ART40S - Advanced Art
In this project we are considering the ways that we are together with others and apart from others during a global pandemic. We are thinking about the ways that spaces. and places hinder and help us to feel safe and connected. We are looking at the work of Oliver Herring, James Lake, Erika Dueck, Colleen Leduc, and James Grashow.
Assignment #3: TOGETHER/APART (planning stages)
On your two days away from school, please create sketches of some of the places you like being alone, and some of the places you like being with others.
These can be places of refuge, places of fun, places of community, or places of safety. If possible, find or take images (photos) of the places you have chosen, and sketch them in your idea journal, noting any details that come to mind.
You should have two pages of "rough idea sketches" with notations, by the time you're back in class. These sketches and photographs will be used to create your sculpture.
Some Links to Check Out: Let these artists' works inspire you!
Erika Dueck’s tiny cardboard rooms:
Assignment #2: MEMORY AND IMAGINATION
Drawing from IMAGINATION often relies on an assortment of your memories. Last week we started with an observational drawing. The more you draw from observation, the stronger the connection between your memories and your ability to put them down on paper becomes.
Drawing from memory is less about the accuracy of your interpretation and more about the feelings and perspectives these memories hold. Sticking to the reality and realism of memories is not important - it is more exciting to invent, add to and exaggerate aspects of your recollections.
Relax and let your mind wander through some of your key memories. Think about the feelings attached to those memories and how you might be able to adapt them into a full-page drawing. Start drawing whatever images and pictures come to mind. You can either be faithful to your memory and draw it exactly as you remember it, or you can add details, people, imaginary things or objects to your scene.
For this Learning From Home assignment, create one full-page drawing (dry media only; pencil, pen/ink or coloured pencil) based on an important memory of yours. This must be completed in your idea journal (sketchbook). It should take two hours or more to complete, and is due at our next in-person class. :)
Assignment #1: OBSERVATIONAL DRAWING:
On the "Some Ideas to Keep You Moving" Handout (given out in class), please choose ONE of the items from the "Observational Drawing" list to complete. You should spend between 1.5 - 2 hours on this one item. Remember that for this particular list, I want you to draw from REAL LIFE - not from a photograph. Sit somewhere that you can SEE the thing, person, or landscape you've chosen to draw, and draw it. This can be done in any 2D medium you choose. (A "medium" is the term we use to refer to the materials an artist uses: graphite pencil, coloured pencil, regular pen, watercolour, etc. (Please choose a medium that is good for recording detail.)