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F15-W16 Y FA ARTH 1130 6.00 A Introduction to Art History

FA ARTH 1130 6.00 A - Introduction to Art History

Provides a set of introductory skills and knowledge for all subsequent studies in Art History. The course grounds students in three crucial knowledge bases: core research and writing skills; an introduction to the institutions of the art world (such as journals, museums and galleries) and an entry-level survey of the key areas of York's Art History curriculum. This may include art from Western, Asian, North American and other world traditions as well as international modern and contemporary art. Students will be engaged with course content through a blended model involving a combination of live lectures and tutorials and online content. Museum and gallery visits will also be used to provide students with opportunities to examine original artworks and to familiarize themselves with these institutions and the critical issues that surround them.

Malcolm Thurlby T 12:30 - 14:30 ACW 206
Anna V. HudsonT 12:30 - 14:30 ACW 206
TUTR 1T 14:30 - 15:30 ACW 002
TUTR 2T 15:30 - 16:30 ACW 002
TUTR 3T 16:30 - 17:30 ACW 002
TUTR 4T 14:30 - 15:30 ACW 003
TUTR 5T 15:30 - 16:30 ACW 003
TUTR 6T 16:30 - 17:30 ACW 003
TUTR 7T 14:30 - 15:30 ACW 008
TUTR 8T 15:30 - 16:30 ACW 008
TUTR 9T 16:30 - 17:30 ACW 008
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 1900 3.00 A Art in the City

FA ARTH 1900 3.00 A - Art in the City

Introduces non-majors to art issues, practices, and research through an examination of the multifaceted art scene in Toronto. Explores the relationship between the cultural history of the city and the present art scene. Not open to Visual Arts Majors.

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TUTR 1M 9:30 - 10:30 ACW 002
TUTR 2M 10:30 - 11:30 ACW 002
TUTR 3M 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 002
TUTR 4T 9:30 - 10:30 ACW 002
TUTR 5T 10:30 - 11:30 ACW 002
TUTR 6T 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 002
TUTR 7W 9:30 - 10:30 ACW 002
TUTR 8W 10:30 - 11:30 ACW 002
TUTR 9W 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 002
TUTR 10R 9:30 - 10:30 ACW 002
TUTR 11R 10:30 - 11:30 ACW 002
TUTR 12R 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 104
TUTR 13M 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 002
TUTR 14T 12:30 - 13:30 ACE 008
TUTR 15W 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 002
TUTR 16R 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 009
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 2340 3.00 M The Art of Asia

FA ARTH 2340 3.00 M - The Art of Asia

Provides an interdisciplinary introduction to the art and architecture of East Asia explores a wide range of representations from artifacts and artworks to popular media and the built-environment. Discussions focus on issues of identity formation, political ethics, religious authorities, the nation-state, modernity, colonialism, and race/gender relations. Open to non-majors. Course Credit Exclusion: FA/VISA 2340 6.0.

Hong Kal T 11:30 - 14:30 CFA 312
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F15-W16 F FA ARTH 2541 3.00 A High Medieval Art and Architecture

FA ARTH 2541 3.00 A - High Medieval Art and Architecture

Offers a chronological and thematic examination of Romanesque and Gothic architecture, painting, sculpture, stained glass and the art of church treasures circa 1050-1400. Works are investigated in their appropriate historical context with the view to understanding their meaning for contemporaries. The roles of patron and artist in the creative process are explored, and technical aspects are considered. Course Credit Exclusion: FA/VISA 2540 6.0

Malcolm Thurlby M 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 312
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F15-W16 W FA ARTH 2621 3.00 M 20th Century Western Art

FA ARTH 2621 3.00 M - 20th Century Western Art

Analyzes major movements in European, North American and world art including Expressionism, Cubism, Abstraction, Constructivism, Dada, Surrealism, Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, as well as more recent developments in the contemporary era from 1900 to the present. Emphasis is given to relations between the art of this period and social and political developments. Pre-requisites: none Course Credit Exclusions: FA/VISA 2620 6.0; FA/ARTH 2620 6.0

Brian J B Grosskurth R 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 312
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F15-W16 F FA ARTH 3345 3.00 A Visual Culture in Modern Asia

FA ARTH 3345 3.00 A - Visual Culture in Modern Asia

Examines visual culture throughout modern Asia, building a framework for understanding artistic and cultural activities in the 20th century in their historical and social context. Explores visual and built environments including art works, exhibitions, literature, popular culture and events. Open to non-majors.

Hong Kal R 11:30 - 14:30 ACW 209
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 3400 3.00 M Cabinets of Curiosities

FA ARTH 3400 3.00 M - Cabinets of Curiosities

Considers the Cabinet of Curiosities, a Renaissance invention designed to classify and preserve collections of "precious" objects, and its more recent manifestations (including museums, artists' installations, and Web sites) to explore a wide range of issues associated with Cultural Studies. Prerequisite: Third-year standing or permission of the course director. Exclusion: FA/FACS 3400 (3.0)

Leslie A Korrick R 11:30 - 14:30 ACW 002
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 3541 3.00 M The Gothic Cathedral

FA ARTH 3541 3.00 M - The Gothic Cathedral

Examines the architecture, sculpture, stained glass, painting, fittings and use of Gothic cathedrals in Europe from the 12th to the 15th century. Buildings are explored in light of the demands of the patron(s), the design and technological skills of the master mason(s) and artists, and the liturgical requirements of the clergy. Plans and elevations are examined with regard to systems of practical geometry, while the study of building materials and structural systems reveals how the edifice was constructed and how it continues to stand. The iconography of individual buildings is investigated so as to determine the aspirations of the patron(s) and the meaning of the buildings to society. Emphasis is placed on architectural-historical methodologies and on the development of 'archaeological' skills necessary to 'read' Gothic cathedrals.

Malcolm Thurlby T 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 009
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 3620A 3.00 A Studies in Realism and Impressionism

FA ARTH 3620A 3.00 A - Studies in Realism and Impressionism

Offers a study of Realism and Impressionism in Europe between the 1830s and the 1880s. Realism is examined as a series of linked but differing concepts of art involving artists throughout Europe including Scandinavia and the Russian Empire. Emphasis is placed on the importance of prints and illustrated magazines in the formation of Realism. The study of Impressionism focuses on the French movement. There is also a concluding analysis of the contribution of Impressionism to Post-Impressionism. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2620 6.00

Brian J B Grosskurth W 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 008
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 3622 3.00 A Modern Art in Germany

FA ARTH 3622 3.00 A - Modern Art in Germany

Examines art and visual culture in Germany, first dealing with the historical development of avant-garde movements and then a range of significant postwar artistic tendencies before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Subjects considered may include German Expressionist art and film (Die Brücke, Der Blaue Reiter, Fritz Lang), the Bauhaus, Nazi censorship and the "Degenerate Art" exhibition, the films of Leni Riefenstahl, the Dusseldorf School of photography (Bernd and Hilla Becher, Thomas Ruff, Andreas Gursky, etc.), feminist art, the paintings of Gerhard Richter and Martin Kippenberger, among others. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2620 6.0

Daniel A Adler W 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 003
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 3680E 3.00 M 1960s Art in the USA and Europe

FA ARTH 3680E 3.00 M - 1960s Art in the USA and Europe

Examines the work, processes and context of artists who emerged in Europe and the United States immediately after the Abstract Expressionists and their European counterparts. These may include: Post-painterly Abstraction, proto-Pop, Pop Art, Cubist-Constructivist sculpture, Minimalism, photo-realism, earth art, kinetic art, the El Paso group in Madrid, Joseph Beuys, the beginning of post-modern architecture, and early performance art. Course requirements: Individually chosen mix of essays and tests. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2620 6.00

R 9:30 - 11:30
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 3680Q 3.00 M Jewish Museums, Identity and Public Memo

FA ARTH 3680Q 3.00 M - Jewish Museums, Identity and Public Memo

Explores the theory and practice of the exhibition experience in contemporary Jewish museums. Examines how these cultural institutions shape public memory, social identity, and collective history. Addresses issues of representation, space and architecture. Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year standing. Open to non-majors. Cross-lisated to : AP/HUMA 3405 3.00.

M 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 312
F15-W16 Y FA ARTH 3710 6.00 A Memory and Place

FA ARTH 3710 6.00 A - Memory and Place

How do places contribute to shaping memory? What is it about objects, art and architecture, for example, that seem to capture memory? Why are certain places meaningful and others less so? This course explores objects and ideas all the while embedded in history to better formulate a notion of the power of place and its relationship to memory.

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F15-W16 F FA ARTH 3740 3.00 A 20th Century Canadian Art

FA ARTH 3740 3.00 A - 20th Century Canadian Art

Investigates 20th century Canadian arts in the social and political contexts of race and ethnicity, gender, national identity. The course considers the social position of the artist, genres (fine art/craft/folk art), art markets and patrons and the development of arts institutions. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1110 6.00 or FA/VISA 2620 6.00 or FA/VISA 2740 3.00. Course credit exclusion: FA/VISA 3720 6.00.

Jennifer Fisher R 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 312
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 3830 3.00 A Aspects of Portraiture

FA ARTH 3830 3.00 A - Aspects of Portraiture

Offers an introduction to theoretical and historical aspects of portraiture, with an emphasis on modern portraiture. Lectures, discussions and student presentations. Prerequisite: VISA 2620 6.0

Karen S Stanworth F 11:30 - 14:30 ACW 002
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4310 3.00 M Art Criticism: Principles and Practice

FA ARTH 4310 3.00 M - Art Criticism: Principles and Practice

Examines the principles of art criticism and critical writing through exploration of questions asked and answered by critics, and assumptions they make, whether implicit or explicit. Critics' works inform students' own writings. Gallery visits in Toronto are an integral part of the course. Course Credit Exclusion FA/VISA 4310 6.00

Daniel A Adler R 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 003
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4340B 3.00 M Monumentality and Community in Modern As

FA ARTH 4340B 3.00 M - Monumentality and Community in Modern As

Provides a critical understanding of concepts and practices of modern monumentality. It explores cases of monuments, memorials, exhibitions and masse gatherings and parades in modern Asia and beyond and discusses issues of disciplinary state, formation of community and memory politics. (Open to Non-Majors)

Hong Kal R 11:30 - 14:30 ACW 008
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4581 3.00 M Artisans and Artists: Early Modern Italy

FA ARTH 4581 3.00 M - Artisans and Artists: Early Modern Italy

Considers the changing role and status of the artist in Early Modern Italy, often characterized as marking the transformation of the professional artisan dedicated to the craft of production into a "divine" intellect with the ability consciously to conceptualize an artistic idea.

Leslie A Korrick T 11:30 - 14:30 ACW 002
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4610 3.00 M The Senses in Art

FA ARTH 4610 3.00 M - The Senses in Art

Examines the senses in the experience and production of art, with an emphasis on the senses beyond vision -- taste, touch, smell, and hearing - in art and aesthetic experience. Explores how the senses are a prominent factor in contemporary artworks that involve spectators physically, focus on the body, and use new technologies to create distinct perceptual experiences. Considers the regime of visuality and the hierarchy of the senses, the allegorical representation of the senses in art history, and the emergent activation of the non-visual senses in contemporary art practice. Topics will focus on the cultural politics of the senses in art, with focused case studies on art and taste, art and touch, art and smell, audio art and synaesthetic art. The objectives of this course are 1) to introduce students to the impact of the senses in art practice with reference to specific works of art ; 2) to study the cultural politics of sensorial mediation; 3) to develop a critical understanding of non-visual aesthetics. Open to non-majors.

Jennifer Fisher W 8:30 - 11:30 ACW 003
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 4640B 3.00 A Contemporary Sculpture

FA ARTH 4640B 3.00 A - Contemporary Sculpture

Examines the development in contemporary sculpture from 1980 to the present, within both a theoretical and historical context. Initial seminars successively examine questions concerning the traditional public monument, modernist sculpture and problems of theoretical definition. The principle focus, however, is on sculpture in the past fifteen years. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2620 6.00 or permission of the course director.

Brian J B Grosskurth F 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 003
F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4640C 3.00 M Contemporary Art and Surrealism

FA ARTH 4640C 3.00 M - Contemporary Art and Surrealism

Focuses on the art of the 1990s. In exploring this period, major emphasis is placed on the resurgence of Surrealist strategies in recent practice. A central theme involves the complex interplay between theory and practice within contemporary art of the last 10 years. In this vein, theories such as Kristevas concept of the abject, Batailles notion of the formless, Freuds categories of the uncanny and the death drive, and Lacans problematic of the real receive close attention. Revisionist interpretations of Surrealism itself by contemporary critics such as Yve-Alain Bois, Whitney Chadwick, Hal Foster, Rosalind Krauss and others are extensively discussed. Rachel Whiteread, Jimmie Durham, Mona Hatoum, Gary Hill and Sarah Luca are among the contemporary artists whose work is considered. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 2620 6.00 and preferably a second course in 19th- or 20th-century art, or permission of the course director.

Brian J B Grosskurth W 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 009
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 4650 3.00 A A.W. Pugin (1812-1852) Gothic Revival

FA ARTH 4650 3.00 A - A.W. Pugin (1812-1852) Gothic Revival

Examines the writings, architecture and designs of Augustus Welby Pugin (1812-1852) and his worldwide influence on the Gothic Revival. Prerequisite: 3rd or 4th year standing. Open to non-majors.

W 14:30 - 17:30 ACW 009
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 4720D 3.00 A Bawdy Images/Body Theory

FA ARTH 4720D 3.00 A - Bawdy Images/Body Theory

Ribald, indecent, improper, dirty definitions of 'bawdy' suggest how some body images have been viewed in Canadian visual culture. Focusing on 20th century case studies, the course provides a forum for formulating theoretical approaches to body imaging in the 21st century. Prerequisite: Third- or fourth-year standing.

R 9:30 - 11:30 ACW 003
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F15-W16 W FA ARTH 4720F 3.00 M Canadian Architecture 1800-1870

FA ARTH 4720F 3.00 M - Canadian Architecture 1800-1870

Offers an examination of the theory, structure, form, function, iconography and development of architecture in Canada circa 1800-1870. Chronological and thematic approaches are used. Emphasis is placed on architectural-historical research into specific buildings and/or architects. Student projects are designed to hone these research skills. Walking tours of Toronto and a visit to Niagara-on-the-Lake are an integral part of the course. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2110 6.00 or FA/VISA 2620 6.00, or permission of the course director. Course credit exclusion: FA/VISA 4720E 3.00.

Malcolm Thurlby M 14:30 - 17:30 ACE 007
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 4800D 3.00 A Arts and Crafts Movement

FA ARTH 4800D 3.00 A - Arts and Crafts Movement

Overviews the Arts and Crafts Movement which revolutionized attitudes towards both art and design in the latter part of the 19th century and the first half of the 20th century. The material covered includes the British Isles (England, Ireland), Europe (Germany, Austria, Scandinavia), the United States and Canada. The interconnection with nationalism, womens movements, museum development and industrialization is discussed, as are aesthetic goals and premises. Architecture and stained glass are studied along with smaller-scale objects. William Morris, Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright and Harry Clarke are a few of the important innovators whose works and writings are addressed. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1110 6.00 or FA/VISA 2620 6.00 or FA/VISA 3910 6.00, or permission of the course director.

Shirley A Brown W 11:30 - 14:30 ACE 006
F15-W16 F FA ARTH 4800I 3.00 A Art of the Arctic

FA ARTH 4800I 3.00 A - Art of the Arctic

Examines various contemporary, modern and traditional Inuit and First Peoples' creative practices of the northern circumpolar region including video, new media and television, sculpture, printmaking, material culture and oral tradition.

Anna V. Hudson T 11:30 - 14:30 ACE 006
F15-W16 F FA VISA 1000 3.00 A Critical Issues in the Studio

FA VISA 1000 3.00 A - Critical Issues in the Studio

Introduces students to visual, conceptual and theoretical language as it relates to studio practice. Ideas are examined through various disciplines from different points of view. Degree requirement for Visual Artts BFA Hons program. Open to non-majors.

Katherine M Knight R 10:00 - 11:30 ACW 206
TUTR 1R 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 002
TUTR 2R 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 002
TUTR 3R 13:30 - 14:30 ACW 002
TUTR 4R 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 003
TUTR 5R 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 003
TUTR 6R 13:30 - 14:30 ACW 003
TUTR 7R 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 008
TUTR 8R 12:30 - 13:30 ACW 008
TUTR 9R 13:30 - 14:30 ACW 008
TUTR 10R 11:30 - 12:30 ACW 009
TUTR 11R 12:30 - 14:00 ACW 104
TUTR 12R 13:30 - 14:30 ACW 009
F15-W16 W FA VISA 1006 3.00 M The Photographic Experience

FA VISA 1006 3.00 M - The Photographic Experience

Offers an introduction to photography practices for non-majors. Basic skills are developed through lectures, tutorials, discussions and group critiques. Aspects of history and theory are explored. Camera required. Students are responsible for all costs associated with image creation and production. Course credit exclusions: FA/VISA 1006 6.00; FA/VISA 2060 6.00 (formerly FA/VISA 1060 6.00. Not open to VISA majors

Katherine M Knight T 16:00 - 17:30 ACW 206
TUTR 1T 17:30 - 18:30 ACW 002
TUTR 2T 18:30 - 19:30 ACW 002
TUTR 3T 19:30 - 20:30 ACW 002
TUTR 4T 17:30 - 18:30 ACW 003
TUTR 5T 18:30 - 19:30 ACW 003
TUTR 6T 19:30 - 20:30 ACW 003
TUTR 7T 17:30 - 18:30 ACW 008
TUTR 8T 18:30 - 19:30 ACW 008
TUTR 9T 19:03 - 20:03 ACW 104
TUTR 10T 17:30 - 18:30 ACW 009
TUTR 11T 18:30 - 19:30 ACW 009
TUTR 12T 19:30 - 20:30 ACW 209
F15-W16 F FA VISA 1010 6.00 A Art Fundamentals

FA VISA 1010 6.00 A - Art Fundamentals

Introduces students to the visual arts studios, faculty and a spectrum of production methods addressing two dimensional, three dimensional and the element of time in art making. An established theme provides students with a starting point for research, conceptualization and the exploration of fundamental processes as a means of visualizing their creative ideas. Course work is presented at an end of term exhibition.

Yam K Lau -
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Judith K Schwarz -
LAB 1M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 1W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 2M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 2W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 3W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 330
LAB 3M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 330
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2021 3.00 A Painting Approaches to the Human Figure

FA VISA 2021 3.00 A - Painting Approaches to the Human Figure

Examines Aesthetics and techniques through the study of various traditions and approaches to painting the human figure. Visual vocabulary and formal composition are developed through practical application and critical appraisal. Contemporary art concerns are discussed in slide presentations.

Michel Daigneault -
LAB 1T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 2W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 282
LAB 3F 9:30 - 13:30 CFA 282
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2023 3.00 M Creating Space in Contemporary Painting

FA VISA 2023 3.00 M - Creating Space in Contemporary Painting

Examines spatial strategies in contemporary painting through studio projects, the analysis of selected paintings and student critiques. Each of the projects focuses on a different way of creating space: perspective, 'allover' space, color juxtaposition and collage/ sampling.

Janet A Jones -
LAB 1T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 2T 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 282
LAB 3W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 4R 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 282
LAB 5F 9:30 - 13:30 CFA 282
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2025 3.00 A Painting: Techniques and Materials

FA VISA 2025 3.00 A - Painting: Techniques and Materials

Explores a range of approaches to painting through a study of both traditional and contemporary techniques and materials. Students develop the technical and conceptual competency required for further exploration in painting, and discuss contemporary issues relating to the practice.

Janet A Jones -
LAB 1R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 282
LAB 2M 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 282
LAB 3T 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 282
LAB 4R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 282
LAB 5F 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 282
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2031 3.00 A Sculpture: Introductory Wood and Metal

FA VISA 2031 3.00 A - Sculpture: Introductory Wood and Metal

Engages students in three-dimensional, non-representational sculpture stressing individual approaches to creative problem solving. Introduces students to sculptural methodologies and skills employing additive and reductive processes. Discusses fundamental concepts of traditional, post-modern, and emerging sculptural production in relation to abstraction, as experienced through individual production. Compulsory supplementary fees apply. Mandatory safety equipment required.

Brandon J Vickerd -
LAB 1T 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
LAB 2F 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2032 3.00 A 3-Dimensional Construction

FA VISA 2032 3.00 A - 3-Dimensional Construction

Projects focus on three-dimensional construction processes such as plaster construction, wood construction and found objects. The primary aim of this course is to introduce students to sculptural practices that encompasses more than one material in the production of 3-dimensional objects.The theory and practice of 20th-century constructed sculpture is examined through discussions, slide lectures and course projects.

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LAB 1M 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
LAB 2T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
LAB 3R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2034 3.00 M Stone Carving

FA VISA 2034 3.00 M - Stone Carving

Develops understanding of form by combining primary sculptural method and traditional material. Investigations using stone identify principles of glyptic method and idea through dialogue, slide discussions and readings, resulting in visible signs of process and materialization of completed work. Compulsory supplementary fees. Mandatory safety equipment is required.

Kevin M Yates -
LAB 1M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
LAB 2T 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
LAB 3R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2037 3.00 M Introductory Sculpture: Ceramics

FA VISA 2037 3.00 M - Introductory Sculpture: Ceramics

Designed to expose students to various processes used to develop sculpture in clay. Students will explore Hand Building and Slip Casting techniques as they relate to sculpture creation, and investigate historical and current use of clay in contemporary sculpture. Projects will focus on themes relevant to understanding object materiality. Slide, video lectures and discussion will present examples of artists working with clay in their practice, issues and themes relevant to the projects and to the field of contemporary sculpture. This course offers a solid framework to understanding clay and ceramic sculpture techniques, sculpture development and creation, critiques and evaluation skills, and the course content is an excellent foundation for continuing on into upper level material sculpture courses.

Kevin M Yates -
LAB 1W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
LAB 2F 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2060 3.00 A Introductory Photography: Black & White

FA VISA 2060 3.00 A - Introductory Photography: Black & White

Focuses on the creation and production of black and white photographs in this hands-on studio course. Camera, film and print skills are developed in conjunction with critical and aesthetic awareness. A 35 mm manually operable camera is required. Compulsory supplementary fees apply.

Katherine M Knight -
LAB 1M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 130
LAB 2R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 130
LAB 3T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 130
LAB 4W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2061 3.00 M Photo Studio 1

FA VISA 2061 3.00 M - Photo Studio 1

Offers an introductory studio in photographic theory and practice fundamentals. Tools, techniques and ideas related to seeing and camera art are explored with emphasis on the photographer as informed image-maker. Open only to visual arts majors, this course is a prerequisite for 3000-level photography courses. Course credit exclusions: FA/VISA 2006 3.00.

Katherine M Knight R 8:30 - 10:30 ACW 106
LAB 1R 10:30 - 12:30 CFA 334
LAB 2R 10:30 - 12:30 CFA 328
LAB 3R 12:30 - 14:30 CFA 328
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2065 3.00 A Photography: Camera to Print

FA VISA 2065 3.00 A - Photography: Camera to Print

Introduces photographic practices in a digital environment. Explores camera, tools, techniques and conceptual approaches related to image capture and printing. A digital camera is required. Compulsory supplementary fees. Open to students formally registered in the Cross-Disciplinary Certificate in Digital Media.

Nina E Levitt -
LAB 1M 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 328
LAB 2W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 328
LAB 3R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 328
LAB 4F 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 328
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2071 3.00 A Print Media: Intaglio

FA VISA 2071 3.00 A - Print Media: Intaglio

Provides an introduction to intaglio, students are exposed to the ideas and aesthetics informing contemporary print media. Demonstrations and projects will cover various approaches to intaglio, including drypoint, etching and photo-etching. Compulsory materials fees apply. Mandatory safety equipment required. Open to FES students formally registered in CAP.

David Scott Armstrong -
LAB 1W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 106
LAB 2W 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2073 3.00 M Print Media: Relief

FA VISA 2073 3.00 M - Print Media: Relief

In this introduction to relief printing, students are exposed to the ideas and aesthetics informing contemporary print media. Demonstrations and projects include various approaches to relief printing such as woodcut, linocut and collagraph, and cover a range of techniques and material processes. Compulsory supplementary fees.

David Scott Armstrong -
LAB 1F 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 106
LAB 2F 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2074 3.00 M Print Media: Screenprinting

FA VISA 2074 3.00 M - Print Media: Screenprinting

In this introduction to screenprinting, students are exposed to the ideas and aesthetics informing contemporary print media. Demonstrations and projects cover various approaches to screenprinting with a range of techniques and material processes. Compulsory supplementary fees.

David Scott Armstrong -
LAB 1R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 106
LAB 2M 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 106
LAB 3T 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 F FA VISA 2081 3.00 A Drawing

FA VISA 2081 3.00 A - Drawing

Explores contemporary approaches to traditional genres such as the still life, portrait, landscape and architecture are developed in relation to formal drawing skills. Studio projects include observational drawing and the application of representational systems such as perspective. The creative process is stressed encouraging personal, imaginative solutions to class projects and home assignments.

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LAB 1T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 2R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 284
LAB 3R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 4F 9:30 - 13:30 CFA 284
F15-W16 W FA VISA 2083 3.00 M Drawing: Contemporary Practices

FA VISA 2083 3.00 M - Drawing: Contemporary Practices

Explores conceptual, perceptual and formal drawing strategies for developing images. Emphasis is placed on the creative process leading students to develop and sustain personally relevant images.

Yvonne Singer -
LAB 1T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 2W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 284
LAB 3R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
LAB 4F 9:30 - 13:30 CFA 284
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3001E 3.00 A Research and Practice in Art

FA VISA 3001E 3.00 A - Research and Practice in Art

Further expands students' awareness of critical debates in contemporary art practice. It explores how artists establish studio topics and develop areas of research expertise. Case studies explore how individualized art practice intersects and hybridizes established areas of structured research. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 1000 3.00, FA/VISA 2620 6.00 and six credits of practicum at the 2000 level, 3rd year standing in the BFA Honors Visual Arts.

Nina E Levitt T 14:30 - 17:30
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3001X 3.00 M Identity: Gender Sexuality Ethnicity

FA VISA 3001X 3.00 M - Identity: Gender Sexuality Ethnicity

Explores notions of "otherness" including issues pertinent to environments in which gender-bias, homophobia and cultural stereotyping are operative. Encourages resolution for individual & culturally-specific investigations critical to artistic closure but which are not addressed within the traditional studio or studies settings. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 1000 3.00, FA/VISA 2620 6.00 and six credits of practicum at the 2000 level, 3rd year standing in the BFA Honors Visual Arts.

Jon Peter Baturin T 14:30 - 17:30 ACE 003
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3022A 3.00 M Painting: The Body and Technology

FA VISA 3022A 3.00 M - Painting: The Body and Technology

Offers a thematic studio course that examines contemporary debates on the body and technology primarily through painting and secondarily through the discussion of selected readings and the viewing of relevant images of works by artists. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1000 3.00; six credits from 202x series of courses.

Janet A Jones W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 342
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3022C 3.00 M Painting: Constructing the Human Figure

FA VISA 3022C 3.00 M - Painting: Constructing the Human Figure

Investigates the representation of the naked and clothed human figure in painting. Working from close observation of a life model, appropriated images and from their imagination, students explore questions of identity and social references while developing technical and compositional skills. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 1000 3.00; six credits from the 202x series of courses.

Michel Daigneault W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 340
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3022D 3.00 M Painting: Towards a Communal Practice

FA VISA 3022D 3.00 M - Painting: Towards a Communal Practice

Explores painting as a relational and dialogical process that can be mobilized to implicate other spaces, individuals and groups. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 1000 3.00; six credits from the 202x series of courses.

Yam K Lau W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 340
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3022E 3.00 M Contemporary Approaches to Nature

FA VISA 3022E 3.00 M - Contemporary Approaches to Nature

Investigates how painters are exploring contemporary approaches to nature and landscape through such questions as: How is nature represented in the media? How is the urban/nature opposition beginning to break down? How can cities be ecologically friendly? These questions are discussed through: an historical survey of how artists of the past viewed and represented nature, a class visit to the McMichael Collection, and an examination of how contemporary painters are re-engaging with nature. Students explore these themes through three, studio projects. Students are encouraged to draw and paint from nature instead of using only photographic sources. The projects are evaluated by extensive individual and class critiques. Pre-requisites: 3.00 credits in 2020 series of courses

Janet A Jones R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 342
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3024A 3.00 A Painting: A 2- and 3- Dimensional Practi

FA VISA 3024A 3.00 A - Painting: A 2- and 3- Dimensional Practi

Explores new forms of contemporary painting that extend the medium from a two-dimensional practice to a critical consideration of its limit/frame, different kinds of support/form, as well as its relationship with the surrounding architecture/environment. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1000 3.00; six credits from the 202x series of courses.

Yam K Lau W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 340
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3024C 3.00 A Painting: Shifting Abstraction

FA VISA 3024C 3.00 A - Painting: Shifting Abstraction

Examines the recent shift of the boundaries of abstraction and figuration in pictorial experience. In a series of painting, students create new relationships between abstraction and figuration by using the visual strategies of convergence, interference and mutation. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1000 3.00; six credits from the 202x series of courses.

Michel Daigneault W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 340
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3032A 3.00 M Sculpture Processes: Metal Fabrication

FA VISA 3032A 3.00 M - Sculpture Processes: Metal Fabrication

Explores metal fabrication as it can be applied to the sculptural process. Includes instruction in welding and forging. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 1000 3.00, FA/VISA 2032 3.00, three credits from the 203x series of courses. Supplementary fees apply.

W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3032D 3.00 M Sculpture Processes: Hand Construction

FA VISA 3032D 3.00 M - Sculpture Processes: Hand Construction

Working directly by hand, students employ various materials to construct three-dimensional sculpture. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1000 3.00, FA/VISA 2032 3.00 and three credits from the 203x series of courses. Supplementary fees apply.

M 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3032E 3.00 M Lost wax/Ceramic Shell

FA VISA 3032E 3.00 M - Lost wax/Ceramic Shell

Explores the casting process using the lost wax method. Students produce an object in metal from start to finish. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 1000 3.00, FA/VISA 2032 3.00 and three credits from the 203x series of courses. Supplementary fees apply.

Kevin M Yates T 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3032I 3.00 A Figurative Sculpture

FA VISA 3032I 3.00 A - Figurative Sculpture

Introduces students to the possibilities of creating figurative sculpture utilizing various techniques and material processed. Through the completion of assignments, student gain practical knowledge of how to successfully craft sculpture based on the human anatomy. Students experiment with diverse processes, such as casting from the body, modeling in clay, and working in diverse materials in order to gain a personal understanding of the potential and limits of figurative sculpture. In addition to developing skills in constructing figurative sculpture, students are expected to develop a conceptual engagement with representations of the human body. This is achieved through discussing contemporary sculptors whose practices are rooted in the representation of the human figure (such as Evan Penny, Louise Bourgeois, Anthony Gormley). Lectures, demonstrations, group critiques and most importantly, hands-on instruction are the essential means by which we investigate the contemporary figurative sculpture. Prerequisite: 6.0 credits from the 203x 3.0 series of courses.

Yvonne Singer W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3033 3.00 A Modelling for 3D Fabrication

FA VISA 3033 3.00 A - Modelling for 3D Fabrication

Introduces students to the possibilities for creating digital objects using advanced 3D design software and 3D scanning technologies, and the related conceptual concerns. Compulsory Supplementary Fees apply. Prerequisite: VISA: 3 credits of 203x series of courses DIGM: FA/DATT 2050 3.0. Crosslisted to FA/DATT 3940 3.00

W 8:30 - 12:30 ACW 102
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3060 3.00 M Hybrid Approaches to B&W Photography

FA VISA 3060 3.00 M - Hybrid Approaches to B&W Photography

Intermediate studio focuses on black and white photography as a distinctive medium encompassing analog and digital methods. Skills, knowledge, aesthetic awareness and critical understanding are developed through creative projects. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 2060 3.00 and FA/VISA 2061 3.00. Compulsory material fees apply. CCE: FA/VISA 3060 6.0 Black and White Photography

Katherine M Knight W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3063 3.00 A Photo Studio II: Landscape and Place

FA VISA 3063 3.00 A - Photo Studio II: Landscape and Place

This is an intermediate level photography course focusing on improving camera skills and production techniques, concept development, and image presentation strategies. During the course, students will explore a range of photographic techniques and genres; develop technical and creative skills in photographic production and modes of print and/or screen-based presentations; develop confidence in their artistic practice, technical competence and creative skills; acquire critical skills in photography and in the broader discourses related to cultural production; be exposed to a range of photographic practices as a source of inspiration and to further an understanding of issues of representation. Pre-requisite: FA/VISA2061 3.0 or FA/VISA 2065. Open to non-majors

Nina E Levitt W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3065 3.00 A Photo-Illustration

FA VISA 3065 3.00 A - Photo-Illustration

Offers an intensive project-based course that addresses the relationship between photography and applied design (editorial, fashion, advertising). Assignments will focus on creative and practical photographic solutions to specific design challenges in the publication field. Prerequisites: FA/VISA 2061 3.00 and three additional credits from the 206x series of courses.

Jon Peter Baturin T 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3066 3.00 M Photography: Space and Site

FA VISA 3066 3.00 M - Photography: Space and Site

Investigates a range of installation techniques and approaches that extend the traditional boundaries of the photographic medium. Documentation of ephemeral works and installations is examined. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2061 3.00 (formerly FA/VISA 2006 3.00) and FA/VISA 2065 3.00 or FA/VISA 2066 3.00.

Nina E Levitt W 14:30 - 18:30 CFA 328
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3067 3.00 M Photography: The Constructed Image

FA VISA 3067 3.00 M - Photography: The Constructed Image

Explores concepts and processes related to photographic narrative, tableau and constructed images in this hands-on course. Directorial methods, studio and camera skills, and creative thinking are emphasized. Some group work and a DSLR are required. Compulsory supplementary fees apply. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2061 3.0 and FA/VISA 2065 3.0.

Nina E Levitt F 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3070 3.00 A Extended Print Practice

FA VISA 3070 3.00 A - Extended Print Practice

Building upon knowledge gained from introductory printmaking courses, students will have the opportunity to work in various print media as well as investigate extended print media practice such as artists book, printed ephemera, print installation and digital imaging. Compulsory supplementary fees. Mandatory safety equipment is required. Prerequisite: Six credits from the FA/VISA 207x series of printmedia courses.

David Scott Armstrong F 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3071 3.00 A Artists' Books and Multiples

FA VISA 3071 3.00 A - Artists' Books and Multiples

Considers a range of ideas and material approaches focusing on the artists' book and the multiple in the context of contemporary print media practices. Compulsory supplementary fees. Prerequisite: 6 credits from the 207x series of courses. Course Credit Exclusion: FA/VISA 3071 6.00

Barbara M Balfour R 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3072 3.00 M Digital/Photo Intaglio and Litho

FA VISA 3072 3.00 M - Digital/Photo Intaglio and Litho

Considers a range of ideas and material practices in the area of photo-digital print media. Focuses on photo-intaglio and photo-lighography processes providing students with opportunities to develop an advanced body of work. Compulsory supplementary fees apply. Prerequisite: FA/VISA 2070 3.00 and FA/VISA 2071 3.00

David Scott Armstrong F 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 106
F15-W16 F FA VISA 3080 3.00 A Drawing Methods

FA VISA 3080 3.00 A - Drawing Methods

Students incorporate observational drawing with abstract and conceptual visual solutions to develop a personal style that confirms drawing skills integrated with the creative process. CCE: FA/VISA 3080 6.0

T 13:30 - 17:30 CFA 284
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3086 3.00 M Portraiture

FA VISA 3086 3.00 M - Portraiture

Explores traditional drawing skills associated with portraiture, including proportion modeling and descriptive details. These skills are developed in relation to interpretive approaches to representation. Pre-requisite: 6.0 credits in Drawing from the 208x series of courses

Judith K Schwarz M 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
F15-W16 W FA VISA 3087 3.00 M Inventing the Environment

FA VISA 3087 3.00 M - Inventing the Environment

Reflecting on the complex intersection of nature and culture; a vision of cities as living organisms, deeply intertwined with the natural terrain of a geographic site, students invent a series of interconnected environments through the practice of drawng.

Judith K Schwarz W 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 284
F15-W16 Y FA VISA 4090A 6.00 A Installation Art

FA VISA 4090A 6.00 A - Installation Art

Offers a focused practicum for senior students that addresses the origins and history of installation art including site-specificity, the context of the gallery/museum, alternate environments and artist collectives. Compulsory supplementary fees. Prerequisites: Third- or fourth-year standing and at least six credits in studio at the 3000-level with a grade of B or better.

Yvonne Singer R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 004
F15-W16 Y FA VISA 4090D 6.00 A Painting: Contemporary Explorations

FA VISA 4090D 6.00 A - Painting: Contemporary Explorations

Provides a focused practicum for senior students that examines contemporary practices in painting. This course is structured around self-initiated projects under the direction of the instructor. Through the coupling of theoretical and practical explorations, the course facilitates students' ability to develop their individual projects within the contemporary context of representational and abstract art, popular culture and mass media. Prerequisites: 3 credits from the 302x plus 3 credits from the 302x or 308x series of courses with a grade of B or better, 3rd or 4th year standing.

Michel Daigneault R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 340
F15-W16 Y FA VISA 4090H 6.00 A Advanced Explorations

FA VISA 4090H 6.00 A - Advanced Explorations

Offers a focused practicum for senior students to apply conceptual, technical and creative skills in the production of directed photo-based projects. Encourages the development of advanced skills in digital and/or film-based technologies, independent research and production. Prerequisites: Third- or fourth-year standing with six credits from the 305x or 306x series of courses with a grade of B or better.

Jon Peter Baturin R 8:30 - 12:30 CFA 130
F15-W16 Y FA VISA 4091 6.00 A Independent Studies: Practicum

FA VISA 4091 6.00 A - Independent Studies: Practicum

An individualized study program for highly motivated visual arts students in their final year of study who wish to pursue specific and intensive independent projects under the supervision of a faculty member on topics not available in other courses in visual arts. Supplementary fees are charged in studio areas where such fees are applicable. Prerequisite: Applications are restricted to students who fulfill all of the following criteria: BFA Honours major in visual arts with a minimum overall average of 7.0 (B+); successful completion of 90 credits towards the BFA, including a minimum of six credits in FA/VISA 4090 6.00 in the proposed discipline. Note: The annual submission deadline for an independent studies application is April 30th for the next summer and fall/winter academic sessions. Applications are subject to department approval. Applications are not available after the deadline.

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F15-W16 F GS ARTH 5100 3.00 A Methods

GS ARTH 5100 3.00 A - Methods

This seminar provides a forum for the examination of the historiography of art history and the various methodologies and ideologies that inform current academic practice in the field of art history, visual culture and studies in representation.

Karen S Stanworth T 10:30 - 13:30
F15-W16 W GS ARTH 5130 3.00 M Graduate Seminar I Daniel A Adler W 14:30 - 17:30 ACE 004
F15-W16 F GS ARTH 5170 3.00 A Museum & Gallery

GS ARTH 5170 3.00 A - Museum & Gallery

Museum and Gallery. Seminar survey of the history of museums will precede the study of cataloguing methods (accession catalogue, exhibition catalogue, catalogue raisonné) and of the basic procedures of art works preservation. The ethical and legal implications of the art trade will be discussed. A demonstration of mounting an exhibition will be performed. Scientific methods of research in dating and attribution of works of art will be studied. (Students pursuing this course of study may choose to spend up to two semesters in a detailed apprenticeship programme approved by their supervisors.)

Hong Kal F 11:30 - 14:30
F15-W16 W GS ARTH 5175 3.00 M Curatorial Practice

GS ARTH 5175 3.00 M - Curatorial Practice

Curatorial Practice

Jennifer Fisher T 10:30 - 13:30
F15-W16 F GS ARTH 5190 3.00 A Placement

GS ARTH 5190 3.00 A - Placement

Placement

Jennifer Fisher -
F15-W16 F GS ARTH 5300 3.00 A Individualized reading

GS ARTH 5300 3.00 A - Individualized reading

A supervised reading course on a topic for which there is no current course offering. Permission of the Graduate Programme Director is required.

Daniel A Adler -
F15-W16 Y GS ARTH 6000 A Research and Professional Practices Semi

GS ARTH 6000 A - Research and Professional Practices Semi

Research and Professional Practices Seminar

Sarah C Parsons T 14:30 - 17:30
F15-W16 F GS ARTH 6010 A Research Paper

GS ARTH 6010 A - Research Paper

Research Paper. No course credit. integrated with an undergraduate course.

Daniel A Adler -
F15-W16 F GS VISA 5600 3.00 A Contemporary Theory in the Visual Arts

GS VISA 5600 3.00 A - Contemporary Theory in the Visual Arts

Contemporary Theory in the Visual Arts

Marc G Couroux W 9:30 - 12:30 CFA 338
F15-W16 W GS VISA 5610 3.00 M Theoretical Issues in Contemporary Art

GS VISA 5610 3.00 M - Theoretical Issues in Contemporary Art

This course examines recent theoretical interventions in the formulation of critical practice in the field of the visual arts. Working from the premise that 'art' and theory are social constructions and therefore, are historically specific practices, this course addresses the intersection between theory and practice at particular moments in time, taking into consideration the implicit and explicit references of artists, critics, historians and contemporary cultural theorists. Same as Art History 5160.03.

Brian J B Grosskurth M 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 257
F15-W16 F GS VISA 5620 3.00 A Graduate Seminar

GS VISA 5620 3.00 A - Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar. Weekly meetings with guest artists and faculty will provide a forum for peer critiques and critical discussion of student's work and the issues arising from that discussion. This venue will lead to development of the thesis support paper.

Barbara M Balfour T 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 338
F15-W16 F GS VISA 5640 3.00 A Graduate Seminar

GS VISA 5640 3.00 A - Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar. Weekly meetings with guest artists and faculty will provide a forum for peer critiques and critical discussion of student's work and the issues arising from that discussion. This venue will lead to development of the thesis support paper.

Barbara M Balfour T 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 338
F15-W16 W GS VISA 5650 3.00 M Methods in Practice-Based Research

GS VISA 5650 3.00 M - Methods in Practice-Based Research

The focus of the course is how to characterize "research" in the context of art practice. Course materials and discussions will address the terminology, categorization and goals of practice-based research (or research-creation). Students will consider the formal and conceptual strategies required for producing artwork in parallel with scholarly reading of historical and theoretical texts and individuated forms of writing.

Barbara M Balfour T 14:30 - 17:30 CFA 338