GR10 E - Painting Unit
Your painting in this course allows for a variety of choices in terms of subject matter, approach, composition, and colour. You will practice skills you have learned in the past and build on your ability to use acrylic paints as a medium.
Our 2018 Theme: "Nature"
STEP 1: PLAN IN YOUR SKETCHBOOK
(Thinking - 20 marks)
You will be planning and working through your ideas in your sketchbook for your painting. This is what you must include...
(1) BURRIDGE'S COMPOSITIONAL DESIGNS (10 marks)
In your sketchbook, make notes of the 10 Compositional Designs identified by artist Robert Burridge (reference the powerpoint posted below). For each Compositional Design, find an example of its use and cut and paste this example into your sketchbook to accompany the given definitions (1 mark each).
(2) EXPERIMENT with COLOUR (4 marks)
Mix a variety of colours that can be applied to your painting (participation in class lesson). Make note of the names of colours used and how they have been combined to make new warm and cool colours.
(3) EXPERIMENT with THREE APPROACHES (6 marks)
In class, you were asked to recreate the image posted below and re-interpret this 3 different ways using the three art approaches: Imitationalism, Emotionalism, and Formalism. Each drawing should be 1/2 page in size and include some use of colour. This exercise was in order to help you decide on your preferred style - which did you feel most comfortable with?
(4) CHOOSE YOUR REFERENCE IMAGE(S)
When choosing your reference image(s), be sure that you are considering the following: is this image interesting and original? Will this image work well with my art approach? How can I alter this image to make it my own as an artist?
Suggestions to consider:
- using your own photographs is a great idea
- use multiple references and use only parts of each
- be careful NOT to copy other people's paintings / drawings
- avoid overused / cliche images (e.g. palm trees, the 4 seasons, sunsets, dolphins, fairies, celebrities, etc.)
STEP 2: CREATE YOUR PAINTING
(Application - 40 marks / Communication - 10 marks)
Using your planning and reference image(s) as a guide, begin your painting. Everyone will receive the same size: 18x 24" canvas. You can choose to work on it horizontally or vertically. Be sure that you are clear on the following choices you have made: 1. art approach, 2. colour scheme, and 3. compositional design. Use your class time effectively - I will only assess paintings that have been painted mostly in class.
STEP 3: ARTIST STATEMENT
(Communication - 10 marks)
Follow the guidelines provided to create an effective artist statement to accompany your piece...
Top, Left-hand Corner:
Provide the CREDIT LINE (Artist's name, Title, Medium, Date) as a vertical list before you start your statement.
Paragraph #1: What is your painting about and / or what inspired your painting?
- If Imitational, why did you choose this image to copy? Did it remind you of a place, an experience, a feeling?
- If Emotional, what symbols or ideas were you trying to show in your work? How does it portray your ideas in colour / composition?
- If Formal, where do you find the patterns / designs that you included in your painting? What inspired you to create it?
Paragraph #2: What processes / techniques did you use in your painting and why? What were you trying to achieve or accomplish with your painting?
Paragraph #3: What did you learn about yourself, and painting in general, from the painting experience?
FORMAT: The finished copy is expected to be...
HOW YOU WILL BE MARKED:
Application: /40 marks
How well did you create an underpainting and incorporate a full range of values in your painting? (10 marks)
How well did you mix colours and make appropriate colour choices (based on colour theory)? (10 marks)
How well did you create an effective composition (based on Burridge’s Compositional Designs)? (10 marks)
How well did you apply previously learned and new painting techniques? (10 marks)
Communication: /20 marks
How well did you visually express the artist approach you intended (Imitational /Emotional /Formal)? (10 marks)
How well did you express your thoughts in your written Artist Statement? (10 marks)