#MoMA #Women in #PostwarAbstraction – and #MakingArt on a #wednesday – #ArtStudio

Albert Einstein: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3f/17/61/3f176185b7269a1576868f47e85bac7c.jpg
Albert Einstein: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/3f/17/61/3f176185b7269a1576868f47e85bac7c.jpg

Making Space: Women Artists and Postwar Abstraction / MoMA Live…

Just to give a bit of art history and importance / social context of women in art history…

Drawing: Kandinsky Critique

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 were the similarities and differences in your ideas and Kandinsky’s?

Remember Helen Miren - This one is from MO=oMA: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/443/w500h420/CRI_241443.jpg
Remember Helen Mirren – This one is from MO=oMA: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/443/w500h420/CRI_241443.jpg

Nothing – We Self Reflected ALL hour.

Studio Art 360: Selfies and the Grid

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

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 gridding the work out?

Remember our Sketches from Yesterday? Here are a few websites for you to enjoy from the artists Stephen Shanabrook and Veronika Georgieva.

Advanced Drawing: Skeleton Isolation Drawing

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

What do you think the skills that you currently have will help you in the process of the skeleton drawing?

How are you dealing with the negative space in your skeleton? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/de/e5/d3/dee5d33596aa1c473f97da7fc4ae3061.jpg

How does your drawing look in your own eyes? What did the process of ERASING the image in the beginning do for you?


1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

What are 3 things you have learned, researched, inquired about your ideas for your concentration so far this week? I’ve had MANY great conversations with each almost each of you… what do you take away from them?

Alexander Clader’s Circus: http://whitney.org/image_columns/0002/4353/alexandercalderinstallview1_600_1200.jpg?1369062947

What are your questions about making your statement ONLINE? Do you have an idea how to access your ONLINE portion of the website? :

Perspective and Painting… Perspective on Painting… T-Rex and Painting.

“Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.” – Og Mandino

He’s got the ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE house with a NICE RED LINE! Do NOT give up T-Rex!


Art Foundations:  Drawing Staircases

Maybe not STAIRS, but how could you draw this?


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

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of two point perspective and the basics of the staircases. How did you do today without my direct teaching? Struggle?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway ROUGH Drawings

Let’s Review Drawing Techniques / What is a ROUGH drawing?

  1. One Versus Two Point Perspective
  2. Sighting In
  3. Thumbnail Drawings
  4. Rough Drawings
  5. Time Management
  6. Value Studies
  7. Mark Making
While I believe this is from a museum… what do you struggle with as you see this image? Do you struggle with anything about it?


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well. (What are you trying to describe in your artwork? How is it working for you?)

What was the success in perspective in today’s drawing? Where did you fall short? How are you able to demonstrate the idea of SPACE in the drawing… what are you going to do as it gets larger and in oil pastel?

AP Studio Art: concentration #2

Alexander Calder Video – let’s see it in action!


  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context

Looking back on the week, what are the thoughts you have had regarding your ideas for concentration? When you consider the ideas, what fears do you have? What is your plan for the next 2 works in the larger body of work?

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