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Thursday, October 28, 2010

That's pretty good...for a girl!

First generation feminist art (the waves before and after) Lecture 
Homework assigned (10/29)
Due Wednesday (11/3)

This assignment will make more sense after tomorrow's lecture.

Shoot: a series of a body, body part or a metaphor for a body part (my preference over naked gentile—ie Georgia O’Keefe and her flowers) photos considering one item below as the source idea…
Identity essentials
- the body as “container” (as form, but also in the abstract: the soul, thoughts, desires…)
- the body as landscape
- the body as site of conflict, debate, legal issue
- the essence of gender
- the body as spirit
- graphic elements as pattern/decoration, nature, text, graphiti
- role of age, history, time ( i.e. wrinkles, patina, traces of experience)
- the body as a site of loss and remembrance or associated with the passing of individual or cultural histories.
Post images to web (5), title post identity essentials, for the set indicate which ONE item you were considering when shooting the images. Include a short statement about your approach and why you chose the specific area of focus.

Print out one image (BW) enlarge to 11x17 or larger. Enlarge the photo

Monday, October 25, 2010

gosh. i was just going to post some samples
but there were to many wonderful ones

students spent a week or so exploring mark making and then brought a quote of their choosing into the work. the goal was to express the quote in a way that mimics actual speech in creating breath (space) and emphasis, etc and yet maintain readability.

each work is 2 to 3 feet by 3 to 5 feet in size.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Color/Texture project begins Monday 10/25

Read Color Theory reading assignment (before 10/22).
Read 2D project 3 texture/color handout.
Collect 5 sets of 3 color swatches (paint section at a hardware store) and bring to class Monday.
Choose color sets for each of the following based on a specific:
  1. mood
  2. temperature 
  3. season 
  4. gender
  5. persons profession (engineer, lawyer, teacher, doctor, etc)
For each set choose one hue with low value (light/pale), one with high value (dark/rich), and another hue of your choosing. (3 hues max)
Using adobe kuler picker recreate your color swatch sets online and post to your blog before Mondays class. Post a link to kuler creation of swatch for each of your five sets, identify which category you are depicting with your color and specific mood/angry.

Saturday, October 16, 2010

today is the day to post and finish

post your 10 mini poster images
finish your modular madness and install it if necessary (today?)

collect all materials for 2d so you are ready for the morning (review prep for tomorrow)

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

mark making monday (10/18)

mark making monday
1. critique TEN refined ~11x17 mark/word solutions
2. refine final solution/prep for enlargement
3. work on mark making sketchbook (stab binding)
a.  select 20 of your best mark making experiments
     that show a good deal of variety in mark style.
b.  sequence (consider variation vs clustering and pacing)
c.  determine best size for sketchbook
d.  crop/clean up sketches to work in book
e.  mount sketches (black paper)
f.  CRAFT matters! Be consistent.
g.  stab bind
h.  put name small on back
before Monday
  1. from 50+ mark/word solutions choose top TEN
    (show variety styles of solutions)
  2. refine and clean up craftsmanship
    of word/word application (create mini poster)/
    trim off edges that are unneeded on TEN
  3. posted refined images to blog
    (also images of your mark making device
    should already be up on your blog)
  4. bring to class ready to pin up on wall at 9 am.
  5. make extra text/make extra matching background images
    (not combined so that you have materials to work with on Monday in class while refining based on crit)
  6. bring supplies for book making
    (ie large black paper, needle, awl, thread, exacto and metal ruler, etc)
  7. bring all previously made sketches and mini posters
    to class even if not part of final ten.
  8. LOCATE store that has the equipment to enlarge your final piece before monday.

ps. i was very pleased with all of you that showed up to class with all your materials in order to work. YAY! It's the little things that bring me joy = y'all showing up prepared does that. THANKS it made my day.

I am also very much looking forward to seeing your MADNESS on monday with your modular pieces.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Parking issue tomorrow (Wednesday)

Sam Jam Carnival
Wednesday, Oct 12 (and prep today)

Holleman (baseball) Field
PARKING LOT (this is where we normally park for WASH)

Please park across the street at the other dirt parking lot for the duration of tonight, tomorrow and Thursday morning.

Lecture (10/08) what holds a composition -- reading assignment

Reading #1 -- Harmony
Reading #2 -- Balance

Quiz Friday, Oct 15 over the readings

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Lecture (10/01) assignment -- looking for repetition

Blog post (must be up prior to Friday, Oct 8)
  1. Choose 2 artists (not shown today) from each of the following movements who use repetition as a key ingredient in their work:
    (1) Abstract Expressionism
    (2) Minimalism
    (3) Post Minimalism
    (4) Today (within last 10 years).
  2. For each artist, post
  3. two images (include artists name, title, and date) large enough to see details of work
    (a) identify which element(s) are involved in the repetition
    (b) discuss where the work sits on the spectrum of
          monotony-harmony<---->contrast/variety-chaos (explain)
    (c) discuss the effect the repetition has on you as viewer (be specific). 2. Read assigned reading and summarize on blog.
READ and outline Kathy's organizing principles reading assignment before Oct 8.