NEW! Last Updated: 09/10/2009
Fall and Winter quarters
Academic web site: blogs.evergreen.edu/frascam/
Faculty Signature Required: Winter quarter.
Major areas of study include creative and expository writing, psychology, and topics in visual and performing arts.
Class Standing: Sophomores or above; transfer students welcome.
Accepts Winter Enrollment: If space allows this program will accept new students who have the skills necessary to complete the final winter quarter portrait project, with faculty signature. Contact faculty at Academic Fair or by email. New students should expect to complete some catch-up work during the December break.
Portraits is a two quarter full time program for students who want to conceive, design, research, work on, complete, and present an individual or small group project that is a portrait.
“Even when I am dealing with empirical data, I am necessarily speaking about myself.” C.G.Jung
Each Wednesday we will begin the week with a three-hour guided journal writing session to aid students in developing their own life histories. This activity will include seeing and writing about the unique situations and events in our lives and the relationships we have now (and have had in the past) with people, with work, with society and with our own bodies. While we consider this writing private, students will be encouraged to use images and ideas gleaned from this work as a resource for their own creative projects.
On Thursdays students will deepen their understanding of the program themes through skill-building workshops with faculty, study groups and individual conferences. "Making Portraits" is the title of the Friday morning session where scripting for performance, the nature and craft of poetry, and the creation of short stories will be among topics presented and discussed. In addition students will experience the work of professional writers, filmmakers and artists during the weekly symposia that concludes each week.
Participants will be expected to attend all program activities, complete a wide variety of written assignments, and experiment with written, visual or performative approaches to the subject matter. Each student will present a final portrait project individually or in a small group at the end of winter quarter.
Credits: 16 per quarter
Program is preparatory for careers and future studies in creative writing, psychology, humanities, theater, and the visual arts.
|September 10th, 2009||New program posted.|