Archive for January, 2009

CLASS

Posted in Photography, Teaching with tags , on January 19, 2009 by Thomas Allen

kendallI can’t begin to tell you how excited I am to be at Kendall College of Art and Design of Ferris State University this semester. I was invited to teach a Special Topics course so, naturally, I proposed The Constructed Photograph. Class began last week. Because Kendall is an hour away from me (2-3 hours in heavy snow), the college scheduled the class to meet twice on Fridays! How is nice is that? I have only 13 students and they are terrific. Our first meeting included an ice-breaking exercise (I now know everyone’s name—Laura, Jennifer, Andrew, Lacey, Stephanie, Blair, Brooke, Jacob, Kyle, Elise, Kristin, Hunter & Alice), a sampling of tabletop imagery coupled with a stack of books that I brought along (now I know what a pack mule feels like), a short video presentation on creativity by Vic Muniz and a real-time experiment involving a ceramic parakeet, a decorative cat plate, 2 kitty figurines, a chisel, a hammer and some Scotch tape! I can’t wait until we meet again this week!

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