This project is a collaboration between you and a “professional” artist. Through a blind draw, you will be given the name of a contemporary artist
Final Project: Artist Collaboration
Description: This project is a collaboration between you and a “professional” artist. Through a
blind draw, you will be given the name of a contemporary artist. The first step of this project is to find
out all you can about the artist. Focus on their artwork, their aesthetic, their process of working,
their philosophy/beliefs about art, etc… From this research, you are going to create a piece that
reflects both your own beliefs and aesthetics and that of the artist.
This is not a “traditional” research project. The goal is not to replicate your artist’s artwork. The goal
is to create a relationship between you and the artist. I want you to think about how the artist works
and what his/her goals are. Then think about your own ideas and beliefs about art and where they
overlap with the artists. Create an artwork that has elements pulled from, inspired by the artist, and
reflects your own beliefs and aesthetic.
What do you really like about the artwork? What really engages you about the artist and his/her
work? Maybe your tastes/beliefs are totally different than the artists. That is ok. Think about why
you don’t like the artist’s work. Look at the tiny details; are there any redeeming qualities for you?
Is there something buried there that you can identify with? How can you reach an understanding
with the artist and the artwork?
A 1-page typed proposal detailing your project
A finished artwork that reflects the dialogue with the artist
A 2-page double-spaced paper detailing the process of your dialogue with the artist
Works cited page (MLA, 7th edition)
Presentation of your project on the assigned day
Grading Criteria: 50 pts
Proposal: 10 points
o What is your concept?
o, Describe your artwork.
o What materials are you going to use?
o Typed, full sentences, and paragraphs
o Bibliography of 3 sources in MLA or APA format
Artwork: 25 points
o Reflection of collaboration – 5 points
The artist’s voice
o Design/Composition – 5 points
o Appropriate materials – 5 points
o Conceptual elements – 5 points
o Workmanship – 5 points
Paper: 15 pts
o What about this artist interested you? – 2 points
o Why did you decide to create this particular artwork? – 3 points
o What was your concept? – 3 points
o How does this artwork reflect both you and your artist? – 4 points
o MLA Works cited page, 3 minimum sources – 3 points
o Typed, good grammar and spelling, 500-752 words
Read: Multicultural/Global artists, linked in the eLearning
Tell me about 3 artists that caught your attention, and why.
2 website citations about your assigned artist
3 drawings of ideas for your final project
Turn in your Project Proposal
You just need to make a minimum of 3 sketches of your project, that visually
explains your project proposal.
Progress and any issues with your project?
Reading linked on D2L
o One interesting thing you learned from the reading
o How can you use something from this reading in your project? Be
3 drawings of anything
Progress report on your project. With images.
All notes and research from your project (printouts, notes, sketches, etc…)
|Academic Level||High school|
|Subject Area||Art (Fine arts, Performing arts)|
|Number of Pages||3 Page(s)/825 words|