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. Choose and print the artwork of an artist that inspires you. Alter their artwork and create a new piece of art through appropriation (across two pages). Please answers the questions below on the back on your artwork.
What is the name of the artist you selected and why did you select this artist?
What is their artwork about?
What does appropriation mean in the context of art?
(20 points, Academics Category)
Day 5: February 9th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: February 10th – Yellow, Purple
2. Create an artwork about an influential person or place in your life. This artwork should be inspired by the aesthetics of the art movement: Fauvism.
(20 points, Academics category)
Not sure what Fauvism is???? Check it out HERE!
Specifically look at the following artists:
Day 5: February 19th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: February 22nd – Yellow, Purple
3. Research the art movement: Minimalism. Please look at the specific artists below. Then illustrate the concept of “time” using formal elements and principles (like in Minimalism!).
Hints: Mix unique colors!!! Use rulers, be precise!
Not sure what Minimalism is???? Check it out HERE!
Specifically look at the following artists:
Day 5: February 29th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 1st – Yellow, Purple
4. Review the aesthetic of SURREALISM. After researching a specific artist below, mimic their style and develop an artwork that symbolizes song lyrics of your choice. Please print and attach the song lyrics to the back of your artwork.
Also on the back of your artwork, write a paragraph that answers the following questions about the artist you researched.
- What was the intention of the artist?
- What art mediums did they use and what types of piece
- Why are they considered part of Surrealism?
Day 5: March 8th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 9th – Yellow, Purple
5. Across two pages, represent the year you were born. The artwork you create should be influenced by a specific artist from the POP ART MOVEMENT. Research the movement HERE.
Day 5: March 16th – Blue, Orange, Green
Day 6: March 17th – Yellow, Purple
INVESTIGATE TWO OF THE ARTIST’S BELOW:
Please answer the following question about the artist you researched:
What do you think about the artist’s intentions, meanings, and ways they were visually expressed?
At least 5 sentences required
6. Research the Baroque Art Movement. Choose a painting or sculpture that tells a story. What would the main character in this story be thinking or saying? For this sketchbook assignment, you will combine a quote/any text that you brainstorm with a composition. Find a dynamic composition using a viewfinder. Replicate the composition and cohesively combine the quote/text you chose using materials of your choice.
Artists to research:
Peter Paul Ruebens
April 12th – Blue, Green and Orange
April 13th – Purple and Yellow
Please answer the following questions:
What was the name of the artist, title and date of the artwork you started with?
What did the artist create artwork about and what was the story of the particular artwork you chose?
7. Research pottery from Ancient Greece. Develop and create a pattern that includes 5 motifs from ancient urns and vases. Cover two pages with the pattern you create.
April 20th – Blue, Green and Orange
April 21st – Yellow and Purple
Please print and label the 5 urns you used as reference. Attach them on the back of your artwork. Also please select one urn and answer the following questions:
How was the scene or design on the urn created?
Does the design represent a particular story? What do historians think?
8. Research the art movement; Abstract Expressionism. For this assignment, select an artist below and model their style using paint. Layer your work on top of the previous assignment, carefully selecting colors and applying paint with intention.
April 29th – Blue, Orange and Green
May 2nd – Yellow and Purple
Artists to Research:
- Franz Kline
- Jackson Pollock
- Clyfford Still
- William de Kooning
- Hans Hoffman
Imagine you are an art critic writing for the New York Times. Write a two paragraph essay reviewing the work of the artist you selected.
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