Week of 4/18- FIELD TRIP


Tuesday, April 19th, we will meet at UC San Diego at 3:15 p.m. to take a self-guided tour of the Stuart Collection (a collection of outdoor art installation on campus). We will meet at the Sun God statue which is located near the Faculty Club and Mandeville Auditorium and I will lead you around campus to examine some of the Stuart Collection.

Below is a link to campus maps and some driving directions. Parking costs $1/hour on campus and can be VERY hard to find. Please carpool and allow enough time to find parking. Wear good walking shoes and comfortable clothes as we'll be trudging through paths and forests.


From Interstate 5
Exit La Jolla Village Drive and head west (left from 5 North)
Go up the hill
La Jolla Village Dr. curves right and turns into North Torrey Pines Rd.
Follow North Torrey Pines Rd. around the perimeter of campus
Turn Right on Muir College Dr. and park in any of the parking lots can find a space in off Muir.
(You can buy visitor parking passes at the parking kiosks at the corners of the lots. Allow for 2 hours.)
Walk towards the center of campus and ask anyone which way to the Faculty Club.
Just at the south corner of the faculty club, you'll find the Sun God statue.

This week continue work on updating your blog and working on your final project presentation. Review what the requirements are for the presentation and the grading criteria!

April 26th, we'll be doing our own mini installation/sculpture project informed by our tour of the Stuart Collection. Please start collecting one shoe box or mailing box (Fedex are good options), cardboard, wire, bottle caps, corks, pebbles, cotton balls, popsicle sticks, twigs, fabric swatches and other found objects. You will be creating one of the following in class next week:

A Throne for Mother Theresa
A Monument to Someone you admire in your Family
A Bedroom for your Favorite Historical Figure

Have a good weekend and please let me know if you have any questions.

Annika Nelson

1 comment:

  1. Hi Ms. Nelson,
    I uploaded a picture and explanation to my blog but I just wanted to let you know that Bryn, Sammi, Nichole and I did in fact go to UCSD today. We were late due to confusion about where to go and park so we could not find you guys. We are SO sorry that we did not make it for your tour and will see you next week in class.