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04-15-2005, 08:05 AM
I am trying to set up a rubric for teaching still life painting to a group of 9th grade students in an advanced art I-art II class. I was thinking about grading based on 4 or 5 items...
Does this sound good for 9th grades, or am I being to specific, or not specific enough. What items do you grade on?
10-03-2005, 09:50 PM
I might add composition and expressiveness.:)
10-27-2005, 11:15 AM
Neatness tends to bother me in this mix. I am not a neat artist. I am an expressive artist. I find things like neatness, and accuracy restricting. Painting should be a creative, imaginative process though I would say I am a realist (view my paintings on WetCanvas under Londondeon). They are young and restricted by so much in life. Perhaps "giving them their head" will allow them to run with it and surprise you with the quality of their work.
use of color, (limited palette, cohesiveness?)
command of value, are the values correct for the style and the still life?
completeness or sense of completion
emotion-does it convey the original still life? give the essence of the scene?
Just getting it done(if they are like my curriculum students)
focus during the projects (or are they too busy thinking about other stuff, painting should be a meditation, total focus, not distracting themselves or others)
Style-have they expressed their own style or are they a copyiist? Is the finished work dynamic or expressive?
Hope this helps
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