The objectives of keeping a class blog are to:
- Establish an online presence and identity for yourself as a professional artist and/or designer.
- Continue the process of presenting yourself online in a professional and artistic manner.
- Practice writing.
- Become comfortable and adept at presenting any material (not just design coursework) in a well-designed, visually-pleasing way.
- Become part of a community of bloggers (writers/presenters) with your classmates, learn how to participate in an online community by creating, viewing, and commenting on blogs.
- Begin to think of a larger audience for your writing and your art and design work. Your work matters to more than your professors and classmates. Your blog is a way to begin presenting your work to the world.
- Keep a record of your work throughout the course of the semester.
- Using images and writing, show what you have accomplished in the course: that you understand the language of artistic anatomy, structure, space, drawing, etc.
You are required to AT A MINIMUM, by midnight Sunday each week during the semester:
- Write at least 300 words in a reflection of each week's work in Life Drawing (summarizing/analyzing what you learned in the course through in-class work, reading, homework, research, etc.).
- Post at least one photo to accompany the reflection: the image may be of one of your drawings or an image you found relevant to the material we're covering in class.
- Make at least one comment on two other students' blogs. You should comment on the other two members of your small group, which are indicated by color on the student blog list (student blog url's/titles Pages Tab on the top of the class blog). For those of you with four members in your small groups, just comment on two per week, alternating members you comment upon to keep it equal throughout the semester. Commenting on other blogs will start being due on February 13.
Blogs will be checked each week by my assistant and will be graded upon the following criteria:
- Quality of image/s and design elements
- Timeliness (did you post each week, on time?)
- Quality/thoughtfulness of comments on other's blogs