Making the Wor(l)d Visible: Text and Art Practice


  • Ox-Bow, School of Art and Artists' Residency 3435 Rupprecht Way MI, 49453 United States

Kym Pinder and Debra Tolchinsky

ARTH/SCULPT 3906 001/631 001
3 credit hours, Lab Fee: $50

This class explores the history and practice of art’s relationship to the written word. From illustration to calligraphy, language, narrative and mark-making have had a complex and diverse relationship across cultures. Taught by an art historian and a sculptor, students in this course will create work using texts that will be contextualized through learning about the history of artists from antiquity to the present who were inspired by texts or used them visually in their work. During the two weeks of the course, a diverse set of historical examples and studio exercises will create a call-and-response structure to the course. Assigned essays, speeches, poetry and prose will inform, inspire and guide various assignments. One can take this course for either art history or studio credit.