February 11, 2013 – Monday

“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost

SETTING GOALS:

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Art Foundations 2D – Pattern, Contour Line, Marker Work to finish portraits – REVIEW PATTERN AND LINE

REMEMBER ME?! Today we choose our BEST! GO SLOW! Keep your big open spaces – BIG AND OPEN. No Shading, Closed Shapes!
What sort of PATTERN are you? Are you a bunch of ALTERNATING elephants? Maybe you are abstract? Maybe a wavy pattern is more your style… Thanks Lotta Bruhn for the Elephants – Check out the site for INSPIRATION!

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.2 synthesis (how are we going to use LINE to create a successful portrait?)
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form

What was the most fun part of dealing with contours? If you were to describe yourself in terms of lines, what lines would you use? Where are you successful in the contour drawings? Share the images with your classmates and discuss the success and failures.

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Drawing – We are going to be looking at collaborative use of technology to self-evaluate and help others reflect on their own work.

Google Drive – Here we GO!

CNet How to use Google Drive

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – back of the goal sheet.

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AP Studio Art: Technology and your artwork. Editing and  uploading to the AP Studio Site.

Remember this 6/6 from last week?

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

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 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 2, 2012

Art Foundations 2DContour Drawing, Line Portrait

  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of contour drawings and explain why they are important.
  2. (2.1) form criticism about sketchbook assignments inspired from your dreams.

AP Studio Art – Studio of  Francis Bacon

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

Drawing –  Critique

  1. (2.1) form criticism about abstraction drawings inspired from real objects.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of abstraction and ideas and explain why they are of value.

February 1, 2012

Art Foundations 2DContour Drawing, Line Portrait

  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of contour drawings and explain why they are important.
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using element of Line.

AP Studio Art – Studio of Piet Mondrian

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

DrawingGrid Drawings

  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).
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