March 14, 2013 – Thursday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

TED Talks are GREAT INSPIRATIONAL TALKS that can add a great deal to your day.

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Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!

What is the benefit of sharing your sketchbook with your classmate? How can you learn to speak about your own sketches and ideas? How can you share your ideas with others?

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Art Foundations: Continue to work on 2 point perspecitve.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water”. This place WAS a house and is NOW a tourist attraction. where have you seen this place before.

GOALS:

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

Review with neighbors the process of drawing in 2 point perspective. Where did you have problems with your drawing from yesterday? What parts of the process are you REALLY struggling with? What are you going to HAVE to review on your own for?

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Drawing: Photographs and update of the Rubric / Template for this Still Life Figure Drawing. What do you need to remember to do in order to do this successfully?

Homework for Monday – go to the Google Drive: Create a NEW DOCUMENT: Under FILE; NEW; FROM TEMPLATE – Look up KORB and then use the: Korb Evaluation Rubric Template ORIGINAL. Change the name to: HOUR Last Name Paper Figure Drawing – Try this otherwise HERE.

This is a closed composition… why is this a closed composition? What is your drawing doing that this one is also doing? What has this artist done to successdully create the look of the crumpled paper?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork – MID CRIT – CLASS TOGETHER – Work on texture / chiaroscuro drawings – still life (define still life).

Write out one thing that has really struck you about the drawings you saw in front of you today. BE SPECIFIC and THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN WORK ALSO. This is IMPORTANT in how you reflect on the work you do and the choices you make.

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AP Studio Art: Continue to work on the BODY of work you are creating – continue to explore the GROWTH i n your work. DRAW – CREATE – MAKE ART!

Are you working TOO hard? Thinking TOO much? Approching each piece as though it HAS to be a masterpiece? Hope not… sometimes you just need to MAKE ART.

GOALS:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Update your AP Central Site… Review of the upload site.
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly – ARE YOU? Do you have a clear understanding of the ideas you are communicating?

What has been happening in your work that FITS with your statements? How can you continue to think about the statement you have written and refresh your ideas?

March 13, 2013 – Wednesday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

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Rose takes a look at Jack’s sketchbook drawings. What do you think your conversation might be about your sketchbook aboard an unsinkable ship?

Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!

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Art Foundations 2D: Cube, Windows and Doors, Peaked Roof with an overhang, sidewalk that recedes properly – TEAM and PAIR SHARE with one another – Torn out of sketchbook – NAME AT TOP – HANDED IN at the end of class.

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, and solve 2 Point Perspective: CUBE, Windows, Doors, Roof, and Sidewalks using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the subject matter to basic elements)
This is an example of the requirements for today. If this isn't what your drawing looks like - you have some work to do.
This is an example of the requirements for today. If this isn’t what your drawing looks like – you have some work to do.

REQUIREMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY:

  • Horizon Line
  • Vanishing Points
  • Cube
  • Window and Door with Wall Thickness
  • Peaked Roof with overhang
  • Sidewalk in front of the “house” with the “cracks” receding properly
  • Sidewalk coming out from the door to the other sidewalk.

“What part of the drawing process did you struggle with today? Where did you and your partner have issues that you were unable to fix? Please write this is your Comments portion of the GOALS sheet.”

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The DRAWING class working DILIGENTLY on the figure / paper drawings - YEAH!
The DRAWING class working DILIGENTLY on the figure / paper drawings – YEAH!

Drawing: Make photos of your PRELIMINARY THUMBNAILS, the STILL LIFE AS IT IS, and the DRAWING AS IT IS TODAY. Homework – go to the Google Drive: Create a NEW DOCUMENT: Under FILE; NEW; FROM TEMPLATE – Look up KORB and then use the: Korb Evaluation Rubric Template ORIGINAL. Change the name to: HOUR Last Name Paper Figure Drawing – Try this otherwise HERE.

Today – Draw.

Check out that BACKGROUND – How are you DRAWING a background like this? Or are you?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork
  2. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

What are your thoughts about the idea of the composition / paper bag as subject matter? WRITE THAT IN YOUR GOAL SHEETS. Why do you feel this is worthy / unworthy / simple / complicated

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Look at the AP Artists working hard... Good job guys!
Look at the AP Artists working hard… Good job guys!

AP Studio Art: Continue to work on the BREADTH WORK and the CONCENTRATION work. How are you doing?

How has Picasso used a multiple assortment of materials in his collages to create the work he did? What are you doing in our work to be new and inventive in your work? Are you?

GOALS:

  1.  3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter 3.5.2 symbols are used in art
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art in your time for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context (what might this mean as we look at ALL of the class work?)

Looking back at the first half of the week, what major accomplishments have you made that helps you stand out from the rest of the class?

March 12, 2013 – Tuesday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

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Rose takes a look at Jack’s sketchbook drawings. What do you think your conversation might be about your sketchbook aboard an unsinkable ship?

Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!

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Art Foundations: Sidewalks – Review the 6 Rules of Thumb – Where are the examples posted?

How did this artist create the ILLUSION of the sidewalk being cut out and removed from the sidewalk?

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

What part of the process from yesterday’s roof drawings did we use today? How else MIGHT you be able to use that same technique in another aspect of the drawing?

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Drawing: Share the process of the drawings – yesterdays work – first part of class with one another – ASK each other WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY.

Please take a look at how this artist has handled the negative space in the composition. How did you handle the negative space / background in your first pencil drawing? how are you going to handle it in this drawing? Do not be afraid of the DARK SIDE.
  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Share the beginnings of the drawing at the end of the class. Write up notes about the composition on the back of the goal sheet.

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AP Studio Art: Work on the body of work you have been working on. What is the success of your concentration? What is the success of your breadth work? 

How has Jim dine handled the idea of a plant? What has he done to successfully make this MORE than just a drawing of a flower?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

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?

March 11, 2013 – Monday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

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Rose takes a look at Jack’s sketchbook drawings. What do you think your conversation might be about your sketchbook aboard an unsinkable ship?

Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!

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Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – Perspective Center – Peaked Roofs

Frank Lloyd Wright “Oak Park” Chicago, IL. Talk about GREAT Architecture! How do you see the 2 use of 2 point perspective in this photograph?

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing peaked roofs. What do you have to do in order to find the perspective center of the side of the cube?

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Drawing: Continue to work on the general composition of your drawing. What is the “type” of composition you are using? If the general composition is developed, then move into the specific shapes that make up the “texture.”

A lot of ideas in this drawing. Is it open or closed? This composition ALSO tells a story. What story do you think it might tell? What other “compositional” ideas do you see it having?

GOALS:

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

This is a long one: Share the thumbnails of the first part of class with one another – ASK each other WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY. (What was it about the composition that interested them before the final drawing was begun.) Have a conversation about the similarities and differences in the thumbnail and the final composition and write up 4 or 5 notes about the composition on your goals sheet.

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AP Studio Art: What have you accomplished since last week regarding your breadth work? How’s that new concentration coming along? What are you getting done in the sketchbook?

Barbie is an inspiration for some fine arts… look at how you are using your inspiration and your references in the creation of your work.

GOALS:

  1.  2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of art work

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? Have a strong and productive conversation between two of you about the 2 questions for your exam and how your works are GROWING or NOT GROWING towards the last works.