#FinallyFriday – What a #FastWeek

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” —Robert H. Schuller

Painting and Advanced Painting: Crit in the Gallery!



  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • What challenges did you see in yesterday’s drawings of the cityscapes? Discuss this with a neighbor and WRITE DOWN the struggles you shared. (2 of them).

Reflection / Evaluation: How do you see the discussion of the works as adding to the process of CREATING the artwork? If you do NOT see the benefit of an oral critique… WHY? If you do… WHY TOO?

Studio Art 360: Value and DRAWING!

Here they are again… Let’s Talk today. http://labrouge.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/due-inglesi-al-mambo-studio-of-giorgio-morandi-bologna-labrouge.jpg


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • QUIETLY go to the gallery and bring your sculpture back to the classroom – then sit down in complete silence. 1 minute! Take a LONG HARD LOOK at your object in front of you. What is happening with the FIGURE? The GROUND? The POSITIVE SPACE? The NEGATIVE SPACE?

Reflection / Evaluation: How did the THUMBNAILS go today? What do you see yourself doing VERY WELL in this composition? 3 things to talk about – Give yourself 3 examples.

AP Studio Art: Plants and Drawing! Time to WORK!



  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • REFLECT ON THE FOLLOWING and WRITE UP A 7 MINUTE RESPONSE: What are the Ideas / Concept / Content? What’s it about? What’s it look like you are talking about? What is the Imagery and  Subject Matter? What are the Techniques / Process you went through? How did your sketchbook or PAST DRAWING / MARK MAKING / ART MAKING EXPERIENCES help you? What is the reference and how did you USE IT? What’s it look like?

Reflection / Evaluation: What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the oral crit.?

Drawing: Kandinsky and Shapes!

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866 – 1944) On White II (Auf Weiss II), 1923 Oil on canvas 41 5/16 × 38 9/16 in. Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris Gift of Mrs. Nina Kandinsky in 1976 AM 1976-855 © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/ Georges Meguerditchian / Dist.RMN-GP © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Come up to the carpet – ALL OF YOU! Sit and listen to my reading and while I am speaking – draw out the ideas of SIMPLE and COMPLEX compositions – illustrate the ideas Kandinsky was writing about. Which COMPOSITION idea are you sticking to? Are you going with the SIMPLE (Melodic) or COMPLEX (Symphonic) idea? Explain how you are doing this. 

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the DOMINANT SHAPE / FORM / COLOR you are using in the work? How is this HELPING?

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