Author: Shan

Spring 2018, Senior Art Portfolio

Congratulations on completing the work for you Senior Art Exhibition!  The final requirement for the course is preparing your portfolio for upload to the Digital Commons.   Step 1:  Prepare images of your work Read this post about photographing your art. Your photos should look professional.…

Sp 18, Series Proposal

Art 340, Series Project: The second half of the course will be spent developing a small body of work.  You will complete three painting projects, all related through concept and approach. Consider: What ties an artist’s body of work together? For instance, Kehinde Wiley paints the human…

Digital Self-Portrait, Sp 18

In conjunction with the Domain of One’s Own project, we are going to explore digital identity in this project. How do our roles as makers, when we work with a traditional medium like painting, intersect with our digital identities?  Are digital spaces viewed as extensions of…

Large Work, Small Parts, Spring 2018

  The objectives of this project are to to create one large work out of smaller, individual pieces, to pay careful attention to craft and to fully execute a complex visual problem, from concept to presentation. Supplies are due in class by Monday Feb. 19.  They include prepared surfaces to…

Building a Frame for Stretched Canvas

Here is a quick review of the process demonstrated in class.  Please note that I did not actually nail the pieces together so you might see gaps between seams that shouldn’t exist in your finished (glued and nailed) frame. The sound in the first clip is…

Art 499 Resources

Writing your Artist’s Statement: https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement/ https://www.gyst-ink.com/artist-statement-guidelines https://www.gyst-ink.com/sample-artist-statements Senior Art Portfolios Scroll through the 2017 Senior Art Portfolios in the Digital Commons.    

Making Meaning: Observation, Research and Process

“Embracing a regimen for making and securing ideas so that they exist beyond the firing of the thought may well be the factor that distinguishes between creative types and critical makers.” -Leslie Hirst, “Groundwork”, The Art of Critical Making. This semester we are going to explores…

Fair Use and Appropriation

On Monday, November 13, we will have a discussion about Fair Use as it applies to making art.  Here is a Code of Best Practices in Fair Use for the Visual Arts: http://www.collegeart.org/pdf/fair-use/best-practices-fair-use-visual-arts.pdf Read this section about making art on page 11 (also handed out in…

Building Frames and Stretching Canvases

  Project:  Build two stretched canvases.  The frames should be 36”x 36” or larger. Stretch raw canvas over the stretcher frames as demonstrated in class.  When working outside of class, carefully follow the instructions  below. Gesso both stretched canvases. Objective:   To learn to build canvas stretcher…

Daily Painting Practice

For this assignment, we will complete eight 9″ x 12″ paintings, six in class and two out of class. All eight paintings will be due on October 27.  Each of these paintings will be completed in one session, each session approximately 1 1/2 hours in length.…