What is a Manifesto and why is it important to write one?

On 9/30 we dug into definitions as a class. Student manifestos are posted below.

According to : “a manifesto is written statement that describes the policies, goals, and opinions of a person or group” This is usually made public to hold one to their statements.”

Examples we looked at::

Manifestos for Art, Life & Business –

short-link to this page –

10 thoughts on “Manifesto

  1. Sarah R. Artist Manifesto

    1. Make works of reverence.
    2. Observe and feel the beauty of the world and nature.
    3. Explore new opportunities freely.
    4. Flow and make intuitive choices.
    5. Practice and be disciplined.
    6. Make meaningful lines.
    7. Let go of attachments, be warm-hearted.
    8. Thread connections together, appreciating history.
    9. Use perspective as an artist, teacher, and observer.
    10. Voraciously visually consume.

  2. Alyssa Lombardi Artist Manifesto

    1. Hard work always pays off (in some form or another).

    2. Sketch everyday. Don’t settle for your first idea!

    3. Keep perspective. Always step back from your work to reflect.

    4. Listen to others and accept their criticism with an open mind and heart.

    5. Grow from every experience.

    6. Try new things (materials, techniques, ideas). Everyone has to start somewhere.

    7. Explore other artists and their work (past and present).

    8. Challenge yourself. Follow through with ideas no matter how frustrated you may get.

    9. Know when to be flexible. Be willing to adapt.

    10. Share your work and yourself with others. Incorporate your interests into your lessons whenever possible.

  3. Since I don’t see mine, here it is again (just in case):

    Artist’s Manifesto

    1. To draw every single day (even if it’s a little sketch.)
    2. Practicing and testing with new mediums that I’ve never used before.
    3. When out of ideas, turn to nature and music for help.
    4. Attend art galleries, museums, and artists’ lectures to improve your art.
    5. Work on a medium until I master it by heart, then move on to something else.
    6. If taking other people’s ideas for inspiration, warp them so they’re unrecognizable.
    7. When people are interpreting your art, listen to them. Some of the interpretations can be hilarious.
    8. Always bring a sketchbook and an artist’s pen/pencil wherever you go. Inspiration can strike at any time.
    9. When copying artist’s work, only do so to figure out how they do it; never use it to make your art look like theirs.
    10. When doing artwork, know when to stop. Use Minimalism as a stop point.
    11. Don’t abandon unfinished projects. Make sure that you go back to them in time.

  4. Tyrone Santana Copeland Manifesto

    1. Use fear as a guide
    2. Look for the poetry in life
    3. Stay curious, ask questions
    4. Share ideas
    5. Seek criticism
    6. Communicate with the inner child
    7. Read
    8. View other artist’s work
    9. Experiment
    10. Have fun

  5. Justin Capalbo – Manifesto

    1. Always experiment
    2. Know when something is unsuccessful
    3. Revisit old work and see if it can spark a new idea
    4. If you have the idea, just do it. A note to do something later is just a note.
    5. Every day needs to be prioritized. Don’t sleep your life away.
    6. When working from a personal place, don’t be so literal. Abstraction allows therapy.
    7. Don’t follow an opinion blindly. Accept it and see if you agree.
    8. Just apply. You can think about applying to ten different shows, but if you never act you never actually applied. You can think about doing sit-ups every day, but you won’t end up with a six-pack.
    9. When you have artist block, go buy a bargain bin cd of someone you never heard of and listen to it.
    10. You have your whole life to make art, don’t think of it as a race, but a journey. You don;t want to look back in fifty years and say you got to the finish at 30.

  6. Shengqi Wan’s Artist Manifesto

    1. Going to museums often and get new ideas from the master pieces from famous artists.
    2. Traveling different places, have different experiences with people.
    3. learning knowledges from art history books
    4. Love my life and get inspiration from it.
    5. keep practice drawing and painting often
    6. DIscuss my artworks with my friends to make them better.
    7. Enrich my art imagination
    8. Use a good mood to feel nature
    9. Making art more interesting
    10. Making art as a dreaming things

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