Classroom Blog Week 10

Second Semester Blog Week 10

ABH Hospital Room Visualization

In the tenth week of class students viewed slides taken at ABH hospital of actual rooms where their artwork will hang.  Seeing the environment where their artwork will be viewed sparked a wonderful complex discussion where students described how the current ‘look’ of the ABH hospital rooms made them feel, and speculated about how there own work may effect that environment.


Tuesday Group Response: How would your artwork compliment an ABH room?

-“My work would add color”, ” add beauty and charm that certainly not there now”, ” add serenity to the room”, ” I want my work not to blend in but to stand out, for it to separate itself from the rest of the environment” ,”give a sense of freedom to feel open”,” to just add brightness to the space”


Wednesday Group Response: Describe from what you seen today an ABH room?

-“sterile”, ” the wood floors helps give an earthiness to the space”, ” sparse number of items in the rooms”,” they seem simple for a reason, function able”,” they all really looked the same our work could help set each room apart”


Thursday Group Response: Describe an ABH room, and how your work could compliment that space?

– “stark”, “desolate”,” less decorated than a regular medical hospital room”, “plain”,

“for me its more about giving the patients a choice, for then to have a chance to add what they want or need to their space”,

Class Discussion Topics:

1. What does your inner critic look like?  What does your inner muse look like? What does each have to say?

2. What subjects/themes are you currently photographing for the ABH project?

3.  Are there subjects that you would like to photograph as the class continues?

4.  Describe the artwork that you would like to see if you were in a hospital room?



Week 10 In-Class Activity 

Now is the time to begin focusing on a subject(s) that you would like to photograph for the A.B.H. hospital room project..  We spent last semester and part of this semester learning about the arts in healthcare settings and discussing out own perspectives on how the presence of artwork can make an impact on us.

We learned that art impacts people in many different ways. It can offer a message of peer-support, or provide a scene to escape into, it can engage our senses, or help us relate feelings to something tangible, makes us laugh, help us cry, sooth our nerves, comfort us, excite us, focus our thoughts, send a message of hope during a time of crisis, awaken our imagination, and help us feel whole.

Photograph a subject or theme that you think could be helpful to someone while they are in a hospital room at ABH.  If its too difficult to imagine how your work would be interpreted then create artwork that you would like to have if you were in a hospital room.