Week 3 Lesson 5 by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 3, Lesson 5.

Communicating in words what our work is, and what it looks like is a vital aspect to any artist’s practice. You’ve analyzed how other artists that you admire have done it, and now it’s time for you to do so as well.

For this lesson, write one sentence grounding each essence word and put them into paragraph form. In addition, create 2-3 sentences that relate to the content, formal structure, and materiality of the work. Post this short paragraph to comment section below.

 

For the final studio weeks we will be making 3 full scale pieces. We will again start by creating maquettes as rough drafts of our ideas.   Remember to focus on capturing the basic forms and visualize how they relate to your essence words. Analyze each of these maquettes and choose the best 3. During the next and final studio session you will create a full scale versions of them Send images of your top 3 to rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com. I will post them to this page and we will discuss them briefly in comments. 

The goal of the final weeks of studio sessions will be to create 3 full scale pieces based on these maquettes.

Week 3 Lesson 4 by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 3, Lesson 4.

Look at the artist statements of the 5 artists that you chose in Week 1. These will usually be posted somewhere on their website. Pick your two favorite statements and analyze what draws you to them. Do you feel that the statement describes the work? Did it help you understand the work better? Post both the statements and your analysis in the comment section.

Week 3 Lesson 3 by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 3 Lesson 3.

As we move into the final leg of our class it’s important to get to the true goal of our practice: mastery. What does the term “Mastery” mean, and how do you define it within the context of your own practice? How do you identify it in others? Consider these questions as you look over the work you’ve been making and create a short paragraph analyzing the concept of mastery.

Post this paragraph in the comment section below.

Week 3 Lesson 2 by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 3 Lesson 2.

Consider what formal qualities make a piece of artwork dynamic. How would you define dynamic? What would, by contrast, make an artwork static?

For this assignment create a list of 5-8 examples of dynamic formal qualities and verbalize how you can more effectively integrate them into your work. Analyze why you think these are the most important qualities for dynamism.

Post this list in the comment section below.

Week 3, Lesson 1 by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 3 bootcamp, Lesson 1.

This week we’ll be reviewing what we’ve built and analyzing the qualities that make artwork “masterful” and “dynamic.”

For this lesson, analyze the finished piece that you created over the last two weeks. Write a short paragraph analyzing your work. Where did it succeeded to emphasize your essence words, and where did it fail? Post the paragraph to the comment section below and send images of the completed piece to www.rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com

Week 2 Lesson 4: Generate and Curate Ideas by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to lesson 4 and 5 of this boot camp.

Now that we have generated and reviewed our list of essence words and discussed how we can physicalize them, it's time to use that information.

For this lesson I want you to create 5 maquettes no larger than 2 inches each. (or equivalent small scale) Really focus on getting the basic forms of the maquettes to describe your essence words. Each of them should only take 5 - 10 minutes, at most.

For your last lesson Analyze each of the maquettes and choose the best. Why is it the best? During the next studio session, you will create a full-scale version of this maquette.  Send images of all 5 of them to rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com, labeling or marking your favorite one. I will post them to this page and we will discuss briefly in comments.

I will see both of you this Sunday for our semi-weekly Skype session. We'll discuss more fully what we learned this week and then get ready to dive back into the studio to create Piece #2.

 

 

Week 2 Lesson 3: Physicalize by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 2, Lesson 3.

Now, it's time to really dig into how to "physicalize" your essence words. How can we make it so that those words are expressed formally in the artwork?

For this assignment please create a list of physical and formal qualities you can begin purposefully doing in your work to visually demonstrate your essence words. Post the list to the comment section below.

Week 2 Lesson 2: Essence Words of Others by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Week 2, Lesson 2.

During this lesson, we will look at the work completed by each of you.  This should be the one finished piece.

For today's lesson, please look at the images of the finished piece of your classmate and see if you can generate their 5 essence words. Post your guesses and comments in the comment section below.  

Week 2 Lesson 1: Essence Words by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Lesson 1 and the first assignment for Week 2.

During the final lesson of the last boot camp you created a list of three repeating qualities found in your research and incorporate in your drawings. These were 3 of your essence words. This week we are going to expand upon that as well as refine our formal language to better reflect that.

I want you to generate two more specific words that describe your work for a total of 5 essence words. Send the completed list to my email: rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com. we'll be talking about them more in the next two lessons.

In addition to this, please send images of your completed piece to my email as well. I will post them below and we can discuss.

Week 1 Lesson 5: Generate 5 Drawings by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Lesson 5 and the final assignment for Week 1.

Now that you have analyzed What you have made, What you want to make, What other artists you admire have made, What elements resonate with your work, it is time to gather up and combine this information and begin to generate new, focused, work.

List three repeating qualities found in your research and incorporate in your drawings. Write them down in the comment section as well as on a piece of paper you can refer to as you draw. These are 3 of your essence words.

Based on the analysis of lessons 1-4 create 5 drawings that capture the qualities and values of your research. Each drawing should be made on unlined blank paper and be at least standard printer paper sized. Upload the images onto your computer and send the completed drawings rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com. We will manually upload the images to the website. 


Sylvia's Drawings


Elaine's Drawings

Week 1 Lesson 4: Analyze What Elements Resonate With Your Work. by Rebecca Hutchinson

While it is important to discover inspiration from other artists and to engage with their work critically, it is also important to understand the formal and thematic elements that arise from the non-artistic world.

In this lesson I would like you to gather 5 images of non-artist based images that you feel an affinity for. Then consider the following questions for each of those images:

Analyze the non artist images siting the qualities present that you respect and value. Please list these qualities in the comment section.

Send copies of the 5 images to rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmail.com. We will upload them to the site manually.


Sylvia's Images


Elaine's Images

Week 1 Lesson 3: Analyze other Artists by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Lesson 3. 

We can understand what we like, even when we lack the proper vocabulary to describe it explicitly. In this lesson you will need to do research into the wider artistic world and find examples of other artists work that call to you on an instinctual level.

Please go online and research 5 artists that you feel an affinity with and then consider the following questions for each artist:

Analyze each artists work, cite what you respect, and how it compares to your own. 

Send copies of the images to rebeccahutchinsonstudio@gmial.com. We will upload them to the site manually. Using the above question as a prompt write 2-3 paragraphs and post them to the comment section below.


Sylvia's Five Artists


Elaine's Five Artists

Week 1 Lesson 2: Analyze What you Want by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to Lesson 2.

The next step is understand what you want to make and the broader intentions you have regarding your art practice.

Consider the following questions:

Analyze what you want to make. Cite what you feel your current work is missing in terms of content and structure.

Using these questions as prompts write 2-3 paragraphs detailing your past work. Post the paragraphs in the comment section below.

Week 1 Lesson 1: Analyze Your Own Making by Rebecca Hutchinson

Welcome to the first lesson of Sculptural Form and Portfolio Development.

The purpose of this lesson is to understand your own work in a critical manner. By analyzing what you've made in the past, you will be better able to make work which reflects your core values and effectively develop mastery. 

Consider the following questions:

Historically, what is your work about? What is the content of the work? What are the formal qualities of your current work? How long have you been making this work?

Using these questions as prompts, write 2-3 paragraphs detailing your past work. Post the paragraphs in the comment section.