Talent is HIGHLY overrated… GOALS and DIRECTION are where it is at!

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.” – David Bayles and Ted Orland

How fast are you going to get through the project? It is NOT a speed race, it is a marathon… long and slow, steady now… http://arumarathon.nohost.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/GD4415087-1513.jpg

Art Foundations: POP ART all you ANDY WARHOL kids out there!

Can you identify a MAJOR color scheme in the paintings? http://www.thespecialeventexperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/andy-warhol.jpg


  1. Apply acrylic paint using the mixing techniques, and processes (one shape at a time with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the image to one specific color scheme) are executed well .

What is FUN about the use of acrylic paints? If you are NOT painting yet… what do you need to finish up so you can begin painting tomorrow? How can you use this in other classes, other aspects of your life?

Drawing: Faces and FAUVISM.

FACIAL PROPORTIONS… what are your understandings? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/humanfaceproportions2.jpg


  1. 1.4 Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation. (P).
  2. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. – Get out there and visit a bit about Henri Matisse!

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation? Facial Proportions

Madam Matisse – An EARLY portrait of Henri Matisse’s lovely wife. http://cdn.lrb.co.uk/assets/edillus/clar05_3016_01.jpg


Visit this Milwaukee Painter’s website – Reginald Baylor – ALL WEEK!


  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

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