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Art London Paris: London + Paris Art Scenes Past and Present (Outgoing Program)
- Locations: London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
- Program Terms: Early Fall
- Budget Sheets: Early Fall
|Location||London, United Kingdom; Paris, France|
|Academic Term||Early Fall|
|08/27/2019 - 09/22/2019|
|Estimated Program Fee||$4,950|
|Prerequisites||There are no prerequisites or special language requirements|
|Program Directors||Curt Labizke | email@example.com
Judith Clark firstname.lastname@example.org
|Priority Application Deadline||February 15, 2019|
|Information Sessions||Wednesday, January 16 at 5:30pm in Art 212 and Thursday, January 24 at 5:30pm in Art 212|
|General||Study, learn, create, and play in two of the most exciting cultural capitols in the world. London and Paris have been welcoming artists and travelers for hundreds of year. They are waiting to welcome you.|
We will begin this trip by following in the path of artists and travelers before us, living and learning in London - a city whose contemporary arts are cutting edge, where women and emerging artists from around the globe have a significant presence in the art scene and a high profile on the city's exhibition calendars. These investigations will take us from London to Paris where the visual arts also play a significant role in the historical development and contemporary culture of the city. In a sense, this trip is an artistic tale of two cities. London and Paris share a 2000-year old legacy from their founding by the Romans to their 21st Century position in the world as major centers of art and culture. At the same time, each city defines and perpetuates their global standing in the world of visual culture and fine arts in dramatically different ways. In both cities we will study and compare a wide range of arts including architecture, drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, street art, printmaking, fashion, and design. Students will have the chance to make comparisons between similar landmarks, galleries, and artistic experiences offered in both cities. With London and Paris as the classroom, students will study and record their first hand experiences in journals and sketchbooks. Drawing from observation will be used as a research tool and point of departure for discussion and critique. (No prior drawing or art experience is required for this course.) We will have group critiques based on the work created in London and Paris along with discussions of issues explored in a required reading list. This class offers art majors 5 credits toward their degree and satisfies VLPA general education requirements for non-art majors. At each site, local curators, guides, and education coordinators will provide both introductions to their specific institutions as well as additional presentations tailored to the subject of this seminar
London, United Kingdom; Paris, France
In London students will stay in private dorm rooms at Bankside House, the dorm for the London School of Economics. In Paris we stay at Smart Place Hostel.
There are no prerequisites or special language requirements There are no special physical requirements for this program. However, walking everywhere is one of the major delights of a trip to both Paris and London.
5 UW Quarter Credits
With the cities of London and Paris as classrooms we will explore and compare contemporary art alongside the art of the past by visiting art museums, galleries, churches, palaces and private homes. Students will study and record their experiences in journals and sketchbooks. Drawing, water color and other visual media will serve as a research tool of observation, a way to visually analyze and record what students see. No prior art experience or instruction is required for this course. Pre departure orientations will include workshops in drawing, watercolor and bookmaking. A reading list of articles relevant to the past and present art scene in London and Paris will provide the context for discussion and critique.
Learning goals include:
Build knowledge and appreciation of the traditional and non-traditional areas of artistic practice, art history, and visual culture found in London and Paris. Explore the diverse and influential issues raised via the study of art and culture in these two art capitals. Practice questioning, organizing and synthesizing information about the world of the visual arts in London and Paris. Develop new ideas and areas of inquiry and contribute these to discussions with peers and program leaders. Understand working methods and develop the ability to translate a conceptual idea into a visual or creative solution. Grades will be based on the quality of visual assignments, participation in discussion and critic, engagement with and understanding of the readings.
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