Parents… have you eaten YOUR frog yet this morning?

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Good Luck Eating THIS frog in the morning… YUCK!


Advanced Drawing: Drawing Paper – Figure and Paper Bag Drawing – Relationships and Meaning – HOW ARE GOING BIGGER?!

What element do you think is emphasized in this drawing? Tell your neighbor.
  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly

Talk to your neighbor / partner about the meaning behind your work. What SKILLS are you hoping to develop in this drawing? What MESSAGE are you hoping to communicate through this work?


Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings and Chapter 1

PATTERN – CHAPTER 7 – What type of pattern describes YOU?
  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).
  2. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of how line is working to define your portrait.

What types of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? Share with your classmates.



Inspired by the workings of Jim Dine… is a blog by an art student who KNOWS what it is to be inspired by nature (and other artists).
  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.
  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

Do you find meaning in your work? Do you find something interesting in the plants? What is challenging you?

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