My other classes are much less "open-minded," but most of them are very right-brained. I went to my animation class for the first time today, and we talked about how to make a cartoon storyline. Who's the character? What do they want from other characters? What's the problem? How will the character and others deal with the problem in this scene, and in the cartoon as a whole? We analyzed the storylines of a bunch of short cartoons, mostly Loony Toons, and discussed the storylines in some longer movies as well. The instructor, Jonathan Luskin, said that good cartoons should be understandable without their soundtracks; cartoons like the Simpsons (and Strong Bad, I realized tonight) are just animated radio.
I also went to a (mediocre) databases section today, and before that, my four-hour drawing course, where I did a decent gesture drawing of my shoe (along with other gesture and contour stuff):
The instructors are big on an exercise they call "spherology," where you gesture-draw a sphere for several minutes by making many large, sweeping circles and ellipses. It's meditative.
Today I learned that I was accepted into the photography class. This Thursday we will go on a field trip to MOMA! I used to go all the time with my aunt's membership, but I haven't been in over a year now.