2013-2014 Final Art Project and Art History Report
The Final Project is designed to be an open-ended project that gives artists the ability to explore their individual creativity. This project should act as a reflection of what the artist has learned over the course of their studies in the visual arts. Artists are expected to utilize a number of techniques and creative methods, such as drawing skills, color theory, and compositional planning. Artists are expected to research artists and styles of art for inspiration in the development of this project. All research should be documented in the journal. Additionally, there will be a research component that will ask the artists to understand the life and works of their chosen artist. Artists will compare and contrast their artwork with the artwork of their chosen artist and finally critique their work in order to create an artist’s statement. Artists will be given time in class to work on each of the components but will need to do most of the required research at home. Research can be a print out from the computer or a book. A list of suggested websites is provided below. Artists should refer to the rubrics for both the project and writing components that are listed on the class website’s homepage to understand how the project and writing components will be graded.
Timeline of Artist's Statement of Intent
April 23rd-April 30th - Introduction of Project Requirements and project planning/selections. Begin to organize materials needed for chosen project. *Starting the week of 4/28 artists will take the Landscape Vocabulary test. All definitions should be in the artist journal but can also be found on the class website: www.Kellyart.webs.com
May 5th -9th – Task A: Final project selections and research materials due: including the art movement, artist’s life, and at least one work of art by the artist. Artists will write a paragraph about the artist’s life and one paragraph about the art movement in the journal. Artists will create at least 4 thumbnail sketches of their own artwork. Organize materials needed for chosen project. *Due to State Math testing, some classes will continue testing this week.
May 12th -16th – Task B: Artists will select their favorite thumbnail sketch to begin creating the 8.5 x 11 work of art. Artists should have all materials necessary to begin creating their original work of art and will reflect on their progress.
May 19th-23rd - Task C: Artists will continue to work on their original work of art and will reflect on their progress.
May 26th- 30th - Task D: Artists will continue to work on their original work of art and will reflect on their progress. Only one more class working session remains. Work will be due at the end of the next class session.
June 2nd - 6th - Task E: Artists will complete to work on their
original work of art and will reflect on their progress. All artist work will
be due at the end of this class session.
*All work from this project will be display at our Annual Art Show on Tuesday, June 10th from 4pm-6:30pm. All artists are expected to display work in the art show. Artists who attend the art show will receive two extra credit grades. Tickets will be on sale in advance. An awards ceremony will take place at 6:20pm. Artists will be notified in advance if they are going to receive an award.
June 9th -13th – Task F: Artists will use their original artwork and the artwork of their chosen artist to compare and contrast the similarities and differences between the two pieces. *Artists will take their Art Final Exam which will consist of all of the vocabulary learned this year including the Elements of Art and Principles of Design.
June 16th- 20th – Task G: Artists will identify at least 5 elements of art and 3 principles of design found in both their original artwork and the artwork of their chosen artist. Artists will create an artist statement which will ask them to reflect on their art making experiences during this school year and will discuss their future plans in art making.
June 23-26th - Task H: Artists will review their final exam grades and make a plan for which of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design they will focus on for September. Artists will make project suggestions for the coming school year.
Art Project Requirements (must be present for each class session in the journal)
Still life-learning to create varying degrees of value. Creating edges, understanding light, depth and color. “Interpret” your own still life using minimum of five 3D objects. Emphasis should be placed upon line clarity, value, proportion, contrast, shape, and overall composition.
Gesture - Create a work of art with the figure in whatever way you choose. Emphasis should be placed upon proportion, value, and composition.
Architectural Form- Design a man made structure. Emphasis should be placed about non-organic shapes, value, sharp lines, composition, and line quality.
Portrait - Create a portrait in whatever way you choose. Emphasis should be placed upon proportion, value, and composition.
Landscape – Create a landscape, seascape, or cityscape in whatever way you choose. Emphasis should be placed upon proportion, form, value, shading, and composition.
Fashion Design – Create a unique piece of wearable art. You must produce both a drawing of the clothing item and the actual piece of clothing. Clothing must be created from scratch and then embellished. Emphasis should be placed on pattern, value, and overall composition.
- Create a unique set of wearable art including a necklace, bracelet, and
earrings. You must produce both a drawing of the jewelry and the actual pieces
of jewelry. Jewelry must be created from scratch and should be created from
beads and/or polymer clay. Emphasis should
be placed on contrast, value, and overall composition.
Assemblage Art - Turn old items into new "recycled" works of art. Emphasis should be placed about non-organic shapes, value, sharp lines, composition, and line quality.
Collage - Create a composition by arranging and gluing materials to a flat surface. Emphasis should be placed upon line clarity, value, proportion, contrast, shape, and overall composition.
Bookmaking & Illustration - Create an original illustrated book. Emphasis should be placed upon line clarity, value, proportion, contrast, shape, and overall composition.
Genre - everyday people, doing everyday activities. Emphasis should be placed upon proportion, value, and composition.
- The artwork must fill the whole page
- All work must be done in full color with evidence of shading to show a light source
- The size must be 8.5” x 11”, no larger, no smaller
- All art must be hand drawn, sketched or painted on paper, canvas or cardboard.
- Please do not use any organic or loose items on your art work
- You must put your first and last name and class on the back of the artwork or place your jewelry or fashion in Ziploc bag with the same information listed on it
- You must use at least 5 Elements of Art and 3 Principles of Design in your composition & your chosen artist's composition
- You must use the artist’s work of art for inspiration when creating your original work of art
- You and your chosen artist must have the same subject/medium
- Your research must be glued or taped into your journal
- Your journal and appropriate supplies must be present with you each week and will be graded each class
- Students will be graded on both writing and art making each class, overall project grade will be based on the average of these individual class grading sessions; students that are unprepared will get an automatic 55 for that class grading session
Research Websites for Art Movements/Artists
Please use at least one of the following websites to research your artist and artwork.
End of Year Final Art Project: Task A
Artist Name:_________________________________________________________ Class:_________
My chosen project Subject/medium is:_____________________________________________________________
My chosen project medium/media (materials) are: _____________________________________________________
The following is a detailed description of my project:
My chosen artist is:_____________________________________________________________________________
My chosen style of art is: ________________________________________________________________________
My chosen work of art from my chosen artist is titled: __________________________________________________
The date(s) of completion for the artwork of my chosen artist are: _________________________________________
The medium/media for the artwork of my chosen artist are: ______________________________________________
The dimensions/size for the artwork of my chosen artist are: _____________________________________________
The Gallery/Location for the artwork of my chosen artist
The title for my artwork is ________________________________________________________________________
My Five chosen Elements of Art for my artwork are:
1______________ 2______________ 3______________ 4______________ 5______________
My three chosen Principles of Design my artwork are:
1______________ 2______________ 3______________
The Five visible Elements of Art in my chosen artist's
1______________ 2______________ 3______________ 4______________ 5______________
Art Class reminders
Please label all supplies with students name and class. Please leave all art supplies home until art day. Please only bring in the supplies which are requested in class. There is no need to bring all of your art supplies each week. Journals CANNOT be shared with other subjects as Journals are collected and graded.
The website is the best way to keep track of everything pertaining to this class. http://www.KELLYART.WEBS.com It is updated weekly, and contains detailed instructions for each assignment. Students will also copy the assignment information into their agenda/homework books during class. My class is 99% paperless, so please use the website to ensure a successful year. Engrade is the best way to keep track of graded and/or missing assignments. You can log in at www.engrade.com.