Field Trip #Tuesday – A+ Effort and Attitude Again! Thank you!

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton

STUDIO VISITS – Thanks Carson Bragg for the Site. Great to see where others (the MASTERS) made their art. Check it out HERE!

Painting and Advanced Painting: Hallway Drawing

This is a STARTING POINT! Use Sighting In – ANGLES!!!


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Change of plans so we can get all the different materials done this year… What are two things that you think are going to be challenging in creating a SUCCESSFUL and INTERESTING image of the high school hallways? 

Reflection / Evaluation: What about today’s thumbnails makes for a successful compositions? Three reasons please.

Studio Art 360: Value and DRAWING!



  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • FOUR weeks into sketchbooks – what are you accomplishing with the TOOLS of drawing that you have struggled on in the previous sketches – or what are you doing better in this week’s class work that you can put into your sketchbook assignment

Reflection / Evaluation: How can you look at the CAN or BOTTLE to really make it your own? 2 things… What are 2 things you can do? DON’T JUST COPY IT! Do you have to continue working on it so that it is FINISHED for NEXT TUESDAY?


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

What are the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES that this artist was thinking about? WHY


  • 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 do you think of when I ask you about the ELEMENTS of Art? What about when you are asked about the Principles of Design? Write out 3 things you think in your GOALS page. NOW… when done… one member of the class at the board – What ARE the ELEMENTS? What ARE the PRINCIPLES? Write them out on the Chalkboard. Are there OTHER things you think of when it comes to ART? 3 columns…

Reflection / Evaluation: What was so difficult about SIMPLIFYING the ideas down to ONE ELEMENT and ONE PRINCIPLE? 2 or 3 ideas about why it was so difficult.

Drawing: Kandinsky and Shapes!



  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Describe to your neighbor how YOUR WORK OF ART reflects the music you are inspired by? As you develop the ideas of KANDINSKY – Are you approaching your work as a der blaue reiter or as a member of the BAUHAUS? Explain! How would you label this work by Kandinsky? Simple / Melodic? Impression? Improvisation? Composition? der Blaue Reiter? Bauhaus?

Reflection / Evaluation:  Are you successful in the communication of your ideas? Write out 3 reasons to back up your successes.

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