A #NewSchoolYear! #Art is #AWESOME


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What is Art?

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

Agnes Martin at the Tate in London: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01866_10.jpg

I Could do that

Folder: Everyone – Page 6. Let’s talk about SUCCESS in ART.

Painting and Advanced Painting: Let’s Start With Watercolors

Turner (Bio) – Norham Castle at Sunrise (http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D40/D40191_10.jpg)


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • What techniques do  you remember from your earlier classes about WATERCOLOR PAINTS?

Reflection / Evaluation: 

  • What difficulties do you see with your painting AT THIS MOMENT?

Studio Art 360: Observation Anyone?

Robert Indiana (Bio): Numbers: (http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2277/1750965577_f7ee03962d.jpg)


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • How do you draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? Sit with your neighbor and BEGIN with a box, a cylinder, a pyramid, and the first letter of your first or last name. NO OBSERVATION – Talk about and visually demonstrate the ideas in your GOALS PAGE!

Reflection / Evaluation: 

  • What are 3 things you hope to learn in this room? END OF CLASS – Stand up – Think about what you are hoping to learn – in ONE WORD (and you cannot repeat another person’s comment) Your name and then your word. That’s it. Speak it out loud.

AP Studio Art: Bag of Ideas?

Wayne Thiebauld : Cakes. http://thumbs.media.smithsonianmag.com//filer/thiebaud-cakes-631.jpg__800x600_q85_crop.jpg


  • 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • What is your understanding of AP Art? How do you plan on using your skills to make the best you can? Talk to your classmates about this – write this in your GOALS folder.

Reflection / Evaluation: 

  • Art From OBSERVATION – What are / were you able to create from the materials in your bag of ideas? This is what you will use to create a small body of works this week… Drawing / Painting / Photography / Sculpture / Whatever? What is the interesting – worthwhile object(s) and how do you relate to it? 5 different artworks – all from the same focus / visual starting point.

Drawing: Observation and Pencils?

Group of Boxes: What can you do to make an interesting COMPOSITION? http://jetantonio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/box.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • What is it that you think about when you think about what IS art? (SHARE WITH FRIEND) What is it you think about when you think about making art?

Reflection / Evaluation: 

  • What are 3 challenges or successes you had with your first few thumbnail drawings about the boxes? THINK COMPOSITION.

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