Develop the following boxes with original art/design work while working with the markings that are already contained within the box. 

This assessment is based on the Torrence Tests for Creativity (TTCT). The test was developed by Dr. E. Paul Torrance, an education researcher at the University of Georgia. He spent his career refining a series tests designed to measure creative ability. Though not everyone agrees that creativity CAN be assessed, this test is still a fun exercise.  Think of it as a puzzle or brain-teaser. The imagination is a lot like a muscle, the more you use it, the bigger it gets. 

I have provided a downloadable test sheet for you. Also provided are TTCT examples completed by students. Keep in mind that each one of us are at different creativity levels, so don't compare your results with anyone else's. This assignment will provide me with useful feedback on where you on the creative learning curve. You may take the test more than once. If this were an officially conducted TTCT, you'd be timed while assessed, but this is for Mr. Heidt. He wants you to take your time, and be imaginative.


The directions are at the top of the test.

Week 1 | The Creativity Test

 

Develop an artistic design for each module (box) that represents the combination of each element and each design principle. For example: how might Line be shown visually if Balance is the emphasis? 


If you are unable to print the 11X17 version, I have provided the same chart in Week 3 as two 8.5X11 documents. Print both A and B out seperately and tape them together side by side. Use double sided tape for best results.

Week 2 | The Elements of Art 

 

Elements & Principles Chart: Develop an artistic design for each module (box) that represents the combination of each element (on the left) and each design principle. For example: how might Line be shown visually if Balance is the emphasis? 


Each module should look different, so be imaginative!

Download the Elements & Principles Chart, (8.5X11, side A, side B) below.

Week 3 | The Principles of Design

 

Combine collage elements to create a visual representation of what YOU are about. Use a real map as a base, and build up a collage a design that represents who you are and what you care about most, your life's journey. The Map of Me should tell the story of YOU. See an example below.

Week 4 | A Map of Me

 

Week 5 | Painting A Tree

What kind of tree is worth taking the time to paint? I will show you how to choose your painting subject, and what qualities to look for. We will cover the colors that you'll need to have ready-to-go when painting a tree in it's natural setting. This is a lesson for beginners, so don't be nervous about painting. We use acrylics, so if you make a mistake, no worries. As Bob Ross always said, “There are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”

 

This week we are studying the basics of color. I have provided you with an All About Color color theory basics handout that we will be discussing in class. 

Week 6 | All About Color

 

Week 7 | The Still Life

Building and photographing your still life. Bring in some interesting personally meaningful objects that you would like to draw. Consider an old pair of shoes, items with reflective surfaces, and objects you collect.

 

Week 8 | Just Sketching Up

Bring in your sketchbooks for a formative assessment.