WELCOME Ms. Crow! Thanks for joining the FAHS Family. We look forward to working with and learning from you during 2nd quarter!

REMEMBER FOLKS: YOUTH ART MONTH – Coming SOON to a mall near you!

Click to DOWNLOAD the Youth Art Month Flag Entry Form.

Before we start … Let’s revisit the expectations for the department.

#69: Color is not Neutral: It has an emotional component. Certain colors have specific associations and induce certain responses. Learn what they are. When you use color, try to determine and understand the accompanying emotional response and how to use it effectively. Color has a visceral impact.” Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

How do YOU use color?

Intro to Painting – Another Book? Yes… but FAST!

We looked at a HUGE variety of techniques in acrylic painting. We are going to BIND them so that we have them together. From here we are going to explore the idea of the STILL LIFE. Below is the assignment (and in your Google Classroom). Make sure you watch and THINK ABOUT how Corey D’Augustine broke hid interpretation of Analytical Cubism.

Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Solid week of working with Adobe Illustrator and Architecture.

HOW ARE YOU MAKING THIS YOUR OWN WORK? Style? Colors? Simplifications? Complexity? The images are yours – some are more personal than others (were you prepared?). This is a WEEK TO WORK and we will be doing a MID CRIT at the end of this week. BE PREPARED to talk about the status and things you have learner / artist.


REMEMBER: Always consider the below points as you are working in Illustrator (or any other digital or traditional medium / media) . The assignment is HERE as it is also in Google Classroom. Pay attention to the process and the requirements and really use your Studio Habits to stay on task and focused.

  • Layers
  • Gradients
  • Colors
  • Similarities and Differences between Photoshop and Illustrator.
  • Assignment is HERE (and in Google Classroom)

Art Foundations – Giorgio Morandi and the Still Life!


Setting up a still life of your own can be challenging. Here is a video that shows how even the simplest of objects can make a GREAT composition.

Lets play this at 2x so you can see the images in a shorter timeframe.


  • Having the objects to use
  • Did you make a variety of photographs
  • Is your drawing large enough
  • Are you drawing lightly enough to start with
  • Are you being engaged throughout the process
  • Are you covering the whole of the picture plane
  • Remember to be using all of the mark making techniques
  • What else?

HERE is the ASSIGNMENT. Make sure that you are prepared with your photographs and thumbnails: 7 Photographs and at least 3 Thumbnails for sure. Consider the lighting of the image. Can you use the light in the classroom? Do you need to use the spotlight at your table? How can you make this interesting with values and angles?

We ARE looking at the Italian artist Giorgio Morandi

  • Blocks
  • Small jar / cup
  • Circular / spherical objects
  • Reflective objects
  • Transparent and opaque objects
  • Piece of fabric with pattern (dots, stripes, plaid… patterns)
  • Some small things that you can carry with you or set up in front of you and are not fragile. 4 or 5 objects total.

Pay attention to everything that is in the still life – lighting is part of it as well.

This is where we are headed.

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