(aka “week 4”)
As you know, we’re splitting up our 16 week semester into 3-10-3 weeks, and today we begin the “middle 10” weeks. Welcome to “Week B1”. I hope I’m not making things confusing, but as I explained the first day, I’m hoping that this format will keep things a little fresher than slogging through with the same format for 15 long weeks.
We had some whirlwind talks by me in the 1st weeks and we’ll have some Optional EC talks by you in the last weeks. Here in the Middle 10, is the heart of the course. We’ll do 3 things each week:
- Visit the School of Art (SOA) Galleries located between FA2 & FA3 and have a conversation with a CSULB Artist.
- Research an Off-Campus Artist
- Try an Art Activity
You’ll write up a separate doc for each and drop them on the BeachBoard Dropbox by 11:59 pm on Sunday night. The 2 artist pieces do not require photographs. The Art Activity should have photos or a video.
Here’s the template for the Artist Docs:
It’s a 4-paragraph essay. For the SOA artists it also has an info block at the top. You don’t need this info block for the Off-Campus artist, since you’re not writing about 1 show, but about their entire oeuvre (career).
- SOA Artist: – Look at all of the shows and pick one of the artists to discuss their work with
- Off-Campus Artist Wk B1: – Ana Teresa Fernández
You only need to turn in 1 ID card this week, on Monday at the SOA Galleries. Wednesday is an optional meetup during class time. If you’d like, we can meetup at the Seal Beach Pier and you can do your Plaster Casting Activity there. I’ll be there from 3-5 pm on Wednesday. Full Details are on the activity page:
For this and all other Art Activities, you don’t need to turn in the physical object. You just take pix or video and turn that in via BeachBoard Dropbox. The activity page includes info on what you should write about and questions to answer.
Lots of awesome ID card drawings from everyone! 😀 Here’s a few samples: