Artistry in Action 2015- Homework for Class #7 4/20/15

PLEASE REFER TO THE MASTER HOMEWORK PAGE FOR HOMEWORK ASSIGNED IN PREVIOUS CLASSES.  LOOK BELOW FOR BOTH WEEKLY AND LONG TERM ASSIGNMENTS GIVEN THIS CLASS AS WELL AS ONGOING TEXT READINGS


LONG-TERM ASSIGNMENTS

None assigned today.

Continue working on your Life Goals Assignment.  You should have your outline and the last 20-30 years of your life charted by now to stay on track to finish on time.  The entire project is due Friday, May 15th

The Write your own obituary exercise is due by email, Friday, April 24, You’ll also need to bring a draft to class on Monday, April 27


WEEKLY ASSIGNMENTS

Read the blog post Saving Souls from Adam Thurman, which gives a perspective on  the idea of serving a community.  Be prepared to discuss in class- Due Wednesday, April 22

Assignment 1 – Intersections with your Art– Due Wednesday, April 22

From the various news, articles and ads in the newspaper you selected in class today, come up with 2-3 intersections with your art.  For each intersection, think of a potential project you could build around it.  Write a few sentences about what the projects might look like and bring them to class for discussion on Wednesday.

Things to keep in mind:

1. Approach the assignment from the perspective of asking the question: “How Can i Help?”

2. Think of yourself as a collaborator in the process, look for partners and partnership opportunities.

3. Look for ways to draw from and contribute to the commons, rather than letting economics drive the process.


We will talk about these assignments in class on Wednesday, but I wanted to post them so you could start thinking about them.

Assignment 2 – “What’s your secret exercise” -as a way of relating to community- Due Monday, April 27th

Think about something you could reveal about yourself to a community in order to establish a basis for relationship or connection.  Think in terms of things that are connected to your humanity outside or peripheral to your art but that affect who you are and maybe how you approach your art.  We will orally share these with the class.

Assignment 3– Community Gathering Assignment

Pt. 1. – Research places, organiztions, groups and events that might connect you with as sense of community in your artistic field and start a list of these resources.   – Due Monday, April 27th

Pt. 2-  Go to a gathering or event of one of these communities. (Note- this doesn’t have to be a community of people who all look like you, or do what you do.  You can be the  only person in your discipline who is there, as long as it feels like a place that might provide community for your artistic endeavors and aspirations. Report back to the class on what happened – Due Wednesday, May 6

Assignment 4 (Optional) : -Who is your model Exercise:

As a continuation of the Survey the field exercise, choose 1 person from your list that you don’t know about and research their career.  Try to get a sense of their development and how that might assist you in thinking about your path.

 


ONGOING TEXT READINGS

“Making Your Life as an Artist” (PDF of the Class Readings pg)  Due Monday April 20 (We will discuss in class April 22)

The War of Art Book 2 Pg 58-101   Due Monday April 20

“Economies of Life” Chapter 4  10 pgs   30 min read    Due Wednesday, April 22

 

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