Create a well-designed multi-figure composition that illustrates your thoughts about your personal future. Include multiple ideas/aspects of your hopes and desires for your life. Apply all your knowledge about good composition to make the artwork as dynamic and visually interesting as possible. Do your best to make this a thoughtful, idea-filled, refined, portfolio-worthy artwork.
Brainstorm, write thoughtfully, come up with several events and ideas, and develop the composition by drawing a number of thumbnail sketches.
One week (Due Monday, September 16)
Any size between 12 x 16” and 18 x 24”
Ink or color
- Represent multiple events in a single, strong composition
- Convey mood and meaning
- Show off your strongest skills
In your classroom journal, write about your goals, hopes, desires for your future. The more detailed content you develop, the better.
Some things to consider:
- Who do you hope to be? What do you hope to learn? To know? Go into as much detail as you can.
- Where and how will you live?
- What physical/visual details can you envision?
- Describe emotional or dramatic possibilities.
- What important things do you hope will happen; will you work towards?
- In what way(s) do you hope to grow or change?
- Content (Development and communication of ideas)
- Technical Quality (“Finished”)
- Studio Work Habits
This is a pre-assessment to find out what you already know, and I will be observing and taking notes on your work habits and your process, your final work, and your participation in the final critique of student work. By jotting down brief notes on how each of you approaches the project, I will gain a better sense of your strengths and of how you could grow throughout the year.
As the measuring tool, I will be using this rubric:
Rubric: Art Studio Habits of Mind
Please answer these questions after you've completed your artwork:
- Remember that the objective was to illustrate multiple ideas/aspects. What multiple concepts did you include and how did you arrange them into a single composition?
- How detailed and thoughtful was your written journal entry? Did you use it as a method of informing and enriching your visual work?
- In what ways did you convey feelings/mood in your work? How did you convey drama?
- What are some of the deeper meanings you've tried to convey in your piece? How is this a thoughtful, idea-filled artwork?
- One of the objectives of this project was to apply what you know about good composition. How is this a good composition? Which of the principles of design did you consider in developing the composition? How have you used contrast? Emphasis? Balance? Visual movement? Positive and negative space? Implied triangle? Etc.
- Did you draw thumbnail sketches to test out ideas and develop the composition before you began your larger image?
- Which of your skills and strengths did you show off in this piece?
- When did you know this was finished? How does this fit your idea of a high-quality, finished artwork?
- What do you like best about your final piece?
- What do you think needs further work?