Fall 2022

The Practice of Art

Listed in: Art and the History of Art, as ARHA-102

Moodle site: Course


Douglas Culhane (Section 01)


An introduction to two- and three-dimensional studio disciplines through hands-on engagement with materials supplemented by lectures, demonstrations and readings. Students will work through a variety of projects exploring drawing, sculpture, painting and hybrid forms. Work will be developed based on direct observation, memory, imagination and improvisation. Formal and conceptual concerns will be an integral aspect of the development of studio work. Historical and contemporary references will be used throughout the course to enhance and increase the student’s understanding of the visual vocabulary of art. Class time will be a balance of lectures, demonstrations, exercises, discussions and critiques. Weekly homework assignments will consist of studio work and critical readings. No prior studio experience needed.

Not open to students who have taken ARHA 111 or 215. Limited to 12 students. Fall semester. Visiting Lecturer Douglas Culhane.

How to handle overenrollment: Priority given to ARHA and ARCH majors. Others admitted to balance by class year and major.

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: In-class studio work, oral presentations, in-class critiques including visual and verbal analysis. Significant time working outside of class. Working independently


2022-23: Offered in Fall 2022
Other years: Offered in Fall 2022