Monday, November 7, 2016

Create > Photography Quilts

Create > Photography Quilts (Sew, Embroider or Stitch)

Goal: Create a series of images that are sewn on or stitched together.

Studio Activity:
-Option 1:  Be inspired by the stitched vintage photography of Maurizio Anzeri >  Maurizio sews directly into found vintage photographs.  She incorporates brightly embroidered patterns and delicately stitched veils that cross the faces with sharp lines and dramatic glimmering forms.  I suggest that you use your own photographs.

-Option 2:  Be inspired by the works of Lisa Kokin >  She takes found, unrelated photographs and stitches them together.  Because the images are stitched together a forced relationship between them is created and a whole new narrative can be imagined.     

Trigger Mechanisms: Combine, Manipulate, Link

Visual Examples:

Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create a series of images that are sewn on or stitched together.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)
  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique >
Self-assess >