#Upcycling, #Cardboard, #Inspiration across the #VisualArts

 “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” – Agnes Martin, Art In America (p.124, 1996)


Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards


Donald Judd – Let’s look at a bit of a video about minimalism… http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=81324


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE similarity between your letter and one of the other FORMS you are building or going to build?

What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Series of works… what’s the same? What is different? How do you tie all your works relate to one another? http://iopblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Photo-0003.jpg


  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • As a body / concentration of works, why is what you are making interesting, worthwhile, intriguing?

What can you do to stretch your abilities in the work you are making? Are you too comfortable or do you feel you are pushing yourself? Why?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Dong Kingman’s Watercolors… different than the others.http://www.dongkingman.com/


  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • What is the story you are telling with your work? What is the audience going to learn about you through this art?

What watercolor techniques with are you struggling with?

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.


Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday

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