A critique and discussion-based seminar for Division III Visual Art concentrators, this class will focus on the process and progress of art making. Students will be encouraged to think about their work in the larger context of their disciplines, society, place and history. Students will articulate their ars poetica orally through presentations and in writing artists statements, bios and work documentation. The practical side of building a sustainable art career will be discussed from finding inspiration and flow to the business of running an art studio, finding information, applying for grants, artist residences, securing resources, submitting work for competitions, and building a professional network. Readings will be assigned and a number of visiting artists will be invited to the class. Students are expected to spend 6-8 hours a week on homework and assignments related to the class.