Studio Practice/Senior Exhibition, Art & Technology - Art 4901 & 4999
"Practice isn't the thing you do once you're good. It's the thing you do that makes you good." – Malcolm Gladwell, Outliers: The Story of Success
Rush, by Sarah Hockman (BFA 2016)
Prerequisite: BFA student in Art & Technology and permission of instructor. 3 units
Class meeting place and time: Hopkins Hall, rooms 156 & 146, Mon & Wed 11:10am - 1:55pm
Student Learning Outcomes
Evaluation and Grading
Policy on student conduct
This schedule is subject to change - visit our Carmen course site for updates and details.
24 / W: Introductions; Syllabus overview: project management. Homework: gather documentation of your past work together and prepare an 8-minute presentation for next class.
29 / M: Student presentations of past artwork. Discussion about ideas for this semester's project. Homework: write a 350-word proposal for this semester's project. Include concept, influences and medium/s you plan to work with. Also, prepare a presentation for the class next week which must include at least 5 sketches - drawings, models, collages, storyboards, maps - to get your plans across
30 / W: Project presentation #1. Homework: make an ugly model of your project. Think: cardboard, clay, sticks, hot-glue or for time-based work, a rough animatic. Sign up for a 10 min meeting for next class.
7 / W: Individual meetings. Bring your ugly models. Homework: Develop a weekly plan that includes goals for each week, leading up to your finish date. Turn in to Carmen. Set up a blog. If you already have one, set up a section in it for this semester’s project. Use the u.osu.edu platform or wordpress.com, unless you have reason to use another one. Post a link in the Carmen page marked Project Blogs.
12 / M: Discuss planning documents. Class will offer critique, brainstorm and suggest ideas to allow completion of project in the given time. Homework: Work on project.
14 / W: Work day. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
19 / M: Student progress presentations (#2) and discussions. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
21 / W: Visit the exhibition Leap Before You Look at the Wexner Center. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
26 / M: individual meetings. Homework: Prepare presentation of the top 3 creative influences related to your project. Continue working on your art project.
28 / W: Student presentations (#3) of artist influences. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
3 / M: Viewing and discussing video documentation styles for new media artwork. Meet with your video teammate and discuss your ideas and influences for your video documentation. Find your favorite type of video documentation online and post a link in the Carmen discussions.
5 / W: Work day. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
10 / M: Individual meetings. Homework: go to artist talk by Iñigo Manglano-Ovalle on Oct 11, 4:30pm at Wexner Film/Video Theater - http://wexarts.org/public-programs/inigo-manglano-ovalle
12 / W: Mid Project Critiques everyone participates both days.
17 / M: Mid Project Critiques continue. Homework: Exhibition Proposals for presentation next class. Include 1) Detailed description of your work including a description of the materials used; if the work contains performance or time-based elements, please describe. 2) Measurements of each piece (HWD) and total space requirements (estimate square, cubic or running feet.) 3) Pedestal requirements; special installation needs; potential security or other issues; sound, light, electric and/or technology or equipment or other needs. 4) Images of your work as well as a sketch of your proposed layout. Re-asses your project goals and re-write your project plan and concept. Consider the research you have conducted so far, ask yourself whether your questions or interests have changed. Has your process changed? Have your influences changed? Revise your original proposal to reflect your path and plan your current trajectory out into the rest of the semester.
19 / W: Presentation of exhibition proposals (graded presentation #4). Homework: write an artist statement about your project. Due next class.
24 / M: Read artist statements and workshop them in groups to improve. Homework: Continue working on your art project. Refine artist project statements and post to your blog.
26 / W: Work day. Homework: Visit 2 Columbus Museum of Art exhibitions: “The Sun Placed in the Abyss” and Lucy Raven: Low Relief. Free on Sundays. Write a short (300 word) review of one artwork that relates in some way to your own project or interests. Due next class.
31 / M: Individual meetings. Homework: Continue working on your art project.
2 / W: Viewing and discussing the importance of artwork manuals for new media art. Get yours started. It will be due on the last day of class.
7 / M: Individual meetings. Homework: Continue working on your art project. Take time to video and photo document your teammate's progress.
9 / W: Student progress presentations (#5) Homework: Continue working on your art project.
14 / M: Documentation team meetings with me. Bring your progress, let's discuss how to complete. Homework: Photo and video document your work and the work of your teammate.
16 / W: individual meetings. Homework: Bring project to completion for upcoming critiques.
[ ALERT! Graduating Seniors' artwork needs to be complete for drop-off at Urban Arts Space – tentatively Fri Nov 18 ]
21 / M: Work on project. Homework: Assemble a manual for your artwork that includes all important information about your work, how it was made, your inspirations, your overall concept and how it is meant to be exhibited. This can be formatted as a blog post or a PDF. Upload to Carmen or post direct link to it. Due on Dec 7.
28 / M: Final Critique for Graduating Seniors at Urban Arts Space (50 W. Town St. Columbus). Meet there at noon. Exhibition open to public Nov 29th – Dec 17th.
30 / W: Final Critique for Studio Practice students. Homework: work on documentation of artwork.
5 / M: Drop-off and setup of Art & Tech exhibition. Homework: Complete video documentation.
7 / W: Class critique of each student's video documentation. Artwork manual due in Carmen.
December Art & Tech Show Schedule
5 / Mo: Art & Technology Exhibition Drop Off; Jury; Install (participation required)
6 / Tu: Art & Technology Opening 5 – 8pm Hopkins Hall (participation required)
7 - 8 / We - Th: Art & Technology Exhibition open hours from 11am – 5pm.
9 / Fri: Art & Technology Exhibition open 11am – 4pm. Deinstall 4pm – 5:30pm. You MUST pick up your work, we do not store any work.
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