2000

Summer Session

VISIONS

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 5

10:00-10:30

Team C

 

 

 

Bastein LePage, "Joan of Arc"

Acua Ba, (doll)Asanti

Ideas

Seeing Eyes

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

How does facial expression inform content?

Process

Describe / details Analyze / how Interpret / why

Activity

 

 

Use mirrors to explore your own facial expression, changing the shape of your eyes indicates content and emotional meaning.

Draw the shapes of eyes and eyebrows:

Draw anger, happy, curious, envy, whimsy, etc.

Materials

TV Monitor, ebony drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper, mirrors.

Reflection

In small groups: Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished. What meaning do the eyes suggest

What do the expressions say about our communication skills ?

 

 

 

2000

Summer Session

 

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 7

3:30-4:30

Team C

 

Emmanual Leutz, Washington Crossing The Delawre

Elizando, The Young Dalai Lama

Ideas

LEADERS: Body Language

Body language communicates inner and outer meaning.

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

What does the body language suggest about confidence? Power? Attitude?

Process

Describe / details Analyze / how nterpret / Why

Activity

 

 

Use clay to make a sculpture by making one squeeze for eyes, nose, lips, mouth, ears.

Make another sculpture that uses body language to communicate:

Authority; passivity; anxiousness, elation, etc.

Make another scupture implying that the features of a person are inflated.

Materials:

TV Monitor, ebony drawing pencils, drawing paper, clay.

Reflection

In small groups:

Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished.

What meaning does the bodylanguage suggest

 

2000

Summer Session

 

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 10

9:30-10:30

Team C

 

Grant Wood, "The Midnight Ride of Paul Revere"

Kiki Smith,

Iideas

Points-of-view

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

What does the point-of- view of the viewer suggest?

Process

Describe / details Analyze / how nterpret / Why

Activity

 

Enactment

Draw something or someone in the room from three points of view.

Birds-eye-view

Eye Level view

Worms-eye-view

Materials

TV monitor, craypas, drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper.

Reflection

In small groups:

Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished.

What meaning do the points-of-view suggest?

2000

Summer Session

 

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 12

10:30-11:30

Team C

 

Roy Lichtenstien, "Stepping Out"

Rapheal Soyer, "The Artists Parents"

Ideas

Transformation of body shapes enhances meaning and content?

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

What is transformed? What effect does this transformation have?

How do artists amplify meaning or call attention to our other senses?

Process

Describe / details analyze / how Interpret

Activity

 

Enactment

Using circles, squares and tringles to make a simplified drawing of poses. Then, using contour lines make a simplified drawing of poses.

compare two processes (organic / geometric)

Make a group drawing where one model at a time poses.

Ask the next model to connect in some way to the first pose and then have the first model exit. Continue with additional models.

Materials:

TV monitor, craypas, drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper.

Reflection

In small groups:

Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished.

What meaning does the transformation esuggest

 

2000

Summer Session

 

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 14

2:45-3:30

Team C

 

Roger Brown

Stauart Davis

Florine Dtethheimer

Ideas

Public Places: Symbols

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

How do symbols of places or settings include details that inform and enhance the meaning of the stories that are within a painting?

Process

Describe / details Analyze / how Interpret / Why

Activity

 

Enactment

Revisit an experience where you saw something public change over time.

Write about the details of that event.

Draw a symbol to represent the event.

Remake the symbol to account for the changes, as you move through time.

Materials:

TV monitor, craypas, drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper.

Reflection

In small groups:

Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished.

What meaning do the symbols suggest

What do you learn about changes in perceptions or changes in belief systems?

 

2000

Summer Session

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 13

11:00-12:30

Team C

 

Mark Tansey, "The Innocent Eye Test"

Thomas Hart Benton , " July Hay"

Henri Reausseau

Ideas

Metaphysics

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

How do artist speak to the inner life of life and ideas?

Describe / details Analyze / how Interpret / Why

Activity

 

Enactment

Empty contents of pockets.

Organize objects to create a (metaphysical) self portrait.

Use the objects in such a way as to challenge the normal use of the object. (Glasses should not represent eyes)

Reflect with team partner.

Reorganize your objects and call attention to an invisible aspect of your self.

Make a drawing of each arrangement.

Materials:

TV monitor, craypas, drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper.

Reflection

In small groups:

Discuss with your team members the artworks you have finished.

What meaning do you find from these metaphysical sculptures.

2000

Summer Session

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 18

10:15-12:30

Team C

 

Jackson Pollock

Terry Winters, "LSD"

Ideas

Distilling the whole into the essential

Questions

What's going on in this picture?

How does perception change as we draw near to something...

What does it mean to be near?

How do we allow ourselves to be drawn in?

What is the essence of body, mind and soul?

What does it mean to linger in a place.

What happens when you view something over a period of time?

Describe / details Analyze / how Interpret / Why

Activity

 

Enactment

Make an art work that defines your essence in a non-representational form.

* Physical essence

* Mental essence

* Spiritual essence

Materials

TV monitor, craypas, watercolor, brushes, 18"x24" white paper, buckets, clay, color markers.

Reflection

WHAT IS Essence?

In Small Groups;

Interview; ask questions based on the artworks that get at the inner meaning of these works?

What kind of questions get at INNER meaning?

2000

Summer Session

 

LCI / MOMA

Visual Artist - John Toth

JULY 20

2:00-4:30

Team C

 

Portfolios, journals, memories

Ideas

WHAT IS REFLECTION?

Visual Goal: Understanding the process, technique and tools of Reflection

Questions

What is reflection?

What is pedogogy?

Describe / details analyze / how Interpret

Activity

 

 

Consider processes of reflection.

Tag significant work.

Create a symbols for tagged work.

Make a 3 part artwork that crepresents 3 stages of your journey over the past three weeks.

Materials:

TV monitor, VCR, Yellow post its, craypas, drawing pencils, 18"x24" white drawing paper.