#Monday and #Critiques and #Sculpture and #Minimalism

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

1. Listen In: Listen to your intuition and capture your new ideas. Whether from your morning shower, nighttime dreams, when running, in the car, or in nature, keep an idea notebook and jot it down.

2. Mind Your Mindset: When you start something new, you can either choose to put yourself down and succumb to the inner critic (fixed mindset) or enjoy the process of creation (growth mindset).

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

REFLECT on ART – Roy Lichtenstein did. http://www.theuntappedsource.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/1b4fcfb5-550×317.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • One day and a WEEKEND away from the Crit – REVIEW YOUR GOALS from last Thursday and Write out 1 thing that you found beneficial from taking a step back and TALKING about your art.

Reflection: WRITE CRITIQUE and BE DONE! We Reflected A LOT!

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Tony Smith and his MINIMALIST SCULPTURE. http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_matthewmarks_com/22487_02_PREVIEW2.jpg Matthew Marks Gallery.

Goals:

  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What is one thing that is the SAME about using SHAPE in an artwork and using FORM in an artwork? What is one thing that is DIFFERENT? Write this out and then SHARE this idea with your studio mates at your table.

Reflection: How much of your letter did you get done? One shape? Two shapes? Gluing / Taping sides?

AP Studio Art: Who Got VOTED OFF?

What are YOU talking about – all I hear is CHIRP CHIRP CHIRP! http://blog-imgs-50.fc2.com/a/f/g/afg2/The-critique-Group.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • Get together for 10 minutes and talk with one another about the ideas of your concentration work. We have been away from it for about 4+ weeks and you might be a bit rusty regarding what it is all about. While you talk with one another – write out the thoughts you come up with regarding your ideas and the progress of the artworks. 

Reflection: As you look back on the bast 2.5 quarters of work, what are 3 of your biggest impressions from your studio-mate’s works?

Advanced Drawing: Critique! PAPER for TOMORROW!

Keith Haring and his ONLOOKERS – Perhaps CRITIQUING the work? http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/03/23/arts/23HARING_SPAN/23HARING-blog480.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • One day and a WEEKEND away from the Crit – REVIEW YOUR GOALS from last Thursday and Write out 1 thing that you found beneficial from taking a step back and TALKING about your art.

Reflection: WRITE CRITIQUE and BE DONE! We Reflected A LOT!

#Finally #Friday on the #Studio. #PlansForTheWeekend?

10 Things Creative People Do By: Randy Taran

1. Listen In: Listen to your intuition and capture your new ideas. Whether from your morning shower, nighttime dreams, when running, in the car, or in nature, keep an idea notebook and jot it down.

and ALL 10

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

http://treasure.diylol.com/uploads/post/image/507884/resized_dwight-schrute-meme-generator-you-are-doing-a-good-job-false-you-are-doing-a-great-job-7faad4.jpg

Goals:

  •  2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • What is happening in your classmates work that you are truly glad to see happening? Write that out and then take a moment to give them encouragement and support.

What’s on your plate for the weekend? What have you got to work on? Website? Artwork? Job? 

Advanced Drawing: Composition and Meaning of a PAPER BAG.

https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/02/a100b-limesinbag_final500.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • How are you doing in the process? Where are you pleased? Where are you still struggling? BE SPECIFIC HERE! P.S. … SWITCH SPOTS – Nobody sits next to somebody you did yesterday!

What did MOVING to a different spot do for you today? More focused? Different focused? See if the weekend can get you back on track.

Drawing: Color, Shape, Meaning, and MUSIC!

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

How can you use pastels? https://oilpastelsbymary.files.wordpress.com/2012/08/sunset-bursting-rays-final.jpg

Goals:

  •  2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What did you learn about the pastels from YESTERDAY’s experiments? What can you do today do you think? Share your thoughts with the class.

What did you find interesting about YOUR images and what did you find interesting about your neighbors? 

Studio Art 360: Drawing of the Still Life

How’s your studio space? http://nicolsonartanddesign.wikispaces.com/file/view/Serena-Mignani-Imago-Orbis3.jpg/416391612/640×380/Serena-Mignani-Imago-Orbis3.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Looking at the DRAWING what are you going to FOCUS ON today to resolve the drawing for Monday?

This is the last day of working on these drawings… where do you see yourself having a HIGHLIGHT in the drawing? Where do you see the CORE of the SHADOW? Where are the Midtones (lights and shadows)? Write out some SPECIFIC examples! 

COMPOSITIONS? Looking for a refresher? Let’s Look HERE!

#Monday in the #Artroom – Ready to #MidCrit?

10 Things Creative People Do By: Randy Taran

10. Know Your Strengths and Passions: Get to know what makes your heart soar, what makes you feel most alive and energized, and use it as fuel for the creative process.

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

Are you listening to me? http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/06/09/article-0-1A39E2CE000005DC-812_634x356.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What has been your biggest challenge from the past week worth of making art.  Today – get together for 10 minutes and talk with one another about the current work.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? 

Advanced Drawing: Composition and Meaning of a PAPER BAG.

What’s in your PAPER BAG? https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5045/5381295922_20eeedcb36.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • Prop your images up and walk around the room WITH your goals page. Write out two things you see that you’d like to try and incorporate into your image. Add a comment to the sticky note in front of your classmates work.

How to you feel about the idea of getting feedback from your classmates? Did their comments HELP you? how or how NOT? 

Drawing: Color, Shape, Meaning, and MUSIC!

Kandinsky – Let’s look at the Milwaukee Art Museum Show too! https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Goals:

  • 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  • Of the shapes we are using, which one is STRONG and why? Which shape describes a passive quality? Why?

How are you beginning to use the ideas of color and shape to communicate your ideas from your song?

Studio Art 360: Drawing of the Still Life

Georgio Morandi in his studio… Look at the work you are doing!

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What skills have you developed as you are creating your CUBE, CYLINDER, PYRAMID and LETTER in the drawing?

Given the opportunity to SELF EVALUATE… BASED ON CRITERIA you may set up for yourself… what grade would you say you have earned SO far in the drawing? 2 COMPLETE THOUGHTS as to WHY?

How about COMPSITIONS? Looking for ideas? Let’s Look HERE!