Let’s try #Friday today on #Monday. I hope you had a productive #SnowDay.


Composition is the foundation of image making. It is the spatial relationship between all of the parts in an image. Whether a drawing, a painting, a sculpture, a photograph, a video, or an installation, how a thing is composed determines its look, its feel, and its meaning. Compositional variation, like musical tunes, is limitless.  101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White

Stained Glass: Foil and then Homework

10.1Ac: Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.

First day in the studio this week to cut the glass. Today we learn to FOIL the work so we can move along in the process. What have you been struggling with so far? Open your handbook to page 11 so we can begin to reflect.

Foiling stained glass: http://everythingstainedglass.com/wp-content/uploads/wrapping-foil-around-glass.jpg

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

How many individual pieces of glass did you get CUT last week? How many did you get FOILED today? Remember that we have a GOAL of 4+ pieces to be worked with EACH DAY… Are you meeting your goals?

CIaD: Logo Design and Adobe InDesign

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What is individual about your logo that others will be able to look at and EASILY identify that as a logo for someone extraordinary – you?

Transfer Printing: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/AkGBMYyzxRM/maxresdefault.jpg

How do you feel about the final design of your image? What is successful? What would you do differently? Will it fit on the side of a pen? Will it fit on the side of a blimp? Is it SCALABLE?

Drawing: a QUICK Crit – then work…

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

Last days in class are THIS week. How many drawings have you got DONE? We are critiquing them on Thursday and FRIDAY of NEXT WEEK- ALL THREE DRAWINGS. Get ready to TALK. Get ready to TALK.

HOMEWORK PRIOR to the CRITIQUE: https://goo.gl/Vi3kNQ (in google Classroom) Google Form. You can also go through Google Classroom for the same form. – Let’s look at it for a moment…

David Hockney Trees and Road: https://i.guim.co.uk/img/static/sys-images/Books/Pix/pictures/2014/4/15/1397562958449/David-Hockneys-Woldgate-8-009.jpg?w=620&q=55&auto=format&usm=12&fit=max&s=48ed2ae6690eae9214e52c40d736945b

What do you need to do in order to wrap things up for Monday? Excellent job with your Observational skills. Let’s take one more day to polish up the ideas. You’ll talk about 3 of the drawings (maybe 4)… How many have you drawn?

AP Studio Art: Concentration

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.

What has been your biggest challenge from the past week worth of making art. Today – get together, again, for 10 minutes and talk with one another about the current work. Works 9 – 12 are the second to last set of finished Concentration works. Are you developing a VOICE? Is it CLEAR? Let’s review the ideas of the AP Standards and see if you are a 6.

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

As you look back on the bast 2.5 quarters of work, what are 3 of your biggest impressions from your studio mates works?

Adv. Drawing: Still Life

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

What skills do you feel you are able to be falling back onto as you move into this drawing? Get ready to TALK.

HOMEWORK PRIOR to the CRITIQUE: https://goo.gl/Vi3kNQ (in google Classroom) Google Form. You can also go through Google Classroom for the same form. – Let’s look at it for a moment…

Still Life of Paper Bags: http://chriseddins.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/paperbagstilllife-300×225.jpg

What has been your most successful area of this drawing today? MID Crit NEXT WEEK!

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