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51: Learn the basic principles of color. There are three primary colors: red, blue, and yellow. They are the building blocks of all other colors. The secondary colors are violet (blue and red), green (blue and yellow), and orange (red and yellow). They are composed by the equal mixture of two primaries. All other colors are referred to as tertiary, because they are mixtures of a primary and a secondary color. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Color Schemes: https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/lzhang041/wp-content/uploads/sites/423/2015/10/color_schemes.png
Color Schemes: https://oss.adm.ntu.edu.sg/lzhang041/wp-content/uploads/sites/423/2015/10/color_schemes.png

Drawing: CRITIQUE DAY! Clip and Pin your work to the boards in the front of the room!

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 do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

Art School Critique: http://escapingartist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Art-School-Crit.jpg

What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?

Studio Art 360: Cleaning Day – Tomorrow SKETCHBOOK TUESDAY!

2.2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.

Today is a day to CLEAN the Studio. What do you feel are important reasons for having to take care of the space we are working is as artists. Have a conversation and write down (p21) the top three things you and your group came up with and WHY.

Clean Studio: https://images.butlerarmsden.com/Portola-Art-Studio/_desktopImage/Art_Studio_4.jpg

How do you feel the room looks? What makes you feel accomplished as you look back at the good you have done for others?

AP Studio Art: Alice Neel / Judy Chicago and CONCENTRATION Over Break.

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 MONDAY, do you feel that the 2+ weeks was TOO MUCH TIME? We need to continue working at a quick pace… lots to do yet…

Judy Chicago Dinner Party: https://womenandmediaspring2014.files.wordpress.com/2014/04/1956135_orig.jpg

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

#HolyThursday #ArtMan – Time to #DRAW

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” — Julie Andrews

Drawing: Soft Pastels

1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Of the shapes we are using, which one is STRONG and why? Which shape describes a passive quality? Why? Are you using Impression, Improvisation, or Composition? What about the use of shapes? Melodic or Symphonic?

Wassily Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition - not part of their permanent collection.  https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg
Wassily Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition – not part of their permanent collection. https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg

How are you beginning to use the ideas of color and shape to communicate your ideas from your song?

MILWAUKEE: http://mam.org/kandinsky/


  1. Blending ANALOGOUS colors with and without finger blending
  2. Blending COMPLEMENTS with and without finger blending
  3. Straight and Curved lines with the TIPS and with the SIDES of the pastels
  4. Filling large areas with a color and then doing smaller details over the top with another DIFFERENT color
  5. Blending with CIRCULAR marks as well as BACK AND FORTH marks
  6. Using PAPER as a masking tool
  7. Adding a WHITE HIGHLIGHT over a darker colored surface
  8. Working UPRIGHT on an easel versus on the FLAT on a table top
  9. Cleaning your pastels with paper towel
  10. Experiment on your own – use your initial images of SKETCHING for the VISUAL experiment inspiration
  11. CLEANING with SPRAY and a CLOTH RAG – that’s not an exercise but a technique that will clean a lot faster than paper towel

Studio Art 360: Character Mugs

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

What was your FAVORITE or LEAST FAVORITE part of working with clay. Please tell me WHY you LOVE or DON’T LOVE using this Clay. Please be specific. 


What was the most challenging part of working with ceramics / clay as you created your mug? What are three things that working with this material challenged you with?


Advanced Drawing: Figure Drawing and the GESTURE

2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

Look at the series of works from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?

Gesture Drawings - Side of Charcoal - FAST http://www.serenatran.com/images/2dsketchbook/gesture.jpg
Gesture Drawings – Side of Charcoal – FAST http://www.serenatran.com/images/2dsketchbook/gesture.jpg

What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY? 



Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

What response do you have regarding your studio mate’s  works – really – that can help them see things that they might not see – things that might help them continue to learn from their own works and marks? Take 5 minutes and walk around – take a look – make some thoughts for MONDAY (the extended deadline). 

Brayden – This group of Photos is for YOU.

WHAT’s the Assignment? If you need another 1, 2, or 3 concentration works – this is your assignment (one at the minimum). You will have your WEBSITE updated with 12 concentration works – PERIOD. You will rework your statements and answers to the AP Questions… ALL DUE on APRIL 3 for CRITIQUE & PRESENTATION.

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