Course Schedule - Fall Semester 2023

     

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COLL 175 001 (CRN: 15584)

THE ALCHEMY OF ART

Long Title: THE ALCHEMY OF ART: THE SCIENTIFIC PHENOMENA IN A PAINTER'S PALETTE (WIESS)
Department: College Courses
Instructor: Li, Hannah
Meeting: 6:00PM - 6:50PM R (21-AUG-2023 - 1-DEC-2023) 
Part of Term: Full Term - No WL Purge
Grade Mode: Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory
Course Type: Lecture/Laboratory
Language of Instruction: Taught in English
Method of Instruction: Face to Face
Credit Hours: 1
Course Syllabus:
Course Materials: Rice Campus Store
 
Restrictions:
Must be enrolled in one of the following Level(s):
Undergraduate Professional
Visiting Undergraduate
Undergraduate
Section Max Enrollment: 15
Section Enrolled: 11
Waitlisted: 0 (Max 99) 
Current members of the waitlist have priority for available seats.
Enrollment data as of: 15-JUL-2024 1:32PM
 
Additional Fees: None
 
Final Exam: No Final Exam
Final Exam Time:
6-DEC-2023  
9:00AM - 12:00PM W
 
Description: "How do we create art? What are the scientific principles within an artwork’s materials that allow us to appreciate it? How can we use the creative sparks at the art/science interface to innovate the future? This course examines “meaning” and “meaning-making” through learning about common scientific principles that are inherent in materials used for artistic creation. How do egg yolks turn into paint on a canvas? What are the optics of pigment and perception? What are the composite properties present in creating hand-made paper? Students will formulate such questions about art in the context of the natural world, and foster an appreciation for the discoveries at the interface of art and science. In this course, students will apply learned science principles in a variety of hands-on studio sessions, experiment with creating art through the mechanics of differing mediums, and discuss the ways in which science and art fields supplement and affect one another in a larger societal context. The class will be an approachable way for artists to engage in creative scientific discussions around materials used in the artistic process and for scientists to appreciate theories applied within the arts and aesthetics. Students will leave this course having developed a greater appreciation for art, materials science, and creative expression — preparing them to become multifaceted innovators of the future."