Advanced Studio is a class shared by all Kenyon Faculty on a rotating basis.
This site is for Esslinger's Section:
General Class Goals:
• Be Generative: develop a consistent art practice that embraces the process of making, taking risks, showing initiative, motivation, preparedness, responsibility. Structure your time well. You are expected to spend at least 12 hours/week working.
• Deepen your content: be curious, develop metaphors, irony and mystery while avoiding cliches. Experience progress in areas that are difficult for you. Pay attention to detail.
• Develop research, writing and documentation skills that compliment your work. Anchor your work in its appropriate context: historically, culturally, socially, aesthetically and with regard to other courses you are taking and knowledge you have.
• Be Generous: Help each other and make art in relationship to others: class, community, beyond.
Attend class on time and participate.
Creative Practices for Visual Artists by Ken Steinbach
Themes of Contemporary Art by Jean Roberson, Craig MacDaniel (highly recommended, 5th edition if possible)
Hyperallergic online magazine.
GYST Professional Practice Guides
Art21 videos about many different artists. INDEX HERE
You can get physical or kindle version here, but I have 4 copies that you can share if you cannot purchase.
Creative Practices for Visual Artists: Time, Space , Process by Ken Steinbach
Senior Exercise Guidelines 2023 (dates need adjustment)
Artist's Statement Guidelines included in Senior Exercise Document
Artist statement Example1
Artist statement Example2
Artist statement Example3
Funding Sources for Senior Exercise
Personal Work Analysis Worksheet