• Studio Foundation

    Required for all VA and RISD courses (with the exception of VISA0120, VISA0130, VISA0140, VISA0150 and VISA0160). Covers the basics of drawing and 2D design while cultivating the capacity for visual thinking.
    VISA 0100 S01
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    Laustsen
    VISA 0100 S02
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    Coc-Chang
    VISA 0100 S03
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    McMordie
    VISA 0100 S04
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    McMordie
    VISA 0100 S05
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    VISA 0100 S06
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    Sanders
    VISA 0100 S07
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    Davis
    VISA 0100 S08
    All students interested in registering for VISA0100 should fill out the Google Form (https://bit.ly/VISAlotteryS23) to have your name added to the lottery pool. The lottery will close on November 15th and students will be notified if they are placed in a section by November 22nd. DO NOT contact the instructor. Instructors will issue override codes to students chosen by lottery AND who attend the first day of class.
    Primary Instructor
    Sanders
  • Foundation Media

    Foundation media focuses on the production and theory of time-based digital media and introduces the computer as a medium and a tool for art. Students will experiment with the production of video, sound, and interactive media. Students will examine and produce work that is multidisciplinary in nature, combining aspects of critical discourse, art, and technology.
    VISA 0120 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
  • Sculpture Foundation

    This is an extensive study in form and structure. It is designed to develop spatial understanding and the fundamentals of 3-dimensional design and construction. Students will explore the structural, compositional and conceptual implications of common materials, such as wood, metal, plaster and found objects. Projects are designed as a means for investigating a variety of sculptural processes. Students will learn safe usage of power and hand tools, casting techniques, wood and metal work. In addition, special emphasis will be placed on creativity, critical thinking and the ability to successfully articulate ideas visually.
    VISA 0130 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Stupar
  • Photography Foundation

    This class is a wide ranging technical and conceptual introduction to photography. Through weekly projects, students will be exposed to 19th-21st century photo processes.Topics covered include cameras, lenses, software, darkroom overview, scanning, natural and artificial lighting, alternative processes as well as concepts such as selective focus, color temperature, composition. Short readings and in-class slide presentations on a diverse range of photographers will introduce students to the history of photography. This course will prepare students for upper level Photography classes at Brown and RISD.
    VISA 0140 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Krinsky
  • Digital 2D Foundation

    This foundation studio course introduces the basic practices and concepts of two-dimensional digital media production including image acquisition, editing and manipulation, vector illustration, and preparation for online and offline viewing. Through studio exercises, readings, and assignments we will experiment with the production of electronic images. We will be looking at and producing work that is conscious and critical in nature, and which combines aspects of contemporary art, media, and technology. Collaboration and group work will be encouraged to share learning techniques and skill resources.
    VISA 0150 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Cetilia
  • Foundation Painting

    Painting in acrylics for a variety of interests and aptitudes - basic instruction in media and painting procedure, emphasis on development of the image as a visual statement. Will cover basic color principles, painting techniques and concepts. Assignments cover a wide range of approaches including painting from observation, the model, individual research, and imagination. Images, related books, and articles are discussed. Individual criticism is given; participation in group discussions is required.
  • Drawing

    This course focuses on drawing from models, observation, and imagination in a variety of media with an emphasis on creative work and classroom participation. A continuing series of outside assignments is emphasized. Visits to galleries, museums and pertinent exhibitions may be undertaken. The later part of this course will introduce ideas of conceptual and political art into the drawing process.
    VISA 1110 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Worrell
  • Lithography I & II

    Lithography is the most versatile printmaking process. Working on limestone and aluminum plates, students will learn to produce, process and print their work. Class participation is vital, as students will be aiding each other in this complicated process. This course requires considerable time outside of class. Lithography can repeated, with experienced students learning multi-plate color processes.
    VISA 1210D S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bostrom
  • Art of the Book

    We will examine the artist’s book from the printer/publisher perspective. Students will learn the basics of book design, traditional typography & letterpress printing. Students will consider the book and its related printed matter in service of its content. The course will be run as a fine press publishing house. Students will produce individual and group projects, including bookplates, broadsides, and books. Studio work will be augmented with field trips, artist visits, and guided exploration of the special collections at the John Hay Library.
  • Painting I

    This painting course explores ideas and concepts in contemporary painting and emphasizes individual projects based on prompts. Students will experiment with materials, color and scale strengthening ideas through individual investigations into content and context. Critiques, readings, writing assignments and final projects will be supplemented by research into artists and movements that have developed within the last several decades.
    VISA 1310 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tarentino
  • Accessorizing Painting: The Exalted Surface

    This studio course will examine the crossover between decorative arts and painting. Drawing upon sources such as fashion, textiles, adornments, jewelry, furniture, hair and architecture we will study how design aesthetics demonstrate class, position, lineage or a particular period in the history of painting and embellishment. Students will be encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of media and work on projects based on their selected researched subject areas. Enrollment limited to 14.
    VISA 1340 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Tarentino
  • Art Fluids Engineering (ENGN 1350)

  • Sculpture II: Conceptual Propositions

    This studio course explores a number of contemporary sculptural theories and practices. Contemporary issues raised in critiques and readings. Completion of VISA 1410 is suggested, but not required. Demos and workshops on a number of tools and materials will be given as needed. Students may take this course more than once, as the problems can be customized for those with more experience. Extensive outside work expected.
    VISA 1420 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
  • Black and White Photography

    This course offers introduction to traditional black and white 35mm darkroom techniques, including processing film, silver gelatin printing and related techniques. While the class is primarily a studio course, it will be supplemented by weekly slide presentations and discussions of assigned readings. Slide presentations will focus on individual photographers in the history of the medium. Topics of discussion will include photographic genres, the photo essay, editing and sequencing a body of work, personal visions, social and political context, documentary versus art photography.
    VISA 1510 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
  • Digital Photo Bookbinding

    Digital Photo bookbinding is an advanced photography class for students with experience with digital or black and white photography. The class will focus on building on editing and sequencing a body of work as well layout, formatting and considerations of text and captioning. Students will come away from class with four bound books. The first three will be early tries at the various techniques and the final one will be a more ambitious project.
    VISA 1530 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
  • Social Practice: Art in Everyday Life

    This interdisciplinary course explores theoretical and practical ways that art can engage community. We will explore methods for social interventions, collaboration, and the notion of art as activism. Part studio and part seminar, this course examines our role in society as cultural producers. Students will engage in a series of readings and assignments that will help them prepare for a self-directed, socially engaged project of their choosing. They may work in any artistic medium and in communities of their choice. Students will work outside of class on their projects and present documentation of its development for class critique.
    VISA 1600 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Metaferia
  • Art/Work: Professional Practice for Visual Artists

    Unlike other creative professionals, visual artists don't have agents or managers—you handle the business yourself, with the support of your community. This class covers business basics including tracking inventory and preparing invoices; taking legal precautions such as registering a copyright and drafting consignment forms; using promotional tools; diversifying income; and making career decisions such as choosing the right venues to show your work. We will discuss grants, residencies, budgets, do-it-yourself strategies, financial health, and professional relationships. Discussion and assignments will emphasize community, the sharing of resources, and the practical, hands-on skills necessary to thrive as a visual artist.
    VISA 1800P S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bhandari
  • Individual Study Project in the Practice of Art

    Work on an approved project leading to the presentation of a portfolio, under supervision of an individual member of the staff. Project proposals must be filed with the department no later than the first week of the semester. Section numbers vary by instructor.
    VISA 1910 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bostrom
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Edwards
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Fishman
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Tarentino
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S08
    Primary Instructor
    Ross
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1910 S09
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
  • Honors

    Section numbers vary by instructor.
    VISA 1990 S01
    Primary Instructor
    Bostrom
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S02
    Primary Instructor
    Ganz
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S03
    Primary Instructor
    Ross
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S04
    Primary Instructor
    Osborn
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S05
    Primary Instructor
    Metaferia
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S06
    Primary Instructor
    Tarentino
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research
    VISA 1990 S07
    Primary Instructor
    Myoda
    Schedule Code
    I: Independent Study/Research