Faculty: Andrea Dezsö • amdHA@hampshire.edu
Teaching Assistant: Anna-Lisa Hillenburg • aah15@hampshire.edu
Term: 2018 Fall
Meeting Info: Thursdays 12:30 PM - 3:20 PM Visual Art Building, STUDIO 1
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 and Fridays 2:00 – 3:30 Visual Art Building, 2nd floor office
Sign up here: https://maison.io/hampshire/andrea-dezso

“We must not see any person as an abstraction. Instead, we must see in every person a universe with its own secrets, with its own treasures, with its own sources of anguish, and with some measure of triumph.”
― Elie Wiesel

“Everyone is an ocean inside. Every individual walking the street. Everyone is a universe of thoughts, and insights, and feelings. But every person is crippled in his or her own way by our inability to truly present ourselves to the world.”
–– Khaled Hosseini

Students will create a body of work in a range of materials and media including drawing, painting, collage and installation, seeking their very own artistic vision. Students will endeavor to build a personal cosmology through a series of visual art inquiries aimed to examine and express the highly subjective and ever-shifting world of lived experience in this hands-on, work-intensive studio class. Artists including Charlotte Salomon, Trenton Doyle Hancock, Laylah Ali, Margaret Kilgallen, Frida Kahlo and others will guide us on the journey of creating our own personal cosmologies. Assigned readings, artist research, individual critique, group discussions, slide presentations and an independent final project, proposed and executed by each student will round out the experience. Every student will be expected to keep a sketchbook and to work 6-8 hours a week outside of class time.

Course Objectives
The objectives of this class are to facilitate the creation of a body of work inspired by personal experience, vision and point of view, in a range of materials and media; to encourage students to deepen their conceptual and practical skills in visual art through hands-on work, exposure to a number of media and artistic approaches; to give and receive feedback, participate in discussions, readings and media screenings about art.

Evaluation Criteria
Evaluations will be contingent upon attendance, timely completion of all in-class and homework assignments, projects and presentations, sketchbook and classroom participation and handing in a typed self evaluation by the deadline stated in the syllabus. Students who miss a class are expected to find out what they missed from a classmate and make up the work in a timely manner. I do not provide critique and/or make-up sessions for missed class via email or during office hours.

Attendance – IMPORTANT
Creating Personal Cosmology Through Art is held once a week. Regular attendance and timely arrival to class— be there at 12:30 pm promptly, set up and ready to work— is taken very seriously. It is disruptive and disrespectful to arrive late. More than two absences will result in receiving no evaluation. Habitual lateness or leaving class early may result in receiving no evaluation. The lack of a written self evaluation might result in a “No-Eval”. “Incompletes” are generally not granted in the Creating Personal Cosmology Through Art class. Since Creating Personal Cosmology Through Art is an intense, hands-on, interactive class the experiences and learning gained during class time can’t be replicated or “made up” at home. This is why regular attendance and timely arrival throughout the semester is of utmost importance.

Final Presentation – Portfolio Review
Students are expected to save all work created during the semester (the collection of all the work produced by a student is also called “the portfolio”) and present this portfolio to the instructor and the class during the last studio session of the semester. No work will be collected, every piece from the portfolio will belong to the student who created it.

Required Readings
Readings will be assigned and shared on Moodle. Students are expected to familiarize themselves with Moodle and be able to up and download files.

There is no mandatory materials and tools list for this class. Students will execute assignments in a number of media and materials, most of them fairly common art/houselhold materials. Some shared materials and tools will be provided by the Hampshire College Studio Arts Program. You will need to provide a water container, a sketchbook (at least 8 x 10” size) and a lock for your studio storage locker— in case you want to leave materials and tools at the studio.

Studio Storage
Your materials and works in progress may be stored at the Visual Art Building. There are mid-sized storage lockers for which you will need a lock. Paintings on paper can be stored in the flat files toward the back of the studio and fresh-- not dry-- paintings on board or canvas can be stored on the storage racks in the front. Please note that only the storage lockers are lockable. It is every student’s responsibility to save their work until the end of the semester so please take precautions about where you leave your work.

Office Hours
Students can sign up for Andrea Dezsö's office hours here: https://maison.io/hampshire/andrea-dezso
Office Hours: Thursdays 10:00 – 11:30 and Thursday 2:00 – 3:30 Visual Art Building, 2nd floor office

Academic Integrity
All Hampshire College students and faculty, whether at Hampshire or at other institutions, are bound by the ethics of academic integrity. The entire description and college policy can be found in Non Satis Non Scire at handbook.hampshire.edu under Academic Policies/Ethics of Scholarship. Plagiarism is the representation of someone else’s work as one’s own. Both deliberate and inadvertent misrepresentations of another’s work as your own are considered plagiarism and are serious breaches of academic honesty and integrity. All sources used or consulted in the process of writing papers, examinations, preparing oral presentations, course assignments, artistic productions, and so on, must be cited. Sources include material from books, journals or any other printed source, the work of other students, faculty, or staff, information from the Internet, software programs and other electronic material, designs and ideas. 
All cases of suspected plagiarism or academic dishonesty will be referred to the Dean of Advising who will review documentation and meet with student and faculty member. Individual faculty, in consultation with the Dean of Advising, will decide the most appropriate consequence in the context of the class. This can range from revising and resubmitting an assignment to failing the course. Beyond the consequence in the course, CASA considers first offenses as opportunities for education and official warning. Multiple or egregious offenses will have more serious consequences. Suspected instances of other breaches of the ethics of academic integrity, such as the falsification of data, will be treated with the same seriousness as plagiarism and will follow the same process.

Academic Dishonesty: Procedures for Dealing with Violations
Academic dishonesty (plagiarism, presentation of another’s work as one’s own), fabrication, or falsification of data) is a breach of the ethics of scholarship and a violation of one of the central norms of an academic community. Because reports of academic dishonesty are most likely to arise from work done in a course or for a divisional project, a member of the college faculty usually brings forward the report. When such a report is brought forward, the procedure is as follows:
1. The faculty member will inform the student and the School dean that a violation of academic honesty may have occurred. The School dean will inform the dean of advising of the violation.  The faculty member will provide all documentation to the dean of advising, who will meet with both the student and faculty member, and recommend a course of action. If the dean of advising determines that it is more likely than not that academic dishonesty has occurred and determines that it is a first offense, the dean of advising will:
o Write a letter of warning to the student, to remain in the student’s academic file;
o In consultation with the faculty member and the School dean, determine academic consequences that may include but are not limited to submitting a revised or new assignment; no evaluation given for the course regardless of add/drop/withdrawal deadlines or, in the case of Division III work, a decision to set aside the project in question and require the student to do an alternative project on a different topic with a different committee (unless the committee concerned agrees to continue working with the student).

Office of Accessibility Resources and Services (OARS)
Hampshire College offers services on an individual basis to students with documented disabilities. The College recognizes its obligation under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 to provide reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities so they may participate as fully as possible in the College's academic programs. Disabilities may include, but are not limited to, sensory impairments, mobility impairments, chronic illnesses and medical disabilities, learning disabilities, developmental disabilities and psychological disabilities. The director of OARS is responsible for the coordination of services and accommodations for students with disabilities. Accommodations may be provided by OARS directly, but often accommodations are implemented in collaboration with faculty or other relevant campus offices and services. OARS may be reached at 413.559.5498 or via email: accessibility@hampshire.edu. 

A “Responsible Employee”
A “Responsible Employee” is any Employee who is not a Confidential or Private Employee. Responsible Employees include Faculty, Staff and Resident Advisors, Teaching Assistants, EMTs and all other student -employees when disclosures are made to any of them in their capacities as employees. As a faculty member, I am required to immediately report to the College’s Title IX Coordinator all relevant details (obtained directly or indirectly) about Sexual Misconduct Violations or potential violations that involve a College Student or Employee as a Complainant or Respondent, including dates, times, locations, and names of parties and witnesses. If a Complainant requests (a) that personally-identifying information not be shared with the Respondent, (b) that no investigation be pursued, and/or (c) that no disciplinary action be taken, the College will seek to honor this request unless there is a health or safety risk to the Complainant or to any member of the College community. Section VI IA. of the Policy provides additional information about remedial and protective measures.

Responsible Employees are not required to report information disclosed (1) at public awareness events (e.g., “survivor speak-outs”, candlelight vigils, protests, or other public forums in which students may disclose Sexual Misconduct Violations; collectively “Public Awareness Events”; or (2) during an individual’s participation as a subject in an Institutional Review Board-approved human subjects research protocol (“IRB Research”). The College may provide information about Title IX rights and about available College and community resources and support at Public Awareness Events, however, and Institutional Review Boards may, in appropriate cases, require researchers to provide such information to all subjects of IRB research.