Week 8 - Nov. 2

Module Eight

Idea 2

Welcome to Week 8! We have our midterm crit this week. You have until Sunday, Nov. 8th, end of day to post (update posts, etc), You have until Sunday, Nov. 15th to leave feedback.  

I have a quick walkthrough of the Final Report for you, and there is a link to sign up for individual consultations which happen next week. 

This week my drawing class had the pleasure of listening to an artist talk by Bruce Thompson (MFA University of Windsor). I'm sharing it here, with permission, as I wonder if some of you might find his work as interesting as I do. Thompson is an artist who works in painting and drawing. His work is "focused on bringing the everyday happenings – walks, objects, and the phenomenological, to visual form. Previous work dealt with LGBTQ couple’s portraits and gatherings." He produces "large scale drawings/paintings that address the notion of the everyday as monumental." His talk is geared towards new artists trying to figure out what it means to inject work with meaning, but I still think that this talk might be welcomed in this space. You can watch it here: Part 1 Part 2

Home Office

Module 8 Tasks

  1. Due: Module 8 Forum Post (Midterm Critique) on Blackboard

  2. Read: Final Report

  3. Watch: Introduction to Final Report 

  4. Sign Up: Individual consultations (keep clicking through to "tickets" to find all the dates and times)

  5. Do: Work on Final Report

  6. Do: Studio work/readings

  7. Do: Remember to document your progress this week


Submit 1 photo via email to:, Candace.Couse@ufvca. remember to "reply all" to the same email each week to consolidate your progress photos into one email trail. Include helpful information as needed.

Optional Additional Resources



Office C1402B

Candace Couse

Assistant Professor

School of Creative Arts

University of the Fraser Valley

Take a Break: 20 Minute Yoga to De-Stress

Breathe: De-Stress With Mindful Meditation​

Call for Proposals: Vidéographe 50th Anniversary Residency, Montreal, *funded* (Nov. 15)

Call for Applications: Kasahara Gabriola Trust Artist Residency,BC (Nov. 16)

Check Out: Remote Realities, Online Exhibition (Nov. 5 Launch)

Check Out: Artist Talk with Mohamed Bourouissa, *free* (Wed., Nov. 4, 12 pm ET)