Back to Normal… Whatever That Is.

http://isucceesbook – What skills can you use that will help you conquer your mountain?

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton

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Art Foundations: Resolve the mixed media self portrait / pattern. Self Evaluation!\

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal goals.
  2. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art with those from other discipline

Regarding your background… what are you really happy with? What are the areas that need work? What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to rework some aspects of the work?

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Advanced Drawing: The critiques start today – Review Critique ideas – 3 page handout! Oral Crit HERE

http://escapingartist.com – What are you going to add to the crit? What are you going to take a way?

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics (1, 2, 3, 5)

hat did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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AP Studio Art: Crit! Oral Crit HERE

http://www.rovertfinchart.com – What will you bring to and take away from the crit?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques. (1, 2, 3, 5)

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. ON YOUR PRINTED SELF-CRIT. (1, 3, 5).  What notes are you taking?

Happy Homecoming Day Waterford! Remember where you came from 20 years from now!

Cheerleader Korb - Ready to Cheer!
Cheerleader Korb – Ready to Cheer!
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I’ve got spirit! Yes I do! I’ve got spirit! How ’bout YOU?

“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.

Let us go to the studio and PAINT!

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Art Foundations – Draw in Continuous Line, Painting Patterns with Watercolor, Assemble Final Artworks

Check out how this artist used VALUE through the use of line. How are YOU doing the same?

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing use of contour line and pattern.
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges.

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.

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Advanced Drawing: Final day to work on PAPER BAG MANNEQUIN drawing – Take it home to finish if you need to.

Last day to check your values and artwork… how’s it gone?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 RESOLVE and DEFEND the visual challenges you set up using 1.4.2. synthesis (assembling the various parts that build up the up the artwork / subject matter from its basic elements).

What was your plan for the paper bag / mannequin drawing that you began two weeks ago? Did you meet of exceed that goal? Did you fall short? What did you learn and what can you take away and use in the next work?

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE – What do you need to say about your work? What can you say? What were you TRYING to say? Do you want some help? Check HERE.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MY WORK?

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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PEP ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

1st hour 7:25AM-8:05AM
2nd hour 8:10AM-8:45AM
3rd hour 8:50AM-9:25AM
4th hour 9:30AM-10:05AM
6th hour 10:10AM-10:45AM
5AB hour 10:50AM-11:45AM
A Lunch 10:45AM-11:15AM
B Lunch 11:15AM-11:45AM
C Lunch 11:45AM -12:15PM
5BC 11:20AM -12:15PM
7th hour 12:20PM -12:55PM
8th hour 1:00PM -1:30PM

Parents… have you eaten YOUR frog yet this morning?

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Good Luck Eating THIS frog in the morning… YUCK!

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Advanced Drawing: Drawing Paper – Figure and Paper Bag Drawing – Relationships and Meaning – HOW ARE GOING BIGGER?!

What element do you think is emphasized in this drawing? Tell your neighbor.
  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly

Talk to your neighbor / partner about the meaning behind your work. What SKILLS are you hoping to develop in this drawing? What MESSAGE are you hoping to communicate through this work?

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Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings and Chapter 1

PATTERN – CHAPTER 7 – What type of pattern describes YOU?
  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).
  2. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of how line is working to define your portrait.

What types of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? Share with your classmates.

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AP STUDIO ART: PLANTS and JIM DINE – PACE Gallery Press Release –  PACE GALLERY SITE

Inspired by the workings of Jim Dine… http://createthreesixty5.com/ is a blog by an art student who KNOWS what it is to be inspired by nature (and other artists).
  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.
  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

Do you find meaning in your work? Do you find something interesting in the plants? What is challenging you?

While the teacher is away, the children will WORK EVEN HARDER!

I am so sorry that I cannot be with you today. I have important meetings all day. This is your opportunity to be REALLY focused on the tasks at hand (and maybe earn cookies for FRIDAY!

REMEMBER“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Agnes Martin

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Advanced Drawing:

What materials dod this artist use to make this continuous line portrait?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What did you see in your neighbor’s drawings that were successful / needed work?

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Art Foundations:

What types of LINE did Pablo Picasso use in this drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly (how are you communicating your PBIS message?)
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges (what techniques, style, approach are you taking with your poster design?)

What were the different types of lines drawings that you worked on today? What are different kinds of lines and what sorts of messages can they communicate to an audience? Talk about all 5 types with your neighbor and write down which type of line you think best describes you and WHY

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AP Studio Art:

What is the same about these works? What is different?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What materials have you challenged yourself with today? What are you struggling with? What are you succeeding with? Share your thoughts with a NEW neighbor… not the same person you go to usually.

Work WITH and THROUGH your materials. 10 Things the Arts Teach Children.

“Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Agnes Martin

Agnes Martin – Subtle work, no?

10 Things the Arts do for children – Click Here for the Binder insert – go to the table of contents and click on the page.

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Advanced Drawing: MID CRIT – How is your continuous line contour drawing coming? Background, foreground? How is it?

What mediums did this artist use and are they AWARE of the materials? Are they thinking with and THROUGH the materials?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill and 1.1.2 confidence.

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

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Art Foundations: PBIS Poster – CHAPTER 4 in the textbook.

Lines, Limes, Everywhere there’s line…

Goals: 

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements of LINE)

What were the challenges you have had with the PBIS poster? What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration works – how’s the progress on the mini-critique?What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Watercolors… how are you attempting to use the materials that are made available to you?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the (1.2.1) materials.

What are the biggest challenges you are having? How many works have you FINISHED? 3 are DUE on Monday!

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?

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WELCOME PARENTS GUARDIANS and STUDENTS!

Welcome Letter – HERE

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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?

GOALS:

  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? 

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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?

GOALS:

  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?

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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.

February 11, 2013 – Monday

“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost

SETTING GOALS:

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Art Foundations 2D – Pattern, Contour Line, Marker Work to finish portraits – REVIEW PATTERN AND LINE

REMEMBER ME?! Today we choose our BEST! GO SLOW! Keep your big open spaces – BIG AND OPEN. No Shading, Closed Shapes!
What sort of PATTERN are you? Are you a bunch of ALTERNATING elephants? Maybe you are abstract? Maybe a wavy pattern is more your style… Thanks Lotta Bruhn for the Elephants – Check out the site for INSPIRATION!

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.2 synthesis (how are we going to use LINE to create a successful portrait?)
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form

What was the most fun part of dealing with contours? If you were to describe yourself in terms of lines, what lines would you use? Where are you successful in the contour drawings? Share the images with your classmates and discuss the success and failures.

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Drawing – We are going to be looking at collaborative use of technology to self-evaluate and help others reflect on their own work.

Google Drive – Here we GO!

CNet How to use Google Drive

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – back of the goal sheet.

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AP Studio Art: Technology and your artwork. Editing and  uploading to the AP Studio Site.

Remember this 6/6 from last week?

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

February 8, 2013 – FRIDAY!

WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO - ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.
WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO – ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.

 – James McNeill Whistler

To all of our Drawing and Art Foundations Students… I think Whistler’s message will be comforting to you.

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Art Foundations: Continuous Line MARKER Drawings… (maybe one more pencil drawing), Pattern conversation and introduction to watercolor.

Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits - Frank Korb.
Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits – Frank Korb.

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).
  2. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of how line is working to define your portrait.

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portraits.

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Drawing: Value and Portrait. Charcoal and tools. Reflect and Evaluate the work of your and your classmates.

Jamie Treadwell’s Student’s Drawing – How does this compare to what you might be doing today?

Goals: 

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization)

Set a sheet of paper next to your drawing and go around to comment on other artists works. What do you enjoy? What is challenging? Where are they challenged? How can you help by adding suggestions?

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AP Studio Art: Reflect on your statements and make critical decisions about the movement of your next work forward in your concentration.

AP Studio Artist’s Work – Felicia Alcaide, Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami, Fla. 6/6. Click to see the entire portfolio.

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 7, 2013 – Thursday

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” —Mack R. Douglas

What do our goals mean to you as we go through the process of working today?

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Art Foundations: Pattern and Contour Line Drawings.

Take a look at the CONTOUR of the face. How did she use CONTOUR lines successfully in this work? What is she doing? Hmmmm.

GOALS:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portraits.


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Drawing: Value and Grid drawings. One value per square. No more, no less.

Intense use of the same techniques we are using in class – by a professional making a living off his work. How many squares do you think Chuck Close used in this artwork?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio: Concentration Ideas. You have to be productive. Be productive.

How are you focused on the images you are making? How are you going to be working today? WORK TODAY!

GOALS: 

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 6, 2013 – Wednesday

“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.”
— Elbert Hubbard  Thanks Paul: GoalHabits.com

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Art Foundations: Pattern, Chapter 8, Contour Line Drawing

Where do you see the use of the CONTOUR line in this drawing?

GOALS:

  1. (1.1.1) Apply art materials (markers and pencils) being aware of your skills.
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using analysis (element of Line).
What TYPE of PATTERN do you see in this? What is the MOTIF?

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

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Drawing: Value analysis and synthesis – putting the values into the drawing. Grids and Value – Portraits

How do you see GRIDS in the rest of the world?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration Plans and BREADTH work.

Woman and Child – Berthe Mosisot

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are you getting out of the process of making all of this art? What do you need to do to add more to the “learning” you get from this process? Are you sitting by and slacking your way through the class? Are you challenging yourself with the work? Are you getting it all done in a timely fashion? If you are not WHY?

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