Artists are emerging as authors and entrepreneurs in a variety of new markets and media. Methods such as print-on-demand book, the wave of self-publication, prototyping, high-end output devices and laser-cutters intersect with new creative directions. Bodyware imagery, instructional and socially inspired projects, web-based critique, archives, games, animation, and literary works are a few of the directions being taken to create content and express ideas.
Welcome to The Lab Please make sure to follow this blog as it outlines your classwork homework assignments each week. Feel free to look through the Archive to see projects done by students last year. Check out the links. More will be added throughout the semester.
What we will cover in the first class: Informal presentation session; Evaluation and group discussion of your semester ideas. HOMEWORK : Formalize proposal; Create your Working Journal; Research More Collective; Bring in t-shirt to be screened; Complete your Technical Skills survey
OUTCOME By the end of the course, you will have realized the project stated in your proposal. This will happen by means of fabrication, documentation, marketing and distribution. Recording ideas, collaboration, networking and peer community is important to your success. Stay disciplined in your approach to insure you project is completed on time. To pass this class, each project must be placed in the Art Market, Dec 8-11.
ADVANCED WORK This class is independent, requiring you to initiate your own research. Presentations and demos are given to broaden your skills, enhance marketing savvy and networking awareness. Websites, and articles are given to supplement your own research.
Awareness of Contemporary Themes
Learn New Skills
An Artistic Voice while Communicating
Attendance and Participation
GRADES One grade will be given at the end of the semester. A midterm critique will establish your progress to date, and provide an estimate for your final grade if your work remains consistent. Your final grade is based on the quality of ideas, research, attendance, community participation, use of feedback and ability to get your project realized.
Art Market 2010
Art Market is in MICA's Leidy Atrium
Wednesday Dec 8th, 10-6pm
Thursday Dec 9th, 10-6pm
Friday Dec 10th, 10-6pm
Saturday Dec 11th, 10-6pm
Students in The Lab class will work with Whitney to get questions answered and sign-up for work shifts. Shift schedule will be organized before Thanksgiving Break.
Please make sure you attend the mandatory meetings:
**You must use the Art Market template to inventory and label your pieces. A template will be supplied on the MICA Portal.**
Whitney Sherman is an award-winning illustrator whose limited edition lines of hand-painted ceramics are sold under the Pbody Dsign name. She has also editioned children's t's, blank journals, cards and rubber stamps she has produced under the name HearSayWares. Her website is www.whitneysherman.com.
The Lab Master
Questions? email me at wsherman[at]mica.edu
The Graphic Artists Guild Pricing & Ethical Guidelines Handbook, published by Graphic Artists Guild, North Light Books covers topics such as contracts, pricing info, licensing, ethical practices and other useful information for the creative entrepreneur.
DIY [Design it Yourself], Ellen Lupton, editor, Princeton Architectural Press, NY, 2006.
How to Start a Creative Manufacturing Business, Pamela Barsky / an ebook fr instant download, $21.99. http://www.pamelabarsky.com/books.php?