Over the next 3 weekends, Santa Cruz County artists will open their studios to visitors to show their art and art making processes.
For each art class enrolled in at GBK, attend a total of 3 artists studios. (Art 1, Art 2, Art 3 – any type of art from glass to textile to painting, printmaking, or photography.
(Photo students must attend studios of photographers, AP 3D – 3D artists, and AP 2D – 2D artists.)
For each visit, you must post an account of your visit, your impressions of the studio, the artist, and their work. Make comments about their techniques and processes (the artists are all required to post information about this in their studio in order to participate in Open Studios. If you don’t see it, ask about their technique.) AND, comment on the inspiration this gives you for your own art work.
For extra credit, ask questions directly of the artist and post results of your “interview.”
For extra credit, you may attend and post accounts about more than 3 artist studios.
For extra credit, attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League on Broadway (see link.) Post name and artist for what you would award 1st 2nd and 3rd place in the whole show and explain why.
On the weeks you don’t actually attend a studio, you still must make a weekly post about a local artist you find who will be participating in Open Studios. (It may be one you visit later.) Look at their website (the ones in magenta have links.)
Share ideas about why the work is interesting or appealing to you, what you think are the most important aspects of their style and the message or ideas behind their art. Also, note if you think there is a connection in their background or biography listed on the website that contributes to their art.
Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent posts. You also may be inspired to visit particular artists by reading others’ posts.
There is a Guide Booklet in the art room 216 with maps if you want to plan your weekend trips. South County is the first weekend, North County the second, and some artists are open for the third, Encore weekend.
For Art 1 – There is an hour, free choice, sketchbook drawing due each week.