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[teacherartexchange] Generating Ideas - What do Artists Do?

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From: Judy Decker (judy.decker_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Sun Jul 23 2006 - 09:44:11 PDT


Dear Art Educators,

How artists get ideas has been a recent topic on TAB Choice list.
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/TAB-ChoiceArtEd

Here are some suggestions from various list members. Create a bulletin
board on the idea generating process. Here is page on Incredible Art
Department.
http://www.princetonol.com/groups/iad/Files/ideas.htm

"Wall of Inspiration" from Libby (TAB Choice list serve)

What do artists do?

Remember
Create
Imagine
Feel
Observe
Distort
Experiment
Invent
Play
Repeat
Transform
Plan
Investigate
Analyze
Symbolize

Posted by Clark Fralick:

What do artists do?

Transformation, Fragment, Metamorphosize, hybridize, Symbolize,
Transfer, Repeat, Distort, Fantasize, analyze.

Posted by Cindy Erickson:

HOW TO MAKE ART in elementary language

CREATE A SYMBOL– DRAW A SYMBOL OF SOMETHING THAT IS MEANINGFUL TO YOU

TRANSFORM = TAKE AN ART MATERIAL AND MAKE IT (TRANSFORM IT) INTO SOMETHING

VARY = TAKE AN OBJECT AND SEE HOW MANY WAYS YOU CAN CHANGE IT, ADD TO
IT, DO IT DIFFERENTL

USE IMAGINATION = USE YOUR BRAIN TO IMAGINE A PERSON, AN ANIMAL, A
PLACE, A THING

INVENT = THINK UP SOMETHING NO ONE ELSE HAS EVER THOUGHT OF OR A
BETTER WAY TO DO SOMETHING

FRAGMENT = TAKE A PICTURE AND REDRAW ONLY A PART OF IT

METAMORPH IT = TAKE AN IDEA OR A PERSON OR AN OBJECTS AND MAKE THEM
ALIVE OR NOT ALIVE, OR IN A DIFFERENT SPACE OR IN A DIFFERENT TIME

HYBRIDIZE IT = TAKE TWO DIFFERENT THINGS OR TWO DIFFERENT IDEAS AND FUSE
THEM TOGETHER

REPEAT = TAKE AN OBJECT OR A DESIGN AND REPEAT IT OVER AND OVER

DISTORT = TAKE A PERSON OR AN OBJECT AND MAKE PART OF IT MUCH SMALLER
OR MUCH LARGER OR MUCH FATTER OR MUCH SKINNIER OR MUCH ???

FANTASIZE = USE IMAGINATION BUT ADD SOMETHING REALLY UNREALISTIC OR UNUSUAL

ANALYZE = REDO SOMETHING YOU HAVE DONE BEFORE BUT MAKE IT BETTER BY
RETHINKING IT
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I will be adding these to the How Artists Get Ideas page.

Judy Decker

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