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Lecture: Theories of Art

March 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

This class is part of a course titled "PHILOSOPHY, AESTHETICS, AND DRAFTSMANSHIP"
It's taught by Elliott Wall, artist and philosopher.

• Class Introduction: The study of art is a study of the human mind. In order to learn about both, we'll inquire into several prominent systems of conceiving, executing, and appreciating artwork—as well as learn a little about Aristotle's aesthetics and his conception of "Cause." After taking this class, students will have a working understanding of various Theories of Art and their different criteria and have a background in some exemplary text explaining these theories.

• Course introduction: Aesthetics, Philosophy, and Draftsmanship explores several visual and kinesthetic mediums as a means of self-discovery. This is a five-part lecture series about the terms and assumptions one might use in thinking about art and life. This course will include drawing exercises and discussion, and students are encouraged to as present an end-of-term final project for exhibition at The People’s Stage.

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• Elliott Wall is a painter and philosopher of art who studied studio art at The University of Memphis, and linguistics and Russian language studies at Portland State University. He has taught English and computer skills to refugee and immigrants, as well as for an electronics and robotics after-school program, and is currently finalizing the curriculum for a philosophy and ethics curriculum for ages 8-12, the course for which will begin in March 2018. His work can be viewed at

• Guidelines for Participation:


March 12
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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