Prerequisite: Any introductory art course or approval of instructor

Experimental Materials explores unconventional objects such as dental flossers, discarded balloons, and packing peanuts as a gateway to creativity. This course is much less centered around specific techniques as compared to other introductory art courses (like Drawing I) and more heavily geared toward brainstorming and reflection strategies characteristic of the artistic process more broadly. A great deal of discussion centers around what helps define a piece of art, such as emotional saturation or intellectual challenge.