#Progress and #Beginnings of #Artwork… #Week5


#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: VALUE

  • 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 drawing 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 draw with tomorrow? 

Collage Link Just For You!


Intro to painting: Under Painting and begin the work today!

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A:Began the UNDER PAINTING of the still life last block. What are the STRENGTHS of the composition? What type of composition do you have and how are you playing with the idea of SPACE?
  • G: What accomplishments did you have in the work today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work. REMEMBER THAT MID CRIT. is NEXT TUESDAY!

advanced painting: Reflect on last time and move froward. We CRITIQUE next week.

Alma Thomas and other Black Women who make Abstract Art.
  • 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.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Digital images and Gridding.

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Working in PHOTOSHOP last time, what challenges did you have with the saving of or editing of the image? If you do NOT have an image today that is different than the one I have today – you are using the image I have today. What challenges does that offer you if any? How does this change the way you need to think about the planning for your artwork as you move forward? 
    • DOES YOUR PHOTOGRAPH HAVE:
    • Unique and Successful Poses
    • PORTRAITS – NOT FIGURATIVE – Images
    • Strong Lighting
    • Expressions that explain your personality
    • Thoughtful COMPOSITION!
  • G: What successes do you find in today’e work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Assemble imagery, Critique, and Begin your research.

What does YOUR work look like in Black and white and color? https://lever-client-logos.s3.amazonaws.com/587feebb-7e85-4818-ad2b-1afc00c70c0d-1555484737647.png
  • G: 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event..
  • A: Today we are going to assemble the Logo Designs into a Google Presentation for the FACS Department. By the end of the presentation, you will know about the ideas and approaches our artists used to create the covers. You will begin to develop a sense of what the ideas are and how they best exemplify the ideas of the department.
  • REMEMBER THIS FOR FRIDAY:
    • 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: Are there any questions about the designs that out artists can answer for you now? Thank you for your time.

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