- Leisure Learning
- Artists & Scholars
To enroll, call 405-744-6390 or go to the Office of Individual Study at 317 PIO building on the OSU Campus.
ENGL 4620/ENGL 5720: Writing the New Mexican Landscape
May 20 - 31, 2019
Sarah Beth Childers | Department of English
In this course, we will read, write, and workshop creative nonfiction that integrates the physical, cultural, and historical landscape of New Mexico. Along with some fiction and poetry, we will read literary nonfiction by outsider writers and writers whose roots in the area go back hundreds or even thousands of years, including Leslie Marmon Silko, John Nichols, Susan J. Tweit, and Anita Rodríguez. To gain writing material and a fuller understanding of the area, we will take daily field trips, including visits to Taos Pueblo, Bandelier National Monument, Kit Carson National Forest, and the site of the slaying of New Mexico’s first governor. Students will produce several short creative nonfiction pieces and one longer essay, integrating research as well as personal experiences of New Mexico. This course can be taken for either undergraduate (4620) or graduate (5720) credit.
DHM 3533: Clothing and Textile Design
May 20 - 31, 2019
Adriana Petrova | Department of Design, Housing, and Merchandising
This course will blend teaching basic draping techniques and textile surface design techniques to create garment designs. The class will take advantage of the location of the DRCA in Taos by teaching students about Native American culture, traditions and aesthetic through observation, experience and immersion in the arts and the environment of Taos. Students will explore the textile traditions of the Native people of Taos and other tribes of New Mexico to draw inspiration and create garment and textile designs. Students will visit Taos Pueblo, the galleries, shops, and museums of Taos. Students will have the opportunity to visit with local artists and learn about their design process and techniques. Some of the created clothing designs will be executed in the fashion fabric that will be produced in the class.
ART 4800: Jewelry Making in Taos
July 8 - 19, 2019
Chris Ramsay | Department of Art, Graphic Design and Art History
This two-week jewelry making course requires no previous experience and will be taught on the grounds of Oklahoma State University’s Doel Reed Center in Taos, New Mexico. Students will create unique one-of-a-kind jewelry with a distinctly southwestern aesthetic in silver, based upon field trips to museums and historical research sites in Taos and Santa Fe. Traditional metalworking techniques used to create many of the objects observed in the museums/galleries including tufa casting and repoussé conch forms will be demonstrated while learning to silver solder, set stones in both prong and bezel settings, and develop other foundational metalworking skills.