This week students began by researching Altered Arts, specifically Artist Trading Cards (ATCs) and Altered Books. Students gathered information online and found lots of images and examples to spur ideas. As usual, students recorded their findings and resources in the Developmental Workbooks, or DW's (the books formerly known as sketchbooks). This is a class joke; ask your student. :)
Students will begin exploring Altered arts by creating their own Altered Book as a quarter exam project, which we will be working on in class for the next two weeks. The book will be based on the lyrics of a song or quote of the student's choice. They will be required to have at least 15 two-page spreads, including 5 required techniques from the list I provided students. Students must make choices as to which media, techniques, and images will best express the ideas, feelings and message of their chosen words. They must use the knowledge of materials and processes they have gained throughout the semester to communicate a specific idea.
Students will also have the opportunity to create an ATC to submit for the Hamilton County Art Students' ATC Swap this month*. Students can create a high-quality ATC to submit for the swap using any medium using a landscape as the subject matter. If a student's ATC is deemed appropriate and strong enough for submission to the Swap, the student will receive an additional quiz grade of 100! *This is an extra credit assignment, it is not required.*
REMINDER: HOMEWORK ASSIGNS 11 AND 12 DUE WEDNESDAY!!!