Assignment: Color Study Collages in the Style of Anne Ryan

Noah Conlay, Color Study Collages in the Style of Anne Ryan, Fall 10

AVSM 1100 Visual Media 1 : Freehand Drawing and Creative Media  | TSA Fall 12

ASSIGNMENT/WEEK H
Color Study Collages in the Style of Anne Ryan

OBJECTIVE
To convey an understanding of “Harmonious Color Schemes” through various paper and color media; To make formal connections between your studio assignment and collage that pertain to composition and creative analysis; To show a command of materials and process that will result in a clean presentation.

MEDIA
Any kind of paper, fabric, or flat media that can adhere to a board with a thin layer of glue. Color media such as Prismacolor Pencils and Watercolors may be combined with collage.

METHOD
Collage on a 12” x 18” board of your choice. See back for more information on type of boards and layout. Consult the color wheel in studio (there are 2 per section) to determine schemes. Craftsmanship: no wrinkled or buckled materials; collage materials must lay flat.

SPECIFICS
In the style of Anne Ryan, create a collage for three of these color schemes:

Primary
Secondary
Complementary
Split Complementary
Triadic
Tetradic
Monochromatic
Analogous

CHARACTERISTICS OF ANNE RYAN’S WORK

  • used a limited amount of materials (5-7) per collage.
  • compositions often referenced the grid.
  • worked on an intimate scale.

Additional Research
Hannelore Baron
Kurt Schwitters

WHAT NOT TO DO
No branding or logos of any kind. No sports teams, designers, tv shows. Use references to pop culture sparingly if at all.

SCHEDULE

All collages due next week, November 7 in 204 at 1pm. No pin-ups are scheduled.

Grading Rubric (Draft)

Scale of 1 (low) to 5 (high)

  1. Color; choices made reflect an understanding of basic “harmonious” color relationships.
  2. Craftsmanship
    • Board trimmed neatly with clean edges
    • No adhesive mishaps; collage materials lay flat on board.
    • Clean, pencil free borders.
  3. Thoughtful use of collage materials.
  4. Collage compositions reference the characteristics of Anne Ryan’s work.
  5. Title block, with all color schemes spelled correctly.
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