Week 15, Assignment 5: Antipathy or Admiration – Creating A Response, Final Presentation (5/9)

For the critique – in addition to coming in with a finished project, please follow the guidelines on the top of the Class Lectures page – Preparing for the final class (LINK)  to complete the presentation requirements.
You need only to bring in the actual project. All process materials will be presented during the crit from the post for the final project on your Learning Portfolio.

TO DO:

  1. To prepare for the critique please think about a strong concept, visual readability, scale, color, material and methods, vocabulary learned from our class. Include your research and viewpoint.
  2. Consider how you want the project presented. Think beyond just pinning it up on a wall. Create a professional visual presentation. For example, place your work on a presentation board or in a frame. Freestanding 3d work will be placed on covered desks.
  3. Practice your 5-8 MINUTE ANTIPATHY or ADMIRATION ORAL PRESENTATION.
  4. Create a post for the final project on your Learning Portfolio by Thursday at 11:30 am., complete with the steps within the project, written reflection, and visual process. Please review the prompts at the bottom of the page here. You will project the content within your Learning Portfolio post in addition to showing the physical final project during the critique. Only post jpegs, not pdf links, onto your Learning Portfolio. You can create the LP post for your presentation as a slide show if you choose.

TO BRING:
1. Your physical final project to show in person
2. A link to your post on your LP (you can post the link on Canvas)

  Email me if you need anything.

I look forward to seeing your final projects! I know they will be fabulous!

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Week 14, Assignment 5: Antipathy or Admiration – Creating A Response, continued (5/2)

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Installation from The Long Run exhibition Geta Brătescu, Medea’s Hypostases III, 1980 The Museum of Modern Art, New York

TO DO:
1. Continue revising your final project proposal. Consider the comments provided by your group during class. I will share observations based on my read of the proposals you emailed to me, by Saturday. If any changes are made to your original ideas, the proposal must be adjusted. The revised version is due April 29. Your early submissions and revisions will allow me the opportunity and time to make responses to your proposals so you can get started on your assignment before our next class. We won’t need to spend time reviewing your proposal during our next class. Instead, you can use the time to work further on your projects.

2. Complete your Learning Portfolio post for the Myths and Legends Project. You have to provide the link to the post on Canvas by Thursday, May 2nd at the latest.
Please review the prompts at the bottom of the page here. In your post, include photos of your work in progress, sketches, etching plates, the finished project prints, and answers to all of the prompts. Scan the prints separately, so they appear in the highest quality on your Learning Portfolio. Be sure the photos of your sketches and etching plates are taken in good lighting such as next to a window during the day.

3. Complete at least 1/3 of your final project for homework and make arrangements to work in your Making Center lab of choice. Now that you have decided on your process/medium (laser cut, stickers, clay, drypoint) Please arrange to work in your chosen lab during the total time of our next class.  In other words, if you are creating etchings, you will be working on the press in our classroom.  You can work in the Ceramics Shop on your clay project and in the Design Lab on your sticker work-no appointments needed. If you choose to laser cut, you need to schedule an appointment with the Laser Lab for our class time as soon as possible.
*If you are making stickers have them completed and submitted in time to have them printed before the final day of class on May 9. Please visit the Design Lab for information on turn around time.
*If you are working in clay, consider the time needed for the clay to dry before it is bisque fired. You would have to complete your project by Friday, April 3 at the latest in order for it to be dry enough to fire on the following Tuesday.

You can review examples of past student final projects (here)

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook
2. Your proposal for your reference
3. Your final project in progress 
4. Materials to continue the making process during class
For example-computer, preliminary drawings, plexiglass, clay, printmaking paper, laser cutting surface. Again, let me know what I can provide for you before Wednesday. I will need time to make purchases.

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Week 13, Assignment 5: Antipathy or Admiration – Creating A Response (4/25)

Installation from The Long Run exhibition
Joan Jonas, Reanimation, 2010-13
The Museum of Modern Art, New York

TO DO:
1. Prepare for a short presentation and critique of the printmaking assignment. Bring all process drawings, printing plates, and final prints. We will need to see all of the etching prints you created (both good and bad) to review the changes and improvements. Be prepared to discuss your making process and concepts for your myth and legend images. Make sure you are familiar with the titles and stories you chose to interpret.
Study the INTAGLIO TERMS, MATERIALS AND PRINTING TECHNIQUES on the Vocabulary page (LINK)

2. Prepare for your final project (20% of your grade.) Visit the MoMA to see the “The Long Run” exhibition by Weds. of this week, 4/24. Location-53rd and 6th – Hours 10:30-5:30 every day. Admission is free for Parsons students. Bring your ID. Bring your ticket to class as proof of your visit.
Respond either positively or negatively (defined) to one body of work, artist, technique, material.  Decide what, why, how the work pleases or displeases you.  Appealing or unappealing? Consider the culture at large-social, politics, economics, spiritual, science, invention, discovery, history, age, gender, class, profession, etc.
Create something that responds to the artwork. No need to mimic the style.

While at the museum, take notes, photos and make sketches in your sketchbook to prepare your research. 

3. Fill out the proposal form (linked here) Print out two typed copies to share in class.

4. Decide on one process/medium (laser cut, stickers, clay, drypoint) you experienced during the semester in our course. We will have access to a printing press during class. (I can meet with you at a scheduled time to use the printing press between classes.) You can work in the ceramics lab and graphics lab without appointments. If you choose to laser cut, you need to schedule an appointment.

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook with notes, preliminary drawings for the final, entry ticket from the museum
2. Reference photos of your chosen artwork
3. Two typed copies of your completed proposal form
4. Materials to begin the making process during class
For example-computer, preliminary drawings, plexiglass, clay, printmaking paper, laser cutting surface. Let me know what I can provide for you before Wednesday. I will need time to make purchases.

Let me know if you have any questions.

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For Week 12, Assignment 4: Myths and Legends-Printing the Story (Part 2) Native American Legends (4/18)

We will meet in the classroomAt the start of class, we will review the prints you created last week and make comments and suggestions. No need to collect the prints from the Printmaking Lab yourselves.  I will bring your prints (and your leftover paper) to class with me. Be sure to bring back the plexi plates you etched into and printed from last week to include in the crit. After we have a brief critique, you will continue with the second part of your project. 

TO DO :
1. COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Seven of the Most Popular Legends attached (here.)  Please note this is not the same reading you completed for last week. This is an additional reading to prepare for this coming Thursday.

2. Based on your choice from this week’s reading, create ONE interpretative drawing on 8×10″ drawing paper. No need to make two. (Now that you are familiar with the printmaking process, you can better judge the outcome.) The image will serve as a tracing for your printing process.
Once the drawing is complete, put it on tracing paper or scan and print it in reverse.

TO BRING:
1. Cash money to pay for another printing plate ($4.00 per plate) –You can purchase the plates from me again.
2. Purchase printmaking paperor use the paper you have left over from last class.

Please email me if you have any questions about preparing for class.

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Here is a link to the clay project process pictures that I took of you working in the Ceramics Shop:
https://drawingthroughthemakingcenteralaiyobradshaw.com/showcase/
(The link was also placed in the homework instruction post below.)
You will have to go through the pictures from day 1 and day 2 one by one. I did not put names on them.
-To copy and place the images onto your computer – right-click on the photo and choose “save image as.”
Aviva’s photos of your individual final projects taken at the end of class were shared with each of you via your NewSchool email address.

 

 


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For Week 11, Assignment 4: Myths and Legends-Printing the Story (4/11)

Etching and drypoint examples

TO DO :
1. For those who have not completed the bisque firing for their clay projects, place the dried, finished pieces back on the appropriate shelves in the Ceramics Shop. The projects will be fired next Tuesday. Please submit with changes by the next class.

2. Complete your Learning Portfolio post for the Built Metropolis Project. You have to provide the link to the post on Canvas by Thursday, April 11 at the latest.
Please review the prompts at the bottom of the page here. In your post, include photos of your work in progress, sketches, architectural reference, the finished project, and answers to all of the prompts. Feel free to look through and use the photos I took of students working on their projects during both days we were in the Ceramics Shop. 

3. COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Nine of the Most Famous Greek Myths attached (here.) 

4. Based on your choices from the readings, create two interpretative drawings on 8×10″ paper. The images will serve as tracings for your printing process.
Once the two drawings are complete, put them on tracing paper or scan and print them in reverse. This way the etchings will not print out backward when put through the printing press.
Drypoint defined (Class Lecture)

TO BRING for working in class:
Cash money to pay for the printing plate ($4.00 per plate) – which you can purchase from me. Each student will have to buy their own 8×10”, 1/16″ piece of clear plexi. If you use your own plexi, be sure to have it cut to size. It has to be no thicker or thinner than 1/16″.
-2 sheets of printmaking paper 11×14″ in size. One large sheet of printing paper can be cut into two 11 x 14″ pieces.
When you go to Blick ask for printmaking paper prices to determine what is most affordable for you. Let them know that you will be doing drypoint. The paper should be smooth.
For example, you can buy BK Reeves or Arches. 

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For Week 10, Assignment 3: Built Metropolis Final Presentation 4/4

For the critique, please know the name, location, and history of your building reference. Remember we will review your structure on all sides (360 degrees).
Bring all parts of the project for the FINAL PRESENTATION
Our special guest Aviva Shulem will take part in the critique to give you professional feedback. Miss Shulem will need to see all the steps of your process.

TO DO:
1. To prepare for the critique study the CLAY TERMS and HAND BUILDING TECHNIQUES on the Vocabulary page (LINK)  
2. Obtain your bisque ware from the shelves in the Ceramics Shop firing room on Thursday morning, April 4, before class. Process-Your work will be taken from the bisque shelf on Tuesday, placed into the kiln for firing then taken out and put on a shelf in the firing room. Allow enough time to go to the firing room on Thursday, pick up your work and get to class by 12:10.

TO BRING:
1. Sketchbook with drawings of your building designs
2. Reference photos of your chosen structure

 

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