#Oils and #Contours and #Pattern… What could be more fun in the #ArtStudio?

“If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.” — Og Mandino

“And even if you don’t succeed… there is NOTHING wrong with failure (just get back and try again – and again – and again…).” – Frank Korb 

Studio Art 360: Balance and Pattern – All sorts of types

G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What is a balance? What is a pattern? What patterns and balance are you drawn to?

MC Escher Sketch of Two Birds http://www.mcescher.com/Shopmain/ShopEU/facsilimeprints/data/1000/15%20Two%20Birds.jpg

M.C. Escher’s Website and Works

What challenges did you have in the ideas of drawing out a pattern – repeat the simple image over and over and over?


Painting: Portraits and OILS

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.

You were asked to begin thinking about the work in front of you… What DO YOU SEE IN YOUR PAINTING? That’s it.. WHAT DO YOU SEE? Take your time… look at everything you see in the work and write down all that you see.

Let’s Chat for a moment… http://www.saic.edu/media/saic/gfx/academics/undergraduatedegrees/undergraduateexperience/painting_critique.jpg

Time to work today began with DESCRIPTION – was there anything NEW that you saw when you began writing and working today? We do not have a lot of time to work this week but… lots of time use that knowledge in your life.


Drawing: Contour and Faces

G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

What struggles do you have when it comes to drawing the face to begin with? What struggles do you think you might have when drawing them without being able to lift your pencil?

Contour Line Drawing FACES: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/be/32/82/be328200d1f131f9fb9471e6c8ca582b.jpg

In the end, what was the biggest challenge / success you had today in the studio?

AP: Let’s Talk Concentration

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

How does FEAR get in your way TODAY as you begin to or continue to create art?


How have you learned to work beyond fears to create work this year? Do you find that you still have fears about the work you are creating?


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