I am starting a new career, moving my family to a new town, and rebuilding my studio this year as I embark on a new suite of work. Buy some art, support Monstress!
I’m coming to the Brooklyn Brainery! I have the opportunity to bring my research-driven typography lessons to the public, so sign up and learn some loveliness! Learn Typography Through Printmaking! Sunday, May 22, 11:00am-1:00pm A steal at $26! Click here to register! In this class, you will learn the basics of typography through an engaging printmaking exercise: you will carve some letters of your own! You will discover first hand the concepts which make even the lowliest letters fall into a lovely composition. You will master the basics of setting type in a welcoming, informative setting while learning about the basic history and anatomy of type. You will walk away with any cards or papers you print upon and the handouts you need to continue to do this at home. Class Size: 12 No materials needed, but be prepared to get ink on your hands! Former Sessions January 17, 2016 December 20, 2015 3:30-5:30pm
Just had a spectacular workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery again! My Learn Typography Through Printmaking! class sold out again and wow, what a bumper crop of amazing students! I’m really loving the chance to rework a lesson I have taught for years with such enthusiastic and talented people! I have to say, the Brainery is a great place, please support it: email@example.com Twitter Facebook Instagram 190 Underhill Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11238 | 347-292-7246
The year was good, overall. I was pretty overwhelmed by the call of service, so everything else paled a bit. My art making took an additional hit, but that was the last remnants of the Year from Hell – Jen and I had to make sure we were back in good financial shape. in 2016, my art and research come first. I am turning down all freelance yet again and turning my attention to several projects that I have managed to keep going in dribs and drabs. This chart covers everything that came within the year and does not capture long-standing duties and projects. Art Design Teaching Research / Service Jan Art show: Beyond Printmaking 4 Created tools for managing fellow instructors of 1167 COMD 1167: Type & Media Parsons Interactive / Web 1 Continued work on Gen Ed Committee College Theme Became a Peer Reviewer for Design Incubation Feb Game of Love used in Vietnam to teach school children Interactive / Web 1 Intensive Workshop Printmaking Club: Valentine’s Day Action, 2015 Mar Game of Love back in development with …
I have worked and reworked the Interactive / Web 1 class a few times over the last couple of years. It is now the core of my approach to teaching interaction design thinking: I use the foundation of empathic research and altruistic design to push my students to create work that can get them noticed in the job market. These students are in the AAS Program in the Art, Media & Technology Department at Parsons The New School. I have the students go through the entire design cycle at a rapid pace so that we have time to also develop our pitches for the last day: I strive to have my students learn not only to think of lovely and useful ideas, but also have the tools to get those ideas made. Each student must produce the artifacts of the Design Cycle amidst numerous check ins, small group crits, and work sessions. By the end of the semester, each student has a full blown case study of her idea, ready for portfolio or actual development.
I taught COMD 1167 again this semester at City Tech and really had a blast with this group. Excellent people! [swf:http://libbyclarke.com/material/Zhu_Manifesto_Animated.swf 1024 768 bgcolor wmode] [swf:http://libbyclarke.com/material/MMIRANDA_ANIMATEDMANIFESTO_COMD1167.swf 1024 768 bgcolor wmode] [swf:http://libbyclarke.com/material/Lopez_comd167_animation02.swf 1024 768 bgcolor wmode] [swf:http://libbyclarke.com/material/CHAPBK_ANIMATED_SINGH.swf 1024 768 bgcolor wmode]
I taught my first workshop at the Brooklyn Brainery tonight and it was spectacular! Here is the handout I gave out. Support the Brooklyn Brainery! I had 12 students, all adults except for one extremely intelligent and prolific 9 year old. Absolutely excellent evening had by all!
I reworked my approach to Type & Media, the foundation class for Typography and page composition in the Spring of 2015. I decided to let the students generate their content for the initial shared project, the Type Manual. This has proven to be far messier and risky process and honestly I despair each semester that it won’t come together. The manuals are always so chaotic, but then when the students switch to their own projects, I find them far more self-starting and focused than previous classes wherein I was far more heavy-handed in my instruction. The design is not always as high as the other classes where the students are told how to design, but my students stay engaged until the very last and make deep discoveries in terms on meaning and context for themselves. Manifesto Project The following pieces are in Flash, so they only play on some devices. They are a study of animation and typography. This student dove into the material and tried to have Rams’ philosophy influence his every choice. [swf:http://libbyclarke.com/material/10RamsRunning.swf …
I have worked and reworked the Interactive / Web 1 class a few times over the last couple of years. It is now the core of my approach to teaching interaction design thinking: I use the foundation of empathic research and altruistic design to push my students to create work that can get them noticed in the job market. I have the students go through the entire design cycle at a rapid pace so that we have time to also develop our pitches for the last day: I strive to have my students learn not only to think of lovely and useful ideas, but also have the tools to get those ideas made. In order to help my students really explore motion, I introduce animated gifs as a fast and fun means to get the pump primed. Sometimes, students go CRAZY with them. And sometimes they go crazy twice.
The Type Manual project continues: we put our entire planned layout up on a wall to see what we needed to zero in on in terms of instruction and research. The class helped me shape tomorrow’s class, wherein I will teach specific lessons to help the teams complete their sections well. The crit cards are starting to really work as well: everyone is getting up and talking to someone new each class that we can fit it in. There is true hubbub and noise during lab time. They are starting to really inhabit the process as collaborators. I am trying to demystify the process of creation at every turn–I want them to see how the effort is theirs to make. It is half way through the semester and I’d say at least 85% of the class is still showing up with their homework. At least 85%. I am blown away, usually about half of my classes drift into various stages of distraction, exhaustion, or maybe a little indifference by this point. This time, I am making them …