Visual Journal Artist Research
Explore the links below and look at the sketchbook examples. Note the level of research, and be sure to pay attention to the CONNECTIONS made by the sketchbook artist to the master artist.
****This has some great step by step instructions on how to research an artist's style.
Select an artist from the list below (UNLESS YOU HAVE BEEN GIVEN A SPECIFIC ARTIST TO RESEARCH). Your task is to create a spread that reflects GENUINE research about this artist.
Do NOT just spit back information you see on a website!!
Be sure to research the artist well. Choose images that truly represent the artist’s trademark style. Make sure to dig a little bit and don't always use the initial pictures that pop up on Google.
Make notes about the artist.
Write your personal response to the artwork.
Teach the viewer about the specific style of the artist.
Make some sketches, include a print-out, be creative.
Don't include random information about where the artist grew up, or anything that doesn't really pertain to their work.
Add your personal mark to the spread- remember, this spread is an active, visual learning laboratory!
Select any artist from this list.....
or this one....
Here are some examples from Northside Art Students. LOOK CAREFULLY. Which students created careful, original pages that reflect their research on an artist, and which ones simply printed out lots of pictures? Make sure to have a nice mixture of pictures, YOUR notes, comments, research etc, AND some artwork that you do in the style of your artist.