Wheaton College Norton, Massachusetts
Wheaton College
First-Year Seminar


FYS Section A11. Make It Like You Mean It

The artist Chuck Close said, “Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us show up and get to work.” In this hands-on course, we will “get to work” on creativity itself while developing tangible responses to challenging problems in 2D, 3D, and 4D formats. We will discover our great ideas as they come to light through the iterative process of creative practice. They might be born from research that is visual or conceptual or both. We will share them with each other as written word, as drawings, or simple models and we will develop and nurture these ideas through critical group discussions. Participants will have the opportunity to revisit their responses and develop one project into a finished work of art.

Kelly GoffKelly Goff
Assistant Professor of Art/Art History