Syllabus

 ART 2100 Intro to FFM syllabus

California State University, Los Angeles
Arts & Letters / Department of Art / Fashion Fiber and Materials
ART 2100, Introduction to FFM, 01, Fall 2016

Instructor: Carole Frances Lung- Bazile (Professor Lung)
Office Location: Fine Arts 256
Telephone: 323.343.4047
Email: clung2@calstatela.edu
Office Hours: T/R/F 1:30-2:30
Class Days/Time: T/R, 8 – 9:15 am
Classroom: FA 246
GE Category: C1

Course Description Introductory course exploring fashion, fiber and materials related to the most recent practices in art, design, and craft systems, locally, nationally and internationally.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  1. Demonstrate an understanding of Los Angeles based artists, institutions, galleries, designers who navigate and integrated fashion, fiber and materials in practice, exhibition and commodity.
  2. Identify interdisciplinary approaches to art, design and craft.
  3. Identify material resources in Los Angeles.
  4. Demonstrate an understanding of systems of production for Fashion, Fiber and Materials, locally, nationally and globally.
  5. Demonstrate the ability to research, produce and present a final project reflecting on Los Angeles practices of Fashion, Fiber and Materials.
  6. Demonstrate basic methods for archiving course work in a public forum

Required Texts/Readings

Other equipment / material requirements Students will need to supply the following materials for unit assignments.

Unit 1: upload and maintain a blog, materials for map

Unit 2: Dictionary booklet, and collage materials Drawing or photo collage reflecting the term and its use.

Unit 3: paper, recording device, camera for interview

Classroom Protocol Students are expected to Participate, be Prepared, and be Prompt. Every class day will have an opportunity to participate, that is, join in class discussions. In order to participate, you will need to be prepared by completing the reading and assigned homework, and by bringing all required supplies and materials; and you will need to be prompt, by being on time to class and signing in.

Late assignments are not accepted. Homework posts must be posted on blog or moodle before class starts.  Presentations must be ready at the start of class.

Absenteism: five unexcused absences will result in failure of the course.

Dropping and Adding  Students are responsible for understanding the policies and procedures about add/drops, academic renewal, etc. Students should be aware of the current deadlines and penalties for adding and dropping classes: https://get.calstatela.edu/Registrar.htm.

Assignments and Grading Policy

Unit 1 Assignments: 84 pts.

  • Participation, Prepared, Prompt 3 pts x 14 meetings = 42 pts.  Sign in sheet.
    Note:  every class day will have an opportunity to participate, that is, join in class discussions. In order to participate, you will need to be prepared by reading and completing the assigned homework, and you will need to be prompt, by being on time to class.
  • Homework:   6 homeworks. 6 pts.
  • Resource Blog Page: 36 resources: museums, galleries, apparel production companies, showrooms, and retail.  Name, address, phone number, email, business hours, link, brief description and image.  18 pts.
    • students will be graded on the details presented for each resource.
  • Community Map: Research resources in your community. Using your imagination and inspiration create a physical map representing 10-15 resources in your community (people, places, near work or home). Maps can be drawn (analog or digital), stitched, sculpted, crocheted, video, or any other imaginative format. Maps will be presented to class. 18 pts.
    EXAMPLES:   MOMA  Artist using google maps Creative Cartography  Quilt Maps Embroidered Maps  Embroidered Trip Map Walking and Mapping Article Mapping Gowanus

    • students will be graded:
      • Qon the number of resources presented in the map.
      • concept of the map
      • techniques used
      • qaulity of techniques used

Unit 2 Assignments: 96 points

  • Unit 2 Assignments: 96 points
    • Participation, Prepared, Prompt 3 pts x 12 meetings = 36 pts.  Sign in sheet.
    • Dictionary 30  pts: Students will generate a dictionary page on their blog with the following:
      • 3 terms from each lecture / readings (date of lecture)
      • Definition of each term
      • Use terms in a paragraph
      • Photo collage / photograpah reflecting the term and its use.
    • Fashion Systems Zine 30 points. (0-20 pages)
      • From what you learned in class students will create a Zine based on one of the fashion systems they found interesting. Include: text, drawings, systems drawings, and photographs.
      • Zines will be presented as a tabling experience, like Printed Matter book Fair or Zine Fest Los Angeles.

Unit 3 Assignments: 35 pts. 

  • Participation, Prepared, Prompt 3 pts x 5 meetings = 15 pts.  Sign in sheet.
  • Students will ID, follow and Interview a designer, artist, supply chain, marketing (photographer, models, PR) or business owner.  Students will develop a set of 10 questions to ask the person they will interview; then organize the interview into a 500 word, 3 image online magazine style article. 20 pts.

Summary of points: 185 points total

Your

Points

Percentage of total points Your earned

Letter Grade

Your

Points

Percentage of total points Your earned

Letter Grade

172 – 185 93 – 100% A 135 – 141 73 – 76% C
166 – 171 90 – 92% A- 130 – 134 70 – 72% C-
161 – 165 87 – 89% B+ 124 – 129 67 – 69% D+
154 – 160 83 – 86% B 117 – 123 63 – 66% D
148 – 154 80 – 82% B- 111 – 116 60 – 62% D-
142 – 147 77 – 79% C+ 0 – 110 below 60% F

University Policies

Student Handbook Information on student rights and responsibilities, academic honesty, standards of conduct, etc., can be found in Schedule of Classes (http://www.calstatela.edu/classschedule/) under Policies and Procedures.

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Reasonable accommodation will be provided to any student who is registered with the Office of Students with Disabilities and requests needed accommodation.


Unit 1   Resources  

Week 1 August 23/ 25

Lesson 1: Introduction to course Moodle / Blogs

Homework: Blog post: Why are you taking this course?  Share two artists / designers related to Fashion Fiber and Materials whom you have knowledge about. Post on your blog. (course outcome 1)

Lesson 2:

Homework due, posted on blog

Conversation: What is Fashion? What is Design? What is Art? How do they relate?
Readings and lecture on the questions above.

Homework #1:  Post on your blog:

a photograph of yourself in your best fashion.

Answer the following questions:

  1. what is fashion?
  2. what is the future of fashion?
  3. what inspires you?

Week 2  August 30 / September 1

Lesson 1: CUSLA Resources

Class meeting with be held at North Library 8 am to sign in.

Group A  with Scott Breivold Arts and Letters librarian

Group B with Professor Lung

Lesson 2: CUSLA Resources

Class meeting with be held at North Library 8 am to sign in.

Group B  with Scott Breivold Arts and Letters librarian

Group A with Professor Lung

Group A  is B. Alvarez – S. Hernandez (22)

Group B is C. In – S. Yujiri (22)

Homework #2: Due on Tuesday Sept. 6:

Part 1: Create a page on your blog titled “resources” Use internet search or CSULA port to find subscribe to 6 digital resources, 2 books, 2 journals, 2 popular press articles, through the digital resources CSULA offer

Part 2: Scavenger hunt: local chain and or independent bookstores (barnes and noble), newsstands find 6 books or magazine related to FFM from three different stores.  Post these resources on your “resource page”.

Week 3 September 6 / 8

Lesson 1:

Reports from the field: what digital resources did you find?

Lecture and Resources: Local Museums Art / Natural History /

Lesson 2: national, international museum and On Line/ How museums are showcasing Fashion and Historic textiles.

Homework #3: Post on the resource page of your blog:

  • Visit 2 exhibitions at 2 museums
  • 2 international museums you would like to visit.  Add to your resource page.

Week 4 September 13 / 15

Lesson 1:

Reports from the field: What museums did you visit?

Resources: Galleries,  Art Centers and Artist run spaces

Homework: Post on your blog, and present in class:

research 1 Choose and artist, designer (someone you find interesting) who has exhibited in any of the spaces we have discussed.  Write a bio about the artist: answer the following.

  • date of birth
  • what is their education?
  • what do they make?
  • what does their artist statement say about their work?
  • where have have they exhibited? commercial / non profit?
  • how much does their work sell for?
  • are they emerging or mid career or established?
  • what do / did they do outside of making art to support themselves?

Lesson 2:

Resources:  Students will share in class Artist and Designers who exhibit in Museums, galleries, community art spaces, festivals and artist run spaces.

Review Unit 1 assignment expectations: examples.

Homework #4: Post on the resource page on your blog:

  • Visit 2 exhibitions at 2 galleries (one non-profit, one for profit)
  • 2 international galleries you would like to visit.

Week 5 September 20 / 22

Lesson 1:

Reports from the field: what galleries did you visit?

Resources: Supply Chain Part 1: Yarn – Textiles

Lesson 2:

Resources: Supply Chain Part II: Printing, Dying, and Cut and Sew

Unit 1: Assignment conversation

Homework #5: Scavenger hunt:  Downtown visit: 2 fabrics, 1 trim store, 1    machine store  and walk down Santee alley and choose a vendor to document.  National List of producers of  fiber, yarn, textiles, printing, dying and cut and sew.

Week 6 September 27 / 29

Lesson 1:

Reports from the field: what production resources did you discover?

Resources: Showrooms: CA Design Center, maker-space @ Reef, Cal mart

Lesson 2:

Resources: Retail:  Department stores, box stores, boutiques, on-line, pop up shops, art fairs and craft shows,

Homework #6: Scavenger hunt: 1 wholesale building (document what services and resources are there), 2 boutiques and or specialty stores (some place you don’t usually go, compare two location)

Week 7  October 4 / 6

Tuesday Group 1

Thursday Group 2

Presentations of Maps.  Display and look.

Unit 1 Assignments: 84 pts.

  • Participation, Prepared, Prompt 3 pts x 14 meetings = 42 pts.  Sign in sheet.
    Note:  every class day will have an opportunity to participate, that is, join in class discussions. In order to participate, you will need to be prepared by reading and completing the assigned homework, and you will need to be prompt, by being on time to class.
  • Homework:   6 homeworks. 6 pts.
  • Resource Blog Page: 36 resources: museums, galleries, apparel production companies, showrooms, and retail.  Name, address, phone number, email, business hours, link, brief description and image.  18 pts.
    • students will be graded on the details presented for each resource.
  • Community Map: Research resources in your community. Using your imagination and inspiration create a physical map representing 10-15 resources in your community (people, places, near work or home). Maps can be drawn (analog or digital), stitched, sculpted, crocheted, video, or any other imaginative format. Maps will be presented to class. 18 pts.
    • students will be graded:
      • on the number of resources presented in the map.
      • concept of the map
      • techniques used
      • qaulity of techniques used

Unit 2  Fashion Systems  

 

Week 8 October 11 /13

Lesson 1: Scatter my ashes at Bergdorf’s

Lesson 2: The Design Processes: From Concept to Fashion Week.  Guest Speaker Bobette Stott

Weekly homework:  blog post of terms from readings.

Week 9 October 18 / 20

Lesson 1: Fashion Week to Dumpster

Lesson 2:Fashion Shows during Fashion Week: Paris, NYC, Los Angeles

Weekly homework:  blog post of terms from readings.

Week 10 October 25 / 27

Lesson 1: Join Professor Lung and Los Angeles Garment Workers Center for a rally and march.   The march has a halloween theme.

We will meet at the Garment Workers Center (1250 S. Los Angeles St., Suite 213, Los Angeles, 90015) at 8:00 A.M. sharp for light breakfast and logistics break down then march over at 8:45 to our designated locations Ross (7th and Broadway) and City Hall (200 N Spring St, Los Angeles, CA 90012). Members and staff would truly appreciate your support.

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Lesson 2:

Unit 2 project review: Zine statements due posted on your blog:  Answer the following questions: What is your topic, how will you execute? What is your set up plan?

Made in LA

Weekly homework:  blog post of terms from readings.

Week 11 November 1 / 3

Lesson 1 Couture:  2 x year (Yves St. Laurent Documentary)

Lesson 2: Craft / Artisan  Guest Speaker Sara Beeby 

Weekly homework:  blog post of terms from readings.

Week 12 November 8 / 10

Lesson 1: Fair Trade:  Global Mama’s Skype Presentation.

Lesson 2: Eco Fashion: Sustainable / Environmental Skype with Kate Black MagnifECO

Weekly homework:  blog post of terms from readings.

Week 13 November 15/ 17

Tuesday Group 2

Thursday Group 1

Unit 2 Assignments: 96 points

  • Participation, Prepared, Prompt 3 pts x 12 meetings = 36 pts.  Sign in sheet.
  • Dictionary 30  pts: Students will generate a dictionary page on their blog with the following:
    • 3 terms from each lecture (date of lecture)
    • Definition
    • Use it in a sentence
    • Photo collage reflecting the term and its use.
  • Fashion Systems Zine 30 points. (0-20 pages)
    • From what you learned in class students will create a Zine based on one of the fashion systems they found interesting. Include: text, drawings, systems drawings, and photographs.
    • Zines will be presented as a tabling experience, like Printed Matter book Fair or Zine Fest.

Unit 3 Professional Practice week 14- finals

Week 14 November 22 

Lesson 1: professional practices

Homework:  Post on your blog: list of 6 people you would like to interview from the Fashion, Art, Design Industries, include their contact information, and 4-10 questions you would like to ask them.  From this list you will reach out and interview them: in-person, skype, phone or email.

Week 15 November 29 / December 1

Lesson 1:  How to interview / Model in class

Homework: list of three questions for guest speaker.

Lesson 2:  Guest speakers:

Homework: list of three questions for guest speaker.

Finals week    Students create a blog post by 9 am Dec. 8.  the post should include the following:

  • the questions you asked
  • 2-3 paragraph reflection on the interview:
    • what did you learn about yourself?
    • what did you learn from the person you interviewed?
  • a image representing your interview
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