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Saturday, December 8, 2012

VJ content checklists
#4 surface visual journal checklist [due Dec 10-11]

imagine collab
  1. documentation of finished project - photographs (1-2) of project
  2. five (5) things you learned from others during crit
  3. critique write up (self evaluation -- cover form, concept, presentation, craft, and materials) 
big idea  
  1. documentation of finished project - photographs (1-2) of project
  2. five (5) things you learned from others during crit
  3. critique write up (self evaluation--cover form, concept, presentation, craft, and materials) 
color triptych
  1. documentation of finished project - photographs of project (one of whole set plus at least one of some important detail)
  2. critique write up (self evaluation -- cover the role of color in how it worked as a whole set, then evaluate each piece -- form, concept, craft, presentation, materials)  

Friday, December 7, 2012

Lecture Exam #2 Review

Download Review Sheet

Art Fundamentals
chapters 7 (emphasis on properties, aesthetic relationships, role of color and balance)--8 (space)
Themes in Contemporary Art
chapters 5--8 (place, language, science)
In the Making
chapters 4--6 (expressing an artistic attitude, choosing a mission, measuring success)
Text Images/Artists
You will not be asked to identify specific dates or titles. You should be able to recognize these artists in terms of medium and overarching themes of their work and any significant processes. Expect to see these artists both in the multiple choice/matching sections as well as potential artists for essay[s]. Use book index to focus reading and images for the following artists:

Themes in Contemporary Art | Ann Hamilton, Betsy Damon, Eduardo Kac (GFP Bunny {Alba}), Kara Walker, Lorna Simpson, Mel Chin (Revival Field, Safe House), Patricia Piccinini (Children Series), Rebecca Horn, Shirin Neshat

In the Making | Betsy Damon (The Living Water Garden of Chengdu, China), Shirin Neshat (Woman of Allah), Lorna Simpson (Call Waiting)

Art Fundamentals | Ann Hamilton, Rebecca Horn
PLUS Ernesto Nato and Leandro Erlich (google and class notes)

Identify + Define Artistic Themes/Ideas/Trends
tension, sampling, gaze, grand narrative, identity, body, time, place, installation, science [soft+hard], language, spirituality, neutrality [looking, making, language, memory, history]

trends (1) gender (2) identity sexuality (3) race/heritage (4) national politics/war/governing bodies (5) sense of otherness (6) sense of oppression/resistance (7) expression of pain (8) awareness (either creating for self or for the viewer) (9) documentation/historical connections (10) call for social change

Inside the Artist Studio [identify materials, themes, teaching area]   
Annie Strader, Becky Finley Martin Amorous, Pat Lawler
Student Presentation Notes [focus on artists listed from texts above]

see handout 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

surface crit schedule

Monday/Tuesday (12/3-4) = Big idea crit + surface project wish list for exhibition.

Wednesday/Thursday (12/5-6) = Color triptych crit

Friday = final review +  art cards due.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

weekEND 12 to-do checklist

  1. Review [p9] building mood; building with value handout
  2. Complete Found Color [phase 1] 
  3. Measurements: 4" x 12" Color Relationship: Monochromatic {one color + shades + tints} based on one of the colors chosen for your overall color scheme 
    Materials: Free color swatches, scissors, exacto knife and new blades, clear drying glue, modge podge, 2 copies properly sized Xerox or laser copy of image, 4" x 12" masonite board, single hole punch (optional). 
    Technique: Transfer or securely modge podge source image to surface. Collage thin rectangular slices and simple shaped pieces of your color swatches (monochromatic- -one hue, many values) to the surface based on source image values. You will cover the entire piece of masonite with this collage and have the option of coating the surface with modge podge, matte medium or gloss medium when completed.  
    Frame: PICK UP WOOD + BRING TO NEXT STUDIO [~12' in length and 1 to 4" wide and 1-2"thick] You will build a cradle frame, so the piece extends off the wall. The depth of the frame, along with the treatment of frame’s surface {paint, collage, stain, natural} is up to you. Mentors will help cutting the wood and advice you on frame building.  
    Label BACK: your first + last name, must be on the back, not the front of work  
    Timeline: Mini-critique over phase one, Nov 19/20
  4. Hand Created Color Library
    Preparation for Torn+Mixed Color [phase two]
    Measurements: 12" x 12"
    Color Relationship: Monochromatic based on overall color scheme. Do not use hue used in phase one. 
    Materials: Several bristol paper sheets, and other experimental paper surfaces, masonite, acrylic house paint SAMPLER (~$3 at hardware store, Walmart, paint store) that matches your selected color, variety of mark making/texture creating tools (as in mark making) and a couple of cheap brushes, clear drying glue, modge podge or matte medium, wood glue and wood for framing, NO SCISSORS! 
    Technique: For your selected color create a value library of varied surface treatments. Each swatch should be ~6x6 on heavy weight paper like bristol. First generate a series of at least 5 tints, one pure hue, and 5 shades by mixing your color with white and black acrylic paint. Create a second series (at least 10 swatches) of value explorations that are varied due to implied surface texture (think mark making) treatment. TEST + EXPLORE -- Thick, thin, textured, expressive, watery (wash), as well as a variety of values {tints=adding white; shades=adding black} with in your color palette.
     Nov 19/20 are color work days, mini phase one crit and big idea pitches

Big Idea
  1. Review [p] Big Idea project sheet
  2. Prepare Big Idea Elevator Pitch
Include: overall description and sketches, theme and relationship to identity essentials project, materials and binding agents, facility needs, images of other artists that influence this piece.

Friday, November 9, 2012

content checklists #3 surface visual journal checklist [Nov 12-13]

  1. photographs - white space photo series (4)
  2. crit write up - [p4] human comp collab
  3. photo - human comp collab collection of team photos as seen on the wall
  4. crit write up - human comp collab crit PLUS list 3 1/2 items you learned from [p4] crit to apply to identity essential
  5. photographs - walk the line series (4)
  6. listings for mood mark characteristics: Anger--Joy--Sadness--Laughter--Boredom--Fear--Control [see blog checklist weekend 7 for details]
  7. write up - [p6] imagine collab -- harvesting from artist questions on handout
  8. sketches/proposal/evelvator pitch - [p6] imagine collab proposal
  9. storyLINE story version 1
  10. storyLINE story version 1 peer feedback
  11. storyLINE version 1 corrected
  12. storyLINE initial research -- list dominate or sample of each of the following from story, written or inferred -- Mood/emotion;Sensory experience;Body movement; Word – verb, noun, adjective;Materiality;Ground (substructure);Metaphor/symbol
  13. storyLINE version 2 
  14. sketches/proposal/elevator pitch - [p7] storyLINE ARTifact proposal
    (list of things to be included)
  15. crit write up - TYPED write up addressing ALL items on guide for identity essentials project
  16. crit write up - fill out on storyLINE self crit guide
  17. write up - five things learned from storyLINE crit
  18. photographs - of storyLINE ARTifact

  19. all grade sheets

Friday, November 2, 2012

WEEKend 10 to-do list

  1. completion, 85-90%,  of storyLINE ARTifact, installed in WASH house.
  2. interesting well documented process picture POSTED on WASH facebook page by 9 pm
    (Sunday for MW crew + Monday for TTH crew)
  3. progress on imagine collab

Saturday, October 27, 2012

WEEKend 9 to-do

  1. Both storyLINEs version 1 + 2 
  2. storyLINE ARTifact project sheet 
  3. Discussed proposal 
  4. Add to your research (many of you were give specific directives)

  1. Collect materials for storyLINE ARTifact 
  2. Observable testing + fabrication on storyLINE
    (collection of materials does not qualify as observable testing/progress)  

storyLINE proposal, sketches, photographs, materials, binding systems, BLUE tape, specialty tools as needed, initial fabricated storyLINE ARTifact