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student written "Rules" for artists...

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ARopple_at_TeacherArtExchange
Date: Mon Jun 02 2003 - 17:54:36 PDT


I asked one of my 8th grade art elective classes to come up with a list of
rules that artists should remember in order to stay creative with their work,
and to keep challenging themselves. They came up with the list below without my
input or paraphrasing. I thought it was a good summary of things artists need
to keep in mind, and pretty insightful on their behalf. Just thought I'd
share!
Amy R.

13 Rules for Artists:
How to Challenge Yourself and Stay Creative>
> Made by Grade 8 Art Elective, Spring 2003
>
> 1. Do something new each time you make a piece of art.
>
> 2. Try new materials and processes. Don’t limit yourself!
>
> 3. Keep an open mind.
>
> 4. LOOK around you.
>
> 5. Don’t get upset about the artwork you make. If you aren’t happy with a
> project, don’t throw it out. When you are done with it, someone else might
> like it and then you will too.
>
> 6. After mastering one way of working with an idea, try doing it a different
> way – you might get a better result.
>
> 7. Try never to do the exact same thing twice.
>
> 8. Learn background information and do research about the idea you are
> interested in working on.
>
> 9. Keep the fun of art alive!

10. Get opinions from others.>
>
> 11. Do something original. Copying is for learning only. Use your own ideas
> in your art.
>
> 12. Practice = growth.
>
> 13. Stay focused. If you don’t, you will lose track of your idea and your
> project won’t come out as well as it could.
>

attached mail follows:


 
13 Rules for Artists:

How to Challenge Yourself and Stay Creative
 

Made by Grade 8 Art Elective, Spring 2003
 

 

1. Do something new each time you make a piece of art.

 

2. Try new materials and processes. Don't limit yourself!

 

3. Keep an open mind.

 

4. LOOK around you.

 

5. Don't get upset about the artwork you make. If you aren't happy with a project, don't throw it out. When you are done with it, someone else might like it and then you will too.

 

6. After mastering one way of working with an idea, try doing it a different way - you might get a better result.

 

7. Try never to do the exact same thing twice.

 

8. Learn background information and do research about the idea you are interested in working on.

 

9. Keep the fun of art alive!

 

10. Get opinions from others.

 

11. Do something original. Copying is for learning only. Use your own ideas in your art.

 

12. Practice = growth.

 

13. Stay focused. If you don't, you will lose track of your idea and your project won't come out as well as it could.

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