Some excellent WASHER posts!
if you’re at a lost for what to blog, here are some well done posts

Ryan records his first days actual and mental process with a sense of humor.

If It Can Go Wrong: Newspaper / Cinder Block Project: “…the last thing I had expected as the first thing I’d be doing on the first day… I suppose I expected something a bit boring, the standard “This Is What You Will Be Doing For The Rest Of The Semester” speech*….”

Michael’s critique with the bonus sense of humor.

W.A.S.H. Chronicles: Thursday, 9/2/10. Final 4 Dots and Critique.: “…My obsession over these dots uncomfortably reminded me of the detective that goes nuts in the  “Dark City” movie. I may yet play with the size …”

Adrienne posts an informative, useful write up of her critique

Mmmm…Candy: Critique and Top Four: “At first the group said I did not have very many large circles and then they flipped and said I had a large variety of the size of the circl…”

Kelsey communicates slow clearly even if her roommate was a math major, they would understand both the process of critiquing this project as well as Kelsey’s compositional strengths and why she believed they were choosen

Kelsey Faubion: Circles, circles, everywhereeee!: “The finished 2D circle project is right around the corner … Wednesday morning we were asked to bring in 40 6’x6′ sketches. From those 40 w…”

Melissa discusses her process, habits, and experiments.

laundry day: Wednesday, 09/01/10: 2D & 3D progress: “The 2-D project is going pretty well so far I think.  When Kathy told us to look for patterns in our thumbnails I immediately looked for the…”

 Michael’s cardboard progress reports

W.A.S.H. Chronicles: Wednesday, 9/1/10. Cardboard Organic Project – Pro…: “Top Left Image: Cardboard sketch missing from previous analysis. Other Images: Update on Progress – I decided that to make the piece…”

W.A.S.H. Chronicles: Saturday, 8/28/10. Cardboard Organic Project – Bir…: “Upon research of my spindle-like seed pod looking object, I’ve made some observations: -I found that the pod/core is split and frayed in i…”

Hunter gives an excellent summary of week 1 readings. It is fine to present these as notes from your reading, but Hunter’s is a good example of summarizing the main ideas.

WASHBLOGGER: week one reading synopsis: “The reading assignment for this week focused on the critique and how the principles of Gestalt theories subconsciously affect our perception…”

 Paige’s point of view on the first week’s lecture.

Artist Vision: Gestalt Lecture 8/27/2010: “2D When someone give you the word composition and asks to define it, you think, ‘ Oh, that’s so simple.’ But breaking down the word compos…”

When thinking about WRITING A SUMMARY of reading, lecture, or even a critique, think in terms of how you might explain the information or what you learned to your roommate who was not there. A short narrative of your experience/learning.

Lauren takes a different approach which is just as valid and useful solution for considering our readings. She points out key words and concepts.

Laurens WASH Blogg: Reading Assignments, week of August 27: “Gestalt- entire figure or configuration, whole is understood to be different from its parts, exhibits high organization 4 aspects of Gestal…”

Dang I am proud of you guys! What a great start to our semester.


Posts that should be on each of your blogs
prior to Wednesday, Sept 8.
  1. Newspaper/Cinderblock experience and image (if you have one)
  2. Week of August 27 lecture/reading summary
  3. Any process shots with a little bit of narrative
  4. Image of selected 16 dot compositions
  5. Image of final 4 images selected (both image of crit group selection and new group if you deviated from their choices). Critique write up (~250 min on words)—include list of patterns or habits of problem solving (both what the group observed and any you are self aware of), summary of groups evaluation as well as ways in which their understanding of your compositions differed from your intent. And if you swapped out any images from the groups choices, you must justify your reason for the change(s).
  6. Cardboard and nature object studies
  7. cardboard object progress report