Four things you NEED to know about #Friday in the #ArtRoom

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“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Painting and Advanced Painting: CANVAS Building

Katie Musolff: Website HERE!


  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What do you need to do in order to be READY to transfer your image up to the canvas on MONDAY, TUESDAY, WEDNESDAY? Study Halls? After School? Before School? PROCESS!!! THIS IS HUGE!
  • ONE ADDITION TO THE HANDOUT – RESEARCH A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT ARTIST, Write a One Paragraph (or more) Biography about the artist, have 5 images as visual reference with TITLE, SIZE, YEAR, MEDIUM, and have VISUAL REFERENCES to their art in YOUR painting!

Reflection / Evaluation: Today – Successful in the process? Finished? What did you accomplish today and how did you help your classmate out?

Studio Art 360: CLAY! Finally!

Planning Stages of the LARGER sculpture in Clay – WEBSITE HERE!


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started this week on with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture Slaves Detail Planning: 

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

Have you looked at the AP Studio Art Portfolio for Inspiration? Here are the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

YUM – The Critique Cookie:


  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Critique with the Painting Class – As an individual, what do you think you are going to struggle with the most in today’s (and tomorrow – and maybe Wednesday’s) Critique

Reflection / Evaluation: What one thing did you add to the critique that nobody else did?

Drawing: Google Slideshow


Henri Matisse Painting – Colors? Pattern? Texture?



  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Of ALL the aspects of the face – what are you having the most success with and what is the most challenging? What is hardest about the most challenging part? 

Reflection / Evaluation: Having worked with PASTELS for one period… what did you LEARN about them? Write out 3 thinigs you DISCOVERED for YOURSELF!

#MidWeekWednesday – Lots of #Critiquing tomorrow!

“In not stating the goal to the students and wording them so they are understandable… it is like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is or how long the trip is going to take. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.”

Painting and Advanced Painting: 1 Day Left CRITIQUE TOMORROW!

Well Sean… What do you think about YOUR painting?


  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • How does this work relate to the space / feelings about the space or yourself? What can you do with the VISUAL ARTS that the written or spoken word cannot? Have you begun or finished the written critique? Have you reflected and edited the critique? DUE WHEN YOU WALK IN TOMORROW! Bring in a snack to eat during the CRIT!

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the strongest aspect of your painting that you feel communicates a message or feeling? Do you feel you have communicated a message that you were thinking about in the beginning of the project? How?

Studio Art 360: Collage and Texture – Romare Bearden

Space?” Look carefully and see if you can figure out the space that Romare Bearden was creating.


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What are the SPECIFICS about the SOCIAL TOPIC that you and came up with and you are RESOLVING today?G

Reflection / Evaluation: How do you feel translating the idea of COLLAGE to SCULPTURE is going to be challenging? Maybe you are still worrying about the collage at this point… what are you concerned about now?

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing Critique – OPEN CANVAS CALENDAR!

Robert Arneson and sculpture –

Here is the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.


  • NETS: Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.
  • What are your FEARS as you begin to come to the end of the first three works? What are your FEARS about the AP Process?

Reflection / Evaluation: Ask 2 probing questions about the work of one of your classmates. What can they tell you to help you understand their ideas about their concentration?

Drawing: Google Slideshow

Are you as happy as Kandinsky that we are finally DONE with these drawings and presentations? I am really proud of the work you have accomplished.


  • 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.
  • As you have looked at the images of your classmates in the presentation…  what are 3 of  the STRONGEST aspects of other’s work you see in front of you?

Reflection / Evaluation: How can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas in your own personal art as you move forward in the Drawing class? List 3 things you see that you might be able to think about as we move into the next work that you’ve learned from this drawing.

  • Link To Mr. Korb’s Written Example – HERE
  • Link to the Google Folder of YOUR Images – HERE
  • Link to the Google Slideshow – HERE

#ArtAssignment #Critique and #SelfEvaluate

“Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” — Zig Ziglar

Painting and Advanced Painting: Collage Social Commentary – Building the Collage

Thomas Moran: Watercolro –


  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • How has the gathering of images HELPED or CHALLENGED you in the creation of a composition visually and / or telling a story – about yourself? 

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL TOPIC. Please write these in your sketchbook for future reference.

  1. What is the LARGER OVERALL TOPIC you have chosen?
  2. If you had to discuss the topic with someone, what are 5 key points that you would try to make in order to “sell” your viewpoint?
  3. What are 2 questions that you have about the topic that require a bit more research?
  4. What is a question / argument that someone else might pose to you about the topic?
  5. What are IMAGES / ENVIRONMENTS / SPACES that you are hoping to create for your collage / watercolor?
  6. What are the KEY images you have gathered SO FAR that are going to help with the building / communicating of your message?
  7. What is a WORKING TITLE for the IDEA you are having SO FAR?

Reflection / Evaluation: What does your composition say about you? How might others read the images you have gathered and assembled

Studio Art 360:Sketchbooks – BRING CARDBOARD FOR TOMORROW!

Donald Judd – Installation at MoMA: VIDEO:


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What can you use from the process we went through YESTERDAY to continue to create a CUBE, CYLINDER, and a pyramid? Do you want to work on ALL of them at the same time or are you going to finish one and then move onto the next? What was the most challenging form for you to create? What is ONE things that gave you such a hard time with it?

Reflection / Evaluation:  What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

AP Studio Art: Bag of Objects. How is your first CONCENTRATION going?

Abstract Watercolors – How are you using WATERCOLORS (or PAINTS)?


  • 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 is the MAJOR IDEA, the FOCAL POINT to your concentration for this week?

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the COMMON THREAD that viewers can see in the five works that you are creating? How does it TIE them all together?

Assignment ONLINE – Google Document – SHARE WITH ME at! DUE ON FRIDAY. CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD EXAMPLE. READ THE BRIEF BLOG POST! Where do you see yourself artistically now, where in 5 Years?  WE ARE USING THIS NEXT MONDAY ON THE AP WEBSITE!

Drawing: Group of Objects – STEP BACK from your drawing and REFLECT! MID CRIT!


  • 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.
  • What is it about the mid-crit that makes you a bit nervous?

Reflection: What do YOU find useful from today’s critique exercise?

Can you RESOLVE your work and be grateful for where you’ve taken it?


“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

What are you grateful for?

Art Foundations: Critique – Description and Analysis / DRAW!

How are you going to RESOLVE your image… or is it perfect like Calvin?


  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – CRIT!

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. 8 Minutes before the end of class… Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing

Advanced Drawing: Describe and Analyze… DRAW!

Resolve the OIL PASTEL. What are you still needing to do? One more day? Are you done now? If you are… can you polish it up? Start a new one for a 2 day project?


  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. NETS: TONIGHT Use digital media to work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning – Have you begun?

What are some of the conversational bits that you will take from the critiques and put into use in the FORMAL written critiques? Written Critiques DUE MONDAY.


What are you focused on? Can we see growth?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to the CONCENTRATION you have begun.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of your images and ideas and how they work with your concentration.

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow? What are your RESOURCES and STRUGGLES? Where are you GROWING? Are you?

How’s that frog taste?

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Have you eaten your frog today?

Have you eaten your frog today?


Advanced Drawing – Computer Lab: Writing About Your Art

How are you feeling about this?


  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value in written form and participate in the self – evaluation of your drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

Hopefully we looked at Execution and Composition in the Rubric and you were able to get some good solid writing down and thoughts worked out. What have you seen or thought about that is now something you can REALLY reflect on regarding your work?


Art Foundations: Line and the Portrait – Continuous line contour drawings

How to draw with a contour line.


  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).

What was difficult about the contour line drawing? Did you have any FUN drawing this image – knowing that there was no fear of doing it wrong?


AP Studio Art: In Class Oral Crit.

Morandi made a LIFE of bottles and jars… what can you do for 18 weeks? Link to the Morandi article by clicking his work from above.


  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. of your work or the work of others. We HAVE to get comfortable doing this… FEEDBACK is ESSENTIAL.

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