The struggle continues to capture the physiognomy of our subjects with mere wire, paper towel and plaster gauze. Hold yourself to a high standard and you will be pleased with the results. C.A. Michel’s life size piece made with plaster gauze is above.
An excellent (and tasty) homework project idea is shown below by Noah. He made giant sugar cookies in the shape of his bear sculpture. Awesome idea!
Maya’s giant rat is shown below:
Homework due 4/23:
Your final project proposal is due. You must include a sketch. A form to fill out was given out in class, but if you lost yours, here’s what you need to know.
Final Project Proposal due: Monday, April 23
Next week we will be completing our last studio art assignment. You may begin your final project after finishing your self portrait (for 2D) or plaster gauze sculpture (3D). This means you will begin approximately April 30 and devote the rest of your art class to your final “portfolio worthy” project. You will have approximately three weeks to complete your project. (Of course, if you miss days, your working time will be shorter.) This is your chance to explore an area of interest to you. You may go into greater depth with materials or concepts we’ve examined before, or you may explore some aspect of art or craft we did not touch upon. Your project must be executed in the Art Room and your project should not be used to fulfill another course requirement.
If you are unsure of what to do, suggest some possible ideas and we can discuss.
Some ideas for final projects are listed below:
- Advanced level sculpture project – i.e. assemblage sculpture or mixed media sculpture project.
- Design a piece of furniture (including a scale model)
- Create a personal memory box, (see Joseph Cornell on the web)
- Silk screen or printing project
- Light metals project – jewelry pieces or small scale sculpture
- Design a clothing collection around a common theme. Create a fabric swatch board and collection of drawings.
- Advanced level painting project. (Still life, figurative, landscape or homage to an artist)
- Puppet or marionette using paper mache
- Design a structure/stage set for a play including a model.
- Accessory design and creation (purses, hats, gloves)
- Create a graphic novel.
- Plan and illustrate a complicated party event (i.e. wedding, inauguration)
- Enter a contest (i.e. Tie design for Hermes, graphic novel/Scott McCloud)
- Build a model (architecture/transportation/furniture)
- Planar head design/college/painting
Your project must be approved before you begin. You are welcome to use the materials in the art room, but for some projects you may need to purchase materials and this can be costly. Please remember, if you are using imagery that is copyrighted, you should transform that image significantly.
Typed proposal with sketch, materials and time line due on Monday 4/23.
General Description of Project and what you expect to learn:
Week 1 accomplishments:
Week 2 accomplishments:
Week 3 accomplishments:
What extensions to your project could you do if you finish early?
CRITIQUE: Thurs. May 17 Seniors
Friday, CRITIQUE May 18 others
(On reverse side draw a sketch of your proposed project.)