#Monday – #Art for EVERYBODY!

#17 Drawing is About Mark Making

“Every mark has a distinct character and quality.Every mark is a signature. Variations in pressure and weight is the visual equivalent of intonation. Marks, or lines, of consistent weight or thickness surrounding a figure or object will flatten the image. Tapering or breaking a line in a curve can connote a highlight or make the curve flow. Also, a tentative line will read as such. Give every mark or line authority and make sure it serves a purpose. Try to use only the marks you need.” 101 Things Learned in Art School, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press

Welcome to National Arts and Humanities Month! Today – VISUAL ARTS!



Page 41 – Let’s start here. If you were to receive feedback from your peers about your work, what are 3 things you would benefit from in your studiomates comments about your work. Think about what we went over on page 41 for some inspirational thoughts or ideas to help you come up with what works for you.

Studio Art 360: TECHNOLOGY!

How do you see this site specific sculpture as working with the environment that we looked at from around the building? What are the strengths of the work and what is a weakness?

What’s your image look like in the sculpture park? http://st-ives.net/selected-art/denarend/pix/poam_sculpture_park.jpg

What is the coolest computer drawing, photography thing you have done with your technology.



What techniques do  you remember from your earlier classes about WATERCOLOR PAINTS?

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed circa 1822-3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
JMW Turner and WATERCOLORS: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D18/D18148_9.jpg

What difficulties do you see with your painting AT THIS MOMENT?

J.M.W. Turner BIO: http://www.biography.com/people/jmw-turner-40806 


Drawing: NESTS!

What do you see creating a series of drawings can do for a artist that a single drawing would not allow the artist to do?

v.Gogh, Vogelnester - v.Gogh / Bird's nests / 1885 - V.Gogh / Nids d'oiseaux 1885
Van Gogh and the Bird’s Nest! What can you DO?

As you look at your THUMBNAILS and the numerous drawings you have begun, what are the strengths that you are seeing as you move forward? 


AP Studio Art: NATURE!

Work of Art: ARTtestants! http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocregister/blogs/pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/workofart_edit.jpg

As you look back on the body of works you have created so far, what are TWO things that you are seeing as falling short of AP Level work?

Andy Goldsworthy http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/images/l/ag_02735.jpg

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration? BRING A WARM COAT TOMORROW. 

Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/

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