Thursday in #Studio – Let’s get down to business… #COLOR is the Topic. GO

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

Drawing: Colored Pencil Worksheets and PRACTICE

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Gary Larson’s “The Far Side”… Still Life is moving.

How is the colored pencil work developing? What struggles are you having with the ideas of making marks with this medium?

Fred Bell – Regular – ordinary objects:

Progress? 3 points of progress please.


Studio Art 360: Color and the Wheel – RELATIONSHIPS

7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.

Where do you see color? How does the color on TV get blended together? How does color in a magazine get blended together? Optical color?

This is the close up of an old school TV: RGB:

What are the three types of colors on the color wheel? What can you NOT mix? How do you mix Orange, etc…

AP Studio Art: What are YOU doing today?

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.

MONDAY we look at the sketchbooks as I will be gone tomorrow. What NEW ideas are you having about the concentration? Do you have a transition piece in mind that demonstrates GROWTH?

How is the WEBSITE developing? Will your questions be answered for MONDAY?

#Happy #Friday in the #ArtStudio – #Painting #Portraits #ColorSchemes Anyone?

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar

Painting and Advanced Painting: Oil Paints – Ready, Set, GO!

Talk about REAL and OILS:


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What challenges do you see in the use of OIL paint versus Acrylic paint? What advantages do you see in the use of oil over acrylic?

Reflection / Evaluation: What ideas do you see coming out from others works as you took the 4 minutes to walk around today and see what others are doing? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?

Studio Art 360: COLOR 



  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What is the difference between PRIMARY COLORS and SECONDARY COLORS? Share this with your neighbor.

Reflection / Evaluation: Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? QUIZ one another on the names, types and relationships of the colors. 

AP Studio Art: Tune in! Tune Out!

What is your work SAYING?×617.jpg


  • 6.1Ad: Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.
  • Put all your works up in front of class and then step back… in your folder – write out ONE THING that you see as making the works seem to relate to one another or DOESN’T seem to help them relate. This is a curious observation considering we are all working on the same ideas of the music BUT have a very different idea in the composition.

Reflection / Evaluation: PLEASE Read over ALL THE WRITINGS / Journaling, Statements that you have compiled this week about these works… what is the STRENGTH / THEME / IDEA that stands out in YOUR ARTWORK that will help it engage a viewer’s attention? THIS WEEKEND – ASSIGNMENT – One 12 sentence Paragraph the clearly explains your ideas about your artwork and the music it is tied to. MONDAY – Google Drive / SHARE with me. 

Drawing: Google Slideshow


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Who is the Graffiti Artist that you have chosen to work from and WHY are you inspired by their work?

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the most challenging part of the work today? Why was this most difficult? What is most important about observation when it comes to drawing?

#LateStart #Wednesday – How about bringing Mr. Korb a Bagel?

10 Things Creative People Do By: Randy Taran

7. Seek Out Challenging Tasks: Just for fun, challenge yourself with projects that don’t have solutions, like how to make a horse fly (no — we’re not talking unicorns) or build a perfect model of a part of the body. This opens the mind for all types of strategies, which helps generate fresh ideas.

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

Manage your online space – Art and Fear? Outdoors Work? Uploaded?


  • Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.)
  • Do you need to update your ONLINE presence? Have you updated your BREADTH site to accommodate your two most recent works?

Halfway through the week and MONDAY will be with us soon. I am PROUD of the accomplishments – a lot of alone time. What ONE BIG COOL things worked out for you today? 

Advanced Drawing: Composition and Meaning of a PAPER BAG.

What are the DETAILS that you are adding to the bags? What’s the COMPOSITION looking like?


  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • What skills do you feel you are able to be rely on as you continue with this drawing?

What has been your most successful part of this drawing today? Where are you going to START tomorrow and 2 reasons WHY?

Drawing: Color, Shape, Meaning, and MUSIC!

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Wassily Kandinsky (Russian, 1866 – 1944) On White II (Auf Weiss II), 1923 Oil on canvas 41 5/16 × 38 9/16 in. Centre Georges Pompidou, Musée national d’art moderne, Paris Gift of Mrs. Nina Kandinsky in 1976 AM 1976-855 © Centre Pompidou, MNAM-CCI/ Georges Meguerditchian / Dist.RMN-GP © 2014 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Which COMPOSITION idea are you sticking to? Are you going with the SIMPLE (Melodic) or COMPLEX (Symphonic) idea? Explain how you are doing this and what your use of shapes and forms are.

What are 3 things that TALKING and THINKING about the reading by Kandinsky has helped you better understand about YOUR work and HIS work?

Studio Art 360: Drawing of the Still Life

Morandi’s table, objects and the PAINTING!


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • HANG UP YOUR WORK ON THE CHALKBOARD – Two small bits of tape – and then sit down… HOW DOES IT LOOK from a few back. What looks different?

Where did you struggle with today’s drawing? Explain your thoughts here…

COMPOSITIONS? Looking for a refresher? Let’s Look HERE!

What do you want to accomplish? Well… set your Goals and GO FOR IT!

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

Art Foundations: Math and Art – Grids and Ratios

Can you see the underlying grid? We are going to make SURE you can in our drawings. (


  1. 3.2 Apply ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines through Mathematical Ratios and Transferring images / blending colors.

What is the color scheme you are using – label on the bottom of the page. What is the reason you have chosen the image you have chosen? Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring image.

Advanced Drawing: Faces – Let’s begin with the Mouth

Pucker Up Sunshine! (


  1. 1.4 Initiate, define, and solve drawing the lips through using .4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation
  2. . Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

AP Studio Art: “Of Sailors and Whales”

“Call me Ishmael” – Herman Melville, “Moby Dick” (


  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines by being inspired by music and text.

What is your plan for accomplishing this one work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past 2 weeks creating 2 works? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule.

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