NEW TIME – 7:00AM – The Weeks go by SO FAST!

#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School



What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?

Grid with Chuck Close – How are we doing it? Yep!

What challenges did you face with the grid?


Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week:

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


CAKE – Wayne Theibauld TEXTURE!

What are the first areas you feel that you will begin working on as you approach your oil painting?

Karen Klimnick:

What was surprising about the use of oils as you began working today?

DRAWING: Colored Pencils and YOU!


Having looked through Matisse’s Portraits – How are you going to use the ideas of Kehinde Wiley and APPROPRIATING COMPOSITION to develop the ideas for your self portrait?

Kahinde Wiley:

How have you progressed with the use of photography and the Henri Matisse images to help you develop your understanding of composition and contemporary art? What do you think you are doing to develop the ideas of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s into the early 2000’s?

Symbolism and Portraits:

AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

Looking at yesterday’s gesture drawings – What did you struggle with in the process, in the final product?


What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#Graffiti in the #ArtStudio – #Artists you NEED to KNOW!

#WiArtChat is on TWITTER NEEDS your INPUT! Please visit

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Painting and Advanced Painting: CANVAS Building

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  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Consider the layering and transparency of the images / colors… what does this visually do for you, the painter? What does it do visually for the audience? 
  • ONE ADDITION TO THE HANDOUT – RESEARCH A CONTEMPORARY PORTRAIT ARTIST, Write a One Paragraph (or more) Biography about the artist, have 5 images as visual reference with TITLE, SIZE, YEAR, MEDIUM, and have VISUAL REFERENCES to their art in YOUR painting!

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE aspect of the construction of the canvas you are struggling with?

Studio Art 360: CLAY! Finally!

Abraham Lincolm BAS RELIEF:


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started this week on Tuesday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

Have you looked at the AP Studio Art Portfolio for Inspiration? Here are the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

YUM – The Critique Cookie:


  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Critique with the Painting Class – As an individual, what do you think you are going to struggle with the most in today’s (and tomorrow – and maybe Wednesday’s) Critique

Reflection / Evaluation: What one thing did you add to the critique that nobody else did?

Drawing: Google Slideshow

Madam Matisse: BIO HERE!


  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Where in society today do you think most people get PORTRAITS of themselves made? Share your answers with your neighbor. 

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is the progress of the SELFIE / GRAFFITI? What are you hoping to COMMUNICATE in your work? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors.

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