Classroom Blog Week 9

Second Semester Blog Week 9

Inner Critic & Inner Muse Continued

In the ninth week of class students continued to identify, define and conceptualize an inner Muse and inner Critic.  First students participated in an inclass group writing workshop, where each student attempted to write or draw images on two large sheets of paper one representing Inner Muse an the other representing Inner Critic.  Second students shared their own personal experiences with inner critic/muse during in class discussion.  Lastly students viewed a slideshow presentation featuring the artwork of Yayoi Kusama.

Muse: Any of the nine sister goddesses in Greek mythology presiding over song and poetry and the arts / sciences.  A source of inspiration, a guiding genius.

Critic: One who expresses a reasoned opinion on any matter especially involving a judgment of its value, truth, righteousness, beauty, or technique.


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 9 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.