The cultural and language diversity is normal in today’s high educational class. It not only an opportunity for the students to understand the various knowledge but also enrich the teaching approaches in class. While in the studio class, educational diversity is one of the small parts in the multitasking section.

As you know, there are several significant sections in the art studio class. First of all, lectures are the primary form to highlight the history of the art and design. Educator plays the role of hero to transfer the knowledge. At the same time, the participation of students in the discussion section would stimulate the new understanding and explore ways for the history.

Meanwhile, the individuals learning division is part of the class, which improve the create and practice to transfer the language that teachers emphasize to visual art. It is the most difficult steps for both students and educators. In the contemporary drawing class, Professor Travis organizes a game to highlight the critical point of composition in the drawing.  All students have a blank paper and charcoal. There are ten questions all students need to answer and drawing followed requesting. For example, Drawing a line, then drawing a rectangle, drawing a circle to overlap the rectangle, etc. From the feedback of the students after the game, they feel unseated during the process because they have no idea about what is the next task. It is the game both focus on the essential principle of composition and the quick swift form language, abstract image and action.

Besides, digital media is a contemporary method for the artists and designers in nowadays. Every new tool shapes the way we Think, as well as what we think. (Clive Thompson, 2013). Sometimes, in the class, students at least need to face two screens to follow what the teachers mention to run the program. Multi-tasking is the necessary section that in the modern art and design class. Through the teaching and training in the high education level which is more comfortable for the students set in the industry.

6 thoughts on “Language⇌Image⇌Action”

  1. Hi Yang, thanks for sharing a little about the art studio class. I think I would like Professor Travis, hahaha. That type of exercise seems very interesting, and perhaps students feel not too comfortable about it, but in the long run I am sure they will see the benefits… it is like be prepared for the unexpected to happen, assuming one can truly do that.

  2. It’s great to learn something about art studio from your post. I find the title very interesting. The interactions between these three words seems vital during the class and the students’ response might help the teachers to improve the teaching strategy.

  3. Yes this makes me think of natural language processing and the ability for computers to eventually interact directly with humans through language. The translation of human language into computer code seems to me to be the most “invisible” form of user interaction we could conceivably achieve (assuming we don’t insert chips directly into our brains and learn how to accurately interpret thoughts). This is driving all of the excitement coming from Amazon’s Alexa, Apple’s Siri, and Google Home’s AI developments. When it comes to drawing, it seems more of an interface is required, and I know I have become quite dependent on my Microsoft surface for drawing and taking digital notes in class. The seamlessness of the interaction, in my opinion, is what will dictate technologies role as a distraction or an asset in the classroom.

  4. Thanks for sharing the experience in art studios. It seems the understanding of multi-tasking is different in your area from mine.

  5. Do you think that, from students perspectives, the sort of multitasking you mention-where students are following instructions (need to attentively listen) while working on their screens- makes students less able to process the material with some of them lagging behind or is it something relatively simple to navigate through?

  6. Multi-tasking is not that easy in a classroom setting with only 50-min length. I feel like every time I was given some time to complete a online reading quiz just before the class, even it only requires 5 mins, the whole class will need to spend at least 10 min to complete them. After that, we tend to discuss it a little bit and express our feelings. By the time the instructor finally have all our attentions, it has been 15 min. Fortunately, this is a 2.5-hour class, so the professor does not worry too much about the time left. Same problem can be identified in the some programming class that instructor talks about some examples while students need to run their own program on personal computer.

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