#Friday (or Monday if that’s where you are). The year is FLYING!

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” Paul Rand


Art Foundations: One more day to paint in a NON-OBJECTIVE way. How is it going?

Fahrelnissa Zeid 1901 – 1991: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T14/T14415_10.jpg
  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Last day to paint… How are you seeing the LAYERS of the process help you to create a successful and satisfying composition?
  • Alright… do you need to come in and wrap it up? So how are you going to do that? What to do?

The Tate: Abstraction Link HERE


Intro to Painting: Raining? Let’s make the covers and prep for the next day outside!

Hopper and Architecture:
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  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: What kinds of challenges have you had in the making of art on the scale, speed, effort that you have in this experience?
  • 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?
  • SIDE NOTE – But let’s look at this: Looking at Edward Hopper and the ideas of the architecture in the area – how are you able to (without a ruler) use the ideas of the buildings and space around it to create successful images? Watercolors. 1 – 2 (maybe 3) paintings.

Advanced Painting: Encaustics and POP ART!

  • : Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: Ready to Paint? Let’s review the process and set up and then get to it! Heat, Wax, Oils, Mix and GO! Do NOT get burned in the process.
  • G: What were you able to accomplish today? The painting is FAST, but the process can be slow. Be aware of the scale and time. Tuesday’s and Thursday’s are the ONLY time to come in extra.

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Jasper Johns Number:
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Intro to Digital Art: How IS your ILLUSTRATION coming along?

How are your illustrations coming? 2017 year in illustration.
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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you think your ARTIST HABITS OF MIND was when we reflected last time. Remember that I am concerned about the idea of looking at the work from a distance – don’t get lose in the small details of the close up and think about the larger picture.
  • G: Accomplishments? Are you on track to have the work done in 2 more full studio times? We are going to talk about the process of the critique next time – this is a skill that you are in need of. Some are stronger than others and we are all going to work on the process of talking about the work you are creating.

Advanced Digital Art: DUE ON TUESDAY! Love the extra day? I Hope So!

  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • LAst day to work on this – a pair of REALLY FAST designs. How have you utilized the Artist Habits of Mind to make this work get done in a timely fashion?
  • Do you need to come in and work outside of studio time? Make sure you are being responsible!

#LatePost – This NEVER happens.

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” Paul Rand


Art Foundations: Translate to the BOARD and let’s begin PAINTING!


Ladies… You have one block to come to me and let me know if this is your hand print. Not right now, but as the hour progresses. Am I angry? Yes. This is complete disrespect of the 1) school, 2) supplies, and 3) my trust. If you let me know now, things will be fine and we will move on. If I have to figure it out by the color of your painting – then we have issues.
  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: What was the strength of last times work? What are you hoping to accomplish in today’s painting?
  • G: How can you use the idea of ABSTRACTION to help you learn the materials that you might be unfamiliar with? Explain in more detail.
Hilma Af Klimt:
https://www.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/grid-normal-12-cols/public/images/voss_02_0.jpg?itok=RWpSxWHH

The Tate: Abstraction Link HERE


Intro to Painting: Watercolors and Plein Air Art – Book Binding in the days of RAIN!

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

Advanced Painting: Encaustics and POP ART!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: How are you planning on beginning your ENCAUSTIC Work? Scale? Size? Color Schemes? Imagery? Let’s begin with a base of collage and color before we begin to draw out our images.
  • G: How are you feeling about the image you have begun? The oil and way begin next time – it you are not done drawing out your image – take it home and do that!

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Intro to Digital Art: How IS your ILLUSTRATION coming along?

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: How are you moving forward with the beginning of the illustration? Let’s take a few minutes to talk with your BFF in here and explain the idea behind your work, the progress you have made SO far, and the directions you are going to be making this week. What is ONE GOAL for today? You CANNOT use an image of someone else’s without making HUGE changes to it so that it is now your image and no longer theirs.
  • G: Looking at the Artist Habits of Mind today, which of them are you finding that you are utilizing and please explain how. This is a time to reflect. One thing to keep in mind is the BIG PICTURE! It is harder to see the big picture when you are looking at a digital screen that is zoomed in close versus a canvas or sheet of paper as a picture plane.

http://www.aliceink.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/06/blogillo1.png Alice Ink! Thanks!

Advanced Digital Art: DUE ON FRIDAY!

  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • What are your thoughts for the signage above our studio door? Share the plans and thoughts with your studiomates?
  • What have you accomplished during the block to get a good run at it?

#NEWARTINTHESTUDIO… What are YOU doing with your studio time?

“The public is more familiar with bad design than good design. It is, in effect, conditioned to prefer bad design, because that is what it lives with. The new becomes threatening, the old reassuring.” Paul Rand


Art Foundations: Translate to the BOARD and let’s begin PAINTING!

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Kandinsky: Cossacks: https://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/N/N04/N04948_10.jpg

The Tate: Abstraction Link HERE

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: What color scheme have you chosen for the entire painting? What is your accent color going to be? How can you see through the thinness of the tempra paint?
  • G: What do you think is your largest success in this painting so far? Why?

Intro to Painting: Watercolors and Plein Air Art – Book Binding in the days of RAIN!

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  • 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.
  • 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.

Advanced Painting: Encaustics and POP ART!

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Jasper Johns Flag.
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  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: What do you think about when you think about WAX? What are you thinking about when it comes to POPULAR IMAGES? Share your thoughts with your classmates about these two questions…
  • G: Having used the computers and your relationship with the imagery of popular culture – what kids of images have you developed?

Intro to Digital Art: How IS your ILLUSTRATION coming along?

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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: DAY 3: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? How did things go last time in the process of the DESIGN and BEGINNING of the illustration? MAKE SURE YOU ARE INVESTED in this work. OFTEN a book illustrator has ZERO investment in the book – one doesn’t have to like or dislike the story – but one does have to be able to be invested in the making of a successful image. Ok?
  • G: Looking over the process you have what have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).

Advanced Digital Art: Studio Door Signage Coming DUE!!

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  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • What are your thoughts for the signage above our studio door? Share the plans and thoughts with your studiomates?
  • What have you accomplished during the block to get a good run at it?

#Critique, #MakeArt, #InTheStudio

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” Milton Glaser


Art Foundations: Plein Air Drawings ON YOUR OWN!

Sonja Delauney https://www.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/styles/width-480/public/electricprisms1913_0.jpg

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  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: What are you thinking about as you look over your tracings from last time? What color schemes are you drawn to and what color schemes do you dislike? We are going to PAINT today!
  • G: What color scheme did you decide to use and WHY? What kinds of advancements did you make in the process today? What is the first thing you plan on doing next time we meet?

The Tate: Abstraction Link HERE


Intro to Painting: CRIT the Portraits!

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  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
  • A: Painting – Critique DAY
  • G: That’s it folks – the exam gave you enough time to really reflect and talk about the work you have completed here. Good job? I hope so!


Advanced Painting: CRIT the Figures!

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  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
  • A: Painting – Critique DAY
  • G: That’s it folks – the exam gave you enough time to really reflect and talk about the work you have completed here. Good job? I hope so!

Intro to Digital Art: How is the ILLUSTRATION coming along?

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Give a Pigeon a MARKER and let her Illustrate a Book – Mo Willems makes his books!
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: DAY 2: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? How did things go last time in the process of the DESIGN and BEGINNING of the illustration? MAKE SURE YOU ARE INVESTED in this work. OFTEN a book illustrator has ZERO investment in the book – one doesn’t have to like or dislike the story – but one does have to be able to be invested in the making of a successful image. Ok?
  • G: Looking over the process you have what have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).

Advanced Digital Art: Studio Door Signage!

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  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • What are your thoughts for the signage above our studio door? Share the plans and thoughts with your studiomates?
  • What have you accomplished during the block to get a good run at it?

#Endof (#BeginningOf) Week… Crits, Painting, Design, and MORE ART MAKING! #Abstraction #PBS

“There are three responses to a piece of design – yes, no, and WOW! Wow is the one to aim for.” Milton Glaser


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Art Foundations: Plein Air Drawings and Abstractions.

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Piet Modrian:
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The Tate: Abstraction Link HERE

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: What is the FEELING you have from your underpainting and what is the overall color warmth or coolness? What do you have to do to finish this step? Demo in the process of the next 4 steps coming up NOW.
  • G: How do you feel about the 45 minutes we had outside (or in if it was cool or raining)? What was the most challenging part of the REDUCTION / SIMPLIFICATION of the drawing using tracing paper?

Intro to Painting: Painting. Faces. Portraits. CRIT!

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Lucian Freud: https://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/Lucian-Freud1.jpg WIDE WALLS on Portraiture HERE
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What are you planning on doing as this is the last day to work in the studio – the last FULL DAY that is. We HAVE to Critique and self assess next time.
  • G: Our last day of painting is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take for the next two nights to a get a successful final portrait done? Remember – Food and Drink!

Advanced Painting: Figure, Proportion, CRIT!

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God Giveth And, Dorielle Caimi, The Bennett Prize, 2017
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What are you planning on doing as this is the last day to work in the studio – the last FULL DAY that is. We HAVE to Critique and self assess next time.
  • G: Our last day of painting is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take for the next two nights to a get a successful final portrait done? Remember – Food and Drink!

Intro to Digital Art: Literature and Illustration!

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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A:DAY 1: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? As you have read, listened to the “literature”, what have you pulled from the “story?” Is it a phrase, an idea and feeling from the ENTIRETY of the story? IS it a character? Is it something entirely different? This is going to be your PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION about the work of literature.
  • G: Looking over the THUMBNAILS and SKETCHES you CAME IN WITH… What have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).

Advanced Digital Art: Gradation Covers – NEVER MIND! Let’s Focus on Door Signage!

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  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • What are your thoughts for the signage above our studio door? Share the plans and thoughts with your studio-mates?
  • What have you accomplished during the block to get a good run at it?

#Endof (#BeginningOf) Week… Crits, Painting, Design, and MORE ART MAKING! #Abstraction #PBS

Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Every artist was first an amateur.”


Art Foundations: Plein Air Drawings and Abstractions.

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: As we think about COLOR… What are the PRIMARY COLORS? What are the SECONDARY COLORS? What are the TERTIARY COLORS? Do you know anything about COLOR SCHEMES? Write out all the COLOR SCHEMES that you can think of (we have spoken about some of them already – all of them that we are talking about actually).
  • G: What did you accomplish in regards to the color scheme worksheet and what have you accomplished with the idea of an abstract  or landscape inspired color wheel? How well to you understand the ideas of the color wheel and the relationships of the colors with one another – the color wheel is the first page of our final exam by the way.

Intro to Painting: Painting. Faces. Portraits.


Sharon Hudson: http://www.sharonhudson.com/art/fullpics/9916f_Woman_with_Curly_Red_Hair.jpg
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: This is it. What are 3 things that you need to do in order to be finished with your paintings today?  What is the due Date?
  • G: Looking at the day you had today… what did you accomplish? What fell short? What are you going to be doing outside of class to get the work done?

Advanced Painting: How is the figure the focus of your artwork?


Lee Price, Detail of Teacup, 2014. Courtesy of The Bennett Prize.
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: Step back and look. What is STANDING OUT in your work? What is in need of work?
  • G: Next week we CRITIQUE – Are you going to be ready?

Intro to Digital Art: Literature and Illustration! Where are you going? What matters in the work? What is your focal point?

What are you thinking about as you ILLUSTRATE your #LITERATURE?
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  • Past Literature Images – 2019 Fall
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A:DAY 1: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? As you have read, listened to the “literature”, what have you pulled from the “story?” Is it a phrase, an idea and feeling from the ENTIRETY of the story? IS it a character? Is it something entirely different? This is going to be your PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION about the work of literature.
  • G: Looking over the THUMBNAILS and SKETCHES you CAME IN WITH… What have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).

Advanced Digital Art: Gradation Covers and Door Signage – Two works to plan for… but let’s do the cover first!

What are you planning? What are your PLANS? http://fresnoeoc.org/images/processor-Modules_Blogs_Posts-Image-191.jpg
  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • If you are not done with the magazine cover – YOU ARE LATE! Today you are working on the graduation covers… what have you started with. Take a moment to SHARE with your classmate (next to you) and share the first thoughts (and drawings) for this design. DO NOT BEGIN DESIGNING ON THE COMPUTER without first having it on paper first.
  • What have you accomplished today in the first day of the designing? Remember that you have two more days to finish this. What are you planning on doing next time?

#WrapingUp and #DiggingIn – #MakingArt at #AllLevels

Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Every artist was first an amateur”


Art Foundations: COLOR Schemes! Watercolor and Colored Pencil.

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: As we think about COLOR… What are the PRIMARY COLORS? What are the SECONDARY COLORS? What are the TERTIARY COLORS? Do you know anything about COLOR SCHEMES? Write out all the COLOR SCHEMES that you can think of (we have spoken about some of them already – all of them that we are talking about actually).
  • G: What did you accomplish in regards to the color scheme worksheet and what have you accomplished with the idea of an abstract  or landscape inspired color wheel? How well to you understand the ideas of the color wheel and the relationships of the colors with one another – the color wheel is the first page of our final exam by the way.

Intro to Painting: MidCrit on Today and then BACK TO PAINTING

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: This is it. What are 3 things that you need to do in order to be finished with your paintings in the next few days?  What is the due Date? Let’s MID CRIT – Group Up!
  • G: Looking at the day you had today… what did you accomplish? What fell short? What are you going to be doing outside of class to get the work done?
Portrait by Malayka Gormally:
Malayka Gormally

Advanced Painting: The FIGURE – What did LAST Period’s Mid-Crit do for you?

  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: We are at the beginning of the week – Let’s put our work up in the front of the ENTIRE class and just take a step back from it to see it as a whole. From a distance – talk aloud (one at a time) about the work you are seeing (your work) – One positive – One Critical.
  • G: Next time we CRITIQUE – Are you going to be ready? That is 3 days!

Susanne Mitchell, Waiting from the Silence of the Ordinary, 2015. Courtesy of The Bennett Prize.

Intro to Digital Art: Dog Gone It let’s Self Assess Already…

  • Past Literature Images – 2019 Fall
  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A:DAY 1: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? As you have read, listened to the “literature”, what have you pulled from the “story?” Is it a phrase, an idea and feeling from the ENTIRETY of the story? IS it a character? Is it something entirely different? This is going to be your PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION about the work of literature.
  • G: Looking over the THUMBNAILS and SKETCHES you CAME IN WITH… What have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).
Critique Day: https://www.kcad.edu/uploads/cache/sized/uploads/images/slideshow/17F_330_MArch_Critique_Space-2-820×450.jpg

<h2 Advanced Digital Art: DONE with the Pages – Let’s PACKAGE them and MOVE ON!

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  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • 30 minutes to wrap up the images and get things done and turned in. We are turning in ONE DOCUMENT. If you need to make adjustments – the next 30 minutes are the time to do so. I will be collecting these in a FOLDER – NOT a TURN IN in Google Classroom – it is easier for me to FILE MANAGE.
  • What did you learn with this assignment? What are you going to be able to use in the future that this has taught you? How could you use InDesign OUTSIDE of the Advanced Digital Arts Studio that would REALLY help you in the larger world of life or education
Let’s Turn in and Package your Magazine Layouts. https://www.canva.com/learn/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/07.-Stylist-June-2015-tb-800×0.jpg

#Week14 – Only #5Weeks to Go – #Let’sMakeArt!

Ralph Waldo Emerson. “Every artist was first an amateur”

Little Kid Painting: https://d2v9y0dukr6mq2.cloudfront.net/video/thumbnail/E3B4x7iFxik72selm/little-child-painting-the-wall-funny-boy-enjoying-to-decorate-the-wall_rrlwgfhwlg_thumbnail-full10.png

Art Foundations: COLOR! Let’s get ready to PAINT!

Color Theory:
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  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: As we think about COLOR… What are the PRIMARY COLORS? What are the SECONDARY COLORS? What are the TERTIARY COLORS? Do you know anything about COLOR SCHEMES? Write out all the COLOR SCHEMES that you can think of (we have spoken about some of them already – all of them that we are talking about actually).
  • G: What did you accomplish in regards to the color scheme worksheet and what have you accomplished with the idea of an abstract  or landscape inspired color wheel? How well to you understand the ideas of the color wheel and the relationships of the colors with one another – the color wheel is the first page of our final exam by the way.

Intro to Painting: MidCrit on Wednesday – What to do until then?

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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: This is it. What are 3 things that you need to do in order to be finished with your paintings today?  What is the due Date?
  • G: Looking at the day you had today… what did you accomplish? What fell short? What are you going to be doing outside of class to get the work done?
One of my favorite YouTubers – Did you watch this?

Advanced Painting: The FIGURE!


Xenia Hausner, Alles Walzer-Let’s Dance, 1997. Courtesy of The Bennett Prize.
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: We are at the beginning of the week – Let’s put our work up in the front of the ENTIRE class and just take a step back from it to see it as a whole. From a distance – talk aloud (one at a time) about the work you are seeing (your work) – One positive – One Critical.
  • G: Next time we CRITIQUE – Are you going to be ready? That is 3 days!

Intro to Digital Art: Literature – But let’s Self Assess First!

  • 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: Thinking about the work that you have completed over the past two weeks or so, what are the struggles you had with the process? What were the successes that you had with the work? What are you most pleased / surprised / struggled) with? Take a few minutes – 5 – to talk with and make up a list with a friend / buddy / stranger to talk about the work and come up with 3 strong talking points – Process / Tools, Successes, Struggles. Then please come up with a question that you would like to ask another artist about their work.

Advanced Digital Art: LAST FEW MINUTES TO WORK!

  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Look at the work from a distance and see what you need to finish – we are coming to the end of the project – more to do yet.
  • What did you accomplish today that is getting you set up for success? What are the problems that you are having in the work? Is it the program? Is it your images? Is it something entirely different? Next time we package it and turn it in. Next Assignment – GRADUATION COVERS! START PLANNING – 5 designs for next time on paper!

#Clay, #Painting, #DigitalArt, #Portraits, #FigurativeArt, #SoMuchMore

HERE is the photo album I created – please add to it, download the photos you like. ENJOY!

Ansel Adams. “You don’t take a photograph, you make it”

Spring Evening, Frank Korb, 2019

Art Foundations: Let’s CONTINUE to talk CLAY and USE OF CLAY – REFINE and POLISH the work!


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  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A:What are you hoping to accomplish today as we get back into our DAY 2? Two more periods and then we wait for them to dry.
  • G: How have you researched and developed the ideas into your OWN idea versus someone else’s? How has your development of the process moved ahead?

Intro to Painting: How are your Portraits coming? Time to PAINT!


Karen Kilminik: http://www.modernedition.com/art-articles/contemporary-art-portraits/karen-kilimnick-2.jpg
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you do last block and what do you need to do today to get a solid block of work accomplished? This is using the skills that you have and the research that you have done to make strong progress in the portrait. Please remember that this is the final exam work of art and you have a goal. The artists you have researched are a part of the work as well. Some of the artists are going to be easier to incorporate into the work. Hey… what about the negative space? The background? Are you thinking about that?
  • G: day 2 of painting is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take this home over the weekend to get a good set of work done for the remaining days in the studio?
One of my favorite YouTubers

Advanced Painting: The FIGURE and how are you handling it? PAINT Furiously!


Amy Hill, Young Woman with Mickey Mouse Pen, 2016. Courtesy of The Bennett Prize – Article HERE.
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: Looking at the work from 5 feet back – what do you see> Open your HANDBOOKS to week 13 and sit quietly with your painting for a few minutes and reflect. Write out your thoughts. I will be coming around to talk about them during the block.
  • G: What do you look at after the block has finished in regard to the work you saw at the beginning of the period? Reflect back on your writing – write any further reflections you might have.

Intro to Digital Art: Portraits – CONTINUED… but only a couple more days…

Book Covers:
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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A:DAY 1: What Book / Story / Song have you brought in and thought about to use as your inspiration for this ILLUSTRATION in Photoshop? As you have read, listened to the “literature”, what have you pulled from the “story?” Is it a phrase, an idea and feeling from the ENTIRETY of the story? IS it a character? Is it something entirely different? This is going to be your PERSONAL ILLUSTRATION about the work of literature.
  • G: Looking over the THUMBNAILS and SKETCHES you CAME IN WITH… What have you accomplished today in the process of ILLUSTRATING the work of “LITERATURE.” How are you making strong artistic choices (look at the Artist Habits of Mind to make a reflection on here).

Advanced Digital Art: Adobe In Design DAY 3 – ALMOST DONE!

What’s Your Cover Like?
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  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Have you begun to think of the cover? Today is a good day to start there. What is ON the cover? What OTHER articles are in the magazine? Think all of this through as you move forward.
  • What did you accomplish today that helps the cover and the article tie together? Colors? Fonts? Images?

#Week13 – SO much more to do and only #6Weeks to do it in!

HERE is the photo album I created – please add to it, download the photos you like. ENJOY!


Art Foundations: Let’s CONTINUE to talk CLAY and USE OF CLAY – REFINE and POLISH the work!

  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • A: What do you see in your ideas that you feel will be challenging with clay?
  • G: Here are the ideas for Final Product in the next assignment – you will have to use the same technique but with multiple solutions to the challenges – BRIGHT COLORS and GLAZES – Multiple Ideas – Clay Cup / Mug (Pinch Pot, Coils?) Post Modern – Neo-Pop Keith Haring and other 3D Works – Bright Colors etc… Of the different ideas of faces and mugs we looked at last week – what do you think you might want to do before we begin to research? Animal, Person? One Eye, One Nose, One Mouth. Sketch it out on paper first. Slab Bas or High Relief sculpture based on your collage. A lot of options are available for you.
My Modern Met and Ceramic Artists in the CONTEMPORARY ART WORLD
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Intro to Painting: How are your Portraits coming? Time to PAINT!

Shannon Hudson
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https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/e/2PACX-1vQJnCis5UFESxLZxe6xMHtucrnm8sBSESuMxbhMfPT5Wk9muEk2qUg5Gl7APu-4kFOukMX28ed6c5Ff/pub?start=false&loop=false&delayms=3000&slide=id.g3606f1c2d_30

Advanced Painting: The FIGURE and how are you handling it? PAINT Furiously!


Harmonia Rosales, The Creation of God, 2017. Courtesy of The Bennett Prize. THE EXHIBITION!
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: As we begin the process of making our figurative works – what stage are you currently at? Have you gotten the figure drawn? Have you begun the painting? Have you considered the techniques of adding paint to the canvas. We have two weeks on this work – PERIOD! Due to critique MAY 7.
  • G: What accomplishments have you made in the beginnings of this work? What have you not accomplished. This is a WORK WORK WORK! Come in during your Tues, Thurs, Enrichment periods for extra time!

Intro to Digital Art: Portraits – CONTINUED… but only a couple more days…

  • G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • A: Last day to work on the self-portraits. We begin last time with a mid critique. In the HANDBOOKS (or sticky notes) what were three things that you took away from the mid crit that you INSTANTLY put to use in the continuation of the process? This is an illustration that you are creating – the final portrait will not belong in the final image. At the end of the period – we will submit through Google Classroom and then do a self – assessment. Think about the tools that you were able to learn and use that were NEW to you and that were SIMILAR from Adobe Illustrator.
  • G: Continue to finalize and resolve your with the self – portrait from last time in Adobe Photoshop. This is the SECOND to LAST DAY! HOMEWORK… When you come in in 2 class periods you need to have 5 thumbnails AND the work of “Literature” with you. If you DO NOT HAVE SOMETHING WITH YOU, I will supply you with a work from your English Class (which is fine if you’d like by the way, you are reading it in class). BRING pencils and your sketchbook along with the ideas that you have come up with. What are some of the aspects of the story that you really enjoyed? How are you planning the ideas for the illustration?
  • This will not be a just “wing it” process. WORK OF ART – TV Show – Season 1 – Episode 3 – Judge a Book by it’s Cover

Advanced Digital Art: Adobe In Design DAY 3 – ALMOST DONE!

50 Magazine Cover Ideas HERE!:
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  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Step back and look at the spread so far. What are the aspects of the layout that are working and where is the design falling short? TEAM UP with a classmate and critically examine the works you are completing. I will be reading over your articles today. COVERS? Have you begun to think of the cover?
  • What did you accomplish today that is getting you set up for success? A few more days and then we move on…