You have only until the end of the day to complete this mission!
Push yourself a little on this one. Take a chance. Don’t take the easy (literal) way out. Remember, be creative and have FUN!
Find all of the following items and document them in whatever way you find most appropriate. Remember to post your findings on your blog and place a link back to it in the comments section here!
- A piece of a puzzle
- Something that was growing
- An overheard story
- A footprint
- A match
- Something that is or was meaningful to someone you have never met
- Something hanging
- Something out of place
- A smell
- A dance
- Something broken
- Something standing
- Something blue
Remember that your final blogs are due Monday and must include the following. There will be an extra help session in the Anderson computer lab at 10am Friday if you need help completing your blog.
• introduction post with photo
• subdivision of a groundsheet post(s) including: 100 thumbnail sketches, 4 final pieces, critique notes, redesign with explanation
• exploration #1: concentration & isolation (include labels and explanation)
• repetition grid post including: motif sketches, cell options (motif placed in cell), min. 5 design options, min. 3 inking plans, final design, critique notes.
• blog inspiration post (including hyperlinks to referenced blogs)
• SCAD Museum essay
• Field Trip lecture post (11am, 2pm and 5pm classes)
• exploration #2: the black square problem (including labels and explanation)
• Jack & Jill group project (include all preliminary research/sketches and image of final piece. Narrative should describe the collaborative process (the good, the bad and the ugly) as well as critique notes.)
• ABC project (include all individual photos and a photo of your final form of presentation.)
• exploration: Sound Map
• exploration: Scavenger Hunt
• Final project: at a minimum you must post documentation of your initial research/exploration with your map and an explanation of how that developed into your final piece. Include as many process photos as possible.
• posts on any SCAD events, exhibitions, lectures attended during the term
Title: New Haven and the 4th Age of the American City
Location: May 23 5:30 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah Ga. USA
Description: Alan Plattus, a professor at the Yale School of Architecture, will use New Haven, Connecticut as a case study in American urbanism in the various periods of urban development, including speculations about the current challenges and opportunities facing American cities. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the School of Building Arts as a part of the school’s lecture series.
Start with a map – any kind of map. Think about the logic of its purpose. Now do something to deliberately negate its function: cut it up, switch the pieces around, glue it back together, combine it with drawings, photos, charts, diagrams, symbols, pieces of paper from the street. Cut holes in it. Shoot holes in it. Tape it, mask it, tear it, shred it, fold it, crumple it, leave it out in the rain. Confuse it. Run over it, Xerox it, fragment it, sleep with it, obscure it, cloud it, camouflage it. Write on it. Draw and paint on it: pencil, ball point pen, felt-tips, spray paint, motor oil, purée of carrots, finger paint, ink, charcoal, lipstick, blood, crayons. Add places to it: atolls, mountains, clouds and sky, stars, weather, heaven.
This is all about intuition and looseness and enigma. Don’t worry about formal visual concerns. Make it a ritual; a ceremonial act.
Part 2 coming soon!
Title: The Next Frontier: The Horizon of the Human Experience
Location: May 16 5:30 p.m. SCAD Museum of Art, 601 Turner Blvd., Savannah Ga. USA
Description: Holley Henderson is the founder of H2 Ecodesign, a consulting firm for eco-positive design in the built environment. This lecture will explore the idea that current green building thought equates function with performance metrics and life-cycle analysis, and argue that form equates with the human elements of process, community, health, satisfaction, beauty and nature. This event is free and open to the public and is presented by the School of Building Arts as a part of the school’s lecture series.
Sit in a location for one hour. Document all the sounds you hear and the times you heard them. Mark the approximate locations of the sounds in relation to you on a map. Your map can take ANY form you like (graphic image, drawing/painting, sculptural, video, poem, etc.) but must be creative and visually interesting!
Remember to post your findings on your blog and place a link back to it in the comments section here!
Title: Sand Arts Festival
Location: May 10 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tybee Island, Highway 80 East, Tybee Island Ga. USA
Description: The annual Sand Arts Festival, presented by the School of Fine Arts, School of Foundation Studies and sculpture minor program, features competitions in sand castle design, sand sculpture, sand relief and wind sculpture. Participants, who can register on-site, may compete individually or in teams of up to four members. SCAD professors and staff members judge the competitions. Rain date: TBD.
DUE: Monday, May 6th
Problem: On six separate 8”X8” sheets of Bristol board, create visual equivalents for each part of the nursery rhyme “Jack & Jill” (listed below) by using the dingbats and/or punctuation marks given on the assignment sheet. These marks, symbols, and pictograms can be used individually or combined to develop a visual metaphor. You may use a photocopier to enlarge the selected graphic images to the appropriate size of the given space, or you may enlarge the symbols freehand (stay as true to the original graphics as possible.) Remember this is NOT a collage project though you may opt to use collage elements as part of your concept. Execute your solutions in black and white, unless your concept dictates otherwise. Include the words for the specified section of the nursery rhyme as a part of your design, or simply let the images speak for themselves.
1. JACK & JILL
2.WENT UP THE HILL
3.TO FETCH A PAIL OF WATER
4.JACK FELL DOWN
5.AND BROKE HIS CROWN
6.AND JILL CAME TUMBLING AFTER