Thomas Martinez Pilnik
Learning Outcomes

1.       Understand, analyze, and work with the formal and conceptual characteristics of making sculpture

2.     Demonstrate competency and proficiency with technical workshop skills

3.     Display an awareness of the relationship between the body (physical sensation), breath (rhythm) and mind (concepts) i.e., the creative process.

4.    Develop a working studio practice that allows you to realize a body of work that is skillful, thoughtful, engaged, and informed.

5.     Establish a rigorous, creative, and safe environment where techniques and ideas can be learned and worked with.

Recommended Preparation & Proficiencies

Prerequisites are Art 1010 and 1030, and I suggest you come to this class with the following: 

·      An eager attitude towards the Avant Garde, the weird, the unknown, and the new

·      Willingness to work collaboratively towards a collective artistic goal, this is not a solo endeavor

·      Excitement to share about your favorite artists, designers, creatives, etc.

·      No assumptions about your peers, yourself, and anything else. No assumptions.

·      Readiness to experiment with places, materials, and audiences amongst other things

·      Understanding of your creative inspirations and processes, and willingness to abandon them (temporarily, maybe)

Course Notes and Teaching Strategies

This class is offered for a Letter Grade Only

Any presentation slides and additional resources will be posted on HuskyCT

Announcements will be posted on HuskyCT and emailed concurrently

Any readings and other materials will be posted on HuskyCT

This class will be discussion and collaboration based and participation is core to that. I will attempt to employ multiple pedagogical strategies throughout the semester to ensure all students feel included and able to contribute. We all learn differently, and I will account for that.

Reading and research is central to art, so – when asked - please make sure to arrive prepared and with a couple of key talking points, questions, or platforms to initiate critical discussion.

Course Materials

Additional items, course reading, and media will be made available within HuskyCT or by email.