A reflection is a way for artists to document their thoughts, think about how they accomplished their objectives, and share their process with their audience. The Studio Habits of Mind and Artistic Behaviors below describe how artists work in their studio, and how you work in yours. All reflections must be in paragraph form.
Artwork Reflection (Artist Statement)
1. WHAT did you do? (Subject matter, idea)
2. HOW did you do it? (Media, techniques, style)
3. WHY did you do it? (Why did you choose to do this particular thing? Why is this important to you?)
4. Any other information that is relevant to your piece.
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1. What are two Studio Habits that you used the most successfully, and why?
2. What is one Studio Habit you'd like to work on, and how will you do this?
1. Look back at your first Seesaw posts, and look at your work now. How has your work changed or grown over the course of the term/semester? What were your goals for this class, and do you feel that you were successful in accomplishing or approaching them? Use SPECIFIC examples.
2. What two Studio Habits / Artistic Behaviors did you use the MOST or BEST this term, and how? Be specific.
Post your statement to Seesaw as a response to a specific Activity or as a separate written note. If you are writing an Artwork Reflection about a specific piece, you may add your reflection as a caption on an image post.
I learn and develop skills, techniques, and processes.
Stretch & Explore
I take risks, step outside my comfort zone, and I try new materials or techniques that are not familiar to me.
Engage & Persist
I solve and work through unexpected challenges and obstacles that occur.
I communicate my interests, opinions, ideas, emotions, or identity to my audience through my art.
I use inspiration and my own ideas to create original art; I make a plan for my artwork and think about my next steps.
I look closer and see things that are usually overlooked; I create art from direct observation.
I step back and analyze my work; I consider what is successful and what I could do differently.
I create artwork with others; I share inspiration/knowledge; I give and receive critical feedback.
Understand the Art World
I use inspiration/reference from other artists' work, art styles, and art movements; I use my art knowledge (composition, color theory, values, perspective, Elements & Principles, etc.) to create a visually compelling piece; I understand the difference between inspiration/reference and plagiarism.
What is SeeSaw?
SeeSaw is the app we use to capture our progress, reflect, and share our work with our peers. If you've used Instagram, you'll have no problem with SeeSaw - just snap a picture and post it!
Who can see what I post in SeeSaw?
Most of SeeSaw is just between our class - you can see other students' work and they can see yours. Your parents can also see your artwork if they make an account. Only the work that you or I select will be posted to the public class blog!
When do I SeeSaw?
Post an image of your progress daily. Make it part of your clean-up routine - upload a picture to SeeSaw, put your materials away, clean your table.
Modified from Ian Sands / artofsouthb.com and Melissa Purtee