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Course Description

This class is all about making content central in your visual art. We will explore how what moves you as a person can fuel your creations. We will look at the work by artists who focus on the personal and/or the political in their work and share our own work with each other.

Projects meant to stimulate ideas for work and discussion will be given regularly. Class time will be used to look at the work we make and for critique. Working in most any media and experimenting in various media will be encouraged. Media may include, but is not limited to drawing, painting, photography, video, performance and sculpture.

Topics may include personal and family history, religion, immigration, race, sex, sexuality, gender and gender identity/expression, the environment and the election. This class aims to create a welcoming community of artists to support and challenge each other. We are open to those at any level of experience, from the beginning student to working artists. Come explore and have fun.

Any materials necessary for the first class meeting will be communicated to enrolled students by the instructor in advance. Otherwise, materials and supplies will be covered in the first class meeting.

Introductory to Advanced