#Week5 is OVER?! #TimeFlies in the #ArtStudio. #WorkingOnArt is the #Goal for the day!

Art is a continuing dialogue that stretches back through thousands of years. What you make is your contribution to that dialogue. Therefore, be conscious of what has come before you and the conversation that surrounds you. Try not to repeat what has already been said. Study art history and stay alert to the dialogue of your moment.  101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White

Fun… but MORE importantly – the Jenny Saville at the same show sold for 12.6 million dollars… the most for a living female artist! And more about the Banksey HERE.

Art Foundations: BEGIN our FINAL Observational Drawing Today!






  1. Fill the page and set up the COMPOSITION before ANYTHING ELSE!
  2. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  3. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  4. No Finger blending.
  5. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing

Giorgio Morandi – TATE and the MET

2.1P: Engage in making a work of  art or design without having a preconceived plan.

How DO you draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? What did you do successfully yesterday that you can continue with today? What is it you need to erase, change, resolve to make the drawing today even more successful.

What is one thing you are putting into your drawing of the 3D Forms that might be related to the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES as the building blocks of Art – things you really need to be aware of AS you are making art.

Bas Relief Sculptures and Sol Le Witt Paintings – HERE

Introduction to Painting: Mid Crit Today!

3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

Carolyn Brady – Watercolor: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-3Eg_4vt1SHE/UWDf-6fE-xI/AAAAAAAAI18/6UiENW2yCRo/s1600/Carolyn+Brady+(14).jpg

Have a conversation with your classmates and participate in a VALID and worthwhile conversation about the work. G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?

  • Collage Examples – Let’s look at these for some BASIC ideas and inspiration.

Introduction to Digital Art: Modernist DUE in a day!

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

How are you feeling about the design of your Corporate ID? Are there any aspects that you are in need of CLEANING UP? Share your ideas and thoughts (one positive and then a second positive) with your neighbor. Why is it successful?

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images into the LARGE DOCUMENT – we will be creating the FINAL PDF of this by the end of the period. 40 minutes to go we assemble it TOGETHER!  

Letterhead Envelope Business Card Designs https://dtkp6g0samjql.cloudfront.net/uploads/photo/file/5438744/gallery_hero_5438744-original.jpg

What do you need to do in order to make this logo design and the Corporate ID Materials work and be done by the next period? We will be printing all this material (as mock ups) so be ready to have everything assembled in a way that we can print it in color. We will be saving it all as a single PDF in ONE DOCUMENT. Play it out and make it work. 3 thumbnails of EACH of the elements before you begin in InDesign.

What to put on the Corporate ID pages and the like? Let’s look HERE for some ideas.

DEMO of InDesign and LAYOUT of the images. We will ALSO be learning a SMALL BIT of InDesign so that we can create letterhead, envelopes, and business cards, Letterhead: 11” x 8.5”, Envelopes: 4.125” x 9.5” and business cards STANDARD: 2” x 3.5”

These designs will be completed at the end of the next period and we will be assembling them into a final document (each) in the beginning of the NEXT next next period.

  • Paul Rand Article HERE
  • Logo Designs I Love Site HERE

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