Hey guys, Erik here, another update COMING AT YOU.
I see the projects are coming along nicely. The Carla group is doing fine, just a few touch ups needed to make it perfect.
The ZEVS group is doing well too. They have a long way to go, but it will be fine.
Happy Spring Break!
Have an awesome time travelling, hanging out with friends and family, or just catching up on work and hopefully a little rest. Below are a couple of videos from the TA’s and I on Spring Break, and info on what’s upcoming.
Have a great break; stay safe; see you in April!
This week has probably been the worst week of projects. I have never given such bad grades before on projects before. The main reason for this? NO SCREENSHOTS!!! After a week of working (I hope you guys have been working) on your projects we wanted to see your progress! That was the project for this week. We need physical evidence of this, not just your word! Other than that many of you did a great job on analyzing the reading of Eva and Franco. I am always happy to see the eclectic amount of responses to them and see what you feel about them. Since I am so sad at giving such bad grades, I don’t have too much to say…. Here are my favorite VLOGS and SKETCHES of the week…
I dont know why there are so many people who didnt have any screenshots of their progress of their VR galleries, or people just not doing the project. P8 was to show us how you have been doing on your VR installation projects so far and let us know if you are having any difficulties. How can you show us your progress so far without any screenshots?
LONG BEACH STATE, March 13, — after decades of prominence on the beaches of Southern California and the world, today “Sand” Volleyball came to the NCAA and to Long Beach State. The 49ers add their 19th varsity sport with today’s first ever Sand Volleyball match vs The Lions of Loyola Marymount University.
So this week I got to take a look at where everyones going with their galleries and I have to say that I am REALLY impressed. Almost everyone was prepared with sketches and a really clear idea of where they were going with their design. You guys did an awesome job of thinking outside the box, and thought, not only about the basic design, but you all considered how to display the work. Read more
As I experienced last semester, sometimes getting in touch with your artist can be a kind of painful experience. You are talking to these wonderful artists or performers who have incredibly busy schedules. So not only do you have to worry about making plans and deciding on a location, you also have to worry about what to ask them and how you will manage to show off their art in Secondlife and how it will impact your grade. This is why, despite some set backs and resulting extensions, I am so proud of my students these past two weeks for doing all that they could do and sometimes more to prove that they will work hard at this project.
This week was catalog essay week and as the title suggests, not everyone had fun with it. Lizzie seems to have more fun with other projects but writing essays are not her favorite. I’m sure a lot of students felt like that this week.
Below i will display the group’s catalog essay as well as what they as individuals succeeded at the best.
Once again you guys did an awesome job this week! I know essays probably weren’t what you were expecting in an art class, but I was really impressed with how well sone they were. Kimberly Dwinell Group, you guys did a seriously great job! In depth researched, very thoughtful, and really well written. Read more
I’m pretty sure there were mixed reviews on writing an essay for this past weeks’ project. Some were rejoicing (because they rock at writing essays) or some (like me) were not rejoicing because writing is not our strong point. I was really proud of all the essays I read though. Grammatical errors are bound to pop up from time to time, but other than that Read more
This week’s project is one of my all time favorites because i love the idea of going to meet an artist in the flesh and getting to talk to them and learn who they are. A website gives you a lot of information on what they have done but it takes a visit to their studio or a face to face interview to fully understand who they are and what they are trying to say/accomplish with their work.
For my group of students, two artists came through for them this week: Carol Hummel and Ryan Mcintosh.