Over the last couple weeks students worked on researching a culture that interested them, with a focus on stylistic characteristics and aspects that highlights beliefs such as symbolism. Students created investigation pages in their sketchbooks. For the summative assessment, students are creating a ceramic relief tile inspired by the culture they researched.
Students were introduced to their next assignment, clay relief tiles. Students will be researching/investigation a culture of their choice and gathering information relating to cultural context and stylistic qualities in the art and aesthetics of the culture. Through this investigation in their sketchbooks they will began to formulate imagery, symbols, and stylistic aspects to create a relief tile that is reflective of the culture they researched.
Investigation and Research Formative Due next Wed/Thurs. for classes.
Students should have finished up the initial drawings of their Tapa cloth designs and be starting the color process using paints or color pencil to finish off their designs. We will plan on finishing up the project in the next couple of weeks.
Students have finished their thumbnails and are working on their Tapa Cloths. We will be working on the layout and design and finishing with watercolor over the next couple of week.s
Students worked on their thumbnails for their Summative Project based on a Tapa Cloth design inspired by the art form the South Pacific. In addition to showing how they will consider achieving balance through five areas of symmetrical patterns and designs students were to include at least 3 personal symbols that would make their artwork meaningful to them.
Requirements for pre-planning leading to the Summative Tapa Cloth Assignment can be found at the link below.
Students shared their Tapa Cloth FORMATIVE investigation pages from their visual journals. As a class we broke down the components of what Tapa Cloth is, how it is made, materials, motifs, symbols and specific cultural context questions such as function and purpose.
Students were given the requirements for creating their own Tapa Cloth design for the SUMMATIVE ASSESSMENT. Students will spend this week brainstorming and creating a thumbnail design to meet the requirements for symmetrical design and patterns and symbol design.
This week students worked on gathering their information for their Tapa Cloth investigation pages in their visual journals. Students focused on a number of questions surrounding the artforms including research related to the cultural contexts of where it is created, the purpose and function and significance of the motifs and patterns that are found on them.
This formative will be due to share in class when they return from the break.