#Thursday in the #ArtStudio – FUN!

#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Bell Schedule for Thurs. 12/8

1 hour          7:25 – 8:02
2 hour          8:07 –  8:46
3 hour          8:51 – 9:28
4 hour          9:33 – 10:10
Assembly    10:15- 11:10
5A lunch      11:10- 11:40
5B lunch      11:40 – 12:10
5C lunch      12:10 – 12:40
6 hour          12:45 – 1:22
7 hour          1:27 –   2:04
8 hour          2:09 –   2:46



What do you think the PROCESS is going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? What colors are you considering for the portrait?

Grid with Chuck Close – How are we doing it? Yep! http://www.artyfactory.com/art_appreciation/portraits/chuck_close/chuck-close-working-self-portrait.jpg

What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.

Alex Katx: http://images.tate.org.uk/sites/default/files/images/alex_katz_self-portrait_with_sunglasses__0.jpg

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Details in Oil and Collage: http://www.mauradibartolo.com/uploads/2/6/1/2/26123522/4419634_orig.jpg

Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait?

Jill Millward – I’m buying a work of hers! Woo Hoo! https://jillmillwardartworkdotcom.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/eowyn_lores.jpg?w=924

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

Take a look at your previous week’s works – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro and color to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?

Matisse – Fauvism! http://www.craftsy.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/498px-Henri_Matisse_Self-Portrait_in_a_Striped_T-shirt_1906.jpg

What was the most challenging part for you to draw that you LEARNED the most from? Why was this most difficult way to go and how do you see the LEARNING? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

How did you struggle with the drawing from yesterday? What do you see as TWO benefits from learning how to GESTURE DRAW?

Van Gogh: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/image/1649r/Sheet-with-Numerous-Figure-Sketches.jpg

What strengths did you develop in your drawing today? What three things do you look at with your drawing and say – “Hey… that’s not so bad!” 

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#MidWeek #Wednesday already? Sheesh…

52 Every color has an opposite, called a complement. Complementary colors sit opposite one another in the color wheel. Additionally, all colors are affected by the presence of other colors. Even the smallest presence of a complement will enhance the intensity of a color when it is present in the same visual field. The presence of red, for instance, will cause the retina to “seek” green in the other colors present, hereby enhancing all parts of the green spectrum. If you wish to intensify a color in a composition, place some of its complement nearby. This applies to all media. The effective use of color is one of the greatest tools at an artist’s disposal. – Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

STUDIO ART 360: Sketchbook (and Color Scheme)


Andy Warhol: http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit/Images/04162012_EDU_Andy-Warhol-Self-Portrait-1964_large.jpg

What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?

Moving into the world of POP art! http://assets.yellowtrace.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Brillo-Box-foam-ottomans-by-Fab.com-and-The-Andy-Warhol-Foundation-Photo-by-Nick-Hughes-for-Yellowtrace-02.jpg

What 3 challenges do you see in the process of mixing colors? 


the results r great !! i am actually very impressed that you went beyond –
to make a drawings of the crumble pieces. it is a perfect move –
to show kids the possibilities and open the wide range of vision.
just perfect move!) and next one – as you said seems perfect too –
to the large scale paintings from it. plus it does bring the idea of pop –
using common objects reminding of course of warhol as well as rosenquist paintings
ps. next time in WI – coffee would be great)
Check out the photos from your Sketchbook last week! HERE

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Oil Painting Coming Up Soon… Let’s build a canvas!

What is one question you have about the process of building a canvas? Ask around and see if your classmates can help you resolve those questions before you begin to build.

What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg
What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Katherine Fox: “Face 3: Self-Portrait” Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg

Practicing the FACIAL FEATURES is a lot of work. Looking at the few facial features / shapes / forms you have drawn today… what is the #1 Challenge (and WHY) you faced – no pun intended.

Using CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS as your impetus… you will need to RESEARCH a GALLERY ARTIST that is CONTEMPORARY and base your pose on their composition. This might be homework, but it’ll be woth it! http://artviaanderson.weebly.com/theory-and-practice/self-portraits-then-and-now

DRAWING: Nose Goes!

Easy to draw if this is you! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2c/f8/73/2cf87334d706db96f7c97cadc5616f3d.jpg

How is the NOSE such a different facial feature to draw than say the MOUTH or the EYES? Please explain your ideas here.

Alright – time to pick up the task of the nose. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/29/article-2316509-198A16F8000005DC-186_468x286.jpg

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

AP STUDIO ART: Website and Uploads!

How are you doing on the webpage? What challenges are you facing?.


With ALL that is going on these past two weeks – and little input from me… what have you accomplished VISUALLY and / or TECHNOLOGICALLY?

THURSDAY! TYPE up a 200 word MAXIMUM page to introduce yourself and describe the work you have created – how can you help the author understand the image / artwork you created in response to their story? In case you need to RELISTEN… https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure 

10 things you didn’t know about #Graffiti and #Art

#WiArtChat is on TWITTER NEEDS your INPUT! Please visit goo.gl/UvXgQM

“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

Ruth Shively – http://ruthshively.com/


  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Looking at the TOOLS in front of you and TALKING with your classmates, what is the BASIC PROCESS of cutting the lengths of wood for your stretcher? What is one question you have about the process of building a canvas?

Reflection / Evaluation: What stage are you at in the process of building the canvas? How can you offer assistance in the process with your classmates.

Studio Art 360: SHOES and ARCHITECTURE!



  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • AS you used OBSERVATION in your SCULPTURAL DRAWINGS – how can you use the SAME ideas in a LESS than GEOMETRIC Drawing? What skills are you STRONG with and what skills do you LACK? 

Reflection / Evaluation: Look ta today’s drawing – what is the STRONGEST ASPECT of it? What do you need to work on for TUESDAY of NEXT WEEK?

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

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

Not the SCREAM – but DESPAIR – Edvard Mnunch: http://edvardmunch.co.uk/Edvard%20Munch%20Despair.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • With three works due WEDNESDAY (Thursday Really) – what are steps that you can make to be CERTAIN that you will be ready to LEAD a critique on Thursday? We need to continue working at a quicker pace… lots to do yet…

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE THREAD that your AP READER might see as they look at the 3 works you have (or are working on) that will tie things together?

Drawing: Google Slideshow

EARS: http://www.yalescientific.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/features-ears-1.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Take a look at your previous 3 day’s works – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the facial features? Where did you succeed the most? 

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the most challenging part of the face for you to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?