OPEN STUDIOS Art 1,2,3,4,AP, Photo, Photo P.P. and I.S. – Oct. 4-5, Oct.11-12, Oct.18-19 – Due by Mon. 10/20


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, Art 4 – any type of art from glass to textile to painting, printmaking, or photography.)

Photo students must attend studios of photographers; Independent Study and AP 2D, focus on your medium.

For each visit, in your sketchbook,  you must:

1. Write  bullet points with your observations of the studio, the artist, their techniques and processes (this information is posted in their studio, if you don’t see it, ask about their technique.)  AND,

2. Sketch something from their studio or a part of their work that inspires you.

For your own growth and enlightenent, ask questions directly of the artist and share results of your “interview” in class.

For extra credit, you may do this for more than 3 artist studios.

To help you choose, consider attending the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League on Broadway (see link.)

Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent notes.

Do all three on one weekend or one each weekend but don’t leave until the last day! Plan it out.

There is a Guide Booklet in the art room 216 and 222 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 a half hour, free choice, sketchbook drawing due at end of each week.

For other Art classes, sketchbook homework remains the same as the pattern established to date, in support of in-class work and ideas for extensions.


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