Marcella Hackbardt

Wednesday 7:000-10:00 p.m.

Office hours in Bexley 103:
Wednesday 11:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Office phone: 427-5461

The advanced studio seminar is offered to students who wish to pursue a concentrated investigation of materials, methods and ideas. Majors are required to enroll. Students are expected to produce a self-generated body of creative work. Coursework consists of intensive individual critiques of artwork made for the course, lectures, quizzes, readings and discussions, as well as graduate school research.

Lectures will address modern and postmodern art, the activities and details of preparing for an exhibition, and relevant politics of the systems known as visual culture.

Critiques of assignments are important to the progress of each individual in the class, and to the success of the course itself. The critique fosters development of an ability to verbalize visual concepts, and will help you learn to see actively.

Critiques are a time for articulating your ideas and formal decisions, and for discovering how your creative products communicate through larger systems of symbolism, visual associations, memory, metaphor, psychoanalytic readings, and the history of knowledges and materials. Participation in critiques will be considered in grades for all assignments.


Six Names of Beauty, Crispin Sartwell, New York: Routledge, 2004

Attendance is mandatory and essential to the course. An unexcused absence is one where you do not talk to me in class prior to your absence. Several classes are scheduled for you to work in your studio. If you attend the beginning of class but thereafter are unprepared to work in your studio, you will be marked as absent. Each unexcused absence will lower your grade by ten points out of a total of 100 points.


Reading 15 points
Artist Statement 15 points
September 15 points
October 15 points
November 15 points
December 15 points
Quiz 1 5 points
Quiz 2 5 points

Your grade in this class will be based on your performance in the following areas:

Serious and creative effort evident in your solution to assignments

Visual and intellectual innovation
1. Formal and aesthetic: visual impact of images, use of composition, attention to the details of presentation
2. Conceptual: concepts engaging, inventive, development of ideas over the length
of the project, a sense
of personal vision

Technical accomplishment

1. Knowledgeable use of equipment and materials particular to your work

Class participation

Participate in class discussions, help others, offer thoughtful
comments during critiques (on both one's own and others' artwork)

Work ethic
Consistent progress, helpfulness, initiative, ambitious work (nature of project,
quantity of images, overall quality