#LastFriday until #NextYear #2016

“Failing Isn’t Bad When You Learn What Not To Do.” – Albert Einstein

GREAT use of GRAFFITI in an educational program. “The Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program in San Diego aims to keep kids off the streets — and maybe even make art like this, an example of the famous chicano artists murals found on a series of freeway overpasses, someday. Don Tormey/LA Times via Getty Images” http://www.npr.org/2015/12/18/457884663/preventing-juvenile-detention-with-a-blank-canvas-and-a-can-of-spray-paint

Painting and Advanced Painting: Self Portrait – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Edward Hopper: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/hopper.self-portrait.jpg



  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments
  • What’s been the biggest / best thing you have learned about the use of oil paints this week? What has taking this portrait from a continuous line contour drawing helped you with in making the painting? If you HAD TO EXPLAIN – why is this working or not working for you?

Reflection / Evaluation: Last day of the week. What do you see as needing attention MONDAY? What makes you want to skip second hour and continue to paint?

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – LET’S GO!



MORE Campbell’s Soup Cans! http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Campbells-Does-Warhol-05-e1346329887708.jpeg?acb7cd


  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • What are the 10 color schemes that we studied? Can you write all 10 down without looking at your notes?

Reflection / Evaluation:  QUIZ on the names, types and relationships of the colors. Open up to page 25… READY… HERE COME THE QUESTIONS… Identify the following types of COLOR SCHEMES… 

AP Studio Art: Concentration / Concentrate

Richard Estes WORKING on Photorealism:” https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/06482-richestesport.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Thinking about the work that you are doing… what are the visual skills that you feels you are developing? how has this year been beneficial to you so far? N: Nothing – Website maybe, photograph maybe…

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE SKILL that you feel would be worth your time to continue to FOCUS and CONCENTRATE on?

Drawing: DRAW – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY – I WISH!

NPR: Graffiti in LA Helping Kids avoid Juvenile Detention.

Max Pechstein Girl on a Green sofa with a cat. http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/max-pechstein/girl-on-a-green-sofa-with-a-cat-1910.jpg!Blog.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • After ONE WEEK of pastels, what is your STRONGEST aspect of the composition? Describe WHY you feel it is working so well.
    • The Selfie – Listen and comment on one or two points that describe how YOU are using some f the ideas in your drawing for EXTRA CREDIT: http://www.wpr.org/listen/565351

Reflection / Evaluation: How do you feel about the work you accomplished today? What has changed in how you are looking at using Soft Pastels?

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