• Altered Book Assignment

     

    Instead of working on weekly sketches like you have in the past, this year you will be working on altered books. This will enable you to be more creative and work at your own pace. You will still be required to turn in one page per week, but you can work on more than one if you
    like. I will check your pages at the beginning of each week.
     
    You may use any type of medium, crayon, pencil, paint, etc. You will choose your topic from the list given or you may come up with your own topic. (You can also use it as a personal journal. No one else will see it but me).  Make sure you keep up with this list so that you can refer to it throughout the whole year. 
     
    You must fill up the entire page!  If you only fill up half, you will only get half credit. Remember, you are in Advanced Art now so my expectations will be much higher. This will count as a major project grade at the end of each quarter.
     
    Three new requirements: 1. pages needs to be covered completely 2. Use three different mediums 3. Have to pick a topic from the list below.
     

    You can look on google, pinterest or youtube and type in altered book ideas and look at some pages there to get some ideas. It will also help to show you how you can use different mediums in creative ways. Please do not copy any of the pages that you see. That is plagiarism and you will receive a zero and be written up.

    Have Fun, Be Creative and Use Your Imagination!
     
    Materials you can use:
    • painting
    • stamping
    • coloring with crayons, oil pastels, colored pencils
    • pen and ink drawings
    • gluing on collages of wrapping paper, printed napkins, cloth, homemade paper or magazine pictures, newspaper
    • spray painting
    • highlighting words on the page to make "found poems"
    • gluing stacks of pages together and cutting out niches
    • attaching paper "pockets" or envelopes
    • punching out designs
    • adding stickers
    • Gluing in feathers, ribbons or other decorative elements
    • aging pages with coffee or lemon juice and heat
    • making designs with glue and glitter
    • Chalk

     

     

    Topic Ideas

    60’s
    70’s
    80’s
    Abstract
    Africa
    All about me
    Alphabet or dictionary
    Altered photos
    American fifties ads
    Anatomy
    Ancient civilizations
    Ancient cultures
    Ancient history
    Ancient spirits
    Andy Warhol (or any other artist)
    Angels
    Animals
    Antique maps
    Anything antique
    Archetypes
    Around the world
    Art Nouveau
    Asian
    Astrology
    Astronomy
    At the beach
    Au Naturel
    Autumn
    Babies
    Bad art
    Bats
    Bears
    Beeswax
    Best inventions of the world
    Bingo
    Birds
    Black and white (or any color combination)
    Board books
    Boats
    Body parts
    Books
    Bronze
    Butterflies
    Camelot
    Carnival
    Cartoon characters
    Carve your own stamps
    Cats
    Celebration of the body
    Celestial
    Celtic
    Cemeteries
    Chakras
    Childhood
    Childhood memories
    Children
    Chocolate
    Christmas
    Circus
    Cityscapes
    Classical composers
    Clowns
    Cocktails
    Coffee
    Collage
    Colors
    Comics
    Costumes
    Cowboys
    Cowgirls
    Crazy weather
    Create your own goddess
    Creative Life
    Creepy
    Cultures
    Cupcakes
    Dance
    Dark and strange
    Darkness
    Day of the Dead (Dia de los Muertos)
    Desire
    Digital
    Disguise/masquerade
    Dolls
    Doors
    Doors & windows
    Dragonflies
    Dragons
    Dream landscapes
    Dreams
    Eggs
    Egyptian
    Elegance
    Elements
    Elephants
    Emotional self-portrait
    Experiments
    Eyeglasses
    Eyes
    Fabric
    Faces
    Fairies
    Fairy tales and folklore
    Famous landmarks
    Famous poets
    Famous women
    Fantasy
    Fashion
    Faux postage
    Favorite Films
    Felines
    Feminine mystique
    Fibers
    Figments of your imagination
    Film
    Flowers
    Food/cooking/edible stuff
    Footprints
    Foreign text
    Fortune cookie sayings
    Found objects
    Found poetry
    Four seasons
    Fruits & vegetables
    Fun
    Game pieces
    Games people play
    Garden tools
    Gardens
    Genealogy/ancestors
    Geometric shapes
    Ghosts
    Girlfriends
    Gnomes
    Goddess in every woman
    Goddesses
    Grasses
    Growth
    Gypsy
    Halloween
    Hand-drawn
    Hands
    Handwritten
    Happiness is…
    Harvest
    Hats
    Hearts
    Herbs
    Heroines
    Historical costumes
    Hobbies
    Holidays
    House of blues
    House & home
    Houses
    Imaginary maps
    Imaginary places
    India
    Insects
    Inspiration
    Instruction booklets
    Italy
    Jazz
    Jesters and jokers
    Joy
    King Arthur
    Kings and Queens
    Labels
    Lace
    Landscapes
    Languages
    Lavender
    Leaves
    Leonardo da Vinci (or any famous artist)
    Life’s lessons
    Lighthouses
    Literature

    Love
    Made up countries or lands
    Magic garden
    Magic of the ordinary
    Magical creatures
    Magical recipes
    Marie Antoinette
    Maps
    Masks
    Men
    Merry-go-round
    Metal
    Mermaids
    Middle East
    Mimes
    Mixed media
    Money
    Monochromatic
    Monsters
    Motherhood
    Motorcycles
    Motown
    Moving parts
    Music
    Music of the spheres
    My favorite things
    My life
    Mythological creatures
    Mythology
    Native American
    Nature
    Nature spirits
    Newspaper clippings
    Night
    Nightmare before Christmas
    Numbers
    Ocean
    Odd objects
    Ode to famous artists
    Office supplies
    Old-timer cars
    One image
    Optical illusions
    Owls
    Paris
    Past times
    Patchwork
    Pets
    Photography
    Photos from the attic
    Pictures
    Pin ups
    Pirates
    Play on words
    Poetry
    Politics
    Portraits
    Postal
    Postcard
    Pre-Raphaelites (or any artistic movement)
    Printmaking
    Puppets
    Puzzles
    Queen of hearts
    Questions
    Quotations
    Rain
    Rainbow
    Recycled materials
    Reflections
    Resolutions
    Robin Hood
    Robots & spaceships
    Roosters
    Rubber stamping
    Rubbings
    Sacred spaces
    Santas
    School days
    Sea
    Seascapes
    Seasonal celebrations
    Seasons
    Second chance
    Self-portrait
    Serengeti
    Seven wonders
    Sewing
    Shrines
    Snap shots
    Snowmen
    Solar System
    Solitude
    Spells and magic
    Spice
    Sports
    Spring
    Steampunk
    Stenciled motifs
    Still life
    Story lines
    Storybook
    Summer
    Super heroes
    Surrealist
    Swirls
    Symbols
    Tags
    Talking trees
    Tarot cards
    Tea
    Tea Time
    Teddy bears
    Telephones
    Textures
    Theater
    Things with wings
    Throw away collage
    Tim Burton (or any modern film artist)
    Time
    Time travel
    Toys
    Traditional costumes
    Transparencies
    Travel
    Treasure decos
    Treasure maps
    Tree of life
    Trees
    Trucks
    T-shirt sayings
    Typewriter
    Underwater
    Unicorns
    Unreal cities
    Un-themed
    Urban moments
    Use acrylics only
    Use pencils only
    Use the computer only
    Use watercolor only
    Using lace
    Vampires and creatures of the night
    Venice
    Vintage
    Vintage fashion
    Vintage men
    Vintage nudes
    Vintage photos
    Vintage voyage
    Vintage wallpaper
    Wall art
    Water
    Weather
    Weird
    Weird science
    Weirdness
    Where I live
    Whimsical
    Wild animals
    Wild west
    Wild women
    Windows
    Wine
    Wine, women and song
    Wings
    Winter
    Witches
    Wizard of Oz
    Women
    Women heroines
    Wonderful women
    Words of wisdom
    World Holidays
    World Religons
    Zetti
    Zodiac