PNTG 315 F001: Painting Practices:Topic

This course varies in topic from section to section and is repeatable for credit provided the thematic topic has changed. Through artistic production, research, discussions, writing and critique, students are expected to increase their understanding of the content and context of their process and production as well as their knowledge of contemporary art. Critiques and discussions complement studio production.

Priority is given to CRCP and VIAR students in Years 3 and 4. Students outside of the registration priority group may register/waitlist for this course as of the registration rule release date.

Course content: 

Topic: Sense of Touch

The course will center conversations around “facture,” a word used to describe how paint is applied on a painting and the characteristics of this touch. Facture is one of the most elemental components of painting and directly contributes to painting’s reflection of the discourses and visual vocabularies of its time. It is key in reconsidering Modernist histories of gestural painting as well as entertaining how these meanings have shifted in the context of our world today where social relationships, points of contact and Global modernisms situate us and are situated by us differently. Through readings, discussions and presentations, we will explore facture’s multifaceted and contradictory operations, and redefine its terms through discussions of our own paintings. Students will be expected to commit a substantial amount of time to develop an individual body of work which we will critique with special regard to this course’s themes.

Prerequisites: 

6 credits of 200 level Painting and Completion of Second year

Additional comments: 
TOPIC: Sense of Touch
Instructor information: 
Meeting Information: 
Date / Time Days Room Building
Sep 9-Dec 17
13:00:00-15:50:00
W C4290 MAIN
Sep 9-Dec 17
13:00:00-15:50:00
W D4388 MAIN
Sep 9-Dec 17
16:30:00-19:20:00
W C4290 MAIN
Sep 9-Dec 17
16:30:00-19:20:00
W D4388 MAIN