#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


  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What TEXTURES do you find comforting? What Textures do you find discomforting?
Max Ernst… Landscape? Arcitecture?

Max Ernst at MoMA. Images HERE.

  • G: What was your favorite way of gathering textures today? How were you able to use them in the ONE DAY COLLAGE experience based on MAX ERNST’s works. Write a 3 sentence EXPLANATION about your work on the BACK of the collage. Describe how you used Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania in the work.

Introduction to Painting: Plein Air – I hope you dressed WARM!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: Richard Diebenkorn (Ocean Park Series) is a good reference as we get things moving today. Simplification of space and shapes. Look for the larger areas first and then move into the smaller spaces. Nothing up close – BIG and HUGE spaces today. Pencil and Watercolors are the mediums of the day. Consider the sense of value contrast as well as the sense of color and shape. We’re looking at a bit of abstraction – this is a challenge.
Richard Diebenkorn Ocean Park Series: http://www.ocma.net/sites/default/files//Diebenkorn_Ocean%20Park%20105_3.jpg
  • G: Step back and see what you’ve done – quick end of class look at the entire body of work we’re creating so far.
  • PLEIN AIR handmade sketchbook assignment is HERE
  • David Hockney’s Sketchbooks HERE.

Introduction to Digital Art: Corporate ID MID CRIT TODAY!

  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

  • 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.

Letterhead, Business Cards, and Envelopes : https://downloadmockup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Business-Card-and-Letterhead-Mockup-Free-PSD-853×572.jpg
  • A: Looking at the designs that you have begun – step back and SEE what you have done, what is working? What are you struggling with? List two struggles and One success. We are doing a MID CRITIQUE in 45 minutes. This work is DUE (logos will also be graded at the same time) at the END of the the next meeting.

  • G: What are 3 things that you see about your work that is in need of redesign or reconsideration? I hope that you have listened to the class / me about the successes and missed opportunities in your work.

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