February 12–April 16, 2014
It’s time to make something new.
Photocopy, scan, photograph, trace, light, cut, layer, make prints with your car’s tires, freeze a sculpture in a container of milk. Whatever you can think of.
It doesn’t matter where you’re at in your art-making, whether you want to inject your work with new ideas, or you “can’t draw” but want to make a body of compelling images. In this class, you’ll develop new approaches to producing pictures and explore the role of free experimentation (or, play) in artistic progression.
At the end of the class, each student will have new work—striking, fascinating images that can live on their own—and new processes to enrich their art and design work
More details and financial assistance information at MCAD Continuing Education.
Who is this class for?
I see this class as having 2 types of participants: people who “can’t draw” (like myself) interested in exploring new processes for creating interesting and compelling images, and artists looking to shake up their process and make new discoveries.
Have you taught this class before?
No, but the assignments have been extracted from projects I run with my degree-seeking students at MCAD.
How will the class be structured?
There will be 3 core projects will be assigned throughout the 10-week period, with group critiques and presentations of your work. There will also be lectures and workshops exploring the work of other artists or new methodologies and strategies. Open studio will be allocated during the semester.
What's open studio?
This is dedicated time during class to work independently on your project and have one-on-one conversations with me about your work and development.
Is there homework? How much?
Yes, 5 or more hours a week would be ideal but an absolute minimum of 2.
*Note to degree-seeking students taking the course for 1 credit: You will be expected to commit to 5 hours a week.
Will we be using computers?
Probably. I imagine that most people will use computers to print at some point but its possible that everything you make will be analog-in and analog-out.
What will we walk away with at the end of this class?
My goal is to have every student leave with a suite of new images that they wouldn’t have made ordinarily and a head full of new ideas and possibilities.
Have you checked out the rest of our Spring 2014 classes?
10 week courses in typography, experimental-image-making and portfolio development for beginning and advanced-level designers.
Find them all here.