Introduction to Art Making

How do artists make art? How do we evaluate it? In this course, students of all levels get to experience firsthand the particular challenges and rewards of art making through practical engagement with five fields – Creative Writing, Visual Art, Theater, Dance, and Music – under the guidance of professionals. Two-week units introduce each field and involve “lab” experience in each. In class, we will focus on the basic principles of aesthetics, with the ultimate goal of designing, collaborating on, and critiquing original projects across disciplines and media. Full attendance is mandatory.

Video: From Shape to Film to Volume

Check out the student works from the spring 2020 semester of LCA 101 Intro to Art Making as they reach the half-way point of their From Shape to Film to Volume flip books. The soundtrack is assembled from the students’ original musical compositions.


Course Highlight

Professor of Theater Stacy Wolf explains how in LCA 101, students “might discover an art form that they didn’t realize they love.” Read more in Princeton Alumni Weekly



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