Artc 409 Fall 2002
Professional Practices
Heather Elliott

Assignment #7:
Various Deadlines

PART I: Reading #5 - pp. 108-122 (Creative Block, Artist Date)
Due: Thursday, NOVEMBER 14

Read AND PRINT OUT Reading #5 - Packet pages 108-122 on BGSU ERes - Electronic Reserve

- The Artist Date, Chapter 8 from The Artist's Way (Hadden, Peggy)
- 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 COMPREHEND. Come to class prepared to discuss on Thursday, November 14 when this is DUE!

PART II: The Artist Date

Read about the artist date (p. 108 in the packet) then do one. Turn in a report about your date. This can be a description (which must be typed) or a record in sketches and free form thoughts. If you choose the sketchbook option, turn in a clean copy (not original) and clearly indicate what you did. You may also email me the assignment

PART III: Professional Presentation Package

The final presentation package is not the final body of artwork. This package is your presentation for a job, gallery, graduate school, etc. It includes the needed for an application. Your package MUST include:
  1. Artist Statement (General)
  2. Biography
  3. Resume
  4. Sample Cover Letter
  5. Other Visual Materials:
  6. (Optional) Miscellaneous:
The package will be graded on its completeness, neatness, and professionalism. You must assume that I am an HR representative who views tons of presentation packages. How will yours stand out in a positive way? How do you best represent yourself and your work? This is what you would bring to an interview!

PART IV: Final Artwork Presentations
DUE: December 5, 10, or 12

Prepare and present a final body of artwork. This can be work towards your BFA exhibition, but think of it as a cohesive body that goes beyond the show and defines you as an artist. This is not your presentation package. Your presentation should be professional, prepared, and last 10 minutes. You should be ready to speak intelligently about your artwork. Work should be hung, cued, or downloaded prior to start of class.

Turn in an artist statement that goes with this body of work. You will just need to edit the general statement that you already handed in. Of course, this statement should be laser printed and on good paper.

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