ACCESS TO ART AND DESIGN


MIXED MEDIA PAINTING & DRAWING


Lecturer Veselinka Mclarnon

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Journeys and Identity

As a starting point for this new assignment, you are given a choice of two words Journeys and Identity. Create conceptual and mind maps with possibilities and contexts this two words
As a group discuss these themes and think about which have significance to you.
Use keywords and look at other artists work to give you an idea of how other artists explore concepts.

Journeys
  • Documenting journeys, passage of time, physical movement from one place to the next, inside…
  • Outside, growing up, travelling, searching, looking, seeking..
  • Transportation, immigration, not belonging, commune, community, nomadic, pilgrimage…
  • Religious, spiritual, virtual, message, dreams, vision…
Identity* Biography, thoughts, feelings, diary, journal, intimacy, private, emotions…
  • Portraiture, self-portraits, physical representation, imagery, iconic, classification, collecting…
  • DNA, finger print, passport, family tree, heritage, culture, body, structure, form…..
  • Masculine, feminine, objects, ready-made, personal, statement, belief…


This most important thing about this assignment is that you will take control and ownership about what YOU want to do- the morepersonal and involved you get into this work the more likely you will be creating original and experimental work which will pin point your own professional practice.

Evidence you need to produce:
2 X A2 or larger - mixed media drawing of your chosen concept using unconventional tools
2 X A2 or larger mixed media drawing combining non compatible materials (drawing with resistant materials: e.g. water based paint and wax, oil paint and gouache e.g.
2 X A2 or larger mixed media drawing using relief techniques (collage, lino cut .e.g.)
Evaluation of the whole process
Collection of reference material including visual material
Written notes and studies in sketchbook
Resources Needed:
Sketchbook, a range of conventional and non conventional drawing tools, a variety of surfaces, lino, printmaking tools, Board/Canvas/Paper, wax, crayons, pastels, pens, inks, oil paints, chalk, charcoal, pencils, water colour, acrylics, bleach, sugar, soup, scissors. e.g..

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=LIFE DRAWING CLASS - FIGURE DRAWING=
OCTOBER 2008
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Portfolio preparation


During this year the important part of your studies will be to develop a portfolio
of your own work, which needs to demonstrate your personal visual language
relevant to any given brief.
You will have to demonstrate success of research and development through,
for example sketching, layout, text/typography and use of colour with
greater insight of proportion, shading and colour theory.
In your work you should show that you manipulated traditional and
non-traditional materials/media and styles and created a new effects applied
during your creative processes.
You will need to extend your ideas in a range of sketchbooks and organise
your portfolio in logical sequence so it displays work to its best advantage.
All your work should be annotated and you should comment reflectively on
the work and contextual influences.
Evaluation is important part of your portfolio assessment and you should
evaluate all your work within your portfolio in order to display one overall
format. For example: A1, A2, A3, A4 – portrait or landscape showing
consideration for context and specialism, and/with appropriate photographs of
evidence.
Remember to Reflect, Review ,
Enhance and
Update your Portfolio in line with your current professional practice.


Veselinka Mclarnon
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