Topics in Crafts Arts: Crafter Culture and Contemporary Art
This course explores contemporary art of craftivism, specifically handcrafts, in order to catalyze exchanges outside of traditional art audience boundaries, create political commentary, explore tactility, critique consumerism, & build community. Students will consider distinctions between the contemporary roles of artist, designer, hobbyist & artisan, and address how this type of artwork engages viewers. A studio component of the course will allow students to create their own participatory artwork. Students will be exposed to a wide range of contemporary writings, from craft scholarship & theory to ‘zine articles & manifestos.
- Old Course Number: E90.2521