#FullDayofSchool #Thursday – wait until #Tomorrow!

Happy Youth Art Month: Drawing develops hand-eye coordination and spatial awareness- abilities that engineers and architects use. http://www.thriveart.com/facts

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing! Let’s DRAW!

Let’s work out a drawing and focus on the PROPORTIONS today! REALLY focused on the proportions… http://mhsartgallerymac.wikispaces.com/file/view/BeckyRoberts.jpg/523256786/BeckyRoberts.jpg

Goals:

  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • Let’s look at a drawing that will take a bit longer… Still working with CHARCOAL and still beginning with GESTURE – what will the LONGER drawing allow you to develop more of than the GESTURE ONLY helped you develop?

As you drew 2 images today… what worked well for you? What did not?

Advanced Drawing: Bauhaus Drawing – Oskar Schlemmer

Oskar Schlemmer and HIS figures… why are you making this so hard? http://www.museothyssen.org/img/obras_mediana/1976.16.jpg

Goals:

  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • How have you incorporated the FIGURES into the drawing? Are they interacting? Standing alone? How do you see this as being a challenge to the process? It is REQUIRED to include at least one figure into the image.

What challenges does incorporating the figure into the work offer you as an ADVANCED DRAWING student?

Drawing: Online Presentation of the Images.

Google Presentation is HERE and your DRAWINGS are HERE

Let’s Draw some EYES! https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2447/4098376148_41729d64b9_b.jpg

Goals:

  • .1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • When you start with the EYES… what is the first thing you start with? What is the first thing you do?

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes? 

Studio Art 360: Hands on with CLAY!

How are you going to use MANIPULATION as well as ADDITIVE sculpture (keeping SUBTRACTIVE to a minimum) in your Bas Relief Sculpture? http://cdn.loc.gov/service/pnp/highsm/02300/02397v.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • How are you going to use MANIPULATION as well as ADDITIVE sculpture (keeping SUBTRACTIVE to a minimum) in your Bas Relief Sculpture?

What techniques are REALLY important to be using to make sure any ADDITIVE clay really HOLD TIGHT to the clay you are adding it to? 

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston Churchill

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Perseverance is as strong a tool as the ropes holding you up…

Art Foundations: Last day to Construct your Architecture

Disney’s LA Philharmonic Concert Hall. When do WE get to go? Want to visit VIRTUALLY? Click HERE.

Goals

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how does YOUR building relate to today?)

Frank Gehry On TEAMWORK: Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: Out into the Hallways with your LARGE PAPER and OIL PASTELS

Is your drawing going to have the same dynamic feel this one does?

Goals

  1. 3.2 apply ideas of perspective and oil pastel techniques use skill to solve visual challenges

What relationships have you been looking at in the drawing ? Tomorrow, what are you doing to cover the space and BE AWARE of the materials you are using? How are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: Adventures and Concentration #3

What is your plan for accomplishing the work in front of you? What was the challenge you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

HELL HOLE? Click HERE for the NPR Station

Goals

  1. 1.2 How do your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use?
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What is the strength of your narrative (adventure) work? What is the strength behind the concentration work and how does it fit into the larger body of work? SHARE with your neighbor of 2 or 3.

CRASH! The trip is over… not really, now the adventure begins!

“In not stating the goal to the students, they are like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.” – Lori Wildeman

And the end of the trip… make sure you have plans… goals… know where you were headed in the first place.

Art Foundations: Frank Gehry – LA Philharmonic Disney Concert Hall

Disney Concert Hall – LA Philharmonic Orchestra

GOALS

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as though you were an architect or city planner.
Frank Gehry as Featured in the Simpsons: HERE
Frank Gehry’s Response / Reflections: HERE

Review with neighbors the process of 2 point perspective as well as the ideas behind your architectural idea.

Advanced Drawing: Final Day on Oil Pastel PRACTICE exercise

A bit more toned down for Bonnard.. but… his work is still his own vision based on reality.

GOALS

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished?

AP Studio Art: PRIDE… I am really happy with your beginnings

What ADVENTURE are you going on? Is there a knocking on your boat?

GOALS

  1. 1.2 Create works of visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems

Step back… what are you trying to communicate? Know that you have 1 more week to get 2 works DONE… what do you need to TAKE HOME? What do you need to do over the weekend to be successful in the process of making quality art? SELF – EVALUATION – write up Execution Evaluation, Composition Evaluation, Character Evaluation. Consider the work you have done and EVALUATE progress.

Perspective and Painting… Perspective on Painting… T-Rex and Painting.

“Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.” – Og Mandino

He’s got the ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE house with a NICE RED LINE! Do NOT give up T-Rex!

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Art Foundations:  Drawing Staircases

Maybe not STAIRS, but how could you draw this?

GOALS

  1. 1.2 create 2 point perspective staircase that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of two point perspective and the basics of the staircases. How did you do today without my direct teaching? Struggle?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway ROUGH Drawings

Let’s Review Drawing Techniques / What is a ROUGH drawing?

  1. One Versus Two Point Perspective
  2. Sighting In
  3. Thumbnail Drawings
  4. Rough Drawings
  5. Time Management
  6. Value Studies
  7. Mark Making
While I believe this is from a museum… what do you struggle with as you see this image? Do you struggle with anything about it?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well. (What are you trying to describe in your artwork? How is it working for you?)

What was the success in perspective in today’s drawing? Where did you fall short? How are you able to demonstrate the idea of SPACE in the drawing… what are you going to do as it gets larger and in oil pastel?

AP Studio Art: concentration #2

Alexander Calder Video – let’s see it in action!

GOALS

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context

Looking back on the week, what are the thoughts you have had regarding your ideas for concentration? When you consider the ideas, what fears do you have? What is your plan for the next 2 works in the larger body of work?

Are you on TARGET with your GOALS? Jasper Johns is.

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“Aim higher in case you fall short.”

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Aim for the target… what are you setting your eyes on the target!

~~~ Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Windows and Doors

Richard Estes – New York Artist who dealt with Photo realism. Click on the painting for his BIO!

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates how you understand the ideas of 2 point perspective and creating windows and doors.

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing windows and doors and inside walls, floors, and ceilings. Write your most difficult challenge in the GOALS REFLECTION for today and then share that with your neighbor.

~~~ Advanced Drawing: Last day on Pencil Abstractions – Critique tomorrow.

Willem de Kooning (American, born the Netherlands, 1904–1997) Oil and enamel on paper, mounted on wood

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 RESOLVE artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

Is there a CONSCIOUS thought as to the positive / negative space in this work? Are you thinking about how the values are working together? Is it still challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Do you UNDERSTAND how you can develop STRONG ideas that are outside of the comfort zone, outside of your art making toolbox? Are you going to be ready for the critique tomorrow?

~~~ AP Studio Art: Critique!

How do we critique an artwork? Let’s look at the worksheets from last time AND the link from the image Above…

GOALS:

WHAT IS THE CENTRAL IDEA FOR YOUR CONCENTRATION?

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.)
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

May 24, 2013 – Friday – Happy Birthday Abby!

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman

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Art Foundations: Collage and build the ABSTRACT IMAGE based on your personal life and feelings…

Simplicity in the use of ELEMENTS of ART can make an abstraction – what are you doing? What are your textures?

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics clearly
  2. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.3 your culture as it relates to your own art.

What have you learned about the creation of ABSTRACT ART? What have you learned about the important things in your life THROUGH the creation of your ABSTRACT ART PROCESS?

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DRAWING: 1) Perspective and 2) Critiques… 6th hour is going to have to hustle ONE DAY tocatch up. PHOTOGRAPHS will HAVE TO BE a part of the process. THESE Photos are going to be UPLOADED to the FINAL CRITIQUE for the FINAL EXAM… make sure you are documenting the process.

EVOL, “DRESDEN 09”, 2010 Spray paint on cardboard, 61 x 76 cm —> High Resolution… How can you do this… GOUACHE, GESSO, PENCIL!

GOALS:

  1. 5.1 Identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 1.4 Create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 Analysis (how do you see the perspective in your drawing?)

Where did you struggle in remembering perspective? How can you use the skills of sighting in to refresh your memory and heighten your skills? THIS IS A FAST PROJECT that IS the basis of the FINAL EXAM. If you do not finish the drawing in the time allotted – you will have a hard time passing the final exam. HOW can you make this YOUR own special drawing? Your locker? Your favorite hallway / doorway / classroom?

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AP Studio Art: CONGRATULATIONS! Let’s get out there and be proud of the 9 months of ART MAKING!

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GOALS:

  1. 2.5 defend personal evaluations
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Work at the (AP) Art Exhibition.

What did you contribute to the cultural end of the school day? What questions came up? What controversy came up? Who do you impress and why? What were your thoughts as the day / hour went by? Good job folks… One more week of Art Making and then the end…

May 23, 2013 – Thursday

WELCOME HOME MOM!
WELCOME HOME MOM!

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman

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Art Foundations: Continue to develop the ABSTRACT IDEAS of your Social / Personal ideas and topics of importance. What is your social topic / personal idea and how can you use abstraction and texture to communicate the meaning.

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics clearly
  2. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.3 your culture as it relates to your own art

What sorts of ABSTRACT imagery have you come up with to help communicate your message?

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Drawing: This is, hopefully, the last day of the critique – we are going to get some FINAL words from the 3rd hour and maybe the 6th hour – 1 more day in 6th likely…

What’s to come? – I will show you tomorrow… we can’t spend a lot of time in it but… if you are interested – here is an AWESOME link to the inspiration that will take you to the halls… LINK HERE to the WILDE Gallery, Berlin, Germany.

Crit of Still Life Drawings
Previous High school Classes Critiquing – ONE MORE DAY of confidence building!

GOALS:

  1. 5.1 Identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 1.4 Create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 Analysis (how do you see the perspective in your drawing?)

What is the most important thing you have taken away from the entire process of the critique? How can you use the information that you have learned and put it to use in the next works that you are going to create?

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AP Studio Art – I like to Move it move it… MOVE IT TO THE CAFETERIA!

GOALS:

  1. Stand behind your criticism / creation of art
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

NEXT WEEK TUESDAY! We are in the Cafeteria – what do you need to have finished to be a completed display by then? Friday is a WASH – unless you all want to hang in the cafeteria tomorrow and then… I can work out passes for the half day – THIS MIGHT BE A GREAT IDEA!

 

May 22, 2013 – Wednesday

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman 

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Art Foundations: Continue to develop the ABSTRACT IDEAS of your Social / Personal ideas and topics of importance.

Abstract art at its best… Vasilly Kandinsky…Localization of Graphic Motifs II. 1912–13

Abstraction – -Color Schemes – What can you do? What did Max Ernst do?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 1.1 apply paint, crayon, and charcoal, through various texture making processes, using collage with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What have you been able to do to help you SYMBOLIZE the larger concrete idea into an ABSTRACT visual representation? Which if the three categories does it fit under – Cosmology, Architecture, or Landscape? HOW?

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Drawing: Critique your artwork and your classmates artwork?

I am so glad that I am back… thank you all.

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings (what are you trying to communicate?)
  2. 5.5 Evaluate responses to works of art for communicating rationale and ideas.

What did you accomplish with the critique today? How does this process help you with your artwork? What are you still struggling with regarding the process of the critique?

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AP Studio Art: Installing your art exhibition and getting the space ready for your debut to the school.

  • YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN – Ms. Hanson and Mr. Roberts are watching you today. Please use the time and space wisely. We are walking the display boards to the CAFETERIA TOMORROW. 
  • Write Down your Goals for the day… end of the hour – look at the accomplishments you have done and respond to the questions below.
  • Bryan – you are in charge of time.
  • Mel – you are in charge of the Computer and the Technology.
  • Matt – you are in charge of music.
  • Make sure the room is CLEAN and ORGANIZED at the end of the hour and the walls are back in the corner.
Last day to adjust the lights and straighten the pictures, fix the artist statements and make sure your names are on the wall correctly.

GOALS:

  1. 2.5 defend personal evaluations
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

How does your artwork look? How have you put your best foot forward and represented yourself in the best light? What are the struggles you can see in your work? What are the successes that you see in your work?

May 21, 2013 – Tuesday

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman 

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Art Foundations: We are going to be working in ABSTRACTION and reading about UNITY and that sort of stuff. If you are away… Check out the text online – Look to the right of the screen and click on the Foundations Page… REMEMBER that the exam is coming up shortly – begin to review! What are social topics that are important to you in life? We are going to create works over the next week that speak to the social topic that you feel is important enough in your life that you can make work to respond and comment on it.

ARTnews: The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Abstraction Worksheet / brainstorming sheet – HERE

Max Ernst (1891‑1976) Title The Entire City La Ville entière Date 1934 Medium Oil paint on paper on canvas Dimensions support: 502 x 613 mm frame: 696 x 798 x 47 mm Collection Tate Acquisition Purchased with assistance from the Knapping Fund 1941 Reference N05289

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
How to ABSTRACT the idea of COSMOLOGY? Stars, planets, orbs, or orbits? What might you be able to do with this image?
What about the idea of a landscape? How could you abstract this idea with shape, line, texture, or / and color?
What about the idea of athletics as being important and how can you abstract this idea? The use of abstraction is hard, but when you think about simplifying the forms into shape and focus on the arrangement of the shapes, colors, textures, or other elements of art… it can become easier and more meaningful.

What is the social topic that you feel is important enough to make an artwork about? Why does it touch your life? How?

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DRAWING:

Perspective… Remember this???

GOALS:

  1. Create multiple solutions to visual problems.

What were the biggest challenges you had today with perspective? What came back to you relatively easily?

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AP Studio Art: Hang a show! Get the work up and out!

Make it even… make it straight… make it balanced!

GOALS:

  1. 2.5 defend personal evaluations
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

How many works have you chosen for your exhibition? Feedback from your neighbor about your display / wall.