Frank’s Gone #Friday! #Focus on the #Functionality and #Fun of #Art

“Aim higher in case you fall short.” ― Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire – Jasper Johns:

Painting and Advanced Painting: Painting and Color Schemes


  • 2.2Ac: Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.
  • A REAL day of painting – What are you looking to accomplish today? Look at your painting FIRST… them answer the question? REFLECTION!

Reflection / Evaluation: Looking at your painting today… what DID you accomplish? What are you pleased with and what are you NOT happy with? Successes and Failures – TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBOR about this please and WRITE it OUT so that you have a strong record of the accomplishments!

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook TUESDAY!

CLICK HERE and watch the video at the bottom of the page. There are EXAMPLES of the types of textures on the page too. LOOK at the examples that Max Ernst created and how I used texture to create small SUCCESSFUL artworks! Don’t forget to come  back to this page to deal with the GOALS below!

Collage and TEXTURE – Not a landscape per say, but a great example of a collage of textures.


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What TEXTURES do you like best from yesterday? Why?

Reflection / Evaluation: Write a ONE PARAGRAPH EXPLANATION about your work on the BACK of the collage. Describe how you used Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania in the work and how it holds together as a successful composition. Talk about the use of color, texture, shape, form(?) space… USE YOUR WORDS and WRITING SKILLS. EXPLAIN! Not ONE SENTENCE!

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing – OPEN CANVAS CALENDAR!

LOVE Richard Diebenkorn’s work – how to relate? Focus on ACCURACY and MAKE IT RIGHT!


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Final IN CLASS DAY of the figure drawing – make this YOURS! Looking back on ALL the GESTURE drawings you worked out last week – WHY did you choose the one (or more) you are using as (or the inspiration for) a BREADTH piece to demonstrate this skill? What about it stands out as successful?

Reflection / Evaluation:  How did having the ENTIRE HOUR to draw help you develop the composition of your figure?

Drawing: MID CRIT – Look at the RUBRIC



  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Take your artwork out – DON’T look at it. Step back. WRITE OUT THE FIRST THINGS THAT COME TO MIND. Use the handout from our guest teacher to do a small bit of SELF REFLECTION and PEER REFLECTION. Talk – Write – Reflect – Hand in the worksheets and GET TO WORK!

Reflection / Evaluation:  How does this work relate to 1) Kandinsky and his movements? 2) Your song? We are going to be WRITING an ARTIST STATEMENT and PHOTOGRAPHING this work Friday and NEXT WEEK (in the computer lab). Be prepared to provide writing that is DONE! ALSO – FIND YOUR SONG ON YOUTUBE!

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