These are so great I'm going to post them in my room next year, if that's
okay with you. Let me know your school if you would like me to give your
students credit for their great ideas. Thanks for posting!
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Sent: Monday, June 02, 2003 8:54 PM
Subject: student written "Rules" for artists...
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!
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.