The day is almost here. We are going on a short trip–pip pip! We’ll meet Sunday morning at 9:45am in our classroom. From there, we’ll hop on a bus and head to the city. Back between 4-4:30pm.
Bring whatever you’ll need for the day. Jackets, maybe even rain gear. We’ll be outside at The Heidelberg Project. We will have our box lunches but bring anything you might like for extra sustenance. The DIA has a covered courtyard cafe with tea and coffee–and it may be open –but as it’s a Sunday come prepared with what you might need yourself.
As mentioned, bring your cameras and notebooks. You will be gathering information, images, and artifacts for your first essay project. Think of yourself as the narrator of the the story of this particular day. Because you are! I’d like you to draft this story as part of the first draft for next week. It may or may not end up being in your final essay, but I think it will be important to write it. Concrete details. Description. Remember to be specific, use the five senses and push further with your ideas–how is it working? why does it matter?
Also, here is an essay by John Patrick Leary called Detroitism
Read this for our next class–no need to print this one out–however, do read it closely and consider how the images are used and placed within the piece. For your first essay project, you also will be combining text with image –and this essay serves as one model. Before class Wednesday, comment here to start the conversation responding to an aspect to the essay–feel free to connect it to our day trip too.
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