Spring 2018, Ms. Rosenbaum, Advanced Level I, 11th Grade Breadth Portfolio
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Department POLICIES AND REQUIREMENTS It is the responsibility of every VA student to know with and honor classroom policies and Department Requirements listed on our home page. Students must review late policy and studio rules and sign off that they have read and understand them.
This Week in Class: Begin last 3D piece– instructions below. You will need photos of all 12 of your breadth pieces for the final exam as well as your website showing titles, media, and sizes of your pieces. Hang Quarter Show pieces.
This Week’s Sketchbook Assignment #15, Due Tuesday, May 15 Make a piece based on the physical characteristics of the Bingo card. You might address the grid, the color, the game of Bingo, the numbers or some other aspect of the card’s appearance. To receive a 9, you must fully address the prompt, submit the work on time, demonstrate a commitment to the assignment. To receive a 10, work must be unusually creative and exhibit a high level of thought and craftsmanship. Unless specified, you may use the media of your choice along with the trash.
Sculpture Elements and Terms
Space, Mass, volume, form, plane, light, texture, color,
Sculpture Projects (Pick and choose something from each column)
Animal, insect, or bird
Figurative (based on human form)
Still Life, various objects
Narrative (include photo)
Nature book with sculptural element
Article of clothing
Wood (additive-can include found wood objects)
Wire (can solder)
Metal (cold connections)
Cardboard, paper mache (Red Grooms)
Theme or Formal Study
Study of organic forms
Study of geometric forms
Totemic, column, free standing
Small object in large scale (Claus Oldenberg)
Lighting element included
3D fabric, stiffened, formed, stuffed
Time (Andy Goldsworthy)
Cold connections (metal, plexi, etc.)
Soldering copper wire
IMPORTANT UPCOMING CLASS DATES
Tuesday, May 1: Breadth Piece #5 Due
Wednesday, May 18: Breadth Piece #6 Due
Friday, May 11: Senior Show Reception
Friday, May 25: Year End Celebration and 4th Quarter Show, 6:00 – 8:30 pm,
Tuesday, May 29: Last Day for Students
11TH GRADE: Big Idea Identification and development of specific technical strengths. Identification and development of personal themes and voice. What ideas do I want to communicate with my work?
11TH GRADE: Essential Questions How do I create work that stretches me as an artist while developing a well-rounded Breadth Portfolio that demonstrates skill in a variety of areas? How do I work to my strengths and personal interests to develop a personal voice? What strategies and disciplines can I employ to work productively and independently on individual projects? How can I use my talents to communicate strong ideas and possibly serve my community? What professional skills are necessary for success in the arts?
• Expectations are that students will complete all class assignments (on time) designed to cultivate advanced skill, creative thinking, awareness of modern art forms and conceptual ideas. • Students will create work supervised and advised by the instructor. • The sketchbook must be in class daily and document artistic process through journaling, extensive research, and sketches.
ACTIVITIES AND ASSIGNMENTS • Weekly sketchbook assignments, submitted on Mondays for class critique • 4 writing outside assignments (may include Art Gallery Reviews, research paper, analysis of written articles, or Artist Interview) Students will fine tune and increase sophistication in writing skills through gallery reviews, technical analysis, and personal reflections. Submit all written work in HARD COPY unless specifically arranged with instructor. • Collaborative class critiques • Individual art projects. • Guest artists and speakers Studio behaviors, including critique skills, preparation, attendance, focus, cooperation, studio maintenance, and attitude are assessed throughout the semester with points tallied as part of the final exam grade. Additional work on projects outside of class is required !
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11th Grade Breadth Portfolio
Each piece should demonstrate a specific technical skill in media or technique
Each piece should reflect personal content, a theme, or strong idea
Look to demonstrate media/skills/techniques that you do not already have a strong example of. You are attempting to showcase your ability in different areas with this portfolio.
Develop and use research to develop and enhance richness of image, content and craftsmanship. Always consider how much further you can take your idea. Evidence of research in 3 areas for each project is required using the research checklist. (Artists, technique/media to be used, theme)
BREADTH PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS
Black pencil rendering
pen and ink rendering
(optional mixed media, print, pastel, charcoal, crayon)
one direct observation piece from life (not from a photo reference)
Scene demonstrating extreme depth, perspective, or foreshortening (interior?)
Self portrait (face or figurative) from an unusual angle
Figure Drawing examples from a live model
2 Sculptural or 3D pieces
A View from the Block
Something old, something new, something borrowed, something blue….(still life)
My first brush with danger
Self Portrait as a Still life with objects, (Books in a totem format?), Use a variety of objects that reflect your identity
Process mark making piece layering marks and materials for depth and transparency. You should be able to thoughtfully explain your process and motivation as you work this piece.
White paint on black or white object study in paint
Fantasy, Fear, or Premonition (Denver’s future destruction?) –earthquake, nuclear warfare, flood, giant aliens etc?
Use products or behaviors to make a statement on contemporary society
Respond to a masterpiece from art history in depth