisites: A 100 level studio art class. Instructor permission required.

 

ART/LAS 228:  Photography as Contemporary Art   (4 credits)  (HU)

A history of photography in an in-situ class, at the LUAG Teaching Collection Visual Laboratories and Integrated Open Storage classroom. The course will explore the power of photographs as a dominant 21st Century universal visual art form, emphasizing Latino and Latin American photography.  The students will progressively work their way through today’s explosive array of digital, one channel video, photobase and conceptual discourses of our remix culture through evolutionary image-making of the 20th and 19th Century, and the uses of photographic processes that have enriched our perceptions and our world. Readings, group discussions and inpidual research. The course will conclude with a final project/paper:  a one figure or theme paper and a small group/team project (to be determined later). This will constitute the transformative approach to study the state of photography today. Instructor: Viera

 

ART 317: Art Capstone (4 credits)

Art Capstone is offered to senior art majors and is taught collectively by the studio art faculty.  Students focus on understanding and articulating their own interests and vision through research, written work, creation of new works of art, and critique. Prerequisites: Instructor permission required.

 

DES /Thtr 155:  Model Building and Rendering (4 credits)

The art and practice of model building and rendering for the stage. Special techniques including scale furniture, Instructor: Katakalos

 

DES 348:  Furniture Design III  (4 credits) (ND)  

Advanced fabrication, contemporary art issues and furniture history. Prerequisite Des 248.Department permission required. Instructor: Forsyth

 

 

DROPPED COURSES:

 

ART 311 Art Portfolio 1-4 Credit

The concept, layout, and preparation of a portfolio for graduate school application or employment search, including graphic techniques and reproduction method. Student must contact sponsoring professor. Must have junior standing. Consent of instructor required. Attribute/Distribution: ND

 

ART 352 Advanced Studio Practice 1-4 Credit

Advanced studio for art or architecture majors under guidance of faculty. Oral and written critiques. Variable media. May be repeated for credit. Must have completed a third level (200 numbered) course of a studio art discipline. Consent of instructor required. Repeat Status: Course may be repeated. Attribute/Distribution: HU