A 22-year-old experiential education facilitator by-way-of art school, employee of an Ivy, vegetarian, procrastinator, and rock-climbing wilderness first responder living in picturesque rural New Jersey. She's holding her breath as she tests her clumsy legs post-college.
Open to juniors and seniors from all majors, this class critically engages formal, functional and social concerns in the conception and development of a body of work based on the garment, as well as the presentation of the same in a culminating multi-media event. Students are encouraged to share skills and integrate graphics, photography, and a variety of digital and physical media in both the creation and presentation of the work. All majors are welcome in this course required for students in the Experimental Fashion Concetration. Pre: FF 102 and FF 199.
Way of Tea
T 1:00P to 3:45P
A course based in both the theoretical and the hands-on aspects of the Japanese Tea ceremony. It is cross-disciplinary, including museum visits, historical background, aesthetic theories; and hands-on participation in making: tea bowl, purifying vloth, calligraphy and design for tea space; and serving as tea host and guest, using traditional gestures. Japanese Chanoyu or Chado, the Way of Tea, is a participatory performance art, a discipline, and a meditiaiton. The experience of Tea is designed to involve and awaken all six senses: seeing, tasting, touching, smelling, hearing, consciousness. Prerequisite: AH 100 and 201
Women in the History of Art
W 9:30A to 12:15P
Offered occasionally. This course explores the role women have played in the visual arts as artists, patrons, critics, and historians.
Senior Fiber Independent I
Th 9:00A to 3:00P
Students develop a coherent body of work completed during the senior year for final presentation to a jury selected from sculptural studies faculty. Periodic critiques to discuss progress, content, and process are conducted by faculty and invited critics. Open to fiber majors only.
Fashioning Cult/ Readr Clothng
F 9:00A to 3:00P
Offered occasionally. This course addresses the influences, affinities and relationships of fashion and the visual arts. Issues covered in this studio/seminar class will be contempoaries fashion�s relationship with the high and low divide in art, popular and visual culture. In addition this course will address questions of the historical significance of cloth, clothing and culture for the discourse of fashion. This class will be structured around individual derived projects based on research relating to the student�s artistic concerns. Readings, discussions and research will enhance the students� skills in interpreting and articulating their understanding of art, fashion, clothing and culture. Pre requisite: Intro to Fiber and one FB 300 level course Enrollment preference: students concentrating in Experimental Fashion