Weekly Homework / Journaling Assignments and Relevant Links will be posted here.

Remember that your journal assignments may be interpreted in whatever style / form / medium you like. Your art journal is a safe creative space and you are not required to share every response or drawing that you create, however I will be encouraging class participation and discussion based on journal assignments.

I also welcome you to email me if you would like to receive feedback and encouragement.

Jessi Goodwin
jessigoodwin@gmail.com
615-498-5814

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Assignments Due Wednesday, February 21st:

1. Journal Work: Write a short story or poem based on a Romanticism or Realism painting. You may use the actual story or create your own based on the visual cues.

2. Journal Timelines: Don't forget to update your sketchbook timeline this week!  (vocabulary and timeline link)

3. Watch the 2 provided videos to learn more about Romanticism & Realism in America:

4. Remember to bring your journal to class with you!

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Assignments Due Wednesday, February 14th:

1. Journal Work: Create a Mannerism or Baroque inspired self-portrait using whatever medium you like (pencil, pen and ink, paint, photography, etc.). 
When creating your composition you should specifically consider:

  • The lighting: is your face shadowed, are you depicted in a darkened environment?
  • The colors: are you adding color to your image? If so does it have an acidic quality?
  • The physical form: are your features elongated / exaggerated? Is your facial expression animated?

2. Journal Timelines: Don't forget to update your sketchbook timeline this week!  (vocabulary and timeline link)

3. Watch (at least) 1 of the provided videos to learn more about Mannerism and/or Baroque art:

4. Remember to bring your journal to class with you!

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Assignments Due Wednesday, February 7th:

1. Journal Research: 

  • Choose an event from your family’s history… It can be happy, sad, funny, or serious (perhaps it is the birth of a sibling, an epic vacation, a special memory of a departed loved one, the day you brought home your pet from the animal shelter, or the night you stayed up late stargazing with your best friend).
  • Now elaborate on this memory, so it resembles a fantastical Pueblo inspired story (remember the water creatures we learned about in class?)
  • Write or DRAW your story in your journal
  • Be sure to bring your journal to class next week

2. (OPTIONAL) Watch these videos to learn more about Native American pottery from the South West:

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Assignments Due Wednesday, January 31st:

1. Journal Research: 

  • Research the painted designs that are used in the creation of native american pottery (this can be Pueblo, Hopi, Acoma, etc)
  • Why are the colors typically white, black and orange? 
  • What meanings and stories are hidden within the painted patterns?
  • Print off or sketch an example of a traditional design that you like and bring it to class on January 31st
    (Perhaps this will be a design you would like to try to mimic or use for inspriration when we paint your own pottery next week?)

2. Journal Timelines: Don't forget to update your sketchbook timeline this week!  (vocabulary and timeline link)

3. Watch this video link to learn more about Native American pottery from the South West :

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Assignments Due Wednesday, January 24th:

Students - due to the snow and ice I am sad to miss you this week but I am very excited to see your paper kente clothes that you create at home! Please use the following video link as inspiration for your own kente cloth (you do not have to add yarn accents unless you feel so inclined). If you do not have colorful cardstock and/or construction paper at home you may use white strips of paper and color them in with markers or paint to create your unique kente design!

1. Art History Slide Show: Review the following slideshow for this week's African Art History Lesson (come prepared to discuss this content in class on January 24th).

2. Video Content Review:
Please watch the following video link to learn more about the Ashanti people and their fascinating creative traditions:

3. Journal Timelines: Don't forget to update your journal timeline this week!  (vocabulary and timeline link

4. Portfolio art assignment: Create your own (paper) kente cloth using the following educational video for inspiration (you do not have to use the exact materials recommended in the video, any colorful strips of paper will suffice). BE SURE TO BRING YOUR KENT CLOTH DESIGN TO CLASS WITH YOU ON JANUARY 24th!

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Assignments Due Wednesday, January 17th:

1. Journal Work: What is a Hamsa? Investigate the meaning behind this protective talisman and prepare your own creative interpretation of a Hamsa (this can be a sketch, painting, poem, sculpture, etc) to share in class next week.

2. Journal Timelines: Don't forget to update your journal timeline this week!  (vocabulary and timeline link)

3. Video Content Review:

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