This course focuses on the processes that inform “how one makes the object”, thereby helping students better understand their personal visual language & how to effectively employ it. The lens of history is used to stimulate dialogue, identify influences, & ultimately integrate the individual student’s point of view. Emphasis is on the examination of the larger continuum of historical & contemporary art. Studio meetings & individual critiques form a fundamental aspect of this course. Readings include Thomas Allen nelson, “Kubrick, Inside a Film Artist’s Maze”; Roberta Bernstein, “Jasper Johns, Paintings & Sculpture, 1945-1974, The Changing Focus of the Eye”; Kathy Halbreich, “Social Life”; Yves Alain Bois, “Painting as Model”.