Brainstorming Video for this assignment:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A_hseIUvw1I&t=1s
Rubric(200 points)As you begin formulating ideas for your assignment, it is very important that you carefully look through the assignment rubric in Canvas to have clear understanding of how your assignment will be assessed. This rubric is divided into three parts, evaluating your artwork and writing interrelationship, artwork and writing.
Artwork/Writing Interrelationship (20 points)
The connection between your writing and artwork. Evaluates how your artwork reflects your writing concepts and how your narrative explains your artwork.
Artwork: Content and Execution (70 points)
Artwork Concept – the story behind your artwork – its main message (20)Skill – how your artwork was executed (20)Composition – the way your image was composed/arranged visually (10)Craftsmanship – attention to how your piece is made and presented (avoiding finger prints, smudges, tears, excess glue, etc) (10)Image Quality – how your artwork is documented (lighting, background clarity, cropping) (10)
Writing: Content and Quality (110 points)
Narrative Concept – the main story of your narrative (20)Research – the research you conduct about the chosen topics in addition to the content available in the course commentary (20)Vocabulary – how vocabulary terms from the textbook were integrated into your writing (10)Artwork Process – explanation of how your artwork was created (mediums and techniques) (10)Critical Thinking – your personal opinions about what you have learned in your research and your art making (20)Organization/Clarity – how your paper is composed, its clarity and flow (10)Citing – proper citations of your research in the paper and in the Bibliography or Works Cited section (10)Grammar/Spelling – use of proper grammar and spelling in your writing (10)You will notice that each category contains a distribution of points describing it as “excellent”, “good”, “satisfactory”, “keep experimenting” or “absent”. Please review the rubric carefully prior to submitting your assignment.When evaluating your work, we are especially looking at your effort, creativity, execution, craftsmanship, presentation, understanding of the assignment requirements, personal insight, and ability to discuss your ideas and opinions about art in a constructive and informed manner. We look forward to your submissions!
Directions for Artwork Creation
Closely examine the work of the covered Fantastic, Dada, and Surrealist artists, using them as sources of inspiration for your own artwork. You may use any techniques to approach this assignment, such as drawing, painting, collage, sculpting, etc. Scrap book materials like stickers, rhinestones, and glitter are discouraged. There are no size limitations or restrictions.
- Think about the story you are trying to tell and ideas you would like to explore in your work. Creating a wide range of sketches can help you with brainstorming.
- You can create a two-dimensional or three-dimensional artwork.
- Methods of Automatism (chance collage, frottage, grottage, and decalcomania) or Veristic Surrealism may be employed.
- Choose an appropriate and meaningful title for your artwork.
- Have fun with this artwork while you examine your own dreams and subconscious thoughts.
- Challenge your ideas, pushing the limit of this assignment, and experiment with various media.
- Carefully consider the medium and paper you want to use (using better quality drawing paper always makes the work more professional). Combining several mediums such as photography, collage, and painting can be a good approach to this assignment.
- You should provide (1) full-view image and (2) close-up images of your artwork. All of them should be different. Also, feel free to include images that inspired your ideas, such as photographs, found objects, and personal belongings.
- If your artwork is three-dimensional or has a significant amount of detail on its back and/or sides, you may provide additional views of the artwork.
- When photographing your work, aim the camera straight down at your image. If you still have some visible background, crop your image in Photoshop.
- Please review these tips on photographing your art: Download Photographing Art
- Pay close attention to the craftsmanship of your piece, which means no excess glue, finger prints, torn edges or wrinkles in the paper.
- Remember that art and science magazines are a great source for images that you could utilize to compose your artwork. In these magazines you will find materials especially useful for Fantastic Art.
- Take a look at the Student Artwork Gallery.
- FYI, you may NOT use Photoshop to create your image (just to crop/resize it), since this course focuses on the handmade.
- These are small details but they will significantly improve the quality of your piece.
Remember to check out the Demonstration Videos. There are many videos that can help you with creating your artwork.
Directions for the Narrative
Write a narrative that is at least 650-800 words in length (you are welcome to write much more), using at least 12-pt font. This paper should compare and contrast your work to a Fantastic artist’s work discussed in the online chapter. Some suggestions to help you begin writing are listed below. For further assistance on how to write a narrative paper, please reference the additional resources included in the Course pages under “Writing a Narrative“.
Compare and Contrast Your Work to a Fantastic Artist’s Work
- Identify the artist (Independent, Dada, or Surrealist) and the work that you have selected to review.
- Indicate when the work was created and what medium was used.
- Provide some historical background of the artist and the fantastic movement you have selected to discuss.
- Conduct personal research of the artist and artwork you are discussing in your narrative. It’s crucial that you learn more about the artist than what is provided on the course website and reflect that knowledge in your writing.
- Explain what you find especially interesting, inspiring, or disturbing about this artist’s work.
- Discuss how the artist’s work relates to the ideas and goals of your own work.
- Explain how you made your artwork and what techniques, materials, and concepts you used.
- Explain the story behind your work (why you created it, your influences, the memories attached to the work).
- Discuss the formal and conceptual aspects of artworks (subject matter, form, and content) using at least 7 vocabulary terms from the assigned reading. Make sure to type vocabulary in ALL CAPS.
- Follow the intro, body, and conclusion format to organize your writing. Tips on structuring your narrative can be found in the Course Orientation under “Creating an Outline”.
- Make sure to cite all of your sources (books, internet, etc) in a Works Cited/Bibliography page at the end of your narrative. You should have at least (3) reliable, scholarly sources such as books, art magazines, as well as online museums, art publications, etc. Wikipedia is not encouraged as one of your main sources. In order to get credit for the “citing” portion of the grading rubric, you must list all of your researched sources in the Works Cited/Bibliography section of your paper (even if you didn’t include any quotes from those sources in your writing). Please see directions on how to cite books and online sources in the Course Orientation.
- Include your narrative’s word count at the end of your paper (ex: Word Count: 767 words).
- Finally, thoughtfully select a meaningful title for your assignment.
2. Note the amount of images required: total of 3 1 overview of the artwork and 2 additional detail close-ups. You are welcome to submit more. Check out tips on photographing your artwork under “Documenting your Artwork” page in the Art Making in Art 10 section of the Course Orientation. https://courses.aanda.psu.edu/art010/node/1953Links to an external site. 3. Be sure to integrate at least 7 vocabulary terms from the assigned Art Fundamentals reading (Ch 2). Support your terms with specific examples in your own words, so that they sound natural in your writing. ( I would provide a picture of the vocabulary to use 4. Conduct additional research (read the online content and then explore the artist/movement that interests you further). Note the Art 10 Filed Trips for specific source suggestions (found under “Additional Art