Intensive English: SCP Milestone: Student Show and Critique
Tuesday, Jul 05, 2011 @ 1:09 pm
On Tuesday, June 28th, 2011, the Summer Certificate Program held its first show and critique. Students in the program worked with two Studio Mentors, Pratt graduate students Cheyeon Park and Angela Lee, to create original visual projects. SCP students explained their works to peers and teachers and received feedback and critiques.
Cheyeon's assignment was for students to take photos for one week of things they saw that made them comfortable and uncomfortable. Of those photos, students chose six to discuss in class and then chose one to serve as inspiration for their final projects, which ranged from performance videos to manipulated photographs to textile, graphic, fashion, and architectural designs.
Angela's assignment was for students to choose a work of art from the MoMA to serve as an inspiration for a work of their own. Students distorted, added to, rethought, and transformed the works of artists like Mondrian, Chagall, Albers, and Klee to wonderful effect.
Some students' comments on their experiences of the show (in their own words and grammar!):
Many people think differently even they watching same image. Making questions to capture people's attention is a good method.
People asked questions about their points of confusion, communicate with giving comments and discuss how to develop the concepts more.
People speak their own idea about presentation without any hesitation.
I wanna say this kind of presentation is really nice. In gallery, we can have lots of discussion with each other. Also, we can be close to each art work.
I think representing my own thinking to others in direct way is so hard that it is totally different style from my culture.
It was casual and feel comfortable so I feel really great to have a discussion group and critiques and every comments and critiques are useful and these show how much they paid attention to classmates' work.
In my opinion, the day' events surpassed my wildest expectations. I could hardly believe it was a "trial run." It was totally engaging to me and seemed to be so for all participants; it was a model of creative synergy.
Thank you, students, mentors, and teachers, for your work, your inventiveness, and your enthusiasm!
Summer Certificate Program Coordinator
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