Welcome to another week of #Art

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White 

Stained Glass: Frames and Finishing up.

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

What are the STEPS in SOLDERING? Today we FRAME the finished works. Please remember the steps in soldering! Align things in the corner of the wooden frame and KEEP THEM THERE. Avoid a 1/4” around the edges. Review the process with your classmates.

Framing up and adding loops: http://everythingstainedglass.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/08/stained-glass-instruction-4.jpg

What have you done successfully with this first artwork? Name three things that will help you move forward with the next artwork. Let’s sit for 2 minutes and PERSONALLY look at the work. STICKYNOTE!

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

CIaD: It’s a JOB! Kringle tomorrow and then Illustrations of Music or Modernism.

5.1Ac: Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.

Today is a work day with two tasks at hand – 1) Insert Symbol and Change Text on the Sign and 2) Invert your LOGO for tomorrow’s Printing. Think about the success of your symbold right now – the precision of it. What is one thing that makes it work? REVISIONS for the LOGO DESIGN are DUE on WEDNESDAY at the end of class. Coming up MID-WEEK next week: If you have NOT done the RESEARCH and obtained your own SELFIES / Photographs you have work to do!

WHAT ARE YOU DOING WITH THE REVISIONS? Logo design? These Signs? Modifications?

Symbols http://www.vackersign.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/bear1.png

Were you able to finish this up?

Drawing: Faces

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

What is it about the EYES that makes it EASIEST or most DIFFICULT to draw?

The EYE: http://img02.deviantart.net/2631/i/2012/037/f/b/trapped_soul_by_giralikesyou-d4owvmw.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?

AP Studio Art: Critique and Upload (Due Friday)


7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

How are you struggling with fresh and unique ideas as you progress forward? What is it about FINDING YOUR VOICE?

Abdi Farah at the Brooklyn Museum: https://www.brooklynpaper.com/assets/photos/33/41/33_41_arts_abdifarahtalk02_z.jpg

Looking at your concentration from a distance, what are you able to do to move things forward? This is an important part of the process as you move forward.

Adv. Drawing: New Drawing Research on Georgia O’Keefe


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 has Georgia O’Keefe created the idea of SPACE in this artwork? Let’s read about O’Keefe a bit…

Georgia O’Keefe from the Tate Gallery: https://d32dm0rphc51dk.cloudfront.net/MSc-kSkrXyTq0dbUl5WgBg/larger.jpg

Tate Gallery information HERE

What have you demonstrated in the research of your process. This included DRAWINGS with SHADING / VALUE.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this: