ARTS 624
Photographic Vision: A Workshop

Laura Plageman

Course Schedule (subject to change)
January 29

Introduction: a class overview
Student questionnaire and in-class writing: What are your expectations for this class?
Look at books: what constitutes a “project”
Introduce assignments 

Homework:      Introduce & Situate Yourself: Bring your past/current artwork to 2nd class & think about what your “project or goal” for this class may be.
Begin shooting for Document a Stranger/Create a Stranger assignment.
Readings.

February 5

Introducing & Situating Yourself - Critique and discussion
Technical review           

Homework:      Complete Document a Stranger/Create a Stranger assignment.
Readings.

February 12

Critique: Document a Stranger/Create a Stranger
Lecture on ethical & legal issues in photography
Discuss readings
Assignment suggestions                                   

Homework:                  Shoot 1-2 rolls film (or equivalent) and bring proofs to next class.
Readings.

February 19

Guest Artist
Lecture/discussion on different approaches to photography
Film: Contacts                                                           

Homework:      Shoot 1-2 rolls film (or equivalent) and bring proofs to next class.
Readings.

February 26

Editing & sequencing lecture
Look at books – examine narrative vs. series or collection
Bookmaking strategies
In-class sequencing assignment 

Homework:      Begin shooting for Create a Sequence assignment (due 3/25).
Readings.

March 4

Presentation/Exhibition Lecture
Large-format printing                                 

Homework:                  Complete Create a Sequence assignment. Conceptualize Individual Project.

Spring Break: March 8 - March 24
March 25

Critique Create a Sequence assignment
Discuss Individual Project proposals 

Homework:      Continue shooting for Individual Project.
Readings.

April 1

Exploring the Davison Art Center collection
Lecture/discussion on archives & image repositories                                   

Homework:                  Continue shooting for Individual Project. 5 workprints due 4/8.
Readings.

April 8

Critique: 5 workprints for discussion
Film: What Remains           

Homework:                  Continue shooting for Individual Project.
Readings.   

April 15

Lecture on the business of fine art
Look at my work                                   
Continuing & sustaining your art practice 

Homework:                  Complete Individual Project.

April 22

Individual Project – Final Critiques – 1st half

April 29

Individual Project – Final Critiques – 2nd half

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