#Sculpture in the #BasRelief as well as #MakingArt that is the #Artist’sVoice

#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.

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: Bas Relief (Low Reflief) SCULPTURE?

  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A: What are three techniques that are REQUIRED in the process? What textures are you going to have to interpret into your sculpture from your collage? 
  • G: What techniques are REALLY important to be using to make sure any ADDITIVE clay really HOLD TIGHT to the clay you are adding it to?

http://bit.ly/ClayBasRelief


Introduction to Painting: PAINT! That’s IT… oh – a short video too.

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Talk to your neighbor about the idea that you have and talk about the CONCEPT that you are trying to communicate with your work? What is the MESSAGE? What is the MEANING? Use the RUBRIC that you have (or will get) and in the CONTENT section write out your thoughts. Make WISE USE of your ENRICHMENT TIME. On the sticky notes… what are your plans this week to get the most work done that you can?
  • G: Looking at the day you had today… what did you accomplish? What fell short? Remember that we have VERY LITTLE TIME ON THE GRAND SCHEME OF THINGS in studio to work. Will you be ready? What are you going to be doing outside of class to get the work done? The painting created? Abstraction Handout
What is YOUR take away from the work here? Olivier Vrancken: http://www.oliviervrancken.com/media/_hq/olivier_vrancken_2018_0000_01.jpg

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Day to learn PHOTOSHOP (or B Day is time to work on the slideshow and Photographs).

Frank Korb – 10 Brushes Waiting for Paint. What TECHNIQUES? What Elements? What Principles am I using in this photograph that makes it successful?
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What do you already know about PHOTOSHOP? Take out your handbook and write out ALL THAT YOU KNOW about Photoshop – Timer is set for 3 minutes. Let’s get into it!
  • G: What new techniques did you take away from the use of PHOTOSHOP today? How far along in the making of photographs / editing of the photographs / assembling of the slideshow are you and how far along do you have to go?

#Begin #Painting #Sculpting and #MakingPhotograhs… it is NOW TIME TO #Create!

#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.

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: What are your thoughts with SCULPTURE?

We will work a bit more 3D – but here is a set of MUGS: https://www.dhresource.com/0x0s/f2-albu-g4-M00-57-78-rBVaEFc8QfuABcLWAABpgKg9Erg521.jpg/creative-hand-painting-ocean-series-3d-animals.jpg

http://bit.ly/ClayBasRelief

  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A:What are you NERVOUS about as we venture into the work of clay? What are three things that you ar going to be focusing on as we create the new work? Techniques?
  • G: How have you researched and developed the ideas into your OWN idea versus someone else’s?

Introduction to Painting: Let’s Start Painting in Abstraction

Zachary Tyler Abstraction: Zachary Tyler
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you do last block and what do you need to do today to get a solid block of work accomplished? This is using the skills that you have and the research that you have done to make strong progress in the abstraction. The artists you have researched are a part of the work as well. Some of the artists are going to be easier to incorporate into the work. Hey… what about the negative space? The background? What is the CONTENT – the MEANING / MESSAGE behind your work? Are you thinking about that? WHILE YOU WAIT TO SAW AND BUILD… MAKE SURE YOU ARE DRAWING and ADDING COLOR to your designs and plans! This is MANDATORY in the planning process. Abstraction Handout
  • G: day 2 of building is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take this home over the weekend to get a good set of work done for the remaining days in the studio?

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: TODAY is a solid day to WORK in Photography and EXAMINE the Photographs you have MADE and are also RESEARCHING

Do we have a wall like this? Can you find diagonals to work from and emphasize? http://collection.mam.org/vmedia/tms768/r_m1995_301.jpg
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: How many images are you short? ZERO – This was DUE TODAY! Looking at your 14+ Professional images… what are your 5 most successful? Today we are going to do a small amount of EDITING and then moving forward with our making of photographs.
  • G: What new techniques did you take away from the use of PHOTOSHOP today? How far along in the making of photographs / editing of the photographs / assembling of the slideshow are you and how far along do you have to go? In the next 2 nights you will make a series of 10 photographs that all revolve around one central 

#Abstraction, #Photography, #Collage Let’s Work on the work we are here to work on!

#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.

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: RESOLVE your Collage: Social Commentary and then let’s begin the Ceramics ideas.

Ceramic mugs with texture and handles… this is one of our options! http://firewhenreadypottery.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/slab-built-mugs-1024×768.jpg
  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.  
  • A: What are you doing to SUCCESSFULLY create a REAL sense of SPACE in your COMPOSITION? This is the last day to cut and paste into the collage. WRAP it up TODAY! Next time we RUBRIC (and gel medium or mog podg) and move into the CERAMICS, SCULPTURE, and MANIPULATION approach to the artworks. WHAT DO YOU KNOW about the use of and the assemblage of CLAY? Talk to your neighbors and share out your ideas.
  • G: How have you been able to think about your artwork being something that CAN affect how someone who looks at your work and their ideas about bullying?

Introduction to Painting: Abstraction

Pamela Anderson at the Pfister in Milwaukee
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you do last block and what do you need to do today to get a solid block of work accomplished? This is using the skills that you have and the research that you have done to make strong progress in the abstraction. The artists you have researched are a part of the work as well. Some of the artists are going to be easier to incorporate into the work. Hey… what about the negative space? The background? What is the CONTENT – the MEANING / MESSAGE behind your work? Are you thinking about that? WHILE YOU WAIT TO SAW AND BUILD… MAKE SURE YOU ARE DRAWING and ADDING COLOR to your designs and plans! This is MANDATORY in the planning process. Abstraction Handout
  • G: day 2 of building is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take this home over the weekend to get a good set of work done for the remaining days in the studio?

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Photography and the Elements and Principles! TODAY we MAKE MORE PHOTOGRAPHS and build it into a Google Slide Show!

What can you do to make a STRONG photograph? https://www.mcnayart.org/images/uploads/2202/20160118_telling-tales-005.jpg
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Photography – Looking at the Photographs you have made so far, what are the Elements and Principles that you have identified so far? Why and how? This is going to be inserted into a slideshow and YOU will have an explanation behind each of the works.
  • G: What do you need to do in order to FINISH the slide show? How many more images do you need to make?

#CanvasBuilding and #Thumbnails #ConceptualCollage #Fisnish! #PhotograpyElementsPrinciples – #Painting #DigitalArt #ArtFoundations

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: Collage Social Commentary and then Ceramics from the collage idea.

  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.  
  • A: What are you doing to SUCCESSFULLY create a REAL sense of SPACE in your COMPOSITION? This is the last day to cut and paste into the collage. WRAP it up TODAY! Next time we RUBRIC (and gel medium or mog podg) and move into the CERAMICS, SCULPTURE, and MANIPULATION approach to the artworks.
  • G: How have you been able to think about your artwork being something that CAN affect how someone who looks at your work and their ideas about bullying?

Introduction to Painting: Abstraction and Canvas Building

Hense the Art! http://hensethename.com//site_uploads/general_uploads/ROSEBETON19-HENSE-HomePage.jpg
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you do last block and what do you need to do today to get a solid block of work accomplished? This is using the skills that you have and the research that you have done to make strong progress in the abstraction. The artists you have researched are a part of the work as well. Some of the artists are going to be easier to incorporate into the work. Hey… what about the negative space? The background? What is the CONTENT – the MEANING / MESSAGE behind your work? Are you thinking about that? WHILE YOU WAIT TO SAW AND BUILD… MAKE SURE YOU ARE DRAWING and ADDING COLOR to your designs and plans! This is MANDATORY in the planning process. Abstraction Handout
  • G: day 2 of building is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take this home over the weekend to get a good set of work done for the remaining days in the studio?

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: RUBRIC and HAND IT IN! Photography and the Elements and Principles! TODAY we MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS!

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Photography – Let’s look at the ideas of what makes for a good photograph and how you can use this to create a strong body of work… Today we will be going out into the building to make photographs based on the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES. Your final project here will be a presentation of the portfolio of Element and Principle Photographs and a final series of images that demonstrate your understanding of a strong photograph.
  • You WILL have an assignment that uses these and additional photographs made specifically for this assignment (you CANNOT use old photos made prior to last time we met. This is an honor thing.
  • G: What did you accomplish today in the time we had for photography? Strong images? How were you able to make the best use of your time? Thinking about the images you created today… how many of the Elements and Principles were you able to document? Able to capture in a unique and original way?
TAKE YOUR SKETCHBOOK and MAKE NOTES about what you are working to communicate or emphasize in the work. Look at the setting of your camera and make literal note of what setting you are using. i.e.: I am making this photograph of my fish, Yves Klein, to demonstrate the composition of No Horizon, Frame Within a Frame, and Rule of Thirds. The principle is Balance (asymmetry) as the fish and bowl are pushed hard to one side of the picture plane. My Element is Space as I am creating a large negative space with the counter top and floor and positive space with the fish and bowl.
What is this PHOTOGRAPH about? https://www.dodho.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/AHouseIsNotAHome_2012_selfportrait_lilith.jpg

#ContemporaryAbstractions #ConceptualCollage #PhotograpyElementsPrinciples – #Painting #DigitalArt #ArtFoundations

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: Collage Social Commentary and then Ceramics from the collage idea.

Richard Hamilton “Just What is it that Makes Today’s Homes So Different, So Appealing? POP Art was named after this work!
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: What challenges do you think you will face as it comes to the idea of an INTERESTING collage that creates an ENVIRONMENT, a SPACE?
  • G: How do you feel your composition successfully uses the GOLDEN MEAN or another type of COMPOSITION and imagery to explain the ideas of your social topic? EXPLAIN your answers. What IS your composition?
First Collage: Picasso’s “Still Life With Chair Canning”

Introduction to Painting: Abstraction and Canvas Building

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What artists have you chosen to use as your reference and inspiration? Remember that you now have a lot of methods and experiences to paint with… this abstraction is up to you. Make sure that you are going to be ready to work as hard as you can, as we are going to be building the canvases and working on the planning this week. On the sticky notes… what are your plans this week to get the most work done that you can?  Abstraction Handout
  • G: Looking at the day you had today… what did you accomplish? What fell short? Remember that we have VERY LITTLE TIME in studio to work. Will you be ready? What are you going to be doing outside of class to get the work done? The painting created?
Raque Ford: Abstraction with DIFFERENT approaches than we have talked about. What is DIFFERENT here How are you doing in the planning? Are you ready to BUILD your canvases?

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: RUBRIC and HAND IT IN! Photography and the Elements and Principles! TODAY we MAKE PHOTOGRAPHS!

Jessica Todd Harper, Self Portrait with Marshall, 2008. Archival pigment print. Courtesy of the artist and Rick Wester Fine Art, New York City. © Jessica Todd Harper.
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  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Photography – Let’s look at the ideas of what makes for a good photograph and how you can use this to create a strong body of work… Today we will be going out into the building to make photographs based on the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES. Your final project here will be a presentation of the portfolio of Element and Principle Photographs and a final series of images that demonstrate your understanding of a strong photograph. Begin by taking your camera – or my cameras – and go out into the building to make photographs based on the E’s and P’s.
  • G: What did you accomplish today in the time we had for photography? Strong images? How were you able to make the best use of your time? Thinking about the images you created today… how many of the Elements and Principles were you able to document? Able to capture in a unique and original way?

#WorkTime – #Collage, #CorporateID, #Abstraction adn #MiterSaw – #CanvasBuilding

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: Collage Social Commentary and then Ceramics from the collage idea.

Milwaukee Artist Della Wells – Collage at the Portrait Society Gallery
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: What are the textures you are hoping to work into your collage (remember that this will be translated into a SCULPTURE)? What types of SOCIAL COMMENTARY are you able to talk about with this work?
  • G: How is the collage coming along? What is ONE VERY SUCCESSFUL aspect to the work SO FAR? What is one area you are having a CHALLENGE with?

Introduction to Painting: Abstraction and Canvas Building

Mattea Perotta https://payload.cargocollective.com/1/5/176150/13611379/EjyhX0Z7_670.JPEG

MoMA In the Studio Series on YouTube – Great to see how various abstractions are made. HERE

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What is your GOAL for today? Research is going to happen while I test each of you at the saw and AFTER you have all taken the SAFETY TEST. You MUST earn a 100% on the safety test to work the saw, so I hope you paid attention to the process and took notes. While I am testing the class you are RESEARCHING and SKETCHING and PREPARING YOUR WORKS!
  • G: What did you do this week to get things set for a successful abstraction based on your own thoughts and research? Make sure you are 100% ready to roll on MONDAY with your ideas as we are doing a 1 to 1 conversation about your plans and your work. This is a lot of prep time…
  • HOW CAN YOU START AN ABSTRACTION?
    • Observation and then change it up! DEMO
    • Straight from the ideas of MARK MAKING! DEMO
    • VARIOUS TECHNIQUES WE HAVE YET TO DEAL WITH: Grattage, Frottage, Decalcomania!
    • Geometry and COLOR SCHEMES!
    • SO MUCH TO THINK ABOUT!

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Last days to work on the Letterhead and the like!

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: This is the final day of working on this corporate id. I will be walking you through the END OF THE DAY ASSEMBLAGE by sharing with you a TEMPLATE for you to PLACE YOUR DOCUMENTS INTO. This will be through GOOGLE CLASSROOM and will require you to be paying attention. Use the next 50 minutes WISELY! I’m setting a timer and we are going to stick to it. We will be working in LAYERS and keeping EVERYTHING very organized so that I can see and explore the designs. https://www.online-stopwatch.com/ 
  • G: WHY (in sentence form and a sticky note in order to leave the room) are you PLEASED with your design OR STILL STRUGGLING with the imagery and assemblage of the work?

#NewIdeas all around the horn (except for Digital Art)… We are in the new stages of making art!

“All the Things We Hold Dear Appear in Sets of Two or More”

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!


Art Foundations: Collage Social Commentary and then Ceramics from the collage idea.

Romare Bearden – COLLAGE! http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/wunc/files/styles/x_large/public/201405/Romare_Bearden%252c_Out_Chorus%252c_1979-1980%252c_etching%252c_aquatint%252c_serigraph%252c_image_12.5_x_16_inches.jpg
  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • A: Looking at the ROMARE BEARDEN collage on the screen, what do you think this work is about? WHY? Please work with your neighbor on answering the questions on the planning handout about social topics. This will be the basis for the final ceramics project as well as a completed design for the collage. Collage can be a way to develop ideas for additional works as well as making sketches and photographs. Collage is DIFFICULT.
  • G: Explain why creating art that is CLEARLY NARRATIVE / Tells a story / explains something that is of importance to you is challenging? Explain 2 major points…

Introduction to Painting: Abstraction and Canvas Building

Maryam Hoseini : Cultured Magazine Artist – Contemporary Abstraction
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Looking at the idea of constructing canvases,  what scale, size, position, plans are you going to work at in your abstract work? Hard to think about at this point I suppose. NEXT WEEK you will have your RESEARCH DONE and the IDEAS for your ABSTRACT WORK READY TO ROLL so we can build the canvas. This takes TIME and you will be tested before you can build. BE prepared to WATCH in a little bit. Abstraction Handout and LINKS to Contemporary Artists.
  • G: We looked at the process of the canvas building – think about the scale that you are going to be using. What scale, position, proportion, inspiration are you going to be thinking about in regards to the portrait? The PRELIMINARY DRAWINGS and PLANNING must get done so that you are ready to build next time and painting over BREAK. Consider the idea of coming in during enrichment to build.

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Last days to work on the Letterhead and the like!

How is it all being unified as a final design? https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcS3a3knEvVD_fNqiaAlf2-z8C5zb8ZroqQyjBwBtraLi41wU-6sOA
  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • G: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • A: Looking at the designs that you have begun – step back and SEE what you have done, what is working? What are you struggling with? List two struggles and One success. We are doing a MID CRITIQUE in 45 minutes. This work is DUE (logos will also be graded at the same time) at the END of the next meeting. 
  • G: What are 3 things that you see about your work that is in need of redesign or reconsideration? I hope that you have listened to the class / me about the successes and missed opportunities in your work.

LAST DAY with the STILL LIFE! Let’s evaluate the ideas with Corporate Products: #Envelopes, #BusinessCards, #Letterhead and #AdobeInDesign, and #Apple #PAINTING moves forward!

“All the Things We Hold Dear Appear in Sets of Two or More”

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar


Art Foundations: Still Life Drawing

Fogal Painting of Boxes. Fill the space and look at the shadows.
  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • A: Last day to work these drawings out. Next time we CRITIQUE! In your handbook – what TECHNIQUES have you developed with this drawing? Be specific and write out 5 different things you did to develop this drawing.
  • G: What are you most pleased with in your still life drawing? 

Painting: Acrylic Techniques! Let’s Dance!

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Collage/Additive, High Gel Relief/ Impasto, Variations on Color Shifting. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 3. We’re going to look at two more SETS of techniques today (and you will have to gather some ADDITIVE products to the group of materials that you will need. We are working the paintings for TECHNIQUES. LEARN THE TECHNIQUES here artists.
  • G: Well.. What have you accomplished in the processes of painting? We will work 2 more FULL SESSIONS to create 4 total paintings. Be prepared to identify the techniques and processes you went through in each.

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Adobe InDesign! Let’s be patient with one another… this takes some time!

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: This is a solid working day of working on this corporate id. I will be talking to each of you to look at your ideas and your online homework. 3 minutes each perhaps. Time to work.
  • G: WHY (in sentence form and a sticky note in order to leave the room) are you PLEASED with your design OR STILL STRUGGLING with the imagery and assemblage of the work?

2 more #StudioDays with the #StillLife, #Envelopes, #BusinessCards, #Letterhead and #AdobeInDesign, #PAINTING!

MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New Your City) reopened (after a 4 month multi million dollar renovation) this weekend! Check out this email and see what you CAN’T miss this weekend when you visit! EMail HERE!

“All the Things We Hold Dear Appear in Sets of Two or More”

WAEA Flag Contest Form – Get your Designs to Mr. Korb by December 31!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar


Art Foundations: Still Life Drawing

Look at the ENTIRE composition as you are working on the still life.

Fogel Painting of BOXES – We are making important artwork!
  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • A: Last days to work these drawings out. Last time we MID-CRITIQUED! In your handbook – what TECHNIQUES / IDEAS did you focus on with your drawing? Be specific and write out 3 things you are going to focus on today?
  • G: What did you accomplish today?
  1. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  2. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  3. No Finger blending.
  4. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing

Painting: Acrylic Techniques! Let’s Dance!

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 2. What objects have you brought in today for the still life. We are going to work on our canvas with the variety of techniques that are in the handout about techniques.
  • G: What are your thoughts about the works you have sketched / painted out today? Will you be ready for the final paintings and still life for next time?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Adobe InDesign! Let’s be patient with one another… this takes some time!

How do you tie the works together to provide an indea of unity? https://www.canva.com/learn/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/letterhead-1-tb-800×0.jpg
  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • A: What did you learn last time about your work as we did a brief critique? What can you do to move the work ahead and resolve to make stronger? List three things that you found are the same
  • G: What are 3 things that you accomplished with your letterhead, business cards and /or envelopes that you see as unique, original, or tie into your logo design? Part of the process of design is to make your work stand out from the work of others. 

#StillLife, #Acrylics, #CorporateProducts… What are YOU doing in the #ArtStudio?

MoMA (the Museum of Modern Art in New Your City) reopened (after a 4 month multi million dollar renovation) this weekend! Check out this email and see what you CAN’T miss this weekend when you visit! EMail HERE!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar


Art Foundations: Still Life Drawing

  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • A: Last day to work these drawings out. Next time we CRITIQUE! In your handbook – what TECHNIQUES have you developed with this drawing? Be specific and write out 5 different things you did to develop this drawing.
  • G: What are you most pleased with in your still life drawing?
Fogal Still Life in Paint: https://www.artranked.com/images/f7/f7ff888921a7305ee56e305ae0147585.jpg

Look at the ENTIRE composition as you are working on the still life.

  1. Sighting In – use your arm and the pencil as measuring devices.
  2. Shhhhh… “We were all focused and not talking. We worked better when we are focused on it.” – One of YOU said this.
  3. No Finger blending.
  4. 80% of time is on the looking at the object in front of you and 20% of the time is on the looking at the drawing and drawing

Painting: Book Binding Rubric. Painting in Acrylics and TECHNIQUE!


  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 1. What objects have you brought in today for the still life. We are going to work on our canvas with the variety of techniques that are in the handout about techniques. We are going to do 4 small paintings of a SINGLE OBJECT to get familiar with the techniques and then move into the final paintings in 2 days. Jude Rae is the artist we are going to explore for a while here. Let’s take a look at her works.
  • G: What are your thoughts about the works you have sketched / painted out today?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Let’s Draw our ideas about the corporate ID.

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  • G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.
  • G: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • A: Looking at the designs that you have begun – step back and SEE what you have done, what is working? What are you struggling with? List two struggles and One success. We are doing a MID CRITIQUE in 45 minutes. This work is DUE (logos will also be graded at the same time) at the END of the the next meeting. 
  • G: What are 3 things that you see about your work that is in need of redesign or reconsideration? I hope that you have listened to the class / me about the successes and missed opportunities in your work.