Hello All… Thanks for the follow! With the business of the year, I look at my site as a place for information and resources. It’s been a challenging first 5 weeks of the semester and keeping up with the daily doings of the classroom are a tough task to continue. When there were 3 classes I was posting for – it was a different thing. For a while (we will see what happens) I am going to try to post a 2 or 3 times a week rather than daily. Day to day activities will be through Google Classroom – but the goals and weekly reflections will be here for the studio artists. Ok? Ok.
“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 do you need to do to WRAP up the work for this week? We are starting a NEW project this week and a lot of individuals are in the process of getting this first one finished.
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: Let’s Review the MODERNISM Assignment!
2.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
Real world projects have been in our hands and the finishing of the Trailside project is a challenge we all have to work to finish. The new project on Modernism or Music is back on the table and I will be collecting your preliminary work, sketches, ideas with the final artwork as we work through this art. Remember that PRELIMINARY WORK is essential in the process of the design.
What skills are you developing in Adobe Illustrator? What tools are you using in the process? Layers? This is important to develop as you move along as an illustrator?
1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?
What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth? MOUTH:
AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing
5.1Ad: Investigate, compare, and contrast methods for preserving and protecting art.
The figure is a struggle at times and we will be working through those challenges. Take the time to deal with the 5, 10, or longer (or shorter) minute drawings to prepare for next weeks ONE Figurative Artwork. What challenges do you see in store for yourself? Feet? Yes, I think feet are hard.
What do you feel like you accomplished with a good day of MARK MAKING and WORKING?
Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing and Research on Georgia O’Keefee
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.
Abstraction is not as easy as one tends to think. Be prepared to work on a large scale (your choice but I will push you) and have the research to back you up! Begin with the research that I have prepped for you and this will be a GREAT journey through the challenge of the scale. This is about the process folks – Art is process.
Of the thumbnails you are creating… which are you happiest with? This week we will be setting the sketches out and taking a walk around and offering feedback. When you get back to them… we will talk.