Sunday, January 19, 2014

Welcome – Spring 2014 Professional Practices Class

By Monday's class, you will need to have set up a blog (which you will be contributing to over the course of the semester, tracking your progress as you work toward JAPR of your BFA show). You need to have at least one post on your blog, answering the following three questions:

1. Why do you make art?

2. What is the function or role of an artist in today's culture? (This is your personal take on this, it doesn't have to be an "objective" or comprehensive analysis)

3. Who are three working artists you can think of, who you might contact to interview about their professional lives? You will only be contacting one, but I want you to have a couple fallback options if your first couple choices end up being unavailable.

Here is a video we'll watch today:

We may also listen to this interview with Maurice Sendak:

Transcript here:

If you'd like a copy of the syllabus, you can find it here:

FNAR 380:

FNAR 482:

And if you'd like a digital copy of today's handout, "Ways of Being a Working Artist," you can download it here:

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