PURCHASING A SKETCHBOOK:For Art Media I and Art Media II You will be required to maintain a sketchbook throughout your Art Media I experience. It will be much more than a collection of doodles, but rather a window into your artistic development. It will be a substantial work in its’ own right. You may find that it will yield inspiration for other works or that it contains work worthy of photography. Your sketchbook will also be your space. Although exploration of specific content (i.e. drugs, alcohol, anything of a sexual nature) is not condoned, if you have sensitive material you do not want to share please cover that page. Below you will find all sketchbook requirements and assignments. There are also links for to help you get ideas flowing!
- THE SIZE SHOULD BE 8.5″ X 11″ OR LARGER
- USE BOTH SIDES OF THE PAGE
- BE CAREFUL NOT TO CLOSE YOUR SKETCHBOOK WHEN PAGES ARE WET WITH GLUE, PAINT ETC.
ASSIGNMENTS AND DUE DATES :
Sketchbook assignments will be announced and sketchbook work will be checked on Day 5 or Day 6 (depending when your class meets). Sketchbooks are then graded based on effort and craftsmanship and entered into the Academics/Research category on Sapphire. LATE POLICY – TWO POINTS WILL BE SUBTRACTED EACH CLASS PERIOD IT IS LATE. STUDENTS WILL BE AWARDED A MINIMUM OF HALF CREDIT 10/20 IF COMPLETED.
ALL SKETCHBOOK ASSIGNMENTS ARE CREATED ACROSS TWO PAGES
1. Cover 2 pages with notes from other classes. Please emphasize composition.
Day 5: February 9th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: February 10th – Purple, Yellow
2. On top of the notes, create an artwork about an event that happened to you this week. The style of this artwork should reflect the aesthetics of the following art movement: CUBISM.
Research CUBISM…. HERE!
Artists to reference are:
Please answer the following questions:
When was cubism?
Which artists are considered the leaders of this art movement?
How did Cubist artists depict their subject matter? What was their intention?
Day 5: February 19th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: February 22nd – Yellow, Purple
3. Create a color field painting. Not sure what it is? Look it up HERE!
Day 5: February 29th -Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 1st – Yellow, Purple
4. Think of a name for your in-class project (your stuffed creature). Then, on top of the color field painting, illuminate the first letter of that name. Research Illuminated Manuscripts HERE for inspiration.
Day 5: March 8th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 9th – Purple, Yellow
5. Look at paintings from IMPRESSIONISM. After reading about the movement, research a specific artist below. Based on the aesthetics of Impressionism, create an illustration of a place in your everyday life.
20 points, Research Category)
Day 5: March 16th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 17th – Yellow, Purple
Before creating the artwork, investigate ONE of the Impressionist artists below. Please answer the following question based on the findings from your research.
- What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed?
- At least 5 sentences required.
Artists From Impressionism:
6. What do you believe to be true? What truths do you live by? For this sketchbook, you will create an artwork that illustrates your truth(s). The artwork must be influenced by the work of an artist from the POP art movement. Check out the POP Art Movement here. Also, no text in the artwork please!
Day 5: April 12th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: April 13th – Yellow, Purple
Artists to Research:
Please answer the following question on the back of your artwork:
Why did you select this artist?
How did you combine the style of the artist with your idea of truth?
7. We are going back in time…. to study prehistoric and neolithic art. For this assignment, you will investigate the very first (that we know of) artworks made by man. Based on the imagery you discover, create an artwork that illustrates song lyrics of your choice. Write the song lyrics on the back of the artwork.
April 20th – Blue, Orange and Green
April 21st – Yellow and Purple
Works to research:
Lascaux Cave Paintings
Rock Shelters of Bhimbetka
Chauvet Cave Paintings
Laas Geel Cave Paintings.
Also, please answer the following questions:
What was one of the earliest sculptures ever created?
According to archaeologists and historians, what might have been it’s purpose?
8. Research the Renaissance Art Movement. Select a painting from one of the artist’s below. Using a viewfinder, select an abstract composition. Replicate that composition across two pages in your sketchbook.
May 9th -Blue, Green, Orange
May 10th- Yellow and Purple
Artists to Research:
- Leonardo DaVinci
How did this artist impact the Renaissance Art Movement?
What is one interesting fact about their life or work?
9. Final Sketchbook and Creative Process Reflection
May 19th – Blue, Green and Orange
May 20th – Yellow and Purple
During the course of this semester you have created artwork and navigated through the creative process in many different ways. On sketchbooks and and on in-class projects. You have been given ideas to expand on and expanded on your own ideas. You have been instructed on how to technically use specific materials, and developed your own techniques with materials. You have deleted, developed, experimented and progressed. This is the creative process! And this is your final reflection on the creative process…..
1. Draw A Map:
If you had to draw a map of your creative process, what would it look like
2. Think About:
What are the key aspects of your creative process? What aspects of the creative process are crucial to you feeling a sense of accomplishment?
3. On The Back:
Answer the following questions…. What is creativity? Why is it important? 5 sentences required.
Grade: _______ /50
Map Design Originality/Creativity
Key Aspects of the Creative Process.
Details Demonstrate Self-Reflection
Five Sentence Response:
- Answers Question Posed
- Depth of Response