Tuesday/Thursday 1 p.m. - 4 p.m.
Lisa Bulawsky, Instructor
Strategies for projects done in this class may include site specific work, audience participation projects, performative work, ephemera produced around an event, time-based work, etc.
This is a conceptually based class, not a process/technique class. We will certainly learn and use print techniques to accomplish our goals, but technique will often be dictated by the ideas or needs of each project AND will not be limited to the traditional forms of printmaking. In other words, low-tech/low-cost alternatives and philosophically relevant approaches will be part of the mix.
Also, much of the work done in this class will be collaborative. You will be working in collaborative groups or collectives to accomplish projects. Collaboration provides the opportunity to draw on each other’s strengths and build upon your own. Every one is expected to put in 100%. Working in groups does not lessen your responsibility, it increases it. People will be depending on you.
There will be 3 assigned, collaborative projects and a final project of your own choosing that may be either collaborative or individual. For each project, you will design, implement, document, and ultimately present your projects to the class. Due dates for projects and presentation dates are as follows:
In addition to these projects, each student will be responsible for researching and presenting the work of a guerrilla artist or collective to the class. These short presentations will take place at the beginning of class on many Thursdays, beginning in February. The date of your presentation will be determined randomly.
Also, part of your responsibility to this course will be to attend lectures through the Sam Fox Public Lecture Series. You are required to turn in tickets for at least 3 lectures that you attend during the semester. See the Sam Fox School web site for the calendar and details on visiting artists at: http://samfoxschool.wustl.edu/Calendar/
Tom Reed, shop technician and student monitors will oversee the print shop and check out tools and equipment to elective students outside of class time. Monitor hours will be posted as soon as possible. You may only work in the shop during class time or monitor hours.
Supplies may be purchased during class time, or at other times from Tom Reed.
Special note: Neither the university nor the instructor will be held responsible for any student actions that are inappropriate, illegal, or not in compliance with state, city, and university codes.