COLOR THEORY COMPOSITIONS
Book Sculptures underway:
Watch Joseph Cornell: Navigating the Imagination (http://americanart.si.edu/exhibitions/online/cornell/imagination/)
Students begin their process by brainstorming in their art journals:Sketches & Lists of themes, feelings, objects, colors.
HOMEWORK: Bring in a box & any objects that inspire!
STEP ONE: Gather different objects - found and available in the studio. Play with objects to find arrangements that are interesting and pleasing.
STEP TWO: Design the space of the box - considering compartments, shelves, doors and point of view.
STEP THREE: Put it all together, carefully considering all aspects of the assemblage - color, texture, shape, inside, outside, positive and negative space, structure and the finished product presentation
Carefully consider the work - is it finished? Does it meet my expectations? Did I reach all of my goals?
Artists share their work with the class - explain their inspiration, their process and any challenges and successes! All artists respond - thoughtful responses to the art work, the materials and their personal reaction to the work. Sharing their own connections and possible ideas - either inspiration or suggestions for the artist sharing.
Art work will be evaluated based on these three goals:
1. Create an assemblage using a box and found objects
2. The artist's work is a response to the found object(s) rather than using the objects to create a predetermined narrative
3. The project is a result of a daily effort to complete the work, with thought and careful use of materials to reach their personal goals for the project.
The boxes are coming together - students are putting on the finishing touches!