It is #Friday and it is a #BDay. Next Week? Monday is ADay… but we will see what the weather will bring us.

“What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.” Chuck Close

Art Foundations: AVANT Garde Metals work – MAKING day!

Assemble the work of art today! We are creating some GREAT WORK!
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: How have you planned on assembling the metals works that you have now gotten from the etchings? Today is a VERY solid day to work on the assembling of the pieces. This and a process that NEEDS your focus. WHAT – after looking at what has been already been etched – do you plan on working on today?
  • G: What did you accomplish today that helped get you to a spot where you are going to be able to ASSEMBLE the work next time?

Intro to Painting: Collage and Watercolors – Time to Transfer the image and PAINT.

Mary Cassatt and her Watercolors:
  • G: 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • A: What are the challenges you are facing with the watercolor paintings SO far? We are doing a MID CRITIQUE next time – so make the most of the time you have today to paint.
  • G: What have you accomplished with the process today? What are you thinking of doing OUTSIDE of studio to have work to a stage you are PROUD to do a mid critique with? Will you be ready with what you have right now?

Advanced Painting: Built the canvas and LET’S GET PAINTING! Time to start with the materials…

Anne Truit and Female Minimalists you should know.
  • Understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: It is your day to PAINT. Please open your handbooks to page 10 and write out what you are planning on STARTING with today and 3 things that you are hoping to accomplish with the artwork.
  • G: What have you gotten accomplished today to have demonstrated your STRONG PROGRESS FORWARD with your VERY FIRST oil painting.

Have you been looking at the MoMA Series? I can’t spend enough time with them all. Play them in the background! Let’s take a few minutes on our own to watch this ENTIRE video (QUESTIONS HERE – Turn them in via a SHARE with my email – – DUE Friday at 11:59pm)

Click HERE to see works from the past.

Intro to Digital Art: The Masterpiece is being wrapped up… Let’s insert it into the Google Slide Show today.

Helen Frankenthaller: Modernist Painter:
  • G: 5.1Ac: Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
  • A: Today we are going to Work to RESOLVE the Modernism Image. What BIG AREAS do you need to work on in this work. Sit with a NEIGHBOR – just one) and, with your handbooks in hand – page 11) write out three things – tools – techniques – that you have really found useful in this first experimental project.
  • G: What have you accomplished today and what do you need to do in order to resolve the work for next time – We would like to be DONE so we can move forward into Corporate ID design.
Time to start thinking about LOGO design and Adobe Illustrator:

Advanced Digital Art: Let’s REFLECT with MORE time than LAST time…

  • G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • A:
  • FINISH OUR MID CRIT: Mid Crit – Let’s FINISH talking about the process of doing a mid critique… What are 3 things about YOUR WORK that you are struggling with? What are 2 things you are pleased with and why? What is 1 thing you are REALLY stuck on and have a solid question about?
  • G: What are 3 things that you took away from this MID CRIT today that will help you resolve some issues for next time?
A Critique is a HUGE part of the process.

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