Artworks have ALREADY BEEN MADE! You’ve done a GREAT JOB starting the semester in the studio. Positive attitude, practice with no sense of fail, treating everything as an experiment.

Advanced Painting: Gouache and Theme: Difference

Well… where are you headed? What is DIFFERENCE in your mind? What are your thoughts?

There are NO WRONG ANSWERS… but your planning is going to be the success to your final artwork. What could you be planning?

As a preacher about MODERN and CONTEMPORARY Art – here is an interesting article to help you know about the DIFFERENCES there… maybe this work of MODERN art (Kandinsky) can help you think about differences. These are definitely different!

So are these:

https://blog.westminster.ac.uk/difference/differences-empowering-solidarity/

Intro to Painting: Watercolors and a Series

Expressionist Egon Schiele used HANDS as a major part of his body of works… here is ONE example and the link is to an article that explains MORE! https://www.dailyartmagazine.com/10-times-egon-schiele-mastered-hip-hop-hand-gestures/

  • The PROMPT for this painting is ONE OF THE FOLLOWING from the following list:
  • Hands
  • Close Up
  • Sound, Sight, Taste, Hearing, Touch
  • Time / Space
  • Geometry / Organic
  • Bottle(s) / Container(s)
  • Backpack, purse, satchel, carrying device
  • Flight
  • Music, poetry
  • Animal(s)

Art Foundations: Ceramics and Pottery

Imiso Ceramics – Africa. https://imisoceramics.co.za/ Let’s look at the work of CONTEMPORARY African Ceramics artists ANDILE DYALVANE. How could you use this as inspiration as you add animals or nature to your work? Let’s talk about:

  • Additive
  • Subtractive
  • Manipulative
  • Scraffito

What kind of animal or nature are you looking at as you create? Remember that you need to be planning things out before you begin.

Projects that include a lot of techniques – that are VERY successful! Made by 8th graders – you can do it! https://i.pinimg.com/564x/26/93/5a/26935aa03ded25e426aa26e94317132b.jpg

    Advanced Digital Art and Photography: Doodle for Google

    What are you going to use? Illustrator or Photoshop – Hand rendered and then drawn out on the platform, use of your OWN photographs – the choices are limitless! Let’s WIN this one this year! No pressure – just the WORLD watching! Doodle for Google 2023!

    A solid day of planning and drawing and working things out in the beginning stages. We will share the ideas and the progress later this week!

    Introduction to Digital Art and Photography: Photographs and Themes

    Let’s think about the ideas of photohgraphy and what we can do with it as we create artwork. The use of the cell phone camera is great in snapping shots and snapping chats but as a tool to make artwork that really causes THOUGHT and CONCEPT… this is where we can move forward with. Let’s look at some of contemporary photographer Uta Barth’s works.

    Uta Barth at the Getty – Untitled (98.2), 1998, Uta Barth. Chromogenic prints. © Uta Barth

    Uta Barth – Peripheral Vision – J. Paul Getty Museum

    Uta Barth – Modern Art Notes Podcast Interview with Tyler Green – FOR EXTRA CREDIT – LISTEN TO THE ARTICLE and give me 5 strong TAKE-A-WAYS!

    This is going to be a GREAT semester filled with @CHOICE and @CHALLENGE.

    Advanced Painting: Gouache and Theme: Difference

    A NOTE TO MY FOLLOWERS and MY ARTISTS. This semester is going to be a MAJOR CHANGE to the subject matter but not the mediums. Rather than specific genres of paintings for each unit, we are going to approach the units with a common theme. This semester’s theme is going to be DIFFERENCES!

    What do DIFFERENCES mean? How many different directions can one go? What is it about your work that will demonstrate and exemplify the larger topic? Can it get deep? Can it be superficial and simply enjoyable to look at? Where we are going is going to be up to you – the artist! I am excited to see where this goes.

    GOUACHE and DIFFERENCES to start!

    https://www.creativebloq.com/how-to/mix-a-gouache-palette

    Intro to Painting: Watercolors and a Series

    Do you remember Art Foundations and the experiments we did with WATERCOLORS? I bet you did! We are going to experiment again – better watercolors – visually challenging with OBSERVATION and REALISM! FLOWERS! (Maybe you’ll go EXPRESSIVE.) Who knows.

    Art Foundations: Ceramics and Pottery

    This may be a simple example of the final assignment but it is something that is DOABLE! Your first assignment is going to explore a NUMBER to techniques and approaches to MAKING a vessel and you have some CHOICE in how you are going to make it. Check out the assignment and get ready to get your hands muddy!

    Advanced Digital Art and Photography: Doodle for Google

    Illustrator or Photoshop – Hand rendered and then drawn out on the platform, use of your OWN photographs – the choices are limitless! Let’s WIN this one this year! No pressure – just the WORLD watching! Doodle for Google 2023!

    Introduction to Digital Art and Photography: Photographs and Themes

    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. 

    We are going to test the ideas of PHOTOGRAPHY here and approach the idea of composition (so that you are FULLY AWARE of and are beaten over the head with a sponge filled with art knowledge). The assignment gives you YOUR VERY OWN DIRECTION and the ideas of making photographs as an assignment couldn’t BE more up your alley as a high schooler who ALWAYS carries a camera. The process will take Studio Time for RESEARCH and your OWN TIME for making the images. We will be EDITING THEM in the studio with PHOTOSHOP SO… it is MORE than just snapping a picture! Let’s GO!

    While I LOVE The McNay show that includes many photographers (the Jessica Todd Harper above as one of them) – The J. Paul Getty Musuem is having one for Uta Barth right now! An exhibition of a contemporary photographer is happening – Let’s GO!

    Uta Barth – Peripheral Vision – J. Paul Getty Museum

    Uta Barth – Modern Art Notes Podcast Interview with Tyler Green – FOR EXTRA CREDIT – LISTEN TO THE ARTICLE and give me 5 strong TAKE-A-WAYS!

    WOW. That semester went fast.

    Intro to Painting – Portrait Paintings and ASSESSMENT! Are you READY?

      Art Foundations – COLLAGE Assessment – POETRY

      Stay open minded Folks – That is all.

      Romare BEarden Collage – How are you using space? http://www.tribunetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bearden_Collage.jpg

      What do you see? What SPECIFICALLY do you see? NO guesses, no assumptions, no emotions… just observations and knowledge of what you see.

      This is called DESCRIPTION.

      Click HERE to get some help.

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Logo and then ANIMATION!

        The Animation is the FINAL PROJECT and exam. What have you planned and what are you doing from here?

        Photoshop Animation: a tutorial – HERE!

        Illustrator and After Effects Animation: a VIDEO

        The quarter is almost done – and the semester in turn. Make sure you are on top of ALL the work you are currently on and that you SIGN UP FOR ET when you need to.

        Intro to Painting – Portrait Paintings

        Karen Kilimnik – “Me, Corner of Haight and Ashbury” 1966, 1998

        Let’s read about the periods you are working on… Based on my memories we have…

        Art Foundations – METALS and COLLAGE!

        • What was your MOTIF for NATURE?
        • How did you use the RIVETS and PIERCINGS for?
        • What was UNIQUE about your work.

        What are you doing for the ideas in regards to the COLLAGE Artwork? We are WORKING until the end of the semester and continuing to develop the ideas of MAKING ART. Studio Habits might possibly be the strongest skills you can develop because… if you develop those the rest will all fall into place.

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Logo and then ANIMATION!

        ArtBeforeComfort Group – a small look into stop motion photography and then you can find millions more on your own for ideas.

        Photoshop Animation: a tutorial – HERE!

        Illustrator and After Effects Animation: a VIDEO

        Welcome to 2023! We have 3 weeks (essentially) to continue the process of making art. A lot to do and a good amount of time to do it.

        Intro to Painting – Portrait Paintings

        What is the style you are working in? There are MANY techniques that are available as we are in a CONTEMPORARY TIME. There is not just ONE approach so DO NOT RESTRICT yourself. Make sure you are using ALL of the techniques. I saw a lot of attempts AND the materials need to be pushed more!

        Art Foundations – METALS, NATURE, and COLLAGE!

        • What is your MOTIF for NATURE?
        • How are you using the RIVETS and PIERCINGS for?
        • What is UNIQUE about your work.

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Last week of LOGO Design.

        Monogram Logo Design

        How are you in the process of the LOGO DESIGN. Sit with a NEIGHBOR and talk about the idea you have and what you have left to finish it.

        Remember that we are PRESENTING it in the GOOGLE SLIDE SHOW! Prepare your design on a REAL WORLD IMAGE so the client can see it in use! T-Shirts? Vehicle? Where else?

        We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

        LOGO DESIGN and the UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOGOS REALLY ARE! Can you point out the Symbols? The Word/LetterMarks, the Combination Marks?

        Ideas for Logos TODAY and THIS TOO!

        We STILL have 2 days of Studio Time in EACH STUDIO CLASS – work, and Work, and WORK TIME!

        Intro to Painting – Canvas Building and BEGINNING YOUR PAINTING!

        How did Elaine DeKooning BREAK the Presidential Portrait Rules? Let’s Take a LOOK. Click the image above to read article and you can add to the conversation.

        What is the style you are working in? There are MANY techniques that are available as we are in a CONTEMPORARY TIME. There is not just ONE approach so DO NOT RESTRICT yourself. Make sure you are using ALL of the techniques. I saw a lot of attempts AND the materials need to be pushed more!

        Art Foundations – METALS and NATURE!

        • What is your MOTIF for NATURE?
        • How are you using the RIVETS and PIERCINGS for?
        • What is UNIQUE about your work.

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – ONE MORE TIME – I’m leaving this post alone… we are moving forward from here.

        We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

        LOGO DESIGN and the UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOGOS REALLY ARE! Can you point out the Symbols? The Word/LetterMarks, the Combination Marks?

        Ideas for Logos TODAY and THIS TOO!

        Logo Design in Dig. Art, 3 Assignments in Foundations (WHAT?), and canvas building in Painting

        Intro to Painting – Canvas Building and the Self Portrait from Art History!

        You have been given dimensions and instructions on how to build a canvas. This is a FIRST PRIORITY and the chit chat around the studio CANNOT be a part of the day. SO MUCH TO DO and SO MUCH TO PLAN! What are you working from as inspiration and what are you doing with your photography that is going to make this a successful work?

        Art Foundations – Portrait, Glazing, Metals… Three things this week alone. Are you READY?

        Here we are… three things to think about! Where are you in the Basquiat inspired portrait? Neo-Expressionism and contemporary art (even though he has passed away – he is still considered contemporary? It’s still pretty close to out time).

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – I’m leaving this post alone… we are moving forward from here.

        We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

        LOGO DESIGN and the UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOGOS REALLY ARE! Can you point out the Symbols? The Word/LetterMarks, the Combination Marks?

        Ideas for Logos TODAY and THIS TOO!

        Ms. K is running the show for a LOT of this week. SO… be aware of your studio habits and the work you are making.

        Intro to Painting – (2 final Crits) Canvas Building!

        We are getting into working and building for ourselves. Pay close attention to the process that we are going through and make sure that you are being safe and aware of your fingers and eyes all the time!

        Here is the same image as last week and we will be headed in the same direction.

        Art Foundations – What music are you loving? How is the NEO-Expressionism treating you today?

        WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES are HERE!

        Color Schemes are on the horizon and when you are aware of them you can make stronger choices in how you use colors in your artwork. BE AWARE of the relationships in your work and in your life…

        • Achromatic
        • Monochromatic
        • Complimentary
        • Split Complimentary
        • Analogous
        • Warm
        • Cool
        • Triad
        • Tetradic

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – The book is done and we are going to assess ourselves and READ the book together. Then… Logo Design coming up next – ILLUSTRATOR – and it is a paying gig!

        We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

        LOGO DESIGN and the UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOGOS REALLY ARE!

        Ideas for Logos TODAY and THIS TOO!

        Paul Rand – World Class Logo Designer! Who is TODAY’S world class logo designer?

        This is going to FEEL like a short week… Monday is the end of last week and we have 2 days of each group – and Mr. Korb is stepping back in Art Foundations! Go Ms. K!

        Intro to Painting – Crit and Canvas Building!

        What did you work on to develop the skills to use acrylic paints? What are your STRONGEST techniques and what techniques do you want to CONTINUE TO DEVELOP THE SKILLS in? ALWAYS add the WHY or BECAUSE!

          Art Foundations -Color Schemes and Watercolors are coming up next. As is Music and Neo-Expressionism!

          What have you learned about the use of SPACE in a composition? Always think about that use of the space and what you do with it as an artist. The negative space is as important as the positive space – and BASQUIAT knew all about that.

          WATERCOLOR TECHNIQUES are HERE!

          I do a LOVELY job of explaining the techniques – I wonder if I still have those paintings?

          Color Schemes are on the horizon and when you are aware of them you can make stronger choices in how you use colors in your artwork. BE AWARE of the relationships in your work and in your life…

          • Achromatic
          • Monochromatic
          • Complimentary
          • Split Complimentary
          • Analogous
          • Warm
          • Cool
          • Triad
          • Tetradic

          Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Final Days in the ABC’s – Logo Design coming up next – ILLUSTRATOR – and it is a paying gig!

          We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

          LOGO DESIGN and the UNDERSTANDING OF WHAT LOGOS REALLY ARE!

          Paul Rand – World Class Logo Designer! Who is TODAY’S world class logo designer?

          Ideas for Logos TODAY and THIS TOO!

            SHORT week is here. What are you doing with all 3 illustrations? How is it coming along?

            I am VERY THANKFUL that Ms. K. is with us this quarter and that she is taking the lead in Art Foundations 100%. We have a lot of other work happening as well so… STAY TUNED! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

            https://www.womansday.com/life/a29318077/when-is-thanksgiving-2019/

            Intro to Painting – ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

            We begin the process of learning about acrylic painting techniques! The composition is ALL YOURS from one of the 6 Genres below.

            HERE is the assignment with the video links included to help you along the way. What is your composition? Let’s see the planning stages this week!

            Art Foundations -Color Schemes and Watercolors are coming up next. As is Music and Neo-Expressionism!

            What have you learned about the use of SPACE in a composition? Always think about that use of the space and what you do with it as an artist. The negative space is as important as the positive space – and BASQUIAT knew all about that.

            Color Schemes are on the horizon and when you are aware of them you can make stronger choices in how you use colors in your artwork. BE AWARE of the relationships in your work and in your life…

            • Achromatic
            • Monochromatic
            • Complimentary
            • Split Complimentary
            • Analogous
            • Warm
            • Cool
            • Triad
            • Tetradic

            Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Final Days in the ABC’s – Logo Design coming up next – ILLUSTRATOR – and it is a paying gig!

            We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

              SHORT week is here. What are you doing with all 3 illustrations? How is it coming along?

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