Studio art classes welcome visual arts majors and non-majors
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Assistant Professor Amanda Lechner and the School of Visual Arts welcomes all students, regardless of their major, to a variety of studio art classes. "Of course there's the skills of learning how to use paint and make a painting, but I think even more importantly, building the skills of looking and decision making through both the observational process but also the process of experimentation," said Lechner of SOVA's Painting for Non-Major class.
I think just to complicate the space because it is kind of like some walls and well-being. We are in the creativity innovation district where many of our studio art classes are housed. And we are with introduction to painting. And they're in the middle of their first kind of longer-term painting where they are, we're praying from observation from a set or a vignette or shadow box, using a lot of the skills that we built up during the first month of class where they are making a painting every single day. All of our studio arts intro classes, Harry pathways credit, and are open to digital arts majors and non majors. In sofa, we have a number of classes that are open to majors and non majors. And painting for non majors is one of our most sought classes. There certainly are opportunities for people all around the university to be able to take possibly multiple painting studio classes in their experience. At Virginia Tech. Of course, there's the skills of learning how to use paint and make a painting. But I think even more importantly, building the skills of looking and decision-making through both the kind of observational process, but also the process of experimentation. In just the first few weeks of painting, I think any student from any background are starting to notice more things in their environment, even how people use space. Let's really interesting because each person brings their prior experience, either with their life experience or their educational experience. And so they're often a really interesting conversations that happened between majors and non majors based on all of their prior experience. And so it's really interesting to see like halfway through the semester how they coalesce and express what they are thinking and find these bridges between the different things they're interested in.