ALTERED BOOK Information
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
Things that are red, blue, yellow, green etc
Have you been a victim of racism?
What is success to me?
What is beauty?
What am I passionate about?
What are my hobbies?
Social issue page
What is my favorite subject?
What is interesting about Buffalo NY page?
What do I want to be when I grow up?