Art History Creative Project Help
Having trouble with your project? Help is on the way.
This project is REQUIRED! (Don't worry, it's fun and easy and YOU are the boss!)
What the heck is the Art History Creative Project?
Step two, what next?
Save the above slide to use it to brainstorm some ideas.
Minecraft rendition of Falling Water by Frank Lloyd Wright
Step 3, Turn in the Topic Statement, Required, 25 Points
Sample Topic Statement
Topic StatementClaude Monet is a French artist that we will be studying in art class this semester. I really enjoy his work. He was an impressionist and painted from nature and focused on natural light. For my project I would like to make a painting in the impressionist style similar to how Claude Monet would paint. I will find a nature scene that will look nice as an impressionistic painting and take photographs. I will print the photos and use them as a reference when I make my painting. My painting will be 11x14 and will be on paper. I will paint using acrylics
Step 4: Research, Required, 25 Points
Step 5: Planning
Step 6: Rough Draft Artist Statement, Required, 25 Points, Due 4/2/15
What is an artist’s statement? An artist’s statement is an artist’s written description of their work to help give the viewer an understanding.
Write a short statement (a paragraph, 5-6 sentences) about your Art History Creative Project:
1. Describe your project; give details about the topic of your project. (1-2 sentences minimum)
2. Talk about your experience, process, and progression of your project. What did you find interesting? Did you have any challenges? How did you overcome them? You may include images if needed. (2 sentences minimum)
3. Conclusion: What did you learn or gain from this project? Do you feel that your project is successful? Did you enjoy the project? (2 sentences minimum)
Here is an example of an Artist Statement for this project:
Robert Rauschenberg was a Post Modernist American painter and graphic artist. His most prominent works come from the period of art referred to as the Pop Art Movement. For my project, I chose to study his mixed media painting titled “Estate.” Instead of copying his painting, I decided that I wanted to choose a topic for my painting that was interesting to me and relevant to the current world. My painting is titled “Decline of the Honeybee,” and is about the honeybee population of the world and their endangerment. Although the subject matter of the painting is different, I made sure to use conventions that Rauschenberg used in his paintings such as uneven brushstrokes, repeated and tilted images and images that would be recognizable to the general public. I also used mixed media for my painting, which combined collage techniques with painting. I thoroughly enjoyed the painting process. Abstract painting was a lot more difficult than I had imagined. I learned that abstract painting is more than throwing paint at a canvas. It is a detailed progression that involves sketching and planning, gathering materials, executing the idea and making adjustments as needed. I am very happy with the end result of my project and look forward to making more paintings like this in the future.
Part IV: Rough Draft Project "In Progress" DUE 5/1/15 (25 points): Required
Submit an "in progress" snapshot of your final project to the Fine Art Course dropbox by 5/1/15. Your teachers will give you feedback and you will have the chance to improve or make changes before the final submission.
Final Step: Turn in Final Project and Final Draft of Artist Statement: Required, Due 5/29. 100 Points
More Ideas and Examples
Modern photo parody of Grant Wood's American Gothic
Hand drawn poster/newspaper about Surrealism & Magritte
Lego recreation of Edward Hopper's Nighthawks