Monday, April 26, 2010

New set of deadlines- set in stone.

Since the workload got heavy, we had to push deadlines back. THIS IS THE NEW SET though, no exceptions. Come on kids. :D

-Personal bios from everyone (clean rough draft) WEDNESDAY the 28 no exceptions- 200-500 words
-ideology for your pieces/process (at least a clean rough draft) MONDAY the 3rd no exceptions 200-500 words
-Decided on personal piece for bio page (work not related to the class) by Monday the 3rd

essay deadline (rough draft) due THURSDAY the 6th 2 page max

BRYAN- 1st round book done for documentation by Wednesday (the 28th)
ABBY- blog essay (by Thursday the 6th)
- email pdf to chris
LANCE- intro-- put pdf of last two rounds (by monday night april 26th)
MICAH- release forms copied for everyone (by wednesday the 28th)
- work with Luke on second round essay (may 6th)
MO- 1st round essay (by Thursday the 6th)
LUKE- Work with Micah on second round essay (by Thursday the 6th)

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Present Magazine, 2

Our friend a Present Magazine has written another article about our project, you can read it here.
It was also put on the site for the Kansas City Star, here.

Job Reminder

Just reminding the design students to start working on the essays they agreed to do. We need rough drafts of those by Monday.

Everyone needs to still be getting images to Bryan or myself. If you're giving them to me you can put them on my cas (agallagher) but if you do that you need to email me ( If you have hard copies to give to Bryan you can put them on his desk in the design building or email him to make other arrangements.

We need your personal bios (clean rough draft at LEAST) by this coming Wednesday (the 28th).
We need your ideology for your pieces/process (at LEAST another clean rough draft) by Monday (May 3rd).

Micah and I are going to create the PDF to send of the final two designs tonight. I guess most of the design kids are going to go take photos of those pieces tonight at 6.

Hope you're all having a good week.


Monday, April 19, 2010

Bios Due Today!

So... I don't have a bio from ANY of the painters (except Dan)... They ARE still due today by the start of class! Don't forget, or you wont have a bio page in the book! Cool thanks.

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Deadlines/Process Book Stuff

Photos of Moshe- We need to sign a release?
Site photos, we need permission
Kauffman- can we use their name? release need to get signed? 
Get the book copyrighted?
Moshe/Kauffman Bios- release form signed? do they need to write it/ will the supply it or do we need to write one? Can we get it from their sites?

bio questionnaire by the 19th
images of class stuff by the 26th
1 piece of own work (NOT kauffman related for bio page) by the 26th
summation of own work/process/inspiration for class (1-2 paragraphs) by the 26th

Jobs for people working directly on the book for now:
Everyone- 1 layout proposal (19th)
     - keep collecting images (start editing bad ones out)
     - make another 1st round book for documentation  (26th)
     -email Pam about magazine permissions (19th)
     -email everyone about deadlines (19th)
     -blog essay (26th)
     -start editing bios
     -intro (1st draft 19th, revise 26h)
     -release forms (19th)
     -work with Luke on second round essay (19th)
     -1st round essay (19th)
     -work with Micah on second round essay (19th)

Essay spreads should include
-books presented
-pictures of in class work days
-video transcript (if obtainable) 

Possible Titles for the Book (plus a sub line):
The Collaborative
Documenting a Mural
Behind the Slats
Beyond the Balcony
-keep in mind the cover could be text or image or both, plus we have the back and the spine to utilize 

Monday, April 12, 2010

Present Magazine

Hey guys! We have an article in Present Magazine now about the Kauffman Center project! You can read the article here! Hope you're having a good week.


Process Book: Bio Questionnaire

Hey everyone- will you PLEASE fill this out and email me your answers by next Monday (4-19)? If you don't get it in by Monday we won't be able to fill out a bio page on you. Thanks. My email address is . You can copy and paste everything in this post if you want and just type it out. Thanks everyone.



Full Name: 
Future Goals:
Favorite Color:
What got you into art in the first place: 
Favorite Animal:
Favorite Super Hero:
Pirates or Ninjas: 
Favorite kind of shoes to wear:
Color pallet that describes you (era and colors): 
Favorite Movie:
Favorite Music:
Biggest inspiration while working: 
Biggest Pet Peeve: 
Where were you born/Where are you from:
Favorite artistic movement: 
Song that sums up your life:
most commonly used phrase you use on a day-to-day basis:
if you could travel anywhere in the world, where would it be and why?
favorite quote:
sand and sun or mountains and snow?
favorite memory from childhood: 
Have you ever been outside the country? If so, when and where?
Do you believe in the term "art for art's sake" or does everything need a concept? 
Describe yourself in 4 words: 
what song gets stuck in your head the most often:
Tell me about the weirdest dream you've ever had: 
Do you have a collection of anything? If so, what?
Did you know who the head architect was before we started the project?
What was the biggest challenge for you through this process so far?
How have you liked working in a collaboration?

any other random things you want to throw out there: 

Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Work Day

Process Book: Starting Point

What will we include in the book: table of contents, colophon, folio, half title, full title, introduction (project over view). Rounds/Proposals, Blog Entries, Critiques/Feedback, quotes, Essay/Article, Kauffman Bio, Moshe Bio, Personal Bios, images of work days, images of the building, images of on-site visits, possible video transcript, image concepts, inspiration for pieces, image of color pallet given to us...

Book Specs: Blurb printed book, horizontal format, 10" x 8", image wrap cover, hardback, full color print, 120 max pages

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Kauffman Center Process Book

Hey all,

I think everyone has heard by now that we're going to be creating a process book for the entirety of the Kauffman Center mural planning/painting experience. If you have any thoughts or ideas as to what you would like to see in the process book, please feel free to post your comments to this entry. I look forward to hearing everyones amazing ideas.


PS- It would be very beneficial if you could put any photos you have taken of/for the class onto a flash drive or cd that I can get from you tomorrow (wednesday) in class. The more images we have, the better the book can be! Thanks!