Thursday, March 11, 2010

emulation project

When we return from spring break, you will be presenting your Influences & Sources paper to the class (Tuesday, March 30).

The next project (after working with the figure in class next week, March 16 and 18), will be a project in which you emulate one of the artists from your Influences & Sources paper.

Uta Barth Emulation by SkeenaalleyGirl on flickr

Emulation Project
Choose one artist to emulate from your Influences & Sources paper.
Emulate means to "match or surpass (a person or achievement), typically by imitation."

What I'd like you to do for this project is to get into the mind of the artist. Research him/her as much as you can--through reading, looking at videos, reading reviews of their work, looking at as much of their work as you can find. Imagine becoming that artist.

Create a drawing in which you almost embody that artist. Pretend to be them and to be making their choices. Work with a similar subject matter, theme, medium, scale, etc. Do not copy a pre-existing work, but make a new work as your chosen artist might make it.

We will work on this project in class April 6 and April 8. You will be expected to work on it outside of class between March 30 and April 6. Mid Program Review is April 1 so there will be no Art & Design classes that day. Critique will be April 15 (Advising Day is April 13, so no classes that day, either!).

Feel free to make an appointment with me during those times when we are not meeting due to the MPR and Advising if you'd like me to give you feedback on your drawing.

After this, there will be two more projects due during the semester, plus our end-of-the-year show in Gallery 209. Stay tuned for details!

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