Art 5 intense emotion


Art 5 Think back to a period in your life when you felt an intense emotion:  happy, sad, relief, confusion etc.  This period could be any length of time ranging from a few hours to several months, to many years.  Write down a summary of this experience in your sketchbook.  Visualize yourself:  How old were you?  What did you look like?  What were you wearing?  Where were you?  Who were you with?   If one particular incident from that period flashes into your mind, stay with it and keep visualizing it.  Jot down notes recording details from your memory.  How were you behaving in the scene or time period you are remembering?  What was going on around you?  How were you feeling?  What sounds, colors, shapes, and other sensory details do you remember?

Record as much as you can in your sketchbook.  Describe any vivid or sensory details that you recall.  Why is this memory important to you?  Do any of the feelings still linger?  How does this memory have meaning in your life now? Plan a composition in which the image expresses yourself caught up in a strong tide of emotion. Your subject may be based on a memory, an imaginary appearance, or it might focus on how you feel about a topic of ongoing concern.  Think about how you organize your composition.  Also consider how paint texture, brushstrokes and color can relay a strong sense of emotion.   Begin this assignment by sketching out three preliminary sketches. Use these sketches to help plan your final composition.

Once you have your ideas for your final painting, complete the work by first sketching your idea in pencil and then working into your painting using watercolor paint. In a 250+ word essay describe your final composition.  Discuss the choices that you made and evaluate the painting.  What would you do differently if you were to re-do this assignment?   Submit the completed assignment here and also post it in the Final Padlet Portfolio.

Materials:  Sketchbook, Pencil, Watercolor Set     “What the Water Gave Me” by Frida Kahlo  Guidelines  Essay assignments should conform to MLA format and cite the associated reading/resource.  Use a 12-point font. Use double spacing, so there is room for me to write comments. Include your last name in the filename (example: Unit-1 AS1 Smith.)  It should be a Word (.doc or .docx) format file. To view guidelines on photographing assignments, see Guidelines for Photographing Assignments.