STILL LIFE SELF PORTRAIT
This first big project of the year is aimed at helping students demonstrate their current technical and creative understanding. In this project, students will arrange a dramatically lit still with objects that unveil aspects of their character. This assignment allows students to unveil things about their interests, habits, passions, fears, etc through a still life that acts as a portrait.
The students will work on the 12” x 18” paper provided by the instructor (or they may choose their own surface of the same scale). The students have the freedom to work in the medium with which they are most proficient, as this first project will act as a measure of their technical skills and conceptual abilities.
When arranging the still life, the student should use dramatic light to increase the drama and expression of the image. Photographs should be taken of the still life to be used for reference when drawing. When arranging elements for the still life, the students must choose a minimum of 4 objects that have personal meaning, and those objects should showcase a variety of surface texture.
This assignment will be assessed both for an actual grade in the course, and will also be used as the initial Student Growth Measure score (SGM).
The SGM will be scored on a scale of 1-7 in the following categories:
Elements and Principles of Design
Vision / Independence
Categories of the SGM that are not scored for this project include the following: