Communicate through Observation and Creation! MAKE ART!

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Goals / What is Art? / Book

Have you seen Shephard Fairey’s anywhere? Look around the school and I GUARANTEE you will see his work on Hats and T-Shirts and Sweatshirts… A Communicator in your time. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/512917423_9c949194df.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) create, define, and solve visual challenges using (1.4.1) analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements – LINE)
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and understand the ideas of communication.

What sort of MESSAGE do you think he was trying to communicate? What sort of messages might YOU try to communicate with art? How can you use these skills outside of an art class?

Drawing: Compositions / Observation on the still life.

Multiple solutions to the visual problems… how are YOU handling the ideas of the boxes in front of you? http://payload132.cargocollective.com/1/8/267741/4958137/06%20Drawing%20on%20Paper%20-%20Boxes_905.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Apply drawing media with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to Chiaroscuro and Observation (Shape and Form)

How did using sighting in help you with the initial drawing process? How is being AWARE of the process helpful in SEEING the objects more clearly?

AP Studio Art: Last 2 Concentrations / Photograph “Sailors and Whales” and 1 Paragraph

CONCENTRATION – What are you doing? What are you doing out of class? What are you ADVANCING in? http://www.art-life.com/MOCA/gillette/portfolio1/images/portfolio1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Work on (1.2) creating concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use. (P)
  2. What is the rationale – the reason – the meaning behind your work (Of Sailors and Whales) – Typed up and SHARED in Google Drive TODAY!

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere?

March 28, 2013 – Thursday – SPRING BREAK BEGINS TOMORROW!

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” — Zig Ziglar

Did you hit the target you are set up for yourself this week? If you missed… there is still time.

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Art Foundations: Continue working on the cityscape. What advances have you made in the drawing?

GOALS:

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

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Share the process of the drawings – WHAT is it about your classmates composition that you enjoy and WHY. Share the drawings with one another at the end of the class and make important notes on the side of their cityscape drawings SO THAT they can use those ideas later to improve or write about their drawings.

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

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Drawing: Last day to work on the composition. This is DUE when you walk in the door on Monday after break. The PAPER is NOT… : ).

Where did we start?

GOALS:

  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 process of the drawings – WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY. Share the drawings with one another at the end of the class and make important notes in your classmates sketchbook SO THAT they can use those ideas later to improve or write about their drawings.

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

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AP Studio Art: Last day to work on work IN class… what are you taking home? What is the progress of your online work and uploads?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work?

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

March 27, 2013 – Wednesday

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” — Zig Ziglar

What is the target you are setting up for yourself this week?

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Art Foundations: Continue on the 2 Point Perspective Drawings. Save the Chiaroscuro for AFTER Spring Break… Let’s get the basics done first.

What is your city going to look like?

GOALS:

  1. 1.2create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to 1.2.3 and processes you use.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your culture.

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Review with your neighbors the non-linear as well as the Rules of Thumb about 2 Point perspective. What are you were successful with and where you need help?

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Drawing: Let’s get back to the drawing of the figure and the piece of paper.

Look at the VALUES and TEXTURES! What?! For REAL? This is great. How are you doing? Last 2 days in class…

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork (1.2)
  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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AP Studio Art: Work on your concentration works… 3 due the week AFTER we get back from break.

How does your home studio look as the week of break is coming upon us? Are you ready?

GOALS:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals* (How do you think you stack up?).

How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?).

March 26, 2013 – Tuesday

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” — Zig Ziglar

What is the target you are setting up for yourself this week?

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Art Foundations: Chiaroscuro – SPHERE… How’s your shading going? Clean it up and make it PERFECT!

Remeber this image? How are you doing to create a city?

GOALS:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art
  2. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.

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What is working well for you now? Where are you struggling with the ideas of VALUE and SHADING? How can you use this in the cityscape to help the drawing?

What is ONE positive thing you are proud of regarding the work you have accomplished today? Tell yourself in your goals.

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Drawing: Day 2 in the computer lab. Let’s continue to talk about and think about the role of and the use of the personal evaluation and refelction…

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used. (D)
  2. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

What was the success in today’s self-evaluation and the use of the GOOGLE DRIVE?

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AP Studio Art: Let’s WORK on the CONCENTRATION with a sense of EFFORT and URGENCY!\

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
  2. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used. (D)

What are you walking away from knowing about your work regarding TODAY’s efforts? What strings do you have untied at the end of the day? What questions will you need to look at tomorrow and answer to help you advance?

March 25, 2013 – Monday

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” — Zig Ziglar

What is the target you are setting up for yourself this week?

Jasper Johns has hit the target with his “Target.” What is your’s?

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Art Foundations: Chairoscuro Worksheet today… That’s it! Oh, and one summative worksheet… yes… that’s it… oh wait, one more thing… GOALS SHEET INFORMATION…

What do you see? What do you recognize? What is the challenge you see? Where would you struggle?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrate an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process (P).
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes in creating 2 point perspective / values / taking an ART CLASS in general – (3rd Quarter Review Sheet).

Review with neighbors the progress of the chiaroscuro and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

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Drawing: Let’s look into the ideas of 21st Century technology… how are you learning about the use of it? How can what WE do help in your other aspects of life / school? GOALS SHEET INFORMATION…

I wonder what we are doing today? Make sure you have your drawing and a ruler.

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  2. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

What was the success in today’s self-evaluation and the use of the GOOGLE DRIVE?

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AP Studio Art: What is a challenge with the CRITIQUES? Where is it you struggle with when it comes to talking? Let’s share the ideas. GOALS are going to become a part of the weekly grades… how can you earn more and more points for staying focused? I’ll let you know.


GOALS:

2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

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?