All students will contact the writing center on campus to have their final research and thesis papers evaluated. You can do this with your current drafts as well.
The Writing Center is located in Humanities Hall, Room 202
Contact them by Phone: 516-299-2732
Contact them by E-mail: Post-WC@liu.edu
Keep in mind that end of semester is near, please contact them today!
Writing center url – http://www.liu.edu/CWPost/Academics/Schools/CLAS/Resources/Writing-Center/Contact-Us
On Tuesday 11/18/14 conceptual NYC Artist Martynka Wawrzyniak was our guest in professor Ryan Seslow’s MFA / MA ART 550 Art Criticism for Artists class. Martynka gave a presentation of her current work, discussed the works of each student and shared insight on being an artist. Please share your reactions on the presentation. You can also share your feelings on the critique that you received about the selected work that you brought to class.
Please post your reactions on this page –> http://wp.me/P3Px2D-4d
GUEST ARTIST Visit!
Our guest artist will arrive and begin their presentation at 5pm. Please be on time! The presentation will last for 1 hour followed by a Q & A session.
All students will bring in one piece of current work to display and discuss with our guest.
This class is mandatory!
** Keep in mind, next week 11/25 the first draft of your thesis / research paper is due. You will bring two printed copies to class. This will be an in class writing and editing session.
There have been a few syllabus changes for the next 2 class sessions. Please update your calendars.
11/4 – In class writing exercises. We will be exploring a few short in class reactive writing exercises. Bring your lap top to class or work on the computers in the classroom. Content will be provided by the professor.
11/11 – No Classes. Veterans day.
11/18 – Guest Artist Visit #1, Presentation, & Critique *Students will bring in one piece of current work for critique and discussion with our guest artist. Students will post a reaction to the guest artist presentation as well as their reaction to the critique. What were the most insightful and or important aspects of this experience? How will this experience affect your work here on after? This reaction will be posted on our class blog.
On 10/14/14 our class will meet at 5 pm on campus at the Steinberg Museum of Art. We will be taking a guided tour of the current exhibition. Please arrive on time ready to interact and take notes.
In our class on 9/15/14 we began talking about the formatting for our thesis papers.
MFA students that will be graduating in May will need to turn in their final thesis by the end of December. First and second year MFA and MA students will have the opportunity to simulate the structure of the thesis paper by generating a research based paper into their current work with the intention of also mounting an exhibition. (This is great practice for the real paper and exhibition)
*A Thesis Statement will be worked on in class this coming Tuesday 9/23.
1. Description / Abstract: Introduction. A detailed description of the body of work that you will be discussing and planning to exhibit.
2. Process, Materials and Methods: Descriptions of your working process, techniques, and the materials used to generate the art that you create. Why have you selected these specific materials and techniques to communicate your ideas? How do these choices effect how the viewer will receive your work?
3. Resources and References: Historical influences, artists, art movements, databases, and any other form of related influence. How have your references influenced your work, ideas, and decision making process as an artist?
4. Exhibition Simulation: How will you be mounting your exhibition? Why have you selected this particular composition? How will your installation effect the space itself? A floor plan sketch to accompany the proposed composition.
5. Reflection: What have you learned over the course of your graduate program? How has the program influenced your work and how you communicate as an artist? What skills will you apply directly into your professional practice?
*This format is a basic synopsis of what we discussed. It is an ongoing process. Let us continue adding to the formula in the commenting area below.
Class Reminder for Tuesday 12/3/13 @ 5 PM
1. Thesis and Research paper Drafts are due! Please e-mail me a copy or bring a hard copy to our class.
2. We will be having a Guest Artist Presentation & Critique that will begin @ 5 PM. It is not mandatory to bring a piece of your current work, but it you wish to engage in a dialog with our guest artist about your work, please bring one piece to discuss.
3. A sign up sheet will be passed around for individual student presentations beginning on 12/10 & ending on 12/17. Each student will give an image supported 5-7 minute talk about their thesis / research paper work. Q&A will follow.
See you soon.