Class Lectures

Preparation for the final class:
In addition to coming in with a completed project, please do the following to meet the presentation requirements.

oral-presentation-guide 2

In addition to your oral presentation, complete your LP post BEFORE the next day of class to use as part of your presentation. Ex. Take us through the visual aspects of the making process. Include your proposal as part of the post. Reflect on the outcome and why you choose the medium. Were you glad to have a second chance to explore one of the making processes from the class? How does the project summarize the DTMC course for you?



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

“The Long Run” at the MoMA


-Having the effect of being, or intended to be, the opposite of what is usually expected or considered reasonable

-Strange and not what most people would expect or enjoy 

-Dislike, disgust, distaste, repugnance, fear, antagonism, hate, loath, animosity, detest, phobia, conflict


-Like, love, sympathy, appreciation, approval, esteem, honor, rapport, regard, respect, affinity, attraction, affection, harmony, fellow-feeling

Final Project:

Through this project, you will focus on your choice of materials and methods explored through this course. The assignment is open to interpretation and self-expression. The only restriction is that you have to choose 1-2 artists and their work that you feel the most like or dislike for and who are in The Long Run exhibition at the MoMA.

Examples of how to go about the thought process when selecting an artist that you DISLIKE:
-Choose an artist working in a style or technique that displeases you
– Choose work that has the effect of being the opposite of what you consider to be good  art or good drawing
– Choose something that you feel is dismissive, boring, too simple, pointless and unattractive
– Choose an art form that is strange, suspicious or unnatural in a disturbing way
– Choose a piece that evokes disgust
– Choose an artwork made out of material that you feel is unsuitable

• Steps to complete and keep in mind during your visit to the MoMA:
– Choose the work of 1-2 artists. Make at least two drawings in your sketchbook of each.
– Use your phone to start the research process.
– Keep in mind you will need to create a proposal based on your findings and research.
It will include paragraphs on a concept, procedure, image depiction, materials, color application, and research. The rough draft is due April 25. The revised version is due April 29. If any changes are made the proposal must be adjusted.
– Focus on creating a grand finale. A piece that stands out as your best.
– Consider how you will interpret the work as a reference.
– Include the elements of art and design which includes gestalt principles, composition, color, tone, rhythm and more. Review the VOCABULARY pages on our class blog for applicable terminology.
– Note the due date and presentation of the project will occur on Thursday, May 9. 


(part 1) COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Nine of the Most Famous Greek Myths attached (here.) 

(part 2) COMPLETE A TWO PAGED SHORT READING on Seven of the Most Popular Legends attached (here.)  


Drypoint and plexiglass- The transparent surface is made of plastic which scratches easily and therefore serves well when creating intaglio prints. Lines engraved into the plate with an etching needle will catch the ink. The inking process involves covering the surface then removing ink from the smooth plate. The remaining ink is left to rest in the incisions. You can make numerous prints from the same plate.




Artists often base their work on building forms or structures.

Carves and builds her structures which call to mind city and nature.


Virtual Walking Tour

Greenwich Village has been through many transitions of architectural styles since the first structures were built in the late 1700s. The art community developed in the middle of the 19th century. Now, the popular and active New York City neighborhood is referred to as “the Village.” The location contains a wide range of historic architecture that spans the years. For example; Late Victorian, Second Empire, Mansard architectural styles and more. Here are the types of architecture you can expect to find while walking the streets of Greenwich Village.
View Here: walking tour locations, structures, and information

Here is a map which shows the area



Create a series of 5 images for a transparent sticker project.  They should be in black and white with heavy line weight. The drawings can be created by hand (ex. sharpies) or digitally through PSD or AI.
The stickers will be placed one or more windows. Consider the transparency, scale, placement, and perspective.
A printed photograph will be presented for the critique which should show a convincing illusion.



Laser_cutting lecture
chemistry make-up, how to use the lab, create the laser set up on the lab computer, and how to make an appointment to go over your document and materials.

How to photograph jewelry

Assembling – examples of material




BETHAN WOOD studied 3D and Product Design


Important to set up the line weight, stroke colors and fills correctly in Illustrator for the Laser Cutting machine to read




Historical, cultural and modern jewelry designs, as well as materials you have around you, can serve as inspirations for the bracelet or necklace you design and make for your peer. Research on your own to come up with desired outcomes.

1. Images of Egyptian and Baroque historical jewelry below show how their style and construction have remained a timeless inspiration for the way jewelry is designed and made today.
2. The modern designs below reflect the trends and examples of what can be made as laser cut outcomes. The materials will differ as metal has its limitations as an option with the laser cutter. (The list of materials you can use when laser cutting.)

Egyptian historical bracelets and necklaces for men and women


Baroque historical bracelets and necklaces


Modern Inspiration