SARA STUDENTS WORKING IN THE LIBRARY ON “THE SEED” ‒
Approximately every second week, a sentence, subject or a fragment of an idea is posted as a starting point from which to imagine and create a sketch or drawing (in any medium). The Seed is meant to encourage students to think creatively and imaginatively as a contrast to all the technical studies acquired through other parts of the program curriculum. The drawing need not be “finished” at all, but the sketch should clearly show the conception and composition of your image and every effort should be made by the student to do the best work possible. These drawings are then shared and discussed. The Seed is optional for beginning students, but required of intermediate and advanced students.
When creating (and discussing) the seed images, students should keep in mind the following areas: Conception (the artist’s idea for the image), Expression (how the idea is expressed through symbolism, gesture, emotional impact), Composition (center of interest, weight, balance, rhythm, movement), Drawing (how correctly/well it is drawn), Color [if applicable] (its efficacy in supporting or creating the message, mood, atmosphere and/or impact for the image), and Technique (how the technique affects the expression of the idea (loose, impressionistic, energetic, tight, sketchy, naturalistic, etc.).
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