Optional Outline for IWB Studio Project Support Pages
The following is an easy outline to follow, and it keeps you organized. It also demonstrates to the teacher consistent train-of-thought when pursuing a new studio work. No such outline is recommended or required, but it is a good starting point. if you have found your own outline that works for you, feel free to use it. The final outline is up to you.
Outline and Explanation:
- Introduction Page- introduce the studio work you plan on investigation, brainstorming and creating. Explain why you are interested in that specific studio work creation. Give a few minor sketches of how you visualize the project.
- Brainstorming Page- brainstorm your ideas. The brainstorming page may turn into two pages depending on how simple or complex the studio work idea is. Write about technique ideas, media ideas, area(s) you wish to target, etc. Give about 2-3 different ideas you have in your mind about creating the studio work and how you envision the final piece. Another good idea is to draw out the materials you are thinking about using, instead of gluing in pictures of them. At the end of the brainstorming page write about which ideas you are looking into pursuing the most. Use colors, underlining, etc. to indicate minor ideas versus major ideas.
- Experimentation Pages- Experiment in your workbook with the medias and/or techniques your wish to incorporate into your studio piece. The experimentation page typically turns into two or three pages. Make the experimentation the main part of the page and leave a corner or strip of the page to explain yourself (do you like the media/technique, how did the experimentation go, define what you mean by bad or good experimentation, do you plan on using this technique for your studio work or have you decided on another, why or why not have you chosen this media/technique, etc.). Write you explanation in paragraph or bullet-point format. Do not write out questions you are answering and then the answers.
- Artist Page- Introduce an artist that inspired you. Not all studio works will have the artists page because you may use one artist inspiration for more than one studio piece or you may not have had a specific artist that inspired you for that specific studio work. Briefly write factual information about the artist (this writing should be in the minority). Sketch out some of his/her works or glue in pictures if it is too difficult to imitate their works. Explain how their art has inspired you and how you plan to use that inspiration in your studio work(s) (this writing should be in the majority). Hint: you do not have to imitate the artists technique to use them as an inspirational figure. You could have been inspired by the themes they target, sizes of art they create, their morals and/or beliefs, etc. Make sure to mention what aspect about the artist inspired you!
- Process Page- have someone take pictures randomly throughout your creation of the studio work so you can glue them onto your process page. Reflect on the pictures (what are you doing in the photographs, are you having trouble, are you doing well, are you satisfied with your progress, etc.)
- Reflection Page- Once your studio piece is complete is it good to have a reflection page about your work. I usually glue in a picture of the final work and then reflect. Speak about the good things and the bad things, difficulties, your likes and dislikes, how you have enhanced your skill in a certain media or technique, if you are satisfied with your work and why or why not, what would you do differently if you had to do the studio piece again, etc.