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John T Young
ART 334
Seattle Campus

Public/Professional Art Issues

Topics vary, centering on issues of public art and professional practices.

Class description

SPRING: PUBLIC ART TOURS Ever wonder what the Hammering Man or the Broken Obelisk meant? Visit over 100 public artworks throughout the Seattle metro area and learn the inside story of their meanings, how they were selected and constructed. Often we will be joined in person by the artists that created the works.

AUTUMN: PROFESSIONAL PRACTICES Professional and business practices to succeed as a visual artist. Portfolio and resume preparation for admission to graduate schools, grants, commissions, exhibitions, etc. Studio/seminar.

WINTER: Professional and business practices to succeed as a visual artist. Portfolio and resume preparation for admission to graduate schools, grants, commissions, exhibitions, etc. Studio/seminar.

Student learning goals

General method of instruction

AUTUMN AND WINTER: Senior seminar.

SPRING: field trips and visiting artists. Every class day we are in the field looking at and discussing public art in and around Seattle. Transportation will be provided. Class times will be guaranteed and strictly adhered to: starts promptly at 11:30 am and back to campus by 2:20 pm.

Recommended preparation

AUTUMN AND WINTER: An interest to succeed

SPRING: No prerequisites. Good walking health required. Camera needed. Lab Fee.

Class assignments and grading

AUTUMN AND WINTER: Portfolio, resume, and model-making assignments. A camera is needed.

SPRING: Journals will be written for evaluation, creating a handsome documentation of our public art “expeditions.” Two 3 hr field trips per week. Lab fees cover van rentals and honoraria for the guest artists. Spend the Spring afternoons outdoors learning about the art in our city.

SPRING: Journal and participation

AUTUMN AND WINTER: Completion of projects and enthusiastic participation. Quality of resumes, grant applications, portfolio preparations, etc.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by John T Young
Date: 11/21/2011