#Week7 in the #ArtStudio. #Critiques, #Painting, #Collage, #Letterhead and #CorporateID

“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

Art Foundations: Finish the work, mount it in a Mat, Label it, and let’s assess.

  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • Look at the drawing you have in front of you and take a step back from it. LITERALLY STAND UP, STEP BACK, and LOOK IT OVER! You have 50 minutes to RESOLVE THE IMAGE to the best of your ability. If you are going to require revisions AFTER the 50 minutes are over – you are going to need to schedule your own enrichment time (I will schedule you on MONDAYS – not throughout the rest of the week).
Still Life of Boxes: http://img05.deviantart.net/353a/i/2013/211/c/6/boxes_still_life_by_spattergroits-d6fy7xj.jpg
  • What are three things that putting the image into a mat and labeling it do to enhance  and finalize the image? 3 Things! Full Sentences.

Introduction to Painting: CRITIQUE DAY!

  • G: 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.
  • A: 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?


  • G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?
  • Link to UPCOMING PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE

Introduction to Digital Art: Corporate ID and the like.

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: What did you learn last time about the tools in Adobe InDesign that you see as SIMILAR to the tools in Adobe Illustrator? List three things that you found are the same
Letterhead, Business Cards, Envelopes: http://gdj.graphicdesignjunction.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Branding-Stationary-Mock-up-Template-Free-PSD.jpg
  • G: What are 3 things that you accomplished with your letterhead, business cards and /or envelopes that you see as unique, original, or tie into your logo design? Part of the process of design is to make your work stand out from the work of others.
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