Welcome 2 Week 2!
You survived guys! Now that you’re on Slack & WordPress I think things will start to get easier. Thanks to all for your patience and effort in sorting out the new tools last week. I hope in the next couple of weeks you’ll start to feel that the new tools were worth learning.
Wonderful work on the Plaster Casting activity, the Discussion, and your Classmate Conversations. A few of the Classmate Conversations were really short. I said it could be casual and informal, but you should say a little in these blog posts. This week we’re on to a Photo Self-Portrait-with-a-twist project, Landscapes with a Corpse.
First Names on Slack
When I tried to grade the Art Talk OTW discussions on Slack I discovered that it was a monumental project trying to sync up all of your Slack Usernames / Internet Handles, with the CSULB Roster. Can everyone please change your Slack Name to your First Name? For most of you, that’s it. But take a look at the Roster first. If there’s someone in your same section with the same 1st name, than add an initial for your last name. So if:
- Glenn Smith
- Glenn Zucman
are both on the roster for 1p or both on the roster for 2:30, then use:
For most of you, you’re the only one with your 1st name, so you can just be:
Thanks for the changes, it’ll help a lot! For Week 1 I just went ahead and gave everyone who turned in a blog post full credit on the discussion.
Many of you did use correct post naming. And many of you did not. I didn’t take any points off this time for post names, but I will next week. It becomes very hard to grade with confusing post names. The format is in the syllabus:
No Late Art Talk
As you know from the syllabus, there is no late work accepted in Art110. It is extra problematic when you post late Art Talk OTW Discussions, because we get the past week and the next week mixed up. Please do not post last week discussions after midnight on Sunday.
Read the Activity Brief!
For each activity we do there is a page with full details on how and what to do. The page also tells you what to discuss in your blog post. Many of you never read this page. I read a lot of posts about not knowing what the water to plaster ratio should be or about having to Google repeatedly and watch many YouTube videos to try to figure out how to do this activity. Everything should be in the activity brief. Please read it.
Points on BeachBored
All points for Week 1 are now up on BeachBored. Be sure to check your points and know where you stand! So far we’ve had 51 points possible. Here’s how many points you should have to be on track for each grade level, and how many peeps in 1p / 2:30 are currently at each grade level:
A = 46 points – 60 / 55
B = 41 points – 0 / 1
C = 36 points – 2 / 1
D = 31 points – 3 / 0
F = 30 points – 8 / 7
1p GPA = 3.49
2:30 GPA = 3.52
Here’s our current leaderboard for Week 2!
Top 5 @1pm:
- Sara Rivenbark, 76
- Maryam Takla, 76
- Alicia Castro, 76
- Kiara Lacambra, 56
- Lyle Adonis, 55
Top 5 @2:30:
- Norma Garcia, 57
- Jared Malabed, 57
- Chelsea Mallinson, 56
- Nestor Peralta, 55
- Sarina Chansy, 54
- Gabriella Salazar, 54
Activity: Landscapes with a Corpse
- Full Details on Landscapes with a Corpse Activity Page
- In Class, FA4-311 on Wed
- 2 Classmate Questions this week, from Sergio & Jazmin: beacharts.ca/spring17-qotw
Art Talk OTW: Mahsa Soroudi
Samples from Last Week!
Through the haze of our food comas we almost forgot about our plaster castings setting in the sand! They had been sitting there for about 2 hours so they had to be ready. We carefully dug them out hoping they wouldn’t break. To my surprise, mine came out pretty nice with all five fingers still attached. You could clearly see it was a hand. I couldn’t say the same for my sister though…Unfortunately for Nathalie, the two castings she made looked like the hands of a zombie from the show The Walking Dead. The fingers all blended together and some were awkwardly large and some really short. I couldn’t stop laughing. Neither could our mom. She said they looked like something out of a scary movie. I’d show you a picture of them but I don’t want to give you nightmares. So here’s a picture of mine instead.