For this project we will be using the gel transfer process. We will review these steps in class, but if for any reason you want to see them again they are here for your convenience.
Gel Transfer Process
PowerPoint about ritual from class
PowerPoint about African and Oceanic art from class
Ritual is an idea that has been connected to art throughout history. It is an open-ended term that can mean different things to different cultures, generations, and people. We just completed our Subject Media Mashup Project, proving we have all graduated into a new realm of art making that is more catered to the individual. Our ideas and techniques are becoming less and less limited by the assignment to prepare us for the kind of creative thinking that will be needed for Art IV. With this project you will explore your own art making and time management even further. Do not be afraid to set up your own deadlines.
For this assignment you will be asked to explore the term ritual. After discussing ritual as a point of inspiration for art makers through history, students will determine what the term means to them. Come up with your own definition and brainstorm ideas you want to explore. Art making is always better when you care about the subject. Decide if your purpose for this project is to bring to light a ritual that others need to know about, or if it is to relay a personal experience relating to ritual.
You will be asked to use the process of gel transferring for this assignment. You must use the process at least three times over the course of the assignment. We will practice the technique and talk about the many possibilities this instant process provides. There is no right approach to this project or the way we interpret ritual.
Grades will be determined as follows: