Blog #5 - Revising “Eklund-Style Writing” -or- Completing a Wooden Book Page

Minimum - Revise the Eklund-Style writing assignment. Do not worry about the poetry sections.

Great - Revise the Eklund-Style writing assignment (without poetry) and schedule a critique session with Mike.

Ultimate Goal - Revise the Eklund-Style writing assignment and schedule a critique session with Mike. Please include a revised attempt at mimicking his poetry for full credit.

Why? Eklund writes in a style that takes a normal everyday activity, like looking up at the moon, and makes it into a beautiful and shareable moment. Your task is to mimic his style of writing by taking a moment and trying to fully describe it in a paragraph or two and maybe a short poem. Hopefully these short writing pieces give you a chance to check-in with Mike about writing progress and really focus on making a short chunk of writing into something you are proud of!

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Minimum - Revise one of your ideas for a wooden book page that shows your audience an example of what you have been working on. Share the paper draft with Mike.

Great - Revise one of your ideas for a wooden book page that shows your audience an example of what you have been working on. Work with the teacher to laser cut your page and create art on it using vinyl cutting, laser cutting or other methods.

Ultimate Goal - Revise one of your ideas for a wooden book page that shows your audience an example of what you have been working on. Work with the teacher to laser cut your page and create art on it using vinyl cutting, laser cutting or other methods. Assist Mike and Adam Borek in cutting, sanding and staining blank pages for the class.

Why? Making things with our hands is important. The blend of craftsmanship, creativity and critical thinking required to make a product like these pages is an invaluable set of skills. The goal of these pages is to create a beautiful physical artifact from this semester. These will be displayed at exhibition night and hopefully displayed at home for years to come.