Assignment will be worked on in class and it is expected that the assignment should be worked on outside of class as well.
Large Painting (3 x 4 feet) with numerous small studies/preliminary work. Note half a letter grade will be lost if studies are not integrated into the process of the work. This means not doing studies at the completion of the assignment. As in previous assignments the “Thematic Assignment” will continue with the formal investigation of various painting materials, thick applications of paint to thin glazes, composition, mark making, forms, space and color. Unlike previous assignments this Thematic Assignment places more emphasis on developing and expanding themes that will involve choosing symbols, metaphors, allegories, narratives, icons, signifiers, myths or combining some of these choices. Concept building and expanding thematic layers of meaning in this assignment will become an essential part of the working process.
Primarily painting mediums are required for this assignment to depict an advanced level of symbolic and or metaphorical subject matter (see below points 1 to 8 under Thematic Subject Matter heading). Other non-traditional materials may be used in addition to the primary use of painting materials. You also have the option of developing collage and or using text as a partial component in the work as long as the objectives are demonstrated.