Lots of #Portraits coming up this week – READY?

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  —William Scott Downey

Orange you glad you have strong arms? http://relatingonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/563373_2994181535231_1282963545_3218727_417877125_n1.jpg

NPR – Listen Radio Lab Story of Perseverence HERE!

ALSO – #WiArtChat is on TWITTER tonight from 7 – 8pm. Join your Art Teachers for some LIVELY conversation about the Art Room AND then be there for a Google Form – “What Questions do YOU have for YOUR Art Teacher?” or something of the like…

Painting and Advanced Painting: Last Day of Critique TODAY! WHOSE NOT DONE? CRITIQUE a Work Of Art – WAS due THURSDAY LATE!!! – HERE 

What are you thinking about as we look at the work in front of us? Last day to CRIT! Then you ASSESS YOUR OWN WORK! http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/norman-rockwell/artist-facing-blank-canvas.jpg


  • 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.
  • As you have HEARD about the works (yours or a classmates) how do you image having to go back and revise, refine, re-engage the work you have developed?

Reflection / Evaluation: What is a skill, an approach, an idea about the materials or ideas that you took away from the critique today – whether it be about YOUR work or about another person’s work.

Studio Art 360: Cleaning / Clay / Collage

Oh Fun – CLAY! This is what’s coming! http://www.kiplingerpandy.com/_Media/bas-relief_tut47.jpeg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What do you currently know about using CLAY? Take 3 minutes and write down EVERYTHING you can think of – EVERYTHING – WRITE!!!

Reflection / Evaluation: What are three challenges you see as you will have to translate your collage into a ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture?

AP Studio Art: NEW MAN on OPEN CANVAS this week – CALENDAR!

Have you looked at the AP Studio Art Portfolio for Inspiration? Here are the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

  • TODAY – LOG INTO THE WEBSITE and ANSWER YOUR #1 Question – The Central idea behind my concentration is…
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST to Watch – Michael Berryhill HERE http://www.blouinartinfo.com/sites/default/files/styles/1050w576h/public/1386711762-cbd8b.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.
  • Beginning on the FIRST set of 3 works… What is the CENTRAL IDEA behind your concentration? Remember that you need to have a common thread / common theme / CENTRAL IDEA that ties your works together. Get together in 3 small groups and SHARE ideas – NEW RUBRIC for the the three works – together – WORK.

Reflection / Evaluation: What did your conversation with your classmates help you do, help you explain / understand as you move your work forward?

Drawing: Google Slideshow

Abstract Drawing – Are you going to miss this opportunity? http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/23/152823-004-065C3AB5.jpg


  • 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.
  • If you are struggling with adding to the conversation, what is ONE THING you are afraid of? Fear is fine too… If you find yourself an ACTIVE critique, what do you find about yourself that makes it EASY to add to the conversation?

Reflection / Evaluation: Two things you feel you can go back to and fix in your drawing to demonstrate a stronger feel of mastery in the work? Why do you feel it worthwhile to reflect / re-engage / refine the work that is in front of you?

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