Four things you NEED to know about #Friday in the #ArtRoom

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“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Painting and Advanced Painting: CANVAS Building

Katie Musolff: Website HERE!


  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What do you need to do in order to be READY to transfer your image up to the canvas on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY? Study Halls? After School? Before School? PROCESS!!! THIS IS HUGE!
  • ONE ADDITION TO THE HANDOUT – RESEARCH A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT ARTIST, Write a One Paragraph (or more) Biography about the artist, have 5 images as visual reference with TITLE, SIZE, YEAR, MEDIUM, and have VISUAL REFERENCES to their art in YOUR painting!

Reflection / Evaluation: Today – Successful in the process? Finished? What did you accomplish today and how did you help your classmate out?

Studio Art 360: CLAY! Finally!

Planning Stages of the LARGER sculpture in Clay – WEBSITE HERE!


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started this week on with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture Slaves Detail Planning: 

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

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

YUM – The Critique Cookie:


  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Critique with the Painting Class – As an individual, what do you think you are going to struggle with the most in today’s (and tomorrow – and maybe Wednesday’s) Critique

Reflection / Evaluation: What one thing did you add to the critique that nobody else did?

Drawing: Google Slideshow


Henri Matisse Painting – Colors? Pattern? Texture?



  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Of ALL the aspects of the face – what are you having the most success with and what is the most challenging? What is hardest about the most challenging part? 

Reflection / Evaluation: Having worked with PASTELS for one period… what did you LEARN about them? Write out 3 thinigs you DISCOVERED for YOURSELF!

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