UHON 207.001 FINE ART AS GLOBAL PERSPECTIVE: SOCIAL TRANSFORMATION THROUGH ART

All readings must be finished before class on the days listed.  Your typed, daily written observations are due at the start of class on each class period.

Week 1  Introductions + Art

Tuesday, Jan. 17

  • First Day of Class; Introductions
  • Preliminary Discussion:  Traditional notions of art + social art
  • Photography tips 101 (simple exercise)
  • Observation expectations

Thursday, Jan. 19

Week 2   How We See + Art as a Social Tool 

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Thursday, Jan. 26

Week 3  Inside Out Film Screening + Discussion

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Thursday, Feb. 2

Week 4   Inside Out:  Photography + Editing Skills

Tuesday, Feb. 7

  • Select Inside Out themes
  • Photography (shallow and great DOF)
  • Practice Photography Session
    • Bring strongest Inside Out example, 2-3 portraits that inspire you and your photographs to class tomorrow.

Thursday, Feb. 9

  • Continuation of the Photography Session
  • Photo Release (in case you need more)
  • Review at images (inside out, google portraits, and those you photographed)
  • Set up of the reading, “Outside the Whale”,  for Tuesday

Week 5        The Necessity of Political Art + Inside Out Image Review

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Thursday, Feb. 16

 Week 6   Performance Art 

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Thursday, Feb. 23

Week 7    Performance Logistics + Editing

Tuesday, Feb. 28

  • Performance exercises (something you’ve never done)
  • Observation #7: Final Ad selection
  • Location ideas

Thursday, Mar. 2

Week 8      Video Editing

Tuesday, Mar. 7

Thursday, Mar. 9 (No official class)

  • Last editing day.  By 5 pm please send me the link to your video
  • Please sign up for a time to meet during office hours after Spring Break, here

Week 9      Spring Break

Week 10   Guest Speakers + Collaborative Action

Tuesday, Mar. 21    Guest Speakers: Justin Plakas and Rachel Debuque

Thursday, Mar. 23  Collaborative Art Making with Justin Plakas and Rachel Debuque

Thursday, March 23, 4-5 pm Justin and Rachel will present their art and the collaborative work they made with our class. 

Week 11  Final Project + Presentations

Tuesday, Mar. 28  Install Inside Out Work + Peer Evaluations Invite the Daily Lobo

Thursday, Mar. 30 Oral Presentations + Final Project Discussions

  • Political Art-Oral Presentations (#6-9)  
    • Guerilla Girls-Mr. Fox
    • Naomi Natale-Ms. Huizenga
    • Candy Chang-Ms. Maes

Week 12   Oral Presentations + Performance Screening 

Tuesday, Apr. 4   Political Art-Oral Presentations (#10-13)  

Thursday, Apr. 6    Install Inside Out

Peer Evaluation for Inside Out 

  • Disability Group:
    • Proposers: Verenice, Alyssa
    • Connector: Daniel
    • Editors: Ashton, Maria
    • Installer: Ellis, Nohemi
  • Smiles Group:
    • Proposers: Nate, Mercedes, Kaylie
    • Connector: Danae, Alexis
    • Editors: Ben, Chris, Curi
    • Installers: Anissia, Madrone, Erin

Week 13   Group Presentation for Final Project + Oral Presentations

Tuesday, Apr. 11

  • *Final Project Group Meetings: Present an elevator pitch + Discuss ideas
  • Political Art-Oral Presentations (#14-#16)
    • Ai Wei Wei-Mr. C. Fetrow
    • Kara Walker-Ms. Ortega

Thursday, Apr. 13

Group Proposals/Presentations of Final Project Concepts- Project Logistics: materials, locations, scouting, photography, documentation

Week 14   Oral Presentations + Mid-Point Critique Preparations 

Tuesday, Apr. 18

Writing an artist’s statement
What to expect for Mid-Point Critique

  • Banksy-Mr. Ozakyol
  • Shepard Fairey-Ms. Penn
  • Pedro Reyes-Mr. Odegard
  • Ann Hamilton-Ms. Matishak
  • Chris Jordan-Ms. Martinez

Thursday, Apr. 20

  • Group Work Day 

Week 15  Mid-Point Critique

Tuesday, Apr. 25 Mid-Point Critique

Thursday, Apr. 27 Artistic Refinement

Week 16   Final Projects 

Tuesday, May 2  Print Artists’ Statements + Final Project Peer Evaluations 

TEAM 1: Daniel, Mercedes, Chris, Maria

TEAM 2: Madrone, Verenice, Nate, Alyssa

TEAM 3: Kaylie, Danae, Nohemi, Ben, Curi

TEAM 4: Ellis, Anissia, Alexis, Ashton, Erin

Thursday, May 4   Final Critique + Celebration (Be sure to meet at the Duck Pond)

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