Instructor: Lauren Lake
This intensive studio course is taught though the activity of contemporary sketchbook development as a tool for the artist and for the art educator. This intensive course places emphasis on observation, organization, experimentation, and conceptualization. Demonstrations, research, exercises, fieldtrips, readings, and presentations, will be used as motivation for exploration.
Students will create mixed media sketchbooks and keep online journals, all the while exploring and examining the possibilities for sketchbook use in the classroom.
• To develop visual awareness and visual memory.
• To develop diverse visual compositional possibilities.
• To explore a variety of drawing media.
• To explore creative solutions to a variety of conceptual assignments.
• To develop visual ideas and generate personal themes for art and teaching.
• To develop the sketchbook as a personal reference of tracing the interaction of your ideas and for reflecting on the progress of these ideas.
• To develop the habit of using a sketchbook for freehand sketching and annotations of ideas (from casual and spontaneous ideas to studied development) and for detailing where inspirations and influences begin.
1. Research/Readings (20%)
2. Blog (10%)
3. Sketchbooks (60%)
Everything Book/ Mini Project Book/ Flag Book/ Blog/ Altered Book
3. Participation/Effort (10%)
Participation, support, and respect in all phases of this course are imperative. The class dynamic depends on your energy, initiative, attitude, productivity, and willingness to be involved in assignments, daily exercises, group discussion, and reviews. You are expected to participate in a responsive manner during all class hours.
Last revised on: March 15, 2012 at 12:56 pm