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