Can you believe that we are 2 weeks away from the end of the quarter? Do you have LATE WORK? Some of you do!

“Creativity is a Habit, and the Best Creativity is the Result of Good Work Habits.” Twyla Tharp


Art Foundations: Drawing From OBSERVATION LAST DAY!

Student Still Life – Look at those VALUES! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/03/0f/98030f07c90c3c1e86cf52b5cb24f2b8.jpg
  • G: A.A.Pr.11.h: Communicate: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social and cultural beliefs, and contextual understandings.
  • A: Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings and your final drawing. What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE to the final stage? What is successful about the new ideas versus the original ideas?
  • G: Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing? Where can you see the idea of OBSERVATION as being a skill that is worthy of you focusing on?

Intro to painting: Painting and TRYING to WRAP THINGS UP – Today.

Cherries – Fred Bell: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/f6/2f/5b/f62f5b81138be08b46c4167c35d7fdd7–fred-leveon-bell.jpg
  • G: A.A.Cr.10.h: Investigate: Engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and research through elements and principles of art and design studio practices and processes.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. What struggles / success have you had with the materials in the Acrylics? Please be specific in the writing of your thoughts. (HANDBOOK PLEASE).
  • Jude Rae from Sydney
  • Fred Bell  Milwaukee
  • Jason Rohlf Milwaukee
  • We are working on the paintings for TECHNIQUES. LEARN THE TECHNIQUES here artists.
  • G: Well.. What have you accomplished in the full range and processes of painting? Be prepared to identify the techniques and processes you went through in each. ALSO – Be prepared to begin the ideas of the next painting in studio using acrylics and all the skills you have learned.

ADVANCED PAINTING: Demo Painting Today and PAINT

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  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Today you begin to paint the canvas. Where are / what are you going to do to start? Are you going to begin in pencil and go from there? Are you going to work things out in charcoal first? Please make sure that you are painting within the first 20 minutes. NO TIME FOR PLANNING right now. We will do a mid critique at the beginning of next week! Characteristics of Fauvism HERE. Let’s review.
  • G: Were you able to create NEW MARKS new STARTS? NEW Ideas in the work? If yes – GREAT – How so? If NO – hmmm… – Why Not? What can you do? What techniques are you planning on using in this work that we have learned about? What Color Scheme are you leaning towards to help create a sense of unity and harmony?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: First three lines DONE and the next 3 lines BEGUN.

Charcoal Drawing – JIM DINE: Let’s Visit the Show HERE
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Next time we are doing a MID CRITIQUE and talking about the strengths and struggles we are having with the drawing so far. On the side of the drawing in a blank space – write down today’s date and then write out what your goals are for today. We are going to reflect with a partner at the end of the block.
  • G: Where are the darkest darks? Where are your brightest brights? Can you see an example of each of the types of mark making and line variation in the work?

German Expressionism at the Museum of Modern Art: HERE


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

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  • G: A.A.Pr.11.h: Communicate: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social and cultural beliefs, and contextual understandings.
  • A: Open your file up and put the sticky note in front of the opened image. Now.. walk around the room looking at the works you see in front of you. Take them all in. I will give you a number randomly and you will go to that work and write for 5 minutes all that you can that talks about the progress that is being made. Success? Struggle? WHY? Explain yourself. This might start like… Face down with your paper. Leave your sticky note number on the table as you are writing – I am going to collect it. NEW NUMBERS have now been given out… Take your NEW NUMBER and find that artwork. 4 minutes… what messages do you get / feelings do you get from the beginning of this work and the way the artist is using the techniques? Write out your thoughts on the paper in front of you and have evidence to back up your statement.
  • 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?
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