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    Oberlin College
  Feb 24, 2018
Course Catalog 2012-2013 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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AAST 158 - Something from Something

This course may also count for the major in (consult the program or department major requirements) :
Studio Art
Semester Offered: First Semester
Credits (Range): 3 hours
Attribute: 3HU, CD
This course is a ‘hands on’ exploration of vernacular visual traditions existing within African American Culture. We will examine design choices/material processes used to define and describe the specificity of lived experience within African American culture. Our focus is upon elders within black communities and the stories that they tell through their work. These ‘folk artists’ function as influences upon contemporary African American artists ranging from Alison Saar, to Renee Stout. These vernacular traditions will serve as resources that extend our own working processes as we tell our own stories.
Enrollment Limit: 14
Instructor: J. Coleman
Consent of the Instructor Required: Yes
Prerequisites & Notes
Note: Counts as Visual Concepts and Processes for Art majors.

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