October 23rd, 2014
Today is a Critique day on the students Dyptic Assignment.
The students had 2 different chapters to read from the book the History of Pictoral Space. These chapters focused on different artistic time periods and how pictoral space grew and changed over time depending on the artistic movement at the time. The were required to produce a dyptic, depicting what they learned from the chapter that they read. The students could use any medium for this assignment. In fact it was encouraged that they get experimental with media.
By the beginning of class the student had their dyptic's hung and displayed for the critique. This critique lasted the entire class period.
Before the critique started they took tem minutes to write a brief summary of the chapters that they read. Doing this allowed the students to get clear so they could present to the class what they learned, as we discuss their works of art.
Points expanded upon where: Grecco Roman, the Middle Ages, High Renaissance, Abstract Expressionism, Post Modernism, etc...
The class got a good art history lesson today. Maryann stresses on a regular basis that the students need to learn their time period for art. This will help them defend their work and grow as artist. It is just as important to know the history of art as it is to be a good artist.
Today was a success and I feel the students work really hard on this assignment. I think they are proud and learn valuable information.
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