The Artist Tri-Fold Book Report
Dear Parent & Students,
The Tri-Fold Artist Book Report (a 5th grade Bel Aire tradition) has now been assigned. Please read over the assignment packet students have been given very carefully together. The final project is due on Wednesday, May 25th. I will be showing many examples in class. This project is a homework project and will take the place of language arts homework on many nights. There will not be class time for this. The “Benchmark Dates” below aren’t necessarily “due dates,” but they are benchmark dates that encourage students to pace themselves since this project has quite a few components. They DO NOT need to turn in these pieces every week. These guidelines are set so students don’t fall behind. They should be working on this project every evening during their homework time. Please reinforce the necessity of staying up-to-date (and not up late :). Lastly, please assist your child, if you wish, in purchasing a specific tri-fold board (foam or cardboard) with dimensions, approximately 36 X 48, at Staples, Amazon, or any other craft store. If you are NOT able to make the purchase at this time, simply chat with me, and I will gladly purchase one for your child. If you have any questions, please be sure to email me.
Important (Suggested) Dates for 2022 Artist Book Report:
By Sunday, 4/24 – Books to research and buy tri-fold poster or ask your teacher.
By Sunday, 5/1 - Complete the title, your name, and “Timeline.”
By Sunday, 5/8 – Complete the “Reproduction of Artist's Work" section.
By Sunday, 5/15 – Complete the “Designing Your Own Work” portion of the report.
By Sunday, 5/22 - Complete your “Responses to Artwork" section.
By Sunday, 5/22 – “Letter to the Artist” section.
By Wednesday, 5/25 – Complete and assemble entire Tri-Fold Artist Report board with your biography/bibliography attached.
Final Project due: Wednesday, May 25: Bring your tri-fold to class with all of its pieces and parts (if there are any).
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ARTIST REPORT EXAMPLES
Think about an artist you would like to learn about. You will be completing an artist essay and an artist project. Remember to research at least 2 - 3 artists in case someone picks your first choice.
The artist(s) of your choice can be the following:
- Visual Artist
- Fashion Designer
Try to avoid:
- Musical Artists
- Graffiti Artists
- One paragraph should be about his or her early life.
- One paragraph should be about major events in his or her later personal life.
- At least TWO paragraphs should be about major events in the artist's professional life.
- One of your sources must be a book.
Ansel Adams Ralph Lauren
Jean-Michel Basquiat Jacob Lawrence
Romero Britto Roy Lichenstein
Mary Cassatt Henri Matisse
Paul Cezanne Michelangelo
Marc Chagall Joan Miro
Salvador Dali Piet Mondrian
Leonardo da Vinci Claude Monet
Edgar Degas Georgia O’Keeffe
Francisco de Goya Pablo Picasso
Paul Gauguin Jackson Pollock
Keith Haring Auguste Renoir
Hokusai Diego Rivera
Edward Hopper James Rizzi
Clementine Hunter Bob Ross
Frida Kahlo Mark Rothko
Kandinsky Charles Schultz
Paul Klee Vincent van Gogh
Gustav Klimt Diego Velázquez
Dorothea Lange Andy Warhol
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