Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting! Ninja Day at WUHS!

King-Fu Frank!
King-Fu Frank!


Painting from DIRECT OBSERVATION! David Hockney demonstrates the skills behind it all!

“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all.” “Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney, “Modern Painters, “

David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.


Art Foundations: Pattern in the background and Portraits in the foreground.

What patterns did Henri Matisse use? What patterns are you considering?


  1. 3.5 Reflect and evaluate how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.2 context.

What is your favorite type of pattern? If you were to describe yourself with a pattern or sense of rhythm, which would best describe you?


Advanced Drawing: Final 2 days on the drawing of the paper bag and figure drawing.

What values are you working with? What are you struggling with? Succeeding?


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?


AP Studio Art: Final days of plant drawing.

Korb Magazine Article: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B89E3WNWaCjUQUlxeVRZWWZUeGs – We are going to develop this idea into an ONLINE Portfolio – WEB PAGE – This is coming up FAST… be ready to insert images and develop an ONLINE Presence. Not today… but soon.

What does this plant drawing have that your’s does not?


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

With only two days left, what are the biggest problems that you have had to overcome in this work? Think about it… where did you start and where are you now? What GAINS have you made? Where have you fallen down?

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