Man… homework-on-the-first-day teachers are the WORST.
Sorry, my Party Painting Peops… I’m afraid it’s kind of unavoidable in a once per week class. Anyway, the week’s homework is actually a bundle o’ mini-assignments, none of which should take too long. Don’t forget: no late work is accepted in my classes.
- Buy your supplies. Do it. Do it now (you need them next week).
- If you haven’t already, join Del’s Digital Classroom via the invite sent to your SCC e-mail account. Step-by-step instructions on joining are located here.
- Read the course syllabus and fill out and sign the syllabus questionnaire. It is due at the beginning of class next week.
- Introduce yourself by making a new post in the painting category on this blog. Share a couple of things that make you the most you-y you there is. Since this is art class, hopefully that will include something about why you make/like art. End your post by sharing an image of a favorite painting. What, you don’t remember how to do any of that?!? Clicky click here for instructions.
- Read the comic on creativity journaling to ensure you understand the journal assignment. Then, get started! Your composition notebook should be flush with at least 15 pages when next we meet. A darn good start is to do the “Did, Saw, Heard, Drew” entry once daily. Of course, you are not required to do that specific thing (your journal=your creativity). Just make sure you are working regularly.
- Finally, read this excerpt from the introduction to art historian James Elkins’ “What Painting Is”. Respond to Elkins’ analysis in a comment on this blog post. It doesn’t have to be long—a paragraph or two is fine— but remember that I’m not looking for you to summarize the author’s viewpoint. Instead, I expect you to share a thoughtful opinion of your own. I also encourage (but don’t require) you to reply to classmates when they bring up a point that interests you.
See you next week for more awesome painting goodness!