Snapshot Blogging Questions

For each blog post I want to see how you are developing as an artist. Pick three Artistic Behaviors and provide evidence about how you’ve used each one. Evidence can include photos of finished artwork, images from your sketchbook or work in progress and should support your written response.

1. Artists create original art.

-think creatively

-develop original ideas

How did you use your own unique ideas in your work?

Did you use a source for inspiration, then combine it with your own ideas to make it original?

2.  Artists develop art making skills.

- learn techniques and processes

- explore media

Did you learn new techniques or processes as part of the work for this project?

Did you gain skill with familiar materials?

3. Artists communicate through their work.

- self-expres

- include personal interests

- examine important issues

What is this artwork intended to say?

What issues are you examining through your artwork?

How is this artwork about who you are or what you like?

4. Artists take risks.

- try new things

- experiment

Did you try something that you weren’t sure about as part of this project?

Did you pick a material or technique that was new or different over something that was familiar?

5. Artists collaborate.

- share ideas and knowledge

- teach

- help

Did you ask another student for feedback during your work process?

Did someone help you understand important information or inspire you?

6. Artists solve problems.

- try alternative solutions

- use mistakes as learning opportunities

How did you respond to challenges that occurred as you worked?

Did your work take an unexpected turn due to a mistake or did something happen that was unplanned?

7. Artists reflect.

- analyze work and process

When did you step back and analyze you work during this project?

8. Artists understand the art community.

- art in history

- current art and artists

- how technology affects art

- local arts community

How did any of the descriptors above affect your work?