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Opening in Hammond Hall

Hello class. We have an opening tomorrow night at Hammond Hall at 6:30 pm. Visiting artist Helen DeRamus –encaustic/mixed media artist.

There have been some changes in the schedule. They are as follows:

Tomorrow night: class will meet at 6:30 in Hammond Hall gallery. All of you have to stay for the opening. Bring your sketchbooks and make notes on the show. I want a written review of the show turned into me on Tuesday February 12th via email.

Tuesday and Thursday of next week will be working class time to finish your mark making projects which are due Tuesday 19th.

Ms. Robertson will be the Professor in charge February 12th and 14th and will take roll each night. Take advantage of the extra time to work with your creative peers. I want good ideas — NO GLITTER! Show me you were paying attention to the discoveries made through play. Brainstorm ideas as a group if you need to. I want each work to be independent from the group works.

Along with the final work I want a “Project Analysis”:

An example of a Project Analysis follows:
What: propulsion
Materials: eggs on paper (looking for original ideas)
Concept: modern day egg tempera (idea)
Concept development: instead of mixing egg whites with paint I threw the egg onto the paper, and blew the pigment onto the egg with a straw. The straw fit the propulsion application definition better than a q-tip…..(Share the things you learned through making)
paper written about what you’ve learned through the different
Form: 2D or 3D? How did your process affect or define the form?
Discoveries: things learned through making

I want substance not fluff.

Tuesday the 19th we will have a formal critique of our mark making projects. We will meet in Hammond Hall 104 B and will critique one artist at a time. You will stand and present your work to the class in a professional manner. Possibility of an outside guest present for the critique.

You should have four separate works of art along with four separate “Project Analysis”

Grades will be two grades each equalling 100 points:
Grade 1:
Research: 25 points
Project Analysis: 25points
Presentation: 25 points
Craftsmanship: 25 points

Grade 2:
Exploration: 20 points
Completion: 20 points
Professionalism: 60 points


Mark making continued







Instructed marks: