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ALTERED BOOK Information

  • 2019

    But what is an Altered Book??

    It is any book, old or new that has been recycled by creative means into a work of art. They can be ... rebound, painted, cut, folded, added to, collage in, gold-leafed, rubber stamped or otherwise adorned ...

    and yes! it is legal!

     

    Ongoing art HOMEWORK assignment.

    Goal for altered book in art.

    1st. You must find and old book that you can alter, this must be a hard cover book containing  several pages. The best place to get an old book is a thrift store, a garage sale, library sale rack, ask you parents, grandparents, neighbors, teachers, etc.... Please don’t spend more than $2.00 on the book unless you absolutely have too. The book must have a minimum of 70 pages in it!!! The book must be hard cover The book must be “PG. rated”=which means there must not be any swear words, no old romance novels, or have pictures that are not appropriate to have in school.

     Good book examples: old dictionaries, old almanacs, old readers digest hard cover editions, old history/business/science/english books. Old novels.

    PLEASE CHECK WITH ME IF YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS OR QUESTIONS!

     HOW YOU WILL BE GRADED!!!!

    Criteria to get 100%

    A. You must have a minimum of :50% of your grade.

                1 collage page

                1 painted page

                1 page that represent drawing

                1 page that has found objects with textures: may include fabrics

                1 creatively folded page, or  cut out windows!

                1 page that contain materials that would normally not be considered art materials (coins, nails. wire, utensils whiteout et....)

                1 page that incorporate TEXT!

                1 page of your own ideas      

                2 pages that comes from  list of ideas that I have chosen see the list below...

    HALF OF YOUR GRADE WILL BE ART HISTORY SLIDE SKETCHES done in class

     

    FINAL GRADE =Total of 10 pages due____________ 

    B. You will be graded on Originality and creativeness 25%

    C. You will be graded Participation and Effort 25% ( COMPLETED PAGES with a background)

     You are encouraged to try new media's and new combination of ideas. You may have a theme or you may be completely random.You are not expected to completely finish the whole book,if you want to you may.....

    This art must represent you in some way!!!

     

    2( or More ) pages that come from list of ideas that I have chosen.

    Here are a few IDEAS that might help inspire you:


    Draw your special place when you were a kid                         

    Music

    My Generation                                                                       

    World peace

    Environmental page   

     Anorexia

    Favorite colors   

     Pride

    Things that are red, blue, yellow, green etc                                  

     MY Heritage

    Have you been a victim of racism?

    War

    Beliefs

    Dreams

    What is success to me?

    What is beauty?

    Family page

    Friend page

    Sports

    What am I passionate about?

    What are my hobbies?

    Empathy page

    Social issue page

    Political page

    Grief happiness

    Loss

    What is my favorite subject?

    Pet page

    Food page

    Obesity

    What is interesting about Buffalo NY page?

    What do I want to be when I grow up?