Tuesday, January 22, 2008

second semester: spring 2008

i'm nervous. but that's a good thing. not much can phase me anymore. so when i actually admit to myself that i'm nervous, i know i'm stepping out of my comfort zone. maybe first semester was too comfortable. i picked mica because it would be a challenge. and i'm still waiting for the classic art school post-crit breakdown. but i'm sure i shouldn't speak too soon... i'm doing lots of scary things* this semester. (not to mention taking on the position of arts and education program manager in the student activities office...)

monday - drawing II (4 - 10 pm)
wednesday - sculptural forms* (8:30 - 2 pm)
thursday - elements of visual thinking II (8:30 - 12:30) & critical inquiry (1:30 - 4:15 pm)
friday - painting I* (9 - 3 pm)

sorry, dad. no spelling class.

edit: i just had to add this syllabus from sculptural forms today. scary? not so much. he put quotes on his syllabus. good quotes. reassuring quotes. i can dig it.

this one was on the back:

"there is no measure with time. no year matters, ten years are nothing. being an artist means not reckoning and counting but ripening like the tree which does not force it's sap and stands confident in the storms of spring without the fear that after them may come no summer."

ken talked about his own experiences in grad school. encountering all the fears and doubts. thinking "i'm not any good at this." or just getting plain sick of it. but realizing that it's all part of the process. and you just do as well as you can. because he had a history of always doing as well as he can. he just needed a reminder to trust himself and believe in himself.

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