“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good…” Ira Glass
Plein Air at the Fair
Drawing: Covers Today!
4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
How have you been challenged with the building of the sketchbooks in class up to this point?
What is your feeling about the process of making a book with a particular goal of filling it with observational drawings?
Studio Art 360: Color Wheel and Acrylic Paint
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 biggest challenges that you see facing you today in the process of enlarging the photographs? Are you about ready to begin the painting process?
What challenges did you face today in the gridding out of the portrait? Are you ready to begin the painting part of the process?
Advanced Drawing: Guess what we’re doing? ERASING!
2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
What do you think the skills that you currently have will help you in the process of the figure drawing?
How does your drawing look in your own eyes? What did the process of ERASING the image in the beginning do for you?
AP Studio Art: Portrait and the Changing Faces of the Contemporary Portrait
2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
Contemporary Portraits at the National Gallery: London.
The Earnest Face of the Contemporary Portrait: Portrait Society Gallery
In Your Face: Art News (2007)
Contemporary Portraiture: Newington-Cropsey Cultural Studies Center, American Arts Quarterly, Summer 2010.
Zidane: A 21st Centry Portrait: Video Below
Now that you have the list of questions from your contribution and your classmates – is there ONE MORE QUESTION that you feel would make the PERFECT INTERVIEW? Write it on page 22. Then onto the sheet of perfect questions.
What NEW information did you learn about your classmate today? What are your first ideas about making a portrait of your classmate?