#SocialCommentary and #Collage, #Critique and then #Portraits and #Photoshop, #PleinAir and #Let’sGoOutsidePainters!

#28: An idea is only as good as its execution. It is important that you master your medium. Poorly made work will either ruin a good idea or make the lamentable execution itself the subject. Overly finessed technique can mask a lack of content or can smother an image. At the same time, roughness and imprecision has its place in rendering. One can only gauge the need to throw technique away if one has first achieved the mastery of it. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School


Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY and COLLAGE!

  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: What challenges do you think you will face as it comes to the idea of an INTERESTING collage?
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The first collage : https://www.pablopicasso.org/images/paintings/still-life-with-chair-caning.jpg
  • G: How do you feel your composition successfully uses the GOLDEN MEAN and imagery to explain the ideas of your social topic? EXPLAIN your answers.

Romare Bearden Foundation HERE.

Social Commentary SlideShow HERE.

Social Commentary Assignment HERE.


Introduction to Painting: Plein Air – I hope you dressed WARM TODAY!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • What kinds of challenges have you had in the making of art on the scale, speed, effort that you have in this experience?
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Edward Hopper Drugstore http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/drugstore.jpg
  • G: We’ve got a lot of artwork made this week… what kinds of thoughts have you had about the skills developed, learned, pushed, challenged?

  • G: How do you enjoy / struggle with the new ideas that you took in today?

PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE

David Hockney’s Sketchbooks HERE.


Introduction to Digital Art:

  • G: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • A: What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?
Critique About Art: http://escapingartist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Art-School-Crit.jpg
Critique About Art: http://escapingartist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Art-School-Crit.jpg
  • G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique? Next time we are looking at PHOTOGRAPHS. If you have your own DSLR or Digital Camera (not a phone camera – although the images there are pretty good) you are welcome to bring it in. Let it be known… I do not have all the answers about cameras so… you will have to be doing a bit of problem solving on your own.
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#ArtStudio. #PleinAir, #MaxErnst and #Collage with some #SocialCommentary for good measure, and a little #CorporateID.

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY and COLLAGE!

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: Looking at the ROMARE BEARDEN collage on the screen, what do you think this work is about? WHY? Please work with your neighbor on answering this question.
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Romare BEarden and JAZZ MUSIC: http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wunc/files/styles/x_large/public/201405/Romare_Bearden%252c_Out_Chorus%252c_1979-1980%252c_etching%252c_aquatint%252c_serigraph%252c_image_12.5_x_16_inches.jpg
  • G: Explain why creating art that is CLEARLY NARRATIVE / Tells a story / explains something that is of importance to you is challenging? Explain 2 major points…

Max Ernst at MoMA. Images HERE.

Romare Bearden Foundation HERE.

Social Commentary SlideShow HERE.

Social Commentary Assignment HERE.


Introduction to Painting: Plein Air – I hope you dressed WARM TODAY!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • landscape-with-viaduct-montagne-sainte-victoire-1887
    Paul Cezanne Landscape of landscape with viaduct montagne sainte victoire 1887 https://uploads0.wikiart.org/images/paul-cezanne/landscape-with-viaduct-montagne-sainte-victoire-1887.jpg
  • A: Landscapes and simplification of the space – far off space. Looking at the work of Paul Cezanne and the works of the Post-Impressionists – What simplification do we see in the work they have created? Be aware of the breaking up of the space and shapes into a simple fashion, but also consider the ideas of adding details and specific shapes.

  • G: How do you enjoy / struggle with the new ideas that you took in today?

PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE

David Hockney’s Sketchbooks HERE.


Introduction to Digital Art: Corporate ID MID CRIT TODAY!

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: This is the final day of working on this corporate id. I will be walking you through the END OF THE DAY ASSEMBLAGE by sharing with you a TEMPLATE for you to PLACE YOUR DOCUMENTS INTO. This will be through GOOGLE CLASSROOM and will require you to be paying attention. Use the next 50 minutes WISELY! I’m setting a timer and we are going to stick to it. We will be working in LAYERS and keeping EVERYTHING very organized so that I can see and explore the designs. https://www.online-stopwatch.com/
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Letterhead Design in Adobe InDesign: https://helpx.adobe.com/content/dam/help/en/indesign/how-to/letterhead-design/_jcr_content/main-pars/image2/5447_letterhead-design_step-2b.jpg
  • G: WHY (in sentence form and a sticky note in order to leave the room) are you PLEASED with your design OR STILL STRUGGLING with the imagery and assemblage of the work?

#Week7 in the #ArtStudio. #Critiques, #Painting, #Collage, #Letterhead and #CorporateID

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY and COLLAGE!

  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What TEXTURES do you find comforting? What Textures do you find discomforting?
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Max Ernst… Landscape? Arcitecture?

Max Ernst at MoMA. Images HERE.

  • G: What was your favorite way of gathering textures today? How were you able to use them in the ONE DAY COLLAGE experience based on MAX ERNST’s works. Write a 3 sentence EXPLANATION about your work on the BACK of the collage. Describe how you used Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania in the work.

Introduction to Painting: Plein Air – I hope you dressed WARM!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: Richard Diebenkorn (Ocean Park Series) is a good reference as we get things moving today. Simplification of space and shapes. Look for the larger areas first and then move into the smaller spaces. Nothing up close – BIG and HUGE spaces today. Pencil and Watercolors are the mediums of the day. Consider the sense of value contrast as well as the sense of color and shape. We’re looking at a bit of abstraction – this is a challenge.
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Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park Series: http://www.ocma.net/sites/default/files//Diebenkorn_Ocean%20Park%20105_3.jpg
  • G: Step back and see what you’ve done – quick end of class look at the entire body of work we’re creating so far.
  • PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE
  • David Hockney’s Sketchbooks HERE.

Introduction to Digital Art: Corporate ID MID CRIT TODAY!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

  • G: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

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Letterhead, Business Cards, and Envelopes : https://downloadmockup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Business-Card-and-Letterhead-Mockup-Free-PSD-853×572.jpg
  • A: Looking at the designs that you have begun – step back and SEE what you have done, what is working? What are you struggling with? List two struggles and One success. We are doing a MID CRITIQUE in 45 minutes. This work is DUE (logos will also be graded at the same time) at the END of the the next meeting.

  • G: What are 3 things that you see about your work that is in need of redesign or reconsideration? I hope that you have listened to the class / me about the successes and missed opportunities in your work.

#Week7 in the #ArtStudio. #Critiques, #Painting, #Collage, #Letterhead and #CorporateID

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: Finish the work, mount it in a Mat, Label it, and let’s assess.

  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • Look at the drawing you have in front of you and take a step back from it. LITERALLY STAND UP, STEP BACK, and LOOK IT OVER! You have 50 minutes to RESOLVE THE IMAGE to the best of your ability. If you are going to require revisions AFTER the 50 minutes are over – you are going to need to schedule your own enrichment time (I will schedule you on MONDAYS – not throughout the rest of the week).
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Still Life of Boxes: http://img05.deviantart.net/353a/i/2013/211/c/6/boxes_still_life_by_spattergroits-d6fy7xj.jpg
  • What are three things that putting the image into a mat and labeling it do to enhance  and finalize the image? 3 Things! Full Sentences.

Introduction to Painting: CRITIQUE DAY!

  • G: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • A: What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

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  • G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?
  • Link to UPCOMING PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE

Introduction to Digital Art: Corporate ID and the like.

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: What did you learn last time about the tools in Adobe InDesign that you see as SIMILAR to the tools in Adobe Illustrator? List three things that you found are the same
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Letterhead, Business Cards, Envelopes: http://gdj.graphicdesignjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Branding-Stationary-Mock-up-Template-Free-PSD.jpg
  • G: What are 3 things that you accomplished with your letterhead, business cards and /or envelopes that you see as unique, original, or tie into your logo design? Part of the process of design is to make your work stand out from the work of others.

#Week7 in the #ArtStudio. #Critiques, #Painting, #Collage, #Letterhead and #CorporateID

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: Critique (MID and GROUP) our Observational Drawing Today!

GOALS

  1. Let’s stop drawing for a moment and work together at the ideas of having a CONVERSATION about the drawings at this point. PAPERWORK and COLLABORATIVE conversation is being had today!
  2. TAKE NOTES and LISTEN to others as they speak.
    1. LISTEN! Do not formulate a response… listen to what is being said about EVERYONE’S work.
    2. Take NOTES and WRITE what is being said and WAY they are saying what they are saying.

G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings… Which type of composition do you feel you are going to use? What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE.

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Still Life FILLED with value. What is WORKING? https://img00.deviantart.net/9dc1/i/2007/123/8/8/converse_by_its_a_carly.jpg

Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing?


Introduction to Painting: Paint – a few more hours and we are DONE!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

Looking over the work you have, what surprises do you see from where you started? Stronger than you expected? Weaker? EXPLAIN! I will be asking you about Georgia O’Keefe’s work on Friday – anything stand out today? Keep an eye on her work as the week progresses.

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Georgia O’Keefe and Watercolors: http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/artists_l-z/okeefe/O’Keeffe_EveningStarNo.V1917.jpg

What ELEMENT of art do you find being the strongest one that you are using? Color? Line? Shape? Form? Space?


Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID and the beginnings of the letterhead, business cards, and envelopes? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? On the stickynote (name on it – I’ll return it so you can out it in your HANDBOOK – and get those out too)… what is the meaning of the symbol that you have designed? Why have you done what you have done and how does it relate to the QUALITY PRODUCT (YOU) that you are working to represent?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

business_card__letterhead__and_envelope_by_superaelita-d6u5hi0
Business Cards, Envelopes, Letterhead example https://pre00.deviantart.net/da05/th/pre/i/2013/317/f/3/business_card__letterhead__and_envelope_by_superaelita-d6u5hi0.jpg

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

#MidCritiques in #ArtFoundations, #CorporateID and #Stationary in #DigiArts and Wrapping up the #Watercolors in #Painting… Lots to do in the #VisualArts.

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: Critique (MID and GROUP) our Observational Drawing Today!

GOALS

  1. Let’s stop drawing for a moment and work together at the ideas of having a CONVERSATION about the drawings at this point. PAPERWORK and COLLABORATIVE conversation is being had today!
  2. TAKE NOTES and LISTEN to others as they speak.
    1. LISTEN! Do not formulate a response… listen to what is being said about EVERYONE’S work.
    2. Take NOTES and WRITE what is being said and WAY they are saying what they are saying.

G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings… Which type of composition do you feel you are going to use? What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE.

converse_by_its_a_carly
Still Life FILLED with value. What is WORKING? https://img00.deviantart.net/9dc1/i/2007/123/8/8/converse_by_its_a_carly.jpg

Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing?


Introduction to Painting: Paint – a few more hours and we are DONE!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

Looking over the work you have, what surprises do you see from where you started? Stronger than you expected? Weaker? EXPLAIN! I will be asking you about Georgia O’Keefe’s work on Friday – anything stand out today? Keep an eye on her work as the week progresses.

okeeffe_eveningstarno-v1917
Georgia O’Keefe and Watercolors: http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/artists_l-z/okeefe/O’Keeffe_EveningStarNo.V1917.jpg

What ELEMENT of art do you find being the strongest one that you are using? Color? Line? Shape? Form? Space?


Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID and the beginnings of the letterhead, business cards, and envelopes? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? On the stickynote (name on it – I’ll return it so you can out it in your HANDBOOK – and get those out too)… what is the meaning of the symbol that you have designed? Why have you done what you have done and how does it relate to the QUALITY PRODUCT (YOU) that you are working to represent?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

business_card__letterhead__and_envelope_by_superaelita-d6u5hi0
Business Cards, Envelopes, Letterhead example https://pre00.deviantart.net/da05/th/pre/i/2013/317/f/3/business_card__letterhead__and_envelope_by_superaelita-d6u5hi0.jpg

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

#Week6 – HOW IS THAT POSSIBLE? #Designing #CorporateProducts, #Drawing from #OBSERVATION, and #Watercolors of #COLLAGES are in the works today.

 

Fun… but MORE importantly – the Jenny Saville at the same show sold for 12.6 million dollars… the most for a living female artist! And more about the Banksey HERE.


Art Foundations: BEGIN our FINAL Observational Drawing Today!

 

GOALS

  1. Shadows… now is the time to begin sketching in the pencil lines.
  2. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  3. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  4. No Finger blending.
  5. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing.
  6. PUT THE PHONES AWAY!

Giorgio Morandi – TATE and the MET

10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

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Black and White – Transparency and Layering… Janet Fish: http://www.utdallas.edu/~melacy/pages/2D_Design/value_DesignBasics/images/Fish_grayscale.jpg

What challenges have you found in the process of drawing your still life from OBSERVATION? 

Where can you see the idea of OBSERVATION as being a skill that is worthy of you focusing on?


Introduction to Painting: Paint – a few more hours and we are DONE!

1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

As you have been working on your watercolors – what skills do you feel you have developed in your body of work? Continue to challenge yourself in the development of your composition.

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Janet Fish Watercolor: http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/images/ll00074lldCTFJFg7oeR3CiEfDrCWvaHBOcjSxE/janet-fish-watermelon-slice.jpg

How have you used persistence and grit to continue and work through the issues you are having?

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? Share your ideas and thoughts (one positive and then a second positive) with your neighbor. Why is it successful?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

brand-identity-business-card-letterhead-envelope-mockup
Business Card and Envelope and Letterhead Designs: https://i0.wp.com/www.reviewsapex.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/07/Brand-Identity-business-card-letterhead-envelope-mockup.jpg?w=611&ssl=1

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE

#Week5 is OVER?! #TimeFlies in the #ArtStudio. #WorkingOnArt is the #Goal for the day!

Art is a continuing dialogue that stretches back through thousands of years. What you make is your contribution to that dialogue. Therefore, be conscious of what has come before you and the conversation that surrounds you. Try not to repeat what has already been said. Study art history and stay alert to the dialogue of your moment.  101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Fun… but MORE importantly – the Jenny Saville at the same show sold for 12.6 million dollars… the most for a living female artist! And more about the Banksey HERE.


Art Foundations: BEGIN our FINAL Observational Drawing Today!

 

 

 

 

GOALS

  1. Fill the page and set up the COMPOSITION before ANYTHING ELSE!
  2. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  3. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  4. No Finger blending.
  5. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing

Giorgio Morandi – TATE and the MET

2.1P: Engage in making a work of  art or design without having a preconceived plan.

How DO you draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? What did you do successfully yesterday that you can continue with today? What is it you need to erase, change, resolve to make the drawing today even more successful.

What is one thing you are putting into your drawing of the 3D Forms that might be related to the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES as the building blocks of Art – things you really need to be aware of AS you are making art.

Bas Relief Sculptures and Sol Le Witt Paintings – HERE


Introduction to Painting: Mid Crit Today!

3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

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Carolyn Brady – Watercolor: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3Eg_4vt1SHE/UWDf-6fE-xI/AAAAAAAAI18/6UiENW2yCRo/s1600/Carolyn+Brady+(14).jpg

Have a conversation with your classmates and participate in a VALID and worthwhile conversation about the work. G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? Share your ideas and thoughts (one positive and then a second positive) with your neighbor. Why is it successful?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

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Letterhead Envelope Business Card Designs https://dtkp6g0samjql.cloudfront.net/uploads/photo/file/5438744/gallery_hero_5438744-original.jpg

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE

#Week5 #CorporateID #StillLife and #ObservationalDrawing and #Collage and #Watercolor – Let’s get to some serious work today!

Art is a continuing dialogue that stretches back through thousands of years. What you make is your contribution to that dialogue. Therefore, be conscious of what has come before you and the conversation that surrounds you. Try not to repeat what has already been said. Study art history and stay alert to the dialogue of your moment.  101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Art Foundations: Observational Drawing Today!

WE NEED SHOES for WEDNESDAY! Bring them in ASAP PLEASE!

 

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw your objects last time? 

Materials in the classroom – begin with just pencil and paper. Demonstrate the ideas of observation and sighting in – using the drawing tools as measuring devices. Demonstrate the use of the various pencils. Discuss the ideas of different types of compositions – OPEN and CLOSED.

Giorgio Morandi – TATE and the MET

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What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

Bas Relief Sculptures and Sol Le Witt Paintings – HERE


Introduction to Painting: Begin Painting TODAY!

6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.

How are you relating the ideas of making art to making art about yourself? Do you find this to be easy or difficult – WHY? What are aspects of your painting / collage that you find are interesting and perhaps personal?

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Mary Whyte Watercolor: https://www.marywhyte.com/uploads/Coop-homepage-940×669.jpg

As you are working, what are you seeing as an area of your painting that you might need to really focus on as you continue.

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

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Stationary: https://designshack.net/wp-content/uploads/Minimal-Stationery-Design-Template.jpg

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE

#Week5 #StillLife and #Value and #Watercolors and #LogoDesign… Lots to accomplish this week!

Art is a continuing dialogue that stretches back through thousands of years. What you make is your contribution to that dialogue. Therefore, be conscious of what has come before you and the conversation that surrounds you. Try not to repeat what has already been said. Study art history and stay alert to the dialogue of your moment.  101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White

My Saturday at Expo Chicago 2018

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Art Foundations: Chiaroscuro in the studio today!

G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

WE NEED SHOES for WEDNESDAY! Bring them in ASAP PLEASE!

What technique have you learned when it comes to draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know?

Page 6 in folder. SUCCESS in ART.

Materials in the classroom – begin with just pencil and paper.

THUMBNAILS and GO SLOW! OPEN and CLOSED COMPOSITIONS. Use the page in handbook on Compositions Page 30. Observation and sighting in – using the drawing tools as measuring devices. Demonstrate the use of the various pencils.

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Dennis Mogelgaard https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c17b4f21223835.562fd965af475.jpg

What is ONE thing you are CERTAIN you did successfully with your drawing today? What is ONE THING you are CERTAIN you need to focus on in order to create a more realistic / successfully accurate observation draw with next time?


Introduction to Painting: Begin Painting TODAY!

G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.

Looking at the work you have in front you, what are the aspects of the collage / artwork that TRULY speak about you – socially, culturally, or historically.

What techniques are you looking to attempt with the watercolor painting?

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Amy Arntson Watercolor: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_tPuVZdHdEeY/Sm_VHueC9uI/AAAAAAAAApM/ZR2TMmLlUHc/s400/Under+Tom%27s+Pier.46×66.jpg

What was the most challenging part of the first bit of the painting? Google Research ASSIGNMENT DUE Wednesday when you walk in the door.

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design work in 3 ways? Letters Only, Words Only, an the COMBINATION MARK (and also the SYMBOL / ICON – 4 ways I guess. What will you do to be ready to combine it with a partner in the process?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

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Design of Letterhead and Envelopes and Business Cards! https://i.ytimg.com/vi/W4UE4b98I2I/maxresdefault.jpg

What are you HAPPIEST with regarding your designs? What is it about them that you see as working SPECIFICALLY with the PAUL RAND ideas from last time?

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE