Uni 201 - The Art of Place 4: Realization (2010)

Date Start Course: 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Date End Course: 

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

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Date Completed: 




Uni 201 - The Art of Place: Class 1 | Class 2 | Class 3

Realization: The Development of a Project Proposal

Class Notes | Video: Day-After-Installation | Overview

2-Week Temporary Installation of Wayfinding Signpost: 

  • Installation is Complete! - A BIg Thanx to Everyone For All Your Help!
  • Thursday Sep 2: all day - install tree and banners
  • Tuesday Sep 7: Official Celebration: 4:30 pm

(Photo by Wendy Anthony... )

Paint Your Arrow & Banner: 

  • Tuesday August 31: 1 - 6:30 pm; (we will also have some class-time set aside for banner-work) Geography Board Room SSMB B211/B215 (our usual room)
  • Wednesday & Thursday August 25 & 26: 1 - 4:30 pm; SSMB B 255 (just down the hall past the stairs)
  • choose from a wide variety, & colour, of art supplies, paint, pastels, markers, glues, brushes, inspiration, works-in-progress, etc

Session 4a: 

  • Transform the plan into a formal written proposal
  • Discuss next steps toward the realization of the art project

Session 4b:

Class 4 - Notes: 

Location & Interpretive Stump

Video: Day-After-Installation 

(Video by Nick Kenrick)

The Art of Place: Role of Community-based Art in Academia 

Course Overview:
This course will be an exciting romp through the world of community-based environmental art. Does it have a place within academia on a university campus? Over the course of four classes we’ll focus on themes such as building community through collaborative art projects, development of personal sense of place, and empowerment made through enhanced connectedness to the environment and to each other. Each class will be divided into two parts: first will be an interactive session where we will discuss the process of making community-based art from creative conceptualization through to the realization of a formal proposal; and second will be an experiential, or hands-on, session where we will design and create a community art project together. Students should come to class prepared be active, get dirty, and walk outside. In addition to staying up-to-date on class readings and resources, students also will be expected to work on, and contribute to, the community art project outside of class.

Associated Projects: