“Process is more important than outcome. When the outcome drives the process we will only ever go to where we have been. If process drives outcome, we may not know where we are going, but we will know we want to be there.” – Bruce Mau
The 13 artists in the Artistic Representation Intersession took over the studio space beautifully and with incredible independence. Every student began the week equipped with a Moleskine sketchbook and an idea/theme/focus that would be threaded through the week’s explorations. The sketchbooks became a vital resource for play, experimentation, brainstorms, and collage pieces.
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One of the most important necessities of being an artist is TIME. The students in this Intersession valued the freedom and the time to make their own work.
Each student designated a work space that was occupied for the whole week. It was fascinating to see how these spaces changed and expanded and shifted.
By the end of the week, every student had a strong investigation of their different themes and subjects. The themes ranged from jellyfish, to trees, to book making. Below are some examples of the work that was created.
At the end of the week, everyone arranged their work in the studio space and we did a reflection. Students looked at their own work and wrote about their own experiences, and then students wrote about another artist’s work.