Syllabus

Art 2130 Historic Survey of FFM syllabus 

California State University, Los Angeles
College of Arts and Letters, Department of Art, FFM
Art 2130, Historic Survey of FFM, 01, Fall 2016

Instructor: Carole Frances Lung-Bazile (Professor Lung)
Office Location: Fine Arts 256
Telephone: 323.343.4047
Email: Clung2@calstatela.edu
Office Hours: T/R/F 1:30-2:30 pm
Class Days/Time: T/R 9:25-10:40 am
Classroom: Fine Arts 246
Pre / co requisites: Art 2100

 

Course Description An interdisciplinary pre-modern history course exploring fashion, fiber, textiles, crafts and related art and design movements.

Course Content Learning Outcomes

  1. Demonstrate a basic knowledge of pre-modern fashion, fiber, textile and related art and design history.
  2. Demonstrate knowledge of vocabulary.
  3. Demonstrate historic research methods
  4. Demonstrate the ability to develop and write a focused research paper.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to develop, execute and produce a focused topic for presentation.
  6. Demonstrate the ability to participate in class discussions.

Required Texts/Readings

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Equipment / material requirements Students will need to provide the following materials:

Unit 1 Assignment:  Materials to reproduce a garment or textile based on your research.

Unit 2 Assignment: Materials to produce a map

Unit 3 Assignment: Doll, fabric, embroidery materials, block printing materials

Unit 4 Assignment: materials to make a replica of a tool

Classroom Protocol Students are expected to Participate, be Prepared, and be Prompt. Every class day will have an opportunity to participate, that is, join in class discussions. In order to participate, you will need to be prepared by completing the reading and assigned homework, and by bringing all required supplies and materials; and you will need to be prompt, by being on time to class and signing in.

Dropping and Adding Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes: https://get.calstatela.edu/Registrar.htm.

Assignments and Grading Policy

Summary of points for semester: 189 points total

Unit 1: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

Focused research paper detailing and or bringing a new topic to the conversation on the unit.  24 points.

  • 700 – 1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on your blog)  12 pts.
  • Reproduce in object or garment from your researched.  8 pts.
  • 5 minute timed. 4 pts.

 

Unit 2: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

FOCUSED DETAILED research project detailing and or bringing a new topic to the unit conversation. 24 pts

  • 700-1200 word written essay, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Produce  15-22 objects for trade.  8 pts.
  • Participatory Trade Activity. 4 pts.

 

Unit 3: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

Research Paper, doll, presentation: 24 points

  • 700 – 1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Using a found doll, create a scale garment based on your research.   Include: the historic silhouette / with embroidery, lace, printing, dye. 8 pts.
  • Participatory exhibition of dolls on campus. 4 pts.

 

Unit 4: 45 pts.
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 21 points

Research Paper, tool, presentation: 24 points

  • 1-3 page paper, 700-1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Create an Instructables style post of your tool, and what you could make with it. 12 pts.

 

Points converted to letter grades:

 

Your

Points

Percentage of total points Your earned

Letter Grade

Your

Points

Percentage of total points Your earned

Letter Grade

176 – 189 93 – 100% A 138 – 145 73 – 76% C
170 – 175 90 – 92% A- 132 – 137 70 – 72% C-
164 – 169 87 – 89% B+ 127 – 131 67 – 69% D+
157 – 163 83 – 86% B 119 – 126 63 – 66% D
151 – 156 80 – 82% B- 113 – 118 60 – 62% D-
146 – 150 77 – 79% C+ 0 – 112 below 60% F

 

University Policies

Student Handbook

Information on student rights and responsibilities, academic honesty, standards of conduct, etc., can be found in Schedule of Classes (http://www.calstatela.edu/classschedule/) under Policies and Procedures.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.

 

Calendar

Unit 1 Simplicity: hand woven, loose fitting  

Homework due at the beginning of each class period:  Dictionary Page on blog, Post 1-6 terms from the readings.

Week 1 August 23 / 25

Lesson 1:  looms

Lesson 2: first widespread fibers  / flax  / wool

 

Week 2 August 30 / September 1

Lesson 1: Egyptian / Roman (presentation groups)

Lesson 2: Chinese Robes / Japanese Kimono / Silk Weaving.  Unit 1 Assignment Topic due, post on blog by end of day with one paragraph research statement, and object you plan to make.

 

Week 3 September 6 / 8

Lesson 1: Aztec  / African

Lesson 2: Rugs / Tapestries

 

Week 4  September 13 /15

Tuesday Group 1

Thursday Group 2

Unit 1 Presentations:  in groups based on topics

Unit 1: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

Focused research paper detailing and or bringing a new topic to the conversation on the unit.  24 points.

  • 700-1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on your blog)  12 pts.
    • references: books, web sites, videos  – at the end MLA / embedded
    • images:
      • historical
      • of the object you make
  • Reproduce in rectangular object or garment  from your researched.  8 pts.
    • block printed on fabric or paper
    • stenciled on fabric or paper
    • embroidery
    • weaving
    • collage
    • detailed drawing
    • reproduce a garment using fabric or paper
  • 5 minute timed presentation, 1-2 minutes for questions between. 4 pts.
    • physical object presented
    • present from your written blog post or create a new one just of images.

 

Unit 2 Transportation / Migration: Concepts, Materials and Methods   

 

 Week 5 September 20 / 22

Lesson 1: Dutch East India Dutch Wax print

Lesson 2: East India Trading  – Printing and Dying  – Paisley Shawl, Bandana (Topic)

 

Week 6 September 27 / 29

Lesson 1: CSULA International Fair.  Professor Lung will present information on the Ghana Trip, and you can see other study abroad opportunities.

Lesson 2: Silk Road

 

Week 7 October 4 / 6

Lesson 1: Indigo / Cotton

Lesson 2: Fashion Dolls as a means of communicating court dress

 

Week 8 October 11 / 13

Presentations

Tuesday Trading on campus

Thursday Reflection on Trading

Unit 2: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

FOCUSED DETAILED research project detailing and or bringing a new topic to the unit conversation. 24 pts

  • 700-1200 word written essay, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Produce  15-22 objects for trade.  8 pts.
  • Participatory Trade Activity. 4 pts.

 

 

Unit 3 Extreme Fashion

Silhouettes (shapes volume) Textiles, Decoration: Lace, Embroidery, Dyeing and Printing, Accessories, Sumptuary Laws, Color,

 

Week 9 October 18 / 20

Lesson 1: Catherine De Medici  Italy

Lesson 2: Marie Antoinette  – France / Austria

 

Week 10  October 25 / 27

Lesson 1:

We will meet at the GWC (1250 S. Los Angeles St., Suite 213, Los Angeles, 90015) at 8:00 A.M. sharp for light breakfast and logistics break down then march over at 8:45 to our designated locations Ross (7th and Broadway) and City Hall (200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Members and staff would truly appreciate your support.

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Lesson 2: Queen Elizabethan –  England

 

Week 11 November 1 / 3

Lesson 1: Queen Victoria – England / Reform Clothing: Amelia Bloomer   USA

Lesson 2: Arts and Crafts: William Morris England

 

Week 12 November 8 / 10

Presentations

Tuesday Group 2 Critique of dolls and display in case.  Each student will present their Doll and research, and then we will put them in the case.

Thursday Group 1 critique of dolls and display in case. Each student will present their Doll and research, and then we will put them in the case.

Unit 3: 48 points
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 24 points

Research Paper, doll, presentation: 24 points

  • 700-1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Doll scale garment made in muslin copying the historic silhouette / with embroidery, lace, printing, dye. 8 pts.
  • presentation and display case. 4 pts.

 

Unit 4 Systems of Production

 

Week 13 November 15 / 17

Lesson 1: Guilds and merchants

Lesson 2: Couture Fashion House

 

Week 14 November 22

Lesson 1: Sewing Machine 1850

Civil War – Standard Uniform, beginning of mass production

 

Week 15  November 29 / December 1

Lesson 1: Spinning Jenny, Power Looms, Knitting machine, lace machines, Jacquard Loom – Ada Lovelace

Lesson 2: Sweatshops – child labor

 

Finals December 8, post by 10:00 am
Blog Presentation:   Create a blog post like Instructables demonstrating how to make a historic textile or apparel object.

Unit 4: 45 pts.
Participate, Prepared (do your homework), Prompt: 21 points

Research Paper, tool, presentation: 24 points

  • 700-1200 word, with references and images.  (posted on blog) 12 pts.
  • Use research to create an instructional blog post. 12 pts.