APPLICATION IMAGE LAB: Art 548
Writing for Visual Artists
University of Wisconsin-Madison
FALL 2013, Mon/Weds, Time: 1:20 -3:50 Location: 6061 Humanities
Class Limit: 14 students, composed of 10 grad students from the Department of Art and three wild cards.
Instructor: Lynda Barry
A way of writing and keeping a working notebook that is image-based, and designed specifically for visual artists. We’ll use our notebooks to help track, identify, and understand the images that come up in our work, and where they might be trying to take us. We’ll use both autobiography and fiction to write a lot of fun stories and lively versions of things that are usually a drag to write, like bios, response papers, proposals and artist’s statements that are not dead.
We’ll meet to write as a group every Monday. Scheduled, individual studio visits and one to one meetings with instructor will on take place Wednesdays. Each student will have a minimum of three individual one hour conferences with the instructor over the course of the semester.
Applications for the class will be accepted either in person or by mail until 4:00 PM on THURSDAY AUGUST 1, 2013.
Class list will be announced on or before July 31st, 2013
PLEASE NOTE: No electronic submissions will be accepted. Applications must be printed out and delivered by hand or by mail to:
IMAGE LAB: Art 548 Application
c/o UW-Madison Art Department
6241 Humanities Building
455 North Park Street
Madison, WI 53706
VERY VERY VERY VERY IMPORTANT! All applications must be formatted exactly as follows to be considered: typed, double-spaced, 12 point Times New Roman with standard margins, black ink on regular white paper, no longer than 4 single-sided pages, stapled in the upper left hand corner.
Prospective students should answer each of the questions below without putting too much thought into it. The first answers that come to mind are the ones I’m most interested in.
Questions for Students Applying to “IMAGE LAB: ART 548”
1. Full Name:
2. Student ID Number (10 digits, no dashes or spaces)
3. Email address: (please use your wisc.edu email address)
4. Degree program or area of study and year (eg BFA, Dance, Junior)
5. What classes did you take during Spring Semester of 2013? Why?
8. What classes will you be taking Fall Semester of 2013? Why?
9. What were some of the books you read as a kid?
10. What were some of the games you played?
11. What were some of your favorite fictional characters when you were growing up. (These can be any kind of fictional characters at all, personal, literary, cartoon, video game characters, etc.)
12. Describe your favorite elementary school teacher.
13. Describe your least favorite elementary school teacher.
14. Describe an object or thing that disturbed you as a kid.
15. Describe an object or thing that made you feel good as a kid.
16. Describe something you made by hand as a kid that frustrated you.
17. Describe a fight you witnessed.
18. Describe a dog you knew when you were young.
19. Describe an object that you lost that you still think about.
20. Describe something you made as a kid that satisfied you.