The Best Way to Do Your Art Homework: a Guide for Students
Just so much work is done in the classroom. An art student should expect to have homework, which is an opportunity to practice and exercise creative skills. That last point is perhaps the most important reason to do homework. You have to be able to put your creativity to work. There are a couple of ways that will help you in getting those images in your mind down on paper or canvas.
- Stop Procrastinating. You should never wait to the last minute to do an art assignment. You risk having a creative block occur whenever you wait too long. Set aside time after school when you feel your imaginative juices are flowing the best. It is during those minutes you ought to be working on that art project.
- Organize Your Working Space. You are well aware of the degree of concentration necessary to do well in art. Anything that may disturb your thoughts should not be in the area where you will be working. Go ahead and turn off your smart phone; you don’t need to talk to anybody while you are working. Music is all right in the background but it should not be overly distracting.
- Pace Yourself. Creativity can be very draining and after hours of concentration you will need a break. Take the opportunity to refresh yourself and then get back to work.
- Outline the Steps. Michelangelo didn’t just splash paint on the Sistine Chapel. He worked from sketches he had done earlier and a process was followed whereby ideas were transferred to the wall. Prepare for yourself an outline of what you are going to do on the project and then go to work on it. It may be possible for you to do a section of the outline out of sequence. It isn’t really a problem if the creative forces are there. The other part can be worked on a bit later perhaps.
- Making Inventory of Your Supplies. Do you have what you need to get the job done properly? If you do not be sure to get all the needed supplies before you get started. This will allow you to work without the interruption of going to purchase paper or paint.
Homework does not have to be a night in the salt mines. You do have to organize both your time and your efforts. An idea you may consider is to jot down the amount of time required to finish a given project. This is a time audit which will allow you to have an idea of how much time you need for a given type of assignment. It will help you do even better job on future homework.