Sunday, August 31, 2014

Poetry Garment Assignment Guidelines

Extract elements and principles from your poem. Use this information to design a sculpture that has to be worn on the human body. Photograph/video the model wearing the sculpture. Consider the elements and principles of the environment when photographing/recording.

Materials: You must use the white craft paper that I supply for you. There is a large role in our classroom. You may use glue, thread, string, staples and tape to construct the sculpture. Color is optional.

Term "garment" used loosely.

Cover at least 90% of the body.

Final solution photos or video. At least one photo and video has to be at least 2 minutes. Post on your blog so you may present to the class on the scheduled due date. Those who do not present on the scheduled due date receive an automatic 10 point deduction from this project grade.

Present your photo(s) or video to class on the scheduled due date. Also, bring sculpture to class on this day. Those who do not bring sculpture to class on the day of presentation will automatically receive a 5 point deduction from this project grade.

I am looking for innovative and thoughtful solutions to this assignment.

What to post on your blog:
1. In process pictures of you making the sculpture.
2. The poem you chose.
3. A statement about the work you made.
4. The final solution - photos or video.
5. Optional - sketches or drawings you made for the project.

Paper Construction No Tape or Glue Assignment Guidelines

Construct three (3) paper sculptures using only card stock and exacto knife (no adhesives). Explore positive/negative space, depth and figure/ground relationship. 

  1. Introduce student to the basics of 3-dimensional form.
  2. Discuss final solutions in relation to elements and principles, content and concept. 

  1. The first sculpture is "Human Figure". Demonstrate positive and negative space. Animal forms are also acceptable.
  2. Second is "Shadow Box". Demonstrate foreground, middle and background.
  3. Third is "House".  Demonstrate a figure/ground relationship in 3D. The figure in this case will be the house and the ground is the area perpendicular to the house. See example above as well as student examples. 
  4. You choose how to interpret these themes.
  5. No tape, glue, staples or adhesives of any kind. 
  6. Use only CARD STOCK.
  7. Strive to make cuts so you are using large sheets of paper, rather than small pieces. "Folds" and "creases" are good.
  8. Consider the various marks you can make with the Exacto knife. Puncture holes, scrapping. fringe.
  9. Each sculpture will be small - approximately the size of your hand, or two hands. 

  1. White Card Stock
  2. Exacto Knife

The images below is the work of Idhenson. You can see more of the artist's paper cuts on Deviant Art. Link here.

What to put on your blog:
1. Images of work in process.
2. Professional images of each sculpture. At least two images for each sculpture. 
3. A brief statement about each sculpture. 
4. Optional  - Any sketches or drawings you did for the project.