October’s theme is NOISE: Throughout history we can see works of art that show visual noise - at all different volumes. When you hear noise, what do you visualize? When you see art, what can you hear? The futurists let the sense of hearing drive their visual work. How will you use one of your senses to portray another sense?
November’s theme is FACT: What is a fact? If you believe something to be absolutely true, but someone else does not, is it still a fact? At what point does that fact become an opinion? How will you portray this visual idea without being too obvious?
December’s theme is HEALTH: What is the first thing you think of when you see the word “health”? There are many ways to consider it: overall wellness, physical health, emotional health, mental health, spiritual health, and historical and cultural notions of the idea. How will you portray it? Explore possibilities; sometimes your first idea isn’t the best.
January’s theme is DISCOVERY:
verb (used with object)
1. to see, get knowledge of, learn of, find, or find out; gain sight or knowledge of (something previously unseen or unknown): to discover America; to discover electricity.
February’s theme is PERSISTENCE: Take this opportunity to go beyond, challenge yourself and make this visual work the strongest yet. What can you achieve when you push yourself past the point of wanting to stop, or wanting to be finished?
March's theme is COLLECTION: Collecting is a popular hobby. Stamps, gemstones, insects, motorcycles, vending machines - these are collections large and small. The history of the museum, in fact, is tied to a Renaissance tradition of displaying "cabinets of curiosities" or "rooms of wonder". What do you collect? Why? Your challenge is to embody the art of collecting visually! This website accompanying an exhibit at MoMA will give you some ideas about the history of collection: