Thursday, October 14, 2010

Art 1 Blog Posting

Art 1 students will be required to post a photograph of at least one piece of art you've made this semester with an artist statement.

You will be graded on the following:  your photograph (angle of view, clarity, cropping), grammar, spelling, the artist statement and signing it with your first name and last initial.  There should be some substance to the content of your artist statement.

How to write an artist statement…Your artist's statement is a testament to your creativity and self pride in your work. Understand that communication about your work is a powerful tool for creative growth as well as for the viewer to understand where you were inspired to create what you did.
First begin with a simple statement of why you do the work you do, (not that your had to, or you only did it because it was assigned). Support that statement, telling the reader more about your goals that connect to your art work.  Next, tell the reader how you make decisions in the course of your work. How and why do you select materials, techniques, themes? Keep it simple and tell the truth.  Tell the reader a little more about your current work.  What inspired you?  Possibly how it grew out of prior work or life experiences. What are you exploring, attempting, or challenging yourself by doing this work?  Do you use some of the same themes?  Why?

Your 2nd 9 weeks Blog Posting/Artist Statement needs to be completed by Dec. 17, 3:00 p.m.

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