Happy Trails!

We’ve come to the end of our 12-week summer Art110! I’ve tallied your Up & Down votes for our activities and worked on some ideas for a better course. You’ll never guess who wound up being the #1 student this summer. And finally a farewell message. It’s been a great summer. Thank you all for being a part of it.

Wk 12: Teach One!

Did you think your summer would never end? Here we are: Week 12! Time to wrap up this chapter in the novel of your life. To help us do it we have special guests: The Art of Our Time, Andy Warhol, and your chance to “teach one” art activity or idea to others.

Wk 10: Portrait Photography

In our 2nd week of Identity Art we try Portrait Photography of our own demise. Meanwhile our Art talk on Free Culture and our Artist OTW Aaron Swartz both ask us to think about creativity here in the “Internet Century,” and if the old folkways, mores, norms, and laws of the previous “Mass Media Century” are still relevant.

Wk 9: Hacking Reality

In week 7 we looked at Realism & Romanticism. This week we’ll think about Representation & Abstraction, hang out with the reality smashing Italian pranksters Eva & Franco Mattes, and hack our personal reality with our Counterfactual Identity activity.

Your Kickstarter Vids

Last week you tried out making a Kickstarter pitch for some creative project. Here are a few of your wonderful videos. You may have done it for “practice” this time, but remember that you could do it “for real” the next time you have an inspiring idea. Kickstarter is a great way to let the people in your world help you create something new and exciting.

Wk 7: Rapid Prototype

This week we imagine design in our world, like the Ford Mustang, Apple iPhone, or Alexander McQueen fashions. We imagine alternate reality like the art of Nikki S. Lee, the walks of Janet Cardiff, or Bruce Branit’s “World Builder.” We stretch our imaginations to create new designs. We ask, in a world of so many possibilities, what is real? We ask if our attitudes and opinions about beauty can effect the way we perceive people and things. Can my attitudes effect the quality of your life?