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as of 7/2/2022

INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC TECHNIQUES FOR NON-STUDIO ART MAJORS
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - Accademia di Belle Arti - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectArt Studio
Number & Suffix: 73 B
Full UC Title: INTRODUCTION TO MOSAIC TECHNIQUES FOR NON-STUDIO ART MAJORS 
Transcript Title: INTRO TO MOSAICS 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Lower Division 
Course Description: This is an introductory level art studio course in mosaics for students who have no prior experience in mosaics and are not art studio majors. The course requires a reduced amount of work compared to the upper division Mosaics course for ART STUDIO majors (173A & 173B). Enrollment is by consent of the instructor. The course is held at the Accademia di Belle Arti during the first and second semesters: 73A and 73B. Students are required to attend both the theoretical part and the studio laboratory and to complete individual projects. Mosaics are generally synonymous with decoration and historically they have been used in large pictorial projects (floors, walls and ceilings) in both private and public spaces. The aesthetic qualities of mosaics and their resistance to atmospheric agents as well as the wear and tear of foot traffic on floor mosaics, have made them the ideal choice for the decoration of important palazzi and public buildings. The Art Nouveau style (1890-1910) has reclaimed and re-utilized mosaics on a large scale and Italy today is leading the way in three dimensional mosaics works that are no longer simply decorative in nature but rightfully claim their role as independent works of art. The recent revival of mosaics has led to interest in the basic elements of mosaic production, both in the project phase and the actual execution. Competency in these areas is necessary in order to be able to advance to new models and techniques and to create a personal repertoire. Students are required to attend both the theoretical part and the studio laboratory and to complete four individual projects. Each of the projects serves as practice for one of the basic mosaic techniques: direct, indirect with direct method, and indirect with inverse method. Students complete the projects on 25cm by 25cm glass, ceramic and stone tiles. A significant portion of the course is dedicated to the Accademia's tradition in the field of "ornamentation" as it was envisioned by the renowned Bolognese artist Antonio Basoli (1774-1843). Assessment is based on the presentation and discussion of the assigned art projects that cover all four of the basic models for mosaic production. 
Language of Instruction: Italian
 
Partner Title: MOSAICO: INTRODUZIONE 
Partner University Department: Arti Visive 
Partner University Course Number: MOSAICO