February 8, 2013 – FRIDAY!

WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO - ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.
WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO – ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.

 – James McNeill Whistler

To all of our Drawing and Art Foundations Students… I think Whistler’s message will be comforting to you.

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Art Foundations: Continuous Line MARKER Drawings… (maybe one more pencil drawing), Pattern conversation and introduction to watercolor.

Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits - Frank Korb.
Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits – Frank Korb.

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).
  2. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of how line is working to define your portrait.

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portraits.

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Drawing: Value and Portrait. Charcoal and tools. Reflect and Evaluate the work of your and your classmates.

Jamie Treadwell’s Student’s Drawing – How does this compare to what you might be doing today?

Goals: 

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization)

Set a sheet of paper next to your drawing and go around to comment on other artists works. What do you enjoy? What is challenging? Where are they challenged? How can you help by adding suggestions?

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AP Studio Art: Reflect on your statements and make critical decisions about the movement of your next work forward in your concentration.

AP Studio Artist’s Work – Felicia Alcaide, Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami, Fla. 6/6. Click to see the entire portfolio.

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 7, 2013 – Thursday

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” —Mack R. Douglas

What do our goals mean to you as we go through the process of working today?

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Art Foundations: Pattern and Contour Line Drawings.

Take a look at the CONTOUR of the face. How did she use CONTOUR lines successfully in this work? What is she doing? Hmmmm.

GOALS:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portraits.


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Drawing: Value and Grid drawings. One value per square. No more, no less.

Intense use of the same techniques we are using in class – by a professional making a living off his work. How many squares do you think Chuck Close used in this artwork?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio: Concentration Ideas. You have to be productive. Be productive.

How are you focused on the images you are making? How are you going to be working today? WORK TODAY!

GOALS: 

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 6, 2013 – Wednesday

“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.”
— Elbert Hubbard  Thanks Paul: GoalHabits.com

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Art Foundations: Pattern, Chapter 8, Contour Line Drawing

Where do you see the use of the CONTOUR line in this drawing?

GOALS:

  1. (1.1.1) Apply art materials (markers and pencils) being aware of your skills.
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using analysis (element of Line).
What TYPE of PATTERN do you see in this? What is the MOTIF?

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

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Drawing: Value analysis and synthesis – putting the values into the drawing. Grids and Value – Portraits

How do you see GRIDS in the rest of the world?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration Plans and BREADTH work.

Woman and Child – Berthe Mosisot

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are you getting out of the process of making all of this art? What do you need to do to add more to the “learning” you get from this process? Are you sitting by and slacking your way through the class? Are you challenging yourself with the work? Are you getting it all done in a timely fashion? If you are not WHY?

February 5, 2013 – Tuesday

“Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” – Pablo Picasso

What are you doing with your art that is new and scary? Do not be afraid to EXPERIMENT!

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Art Foundations 2D: Continue to work on PATTERN Chapter (8), Continuous Line Contour Drawings – Sketchbook… 2 Today!
Frank Korb - Contour Line Portrait - 20 minutes
Frank Korb – Contour Line Portrait – 20 minutes
Goals:
  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of images and explain why they are important (contour line).
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using analysis (element of Line).

If you were a type of pattern, what type of pattern would you be? Why?

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Drawing: Grid and Value – Work to MATCH the VALUES in one box with the intent of SIMPLIFYING the colors to one level of grey. – THIS IS TOUGH.

Here is a great example of the potential for the grid and the portrait!

CLOSE up on a CLOSE drawing… LOL

GOALS:

  1. (6.3) Use the process of grids and compare it with other disciplines. (How can OTHER people in OTHER fields use the grid to ORGANIZE or BREAK UP IDEAS AND SPACES?)
  2. 1.4 create, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).

 What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio Art: Critique – Consider your NEXT BREADTH WORK and your NEXT Concentration! DO NOT PROCRASTINATE!

PARROT – Berthe Morisot – Let’s look at her work all week! What do you notice that you can carry into tomorrow?

GOALS:

  1. (2.1) Form criticism about YOUR ART that accomplish personal or other meanings.
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of YOUR IMAGES and IDEAS and explain why they are of value (if they are not of value – were they worth doing to begin with?)

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? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam.

February 4, 2013 – Monday

So happy to see the NFL supporting the Fine Arts! Go Baltimore (and everyone who supports the arts…).

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Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings – Self-Portraits, Chapter 8 – Pattern – Sketchbook Experimentation

Can you see how the artist has broken up the face into sections and then defined the planes / direction of the facial parts? Let’s try to figure that out for ourselves.

Goals:

  1. 3.2 Apply subjects, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 1.2 create portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 techniques of CONTOUR Line Drawings
Contour Line 3 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 3 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 – Frank Korb

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

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Drawing: Work on VALUE Scales and Charcoal – Grid Drawings

Chuck Close using ONE VALUE at a time…

Goals:

  1. (6.3) Use the process of grids and compare it with other disciplines.
  2. (3.4) Evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas (grid and portrait)

GREAT LINKS:  Treadwill, Ovdiyenko value examples. Subject Matter…

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not?

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE and EVALUATE YOUR and OTHERS WORK

What is going well? What is NOT going well? What can you do about it?

“An empty canvas is a living wonder – far lovelier than certain pictures”
– Wassily Kandinsky

Goals:

  1. (2.1) Form criticism about artworks that accomplish personal or other meanings.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

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? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

February 1, 2013 – FRIDAY!

“Quantity over Quality” When it comes to ideas… the more ideas you can come up with, the more opportunities you will be creating for yourself. – Frank Korb

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Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings – 5 minute drawings of Hands, Shoes, Faces -Practice and Work Day

imacrayon.wordpress.com – This is a FANTASTIC example of the continuous line contour drawing… what else can we do with this? What can we do with YOUR? I’ll show you today.

Goals:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What lines / emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

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Drawing – Let’s grid off the photograph and practice with charcoals!

Chuck Close in all his glory. If you are going to look at a grid drawing – go to the BEST! What materials did Close use? Is it a pencil, a brush? You might be surprised.

Goals:

  1. (3.2) Apply subjects and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenge.
  2. (1.4) Create and solve visual challenges using analysis (break the photograph down) and synthesize (put it back together on your drawing paper)

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not?

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AP Studio Art – WHAT ARE YOU DOING? Seriously – what are you doing this weekend to be READY TO CRIT. on MONDAY? We need to be aware of the time that YOU are using and I need to not worry that the job is getting done. NEXT WEEK – PHOTOGRAPH and EDITING in the Computer Lab.

Tony Oursler’s Studio Space – making video for David Bowe’s new video and his website for the unnerving video. The Telegraph – David Bowe’s New Video – Where Are We Now? 

Goals:

  1. RESOLVE (1.2) concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use. (P)
  2. (1.1) Apply media, technique, and process with skill and confidence

Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for this and the next piece and what you need to do over the weekend.

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