9 Days until #Break! So much to do.

Constantine Brancusi “Bird in Space” http://images.metmuseum.org/CRDImages/ma/web-large/DT1326.jpg

#90 “You can condense, but you cannot simplify.” —Ann Lauterbach, personal conversation: The world is infinitely complex, and any attempt to simplify, which means the elimination of contradictory elements, will fail to capture that complexity. One can, however, attempt to compress or condense those elements into a more abbreviated or altered form. That is the role of metaphor. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing and Transfer it up to the Canvas





1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 8 1/4″, 9 5/8″, 11″, 12 3/8″

 are HERE!

Looking at the portrait of yourself that you have created a tracing of, what portion of the face do you feel is going to be the most challenging to transfer ONE SQUARE AT A TIME and WHY?

Andy Warhol: http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit/Images/04162012_EDU_Andy-Warhol-Self-Portrait-1964_large.jpg

How many squares did you get transferred up to the canvas today? COUNT THEM and do some math. 88 squares minus what you got done today… this is what you have left. How much more for this week? 

What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?

ASSIGNED DATES ON THE SAW – You’re ALL getting a day! Canvas BUILT by Friday!



What is the color scheme you have chosen for you composition? Please explain WHY you are headed that direction and THEN explain it to a classmate.

NPG 6185; Harold Pinter by Justin Mortimer
“Harold Pinter” Justin Mortimer: http://images.npg.org.uk/264_325/3/7/mw08237.jpg

What is the ONE big challenge you will have in the process of building a canvas? What are TWO strengths in the planning of your painting?


DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!


Take a HARD LOOK AT YOUR DRAWING and determine what you need to focus on in the next 46 minutes. WRITE IT OUT!

Alexi Von Jawlenski: Spaniard with Red Scarf: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/b3/4c/85/b34c85e0db5e975eab91b6b6d3dfd0f4.jpg

What did you accomplish with your drawing today? Are there aspects of your goal at the beginning of the hour that you accomplished? Didn’t accomplish? Why? Explain.

AP STUDIO ART: Crit – Figure Drawing then the Concentration AGAIN!


On your GALLERY Images: “Title,” Your Name, Height” x Width”, Medium, Year. DO THIS NOW so it is EASIER in May. I am disappointed that Friday came and went and some are NOT done. Zero’s are SET, you can earn points again later…

As you look at the work in front of you, what element / principle stands out in your ARTWORK? What have you taken away from this process of OBSERVATION and REWORKING the ideas in your drawing? How can you use these ideas as you move forward in your CONCENTRATION?

Calvin and Hobbes Critiquing Art. http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Calvins-artists-statement.jpg

What did working on the figure drawing do for you in the process of developing /  articulating yourself through your artwork?



#Friday and the #Figure – Let’s #DRAW!

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinsek

AP Studio Art and Advanced Drawing: RELAX and FIGURE DRAW

Drawing and OBSERVING! http://www.marylandhall.org/sites/default/files/images/7-22-13%201.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Larger Drawing Goals:

  • Observation (80% – 92% time looking), Guidelines, Concentration, Slow Drawing
  • Focus on the figure, Proportions, Scale, Sighting In
  • Full Page, Composition
  • AP and AdDraw:  What do you think the skills that you currently have will help you in the process of the figure drawing?

AP and AdDraw: How does your drawing look in your own eyes? What did the process of ERASING the image in the beginning do for you?

Drawing: Get BACK to the Drawing – This week is IT!

Alexi von Jawlenski: http://en.wahooart.com/Art.nsf/O/8YDE4Y/$File/Alexei-Jawlensky-Lola.JPG


  •  1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • This is it folks – last day – Every square inch needs pastel. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?

Are you taking pastels home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?  Alex von Jawlensky:

Studio Art 360: Turn and and ORGANIZE

Bernd and Hilla Becher (German, established 1959 (partnership); 1931–2007 (Bernd); b. 1934 (Hilla)). Water Towers (Cylindrical), 1978. Photography and you! We’re going to be working on photography soon. http://collection.mam.org/vmedia/tms768/r_m1984_117.jpg


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What do you KNOW about Photography? List 3 things that you are CERTAIN about.

Which of the compositional approaches do YOU enjoy most? WHY?