#Friday (#Monday) and we are OFF TO THE RACES! What are you going to accomplish with this work time?

#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


Art Foundations: Perspective and THUMBNAILS

Simple Objects make for WONDERFUL compositions. Dennis Mogelgaard: http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/images/ll01006lld8noGFgFaECfDrCWvaHBOcKy8C/dennis-mogelgaard-white-bowl-with-apple-and-books.jpg
  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What techniques have you learned when it comes to draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? TODAY we are going to THUMBNAIL, talk, THUMBNAIL, talk and then next time – begin our drawing!
  • 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 drawing next time?

Painting: Book Binding Begins!

David Hockney Sketchbooks: http://www.davidhockney.co/img/gallery/sketchbooks/sketchbooks_landing.jpg
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What are you concerned about in regards to the BOOK MAKING PROCESS? This was a long lecture and demo last time… it is a lot to think about. Get your paintings out… sit down… turn to your neighbor and talk about the type of book you are going to be making and then, on page 10 – week 5 – write out your plans for TODAY ONLY! What are you hoping to get done today?
  • What did you take away from the paintings experience last week? What strengths did you see in your paintings ? What challenges did you face going outside of the studio?

Book Binding Instruction Packet HERE.

Book and Painting Assignment HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: One – on – One Conversation final meetings and SCANNING!

Paul Rand Logo Designs: http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/rand-logos-1280.jpg
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A:What is individual about your logo that others will be able to look at and EASILY identify that as a logo for someone extraordinary – you?  
  • G: How do you feel about the final design of your image? What is successful? What would you do differently? Will it fit on the side of a pen? Will it fit on the side of a blimp? Is it SCALABLE?

Four Design Principles by Paul Rand that MIGHT SURPRISE you!

AND Another Good Reference Site for looking at! – LogoDesignLove.com

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