"My sketchbook is a witness to what I am experiencing, scribbling things whenever they happen."
-Vincent Van Gogh
NO VJ ENTRY FOR WEEK 7 AND 8
Work on Studio Art
SPIRITUALITY (week 5 and 6)
Watch the Art 21 video on Spirituality. (53 minutes)
Respond in your Visual Journal. How does contemporary art address the idea of spirituality?
Find another artist that creates art through the lens of spirituality. What type of art do they produce? What form does their work take? If you were to put your studio work idea through the "filter" of spirituality, what do you think it would look like? (artwork should be a full page)
More about "Future Self" from Random Int'l
EMPOWER AND DISEMPOWER (week 4)
"You know, art can be something which can really disempower people, or it can be a vehicle which can empower people." Find artworks you consider to be either empowering or disempowering. Discuss the formal elements of these works, and identify the elements that either give or take away power from the viewer.
****Consider this question: WHAT IS THE POWER OF ART?****
Video: Optional to learn more about the artist. Highly suggested.
TABOO! (week 3)
What subjects, ideas, or imagery are considered taboo (unthinkable) in contemporary
society, or in particular cultures within an art context? Why do you think these taboos exist? How are social
values and agreements of social behavior established, and how are they enforced? Find
artists to relate to this topic and research their styles. What kind of artist is he/she? (sculpture, installation, drawing and painting...) How does the artist push the limits, cross boundaries, and go beyond what is expected?
ARTISTS' STYLES (week 2)
Choose an artist that has the style of art you like (it can be the same artist from your research or a new one).
Experiment with the style of art by practicing in your Journal and write notes about the experience.
Would you like to use this style in a Studio Work?
Begin to write about your 1st Studio Work ideas
1. What is the 1st studio work going to focus on?
2. Materials needed? (paper, canvas, wood panel, paint, pencil, charcoal, etc.)
3. What skills will you need to create the artwork?
4. Draw thumbnail sketches of composition
Begin exploring medium and specific techniques needed
MIND MAP (week 1)
This assignment is meant to get all of your interests, hobbies, likes, and even dislikes on paper where you can see them and try to break them down. The more you break it down the better. You will be using this to possibly influence your Studio Works.
Explore themes and interests
- Refer to your Mind Map and select an interest/hobby to research in order to see if there is an artist(s) that is influenced by similar interests/hobbies.
- Choose 2 artists to focus on and draw thumbnail sketches or print out small pictures of their artwork.
- Write about the artists' work and why you chose them. Try and make connections between their work and your possible studio work ideas.
- 5 Ws (Who, what, where, why, when) & How
- Who are they?
- What type of art do they make and what materials do they use (be in depth)?
- When: time period (living or deceased artist) and are they associated to an art movement?
- Where are they from and does their place of origin play a role in their work?
- Why do they make the type of art, their reasons for making it (be in depth)?
- How does their work relate to your interests/hobbies and how can you use them as influence?
Take a picture of your VJ entry and submit here.
Must be of good quality (not blurry, well cropped, good lighting)