ART BTEC 2015 intake!

ART BTEC 2015 intake!

Tuesday, 20 June 2017

Design Diary Part 1 - Exhibition Review


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DESIGN DIARY PART 1

RATIONALE

This review is designed to give you the opportunity to develop your critical skills to be able to evaluate others work and in doing so find out what interests you within art and design. It will also give you a deeper insight into the area you wish to specialise in.

AIM

Write a 1,000 word review of one student’s work in the final major project show. Inventively present this work to start the ongoing sketchbook of the Design diary.
Camera and photocopying card required.

GUIDANCE

You must take photographs of :

• the whole show
• individual pieces
• details
• evaluation
• sketchbook immediately so you have a record of this show before it comes down.

Have a good look around all of the show soaking up the ideas, exhibits and range of pieces students have worked on. Try to find one person’s work that you really feel drawn to and that is within a specialist area you feel interested and inspired by. Study this work in detail looking at final pieces presented as well as exploring sketchbooks, development pieces and reading the evaluation that will explain the project this person set themselves. You will discover a lot of answers from analysing this. Answer the following:


1. Why is this work interesting? Describe the work in front of you, what specialist area is it and why have you picked this one to discuss?

2. What primary sources photographs and drawings did this student have? Discuss who or what has been involved in these and how well you think the student has done to achieve this imagery. In what ways have they then gone on to using this primary sources and making it express an idea? Did they draw from it, use gold card, manipulate on top of it, turn it into a screen print etc

3. Why are you drawn to this work? What aspects interest you? Is it the inventive way a message or idea is expressed, ability to observe or draw, the ability to manipulate materials or is it thought provoking and does it make you consider things around you differently? Please expand. Is it the interpretation of the idea, use of colour, process or technique that makes it enjoyable? Discuss their use of type or style of messaging they have used. How has attention to detail been considered?


SKETCHBOOKS

4. Analyse their sketchbooks and within your report discuss these in detail. How many are there for 9 weeks work? Do you think there is enough work? In what ways do these sketchbooks develop and unfold ideas? How are connections made between imagery? Look at the artists used, the websites chosen etc look in the back of the evaluation at the bibliography.


5. Who or what has been their inspiration for this project? Have there been a number of different influences to bring this show together? Which artists and designers have they been influenced by and how have they made their final pieces reflect a sense of this work? Can you show imagery of their influences.?

6. What have they produced to show development and ideas that have produced this work. Are there studies, maquettes, try outs of some sort or further images not chosen in the show that you consider pivotal to this work?

PRESENTATION


7. What do you think about the choice of things they have mounted up. Has this person selected the best images in your opinion? Is it ambitious and if so how exactly? What makes it so, is it the range and diversity of garments, quality of drawing or objects etc?

8. How have these students exhibited their work? Draw a plan of the layout and review this. Do you think it was presented appropriately? What makes it look professional and how have they used additional objects, materials or colours to set off their pieces?

9. Draw a plan of their work and discuss what you think about the presentation of this. How have they used the space? Discuss how the work has been mounted and what you feel about this work?

10. Do you think there is enough work here for 9 weeks work? If this was you putting on a show, what aspects do you think are essential to creating a successful body of work that is presented well.

MINIMUM SUBMISSION REQUIREMENTS:

· 1,000 words within an illustrated annotated review presented within a sketchbook.
· At least 5 pages within a sketchbook.

Deadline: Sept 2017 first day back along with Design Diary, part 2

Monday, 12 June 2017

Lifecycles, this week's work plus checklist

HOMEWORK AND CLASSWORK THIS WEEK 12TH JUNE:
PHOTOGRAMS
· PRODUCE A TEST STRIP AND DESCRIBE HOW YOU HAVE PRODUCED THIS. WHAT EXACTLY DID YOU DO?
· PRODUCE AT LEAST 12 HIGHLY EXPERIMENTAL AND EXCITING IMAGES THAT SHOW TRANSLATIONS OF SOME OF YOUR IMAGES FROM YOUR DRAWING, PHOTOGRAPHS AND FOUND OBJECTS YOU HAVE ALREADY PRODUCED FOR THE FIRST PART OF THIS PROJECT.
· USE AT LEAST 3 SETS OF EXPERIMENTAL PIECES OF TEXT WITHIN YOUR IMAGES.
· EXPERIMENT USING MAGAZINES AND NEWSPAPERS TO GENERATE INTERESTING EFFECTS
· LAYER UP ACETATES TO MAKE EXPRESSIVE IDEAS AND THEN TRANSLATE THESE INTO EXPERIMENTAL PHOTOGRAMS.
· SPRINKLE WATER ON YOUR PAPER BEFORE YOU EXPOSE IMAGES
· WRITE 500 WORDS ON WHAT PROCESS YOU HAVE LEARNT THIS WEEK AND THE PROBLEMS YOU HAVE ENCOUNTERED AND HOW YOU HAVE OVERCOME THIS?
· EXPLAIN HOW YOU HAVE ACHIEVED THESE EFFECTS, WHAT DID YOU DO TO EXPERIMENT WHICH WAYS OF WORKING WERE MOST EFFECTIVE AND WHY?
· LOOK AT ONE OF THE PHOTOGRAM ARTISTS ON THE HANDOUT AND DOCUMENT IDEAS ABOUT THEIR WORK. ANNOTATE WHY YOU LIKE THIS WORK AND WHAT IT IS WITHIN THEIR PROCESS THAT IS INTERESTING AND EFFECTIVE?
· CATCH UP ON ANY WORK YOU ARE BEHIND WITH. THIS SHOULD BE ALL COMPLETED FOR FRIDAY 16TH JUNE WHEN THE PROGRESSION WRITTEN WORK IS DUE IN.
WE START THE DESIGN DIARY ON FRIDAY SO VERY IMPORTANT WRITTEN WORK IS COMPLETE

CHECKLIST SO FAR. YOU SHOULD HAVE DONE THE FOLLOWING:
Mind mapping and visual mood boards for at least 2 life cycles .
• Further more specific brainstorming developing a theme/concept within your chosen Lifecycle. 6 Pages in all.
• 2 Storyboards with plans for photoshoot, annotated to make clear what your intentions are with regards to location, models, props, make-up, costume, lighting, camera angle, depth of field etc.
Analyse the work of 4 location photographers who use location in their work. 350 words each photographer
• A Historical – Robert Doisneau documentary photographer https://www.photographersgallery.com/by_artist.asp?id=201
• Contemporary photojournalist – Martin Parr http://www.martinparr.com/:
• Fashion photographer Emma Summerton http://www.emmasummerton.com/
• Travel photographer Steve McCurry http://stevemccurry.com/
·        A sustained piece of drawing from observation of objects/objects associated with your Life Cycle.
·        Two photoshoots on location using good camera angle, showing effort in utilising relevant environment , light, props if necessary, styling and committed models.
·        Wallet images of your best shots showing unedited images and then a few larger prints (A4) of edited ones that are the most effective.
Annotations in your sketchbooks next to you images regarding :
·        Character or message your photos convey
·        How the location is relevant to this idea, and has improved or been important to this shoot.
·        Composition
·        Depth of field
·        Contrast
·        Texture
·        Colour
·        Framing and Subject placement- how have you placed your subjects with reference to the light source and location?
·        Lighting- spot lamp, soft, torch, natural,
·        Technical details like – SLR use, lens size ISO macro lens, flash, wide angled panoramic etc. Even if you shot these on your phone you can find out some of these details. If you have edited any of these on apps or photoshop then please discuss what tools, adjustments you have used.
• A Series of sustained drawing using images from your photoshoots.
· 2 good monoprints.
· 2 gold cards with prints included on a variety of papers/surfaces.
· 2 sustained and varied carbon prints
A series of experimental hand rendered typography using 2 phrases:
· Stencil and spray.
· Stick and ink.
· Punch letters into a variety of papers.
· Coloured inks and bleach.
· Wire.
· Glue gun on metal.
· Plasticine.
· Letterpress and other stamps.
· Photographs of letterpress.
· Found objects at home spelling words.

· Combinations of the above with inverts.