Classroom Blog Week 13

Second Semester Blog Week 13


In the thirteenth week of class students were encouraged to focus on wiring their own artist statements and biographies. First students participated in an in class writing workshop where each took a Subject Survey meant to aid artists in writing artist statements by helping defining the important aspects of their artwork.  Students spent the remainder of class looking at prints and working on artist biographies.

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 7 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.