Fine Art Studios
This page will assist you with a list of potential class offerings for Fine Art Studio 2 (VART 3695) and Fine Art Studio 4 (VART 3697) under Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) Hong Kong program in Semester 2.
(Note: There is a separate page for Workshop classes.)
You will only take one Fine Art Studio class in semester 2, but you need to list three (3) preferences. These Fine Art Studios will be for both first and second year students and will be offered under the following course codes:
Year 1: Fine Art Studio 2 (VART 3695)
Year 2: Fine Art Studio 4 (VART 3697)
These Fine Art Studio classes are 24 credit point courses and will require 6 contact hours per week plus associated learner directed hours.
The preferencing process will be communicated to you by Hong Kong Art School in due course.
For more information about a course, and/or to seek academic advice from your specialisation coordinator prior to deciding, please contact Hong Kong Art School.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: You must not repeat any class in your preference lists. Every effort will be made to place you in your first preference classes. Selected classes would be offering in each year, please refer to class information provided by Hong Kong Art School for details. Although we would like to offer all of the options below, classes are subject to viability and may not run if numbers are too low.
Siu Kam Han, This is not snow
Craft in Contemporary Ceramics and Art of Porcelain
Human Presence, Representation: Theory & Practice
In this course offering you will be introduced to local and global ideas and practices examining modes of representation and ways of seeing. Linking theory to practice this course will develop your formal and conceptual understanding of representation and your knowledge and application of these fundamental ideas.
The objectives of this course offering are to understand how knowledge and making are linked through ways of seeing and thinking, to investigate pictorial languages and conceptual approaches to communication through the making of creative works, and, to relate critical concepts, texts and practices to your studio production. The course looks particularly at the idea of human presence in photography specifically to do with; picturing people, voluntary and involuntary portraiture, series and sequencing, (Re)presenting absence and a range of alternative representational strategies in photography.
In this course you will develop your own unique studio practice in relationship to the expanded field of painting that may include painting, collage, works on paper, the object and installation. You will experience new strategies for generating ideas and stimulating your imagination, that lead to the development of a flexible studio work proposal that is sustainable and research focused to your own individual ideas. Themes in contemporary art will be investigated to demonstrate how artists initiate, expand and maximise outputs through experimentation and research. Ideas may include: the body, nature, abstraction, materiality, colour, chance, series, memory, the known and the unknown. You will identify your field of practice and participate in an Exhibition Project where you will curate, exhibit, critique and document your work in a collaborative group exhibition. This will provide valuable information and experience in exhibition practice, gallery installation strategies and professional practice that will prepare you for a career in the arts industry.
You will experience individual tutorials, peer-to-peer discussion and group feedback sessions, field trips to local museums, demonstrations and health and safety; experiences that will enrich and sustain your continued development as artists in a supportive and stimulating environment.
Tap Chan, Three Riddles (Apparitions), 2016
Material Thinking – a Topography of Practice
In this course you will focus on manifesting your ideas in sculpture with an emphasis on transforming materials and production processes.
The starting point for this course is the contemporary history of materiality in works of art. It examines the social and political meaning of materiality embedded in the art object with a focus on sculpture and installation art. It explores more traditional views of materiality in the context of a re-evaluation of their importance within contemporary art. This course will involve experimentation with materials, forms and technical skills, through innovative thinking, to produce works that reflect your interests. Conceptual and technical skills will be acquired through sequential projects and workshops that explore a wide range of spatial practices. You will learn to critically evaluate your work alongside other students in your group. Key reference points include; Base Materialism, Anti Form, Arte Povera, and the poetics of the everyday object.
Rebeka Tam, Collapsing Series, 2020
Art and Architecture, Moulding and Reality
Thinking Through Making in Sculpture
In this course you will develop practical skills across a range of processes and materials which are commonly used in sculpture practice. This course aims to further develop your sculptural practice by focusing on an individual and hands-on approach to making. This will allow you to be productive in an intuitive and creative way and build a deeper understanding of your own interests. You will be introduced to particular methods and materials through specific projects, with an emphasis on the relation to individual concepts in art making.
It focuses on an individual and hands on approach to making, explore your individual intuitive and creative techniques in contemporary sculptural form. You will be given practical instruction and experience in the use of workshop equipment together with relevant health and safety training.