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Gr8 Looking Logs


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A presentation for grade 8 students on creating their Looking Logs for the excursion to Chang Mai, Thailand.

A presentation for grade 8 students on creating their Looking Logs for the excursion to Chang Mai, Thailand.

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  • 1. Grade 8Art Looking Logs Chang Mai culture, observation, drawing & photography
  • 2. ? Looking Log what is a You will be creating 8 artistic pages to represent your time spent in Chiang Mai, Thailand. Think of it as a travel journal meeting a sketchbook.
  • 3. Your looking log is to be used to record sketches, notes & drawings throughout your trip.
  • 4. You will prepare some papers to create your work on before you go. These should be carried with you in an A4 ziplock bag, along with your art materials.
  • 5. Your art materials consist of pencil, black pen, coloured pencils etc. image credit:
  • 6. Make sure you record regularly, noting location, time and context. image credit: You can add sketches & observations of your experiences in Thailand at any time.
  • 7. You can create quick 5-10 minute sketches as well as more sustained drawings. image credit: image credit:
  • 8. Check out & record religion,temple grounds, markets, wats, people, patterns, food & ways of life. imagecredits:FrankCurkovic
  • 9. You can use pencil, pen or colour media to record from observation. Make good use of space rather than always drawing in the centre of the paper. image credit: Frank Curkovic
  • 10. You are creating a visual record of various aspects of your visit. You may add notes to your drawings. You may include photographs. image credit:
  • 11. Carry a camera to all your visits to record image credit: events, objects, sculptures, artifacts, people & patterns etc.
  • 12. You will have some class time to complete your looking log upon your return. imagecredit: Capture a wide variety of imagery. You can bring these back to class, to further develop your looking log.
  • 13. Photo ideas: people, textures/surfaces, closeups, patterns, lanterns, baskets, food, pottery, statues, buildings, etc. imagecredit:
  • 14. A good photo will consider lighting, composition, framing, angle & always be in focus.focusfocus
  • 15. (You will also be creating a Picasa photo album upon your return.)
  • 16. Whilst in Thailand, collect a range of papers and materials to use upon your return. You may get an opportunity for this at the night market. Collect patterned papers, maps, postcards & ticket stubs etc. to incorporate and/or collage into your work. Advice:
  • 17. Drawing Criteria: You can draw from observation and from photographs. Sketches should convey a strong sense of atmosphere and context.
  • 18. Sustained drawings are sophisticated in style, well observed and show depth & focus.
  • 19. Use a range of prepared surfaces to demonstrate some risk taking and interest in your work.
  • 20. Use a range of drawing media and execute it skillfully.
  • 21. Integrate collagecreatively intoyour studies.
  • 22. Use colour with flairand have a clearunderstandingof its impact and relevance. image credit:
  • 23. Layout Criteria: Individual pages should have a strong and well planned layout & design. They should be full and bursting with imagery.
  • 24. demonstrate vibrant, sensitive colour choices, tonal contrasts and carefully selected media. All pages should
  • 25. should clearly explain the context, time and focus for the study. Annotations (notes) imagecredit:
  • 26. student examples
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  • 33. Today’s class: ●Go online to search for interesting images related to Chang Mai – patterns,maps,etc ●Print these out ●Use these as background collage for some of your prepared papers,you can easily dull them by white washing over lightly If you have some spare papers: ●Select an image to refer to and create a sustained drawing of it on your piece of prepared paper. ●Develop your drawing with color (ink,paint,pencil). Think about composition and placement of images. ●Concentrate on developing contrast and drama in your work.Use a range of light and dark tones. ●Annotate your page with information on the date , why you chose this image,thoughts and feelings.