Fall 2020

Failed It!

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-206

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Odette S. England (Section 01)


This course offers an exciting investigation into failure in art during the uniqueness of life and culture in 2020. We will discover and debate the complexities, challenges, and benefits of failure and what it means for making art. Students will experiment with flaws, imperfections, rejects, and errors in their art projects. We will encourage you to think about failure in positive, unexpected, inspirational, and low-fi ways. You will learn about artists who are motivated by errors, uncommon methods, and breaking rules. The course includes presentations, screenings, discussions, collaboration, in-class activities, assignments, and independent work. There will be an emphasis on using and subverting everyday tools and materials.

To be taught online. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Artist-in-Resident England.

If Overenrolled: If overenrolled: Priority given to ARHA, ARCH, FAMS majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.


Artistic Practice, Attention to Research, Fine Arts for Non-majors, Online Only


2022-23: Not offered
Other years: Offered in Fall 2020