Friday, 13 February 2015

Architectural Forms Evaluation & Submission Guidance

Lisa Borgiani

It is good to see a wide range of final pieces taking shape in the studio. Over half term you need to make sure all the sketchbook elements of your project are fully completed, do any final touches to your outcome and complete a written evaluation ready for submission on the first day back (Monday 23rd Feb.).
After half term we will be starting work on an illustration project based on the stories of Roald Dahl, so start giving some thought to which book you might want to respond to.
Architectural Forms Project.
 Evaluation Guidance.

Your evaluation should be word-processed and be between 500 & 800 words in length. Please discuss anything you feel was significant to your work in this project, but ensure you cover the following points:

·       Describe how you gathered source imagery for the project, how successful were your drawings and photos? What did you see in your images that you thought had potential for development into substantial 2D or 3D work.
·       How did you go about developing your imagery? What techniques and materials did you use? How successful were these experiments? Did your printmaking and collage work help you to reach your final outcomes?
·       Describe your outcome, discuss their formal elements such as composition, technique, use of colour and tone etc. Do you consider your outcome successful? Discuss its strengths and weaknesses.
·       What Architects and Artists work did you research during the project? Were any of these particularly helpful in providing ideas/inspiration for your own work? Identify the aspects of Artists/Architects work that you found helpful or interesting.
·       How well do you think you worked in this project overall? Did you manage your time effectively? Suggest improvements you might have made to your approach. Did you enjoy the project, if not suggest changes that might have made the project more enjoyable.

Including photos of your final piece in your book alongside your evaluation is helpful.

Please submit your word-processed evaluation with your sketchbook and project outcome/s.

Submission Requirements
  • Pre trip work:
    • Selection of your best photos from the College architecture.
    • Research into 2 modern Architects (see the brief for names).
    • 1 or more sustained full page pencil tonal drawings based on your College photos.
    • 1 or more controlled linear (fineliner/biro) drawings based on your College photos.
    • At least 2 additional drawings exploring alternative media/technique - these could be faster more expressive pieces.
    • 1 good Gold Card print from your College photos.
     Post Trip work:
    • Selection of your best photos from the London Trip.
    • Research into 2 Artists/Designers whose work is inspired or influenced by Architecture (see the brief for names). If you know what you are planning for your final piece then try to find at least one practitioner whose work has a clear relationship to your intentions - so if you are planning a sculptural garment look at a Fashion Designer/collection that extends the body through structural garments.
    • A sustained full page pencil tonal drawings based on your London photos and/or a controlled linear (fineliner/biro) drawing.
    • 1 or more good Gold Card print from your London photos.
    • At least 1 sustained and successful piece of monoprinting based on London Architecture.
    • At least 3 Collage/mixed media pieces developed from your London imagery. Use a range of techniques to create these (refer to the brief for a list of potential media).
    • 3 or more PhotoShop collage pieces (either developments of scanned work or created from scratch digitally).
    • Other experiments e.g. Carbon prints, copier inverts, paint transfers.
    • Paper city photographs, edit your best shots and print them out at A5/A4 for inclusion in your sketchbook.
    • Research into at least one paper engineering Artist (see link in previous post for names).
    • Visual planning and notes that outline your intentions for your project outcome. The nature of this planning might be very different from person to person, it could take the form of Fashion Drawings, experiments with 3D media, storyboards for animation or many other things. Annotating your developmental work is important!
    • An ambitious and well resolved final outcome.
    • A word processed evaluation (see the notes above).

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