Materials: White foam core (probably 2-3 pieces if you’re not wasteful), Xacto knife, good glue (not Elmers- use a glue gun or craft tacky glue, or super glue), your design layout.
Layout: Design a layout for your gallery. It must not exceed a base of 15” x 20”
You want to make sure that it has a good logical flow for smooth foot traffic and to allow crowds to gather around popular works of art.
Sketch this plan out. It's really hard to wing it because of all the measuring. Be sure to include doorway entrances/exits, walls, benches, plants, lighting and directional lighting.
There are lots of online programs to use to make this plan look legit. Check out the class website for more info.
Choosing Artworks:Decide if you want a theme, a particular time period, a region, artist, or a culture to curate.
You will become an expert and decide on which exact artworks you want to include. You do not have to choose works we’ve covered in class or art present in your textbook. You can literally bring ANY artwork to your gallery. (Pretend you got ridiculously lucky and museums gave you artworks on loan!)
Print out these artworks. Must be in good quality, not pixilated, and no artworks that had the printer running out of ink. You will glue these to the walls of the gallery. Consider frames???
Constructing the Walls:You’re the architect/contractor.
Build your own walls. Your walls may be any color as long as it’s part of your theme, including white. Must have neatly cut walls and glued nicely so that the glue is not visible.
Do not include the roof unless we can see into the building or you have skylights/holes...
Presentation: Justify your decisions.
Why/how did you choose the artworks?
Why did you design your gallery the way it is?
What is special about your gallery?
Why/how did you decide where the artworks are going to go?
Where is your gallery located (city, plaza, building…)?