Can I have mustard with that? What else goes well with your art?

“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all…Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney

Modern Painters, “David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.

Art Foundations: REALLY wrap it up and then onto Form and Shape

What is the artist REALLY focused on in this drawing?


  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis of SPACE!

What did you find as the most difficult aspect of the creation of the drawing? What was the hardest? What was the easiest? Are you able to see the negative space in the 1 – drawing, 2 – actual object?

Drawing: Shall we try to get the Google Dive fixed? Let’s move on AFTER we get the Google Fixed… LISTEN TO ME!

What do these shapes mean to you? How do you see them relating to each other – or to you?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs (shapes and forms, colors, and music) and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What NEW ideas might you have had about COLOR and Shape in the art you were creating?

AP Studio Art: No Talking today! Plan and Plan and REVISIT your CONCENTRATION!

What is YOUR concentration doing? Write out the goals and GET TO WORK!


  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Update your AP Central Site… Introduction to  the site.
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly

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?

June 3, 2013 – Monday of Exam Week!

If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive.” ―Kristin Armstrong

Write out those dreams… then share your dreams with others.


10 Lessons the Arts Teach Children

  1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
  2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
  5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
  7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
  8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
  9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.


Art Foundations: EXAM Review today. 4″ x 6″ Notecard. Textbook. Lecture. Pair / Share… what else do you need?

What can you remember about this past year? What are the essential aspects that you feel you are missing? Can you name anything that you feel will be needed?


  1. Standard #1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
  2. Standard #2: Using knowledge of principles and functions.
  3. Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
  4. Standard #4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to art history and cultures.
  5. Standard #5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of the visual arts.
  6. Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

What do you remember and have down pat? What elements / principles / theories are you struggling with? What do you need to make SURE you have on the 4″ x 6″ note card (one side)?


Drawing: Computer time in the lab – let’s get the COLLABORATIVE work done – AFTER WE CLEAN and ORGANIZE our stuff.


  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What do you think about your images? how has this been different than paper… other drawings… ideas in your understanding of art?


AP Studio Art: Computer Lab… Collaborative work. Clean Studio. Thanks.

How’s the collaboration going? How’s your work?


  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What has been the best / worst part of the year? How might you suggest changes take place for the following year? Bring these ideas to the exam day.

April 22, 2103 – Monday – Follow Our BLOG! Daily Goals!

You never truly lead anybody until you learn to serve, and you never truly learn to serve until you learn there’s something so much greater than yourself.

What are your thoughts on being a leader? How can you develop your abilities?
Art Foundations: COLOR, but first… let’s look at our drawings!
Not Pink Floyd…


  1. 1.4 Define visual challenges of making various colors using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)

What are your favorite colors? Why are you drawn to these colors? What do you think of when you encounter that color? Does it remind you of something from your past, present, or make you think to the future?


Drawing: VALUE – we are really going to  be challenged with the ideas of VALUE as we pick at the more challenging part of the face today!

You can pick your friends, and you can pick your nose, but you cannot (or your really should not) pick your friends nose. YUCK!


  1. 1.4 Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problem of drawing the nose using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation. (P).
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art – what is the most important reason for portrait drawing for you? 

What did you struggle with? What was the most difficult aspect of the drawing of the nose? Were you able to draw more of the face to help define the nose more than just the nose itself?


AP Studio Art: This week – let’s get the portfolio worked on… Let’s get this PERFECT. Be prepared to assemble MORE than just the uploads – we will be looking at a collaborative project (with your 72 dpi images).

Old School!


  1. Work on creating quality (Mounting) of artworks.
  2. 3.3 Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are value.

What did you accomplish today? Please list all the work you have to accomplish for the final upload of the portfolio. There are a lot of aspects to this upload – how much have you got to finish?