Independent Art Studies,
Advanced Requirements for Final Quarter

 

Advanced Independent Work
 
ASSUMPTIONS
1. There will be a unifying theme or focus and progression to your independent work.
 What will your focus or theme be?  Why did you select it? 

2. Your focus will probably  develop and evolve as new ideas present  themselves. How did your  plans change? What brought the changes about?
Why? What stimulated new inroads of inquiry? 

3. You will use investigation or research to deepen and enhance your inquiry?
Who or what did you investigate?  What did you learn from these investigations? 

4. There will be certain problems to solve and some challenges?
 What were some of the personal problems you had to resolve?
 

 The 3 Parts of the independent Study final
                    Final Quarter < May be called Inquiry Unit >
 
 1. The “sketch book”

1. The sketch book records your every-day journal type entries.
These are discoveries or comments that are noted as written entries.
2. The sketch book records your investigation or research  notes.
Use the research data record forms.
3. The sketch book should also include all of the various teacher hand out sheets.
4. The sketch book records your thumbnail sketches and concept design plans.
The sketch book records your progress journal (keep a record in an informal way.) The sketch book/notebook should not be left until the end of the quarter to work on. This defeats its useful purpose.

FINAL EVALUATION on SKETCHBOOK
Notes and written entries       1(low) to  4 (high)
daily entries - 4 points 
weekly entries - 3 points 
several entries - 2 points 
few entries - 1 points 
no entries - 0 points 
Sketches or concept visuals   1(low) to  4 (high)
10 or more         4 points
7 to 9                 3 points
4 to 6                 2 points
1 to 3                 1 point
none                   0 points 

Research related to your theme or method:
Library and Internet Searches include visuals (photo copies of art) and text information MUST relate in a direct way to your independent work.  1(low) to  4 (high) The forms to record general research are at the end of this page. 

35 or more entries researched        4 points 
25  to 35 entries  researched          3 points 
15 to 24 entries researched            2 points 
05 to 14 entries  researched           1 point 
fewer than 5                                   0 points 

The sketchbook/notebook should be neatly presented.
The sketchbook/notebook should include the above scoresheet as the first page. 

TOTAL POSSIBLE ON SKETCHBOOK-------------------------------------------------- POINTS 
 
 

2. The video presentation

Your video is done once at end of semester only.
Your video presentation will be 5 to 8 minutes long. *
Your video presentation will show your work "up close and personal" using close and well defined images of all your art.
Your video presentation will include your personal comments: 

  • comments describing your theme, focus or goal;
  • comments describing why you selected this focus;
  • comments on how your goal or work focus evolved or changed;
  • comments about discoveries and specific things you learned;
  • comments about problems challenges and successes.
FINAL EVALUATION of  VIDEO PRESENTATION

Camera videography, Camera use of frames and closeups : 1(low) to  4 (high)
Describe your aims and goals problems and changes of plans - What materials and techniques did you work with? : 1(low) to  4 (high)
General quality of your presentation overall, including attitude and content. :               
1(low) to  4 (high) 

TOTAL POSSIBLE ON VIDEO TAPING                           12 POINTS 
 
 

3. PORTFOLIO of art PRODUCTION:

All finished work that is produced becomes the portfolio.
The work will be complete and well developed
The work will show Creativity in subject selection and interpretation,
That the work will show competencies in design and visual content,
That the work will show proficiencies in Media Skills
Production amount should be of an appropriate for its difficulty level and of sufficient 8 weeks of time available. Home work is assummed for making up deficiencies.
FINAL Evaluation  of   PORTFOLIO

Originality: Creative Ideas, Interpreted & Developed (not copied)     1(low) to  4 (high)
Visual Content: Meaning visual qualities and richness   1(low) to  4 (high)
Skills and Competency with your media  1(low) to  4 (high)
Quantity of Work / in view of difficulty   1(low) to  4 (high)
Depth - Development - Difficulty    1(low) to  4 (high) 

TOTAL POSSIBLE ON PORTFOLIO OF WORK           20 POINTS

HINTS to prepare  FOR ON-CAMERA video PRESENTATION
My camcorder may be used but only in class.
1. Plan your script or shooting sequence.
2. Plan how will you make your statements? Direct narrative? or  interview?
Talk about your work. Be clear and easy to understand speak loudly and clearly.
3. Plan to use camera close-ups of the work; Pan SLOWLY Don’t rush the art details.
4. If your work is good you will need to show what is good with the camera lens.
5. The video should be at least 5 minutes long. Refer to * above.
6. Select an appropriate location with adequate and interesting light sources. 

Include some information on the following in your statements: 

  • What kind (s) of art media did I choose to work with?
  • What things did I learn about working with this media?
  • How do I feel about what I have accomplished?
  • What were some positive features of your independent art project?
  • What were some negative experiences or problems with  the independent art project?
D:\Advanced Independent Study & video. wpd 

Research guide for library or internet research.

Quality art shows COMPETENCY in these 3 ways
Themes, Ideas or Interpretation
Arrangement, Design or Visual Content
Technical Method or Skills with Media
 

RESEARCH FORM FOR LIBRARY TEXT OR INTERNET ON ARTISTS 

Each art project you do will have some relation to similar work by other artists. I would like you to be somewhat aware of these associations. In what way is your work like that of other artists?  Subject matter?  Method of Interpretation?  Media or technical style? 

What is the name of the artist? ___________________________________________________________________ 
When did they produce their art?________________________________________________________________ 
How would you describe their art? (Visual content including subject matter)  __________________________________ 
What kind of art form? (paint, sculpture, drawing, other:) ________________________________________________ 
What art "period" or style? (this should be included in descriptions on pages)_____________________________________________ 
What is unique to this artists way of interpreting an idea? (use your own thoughts and descriptions)___________________________________________________
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How can you use ideas connected to this artist's work to help you in your current work or experiments?____________ 
__________________________________________________________________
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What do you see in this art example that would make it somehow fit the category of GREAT ART? 
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Each art project you do will have some relation to similar work by other artists. I would like you to be somewhat aware of these associations. In what way is your work like that of other artists?  Subject matter?  Method of Interpretation?  Media or technical style? 

What is the name of the artist? ___________________________________________________________________ 
When did they produce their art?__________________________________________________________________ 
How would you describe their art? (visual content including subject matter)  __________________________________ 
What kind of art form? (paint, sculpture, drawing, other:) ________________________________________________ 
What art "period" or style? (this should be included in descriptions on pages)_____________________________________________ 
What is unique to this artists way of interpreting an idea? (use your own thoughts and descriptions)_____________________________________
____________________________________________ 
__________________________________________________________
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How can you use ideas connected to this artist's work to help you in your current work or experiments?____________ 
_____________________________________________________________ 
What do you see in this art example that would make it somehow fit the category of GREAT ART? 
_____________________________________________________________
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____________________________________________________________ 
 

Each art project you do will have some relation to similar work by other artists. I would like you to be somewhat aware of these associations. In what way is your work like that of other artists?  Subject matter?  Method of Interpretation?  Media or technical style? 

What is the name of the artist? ___________________________________________________________________ 
When did they produce their art?__________________________________________________________________ 
How would you describe their art? (visual content including subject matter)  __________________________________ 
What kind of art form? (paint, sculpture, drawing, other:) ________________________________________________ 
What art "period" or style? (This should be included in descriptions on pages)_____________________________________________ 
What is unique to this artists way of interpreting an idea? (use your own thoughts and descriptions)____________________________________________________________
______________________________________________________________________
__________________________________________ 
How can you use ideas connected to this artist's work to help you in your current work or experiments?__________________________________________________________
_____________________________________________ 
What do you see in this art example that would make it somehow fit the category of GREAT ART? 
__________________________________________________________________
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updated
2009