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Field Studio

Art New York Field Studio (SA/AH 300) will utilize the resources of New York City as a starting point for creative production, providing a platform to think about and experience art from the maker perspective. This course aligns itself with students who are more intrigued by the word ‘artist’ than ‘painter,’ ‘photographer,’ or ‘drawer’. It is an inter/multi/trans-disciplinary course which emphasizes making/thinking outside of traditional artistic disciplinary boundaries. It is designed to help us collectively investigate art making in the context of New York City. Projects will take students outside into the city to make art with a rotating variety of media, including, but not limited to, photography, video, sound, drawing, painting, printmaking, and installation, with an emphasis on collaboration. Class time will be devoted to workshops, presentations, production, group critiques, and individual meetings. 

Project 1, 2, and 3 

How Can We Materialize Our Space?

Projects 1, 2, and 3 are a series of projects embodied through your exploration of and interaction with NYC. Projects 1 and 2 involve the act of walking and navigating as artistic practices and processes, manifested in the creation of maps as an art form. Multiple mediums are utilized to represent the space through a personalized language and expression. By incorporating the materials from Projects 1 and 2, you will then create a work of art in a new form for Project 3, without any limitations on medium and scale. 

Project 4

Urban Intervention

Project 5

Adventure in NYC (Artist Book Exchange)

Grading

30% P1, P2, P3 (10% each)

15% Project 4

20% Project 5

10% Sketchbook

10% Final Portfolio

5% Instagram Takeover

10% Overall Progress & Participation

Image by GeoJango Maps

Project 1
How Can We Materialize Our Space?: Mapping Project
Students will practice mapping, collecting materials, and constructing a new body of work.

Image by Annie Spratt

Project 2
How Can We Materialize Our Space?: Revisiting My Maps
Students will practice mapping, collecting materials, and constructing a new body of work.

Art Supplies

Project 3
How Can We Materialize Our Space?: Resulting Art
Students will practice mapping, collecting materials, and constructing a new body of work.

Image by Bing HAO

Project 4
Urban Intervention
Students will interact and draw from a space in designing an open-ended intervention.

Exchange

Project 5
Adventure in NYC: Artist Book Exchange
Students will design and produce an edition of their own artist book for an exchange with the class.

Image by Kamila Maciejewska

Sketchbook 
Students must maintain and use regularly a sketchbook throughout the semester.

Image by Florian van Duyn

Final Portfolio
Students will submit professional documentation of each artwork made.

Image by Alexander Shatov

Instagram Takeover
Students will take turns posting about their internships and projects.

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