Jun 02, 2020  
2018-2019 Caspersen School of Graduate Studies 
    
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ARFA 811 - Watercolorist’s Craft: Book Arts/Word and Image

3 credits
This course provides a hands-on approach to painting, using watercolor as a medium.  In this class, we will explore watercolor’s particular relationship to ‘the art of the book’. This connection ranges from historic, cultural artistic works (like The Book of Kells, and the prints of William Blake, etc.), to artists’. illustrated journals and publications (i.e., Andy Warhol, Edward Gorey, William Morris), to illustrated children’s literature (for example, Beatrix Potter, Antoine de Sainte Exupery, Maurice Sendak, Edmund Dulac, Jerry Pinckney, among others), to visual works by literary figures (such as Elizabeth Bishop, W.B. Yeats, Zelda Fitzgerald, the Bloomsbury Group, Derek Walcott, and others). These varied examples will provide context and inspirational possibilities for our own creative works and research, considering the interconnections of word, image, and book form.  Students will create their own watercolor paintings (and even illustrated book forms) in this class, experimenting with various treatments of the medium. No previous painting experience is required, and all levels of experience are welcome.



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