#Welcome to #Week5 – WHAT?

It is IMPORTANT to consider the use of our Enrichment Time. Please make solid use of it as you all come into the studio to work – and do come into the studio to work – please.


#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

Elaine DeKooning and Mark Making – Be Deliberate: https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/elaine-de-kooning/abstract-1970.jpg

Art Foundations: Last Day to RESOLVE the Sculpture

How are you using the different TECHNIQUES to resolve your sculpture? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7otZMDeQYpA/maxresdefault.jpg

Collage Link Just For You!

  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: Today is the LAST DAY for the CLAY (until we glaze). What challenges did you have in getting started with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture. What do you need to do in order to RESOLVE the sculpture for the day?
  • G: What was the largest success you have in this work of sculpture?

Intro to painting: Sketching things out… Painting Begins TODAY!

Acrylic Still Life: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/c0/4e/2ac04e157600117f843fa7a9b839927c.jpg
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Working with your thumbnails and the sketches on the canvas mounted to your board, you will now begin to paint the composition out. How are you going to START? What are the techniques that you feel that you would like to focus on? Rather than beginning with a specific area and work that to death… think about working on the entire piece at the same time. Think about layering colors and building the composition.
  • G: What accomplishments did you have inthe work today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work. MID CRIT is NEXT TUESDAY!

advanced painting: Step back and look – what’s working?

How are you looking at the work you see in front of you? https://falconmovies.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ferris3.gif
  • 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: Let’s step back from the paintings and look at the process and progress that you have made – This is a mid Critique.
    • Sticky notes in hand? Let’s write out one strength of each of the artists series of works in your group – think about the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES before you just write BLAH BLAH BLAH…
    • Think about something that you feel requires attention – write out the aspect that needs work and also then write out the solutions that you feel will help create a successful work.
    • NOW we talk with one another and discuss what is happening. Write out your group’s thoughts about the progress and plans you have made.  
  • G: At the end of the day, what have you gotten accomplished? Write out three things that you recognize as different techniques that you are experiencing in this work. What did the mid critique do to help you / hinder you in the learning?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Critique the Drawings

John Singer Sargent: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/73jSSJ4TUf0/maxresdefault.jpg
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • Making of photographs today. I have paired you up and we are going to spend 30 minutes in making photographs with:
    • Unique and Successful Poses
    • PORTRAITS – NOT FIGURATIVE – Images
    • Strong Lighting
    • Expressions that explain your personality
    • Thoughtful COMPOSITION!
  • Then onto the Digital Art Studio to upload and process the images so they can be printed.
  • Stop and consider… What are your first thoughts about this process and the composition? What feelings are you going to try and represent? How will this be a SUCCESSFUL COMPOSITION?
  • G: What did you do successfully today to move the process forward? Are you satisfied with your images? Will they be ready to print? If you turned them in they will.

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Final Day to RESOLVE the Logo. Let’s consider the Rubric.

Paula Rosa – Digital Artist: http://pictify.saatchigallery.com/files/works/urban-dk-digital-art-by-paula-rosa-urban-dk-fine-art-prints-and-1367357636_b.jpg
  • 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: When it comes to making AUTHENTIC Images? What do you enjoy making imagery of? You will look at 5 different professional digital artists who use the world of digital media to modify and edit their images and create research, an inspirational Google Presentation and use that to begin your fine art artwork in the realm of digital media. From here we are going to make authentic work – with the inspiration of the famous artists perhaps. DUE ON FRIDAY!
    • 5 different artists
    • 3 images of each of their works
    • explanation (3 – 5 sentences) about each of the artists as to WHY you enjoy their works).
    • Figure or Portrait is a part of this project – you or someone you PERSONALLY KNOW.
    • PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE OF YOUR OWN CREATION – plagiarism is not acceptable
      • side note: at what point is “sampling” of other’s works acceptable? If the image is transformed enough – removed enough from it’s original source and made into your image… then can it be considered yours? This is a difficult question to answer – but how does one deal with COLLAGE and MAGAZINES any differently than the world of digital? Curious question to ponder.
    • Each artist has their own slide or series of slides in the presentation.
    • List of artists at the BEGINNING of the presentation – T.O.C.
    • Final Slide – YOUR THOUGHTS about where you are heading with the artwork.
    • What program(s) are you planning on using?
    • How will you include PHOTOGRAPHY? (Obvious and deliberate or resource and reference?)
  • G: How are you PLANNING and PREPARING the time and ideas for making strong AUTHENTIC artwork?

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