“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (LINE)

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph


  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg


  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

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? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

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