Themes of Contemporary Art II

January 13, 2022



In this continuation of Themes of Contemporary Art I, the course will continue to make sense of the huge variety and amount of contemporary art seen in the world today and to take a thematic approach as a root to understanding what you see or make. This semester the main themes will focus on place, language, science and spirituality. The types of work discussed will include drawing, painting, sculpture, installation, photography, video and performance. Course will consist of slide presentations, readings, discussion and written responses to some of the topics at hand as well as hands-on art projects in class. It is not necessary to have completed Themes of Contemporary Art I to enroll in the second part of the course. Required Textbook: Jean Robertson and Craig McDaniel, Themes of Contemporary Art: Visual Art after 1980, Oxford University Press; Fourth edition (This text is used for Themes of Contemporary Art I and II).
Thursdays 2pm – 5pm, Jan 13 – Apr 07 Classroom Delivery
Wendy Welch
Tuition: $425.00 (36 hrs)

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Note-taking materials:
- notebook (specifically devoted to this course)
- pen

A textbook is required for this class. Please purchase prior to start of class. The textbook will be used for Themes of Contemporary Art I and Themes of Contemporary Art II. Please note that the required text is the fourth edition published in 2016 of Themes of Contemporary Art.

January 13, 2022
12:00 am

Vancouver Island School of Art
302-733 Johnson Street
Victoria, BC, V8W 3C7