My Ideas and Images Journal Assignment
· Identify sources
of ideas and images for your own art.
· Ask questions about where ideas and images for art
Below is a list of topics about how artists get ideas and
develop images. Lesson One explains these topics as they apply
to the art of Luis Jiménez.
A. Sketches and Preliminary Drawings
C. Art in the Family
D. Art Influences
E. Planning with Others
F. Theme or Big Idea (such as Sorrow)
G. Legends or Symbols
Consider how each topic can apply to
your art. Ask yourself what your own experience has been.
For example for the first topic, using sketches and preliminary
drawings, you could ask:
I ever done any?
well did the drawings or sketches work to help me make a
successful final artwork?
After you've thought about what you
have learned from your own experience, think of questions
you still have or problems you're still working on. For example
for the first topic, you might ask yourself:
my last artwork have been improved if I had made preliminary
aspects of my next artwork might benefit from preliminary
kinds of sketches are most helpful in developing ideas for
different media, such as painting, printmaking, or plaster
After thinking about all seven topics
in relation to your art, choose one (other than A) to write
about in your journal.
- My topic (B, C, D, E, F, or G)
- What I've learned about this topic
from my own experience
- A question related to this topic
that I still wonder about or a problem that I'm working
- Other thoughts about places I might
go to for images or ideas for my art
to Lesson 2 Assignment