the #First #SketchbookTuesday of the #Semester.

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014 

Difficult Task –

Drawing: Books and Oil Pastels

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

How have you changed in the process since you have begun? How are you drawing DIFFERENTLY than you did PRIOR to this Drawing?

Kate McAlonen Book Drawing in Soft Pastel 2017

Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days?  What is the biggest success you have accomplished this week? Where are you struggling? 

Studio Art 360: Continuous Line Contour Drawings

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

Sketchbook Assignment Line: Continuous Line Contour Drawings: We are going to use a single line to create observation based drawings of objects that we make use of and really think we understand. Let’s begin with a BLIND continuous line contour drawing. Volunteers anyone? From there… your hands, shoe, and maybe a face if you are REALLY brave.

AT LEAST 5 drawings – all new pages in your sketchbook – 3 hands – 2 shoes – one face (at the very least). Let’s take 5 minutes for each drawing… Draw for as long as I have given you. If you have 5 minutes, draw for 5 minutes. If you think you are drawing too slow, draw SLOWER. There will be no time left at the end of the hour. BETWEEN EACH DRAWING – Walk around and look at all your classmates drawings.

Continuous Line Contor Hand:

Challenges and struggles? Are you going to take it home and REFINE it?


Advanced Drawing: Begin with Fast Food

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Looking over your ideas from yesterday – which ONE stands out as successful and WHY? What type of composition (looking at the handout from today) would you say it is most like?

Janet Fish Transparent Glasses:

What have you done to begin your final composition today? What ARTIST HABIT OF MIND are you thinking about – or maybe you are considering the levels in the rubric as you continue to develop your artistic skills? Janet Fish: 


AP Studio Art: Mid Crit – HANDS and Object

SHORT PARAGRAPHS PLEASE – The paragraphs are nice to see in the Art and Fear images on the website – short little descriptions to help the image along. We are always working to help our viewers understand. Where else do you need to explain your images? The AP TEST! This is practice!

3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

As you get your photographs back – what NEW materials are  you thinking about using? Are you going to try and use the techniques that you are already comfortable with? What are you doing to EXPAND and EXPLORE?

Hands holding Headset

How have you used your skills to develop this one (or more – hopefully more) drawing to really demonstrate the AP LEVEL 6 skills you have?



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