For drawing, the prompt is involving plants. It is simply an illustration of the inside of that plant.
Students can work smaller. The caution is that their piece may not have the same impact of students who work to the maximum size.
1/4" or ⅛” MDF or masonite board can be used.
I personally would prefer seeing my students finding the space and taking a photo, so they can control the composition and light. It doesn't specify the source of the imagery, but creativity is important for the competition.
I really think that students should be finding and photographing their natural light interior space . In the tradition Pissaro. he would have been painting directly from his source. This gives students creative ownership of their piece.
The idea of scientific study is to observe a subject and sculpt it in clay. The student will not need to create labels, but the sculpture show how a scientist would pull apart or away layers of the subject to reveal more. In the revealing more, the human element can be exposed. Looking at the Kate McDowell's work it recommended.
The natural color of the fired clay is used for this prompt. Red and white clay is a great option here. Our grade schools use these clay bodies. If you look at the ceramicist from our artist list, you will see that she works with forms and clay color. There are colored porcelains as well.
We were reference Kate MacDowell when we wrote that question. She would be best for look at for a visual reference. She adds human parts to animals, like a dissected bird with a human skeleton inside. From what I have observed, she places things logically.
I think that trees can have many things added to them through their life cycle, like broken limbs from storms or holes from animal, Why not a swing.
That should be fine as long as it is printed.
A fabric sail would fall under system for movement, so fabric would be fine.
The material list refers to "Wood, plastic, metal or other suitable sculpture material for the main structure." Stay with these materials. Flames at competition could cause problems. I know at our regional, the pieces are on display on fabric covered benches. Fire would not be good. The Strandbeests are made from simple materials. I may need more information about the idea to really get to an answer.
As far as the video, have her work with someone to learn the process. I teach video, so I was the resource to help my students understand how to create their video on their own. It a great learning opportunity.
card stock or starch can work for stabilizing the hat. The hat should be able to be worn easily without combs or ties to secure it to the wearer
I don't think that Duct Tape would be considered a fiber. Fabric could be fiber, but duct tape is an adhesive. Duct tape could also be the stabilizing structure.
For Personal Adornment, wire and cardboard would function well for stabilizing structures.
The direction of this prompt is about about dying fiber. Biolumiance would not fit this prompt unless it could be achieved through dying. The metal could not be anything beyond a structure due to it not being a dye-able fiber.
For personal adornment stick to dye-able fabric, fiber or yarn only. That includes no fake flowers unless they are hand dyed and student. made.
For art history, be cautious. I would hesitate to collage with an adhesive not on the material list. The images could be drawn from a collage.
Scientific Process is referring to a naturally occurring event such as photosynthesis, digestion, a star being born, etc. A scientific experiment can study a scientific process, but it is not necessarily that process.
You are correct. No film needed.
When you say digitally render, do you mean draw with a program? If this is you intent, this would be using a digital tool.
I think that light painting would neatly fall under experimenting with lighting.
Good call....no size. Most people will print at 8.5 x 11, but some may print bigger.
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