#4DayWeek: Let’s get into the #ART

#17 Drawing is About Mark Making: “Every mark has a distinct character and quality. Every mark is a signature. Variations in pressure and weight is the visual equivalent of intonation. Marks, or lines, of consistent weight or thickness surrounding a figure or object will flatten the image. Tapering or breaking a line in a curve can connote a highlight or make the curve flow. Also, a tentative line will read as such. Give every mark or line authority and make sure it serves a purpose. Try to use only the marks you need.” 101 Things Learned in Art School, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press


Freakoniomics: Where Do Creative Ideas Come From? I suggest listening to the ENTIRE show! It’s inspiring – not that we need inspiration to get to work.

  • Intro to Digital Art: Start at 19:40 – Coming Up With Logo Ideas
  • Advanced Digital Art: Start at 14:30 – Design and Functionality
  • Painting and Advanced Painting: Start at 25:00 – Getting Ideas and Inspiration

Art Foundations: AVANT Garde Metals work – Mount the work – then we DRAW!

  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What technique have you learned when it comes to draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know?
  • G: What is ONE thing you are CERTAIN you did successfully with your drawing today? What is ONE THING you are CERTAIN you need to focus on in order to create a more realistic / successfully accurate observation drawith tomorrow?

Dennis Møgelgaard is a visual artist who was born in 1959 : https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c17b4f21223835.562fd965af475.jpg

Intro to Painting: Continue and RESOLVE for next week!

  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • A: Looking at the work you have in front you, what are the aspects of the collage / artwork that TRULY speak about you – socially, culturally, or historically.
  • G: What was the most challenging part of the first bit of the painting? Google Research ASSIGNMENT DUE Wednesday when you walk in the door.

Advanced Painting: Step Back and REFLECT

  • 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: Step Back – LOOK CAREFULLY, CRITICALLY at the work that you are making and consider what you have been accomplishing with the work. Write out some (3) GOALS that you can set for yourself today. Share these goals with your neighbor.
  • G: Did you meet or exceed the goals that you set for yourself today? Talk with your classmate (who is the FURTHEST from you in the studio) share your experience with them.
Alma Thomas: ARTICLE about Abstractions HERE

Intro to Digital Art: Logo Design.

NOTE YOUR COMPUTER LAPTOP NUMBER – The computers will be rotating RIGHT NOW!

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A:Working on paper is different than working on the computer. Using a collection of FONTS that you have chosen you will find a wide variety of fonts that you enjoy and explore many different way of joining letters into positive and negative shapes (as well as adding a geometric or organic shape or two) in creating a Logo Design  for yourself. This will take some time – be ready to SKETCH and EXPLORE ideas.
  • G: What did you come up with today? Share these ideas with your neighbor and explain what you enjoy about the work you have created.
What are your designs?

Advanced Digital Art: Photography is coming up FAST!

NOTE YOUR COMPUTER LAPTOP NUMBER – The computers will be rotating TOMORROW!

  • G: 2.2Ad: Demonstrate 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: Let’s share the slideshow for your presentation of the handbook designs. Looking at the work with a partner – let’s take 15 – 20 minutes to write up (on the cards provided) what you feel would be great talking points about your work. Where you came up with the idea. What are the strengths of the work. What makes is a strong composition and representation of the school. I’ll be collecting these cards. Put your name on them.
  • A2: What were some of the challenges that you had in making you 3 photographs? What is something that stands out specifically to you that is strong and successful? What did you do in each work specifically to create the strong composition?
  • Plans for next time? Create work based on Landscapes / Interior / Inside of something (closet, refrigerator, some other closed – or VERY OPEN – space.) Look at the expansive work of Andreas Gursky.
Andreas Gursky:

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