Cyle Metzger

 

NEW GENRES IN PAINTING

SYLLABUS (PDF)


SYLLABUS

Weekly Agendas:

Week 1 - Week 2 - Week 3 - Week 4 - Week 5
Week 6 - Week 7 - Week 8 - Week 9 - Week 10
Week 11 - Week 12 - Week 13 - Week 14 - Week 15 - Week 16


COURSE INFORMATION

Course Objectives:

This course will be heavily focused on concept development, ideation and new processes in painting. We will build on knowledge and skill gained in traditional painting courses to push the boundaries of where, how, when, and why we make paintings. Oil paint brushed on to a canvas stretched over a frame is what many of us think of as painting. While this is an important beginning to grasp, there are endless other ways to put elements of color, composition, texture, shape and line to work in mezmerizing, content rich ways. In this class I want to challenge you to see every surface as painting surface, every color as pigment, every object as a tool so that the depth and breadth of your paintings are not limited to the frames of traditional practices. I want to teach you to be energized by the disocomfort of stepping into new territories that can lead you to depths of thought and craft you had never before imagined.

Required Materials:

Access to a range of paint materials: oils, acrylics, house paint, watercolors - even mud, grease and other non-traditional materials. A range of tools: sizes 0 to 15 (generally speaking - detail brushes to large area brushes), paint rollers, sticks, strings, tape... the list is endless. An arsenal of painting surfaces: canvases, plywood, the walls of your room, a tree, a cabinet door, a brick, a table top, a car tire... again, endless.

Recommended Texts:

Attendance:

I want this to be a fun, exciting and challenging experience that is loose in many ways of interpretation, but be warned, I take absences and lateness very seriously - we cannot get into the nuances and minutia of this course without full participation from everyone. If you are ill, please stay home, however, giving me notice of your absence PRIOR to class via email. If you do not let me know prior to class that you will be absent, I will not excuse the absence.

Three unexcused absences will result in a whole letter drop in your grade. Should you miss a class, you're responsible for keeping abrest of what is due next class, either through this syllabus or contacting a classmate. You are also expected to arrive on time to class – if you are any more than ten minutes late, or leave class early without prior conversations with me, I will consider that an unexcused absence.

Grading:

6 Projects 60% (10% Each)
6 Reading reflections 30% (5% Each)
20 min Artist Presentation 10%

NO LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED.
Exceptions are granted in only the most extreme circumstances.
Extensions may be possible with prior conversations with me regarding your situation.
Any project accepted will not receive full credit and will be graded at my discretion.


Academic Integrity

All class members are to follow the fundamental principles of academic integrity outlined in the Code of Student Rights, Responsibilities, and Con- duct. The policy on Academic Misconduct appears in the code and in the schedule of classes. The basic principle is that students take credit only for the ideas and efforts that are their own. Any act of academic dishonesty will place you in jeopardy of the most severe form of sanction by Towson University expulsion from the university.

Included among dishonest behaviors in an academic setting are cheating (using or attempting to use unauthorized assistance, materials, information, or study aids in an academic exercise), fabrication (falsifying or inventing information in an academic exercise), plagiarism(adopting or reproduction of ideas, words, or statements of another person without appropriate acknowledgment), interference (stealing, changing, destroying, or impeding another students work), and facilitating (intentionally or knowingly helping or attempting to help another student commit an act of academic misconduct.

Students with Disabilities

As required by Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, appropriate accommodations will be made for all students with documented disabilities. If you have a disability requiring accommodation in this class, please notify the instructor as soon as possible. This information will be kept confidential.



COURSE CALENDAR


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Week 8


Week 9: BREAK


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Week 15


Week 16




GRADING CRITERIA


A Level Work:
A 93-100%
A- 90-92.9%

OUTSTANDING WORK!
Demonstrates a comprehensive understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows exceptional attention to detail and excellent craftswo/manship. Demonstrates outstanding creativity and initiative


B Level Work:
B+ 87-89.9%
B 83-86.9%
B- 80-82.9%

GOOD JOB! YOU ARE ON THE RIGHT TRACK.
Demonstrates a good understanding concepts and techniques presented shows attention to detail and commendable craftswo/manship demonstrates creativity and initiative.


C Level Work:
C+ 77-79.9%
C 70-76.9%

YOU ARE DOING OK, BUT COULD BE DOING BETTER. ASK FOR HELP.
Demonstrates a base level understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows little attention to detail and lacking in craftswo/manship lacking in creativity and initiative.


D Level Work:
D+ 67-69.9
D 60-66.9

POORLY EXECUTED.
Demonstrates no understanding of concepts and techniques presented shows no attention to detail and deficient craftswo/manship demonstrates no creativity or initiative.


F Level Work:
F 0-59.9%

NOT EXECUTED OR FRAUDULENT SUBMISSION.
Student does not attempt the course activity or submits a project which shows evidence of plagiarism, fraud, or copyright violation.