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Open Studio

A continuation of the Open Studio project Mark Bradford initiated at the J. Paul Getty Museum, these activities aim to connect high school teachers and students with the ideas and inspirations of leading contemporary artists. The Aspen Art Museum has also extended this project with more artist-designed activities.

The assignments below were designed by Zarouhie Abdalian, John Baldessari, Mark Bradford, Janet Cardiff, Alejandro Cartagena, Janet Delaney, Kota Ezawa, Josh Faught, Teresita Fernández, Harrell Fletcher, Amy Franceschini, Charles Garoian, Robert Gober, Chris Johanson, Ben Kinmont, Andrew Kudless, Hung Liu, Rigo 23, Alec Soth, Jessica Stockholder, Yvonne Venegas, and David Wilson. Each activity can be viewed online and is also accessible for download as a Word or PDF document.

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Open Studio: Seeing the Light: Light conditions in photography
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Open Studio: Look, Record, Explore: Drawing small things around you
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Open Studio: RE-RE-Process: Rearranging the familiar
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Open Studio: We Are the Space We Live In: Analyzing your environment
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Open Studio: Telling Stories with Masks
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Open Studio: Treasure Hunt: Photographing something specific
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Open Studio: Observing Self: Collecting life’s remnants
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Open Studio: Live to Tell: A survival kit project
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Open Studio: What Is That?: Sculpting everyday objects
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Open Studio: Video Portrait: Capturing a live interview
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Open Studio: Inventing Places: A closely examined environment
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Open Studio: The Burghers of Calais: Re-creating Rodin’s famous sculpture
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Open Studio: Portraits of Sounds: Drawing the auditory
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Open Studio: Superhero: Achieving a common good
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Open Studio: Micro-Performances: Upending the ordinary
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Open Studio: Learn About Your Neighborhood Food System
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Open Studio: Shooting Blind: Photographing without preview mode
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Open Studio: Where Does Art Come From?: Making things out of things
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Open Studio: Seeing Hands: Coordination, memory, visualization
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Open Studio: How About This?: Diagramming your life
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Open Studio: Abstract Ecologies: Seeking details in the natural world
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Open Studio: Artist Correspondence: Collaging for mail art
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Open Studio: List of Ideas: Fourteen disparate assignments
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Open Studio: Proposal for a Site: Changing perceptions of places
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Mark Bradford’s Open Studio Introduction
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Open Studio: On Becoming Something Else: Making editioned artworks
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