Create and Connect
Part 1: Creating
You must keep an art journal for each art project. This can be either digital on Microsoft OneNote or can be kept in a paper art journal. Ideas are to be original and must have a significant meaning to you, we are not here to learn to draw pictures of celebrities or Mickey Mouse, we are here to plan and create meaningful art and to do that we must be able to do research, record information/ideas, and we must be able to take those ideas and formulate them into an artwork that works. A meaningful failure is better than a boring success any day of the week.
CAS1. Generate and conceptualize artistic ideas and work.
CAS2. Organize and develop artistic ideas and work.
PART 2: Connecting
How do you make your art meaningful to yourself?
"Choosing a good topic keeps you enthusiastic, creative and eager to create more. It eliminates the need for slavish self-discipline. It opens the door for you become a ‘real’ artist – making art about what matters to you."
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CNAS1: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
CNAS2: Relate artistic ideas and works with societal, cultural, and historical context to deepen understanding.
PART 3: CREATING
The visual impact and form of any work is affected by the characteristics of the chosen medium or media. For example, a large scale painting will look very different from a small watercolour or black and white photograph of the same subject matter.
Ideas can be developed by reworking them using a different medium, method or technique. Each study should provide evidence that you are refining your ideas, so it is a good idea to adapt or change your images rather than simply repeating them in different colours or copying them in a different medium.
When refining your ideas you could:
CAS3: Refine and complete artistic work.