#Communicating with #Parents and #Students through the #Arts

Thanks for the nod towards my thoughts on communicating with Parents, Students and the WORLD on Teach.Com. I appreciate the recognition.

~~~ “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

Studio Art 360 – Collage, Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania

LARGE GROUP Slide Show Project – Let’s SEE it HERE!

Bas Relief on a LONG scale… https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/c5867-6-farm-truck-television-2.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What are the MAJOR textures you are hoping to work into your BAS – RELIEF sculpture? How will they help create the idea of SPACE in a somewhat flat (low-relief) picture plane?

What was successful in the design and creation of your collage today? Where are you struggling? 

Romare Bearden COLLAGE. Link to his FOUNDATION HERE!

Painting – Build your CANVASES! Consider the Continuous Line Contour Drawings for the PAINTING!

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Alice Neel and a Continuous Line Drawing – How are you going to approach YOURS? https://d1ycxz9plii3tb.cloudfront.net/additional_images/52fbd3077622ddb3300001c1/large.jpg


  • 5.1Ac: Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
  • What differences do you know about ACRYLIC Paints and OIL Paints? Today we are DEMONSTRATING the differences. We NEED to be AWARE of STORING THEM in the YELLOW RACK – Safer in there than on the TOPS OF THE LOCKERS.
  • What differences do you NOW KNOW about acrylic paint and oil paint? 

AP Studio Art – ONLINE!

TUESDAY at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 4 was due in Art and Fear Blog.

Make sure you photograph your work WELL! http://www.larry-bolch.com/ephemeral/PhotographingPaintings.jpg


  • Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • Three days of NON ART MAKING time in class… what have you gotten done on your OWN? This is challenging – time is precious and you need to recognize that.

What do you feel about seeing your work ONLINE? How do you feel this can be HELPFUL to an artist? 

***ASSIGNMENT in TWO WEEKS (Two Mondays from LAST Monday: Adventure Image and Still Life FOCUSING ON and being able to SPEAK ABOUT an ELEMENT and PRINCIPLE Specifically.***

ADVENTURE – This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure

Parent teacher conferences bring out great conversations… Thanks all.

Welcome to the conferences! These conversations are where so many great conversations can begin and the support for our students can continue! Please… come on in!

Special thanks to all of the parents and students who have come to the first parent teacher conference. Mary… Hello. Thanks for coming to conference. I wish I could name all the parents and kids who came, but thank you to everyone who came. I love the evening and all the conversations. Picasso, Cubism, rationale behind art, meanings in art, importance of art in our society… It was a great night. Thank you all. The BEST way to support out students – your children – is to have great communication between you and the teachers so that we can support the child at the apex of our education!

Who is at the TOP of the triangle of support? You got it - the students!
Who is at the TOP of the triangle of support? You got it – the students!

Why the Arts Matter… and what you can do to make your mark in them.

Welcome to what is the BEST ART CLASS in the WORLD!
“Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” — Zig Ziglar

Who do you recognize in this NATIONAL VIDEO?



Welcome Letter – HERE


Advanced Drawing – Why the Arts Matter? Rules and Expectations. Continuous line contour portraits. COMPOSITION.

What can you do to develop a composition based on the ideas of continuous line contour drawing?


  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges (value, composition, observation).

What challenges did you have TODAY with this drawing? How are you tying the images together? What is the interaction / relationship between the people? 


Art Foundations – Why the Arts Matter, Expectations, Goals, PBIS Poster Design

What message do you think you are going to make your audience see in your poster design?


  1. Work on (1.3) creating PBIS posters that communicate ideas clearly.

What strengths are you bringing to your poster design to make it stand out and be recognized? What can you add tomorrow to make the team even stronger?


AP Studio Art – Concentration – Define from AP Book. Concentration work. Why the Arts Matter.

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the (1.2.2) techniques (three portfolio options) (D).
  2. (5.1) Identify the rationale behind making art (small concentration drawings)

Share with your classmates the work you have accomplished today. What were the strengths of the thumbnails and how they translated into the beginnings of the drawings for today.

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