2020 Art Summer Courses


    Introduction to Printmaking & Drawing (5 credits)

  • ART 20G

    Session 2 

    Introduces the methods, materials, and history of printmaking and drawing as a tool for creative exploration. Understanding and development of concepts and skills are achieved through a series of lectures, studio demonstrations and practice, assignments, and critiques. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor - Bridget Henry


  • Introduction to Drawing and Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 20J

    Session 2

    Introduces the material practices of painting in combination with the formal vocabulary of the visual arts. A discussion of values, form, color, and figure/ground relationships enters into each class. Students are billed for a materials fee. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Susana Terrell


  • Introduction to Drawing (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 20L

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Traditional handmade drawing course taught in online format through demonstration videos, digital submissions, and small-group discussion forum critiques. Introduces the fundamental basics of observational drawing in a progression designed to develop and build skills in sighting, measuring, value, and rendering. Familiarity with Canvas, access to digital camera, and purchase of art supplies required. Assumes 30 hours per week of coursework. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Course video

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Note: If you are a high school student interested in this course, please email the proposed instructor (gwhipple@ucsc.edu) with 3 examples of previous work to be considered for admittance.

    Proposed Instructor - Grant Whipple


  • Digital Tools for Contemporary Art Practice (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 80T

    Session 1

    Online only course. 

    Introduces the digital tools and mediums available to contemporary art practices. Tools are explored from a historical and theoretical context and from a technical perspective through hands-on tutorials. A variety of artworks that use digital mediums are also examined. Covers photo and vector editors, sound and video editing, basic 3D modeling, and images and interactions generated by code. Students should have basic computer literacy. (General Education Code(s): PE-T.) 

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before the class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette


  • Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, & More (5 credits)

  • ART 105/DANM 140

    Session 1

    Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as DANM 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor - Evie Chang


  • Introduction to 3D Printing, Laser Cutting, & More (5 credits)

  • ART 105/DANM 140

    Session 2

    Learn to design functional objects, sculpture, and other digitally inspired forms in a variety of 3-D applications (Cinema 4-D, Maya, AutoCad, Rhino, SketchUp), then produce those models as physical objects with a variety of rapid prototyping methods including additive 3-D printing, CNC milling, vacuum forming, and laser cutting. Students are billed a course materials fee. (Formerly 3-D Alchemy: 3-D Design/Rapid Prototyping/3-D Printing/CNC Milling/Laser Cutting.) (Also offered as DANM 140. Students cannot receive credit for both courses.) (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)

    Proposed Instructor - Evie Chang


  • 2D Animation (online) (5 credits)

  • ART 106-O

    Session 2

    Online only class. 

    This project-centered studio course introduces 2D animation concepts, history, techniques and contemporary practices, production strategies, processes and tools from a practical approach rooted in a historical/theoretical context. During each project's development, students research artists working within relevant categories and/or topics of animation, presenting findings to assist in their creative process.

    Course video

    This course will be hosted online in Canvas at canvas.ucsc.edu. It will be available the Friday before class starts. Be sure to check your UCSC email for specific instructions!

    Proposed Instructor - Kristen Gillette


  • Illustrating Stories: Fantasy & Documentary Narratives (5 credits)

  • ART 113

    Session 1 

    This drawing/painting class will be taught using New Yorker magazine covers as examples of illustration at a level of excellence that is accessible and will be examined for content and formal qualities. Work will be done in drawing and painting media. There may be some digital and mixed media incorporated. Painting will be water based. Wit, humor, restraint and sophistication will be discussed as well as inclusivity, exclusivity, and explicit and implicit social issues. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.)
    Proposed Instructor - Frank Galuszka

  • Figure Painting (5 credits)

  • ART 132

    Session 2

    Students learn the classical practice of painting the nude figure from life using traditional oil painting techniques. Students study short poses, limited color, and graduate to long pose, full color. Students are billed a $50 materials fee. (Formerly course 102A.) May be repeated for credit. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Proposed Instructor - Noah Buchanan


  • Darkroom Practices (5 credits)

  • ART 150

    Session 1

    Students concentrate on darkroom practices and explore visual ideas, directing their work toward individualized goals. Required work includes making photographic prints, reading historical and theoretical works, and examination of photographs. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman


  • View Camera Photography (5 credits)

  • ART 152C

    Session 2

    Course will explore the processes, materials, and techniques of large-format photography. Students will learn the concepts and theories related to the view camera. Contemporary issues and concepts are explored through visual research, discussion, and then applied out in the field and in the production of large format (4x5 black and white sheet film) photographs. Students are evaluated on the technical and visual context developed in individual projects. Note: Darkroom experience and introduction to photography is highly encouraged but not required. Open to all students. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    Proposed Instructor - Karolina Karlic


  • Photo Field Research Quarter, California Road Trip (10 credits)

  • ART 155

    Session 2

    This course offers students the unique opportunity to live and learn and photograph outside the classroom, actively engaging locations across the state of California. Students will cover 2400 miles from Northern Mendocino County to the Salton Sea, Eastern Sierra, Death Valley and Big Sur. The class will expose students to cultural, historical and environmental issues facing the State of California. (General Education Code(s): PR-C.) 

    We seek a group of motivated students to join us for a challenging and exciting summer exploring and documenting California. Attention will be focused on various social, economic, environmental and historical issues.  PFRQ is open to all students. Third and fourth year students with a clear interest in pursuing study in photography and film are preferred. Participants will be selected based on the quality and content of their applications. Class size is limited to 9 students.

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    APPLICATIONS DUE NO LATER THAN MAY 24, 2020 AT 11:59 PM

    Proposed Instructor - Jack Chapman


  • Relief Printmaking in Korea (Faculty-Led Abroad)

  • ART 161C

    South Korea
    Arrival Date: June 29
    End Date: July 24

    Through class activities, interactions with locals, and visits to ancient sites, students on this program will learn the techniques, tools, concepts and a condensed history of the development of Korean woodblock printmaking. After exploring the early history of Korean printing methods through a five-day excursion to UNESCO world heritage sites across the country, students will learn traditional and contemporary woodblock printmaking at Seoul National University’s College of Fine Arts.

    Course:

    Art 161C: Tradition and Innovation; Relief Printmaking in Korea (6 credits)

    Explores the history of printing from the world's oldest printed text developed in Korea to the latest cutting-edge technology, including laser cutting. Students study many aspects of both traditional and contemporary relief (woodblock) printmaking, both materials, tools, and techniques and the issues, concepts and history of the field. Through various class activities, field trips and cultural visits (to UNESCO World Heritage Sites) in Korea, students will be exposed to diverse and multi-regional art practices that will broaden their perspectives and increase their understanding not only in the fields of print media but in the larger contemporary visual culture. General Education Code - PR-C

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    Max Enrollment: 18

    Language of Instruction: English

    Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Krissy Loveman

    Faculty Leader: Jimin Lee

    Second Program Leader: Bridget Henry


  • Screenprinting (5 credits)

  • ART 164A

    Session 1

    Introduces water-based screen printing. Students are introduced to processes including basic equipment, printing techniques, printing papers, stenciling processes, and photographic and digital techniques. Emphasis is on continued development of content and aesthetic awareness through the possibilities of screen printing. Students are billed a materials fee. Enrollment limited to 20. 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Sarah Sanford


  • Metal Fabrication (5 credits)

  • ART 183

    Session 1

    Focus on teaching intermediate to advanced students the processes and techniques of direct metal fabrication for contemporary sculpture and design. Explores a range of welding, cutting, and forming techniques and processes through demonstrations, slide lectures, field trips, and studio time. Demonstrations, slide lectures, and critical discussion of work help develop technical and conceptual skills. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit. 

    All students - prerequisites are lifted in summer.

    Proposed Instructor - Sean Monagham


  • Special Topics in Sculpture: Figure Sculpture (5 credits)

  • ART 189

    Session 2

    Special topics in sculpture as announced, concentrating on specific aspects of subject matter and media. Students are billed a materials fee. May be repeated for credit.

    Proposed Instructor - Sean Monaghan


  • Special Topics in Sculpture: Art In the Global Context - Czech Republic (Faculty-Led Abroad)

  • ART 189

    Special Session - July 27August 23

    In this immersive studio art class, students create site-responsive sculptures, drawings, performances and installations that explore art in a global context. Using the rich history and culture of Central Europe as site and locale, the class will travel to contemporary art museums, cultural and historical sites in Prague and Berlin (1 week), then create responsive artworks on-site at ArtMill’s Center for Sustainability, in the Bohemian countryside, Czech Republic (2 weeks). Studio assignments, lectures, conceptual, fabrication practices and critique will be led by UCSC Professor Dee Hibbert-Jones; artist and writer Barbara Benish, Director of ArtMill, as well as visiting faculty and professional artists from the Czech Republic. Students will create original artworks that explore the complex relationship between object-making, place-making, aesthetics and cultural identity in a global context through four themed projects with a strong emphasis on art and sustainability. Working with found objects on site, performance, photography and new media students will create site responsive work There will be a final exhibition on-site and open to the public. 

    Course:

    Art 189: Art in the Global Context (5 units) - required. In this immersive studio class students create site-responsive sculptures, performances, and installations that explore art in a global context. Using the rich history and culture of Central Europe as site and locale, the class will travel to contemporary art museums, cultural and historical sites in Prague and Berlin, then create responsive artwork explore the complex relationship between object-­‐‑making, place-­‐‑making, place aesthetics and cultural identity in a global context. Students are billed a materials $65 fee. 

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    Max Enrollment: 16

    Language of Instruction: English

    Study Abroad Program Coordinator: Krissy Loveman

    Faculty Leader: Dee Hibbert-Jones

    Second Program Leader: Barbara Benish