Lisa Mann's daughter Hailey @ Jesus Rafael Soto @ LACMA

Summer Art Activities @ The Beach

Lisa Mann's daughter Hailey @ Jesus Rafael Soto @ LACMA

Lisa Mann’s daughter Hailey @ Jesus Rafael Soto @ LACMA

Hi Guys!

How’s everyone’s summer going? I hope you’re enjoying Art110. From the looks of your activity pix I’m going to guess that you are. And, hey! let’s share a few of your fun activity pix!

Classmates Online?

In the past 10 years I’ve taught about 30 sections of F2F Art110 at CSULB. This summer is the 4th summer that I’m teaching a 100% online version of the class. As you guys might identify with, students love, probably always, and especially in the summer, the freedom of a class that doesn’t require you to be at any physical place, and that doesn’t require you to “attend” at a specific day or hour.

While students tend to love the flexibility of 100% online classes, they do miss the chance to get to know their classmates. I hope the 5 optional meetups we’ve had have let some of you get to know each other a bit. And that the forums on Slack have been another way for you to connect and communicate. I really love that we can all share in the dialogs on Artist OTW and Art Talk, but don’t forget that you can also IM each other if you want to have person-2-person chats.

Next week’s activity will be Cuisine, Couture or Coiffure, a chance for you to play with your food! 😀 Or with your clothes or hair. Of course you can do this activity by yourself as always, but I’d like to encourage you to partner up with someone from the class for this. It could be a fun chance to get to know a classmate better. And you could prepare food together. Or help a classmate with an outfit or their hair. Like the optional meetups, collaborating with a classmate on your CCC project is optional. But I think if you go to the effort to meetup, you’ll be rewarded with a great experience.

Lisa Bernhauser & Glenn Zucman in front of a large Roy Lichtenstein painting @ The Broad

Lisa Bernhauser & Glenn Zucman in front of a large Roy Lichtenstein painting @ The Broad. Photo by Layla Hadidi.

Your Activities!

Here’s a few pix of your summer class so far. You can click on most of the images to see the image larger. And you can read the story to go with the image by dropping by your classmates websites. Everyone’s on the Roster page!

Week 1 – Plaster Casting

Elizabeth Chen holding a plaster casting of her hand

Elizabeth Chen

Hiten Master's sunglasses on a pile of sand at Seal Beach with a Snapchat "Seal Beach" superimposed over the image

Hiten Master

Kelly Schwartz holding a plaster casting of her hand

Kelly Schwartz

Kevin Armentrout's dog Aspen examines a plaster casting of Kevin's hand

Kevin Armentrout & Aspen

Lisa Mann at the beach with a plaster casting project in the sand

Lisa Mann

Rami's shadow over sand at the beach

Rami Taryaki-Dunham

Rannah Jahedi & Glenn Zucman at the Seal Beach Pier. Rannah holds a plaster casting of her hand which Glenn points to. Sun,  sand, the Pacific Ocean, and blue sky is behind them.

Rannah Jahedi & Glenn Zucman

Week 2 – Automatic Drawing

Adam Waldrop's hand colored automatic drawing

Adam Waldrop

Carol Velazquez and a partner create an Automatic Drawing

Carol Velazquez

Automatic Drawing by Hiten Master, with additional hand coloring by Hiten

Hiten Master

Kelly Schwartz and a friend create an automatic drawing

Kelly Schwartz

Aspen admires (critiques?) Kevin Armentrout's automatic drawing

Aspen admires (critiques?) Kevin Armentrout’s automatic drawing

Krishan Bhakta automatic drawing with his sister

Krishan Bhakta automatic drawing with his sister

Lisa Mann drawing with her daughter

Lisa Mann drawing with her daughter

Lisa Bernhauser creating an automatic drawing with a friend

Lisa Bernhauser

Lisa Bernhauser creating an automatic drawing with a friend

Lisa Bernhauser

Niko Kroha and his sister admire the automatic drawing they made

Niko Kroha

Week 3 – Graffiti Writing

Adam Waldrop & Layla Hadidi painting at the Art Walls at Venice Beach, CA

Adam Waldrop & Layla Hadidi

the name "Carol" graffiti written in shaded bubble letters

Carol Velazquez

Kelly Schwartz holding a piece of cardboard with her name written on it in spray paint

Kelly Schwartz

Layla Hadidi standing on a wall and graffiti writing her name "Layla" on a large cement cone at the Art Walls at Venice Beach, CA

Layla Hadidi

Lisa Bernhauser wearing a filter mask and making a peace sign in front of a graffiti writing piece of her name "Lisa"

Lisa Bernhauser

Rannah Jahedi spray painting her name "Rannah" on a huge piece of cardboard in her back yard

Rannah Jahedi

Sally Le standing in front of her name at the Venice Beach Legal Art Walls

Sally Le

Shaakira Raasikh standing behind a huge piece of cardboard with her name "Shaq" written in silver and black bubble letters

Shaakira Raasikh

Sho Nioka with his name spray painted in bubble letters

Sho Nioka

Week 4 – Sketching

Lisa Bernhauser sketching a landscape at the CSULB Japanese Garden

Lisa Bernhauser

Week 5 – Instagram

We used the hashtag #art110su16 to create a giant “group portrait” of our class on Thursday of week 5. You can see the whole collection at the hashtag. Here’s a nice one from Ariza Padua:

Instagram selfie by Ariza Padua with the caption "didn't realize I was so Chinky"

Ariza Padua

Week 6 – Landscapes with a Corpse

Carol Velasquez

Carol Velasquez

Hiten Master

Hiten Master

Kevin Alipour

Kevin Alipour

Krishan Bhakta

Krishan Bhakta

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Layla Hadidi

Lisa Bernhauser

Lisa Bernhauser (remember the Ouija Board from Lisa’s Automatic Drawing activity? Apparently it held a grudge!)

Lisa Mann

Lisa Mann

Niko Kroha

Niko Kroha

Rami Taryaki-Dunham

Rami Taryaki-Dunham

Rannah Jahedi

Rannah Jahedi

Shaakira Raasikh

Shaakira Raasikh

Week 7 – Museum Visit

Adam Waldrop @ MOLAA

Adam Waldrop @ MOLAA

Carol Velazquez @ MOCA / Geffen

Carol Velazquez @ MOCA / Geffen

Deanna Soward @ BAMPFA

Deanna Soward @ BAMPFA

Hiep Nguyen @ The Hammer

Hiep Nguyen @ The Hammer

Layla Hadidi & Lisa Bernhauser @ The Broad

Layla Hadidi & Lisa Bernhauser @ The Broad

Lisa Mann @ LACMA

Lisa Mann @ LACMA

Lisa Mann @ "Rain Room" @ LACMA

Lisa Mann @ “Rain Room” @ LACMA

Lisa Mann's daughter Hailey @ Jesus Rafael Soto @ LACMA

Lisa Mann’s daughter Hailey @ Jesus Rafael Soto @ LACMA

Niko Kroha @ The Broad

Niko Kroha @ The Broad

Sally Le @ MOLAA

Sally Le @ MOLAA

Wow!

I’m sure you all have been pretty busy outside of Art110 this summer, but from all these pix I’d say you’be done and seen a lot in the 1st 7 weeks of the class. I know many of you have heavy loads this summer: finishing your degree, preparing for the GRE, raising kids, and more. I hope a few of you have an easier summer! And I hope all of you have a chance for a break now and then. If Art110 has been able to teach you some new ideas that might, however abstractly, be useful in your lives ahead, then I’m happy. If it’s also given you an excuse to go to the beach, visit a museum, and try other things, awesome!

Thanks to all for being a part of our summer adventure and for all the great work. I can’t wait to see what you come up with in the last 4 weeks of the class.

Keep Cool!

— Glenn