#Monday is a good day to #Draw and talk about #Photography

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

AP Studio Art and Advanced Drawing: RELAX and FIGURE DRAW

Jim Dine – Reverse – Subtractive Drawing – Fill the space – erase out your drawing! http://haleypatterson.weebly.com/uploads/1/6/4/0/16400668/2824977_orig.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Larger Drawing Goals:

  • Observation (80% – 92% time looking), Guidelines, Concentration, Slow Drawing
  • Focus on the figure, Proportions, Scale, Sighting In
  • Full Page, Composition
  • AP and AdDraw:  How angry were you last Friday when you were asked to erase the drawing you spent time on Thursday? How did you feel AFTER you were told the rationale for the erasing?

AP and AdDraw: How does your drawing look in your own eyes? What did the process of ERASING the image in the beginning do for you?

Drawing: Get BACK to the Drawing – These last two days! CHECK OUT THE CRIT WAY DOWN ON THE PAGE – End of TODAY!

Back to where we started. A good place to revisit. http://cdn.bartongalleries.com/paintings/800/050242_Matisse_Madame%20Matisse.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • Take a look at your previous day’s work – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?

What was the most aspect of the drawing for you? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

Studio Art 360: Let’s look at COMPOSITIONS and Photographs

POP Art Paintings! Nicely Done! – HERE

Bernd and Hilla Becher (German, established 1959 (partnership); 1931–2007 (Bernd); b. 1934 (Hilla). Water Towers (Cylindrical), 1978. Photography and you! We’re going to be working on photography soon. http://collection.mam.org/vmedia/tms768/r_m1984_117.jpg

Compositional Examples in Photography


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What are THREE types of COMPOSITION that you REMEMBER from our conversations / lecture earlier in the year?

Which of the compositional approaches do YOU enjoy most? WHY?

Drawing Crit BELOW!

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