Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Work em' hard.

One of the requirements for my 3rd semester and beyond advanced students is that they have to mount a show of their work towards the end of the semester. I help them and give suggestions if they need it but they're basically on their own to secure a location, promote it and set the show. All of these students except one are 3d studio majors so my logic is this: when you're an artist out there who's just starting out and trying to make it no one comes to you. You have to promote yourself, find venues to show and sell your work, so I'm trying to give them a little taste of that. I helped them shoot photos and they found a design student to design their poster and secured a deal with a local print shop to print them. So far so good, well the title of the show could be better but I'll let that slide. The work they're doing is good so I think the show will be good too.


Cheers!

7 comments:

Lori Buff said...

Doing the show may be one of the most valuable lessons they learn. Good for you.
Nice looking poster too.

chris c. said...

Familiar looking knob on 2nd from bottom...

brandon phillips said...

i have a couple students who are in that phase of making work like the instructor. i'll break them of it soon enough ;)

doug fudge said...

That is great Brandon, I know our sales we did helped us a lot. You should encourage some of the advanced ones to enter other shows around the state.

Ron said...

Reminds me I need to design and order postcards for my Holiday Show. Hey you should have folks come up and ask them stupid questions during the show too and see how they respond.

brandon phillips said...

that's brilliant! done.

Cindy Shake said...

Great idea Brandon. A Show should be required of ALL ART majors! hopefully they are also getting help with pricing, tagging, signage, accounting, etc. Real world practice will (hopefully) give them more confidence in the future. Love the idea of the students also having to actually INTERACT with customers of all kinds -especially the secret shoppers!! Fun.