Creating Art: Content and Purpose

Instructor: Kim Ennis
Mondays 1-4pm
10 weeks: January 14 to March 25, no class February 18
Room 118 Williams Building
$360 supplies extra
Prerequisite: for intermediate to experienced artists

This class is an invitation to artists working in any two-dimensional medium including painting, drawing, collage, and mixed media, to explore the content and purpose of your pictures. What is the purpose of your work? What is important? How will you go about creating art that reflects your purpose? What is the content of your artwork? Why have you chosen that? How will you represent it in a way that supports your purpose? We often create pictures without too much thought, but this will be a class that challenges you to go beyond the habitual. You will be encouraged to ask demanding questions of yourself and your art practice, and to work on art that pushes you out of your comfort zone.


Class work is student-driven, taking the form of one extended research project lasting the entire course, and changing according to need from one class to the next.


To be determined as the class proceeds. Start with your own established kit.