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 Vincent Rikkers, the graphic designer who created the latest album cover for Headhunterz (a Dutch DJ team). As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the designer … Continue reading Let’s Talk Tuesdays

Wordy Wednesdays


On Wednesdays, we look at artist/designer statements or About pages and discuss the vocabulary they use to describe their work. Today we’ll look at the Bio/About page of Lin-Manuel Miranda, a composer, lyricist, and performer. Below is a clip of him starring in Hamilton, a play he wrote, composed for, and acted in. Here is part of the … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays

Video Mondays


On Mondays, we look at videos of art critiques, interviews, and resource demos. Today we’ll talk about Donald Glover, an actor and musician. I’ll ask three questions for you to reply to in the comments, and then I’ll share the answers on Facebook during Friday Live! Warning: This is America may be upsetting for some … Continue reading Video Mondays

Thursdays in Review


On Thursdays, we read reviews or news stories about art or design and study the language used in them. This week’s article is about the K-pop superstars BTS. Here are the first three paragraphs from NPR’s The Record, in italics. K-Pop is having a moment — a big one. Billboard has announced that Korean pop music boy band BTS … Continue reading Thursdays in Review

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 Mitsuko Uchida, a classical pianist and conductor. As you watch this interview, consider these questions: Does the artist speak clearly and with confidence? Does she use gestures and … 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 Lara Bello, a Spanish singer/songwriter. Here is the text from her About page, in italics. Born in Granada, Spain and now based in New York, singer/song-writer, Lara Bello conveys the … Continue reading Wordy Wednesdays