This workbook gives art students practical advice on effective ways to make the transition from high school to college. Sixteen exercises provide information on a wide range of topics, including active learning, critique strategies, idea development, and preparing a portfolio. Inspirational Success Strategies interviews provide insight into the day-to-day realities of various art and design professions. Other features include a special section on writing about art and a series of essays on various art and design majors.
Mary Stewart is an Associate Professor and the Foundation Program Coordinator in the Northern Illinois University School of Art. She also serves as the Regional Coordinator for Foundations in Art: Theory and Education (F.A.T.E.), which is the national organization for Foundation teaching. She is the author of LAUNCHING THE IMAGINATION (McGraw Hill).
Preface. Introduction. 1. Getting Oriented. 2. Managing Time and Money. 3. Active Listening, Active Learning. 4. Critiques: Giving and Getting Input. 5. Making an Inventory. 6. Developing a Strategy. 7. Reading and Writing about Art. 8. Preparing a Portfolio. 9. Improving Your Performance. 10. Working with an Advisor. 11. Creating Connections. 12. Expanding Ideas. 13. Collaboration and Teamwork. 14. Researching Your Major. 15. Self-Reflection. 16. Building Your Career. Website Sampler. Bibliography. Index.