Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks or interviews with artists and designers and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence. This week we’ll hear from Danish architect Bjarke Ingels about the significance of the Sydney Opera House. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the artist speak clearly and with confidence? … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/design statements or About pages and discuss the best vocabulary to describe the work. Today we’ll look at the About page of Atmos Studio, an art, architecture, and design practice. The images are of a recent project for the London restaurant HIDE, recently featured in Dezeen. Here is part of … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used to describe them. This week’s article is about the future of 3D printed houses, by Blaine Brownell of Architect Magazine. Here are the first three paragraphs from Architect, in italics. In 2013, Oakland, Calif.–based architectural design practice Smith|Allen constructed what … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

Wordy Wednesdays


 On Wednesdays, we look at artist statements or design philosophy statements and discuss the best vocabulary to describe an artwork or design. Today’s selection is a luxury condominium tower by SCB, called Anaha. Here is the text from their About page, in italics. SCB is an architecture, interior design, and planning firm that practices nationally … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos.  Today we’ll discuss the work of architect Frank Gehry. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers during Friday Live! What do you think of this building? Do you agree with my critique? … Continue reading Video Mondays

Let’s Talk Tuesdays


On Tuesdays, we watch talks and interviews with artists and discuss how to present our work clearly and with confidence.  This week we’ll watch Stanley Lung of the landscape architecture firm Turenscape. He’s talking about the project that won World Landscape of the Year for 2017 at the World Architecture Festival. It is a Chinese rice … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays