The projects were a list of topics paired with a list of mediums, the topics were in a scheduled order so everyone was working on the same concept but in their own ways. You could work in whatever medium you wanted as long as you completed every medium on the list by the end of the first semester. The second semester was always a series of work based on a teacher/student contract.
We worked independently and for the most part silently, each person at their own drafting table or easel. Occasionally you might comment on someone's work on your way to the sink or lockers but for the most part we kept to ourselves. Anderson played the same Pink Floyd album on repeat every day for two years (the album could play through 3 times in two hours), most of us kept our headphones in, but still when I hear a Pink Floyd song I want draw.
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