Course-Related Projects

Course-related special exhibitions and research projects for SLU courses:

  • And Freedom for All: The March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom (Spring 2010)
    "The March on Washington, 1963, We Stood on a Height," chapter 5 from The Civil Rights Movement, A Photographic History, by Steven Kasher (NY: Abbeville Press, 1996), reproduced with permission of the author.
    -download the pdf.

  • From Weave to Web: West African Textiles (Fall 2009)
    Design a personal symbol for an Asante adinkra-inspired, block-printed textile pattern using Rubbercut, relief carving tools, and ink or water-based markers on paper or cloth.
    -download instructions for the exercise as a Word doc or a pdf;
    -download a pdf about adinkra symbols.
    On-line resources: Oxfam's Cool Planet: The Adinkra Story and National Commission on Ghana Culture: Adinkra Symbols.
    Special thanks to Diane Drayse for curriculum development.

  • Sister Corita: The Joyous Revolutionary (Fall 2009)
    Using Adobe Photoshop, combine text and visual elements to create exciting imagery and new meanings:
    -download instructions for the exercise as a Word doc or a pdf file;
    -download text lingo as a Word doc or a pdf;
    -download commercial slogans as a Word doc or a pdf.
    -Also available is a Powerpoint presentation that documents how contemporary artists use text in their work.
    Special thanks to Diane Drayse for curriculum development.

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