March 11, 2013 – Monday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”


Rose takes a look at Jack’s sketchbook drawings. What do you think your conversation might be about your sketchbook aboard an unsinkable ship?

Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!


Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – Perspective Center – Peaked Roofs

Frank Lloyd Wright “Oak Park” Chicago, IL. Talk about GREAT Architecture! How do you see the 2 use of 2 point perspective in this photograph?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing peaked roofs. What do you have to do in order to find the perspective center of the side of the cube?


Drawing: Continue to work on the general composition of your drawing. What is the “type” of composition you are using? If the general composition is developed, then move into the specific shapes that make up the “texture.”

A lot of ideas in this drawing. Is it open or closed? This composition ALSO tells a story. What story do you think it might tell? What other “compositional” ideas do you see it having?


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

This is a long one: Share the thumbnails of the first part of class with one another – ASK each other WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY. (What was it about the composition that interested them before the final drawing was begun.) Have a conversation about the similarities and differences in the thumbnail and the final composition and write up 4 or 5 notes about the composition on your goals sheet.


AP Studio Art: What have you accomplished since last week regarding your breadth work? How’s that new concentration coming along? What are you getting done in the sketchbook?

Barbie is an inspiration for some fine arts… look at how you are using your inspiration and your references in the creation of your work.


  1.  2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of art work

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Have a strong and productive conversation between two of you about the 2 questions for your exam and how your works are GROWING or NOT GROWING towards the last works.

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