#Welcome tothe #ArtStudio on #Monday after the #BigGame

Jerry Saltz – Advice to Art Students (A NEW ONE EACH DAY!)

4) You have to have doubts. It’s okay if you look at a Rembrandt and go, “It’s kinda brown.”

Frank and Jerry
Thank you Jerry for the Visit – I’d love to meet again for the first time.

Drawing: Books and Oil Pastels

Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space. A:How are you going to move forward with the work in front of you? What sorts of ideas are you going to use to resolve as a collage?

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Anselm Kieffert: https://d1inegp6v2yuxm.cloudfront.net/royal-academy/image/upload/c_limit,f_auto,w_1200/g7q5smgvt1e8os2i1kvd.jpg

What is the progression forward with the work? How did you LEARN from the critique last Friday?


Studio Art 360: BALANCE and Organic Objects

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

How satisfied are you with your 5” x 5” design? Do you see new and unique ways to make lines and be more aware of the marks that you are making in the art that you are making?

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Copper Texture – This is what were doing NOW! https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/copper-relief-10029926.jpg

Wednesday and Thursday we are wrapping up the pressing of the design and then the inking / painting / staining of the final work. Two things you are struggling with… why? 

Let’s Look at LINE use and PATTERNS


Advanced Drawing: Fast Food

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.

What was the successful part of the drawing for you? What will you carry forward as you make more art?

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I’m Lovin’ It: http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2015/03/23/04/26E90AEB00000578-0-He_wants_to_seedetailed_ingredients_lists_on_fast_food_packaging-m-55_1427084675296.jpg

How did doing the visit with your classmates open your ears to what was said? How did it open your eyes to what you saw?


AP Studio Art: Crit – HANDS and Object

CRIT TODAY!

4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

What do you have to say about the work in front of you? How are you going to look at the experience and learn from it? What have you done to PUSH  yourself in the process of making your art stronger, more successful? A LEVEL 6?

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CRIT: https://artmatters.ca/wp/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/A-1162321-640×444.jpg

Nothing – we critiqued today. 

Work WITH and THROUGH your materials. 10 Things the Arts Teach Children.

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin – Subtle work, no?

10 Things the Arts do for children – Click Here for the Binder insert – go to the table of contents and click on the page.

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Advanced Drawing: MID CRIT – How is your continuous line contour drawing coming? Background, foreground? How is it?

What mediums did this artist use and are they AWARE of the materials? Are they thinking with and THROUGH the materials?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill and 1.1.2 confidence.

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

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Art Foundations: PBIS Poster – CHAPTER 4 in the textbook.

Lines, Limes, Everywhere there’s line…

Goals: 

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements of LINE)

What were the challenges you have had with the PBIS poster? What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration works – how’s the progress on the mini-critique?What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Watercolors… how are you attempting to use the materials that are made available to you?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the (1.2.1) materials.

What are the biggest challenges you are having? How many works have you FINISHED? 3 are DUE on Monday!

May 8, 2013 – Wedneday

Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page. In addition, please share me with your friends and colleagues.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

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Art Foundations – GRID – ONE SQUARE AT A TIME

Why Portraits?

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the photo to one specific color scheme) are executed well .

Self – evaluation: What was the BIGGEST A-HA moment you had today! What did you do to help you get to that point?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

Fauvist – but not Matisse, not Derain… GEORGES ROUALT

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply pastels, through Fauvist color choices and placement, and observational skills with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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Happy Ice Cream – NOT made by Uncle Harry’s : (

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – Let’s discuss some of the main topics that you have pulled from the chapter you are reading – Chapter 1 – 9…

Make it level, make it good… what works are you thinking about hanging for your art exhibition?

GOALS:

  1. By choosing 7 – 10 works AP Art Show you will 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter and 3.5.2 symbols are used in art.
  2. Writing your artist statement 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value. 

What situation in life is it important to present yourself in the best light possible? When does it not matter so much? How does the presentation of your artwork relate? (1, 3, 7)

May 7, 2103 – Tuesday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Art Foundations: Grid drawing – how are you doing with the one square at a time grid drawing? Let us SHARE these ideas before we get started today.

Phillip Glass (composer) and Chuck Close (artist) and how the two have worked together and learned together.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well .
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (i.e: Chuck Close and Philip Glass)

What have you discovered about the process in drawing? What are your challenges in the process? What are you doing better with your drawings that you might not have been doing prior?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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AP Studio Art: FINISH YOUR PORTFOLIO!

The AP Studio Art Portfolio Waiting Room – Where is YOUR box?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. Work on final artist statement for your AP Exhibition

Ok ya’all –  How many artworks were you able to mount in one day, edit, photograph, prepare? Please consider the use of your time as we get back into the making of art? The time is important and I look forward to seeing more of the great ideas that you all come up with. Artwork… Preparing a Presentation… Plan an Exhibition… enjoy the rest of the year.

May 6, 2013 – Monday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Good Morning – If there is NO PICTURE here – the video has not finished loading. Sorry – YouTube is really slow from my house uploading videos. No video? Please move along without it… but try reloading later… it will show up eventually.

Art Foundations: Grid Drawings – Colored Pencil and the 1:4 Ratio Enlargement. how are you doing with the enlargement?

What are your personal limitations as you work through your art?

Click HERE to see a BRIEF video on how Chuck Close works with his physical limitations.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

How are you doing watching the INDIVIDUAL SQUARES? Are you able to FOCUS and ANALYZE the single square that you are working on? Why is this easy or difficult for you? Give 3 reasons, specific reasons, you feel this way.

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Drawing: Fauvism… we are in the thick of it now… what can you do to make smart choices and work on the ideas?

Madame Matisse – she’s a popular one for the Fauvists to paint…

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (pastel), techniques (observation from photograph), and processes (slowly building pastels up) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Think about tomorrow… What are your fears about the sharing of your images and ideas in the process of the Google Drive Rubric? How do you think your ideas can help your assigned classmate in the process of making their are stronger? Give 2 strong ideas what you think you will be able to do to 1) help your classmate and 2) learn from your classmate.

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AP Studio Art: Oh boy… we are almost here…

Are you done? Here and ONLINE?

GOALS:

  1. Work on finalizing (Concentration and Breadth) works for mailing. (P)
  2. Create multiple solutions to solve visual problems. (Your Art and Fear Artwork)

Ok guys and gals… we are done. What do you have to do to make sure tomorrow runs smoothly and we are ready to roll with no hiccups? Write out 3 things you are proud of as you look back on the year. Write out 2 things that you feel you could have done differently / stonger?

May 3, 2013, FRIDAY – SO FAST…

Hey Mom – The kids loved our conversation. They are also looking forward to cookies…

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY at 3:05p.m. – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER TODAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: Balance is IMPORTANT – Symmetry, Approximate Symmetry, Radial Balance, Asymmetry. What else can help create balance in an artwork?

Great to see how Chuck Close works… a VIDEO LINK is in this image. Click to go to the SFMoMA site.
Chuck Close’s first painting after he THREW AWAY all that he knew… Video Beneath this Image.

GOALS:

  1. Know about the creation of images (through the grid AND using your own images) and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art and KNOW WHY THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER to process the drawing.

What part of the grid process is giving you difficulties? What part of the grid process is making it easier for you to create the work you are creating? How can you use this in the future? BALANCE: Please TEACH a classmate about the four different types of balance and talk about how you are using it in your composition.

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DRAWING: We are working on the portraits, making photographs of our current work – posting them into our GOOGLE DOCS over the weekend and commenting on them, and learning about PASTELS and how we can use ARBITRARY COLORS to make them work in our portraits.

GOALS:

  1. 5.5 evaluate your personal and classmates responses to works of art for communicating ideas
  2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. – WHO will we share our GOOGLE DRIVE DOCUMENTS WITH  (MONDAY) so we can begin COLLABORATIVE critiquing?
Andre Derain Self Portrait

What has challenged you THE MOST about this process? Why is the portrait so important? Teach your classmate a little about what you have learned in the process of using PROPORTIONS and FACIAL FEATURE shapes and forms that has helped you in the drawing of your Fauvist / Hip-Hop Contemporary Portrait.

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AP Studio Art: With the time left… how are you doing? What more have you got to accomplish. Can we take time today to look over your work or do we need it to WORK on presenting our portfolios?

Austin – you need to check your registration – your name is in it twice – First First or Last Last… Please fix that…

How is Art and Fear making you think about making your art?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks and ASSEMBLE THE PORTFOLIO!
  2. 3.3 ONLINE Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are value. (if you and NOT submitting a portfolio – I will be collecting your answers on Tuesday through an E-MAIL or Shared Google Document)

Are you READY? Are you Good to go? Please teach a classmate a bit about your work and why you have chosen the works that you did. Write out the most important thing that comes to mind about the QUALITY work you have gathered for the next 3 minutes – NON STOP WRITING…

May 2, 2013 – Thursday – Already?

  •  Ginger Boglitsch Hey Frank
  •  Ginger Boglitsch I was impressed with all the math you were teaching!:)

    THANKS MOM!

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER FRIDAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: GRIDS – Finally Grids. Chuck Close video – brief, and then onto MATH – Ratios 1:4. How can we use a ruler successfully? Did you bring your photo?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 Know about the creation of images and explain why they are of value. (How can this help you in the making of art in the future?)
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art as other disciplines might use math. (How might you use the idea of RATIOS / MATH in your future works?)

One square at a time… how is it going? We dealt with pencils today – have you got the basics of the drawing in? What was your biggest issue with the grid and RATIOs? Think about the problems and the accomplishments you are having. Be aware of the process. Self – evaluation Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring images.

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Drawing: WORK – little to no lecture. WORK through the process of drawing these portraits.

What a change in Matisse’s work from yesterday! Matisse later on in life.

GOALS:

  1. (2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

Now that we are a little further in the process, how are things going? What are your big challenges today with these LARGER than LIFE drawings? Write out your ACCOMPLISHMENTS today. What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

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AP Studio Art: WORK mi Amigo’s – Get to the process of presenting… How was the Brewer’s game?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

Tomorrow is Friday… what are you lacking in completion for next Tuesday? What situation in life is it important to present yourself in the best light possible? When does it not matter so much? How does the presentation of your artwork relate?

May 1, 2013 – Wednesday – May Already?

HI MOM!

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER FRIDAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: GRIDS – Finally Grids. Chuck Close video – brief, and then onto MATH – Ratios 1:4. How can we use a ruler successfully?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 Know about the creation of images and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical rations in art as other disciplines might use math.

What part of the process are you struggling with? How can you use MATH elsewhere in life – the idea of the RATIO?

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Drawing: No SHAKY Video today – that was AWFUL!

Madame Matisse

GOALS:

  1. (2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges. (P).
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

Looking at the challenges you had today… what can you do to continue moving forward? What was the most challenging part of  enlarging your head today? Why was this most difficult way to go?How can you use your knowledge of the SHAPES of the facial features to help? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

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AP Studio Art: Art and Fear Chapters 3 and 4 – brief reading. How much MORE to do for the PORTFOLIO? If you are NOT actively working on the portfolio – READ YOUR CHAPTER!

ART and FEAR Chapter ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

  • We are all going to work on the SAME SIZE PAPER… 18 TALL x 9 WIDE… How to deal with those constraints? This is going to be a challenge you have to deal with.
What do you do to PROCEED?

GOALS:

  1.  Work on wrapping up the portfolios and presentation of the BEST work.
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork .

How many ideas do you feel you need to come up with ONE solid / successful composition for your Art and Fear Chapter? What are you going to do about the proportional challenge?

April 30, 2013 – Tuesday

ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER FRIDAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: Grid our paper and finish our color wheels. If you are done with the color wheel and you finish the grid… make sure your sketchbook and LATE WORK are complete.

Click on the “head” to see a video on how Chuck Close paints with a grid.

GOALS:

  1. Describe the creation of images and explain why they are of value.
  2. Work on Mathematical Ratios and Transferring images.

What COLOR SCHEMES are you struggling with understanding? Go through EACH of the color schemes with your neighbor and explain each one to one another. In your GOALS PAGES COMMENTS – write down your most challenging understanding of color schemes.

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DRAWING: We are working with proportions and getting the drawing “picture plane” onto the photograph. Let’s get the drawing CAREFULLY up to the drawing paper. This paper is NOT CHEAP – it is a one sheet rule.

Henri Matisse’s painting of Andre Derain – I think they knew one another!

GOLAS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art

What part of the math was a challenge to you? How well were you able to read the ruler and figure out how to make a QUALITY picture plane? As you draw this up, make sure that you are making references to the RELATIONSHIPS of COMPOSITIONAL ELEMENTS. We are looking for good to great – NOT PERFECT.

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AP Studio Art: Chapters in the book – Paragraph 1 Chapter 1 and Chapter 2… Sit and Enjoy!

What’s your chapter? We are going to READ and MAKE ART and EDUCATE… YOU WILL TEACH!

GOALS:

  1. Work on finishing up presentation of portfolios and uploads.
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges of Art and Fear that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What did you get done today? What have you read from the book?

April 29, 2013 – Monday – Week 14: 5 more to go… SO much to do!

“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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What are the colors used? Piet Mondrian – De Stijl Artist!

Art Foundations: Continue on the color wheel AND learn about using a GRID to plan out an artwork.

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 Define color schemes and value scales using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)
  2. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials and techniques.

Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring images.

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Drawing: Transfer the photograph to the paper with pencil and consider the colors you might use (Color Scheme) to communicate a message / emotion.

Portrait of Henri Matisse by Andre Derain.

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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AP Studio Art: We are beginning a NEW ARTWORK based on literature. We are ALSO finishing the wrapping up of the portfolio.

How are you filling this?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

As last week – what do you need to complete so that you have a complete portfolio by Friday?