4-H Arts & Miscellaneous

4H Arts & Crafts

 

DIVISION 6029

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • Must be work of 4Her and completed since last Kenton County Fair. One exhibit per class as to age.

  • All classes are from Portfolio Pathways (Section A) and Sketchbook Crossroads (Section B) 4H Core Curriculum except for Trends and Heritage Crafts

  • Small items, which are easily separated or destroyed, should be placed in small plastic bags.  For items with more than one piece, a description on the back of the ID card is suggested with number of pieces, color, etc.  In addition, label each item in an inconspicuous location, include a minimum of name and county (clothing label 4LO-12SO can be utilized.)

  • Seniors exhibiting at the Kentucky State Fair must complete and submit an artist statement label card.  This card can be found on the Kentucky State Fair 4H class catalog found at https://4-h.ca.uky.edu/content/state-fair-catalog

  • Exhibits disqualified if pictures or hanging items do not have an attached hanger.  (wire hangers must be secure and attached to the frame for paintings and drawings only) No wire hooks taped to back.  All hangers must support the weight of item.  Pictures should be framed and ready for hanging.

  • Exhibits disqualified if subject matter is not “family friendly”.

  • Exhibits disqualified if pictures are not mounted on firm mat, not foam core, and/or framed with attached hanger.    No poster board  allowed.

 

SECTION A:  Portfolio Pathways

 

 Painting

727a  Junior Acrylic Still Life: (p12) Using acrylic paint to create a Still Life

727b  Senior Acrylic Still Life: (p12) same as Junior

728a  Junior Water Color: (p14) Using watercolors and a variety of techniques to complete a painting on watercolor paper.

728b  Senior Water Color: (p14) same as Junior

 

729a  Junior Abstract: (p18) Using acrylic paints experiment with abstract designs to complete a painting.

 

729b Senior Abstract: (p18) same as Junior

 

730a Junior Sand Painting: (p20) On an 8"X10"X1/4" sanded plywood or particle board, explore painting with colored sand mixed with glue.

 

730b  Senior Sand Painting: (p20) same as Junior

 

731a  Junior Self Portrait: (p22) Using acrylic or watercolor paints complete a self portrait using any drawing or painting

technique.

 

731b Senior Self Portrait: (p22) Same as Junior

 

732a  Junior Human Action:  (p24) Using acrylic or watercolor paints, capture human action through the use of vivid colors, lines and texture

 

732b  Senior Human Action: (p24) Same as Junior

 

733a  Junior Oil Painting: (p26) Using oils on canvas or canvas board, experiment with different techniques of laying oil to canvas to create a finished painting

 

733b Senior Oil Painting: (p26) Same as Junior

 

734a  Junior Oil Landscape: (p30) On a 16"X18" stretched and primed canvas, canvas board or sheet of Masonite coated in gesso, lay out a one-point landscape perspective drawing and use oil paints to show atmosphere and distance.

 

734b Senior Oil Landscape: (p30) Same as Junior

Printing

735a  Junior Intaglio Collagraph Print: (p38) On 8 1/2"X11" paper, create a collagraph block at least 6" wide and create any color print using intaglio printing method

 

735b Senior Oil Painting: Same as Junior

 

736a  Junior Blueprint Paper Print: (p40) On blueprint paper create a sun print at least 5 1/2"X8 1/2" using cyanotype or light or sun sensitive paper

 

736b Senior Blueprint Paper Print: Same as Junior

 

737a  Junior Etched Plexiglas: (p42) Create an original print using an etched Plexiglas plate.  The print should be at least 5 1/2"X8 1/2". Plexiglas etching uses the intaglio method of printing

 

737b Senior Etched Plexiglas: Same as Junior

 

738a  Junior Wax Resist Print: (p44) Create intricate designs for printing using a wax resist method

 

738b Senior Wax Resist Print: Same as Junior

 

739a  Junior Tire Stamp Print: (p46) Cut pieces of inner tube tire, glue it onto a wood block, and print suing a stamp pad.

 

739b Senior Tire Stamp Print: Same as Junior

 

740a  Junior Linoleum Print: (p48) Create linoleum print using linoleum block on paper

 

740b Senior Linoleum Print: Same as Junior

 

741a  Junior Hand Drawn Negative Photograph: (p51) Draw a negative on frosted acetate, then print onto photographic paper

(8"X10") as a positive, using a photographic process

 

741b Senior Hand Drawn Negative Photograph: Same as Junior

 

 

Graphic Design

743a  Junior 5 Color Design: (pp62-63) Create two 8"X10" landscapes. 5 color designs are identical except for one color.  Change one color to create a second design.  Use paint, paper or computer graphics program.  Mount on a matt board.

 

743b Senior 5 Color Design: Same as Junior

 

744a  Junior Computer Drawing: (p70) Explore the use of computer tools and techniques to doodle, draw and replicate images.  Print out each design showing the use of various tools.

 

744b Senior Computer Drawing: Same as Junior

 

 

SECTION B:  Sketchbook Crossroads

Drawing

745a  Junior Contour Drawing: (p12) Draw objects using the contour drawing method.  Do 2-3 drawings of the same object from different angles.

 

745b Senior Contour Drawing: Same as Junior

 

746a  Junior Two Point Perspective: (p16) On sketch paper, draw a two point perspective that has a point at each end of a horizontal segment.

 

746b  Senior Two Point Perspective: Same as Junior

 

747a  Junior Circular Shape Object: (p18) Draw a subject to fit a circular shape

 

747b Senior Circular Shape Object: Same as Junior

 

748a  Junior Color Pencil: (p20) Draw with colored pencils and use turpenoid to blend colors.

 

748b Senior Color Pencil: Same as Junior

 

749a  Junior Pen and Ink: (p22) Sketch animals or other objects using pen and ink.

 

749b Senior Pen and Ink: Same as Junior

 

750a  Junior Calligraphy: (p24) On 8 1/2"X11" paper, rewrite a quote, poem or pledge using Calligraphy.  Include the author on the piece.

 

750b Senior Calligraphy: Same as Junior

 

751a  Junior Cartooning: (p27) Cartooning is a simple process of making line drawings show sequential motion.  Create your own cartoon character showing motion.  Must create at least three blocks.

 

751b Senior Cartooning: Same as Junior

 

 

Fiber Arts

752a  Junior Felted Wool Applique Mat: (p31) Felt wool to create a design.  Applique design to a felted wool mat.  Max size of mat 18"X24"  Use 100% wool to felt

 

752b Senior Felted Wool Applique Mat: Same as Junior

 

753a  Junior Cotton Linter Bowl: (p34) Experiment with cotton linter using molds and shaping the linter to form bowls.  Enhance the cotton with colored pencils, threads, floss, dried flowers to make a unique creation.

 

753b Senior Cotton Linter Bowl: Same as Junior

 

754a  Junior Batik Fabric: (p37) Using natural fiber fabric, create a unique fiber artwork using dyes and the wax resist method.

 

754b Senior Batik Fabric: Same as Junior

 

755a  Junior Lap Loom Woven Place Mat: (p40) Set up a lap Loom.  Using several colors or types of yarn, create a woven placemat

 

755b Senior Lap Loom Woven Place Mat: Same as Junior

 

756a  Junior Inkle Loom Basket: (p44) Weave 4-6 stripes that are identical.  Sculpt a basket out of several woven strips by stitching them together in a spiral.  Manipulate the strips to form the bottom of the basket.

 

756b Senior Inkle Loom Basket: Same as Junior

 

 

Sculpting

757a  Junior Clay Container: (p55) Create a functional container from clay either self-hardening or firing required.

 

757b Senior Clay Container: Same as Junior

 

758a  Junior Clay Bust: (p57) Sculpt a head with facial features out of clay

 

758b Senior Clay Bust: Same as Junior

 

759a  Junior Mask: (p61) Create a mask using clay emphasizing unique form and texture to portray feelings

 

759b Senior Mask: Same as Junior

 

760a  Junior Cardboard Sculpture: (p65) Create a piece of textured relief sclpture using corrugated cardboard stacked and glued

together.  Sculpt with an Exacto® knife.

 

760b Senior Cardboard Sculpture: Same as Junior

 

761a  Junior Flower Wire Sculpture: (p67) Using wire and nylon cloth, create a freestanding flower sculpture

 

761b Senior Flower Wire Sculpture: Same as Junior

 

762a  Junior Plaster of Paris Carving: (p69) Using a plaster of Paris block, carve a form that has a concave and convex surface and allows space to flow around and through it.

 

762b Senior Plaster of Paris Carving: Same as Junior

 

 

SECTION C:  Art Trends and Traditions

This section highlights trends in art while honoring our heritage.  Documentation for the Heritage Craft Classes is REQUIRED. Failure to document will result in disqualification.

763a  Junior Art Trends-Mixed Media

 

763b  Senior Art Trends-Mixed Media

 

764a  Junior Heritage Craft-See below for definition

 

764b  Senior Heritage Craft

 

Heritage Craft-Heritage refers to practices or characteristics that are passed down through the years from one generation to the next. Heritage can be celebrated through recognition of crafts reflecting one's culture.  Examples:  baskets, brooms, etc.  To enter Heritage Craft classes, the item must have been created in the past year.  Exhibitor must complete the Heritage Craft description document in the Kentucky State Fair 4H class catalog (website).

4-H Photopraphy

 

DIVISION 6030

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • All general photography classes are taken from 4H Photography Core Curriculum (Focus on Photography, Controlling the Image and Mastering Photography).

  • 4H'er may enter only one level per year, but may enter up to 3 classes within said level.

  • Photography entries must fulfill following requirements:

  • Photos must be work of 4Her and taken since last fair.

  • Photos may be black & white or color unless specifically stated.

  • Photos may be digital unless otherwise stated.

  • All classes (including Horticulture) with ONE PHOTOGRAPH MUST BE MOUNTED ON 10" X 16" MAT BOARD (no poster board or foam core board).  Single photographs are limited to a maximum size of 8” X 12”.  Pictures cannot be framed or matted with colored mat board.

  • All classes (including Horticulture) WITH MULTIPLE PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE MOUNTED ON WHITE 16" X 20" MAT BOARD (no poster board or foamcore board).  Pictures cannot be framed or matted with colored mat board.

  • Mount pictures securely.  Rubber cement or dry mounting tissue is suggested.  No photo corners.  Pictures may be cropped.

  • If labels are required for pictures, it must be typed on white paper and placed directly below the photograph it is identifying.

  • absolutely nothing on front of mat board except photos and ID tag.  Any other required materials are to be mounted on the back.

  • See State Fair catalog (website) and/or 4H agent for other exhibit requirements

LEVEL 1-Focus on Photography

764 Fun with Shadows, pg. 22. Photograph shadows to create a mood or element of surprise.  Two photos of shadow shapes and three photographs that show how the shadow of a subject can "grow" or shrink over time.

765 Directing the Light, pg. 26. Four photos using either natural or artificial light, take photos of subject with:  Front lighting, Back lighting, Side lighting, and Top lighting (overhead).

766 What Do You See? pg. 34. Display three photos:  (A) 1-Landascape with foreground, Middle ground, and background, labeled 1, 2,3.  (B) 1- Landscape with a foreground object that frames the photo.  (C) 1- portrait of a person without background clutter.

767 Bird's Eye View, pg. 6. Display four photos, one from each Position: a) Lying on your stomach, b) Lying on your back, c) Leaning over, d) Bending sideways.

768 Hat Tricks and Magic, pg. 50. Display four photos that show the following special effects.  Give each photograph a title:

  1. Hat Trick:  Have a plant growing out of the subject

  2. Hand Stand:  Have it look like someone is holding a person in their hand

  3. Magic:  Set up the photo to look like a person is hanging from the ceiling

  4. Bad Hair Day:  Position a person to look like their hair is sticking straight up.

769 Photos Can Tell a Story, pg. 58. A sequence of 3-5 photos that tell a story.  There should be a beginning, a middle and end.

 

770 Black and White, pg. 62. 3-5 Black and White photographs that show texture, shape and composition.  The interest is in the contrast, light and shadows.

LEVEL 2-Controlling the Image

771 Golden Photo, pg 38. Display 4 photos, labeled:

  1. 1 photo-Rule of Thirds

  2. 1 photo-Using the Golden Triangle

  3. 1 photo-Using the Golden Rectangle

  4. 1 photo-That doesn't follow the rules

772 The Space Tells a Story, pg 46.  Display 1 photo that shows good use of positive and negative space.

773 Capture a Candid Photo, pg. 48. Create a candid collection (3-5) photos.  Take photos at a party, parade, sporting event or family reunion.  Try to capture the emotions of the event.

774 Freeze the Moment, pg. 54. Display 2 photos that use shutter speeds to show action:

  1. setting #1-Set shutter speed 1/250 to freeze action for a clear photo

  2. setting #2-set the shutter speed at 1/30

            Label the shutter speed of the photo

775 Panning the Action. pg. 58.  Display two photos; one showing panning technique and one showing blurring of motion

776 Bits and Pieces, pg. 62. Display one photo.  Fill the frame with small parts of a whold subject.  Choose bits and pieces for close-ups.

777 Panoramas, pg. 66.  Take a series of photos to create a panorama.

 

LEVEL 3-Mastering Photography

778 Reflections, pg. 30 two reflections photos.  Label each with time location, and camera setting.  Take pictures of reflections as subjects

779 Still-Life, pg. 42.  Show two series of at least three photos showing different arrangements and techniques of a still-life.  Choose two Experiments:

  1. Similar Themes

  2. Similar Colors

  3. Different lighting

  4. Your Interest

780 Say "Cheese", pg. 46. Display two formal portraits and two informal portraits

781 Mastering Composition, pg. 50. Display four photos, one from each collection:

  1. Symmetry vs Asymmetry

  2. Pattern and Texture

  3. Shape and Form

  4. Visual Rhythms
     

782 Expression Through Color, pg. 54. Display three photos that illustrate Monochromatic, Contrasting, and Complementary color techniques-Label each one.

783 Details! Details!, pg. 58. Display three to five examples that highlight details in a subject you explored.

784 Pictures With a Purpose, pg. 62. Dos[;ay two to three photos that could be part of a brochure.  Include words that market the product, event or the Organization.

785 How Did They Get That Picture? pg. 66.  Display three to five photos taken with advanced specialized equipment.

 

HORTICULTURAL PHOTOGRAPHY

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • 4Her may enter one project in each class.  Photography rules stated above apply here

*** Only photos representing Olericulture and Floriculture will be accepted for Horticultural photography classes***

 

Olericulture definition:  herbaceous plants grown for the kitchen such as carrots (edible root), asparagus (edible stem), lettuce (edible leaf), cauliflower (edible flower), tomatoes (edible fruit), and peas (edible seed).  This DOES NOT include fruit and nut crops.

Floriculture definition:  flowers and ornamental plants, generally cut flowers, potted plants and greenery.  This DOES NOT include plants for the landscape such as turf and nursery crops such as shrubs, trees and climbers.

786 A single black and white-horticultural subject or activity. (Photo size limited to maximum of 8”X12”)

787 A single color-horticultural subject or activity. (Photo size limited to a maximum of 8”X12”)

788 A sequence of 4 photographs. In color or black and white representing a horticulture event or activity that tells a visual story, chronologically, without the use of words.

789 Horticultural collection (B&W or color), consisting of 6 photographs.

 

Coordinator: Joe Adkins

4-H Leadership & Communication Project

 

DIVISION 6041

 

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • See General Rules applying to all 4H exhibitors and general rules applying to all 4H exhibits other than livestock.

  • Exhibits must correspond to any project or activity from the Leadership (4H Step Up to Leadership and Unlock Your Leadership Potential) and/or Communications (4H Building Bridges) project books.

  • Only pages relevant to project are needed.  Additional pages are allowed but will not be considered by the judges.

  • The 4H ID CARD (4LO-11SO) should be securely attached to the outside lower right corner of the outside cover.  Inside, clearly indicate the pages that are to be judged.  If the pages  to be judged are not clearly marked then the last 2-4 pages of the book will be reviewed.

  • This is NOT a general scrapbooking category.  (For scrapbooking, see Division 6029, class 745/746)  The scrapbook format is a method of recording the Leadership and/or Communications experiences of youth who participate in these project areas.  Projects must demonstrate a clearly stated correspondence to a Leadership or Communications activity or may not be judged or could receive a white ribbon. 

  • All pages should be identified with name, county, lot and class.  Pages should be in plastic sheet protectors.   

  • One exhibit per 4Her in communication and one exhibit for leadership.

  • Club is limited to one entry in the Club Scrapbook division.

  • Exhibit must be in an 8 1/2" X 11" or 12" X 12" notebook or scrapbook format. Format will allow a Leadership or Communication Portfolio to be developed and kept over multiple years.

  • Refer to the class entry to determine the required number of pages.

  • Photos should clearly address the theme or activity corresponding to the selected leadership project or communication project.  Each photo should be explained with a 2-3 sentence journaling caption.  One or two paragraphs of narrative explaining the project or activity should be included on the scrapbook pages. Clearly indicate pages to be judged.  Additional pages beyond those required by the project will not be reviewed.

  • Project should contain the following:

  1. 2 or more photos on each page

  2. each photo should be explained with captions

  3. 1-2 paragraphs of narrative on one of the pages

  4. No additional pages of narrative are needed

  • Photos can be taken by the 4-Her or another person.  The pictures should clearly address the Leadership or Communication project that is selected. Pictures may be cropped as desired.  

  • Pages will be scored on: organization of project (easy to follow and relevant to a Leadership and/or Communications Project), neatness, narrative content, caption content, photo content, and overall effectiveness of the project.

COMMUNICATION PROJECT-DIVISION 6041-A

925 Junior Communication Scrapbook Display: 2 page display of work completed by junior level member based on an activity, program or project from the 4H Communications Curriculum.

926 Senior Communication Scrapbook Display: 4 page display of work completed by senior level member based on an activity, program or project from the 4H Communications Curriculum.

 

927 Senior Resume: 1 page resume using Microsoft Word.  See 4H Communications project book "The Perfect Fit" and "Take Me As I Am" for resume tips and guidelines.

LEADERSHIP PROJECT-DIVISION 6041-B

928 Junior Leadership- 2 pages based on an activity, program or project from the 4H Communications Curriculum.

 

929 Senior Leadership- 4 pages based on an activity, program or project from the 4H Communications Curriculum.

 

SECRETARY SCRAPBOOK-DIVISION 6041-C (Ribbon only, No Premium)

930 4H Club Scrapbook-Using pictures and captions tell about your 4H Club’s year focusing on leadership, communications and community service activities. (no limit on page numbers)

4-H Kentucky Trends Projects (Fine Arts)

 

DIVISION 6042

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • See General Rules applying to all 4H exhibitors and general rules applying to all 4H exhibits other than livestock.

  • Each exhibit must be properly labeled.  Place ID tag (4LO-11SO) in the most visible place on the exhibit, preferably on the lower right-hand corner.  labels may be securely taped, attached with a rubber band through a hole in the corner or safety pinned (fabric items).  To insure that all parts of the exhibit make it back to the county, "hide" a small label (with a minimum of the county name) on EVERY part that might  become separated from others.  These should not be visible to the public when displayed.

  • All photography classes with one photography must be mounted on 10"X16" MAT BOARD-available via order entry (no poster board or foam core board accepted).  Single photographs are limited to up to a maximum size of 8"X12".

  • Each picture must be mounted securely.  Rubber cement or dry mounting tissue is recommended.  Do not use photo mounting corners.
     

CLOVER PHOTOGRAPHY

  1. Exhibit is limited to a single photograph.

  2. Subject of photograph must include 4-leaf clover.  (Photographs of 3-leaf clovers will NOT be accepted.)

  3. 4-leaf clover may be real or created.

  4. Photograph may be color or black and white.

  5. Follow all mounting rules described in the Cloverville Photography division.

  6. Maximum photograph size 8"X12"

  7. The 4H identification tag should be located in the bottom right hand corner.

1010 Junior Clover Photograph

1011 Senior Clover Photograph

RECORDING HISTORY

  1. Judging criteria will be based on implementation of the 4H theme, 4H historical content, poster design (lettering, attractiveness, how well it conveys the message), as well as the effectiveness of the poster to promote 4H.

  2. Exhibit must be completed on a standard full size foam core board.

  3. Posters may not include items or embellishments that make the poster 3-dimensional.

  4. Any  use of the 4H Clover must adhere to the standards and guidelines of the registered 4H clover

  5. Any color foam core board is acceptable.
     

1040 Junior Historical 4H Poster

1041 Senior Historical 4H Poster

 

UPCYCLING PROJECT

Upcycling is taking something that you are throwing away and making in into something that maintains or improves the quality of the materials.  Examples:  There are coin purses made from sweaters, earrings cut out of vinyl records and an old travel case made into a clock.  The designs will be judged on quality, use and creativity.

1050 Junior Upcycling Project

1051 Senior Upcycling Project

 

4H CAKE & CUPCAKE DECORATING

Cake Decorating   

  1. 4Her may complete either Food or Arts/Misc Record Book for this project.

  2. Entry consists of a decorated (Styrofoam) cake.

  3. Styrofoam MUST be the base for the decorating.  Real cakes will NOT be accepted.

  4. Judging is based on decoration only not taste.

  5. Exhibit is not limited to a color or design.

  6. Refrigeration will NOT be provided.

  7. Exhibit must be limited in size to not taller than 24" and no more than 1/2 sheet board.

  8. Cakes may be returned based on the condition at the end of the fair

  9. 4H identification cards must be attached to bottom right hand corner of sheet board.

 

1060 Junior 4H Cake Decorating (Cake must include the 4H Clover either in design or decoration)

1061 Senior 4H Cake Decorating (Cake must include the 4H Clover either in design or decoration)

1062 Junior General Cake Decorating

1063 Senior General Cake Decorating

Cupcake Decorating

  1. 4Her may complete either Food or Arts/Misc Record Book for this project.

  2. Entry consists of a decorated (Styrofoam) cake.

  3. Styrofoam MUST be the base for the decorating.  Real cakes will NOT be accepted.

  4. Judging is based on decoration only not taste.

  5. Exhibit is not limited to a color or design.

  6. Refrigeration will NOT be provided.

  7. Exhibit must be limited in size to not taller than 24" and no more than 1/2 sheet board.

  8. Cakes may be returned based on the condition at the end of the fair

  9. 4H identification cards must be attached to bottom right hand corner of sheet board.

1070 Junior 4H Cup Cake Decorating

1071 Senior 4H Cup Cake Decorating

1072 Junior General 4H Cup Cake Decorating

1073 Senior General 4H Cup Cake Decorating

 

4-H Miscellaneous

No Division - County Only

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • There is a limit of one entry per class. (Each number is a class.)

  • Entries must meet the following guidelines. These categories are subject to change each year.

 

4M1 Basket Weaving

4M2 Models

4M3 Leather Craft

4M4 Recycled Craft

4M5 Precast/fired ceramic

4M6 Jewelry- (no pony beads)

4M7 Metal Craft

4M8 Decoupage

4M9 Duct Tape

4M10 Model Rockets

4M11 Holiday Craft

4M12 Scrapbook or Journal

4M13 Yard Ornament/Repurposed

4M 14 Folk Art, Tin Punch, Candle

4M15 Nature Craft

4M16 Bead Craft

4M17 Paper Craft

4M18 Ribbon Craft

4M19 Hand Crafted Soap

4M20 Decorated T-Shirt 

4M21 Simple Cloth Item e.g. Fleece Blanket

4M22 Mosaic

4M23 Single Photograph

4M24 Single Photograph (Subject person)

4M25 Shadow Box

4H Piggy Bank 

No Division - County Only

  • Follow Kenton County 4H Record Book Policy-New Rules in 2017

  • There is a limit of one entry per class

          Jr. 4H Piggy Bank

          Sr. 4H Piggy Bank