Vector Silhouettes Last Day: Artist Statements

hand-writing-vector-smallToday’s essential question: How can my artist statement add to the meaning of my artwork and ensure that it is appropriate to hang in a high school gallery?

Many of our silhouette projects tackle tough issues that people might not expect to see in a high school art show. Therefore, it is important that we write carefully crafted artist statements to explain them. We will display the artist statements next to the silhouette projects at the 11th grade show, so please pay extra attention to spelling and grammar. Ms. Lawson is willing to edit any artist statements,  but you must request editing help when you publish your artist statement.

Final Blog Post Requirements

When you are done with your project, create a final blog post with the following:

  • A PDF of your finished project (this may be 3 separate PDFs if you are creating a triptych)
  • A PNG of your finished project (so we can see the image in the blog post)
  • An artist statement (minimum 150 words) about our project. Not sure what to write? Start by answering the following questions. Make sure you turn the artist statement into paragraph form – no credit will be given for incomplete sentences.
    • What is the big idea behind your artwork?
      • What is your artwork about?
      • Who or what inspired your artwork?
      • How do you want people to feel when they view your artwork?
    • Describe your artwork
      • What does your artwork look like? (hint: everyone had to make a black and white silhouette)
      • What is the subject matter? What character(s) or story did you portray with your project?
      • How does the subject’s body language contribute to the imagery?
      • If there is a background or props, how do those items help illustrate the concept?
    • How did you create your art?
      • What media is your artwork made from? (hint: everyone had to use Adobe Illustrator)
      • Describe the process or steps you took to create your artwork.
    • Overall thoughts
      • What did you learn from creating this artwork?
      • Is the final piece what you imagined? How so?
      • What did you do well? What could you have done better?

Today we will:

  • finish our vector silhouette projects
  • create a final blog post with the following:
    • a PDF of your finished project (this may be 3 separate PDFs if you are creating a triptych)
    • a PNG of your finished project (so we can see the image in the blog post)
    • a minimum 150-word artist statement about your project in paragraph form
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