What is Nature? What modes of expression does Nature find in the arts? In the Visual Art Workshop I will
introduce important European artists with different approaches to nature. In the workshop we will experiment with diverse materials and techniques, producing two-dimensional and three-dimensional artworks.
At the end of the course the students will have the chance to participate in a group exhibition.
The students will achieve practice and experience in expressing themselves in diverse media and techniques.
They will get a deeper consciousness and knowledge about Nature and its reflections in the arts.
The class meets on four Saturdays, November 24, December 1 / 8 / 15, from 10.30 to 17.30 (lunch break included).
1) Lecture: "Nature as Concept"
Caspar David Friedrich, Claude Monet
Workshop: drawing and painting
2) Lecture: "Nature between Reality and Abstraction"
Vincent van Gogh, Per Kirkeby
Workshop: Outdoor drawing and painting
3) Lecture: "Natural Materials"
Walter de Maria, Wolfgang Laib and others
Workshop: Creating two-dimensional and three-dimensional works with materials
provided by nature.
4) Lecture: "Stone and Circle"
Creating artworks outdoors, in nature, with nature
10月3日（水）12:20～ 大岡山キャンパス西9号館 W935講義室
The regular attendance of lecture and workshop, the participation, diligence and the artworks will be graded.
The language of the course is English and Japanese.