Thursday, April 26, 2007

1011: Final Project due Thurs, May 3rd

1011 Students:

This is a reminder to let you know that your final projects will be due at the beginning of class on Thursday, May 3rd. This will be the last day of 1011. During class we will have a critique of the projects and arrange a time for pick-up. A handful of you have been notably absent during our work period for this project. I highly recommend that you attend on Tuesday, May 1st to demonstrate your progress on the final project.

Good Luck!

1847: Portfolio 2 Drawing List

Your second portfolio, which includes your final drawing, will be due on Thursday, May 3rd. This will be the last day of 1847, and we will be having a final critique. On this day we will also determine a pick-up time for your portfolios. Remember, you have exactly one week left to work on your final drawings, so you likely will need to continue to work on the drawings outside of class to assure that they are your most ambitious, successful, and fully realized drawings to date.

Portfolio 2:

1. 1st Drapery Study
2. Long Drapery Study
3. Long Still LIfe (Drapery, Paper Bag)
4. Very Long Still Life (Gas Mask, Candle Holder)
5. Landscape
6. Final (Independent) Drawing

Good Luck!

Thursday, April 19, 2007

1011 & 1847: Final Project Attendance!

1011 & 1847 Classes:

As you know, we are currently in the midst of working on our final class projects, which we will be focusing on for the remainder of the semester. It is important to remember that while we are working independently on individually designed projects, it remains critical that you show up to every class and be consistently productive. I am still taking daily attendance and your participation grade hinges on you being present and focused. More importantly, in order to create a successful project it is imperative that you work continually, go through all of the necessary processes, and build a steady momentum towards making a resolved, well-crafted piece. It is natural to sometimes get a slow start when coming up with your own final project, but some of you are getting behind and are in danger of causing your project to suffer. So if you feel you are falling into this catogory, please catch up! If not, feel free to disregard this post and return to obsessing over your project.

Good Luck!

Monday, April 16, 2007

1011: Final Project

For Tuesday:

Bring your written proposal for your final project along with five thumbnails describing your concept. Also, have the materials with you in order to begin work on the project in class. I will meet with you individually to discuss your ideas and to work with you on how best to pursue them.

Good Luck!

1847: Final Drawing Guidelines


STUDENTS: Including this Tuesday, you will be in class six more times this semester. The last day, Thurday, May 3rd, will be the day on which you turn in both your final drawing, your 2nd portfolio, and during which we will have our final critique. From now until then, I am going to assign a final drawing which you will work on in the coming weeks as a culmination of all of the drawing skills you have acquired in class. This will be an ambitious drawing, a value drawing, and a drawing that demonstrates your ability to suggest space, perspective, and proportion. Furthermore, this must be a drawing that you can work on during class. Therefore the subject matter should be something in or around the classroom. With all this in mind, it is up to you to come up with your subject. Let me offer a couple of possible options.

STILL LIFE: This has been our main subject throughout the semester. Still Life allow you a lot of control, and your experience should enable you to create an impressive, fully resolved work containing a wide variety of objects.

DRAPERY STUDY: You may want to set up a highly ambitious drapery scene and build from your previous drapery study to achieve something more complex and more fully resolved. You may want to choose a striped or patterned drapery to make the exercise more challenging.

INTERIOR: One genre we have not yet covered is the interior: a view of an interior scene in a building. For example: a corner of a cluttered classroom, a view down the hallway, through a doorway, etc. With our experience in perspective and still life, this should be a natural progression for those of you that wish to pursue it.

LANDSCAPE: Though our exposure to the landscape was relatively limited, some of you took to it very quickly. So if you wish to create a more ambitious landscape for your final drawing, the option is open to you. Remember however that it must be a subject that is close enough to the classroom to work on during class.

We have a fairly large chunk of time to work on these final drawings; therefore I expect them to be HIGHLY FINISHED, AMBITIOUS, & GENERALLY IMPRESSIVE. Remember, this is an expression of all you have learned in 1847, and needless to say, this drawing will bear the most weight in terms of the grading of Portfolio 2.

Good Luck!