When Viewing Examples of Student Work:

Often a single example of work may not demonstrate all the required objectives for a particular assignment. Instead students should collectively consider: the required objectives for each assignment, the multiple examples presented on this blog and during in class presentations. As well ideas discovered through a student's independent research in combination with various examples and ideas presented by instructor will ultimately be the best approach for synthesizing ideas and reaching the requirements (and unique outcome) for any particular course project.

Tuesday, April 4, 2017

Assignment 3: 21 Items/Elements - Exterior Assignment from Imagination

This assignment is about doing a drawing involving a landscape that includes a narrative or metaphorical narrative depicting the list of elements (listed below) from your imagination. The drawing can be as realistic or surreal as people wish provided the work presents a narrative with layered thematic content that is unique. Consider details, specific characteristics and contexts for each item/element to make your narrative unique. This assignment is about being given specific parameters and demonstrating the ability to be innovative and unique within those specific parameters.

The examples below do not address all the objectives of the assignment but are very good examples to consider. As in all assignments the goal is to have an original, unique and ambitious work when completing the objectives of the assignment.

Out of the list below you are required to depict the following 21 elements into you work:

1) House with one window that allows the viewer to see inside the house.

2) Cityscape or mountain range on the horizon in the background to suggest deep space in the picture.

3) Sculpture

4) Person riding their bike, skateboard, or rollerblading

5) Road

6) Fence

7) Shed or outhouse with entrance open allowing the viewer to see inside

8) Two people inside or outside who own/rent the house (these two people are in addition to the person riding their bike, skateboard or rollerblading)

9) Car

10) Boat, kayak or canoe

11) Flowers

12) 6 birds

13) Performance artist (historical or created)

14) Clothes line with clothes that signify the couple that are living in the house.

15) Garbage can and recycling container

16) Grass

17) River or stream

18) Tree

19) Bill board

20) Lawn furniture

21) Tunnel entrance in the landscape that connects to road

Check course syllabus for due date of this assignment.

21 Items project – comments to consider as the work is developed and completed
Many of these ideas below were discussed in class for this project (and for other assignments). 
The information below will also will be used to evaluate the assignment. 
Consider the information below as a guide when developing and finishing the assignment.

1    1)    Be specific as possible about those chosen items (the subject matter) in terms of detail that you feel is important or should be emphasized.  The work does not have to be drawn realistically but the drawing is required to convey ideas and or narratives about specific subject matter.

2   2)    Try to depict items in a way which are unusual or in a way that you have not seen before.

3   3)    Some items should be very large in size – begin to play around with scale and space within the work and some items will be smaller.

4  4)    Have some of the items overlap and interact formally (visually) and also consider how the items overlap and interact as part of the narrative.

5 5)   Using colour which includes pure colour and mixing of colour along with some potential tinting of colour. Keep the mixture and use of black with colour to a minimum.

6 6)    Consider where will there be subject matter which is low in colour contrast and where will there be some examples of subject matter which is higher in colour contrast. (this strategic use in the progressions of colour contrast could also have effect in terms of which part of the narrative is emphasized and how the progression of space is emphasized)

7 7)    Consider different types of art materials and the variety of characteristics these materials offer. Potential characters to utilize with art materials include:
-       - Opaqueness and transparency of art materials when applied
-       - Thick applications of materials (multiple layers of materials)
-       - Rough textured applications of materials
-       - Smooth application of art materials
-       - Sometimes the art materials will be used with intentional precision and control
-       - Sometimes the materials will be used with convincing intentions of expression and intuition (rough or messy with convincing intentions)
      -Use materials that will occasionally allow you to cover, edit and or revise areas in the work

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