Nov 13, 2018  
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 
    
Academic Catalog 2017-2018 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Courses


 

Fine Arts 3D: Fabric

  
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    3DFB101 Vietnam – Art and Culture


    This course is designed to give students exposure to Vietnamese culture, art and history. MassArt has a unique opportunity to explore this wonderful country with the support of the Indochina Arts Partnership. Prior to the trip, students will be given a brief overview of Vietnamese history and its cultural influences, focusing on Chinese, French (Beaux Arts) and Soviet (Socialist) influences. The group will travel to Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Imperial City of Hue, and Hanoi. Students will have the opportunity to visit galleries and museums, ancient pagodas and villages famous for ceramics, silk weaving and papermaking, local art colleges and many artists’ studios. SEE TRAVEL COURSE SECTION FOR OFFICIAL REGISTRATION PROCEDURES. TRAVEL TO VIETNAM REQUIRED.

  
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    3DFB221 Flexible Structures 3 cr.


    An exploration of traditional and non-traditional methods of form-making using a variety of flexible, soft, or fibrous materials. Projects explore both technical and conceptual possibilities. Students investigate materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, functional objects and as mixed-media installations and site-specific environments.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB222 Intro to Weaving 3 cr.


    An introduction to principles and techniques of floor loom weaving: including warp preparation, dressing the loom, pattern drafting, basic loom controlled and weaver controlled weaves. Slide presentations emphasize a personal approach to the media.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB223 Surface Design on Fabric: Resist 3 cr.


    An introduction to fabric dyes and procedures and to resist processes. Japanese, African, and Indonesian techniques for tie-dye, batik, paste resists, and hand painting on fabric are studied. Emphasis is on development of personal expression as well as technical proficiency. Workshops, slide presentation, and a visiting artists lecture are included.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
  
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    3DFB224 Paper Making 3 cr.


    This course is an introduction to traditional and experimental methods of hand papermaking, with an emphasis on papermaking as an expressive art medium. Projects explore 2D and 3D concepts and techniques, including sheet forming and casting. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical proficiency.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB226 Surface Design: Print 3 cr.


    An introduction to various methods of screen printing on fabric with dyes and pigments. Projects incorporate photographic and cut stencil techniques used in one of kind imagery and repeat pattern surfaces. Emphasis is on personal expression and technical experimentation.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB227 Intro to Fibers 3 cr.


    Intro to Fibers is a class that introduces a mix of traditional and contemporary fiber techniques that may include a combination of sewing, knitting, crocheting, weaving, dyeing, and surface design using traditional and non-traditional materials.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB228 Photo Imagery on Fabric 3 cr.


    Students will return to the origins of photography by hand coating fabric and paper with the light sensitive emulsions. Additional techniques may include Polaroid transfers, acrylic lifts, and heat transfers. Resultant images can be incorporated into quilts, clothing, artists books, collage/assemblage and can be combined with other techniques and processes applicable to paper and fabric.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB229 Sculptural Knitting 3 cr.


    This course is for students interested in exploring the ways that knitting can be used as a medium for sculpture and installation. This class will explore different techniques of creating form: knitting in the round, sewing, using alternative materials, felting, found objects, knitting on looms and by machine. The course looks at artists using knitting and related techniques and will examine contemporary issues related to the variety of approaches.

    Studio
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB300 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB301 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB300

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB322 Intermediate Weaving 3 cr.


    An exploration of more complex weaving techniques, including computer-aided drafting, multiple harness, 3D weaves, and ikat. Projects emphasize contemporary uses of woven imagery and forms along with personal expression.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB222

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    All College Elective
  
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    3DFB324 Advanced Papermaking 3cr.


    THIS COURSE OFFERS STUDENTS WHO HAVE A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE PAPERMAKING PROCESS, THE OPPORTUNITY TO EXPAND AND REFINE TECHNICAL SKILLS AND AESTHETIC CONCEPTS IN TWO AND THREE DIMENSIONAL APPROACHES TO HANDMADE PAPER.  ADVANCED TECHNIQUES ARE EXPLORED THROUGH WORKSHOPS/DEMONSTRATIONS, BUT MAJOR EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF A PERSONAL BODY OF WORK.  SLIDE PRESENTATIONS, VISITING ARTISTS, AND A FIELD TRIP ARE INCLUDED IN THIS COURSE

    Prerequisites: 3DFB224

    Spring
  
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    3DFB350 Adv. Studio: Fibers 3 cr.


    Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the fiber medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB351 Adv. Studio: Fibers 3 cr.


    Through assigned projects and workshops, students work with faculty to develop a personal body of work that represents depth and breadth of exploration of the fiber medium. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB350

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB392 FIB Course Assistantship


  
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    3DFB398 FIB Internship


  
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    3DFB399 FIB Independent Study


  
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    3DFB401 3D Seminar: Fibers 3 cr.


    A forum for discussion of current contemporary art-making issues in fiber mediums. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development. Visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits and exhibitions are incorporated. Students define and develop a personal body of work. An active journal with source material related to this work is required, as are mid-semester critiques and final semester review boards.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB300, 3DFB301, 3DFB400

    Lecture/Seminar
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring
  
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    3DFB422 Advanced Weaving 3 cr.


    An exploration of more complex weaving techniques, including computer-aided drafting, multiple harness, 3D weaves, and ikat. Projects emphasize contemporary uses of woven imagery and forms along with personal expression.

    Prerequisites: 3DFB322

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Elective
  
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    3DFB450 Advanced Fibers Studio 3 cr.


    Development of a coherent body of work through coordination of the student’s personal sources, intent and technical abilities. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. A research component complements the studio work to further develop the student’s knowledge of historical and contemporary fiber art.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Fall
  
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    3DFB451 Advanced Fibers Studio 3 cr.


    Development of a coherent body of work through coordination of the student’s personal sources, intent and technical abilities. Group and individual discussions emphasize the development of critical vocabulary along with advanced technical exploration. A research component complements the studio work to further develop the student’s knowledge of historical and contemporary fiber art.

    Hybrid Studio/Critique
    Culturally Diverse Content
    Departmental Requirement
    Spring