First Year Seminar: Making Art


Students in FYS: Making Art, taught by Assistant Professor of Studio Art, Logan Grider, display their work in McCabe.

Library Exhibition: Through Jan. 28

Oversized figure drawings and a scale model raft transformed the library during the exhibition of student work from Logan Grider’s First Year Seminar, Making Art.

Grider’s students tackled the problem of building the raft during the first week of class in the fall, inspired by Théodore Géricault’s masterpiece The Raft of the Medusa. After the model had been constructed, students took turns striking poses based on those from the cardboard figures of the raft. The class produced several ink wash drawings from this, including large collaborative drawings. Each student had to communicate with the others in their team to divide the model into sections and draw accordingly – vagaries of proportion and scope in the large cut-outs can be attributed to this approach.

During the second half of the semester, students selected a theme to explore through various techniques and methods of drawing. The raft and drawings, based on the wreck of the frigate and other themes, are on exhibition in McCabe Library through Jan. 28.

The library welcomes opportunities to exhibit student work, especially as an extension of the classroom experience.

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