#TheCritique and #MakingArt… Are you at the #End or the #Beginning?

#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: Putting it all together

Georgio Morandi – Still Life: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qrvqtn11wsA/S53Oc_rfQKI/AAAAAAAAAIA/02W14jxrxJs/s320/morandi+photo085.jpg

The Exhibition: https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2009-02-21-exhibition-morandi
  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What was the biggest challenge you are thinking about as you begin to daw your thumbnails today?
  • G: What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be

Intro to painting: What’s Working? What’s Not? MID CRIT!

Let’s put up all of our work and take a look. https://www.kish.edu/sites/default/files/8%20crit.jpg
  • D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: STP BACK! Let’s try this again… Open your handbooks to the week 6 page, set up your painting as it is right now, and step back from the composition. Alright… what is jumping out at you IMMEDIATELY that is either working GREAT or is in obvious need of revision? Are you using the exact colors of the objects or are you allowing yourself to be loose with them? Write out your thoughts for the next 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • G: What accomplishments did you have in the work today? What did you take away from the CRIT today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work?

Advanced Painting: FINAL CRIT!

Fauvism at the TATE
  • 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: What 3 things are you most pleased with regarding your final work? What did you struggle with? What do you take away from this artwork that you can put into the next artwork? ANSWER THESE THREE QUESTIONS so that you can have something to talk about during your critique. 
  • G: What type of GENRE are you looking to paint in the next FAUVIST work? Landscape, Still Life, or Portrait?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Drawing the Portrait with the GRID and CONTOUR Lines

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Step back and see the progress that you have made… What was your challenge? What was your success? We are moving forward with the portrait and the nose and the mouth today… Not a lot of specifics in teaching, but where do you struggle with the ideas of the nose and mouth?
  • G: What successes do you find in today’s work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

Advanced Digital Art and Photography: What’s Happening with YOUR progress?

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: What did you take away from the exercise last time as we looked at the research of your classmates and then the looking at the images of the digital artists from the show “Brushes”?
  • G: What progress have you made in the beginning of this artwork? What are you looking to do in the next block of studio time?

BRUSHES: An Exhibit at the New Museum: http://media.rhizome.org/brushes/index.html#section-1

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