The Artist Date is a once-weekly, festive, solo expedition to explore
something that interests you. The Artist Date need not be overtly
“artistic” — think mischief more than mastery. Artist Dates fire up the
imagination. They spark whimsy. They encourage play. Since art is about the
play of ideas, they feed our creative work by replenishing our inner well
of images and inspiration. When choosing an Artist Date, it is good to ask
yourself, “what sounds fun?” — and then allow yourself to try it.- Julia Cameron, The Artists Way
Read and reflect upon the articles and links below. Familiarize yourself with artist dates.
Choose 3 artist dates from the lists, or make one up on your own.
Next, go on your artist dates! Be sure to document the process as you go, either through taking notes, sketching, videoing or photographing the "date". Each date should last between a 1/2 hour to an hour.
Presenting your date...
Create a document, visual chart, or presentation of your dates. You may choose google docs, google slides,
Include in your presentation:
2 photos documenting your 3 dates. (6 photos total)
1-2 paragraph explanation for each of your dates.
When writing your paragraphs, consider the following questions:
- What was my date? What did you do?
- Why did I choose it?
- How did it go?
- Did you like it?
- Why did you like it or not?
- Would you do it again?
-Would you change anything if you could? What would it be? Why?
Turning it in:
-Download your document as a PDF.
-Upload to the google drive class folder titled Artist Date.
-Rename and label the file: Last name_Artist date_class period
Content: All content for the assignment is fully developed according to the assignment requirements.
Synthesis: Original thoughts and reflections are a product of connecting the resources to personal experiences and ideas.
Message: Language style, including diction and tone, is effective. The message is detailed and organized, and written evidence supports visual evidence.
Quality: Writing is proofread and contains no spelling or grammatical errors. Text and imagery work well together and are overall aesthetically pleasing to look at.
Participation: Two developed peer responses posted to two classmates’ assignments. Developed peer responses include specific feedback, details or references to outside resources.