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Fall 2020 Community Education Courses

CSPH 405: NEW: Ethically Conscious Documentary Photography $675.00

Course Description

This course is an introduction to documentary photography, with a heightened emphasis on the ethics and roles of photographers when documenting. Through weekly assignments, discussions, and reviews, students will explore the history of photography and the role it plays in contemporary social movements, constructing narratives, and autonomy based on who is behind and in front of the camera. Additionally, the course will focus on the ethics of documentary photography it relates to sharing work online, selling imagery, and the impact of imagery on communities of color. Students will engage in critical discourse and self-reflection, as they explore the history of accessibility within documentary photography, who has historically controlled visual narratives, and why not taking pictures, can be just as important as taking pictures. The course will culminate in a final project, based on research, writing, and reflection done over the duration of the course.
Akea Brionne is a photographer, writer, curator, and researcher whose personal work investigates the implications of historical racial and social structures in relation to the development of contemporary black life and identity within America. Akea received her BFA from the Maryland Institute College of Art, in the dual degree program of Photography and Humanities. She is originally from New Orleans, Louisiana and is currently based in Baltimore, Maryland.

Section A meets September 12, 2020 to November 14, 2020
On Saturday from 9:00 AM to 12:15 PM
Instructor: - TBA
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 103: Watercolor Basics $675.00

Course Description

Students learn the fundamentals of watercolor and build a vocabulary of approaches to this versatile medium. The course begins with essential techniques, such as color mixing and the properties of transparent pigments, basic brush strokes, selecting paper and palettes, and analysis of techniques used by other artists. As students progress they explore transparent and wet and dry techniques, such as glazing, charging, wet-on-wet, negative painting and masking. They learn to create different textures in watercolor, how to incorpoprate related media such as gouache and opaque watercolor, and the more advanced techniques of mid-tone, grisaille, and tiling. Subject matter emphasizes direct observation from life but students may also experiment with photographic sources and invented motifs. Class instruction aims to meet the individual student at his or her level of experience, while building self-confidence with the medium and encouraging advancement. NOTE: No class on March 19.

Section A meets September 9, 2020 to November 11, 2020
On Wednesday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: David Little
Credits: 1.50

CSPT 237: Painting II: Materials and Methods $675.00

Course Description

Beginning with a review of basic skills, this intermediate foundation course in oil painting will journey through a variety of techniques to explore surfaces and layering, allowing students to improve technically while gaining a broader sense of the medium’s many expressive possibilities. The course will introduce the study of grounds and supports, pigments, mediums, grisaille, glazing, and tempera technique for oil painting. The focus of the course will be on perceiving and rendering form in direct light and the qualities inherent in observational painting.
Duane Lutsko has a BA in Fine Arts from UCLA, CA, and an MFA in Painting from Brooklyn College, New York. He received a Fulbright Fellowship to Florence, Italy. His other awards include a Maryland State Arts Council Individual Artist Award, a Vermont Studio Center Fellowship, and a Prince Georges Arts Council Artist Grant. Duane exhibits extensively nationally and internationally. His work is in the collections of the Federal Reserve Bank of Richmond, VA, the Chase Bank of New York City, and the Frank & Peggy Ladd Collection of Amarillo, Texas.

Section A meets September 10, 2020 to November 12, 2020
On Thursday from 6:30 PM to 9:45 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 1.50

NCPH 265: Workshop: Cyanotype $170.00

Course Description

This two-day remote workshop will explore the possibilities of working with the Cyanotype process in both traditional and contemporary methods. Since 1842, Cyanotype, also known as blue prints, has been one of the most stable yet experimental alternative photographic processes. Students will learn to mix, coat, and make images using cyanotypes.
Pat Galluzzo is an artist using various forms of traditional, contemporary, and emerging image and sound making techniques, exploring the historical narratives and societal mechanisms. Currently, Galluzzo is the Director of Creative Technology at Baltimore School for the Arts, where he manages the Center for Collaborative Arts and Technology; leads the advanced/emerging media projects and classes; and works with other institutional leaders to develop and implement new curriculum to fit the constantly evolving landscape of arts education and demand for creativity. A major component of his role is to generate, incubate, guide, and foster the collaborative and technological growth and vision at BSA. Since joining BSA, he has lead and been an integral part of many projects and initiatives, such as Imagined Worlds, BSA MixLab, and Morphe. Galluzzo was also instrumental in the founding of the Charles C. Baum Film and Visual Storytelling department. Before coming to BSA in the summer of 2014, Galluzzo earned an MFA in Photographic and Electronic Media from MICA and had previously received a BA in Economics and Studio Art from the University of Vermont and worked in economic research, analysis, and modeling.

Section A meets September 26, 2020 to October 3, 2020
On Saturday from 10:00 AM to 4:00 PM
Instructor: Patrick Galluzzo
Credits: 0.00

NCPT 250: NEW Workshop: Introduction to Painting Outdoors $170.00

Course Description

"Individuals enrolled in this workshop will explore painting techniques for quickly rendering light and composing a one-off landscape (a one-off is a painting done in one session, from start to finish). We will explore the basics of depicting form through value and tackle the nuances of color to capture the emotive qualities of the landscape. "

Section A meets September 6, 2020 to September 23, 2020
On Wednesday from 5:00 PM to 8:20 PM
Instructor: Duane Lutsko
Credits: 0.00