Assignment 8

ARTC 4090Fall 2010

DUE  Various dates


Part 1:

Reading #5 - Creative Block, Artist Date

Due: Wednesday, Nov 03


Complete Reading #5:

    - The Artist Date, Chapter 8 from The Artist's Way (Julia Cameron)

    - Create for Your Inner Voice (Dougherty, Barbara)

    - On Creative Block from Essays on the Psychology of Creativity by Bruce Holly

    - The Mystery Buster!from Art Calendar by Jack White




*READ, and take notes. Bring notes to class and best to bring digital copy of reading to class. Come to class prepared to discuss on Wednesday, November 03 when this is DUE!


Part II:

Professional Packet

DUE: November 17


The professional packet is not the final body of artwork. This packet is your presentation for a job, gallery, graduate school, etc. It includes the needed items for an application. Your packet MUST include:


1.       Artist Statement (General) - Hard Copy and on disk

2.       Biography – Hard Copy and on disk

3.       Resume – Hard Copy and on disk

4.       Sample Cover Letter – Hard Copy and on disk

5.       For Grad School only:  Essay and/or application – Hard Copy and on disk

6.       Other Visual Materials (Depending on focus):

          Prints – small, hard copy

          Demo Reel - disk

          Digital images - disk

7.       Promotional materials:

          Business card (optional) – hard copy

          Optional other such as buttons, stickers, brochures – hard copy

8.       Portfolio book

          Includes your statement, bio and still images of art.  Note:  Use screen grabs for time-based works – hard copy

9.       Updated BGSU website – email me your URL, subject line: yourname online portfolio


NOTE:  I will return a grade for each packet, but I will keep the actual packet for our archives.


The packet will be graded on its completeness, neatness, and professionalism. You must assume that I am a very busy person who views tons of professional, presentation packets. How will yours stand out in a positive way? How do you best represent yourself and your work?




Begin Portfolio Book, use, details in class.  This will include your statement, bio and still images of art (at least 15 images).  Note:  Use screen grabs for time-based works.  Each work should have a title and you may optionally include an explanation.  This is especially helpful for interactive screen grabs or animation stills.  Your portfolio book represents the best of your work and it is up to you to pick the content.  Think about how you will use it and that will dictate the content.  We will talk layout and content in class.



Part III:

Presentations of your Professional Packet

DUE: Nov 17, Dec 01 or Dec 08


Present your professional packet (described above). Your presentation should be professionally prepared, rehearsed, and last 20 minutes. You should be ready to speak intelligently about your project. You will show: 

1)      Your updated BGSU website.  If you have a different one, then the BGSU website should redirect users to it.

2)      Visual Materials:  Demo reel, prints, digital slideshow of prints or interactive work, depending on your focus.

          Consider a demo reel for images, your choice.

3)      Your portfolio book

Work must be ready prior to start of class.


Note on Presentations:
You are presenting the visual material of your presentation packets:  reel, slide show, etc, depending on your focus, your BGSU website, your portfolio book (hard copy or a digital version of what you ordered through blurb if your presentation is early) and any misc items you created (business card, buttons, etc).  IMPORTANT:  Explain how you will use these items in your career after graduation, no matter your path.








November 10th

Research: "Which Path and How?"

CHOOSE ONE of the researched POTENTIALS from our class list and create a Research Package with the following information: (due Wed, Nov 10)


1.       A page with a paragraph describing the Information that you gathered and any additional detail (on the type of institution / company, etc.)

2.       Make a list of the materials you will need to send. For each, describe in detail. For example, "I will send my demo reel that is 3 minutes long, starting with "x" animation, followed by... " or an image list, etc.

3.       Prepare a cover letter, a resume, and depending on what they ask for, an essay (usually for grad school), statement or biography. You may indicate the visual enclosures in cover letter, but there is no need to include the actual portfolio for this assignment.


*Graduate school candidates: Include your essay if they require it.


Bring in a FOLDER or ENVELOPE containing all of these items on Wednesday, November 10 to be graded. They will not be sent, but I will be examining them for completeness and professionalism



Visiting Artist Lecture

Due any time up until Dec 1

You are required to attend at least one artist lecture or workshop during the semester and write a summary of the experience. This can be any artist anywhere.