8 1/2 x 11 in. paper, pen, pencil, or marker
Designed by practicing artists, the Open Studio classroom activities aim to connect high school teachers and students with key ideas and issues in contemporary art. See all of the Open Studio activities.
I think it is important to understand that the “work” that ultimately communicates best, or that we develop a particular liking for, is not necessarily the one that involves the greatest deal of craft mastery, or even conscious control (i.e., a drawing done with your eyes closed might be your favorite versus one you struggled to make perfect).
In the process of making art, the artist is also interested in being “surprised” by his/her work or process and interested in learning about themselves in the process of pursuing their art, rather than just being interested in reproducing the visible world.
This drawing activity focuses on eye-hand coordination, memory, visualization, and what constitutes a work of art.
Couple your chosen drawings with the text. Now consider the drawings and the text as the project’s culminating piece of art. The work speaks of who you are, how you see, and what you would like to do in the future.