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Clifford Wun

Associate Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Clifford Wun

Associate Professor
School of Art
College of Art and Design

Education

BFA, Rhode Island School of Design; MFA, Maryland Institute College of Art

Currently Teaching

FDTN-112
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the visualization of form, thought and expression through the drawing process. Concepts are introduced by lectures, discussions, demonstrations, research, and assigned projects. Designed to provide a broad introductory experience, students will experiment with a wide variety of media, tools, techniques and subjects to develop drawing expertise and problem solving skills related to design and composition. Course work will be assessed through critique, facilitating self-assessment, and the growth of both a visual and verbal vocabulary. The focus of the course is to provide awareness of the full range of ways in which drawing is used as a tool for both self-expression and communication.
PAIT-601
3 Credits
This course engages students in a personal exploration of techniques in painting to advance their understanding and practice of visual art. Individual approaches to painting from the representational through the abstract present a cross-section of current art issues which students must address as they build their portfolio. Course may be retaken. ** Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**.
STAR-799
1 - 6 Credits
Studio Arts Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty advisor, will propose and conduct a course of study. An approved Independent Study Permission Form must be submitted to Student Services to enroll.
STAR-305
3 Credits
This course will focus on building figure drawing skills in a traditional life drawing class format with emphasis on dynamic line quality, visual perception and contemporary approaches to figure drawing.
PAIT-501
3 Credits
This course engages students in contemporary visual art practice through a personal exploration of painting techniques. Individual approaches to painting address issues of representation and abstraction to build a portfolio for further career advancement. Course may be retaken. **Fee: There is a lab fee required for this course**
FNAS-890
1 - 10 Credits
After creating a body of artwork derived from the student’s thesis proposal, the student must exhibit this work in a gallery. In the exhibition space, during this show, the student will meet with the thesis committee to examine the success of the artwork in relation to the proposal. The student will be expected to orally present and defend the ideas explored through the artwork. The student will conclude the thesis process by explaining the work and putting it into both a personal and artistic context in a written and published document.
STAR-790
3 Credits
In this first of two thesis courses students will choose their committee members and work with them to finalize and approve a thesis proposal while beginning the thesis body of work. Through several mandatory meetings faculty advisors will give feedback on writing, direction and visual studio work produced in preparation for the thesis exhibition.
STAR-599
1 - 6 Credits
Fine Arts Studio Independent Study will provide students with the ability to study in a specialized area with an individual faculty member. Students, with the assistance of a faculty adviser will propose a course of study. Fine Arts Studio Independent Study students must obtain permission of an instructor and complete the Independent Study Permission Form to enroll.
STAR-890
6 Credits
For this final thesis course students continue working with their committee to evaluate work produced, and select the work to be exhibited. In addition, students will work with gallery coordinators and curators to install and exhibit their final body of work. Students are expected to defend their work to the committee through an oral defense and a written document.
FDTN-111
3 Credits
This course is an introduction to the visualization of form, thought and expression through the drawing process. Concepts are introduced by lectures, discussions, demonstrations, research, and assigned projects. Designed to provide a broad introductory experience, students will experiment with a wide variety of media, tools, techniques and subjects to develop drawing expertise and problem solving skills related to design and composition. Course work will be assessed through critique, facilitating self-assessment, and the growth of both a visual and verbal vocabulary. The focus of the course is to provide awareness of the full range of ways in which drawing is used as a tool for both self-expression and communication.

Latest News

  • May 23, 2017

    Art professor teaches students to draw on life’s lessons

    Students describe Clifford Wun, who received this year’s Eisenhart Award for Outstanding Teaching for his work in the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, as exceptionally demanding and mentally draining while also motivating, inspirational and transformational.

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Shows/Exhibits/Installations
Turk, Elizabeth. An Apple Is an Apple...(In the Exhibition) "Elizabeth Turk: Sentient Forms. By Clifford Wun. 12 Oct. 2014. Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach. Exhibit.