Thursday, October 30, 2014

Last Chance for the Matisse Mash-Up!

It's your last chance to stop by and see the Matisse Mash-Up Student show in the student gallery!

The show's still up for just a couple more days, stop by and check it out if you haven't already!

Gallery Hours:
Second Floor Student Gallery
Monday - Thursday: 8am - 9:30pm
Friday: 8am - 4:30pm
Next semester, the art department is offering several different topics classes to hone your skills!

Life Sculpture (ART*470*01)
Life Sculpture will utilize the figure as a point of departure and convey the study of the figure on paper and in clay.

Tile Making (ART*470*02)
Tile making will explore the various possibilities of utilizing clay in low to high relief, including the use of color, drawing on clay and its potential in a decorative or expressive manner.

Plein Air Painting (ART*470*03)
This course will be an enjoyable and intense semester involving painting on-site in the PSU and Pittsburg Area. Both interior and exterior landscapes will be investigated on a smaller scale.  Students will learn the advantages of plein air painting, as well as the various approaches to working on-site and how to efficiently compose and complete plein air paintings. Emphasis will be placed on how to effectively translate the often complex three dimensional landscape onto a two dimensional plane using thumbnail sketches, limited palettes and the thoughtful use of colors, values, shapes, edges and textures. Further emphasis will be placed on the creative process to make paintings that are more than strict representations of the landscape we see. Multiple demonstrations will be complemented by individual attention and group learning.

Students of all abilities are welcome, provided they have completed Art 277- Painting I. All students should have a basic familiarity with the oil painting medium.

Visual Storytelling (ART*470*04)
This course will serve as an introduction to drawing for narrative media, exploring illustration as a means of communicating ideas and stories. Students will develop their drafting skills as they learn to create characters and integrate them into environments, implementing narrative techniques in composition and overall design.

Editorial Illustration (ART*470*05)
Newspapers, magazines, and other publications often print illustrations alongside text to illuminate or elaborate on some concept for their readers. Students in this course will explore different ways to “draw ideas” and engage with texts to create illustrations appropriate for a variety of publications and platforms.

Automobile: Art & Design  (ART*470*06)
Art in the Automotive is an opportunity to learn about the principles and elements of design as they are applied to the automotive industry. In the first half of the semester students will review, learn or deepen their drawing skills so they are able to design or draw cars, car parts, and additional objects. The second half of the semester will be spent creating a small model concept car, or an art car. The Art Car movement is part of a growing interest in cities such as Lawrence, KS or Houston, TX where creative people turn cars into art for large scale parades and other community events. Students may choose which type of car they will build.

The course  is taught in conjunction with Nico Prelogar from the Department of Automotive Technology in the Kansas Technology Center.

Toy Design (ART*470*08)
Toy Design is an excellent class for any Sequential Art/Illustration students who would like bring their 2D characters into 3D form. Toy Design is a bustling, thriving career opportunity and exposure to the industry and entrepreneurial practices could be an additional direction for you.

Toy Design is an excellent class for 3D Fine Art Emphasis students to deepen their ability to problem-solve and create within an applied focus on manufacturing processes, mold-making, casting and 3D printing.

Toy Design is an excellent class for anyone interested in early childhood development theory, the psychology of play and the history of toys.

Toy Design is an excellent class for anyone who might like to write children’s books or build board games.

The course is taught in conjunction with Norm Philipp from the School of Construction in the Kansas Technology Center.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Student Events

The UAA has a lot of fun events planned for this semester! Drop by the art office in 101 Porter Hall to sign up! Everyone is welcome!

Friday, Oct. 31 - Artwalk Exhibition
Friday, Nov. 7 - First Friday Gallery Hop in Kansas City
Saturday, Nov. 8 - Volunteer at Rumble in the Jungle
Spring break - Trip to New York, Chicago, or Kansas City
End of June - Study abroad trip to Scotland

Friday, October 10, 2014

Faculty Member's Show Reception

Join us today, October 10th at 6 pm, for James Oliver's reception for his new show at artCentral. The show will be up from October 10th to October 26th.

Friday, October 3, 2014

Stunning new exhibition opens to it door to waiting crowd...

Artist David Ingram's exhibition opened in the University Gallery today. Students from Eric High School were ready and waiting to see the work. 

His ceramic and wood vessels will be in the University Gallery from October 3rd through November 10th, 2014. 

 Come meet the artist at the reception on Monday, October 6th at 3:00 pm. 

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

Matisse Mash-Up
September 22-October 24, 2014
An Art Connectors Exhibit
Pittsburg State University Art Department
Student Space Gallery, 2nd Floor Porter Hall
Gallery Hours Monday-Thursday 8:30-9:00, Friday 8:30-4:30

Hey, Cut it OUT!

“Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor's direct carving.” - Matisse

Pittsburg State University’s Art Education Program invites the public to an interactive exhibit of studio projects and research celebrating the Cut-Outs of Henri Matisse. Viewers can create their own cut-out to add to the collaborative display wall and take home a gallery guide.

"Creativity takes courage." - Matisse

The gallery displays a “mash-up” of original artwork from K-12 students in both Kansas and Missouri. Participating schools include Pittsburg High School, Pittsburg Community Middle School, George Nettels Elementary, Girard Middle and High Schools, Webb City Middle School, Carl Junction Primary 2-3, and Carterville Elementary.

“I would like to recapture that freshness of vision which is characteristic of extreme youth when all the world is new to it.” - Matisse

Art education majors curated the exhibit together in PSU’s course ART 441 Art Education Theory and Practice. They researched Matisse, created a lesson plan and a take-home gallery guide, contacted area art teachers, and conceived of an onsite collaborative piece for the public. Associate Professor Josie Mai acted as Lead Curator of the exhibit and looks forward to more exciting Art Connectors exhibits in the future.


Tuesday, September 16, 2014

You're Invited!

Join us for Colby Parsons' Artist's Lecture and reception on September, 26 at 4:00pm!

Ceramicist and New Media artist, Colby Parsons, will present a public lecture over his work at 4:00pm on Friday, September 26, in room 103 Porter Hall. Anyone is welcome to attend and there will be a reception to follow!

Colby's work is a fascinating combination of ceramics and projected video that elevates his sculptures beyond their physical forms. Check it out in the University Gallery in Porter Hall from now until September 26!

University Gallery Hours:
Adjusted hours for Colby Parsons:
Monday - Friday: 11am - 4pm