• Update May 8

    Recycled Sculpture Project

     

    Due Dates

    May 1 –URLS of artist who cover your selected theme, recycled art images, 3-5 thumbnail sketches

    May 8 – Final drawing

    May 15- Completed sculpture

     

     

    Art does not always have to come from the traditional materials. It can come from anything. Artist have used what they have around them. This is your challenge in for this project. You will be taking items that you would throw away or recycle and turn them into art.

     

    Requirement

    1. All together, your sculpture must be at least 6 inches in every direction.
    2. Your sculpture must be “sculpture in the round” means it is intended to be viewed from all sides.
    3. It must be make entirely from items you normally use and throw away apart from perhaps using glue to hold it together.
    4. Your sculpture must be about one of the following themes

                    -Transformation- You are taking something useless and giving it a use.

                    -Beauty- You are taking trash (ugly) and making it beautiful.

                    -Renewal/Rebirth- You are taking something that is at its end of it life and giving it new life.

                    -Post-Apocalyptic- The world have ended as we know it and congratulations, you have survived. You are left only with the materials others have left behind. Create a grand monument to you, your clan, or the future.

                    -Earth Day- Earth Day came and went. Make a sculpture about being good to the earth.

                    - Part to Whole (Repetition)- Make a sculpture that is more than the sum of its parts.

     

    Hot Tips!

    1. All glue does not work on all materials. Plastic and other smooth not porous materials are particularly difficult to glue. Think about using alternative methods of attachment such as sewing or cutting slits and sliding pieces together.
    2. These are meant to be looked at and thought about. They do not need to withstand a nuclear blast. If they hold together just long enough for you to photograph that is fine. No need to over engineer.
    3. Make a plan before you gather materials. If you know what you are going to use before you have a plan, you are more like to make a piece about your skill level and the materials around you not one of the themes. The concept should always come first and compromised last. Please know what you want to make and why before look for the items you need.
    4. Hide your binding materials or apply them so they are intrigue part of your design. Apply tape to the unseen sides of parts. Keep all visual tape smooth consistent and deliberate. The worst thing you can do is just hastily wrap you project in tape. The random textures and forms it creates will dramatically detract from your composition. Craftsmanship is very important when dealing with trash.

     

    Project Pacing Guide (a little each day)

    Apr. 27 – Read over all project information and select a theme.

    April 28- Research your theme and find 3 artist that you like that have covered this theme to some degree in there art. Cut and paste the urls into OneNote in the preliminary work tab.

    April 29- Research recycled art. Find 3 pieces you really like. These may or may not have anything to do with your selected theme. This is to give you an idea of what items are used and what is possible. Cut and paste the images into OneNote.

    April 30- Create 3-5 thumbnail sketches of possible ways to fulfill the project requirements. Remember, thumbnail sketches are small quick drawings that should not take more than a few minutes each. This is the brainstorming phase. Any idea you have should be documented and included at this point. Photograph your progress and upload it to the preliminary work section of OneNote.

    May 1- Begin a final drawing of your sculptor on whatever paper you have.

    May 4- Continue to work on you final drawing

    May 5- Complete, photograph, and upload your final drawing to the Preliminary work section of OneNote

    May 6-10- Gather supplies

    May 11-14- Create your sculpture

    May 15- Finish your sculpture, photograph, upload you image to OneDrive, and share it with me.

     

     

    Grading

    Grading will be done by the checklist provided below

    _____Final project (12pts)

     

    _____/12 Total

     

     

     

     

    Coronavirus Reaction Project Instructions 

     

    Due April 24th

     

    Artist's work often reflects what is going on around them. In this project, you are asked to do just that. Explore how the coronavirus is effecting you personally, your close family and friends, your community, your state, your country and the world emotionally, socially, and environmentally. Create a visual reaction.  

     

    Preliminary work 

    On OneNote Cut and Paste into Preliminary Work tab 

    -URLs of 3 news article about the pandemic that you have read in their entirety.

    -3-5 examples of other artist work or images that will influence yours 

     

    In Your Sketchbook 

    -3-5 thumbnail sketches of possible works (photographed and posted in preliminary work on OneNote)

     

    Artist Statement 

    -Answer all questions in the artist statement section of OneNote 

     

    Watercolor Tips

    -Use lots and lots of water. The watercolor paint you are using is like concentrated orange juice you buy in the freeze section or condensed soup in a can. You need to be painting from very thin puddles not clumps or piles. We are talking 90% water, 10% paint and maybe even more water for the skin.

     

    -Test you colors before using them and test them often. As you add water to you paints you dilute the pigment and your paint becames more transparent letting the white of the paper show through. It will take some guessing and checking to get the values and colors you are looking for. Water also evaporates over time so your paint will recondense as you work. You may have a color/value that works, try to come back to it 10 minutes later and find that it no longer matches.

     

    -Use your paper to your advantage. The paper you are using is white. The highlights you need are white. Instead of trying to use white paint link we would with acrylic or oil, let the paper show through.

     

    -Let your paint flow. Paper is porous and absorbs water. If you paint directly onto dry paper, it will suck up the pigment and trap it deep inside leaving your area streaky and uneven. If you are looking for a smoothness, wet the area with clean water first filling the pores of the paper. This will allow the watercolors to flow evenly over the surface. There is such a thing as too much water. Puddles of water can be difficult to control and wrinkle your paper due to uneven drying on the front and back sides. If you look at your paper in the light, your clean water prepared areas should be shinny but there shouldn't be any dimension to them like droplets of water. If you hold you paper vertically, your clean water prepared areas should not drip.

     

    -Always mix your colors. The odds that something in the world that you would like to paint is the exact color that is coming out of your tube of paint is almost 0%. Always mix your paint with another paint before using it. Nothing is worst than making something look like you colored you project with a Crayola 8 pack.

     

    -Don't over work you paint. Watercolor is about making a plan and letting the paints do what they want. You can set up an environment where you think you'll get the result you want but you have to let go of some control. Let watercolors be watercolors and react to what happens. If you try to force an area too much you will start to tear away the surface of the paper causing paper boogers. If something doesn't work out, you can always revisit it later when it drys or make a new plan. Paper is fragile and watercolors can be unforgiving. Test your plans and practice your techniques before applying them to your final project.

     

    -Less in more. When painting people, use only as much color as you have to. More paint is not better, it is just more paint. White is a very intense background and it will let any subtle amount of of pigment pop. It is very easy to revisit areas and add more intensity. It is very difficult to revisit areas and add more subtlety.

     

    -Watch your edges. Painting is all about edges. With oil and acrylic paint you get two chances to get it right. One when you are painting inside the shape and one when you are painting the outside. With watercolor you only get one chance and you have two changes to screw it up. Watercolor will only flow where water is placed. So, if you are careful about preparing your areas with clean water, you can create a barrier that your color cannot pass through. Remember, if you paint two areas right next to each other and the first area is still wet, the colors will bleed together. Be strategic with your painting.

     

    Useful Links

    Beginning Watercolor

    Watercolor Techniques

    More Watercolor Techniques

    Rubric 

    Category  

    Evidence toward  

    4  

    3  

    2  

    1  

    0  

    Visual Representation  

    1PR  

    Complete control of composition, meaning and medium is demonstrated   

    Complete Control over two of the following composition, meaning or medium   

    Complete Control over one of the following composition, meaning or medium   

    Limited control over composition, meaning or medium is demonstrated   

    No control is demonstrated  

    Sculpture Techniques 

    2PR  

    Demonstrates all of the following to a high degree of skill: Effective color that coveys meaning and mood, deliberate edges, depth, effective composition, deliberate style, well thought out subject.

    Demonstrates all of the following: Effective color that coveys meaning and mood, deliberate edges, depth, effective composition, deliberate style, well thought out subject

    Demonstrates 2-4 of the following: Effective color that coveys meaning and mood, deliberate edges, depth, effective composition, deliberate style, well thought out subject

    Demonstrates 1 of the following: Effective color that coveys meaning and mood, deliberate edges, depth, effective composition, deliberate style, well thought out subject

    No techniques were attempted   

    Prep Work  

    3PR  

    All of the following prep items were completed:  

    News articles, visual references, thumbnail sketches, and finalized idea drawing  

    3 of the following prep items were completed including thumbnail sketches:  

    News articles, visual references, thumbnail sketches, and finalized idea drawing  

     

    2 of the following prep items were completed:   

    News articles, visual references, thumbnail sketches, and finalized idea drawing  

     

    1 of the following prep work items was completed:  

    News articles, visual references, thumbnail sketches, and finalized idea drawing  

     

    No prep was attempted   

    Craftsmanship  

    4PR  

    No blemishes are apparent   

    1-2 blemishes are apparent   

    3-4 blemishes are apparent  

    5-6 blemishes are apparent   

    7 or more blemishes are apparent   

    Meaning  

    6PR  

    The visual symbols in the work fully and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement with a high degree of skill and sophistication.  

    The visual symbols in the work fully and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

    The visual symbols in the work mostly and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

    The visual symbols in the work somewhat and clear a line with the intent of the project and the description in the artist statement 

      

    The creation of meaning was not attempted  

     

    Directions on Tuning in Work

    Nothing should be emailed to me directly. All preliminary work including research images, news articles, and preliminary sketches is to be put in the preliminary work tab under your name in OneNote. The Artist Statement is to be typed in the Artist Statement tab under you name of OneNote. The final work should be photographed and uploaded to OneDrive and shared with me.

     

    How to Submit Your Final Work (from a phone)

    1. Photograph your work.

    2. Log into you Office 365 account

    3. Open OneDrive

    4. On the top bar, click upload (it might be in th ... drop bar or you might have to turn your photo to find it)

    5. Upload you photograph from your gallory

    6. Check the box next to your photograph.

    7. Click the Share link.

    8. Type in my name or email. (just start it and it will auto fill)