My art history class, Artist’s Book in the 20th Century, is probably my favorite class this semester. It’s in the Rare Book Room, which makes it automatically amazing and means that we get hands on experience with scrolls, clay tablets, and examples of some of the earliest printed books. Every time I do the readings and go to class I just indulge in the nerdy goodness of it all! (We also get to make pop-up books for homework, so that’s cool)
My blog has been sorely lacking in posts these past few weeks because my schedule is a tad hectic. I have solidified my class list and I’m taking High Intermediate French, English Literary Traditions I, The Artist’s Book in the 20th Century, Fictions of Childhood (at Hampshire College), and the Art of China. All of my classes are so interesting and surprisingly relevant to each other. One of my favorite things about classes at Smith is how topics in one class help us understand concepts in other classes. I’m really looking forward to this semester and posting about my time in the Rare Book Room and the experience of taking a class at one of the other 5 Colleges.
As always, please ask me questions about anything! I will happily discuss various experiences at Smith, the college application process, and pretty much anything else, so don’t hesitate to ask!
I’m starting out my day with a 10:30 class at Hampshire called Fictions of Childhood, and I’m so excited!
Happy first day of classes!