#WaffleWednesday – #LateStart

While I appreciate the late starts for staff meetings and the like, the shortness of time with my artists is very valuable and miss that extended time with you. Today is a STRONG day to WORK WORK WORK and get things done. Be ready to be active and WORK today.


“Inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. If you wait around for the clouds to part and a bolt of lightening to strike you in the brain, you are not going to make an awful lot of work. All the best ideas come out of the process; they come out of the work itself.” Chuck Close


Drawing: To Work on the Book Pages

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

What do you need to do TODAY? Hurry to get it done – BUT WELL! Can you add color, texture, images to the book pages?

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Book on Book Pages – Charcoal on Paper: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/ac/c7/bc/acc7bcd334d23c7b7c82c5683bcbd682.jpg

\What needs doing? Passes? Come in to finish? Take home?


Studio Art 360: Wrap up NAMES and then ZENTANGLE

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What do you feel you need to do in order to be focused and intentional in the work you are creating? One aspect of this work is to know that the marks you are making are permanent – cannot be taken out – one and done. How do you work with the mistakes that you might make?

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Asymmetrical Salamander Bas Relief Sculpture – https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/a4/02/21/a402214a7d9cbd5ff4b7f261b56ebe1e.jpg

How do you feel about the process that you went through today in the making of you bas-relief metal work?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet – the MASTER’S Drawings

EXPO CHICAGO IMAGES are HERE!

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1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

How did yesterday’s drawings help you, move your, challenge you as it comes to OBSERVATION and DETAILS? We are moving forward from a the CONTINUOUS LINE to a more modeled / polished / rendered image.

Breadth Drawing – Large Scale Study of Hands and Feet – Began with Contour Drawings in charcoal. Introduce classical studies of human figures and body parts. Renaissance artists such as Michelangelo and Leonardo Da Vinci. Refer to the Scholastic Arts Magazines on Both of the artists. Brown paper and conte crayons for the hands and feet drawings. The Hands must be holding an object and the feet must be bare and pushing on or off of something. Look at the tendons and the muscles – how does the underlying structure show through?

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Albrecht Durer – Feet – A Master in Drawing and Art Making and HE STUDIED FEET! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/92/58/c2/9258c247f0b0e1bf5cb1c575095457b5–drawings-of-hands-charcoal-sketch.jpg

What are your thoughts as to the beginning of this drawing? How have you used the ideas from yesterday to develop your compositions for this final work?

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