Field Trip (taken by a kind police officer)

I often bring my ADV1100 Graphic Design Principles classes down the street to the A Station at Jay Street-Borough Hall where artist Ben Snead has a permanent glass mosaic and ceramic tile artwork called Departures and Arrivals.

While all students benefit from research in the field, I find that it gives Freshman/foundation students a chance to connect the course concepts with real world experiences and challenges their process, which after 20+ classes starts to get a bit stale. Much of the work produced from this Saturation Studies Free-Study was technically weak, but many students pushed beyond their safe, formal work process and produced some interesting conceptually-compelling compositions.

And we got a nice photo out of too!