Schedule

*WEEK 1*
DAY 1 – Wed, Jan 11
IN CLASS:
– Overview of syllabus, Q&A, etc

– Introductory drawing activity: 3 sheets of paper, draw something in the room for 10 minutes on 1 sheet of paper, then pass the paper to someone else (make sure to write your name on the back). Now draw a copy of the sheet you’ve been given – try to make it as close to the original as possible (10 min).  Pass again, and draw again (10 min).  Put up the drawings on the wall and talk about what we see.
Presentation discussing the concepts we’ll be covering this semester
– Assign cubbies
– Introduce everyone to each other, talk about people’s goals for the course

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:
Reading Quiz 01 – due one hour before class like all online assignments always will be
Reading Quiz on Pastels
– Syllabus contract must be completed online


*WEEK 2*

DAY 2  – Mon, Jan 16
IN CLASS:
– drawing we will not make: Chris Ware (Art21, season 8)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– Discuss the Life Model Drawing Code of Conduct
– Discuss Artist Talks so people can start thinking about it
– Introduce the Applications assignment
– Foreshortening review: one group lies on the floor in a circle (heads to the middle). The other group sits in a line a few feet from them and draws. After 30 minutes, swap positions. Then, we’ll split into pairs and do the same exercise, but one-on-one (people can assume more creative positions as long as the drawer is able to see a foreshortened view) until time is up.

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:
RQ02
Sketchbook Assignment 01

DAY 3 – Wed, Jan 18
IN CLASS:
– drawing we will not make: Margaret Kilgallen and Barry McGee (Art21, season 1)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– privilege presentation and exercises from our textbook
– checking sketchbook assignment
– figure drawing – “The Skeleton”
– Intro the Artist Reports / Copy-Synth-Morph assignment – Students select artists for first artist report

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:
RQ03
SB02

REQUIRED EVENT: Get a sticker at the Sleeth Gallery Reception, Thursday, Jan 19, 4:30-6pm


*WEEK 3*

DAY 4 – Mon, Jan 23
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Joan Jonas (Art21, season 7)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– checking sketchbook assignment
2 hours figure drawing with emphasis on value/light source/texture (using pastel) – Marilyn

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:
SB03
Artist Report 1

DAY 5 – Wed, Jan 25
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Assume Vivi Astro Focus (Art21, season 6)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check sketchbook assignments
Artist Reports / Select artists for Copy/Synth/Morph (CSM) 01
– Use remaining time to start CSM1.1 & 1.2

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION
– CSM1.1 & 1.2
– if you haven’t seen The Matrix recently, watch it again (it’s available at the library on reserve, or rent a digital copy on Amazon for $2, etc) – there will be questions about it on a quiz later


*WEEK 4*

DAY 6 – Mon, Jan 30
IN CLASS
– journal a drawing we will not make: Tabaimo (Art21, season 6)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– CSM1.1 & 2 CRIT – first impressions/no repeating
– Demo how to wrap drawings in glassine and store in box
– watch ‘origins of the The Matrix’ video in preparation for comparison of The Matrix and Ghost in the Shell //vimeo.com/29996808

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:

DAY 7 – Wed, Feb 1
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Glenn Ligon (Art21, season 6)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– Discuss resumes
2 hours figure drawing with emphasis on contour lines at least twice between each joint of the body (have both newsprint and charcoal paper with you) – Garret

DUE NEXT CLASS SESSION:
– CSM1.3
– bring your 1st draft of your resume to class


*WEEK 5*

DAY 8 – Mon, Feb 6
IN CLASS:
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– collect 1st drafts of resumes
– Watch short videos “Lessons from Fashion’s Free Culture,” is “Lady Gaga Stealing?
– CSM1.3 CRIT – 30 seconds, then look away
– 1 hour figure drawing – Jocelyn

DUE NEXT CLASS:
RQ04

DAY 9 – Wed, Feb 8
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: William Kentridge (Art21, season 5)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– students select artists for Artist Report 2
– discuss 1st draft of an artist statement for the Applications Assignment
– 1 hour figure drawing (analogous/adjacent color scheme) – Tiara
– Watch 1 hour of Ghost in the Shell

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM1.4
– 1st draft of an artist statement

 

*WEEK 6*

Day 10 – Mon, Feb 13
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Julie Mehretu (Art21, season 5)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– collect 1st drafts of artist statements
– CSM1.4 CRIT
– Watch remainder of Ghost in the shell and to discuss it in relation to the videos we watched the previous class period – the strength of copying, but also morphing
– portrait practice for remaining time

DUE NEXT CLASS:
Artist Report 2
RQ05

DAY 11 – Wed, Feb 15 (NO CLASS – Ellen at CAA Conference – this makes up for our field trip)
SB04 is due for Monday


*Week 7*

DAY 12 – Mon, Feb 20
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Larry Pittman (Art21, season 4)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check sketchbooks
Artist Reports 2 & Everyone selects their 2 artists for CSM 2
– Watch “Everything is a Remix” and discuss (video 1, video 2, video 3, video 4)
– discuss midterm course evaluation
– Remainder of the time: color (tetradic) figure drawing exercise “Legs” – working general to specific

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– have at least 1 page of your sources/inspirations listed in your sketchbook, and all DYWNM and Self-Reflections are up-to-date
– CSM 2.1 & 2.2

DAY 13 – Wed, Feb 22
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Mark Bradford (Art21, season 4)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check sketchbooks for sources/inspirations that should be in the sketchbook, and check all DYWNM and Self-Reflections are up-to-date
– remind everyone about midterm documentation
– CSM2.1 & 2.2 CRIT
– 1 hour figure drawing – color (triadic) exercise “Arms” – working general to specific (drawing a body part 3 times getting progressively more detailed each time)

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM2.3
– please complete the midterm course eval


*Week 8*

DAY 14 – Mon, Feb 27
IN CLASS:
– review midterm course eval
– journal a drawing we will not make: Cai Guo-Qiang (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– CSM2.3 CRIT
– discuss the exhibition assignment
– 1 hour figure drawing (or if no model – color (objective) figure drawing exercise “Feet” – working in pairs, general to specific)

DUE NEXT CLASS:
RQ06
Midterm portfolio meetings in the hall (also have midterm documentation done)

DAY 15 – Wed, Mar 1
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Layla Ali (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
Framing Demo (metal, wood, grommets, binder clips, floating vs matting)
students select artists for report 3
– midterm portfolio meetings in the hall
check to see how people are doing on the Applications Assignment

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM2.4 CRIT
– be ready to say which work you’re going to put in the class exhibit
– Midterm Portfolio Reflection


Spring Break

SPRING BREAK – Mar 4-12


*Week 9*

DAY 16 – Mon, Mar 13
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Ida Applebroog (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– CSM2.4 CRIT
– make a list of what everyone is showing in the class exhibit, AND determine title of the exhibit

DUE NEXT CLASS: 
Artist Reports 3

RQ07

REQUIRED EXHIBIT RECEPTION: Tue, Mar 14, 4:30-6pm (come get a sticker)


DAY 17 – Wed, Mar 15
IN CLASS
– journal a drawing we will not make: Matthew Ritchie (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– Watch this TED talk to refresh on remix ideas
Artist Reports 3
– portrait drawing for remainder of class

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM3.1 & 2


*Week 10*

DAY 18 – Mon, Mar 20
IN CLASS
– 1 hour figure drawing – Garrett 
– journal a drawing we will not make: Ellen Gallagher (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check in with everyone about their framing plans for their piece for the exhibit
– CSM3.1 & 3.2 CRIT

DUE NEXT CLASS:
RQ08
SB05

 
DAY 19 – Wed, Mar 22
IN CLASS:

– journal a drawing we will not make: Arturo Herrara (Art21, season 3)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check sketchbooks

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM3.3


*Week 11*

DAY 20 – Mon, Mar 27
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Kara Walker (Art21, season 2)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– CSM 3.3 CRIT
– check in with promotions committee for the show
– 1 hour figure drawing – Garret

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– RQ09

DAY 21 – Wed, Mar 29
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Trenton Doyle Hancock (Art21, season 2)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– students select artists for report 4
– 2 hours figure exercise in class – Garret

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– CSM3.4
RQ10


*Week 12*

DAY 22 – Mon, Apr 3
IN CLASS:
– journal a drawing we will not make: Elliott Hundley (Art21, season 7)
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– CSM 3.4 CRIT
– discuss the final 10-second animation assignment, do storyboarding, get easels and tripods set up (rearrange the classroom)

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– have finished storyboard for animation
Artist reports 4

DAY 23 – Wed, Apr 5
IN CLASS:

– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
Artist reports 4
– discuss how you will incorporate the styles of 2 of the artists from the artist reports into your animation
– Talk about requirements of the Artist Talk/source presentation, and remind people to thoroughly prepare
– start animations if there’s time

DUE NEXT CLASS:
RQ11
– have at least 1 more page of your sources/inspirations listed in your sketchbook



*Week 13*

DAY 24 – Mon, Apr 10
IN CLASS:
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– check sketchbooks for 2nd page of sources/inspirations
– work on animations

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– be working on finishing framing your work for the show, and start putting together your source presentation
– Updated resume for the reception committee’s binder

DAY 25 – Wed, Apr 12
IN CLASS:
– Distribute Self-Reflection Sticker
– collect resumes and give to reception committee for the exhibit binder
– Work drawings for animation

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– Must have at least 45 drawings done for next class (3 seconds of animation)
– bring laptop to class to complete course eval – everyone will receive a point for proving that they completed the eval
– your work for the exhibition should be ready to hang at the start of class


*Week 14*

DAY 26 – Mon, Apr 17
IN CLASS:
– complete course evals on laptops in class
– INSTALL THE SHOW TODAY
– Crit at least the first 3 seconds of your animation

DUE NEXT CLASS:
-Must have at least 30 more drawings done for next class (2 more seconds) – bring the first 5 seconds of your animation to class with you for crit
– have a draft of your source presentation ready to practice (bring laptop to class)

DAY 27 – Wed, Apr 19

IN CLASS:
– work on animations for 1.5 hours
– crit at least the first 5 seconds of your animation
– Small group practice of Artist Talks/source Presentations
– Reminder about the reception on Thursday

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– submit 3 things that you will change or enhance on your presentation for next class based on the feedback they received in-class
Artist Talks/Source Presentations
– must do 45 more drawings for your animation (3 more seconds)

 REQUIRED EVENT: Class exhibition reception at Corner Gallery Thursday, 4:30-5:30pm

*Week 15*

DAY 28 – Mon, Apr 24
IN CLASS:
– DE-INSTALL THE SHOW
– crit first 8 seconds of the animations
– Artist Talks/Source Presentations

DUE NEXT CLASS:
– Finish animations
final portfolio
– RE-DO’s

– Event Stickers all on one sheet of paper with your name on it – turned in to my door-mailbox or to me in-person by 5pm on WED, Apr 26th
– Bring your DYWNM and Self-Refelection journals for checking

DAY 29 — Wed, Apr 26 
IN CLASS:
– crit finished animation (minimum of 10 seconds)
– check Re-Do’s
– collect DYWNM, self-reflection journals for checking
– final portfolio checks in hallway & Room Cleaning

FINAL (SAT, Apr 29 at NOON – this is when I will check them online)
– documentation
– applications assignment (submitted online if you still haven’t done it)