Projects


Homework Rules


Reading Responses

Description:
Write a multi-paragraph response to each article.

Technical Requirements:
  • Each essay must be no less than two paragraphs of four sentences each.
  • The first paragraph should summarize the primary points of the article. This might require you to write a longer paragrah.
  • The second paragraph should include any insights or thoughts you had in response to the content of the writing. DO NOT comment on your feelings about how it was written, but the material covered.
  • All documents should be turned into the homework folder for this course before class begins.

Project 1: Teach us something!

Description:
Write and present a 15 minute instructional presentation on the topic selected in class. This project will be graded on your investment in research to expand your understanding of the topic as well as your ability to clearly inform the audience.

Creative Form:
There are many different ways to teach people in a classroom. You should consider additional relevant teaching approaches:
  • Bring in a demonstration
  • Use videos and interactive media you create
  • Relate personal experiences in the form of a related and captivating story
  • Request the audience to participate in some way
Project Technical Requirements: Examples of similar presentations
Help with research:

DUE:
Tues. Aug 30th

Project 2: Explain yourself!

Description:
Create a 15 minute presentation which defines and explains your work. This is not the same thing as a gallery exhibition of your art, but instead becomes a teaching moment to define the primary theory behind your mindset.


Technical requirements:

Creative Form:

There are many different ways to teach people in a classroom. You should consider additional relevant teaching approaches:
  • Bring in a demonstration
  • Use videos and interactive media you create
  • Relate personal experiences in the form of a related and captivating story
  • Request the audience to participate in some way
  • Or see examples [HERE]

Part One:

Create an elevator pitch for your artist presentation. This elevator pitch should follow the format discussed in the MIT elevator pitch series. It should be brief, but not too short. It should include the narrative you will use to fuel your presentation, along with a description of the work. It also should explain how your work is important and why we should care about listening to your presentation. This will be further refined in class during our in class exercises.

Part Two:

Create a 15 minute presentation on your work. This is NOT like a BFA show presentation of your work, but instead tells us some form of narrative -- not a life story -- which directs your work.

Help with research:

Final Packet

Professional Packet
The final 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:

Technical requirements:
Your professional packet should be turned in person to the professor in a 9 x 12 envelope which MUST contain all the elements listed above. The entire set of documents should also be digitally uploaded to the correct folder on our class homework folder. The packet will be graded on its completeness, neatness, and professionalism. You must assume that I am an HR representative who views tons of professional presentation packets. How will yours stand out in a positive way? How can you balance your originality without overwhelming someone who is looking at hundreds of packets? How do you best represent yourself and your work?

DUE:
Mon. Dec 12th; delivered to my office before 5:00PM

Final Presentation of your Artwork

Final Artwork Presentations
1) Prepare and present a final body of your 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. Your presentation should be professionally prepared, rehearsed, and last 10 minutes. You should be ready to speak intelligently about your artwork. Work must be ready prior to start of class - prints hung, videos cued, or files downloaded. This is not your professional packet.

2) Turn in an artist statement that SPECIFICALLY addresses this body of work. You will need to edit the general statement that you have been working on to fit this work, or create something totally new. Think of this as the statement that could be published with the work. Of course, this statement must be laser printed on good paper.

DUE:
Tues. Dec 6th