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Wk 1: Web Design

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year at Long Beach State University, and Welcome to Art110. Here’s a little info on Designing your website and our Week 1 Activities.

collage of Art110 Summer 2014 Counterfactual Identity images

Fall 14 Syllabus

Syllabus for CSULB, School of Art, Art 110, Introduction to the Visual Arts, Fall Term 2014. Instructor: Glenn Zucman

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Wk 1: Web Design

a college age man and woman work at a laptop in an open air environment

Welcome to the 2014-2015 Academic Year at Long Beach State University, and Welcome to Art110. Here’s a little info on Designing your website and our Week 1 Activities.

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Happy Trails!

Selfie by Art110 Summer 2014 #1 Student Albert Le, with Raquel.

We’ve come to the end of our 12-week summer Art110! I’ve tallied your Up & Down votes for our activities and worked on some ideas for a better course. You’ll never guess who wound up being the #1 student this summer. And finally a farewell message. It’s been a great summer. Thank you all for being a part of it.

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Wk 12: Teach One!

Did you think your summer would never end? Here we are: Week 12! Time to wrap up this chapter in the novel of your life. To help us do it we have special guests: The Art of Our Time, Andy Warhol, and your chance to “teach one” art activity or idea to others.

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Online Discussion Groups

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Based on student feedback, video discussion groups are out. Text chat is possible, but commenting on each other’s blogs seems like an even more natural, valuable, and asynchronous way to go.

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Wk 11: Your Turn!

Detail of The Broken Man in The Shaft at The Lascaux Cave in Southern France. image is a stick like drawing of a "broken man" so referred to because he seems to have a broken neck, and "man" because he has an erection which is consistent with a broken neck. Nearby is a bird totem and while the man's body seems human, he has a bird head and instead of hands, talons.

This week it’s Your Turn to pick the Activity! Try an art activity you’ve always wanted to. Also this week we look at the 21st century and the work of virtual performance artist Joseph DeLappe.

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Landscapes with a Corpse

You guys seemed to have a lot of fun with Landscapes with a Corpse. It seems like even the few of you who weren’t so excited about the idea wound up having fun once you got into it. Here’s a few of your “landscapes.”

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Wk 10: Portrait Photography

In our 2nd week of Identity Art we try Portrait Photography of our own demise. Meanwhile our Art talk on Free Culture and our Artist OTW Aaron Swartz both ask us to think about creativity here in the “Internet Century,” and if the old folkways, mores, norms, and laws of the previous “Mass Media Century” are still relevant.

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Your CFID Activities

collage of Art110 Summer 2014 Counterfactual Identity images

Wonderful Counterfactual Identity projects you guys! It’s interesting, a bunch of you were so excited to do this activity… and… a bunch of you were so dreading doing this activity! But I have to say that the peeps who were excited and the peeps who were dreading both wound up doing some really nice work.

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Wk 9: Hacking Reality

Franco & Eva Mattes, clothed, in an inflatable swimming pool

In week 7 we looked at Realism & Romanticism. This week we’ll think about Representation & Abstraction, hang out with the reality smashing Italian pranksters Eva & Franco Mattes, and hack our personal reality with our Counterfactual Identity activity.

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Your Kickstarter Vids

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Last week you tried out making a Kickstarter pitch for some creative project. Here are a few of your wonderful videos. You may have done it for “practice” this time, but remember that you could do it “for real” the next time you have an inspiring idea. Kickstarter is a great way to let the people in your world help you create something new and exciting.

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Wk 8: Kickstarter

Marina Abramovic & Ulay

It’s all about “limits” this week. The limitless artist Marina Abramovic. The limitless possibilities of funding creative projects through Kickstarter. And the limitless world of art in the 20th century.

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Rapid Prototype Samples

photo of a person inside a cardboard box watching a movie on their cell phone screen.

Here’s a few of your cool prototypes from our Week 7 Activity. These 8 projects cover 3 areas: 4 phone accessories, 2 desk organizers, and 2 eating convenience items. Nice work by all! Click anyone’s name to visit their site and learn the details of their project.

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Wk 7: Rapid Prototype

black-and-white photo of 3 designers carving a body shape for an early prototype for the Ford Mustang

This week we imagine design in our world, like the Ford Mustang, Apple iPhone, or Alexander McQueen fashions. We imagine alternate reality like the art of Nikki S. Lee, the walks of Janet Cardiff, or Bruce Branit’s “World Builder.” We stretch our imaginations to create new designs. We ask, in a world of so many possibilities, what is real? We ask if our attitudes and opinions about beauty can effect the way we perceive people and things. Can my attitudes effect the quality of your life?

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Instagram Day Summer 14

Detail of Instagram photo from CSULB School of Art Summer Session 2014 Instagram Day

It’s Instagram Day in Summer Art 110! For the 24 hours of Wednesday July 2, 2014 our 26-student community is snapping IG’s of whatever is going on in their life and hashtagging them #art110sum14. After today we’ll each review our group day and reflect on any connections we see in this big “group portrait.” Below is a live feed of the latest image posts:

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Wk 6: Social Photography

screencap of Miley Cyrus instagram post

For week 6 we’re doing our group Instagram activity and thinking about the 19th century and the work of Nikki S. Lee.

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Wk5: Painting

Group Discussion at NSO Event by Penn State

Our focus this week, besides Painting, The Renaissance & The Baroque, and Artist OTW Victorine Meurent, is to fine-tune our Discussion Groups a bit.

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Venice Artwalls Summer ’14

I metup with Amanda (and her niece) Siraj, and Julia (and her roommate) at the Venice Beach Legal Art Walls yesterday. Lostone JSK was checking peeps in yesterday and he was super helpful!

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Wk4: Drawing

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Hello Everyone! Nice work with your vlogs and discussions in Week 3, and now it’s on to Middle Ages, Joseph Cornell, and Drawing our names for Week 4!

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Wk 3: vlogging

From Ancient Greece and Rome resonating through Western Culture for 2,000 years, to Francesca Woodman inspiring other artists, to your own “Hi, it’s me!” vlog for visitors to your website, it’s all about connections this week!

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Wk 2: Sculpture Experience

screen cap of Samantha Focarino's website

This week in Summer Art110 we head to the beach to try plaster casting, learn about cave art, and artist Ana Mendieta.

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Fall 14 Roster

Roster for CSULB, School of Art, Art 110, Section 2, Introduction to the Visual Arts. Fall Semester, 2014.

Fall 14 Materials

Materials List for CSULB, School of Art, Art 110, Section 2, Introduction to the Visual Arts. Fall Term, 2014.

Fall 14 Galleries

Artist Courtney Heiser stands in the Gatov Gallery at the CSULB School of Art and discusses her work with students visiting the gallery.

Schedule & Overview of CSULB School of Art, Student Art Gallery Exhibitions, Fall 2014. Links to Art110 posts about the exhibitions.

Hall of Fame

#1 Art 110 students Fall ’05 – Spring ’14. Art 110: Introduction to the Visual Arts, California State University, Long Beach, School of Art.

Ask a Question

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Help & Question page for Art 110: Introduction to the Visual Arts, California State University, Long Beach, School of Art.

Fall 14 Final

Long Beach State University, School of Art, Max Gatov Galleries East & West, featuring a large, encyclopedic installation of fiber art practice by Heather Anacker & Krista Feld

A letter to the 12 CSULB School of Art, Program Heads, regarding an Art110 visit to their studios during our final on December 11, 2014.