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In this intensive studio, students use both traditional and digital media to explore concepts that are expressed on a two-dimensional plane and/or over a period of time. A wide variety of assignments focus on the potential for visual elements such as line, color, shape and texture to be used to express complex ideas. Visual space and the space of sound may be investigated together. Memory and cultural history become significant as students begin to appreciate the difference between expression and communication. The differing but complementary roles of logic, intuition and emotion are vital aspects of inquiry and problem solving. This studio is particularly important in helping first-year students to understand the creative process of fully realizing a successful project from concept to completion.

Jessica Tsai, Self-portrait (charcoal drawing)