#StillLife, #Acrylics, #CorporateProducts… What are YOU doing in the #ArtStudio?

MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New Your City) reopened (after a 4 month multi million dollar renovation) this weekend! Check out this email and see what you CAN’T miss this weekend when you visit! EMail HERE!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar


Art Foundations: Still Life Drawing

  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • A: Last day to work these drawings out. Next time we CRITIQUE! In your handbook – what TECHNIQUES have you developed with this drawing? Be specific and write out 5 different things you did to develop this drawing.
  • G: What are you most pleased with in your still life drawing?
Fogal Still Life in Paint: https://www.artranked.com/images/f7/f7ff888921a7305ee56e305ae0147585.jpg

Look at the ENTIRE composition as you are working on the still life.

  1. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  2. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  3. No Finger blending.
  4. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing

Painting: Book Binding Rubric. Painting in Acrylics and TECHNIQUE!


  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 1. What objects have you brought in today for the still life. We are going to work on our canvas with the variety of techniques that are in the handout about techniques. We are going to do 4 small paintings of a SINGLE OBJECT to get familiar with the techniques and then move into the final paintings in 2 days. Jude Rae is the artist we are going to explore for a while here. Let’s take a look at her works.
  • G: What are your thoughts about the works you have sketched / painted out today?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Let’s Draw our ideas about the corporate ID.

https://downloadmockup.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Business-Card-and-Letterhead-Mockup-Free-PSD-853×572.jpg
  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; 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.
  • 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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