Though some of you have yet to finish the ethics unit test [The ONLY makeup will be Wednesday am at 8:45-9:45], we are moving in to the Art Unit.
You will craft an art proposal today and have it approved by Mr. B before you move forward with constructing the project, then work Wednesday and Thursday to build/present it. On Friday, you will make observations of different installations and craft a written reflection.
Guerilla art is a fun and stealthy way of sharing your vision with the world. It is a method of art making which entails leaving anonymous art pieces in public places. It can be done for a variety of reasons, to make a statement, to share your ideas, to foster discussion within a community, to send out good karma, or just for fun. Guerilla artists often have a belief in the importance of making art without attachment to the outcome. They do something that has nothing to do with making money, listening to the ego, or earning praise.
Consider Guerilla art as one option for your assignment.
Remember, that this is not the time for the philosophical discussion suggesting all is art. To turn in a rock, or to do a stick drawing is not going to cut it. Your purpose is to create art that will inspire thought in individuals. What thoughts you hope to inspire is up to you.
Now, it is unacceptable for you do anything illegal, inappropriate, potentially life-threatening, unsafe, or possibly preventing the learning of others. Though this isn’t the place for mischief, there is something wonderfully interesting about provoking thought by leaving some form of art in public places.
Sidewalk chalk Sticker art Object leave behinds (money, gifts, junk)
Flyers/posters Painting/drawing Performance Art (theatre, music, mime, etc.)
|Public Art Display Project Rubric
|| [these will earn a failing grade for Display]
Is displayed publicly
|Disrupts the learning of others
Interacts with the intended audience
Reflects an investment of time, thought
|Causes damage or leaves a mess for others to clean
Breaks school rules or creates a dangerous situation
|Is purposeful in content and presentation
||Does not get noticed by a substantial # of people
Art Evaluations: Written Plan /25 Display /50 Reflection /50
Reflection ideas: a) How did people react to/interact with your art? b) What did you learn (about self, peers, art, artists) by doing the project? c) How would you do things differently? [2+ pg] due on the day of the Final
Quality Reflections include specific examples including at least one example of public art in their analysis.