February 21, 2013 – Thursday – LAST DAY OF THE WEEK… for you.

Is your LATE work in? What is your excuse? What do you have to do to get it done? What are you at?

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LATE WORK IS DUE TODAY! IF YOU HAVE ANY LATE SKETCHBOOKS OR PROJECTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TURNED IN… THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:00 TODAY!

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Are YOU following the site? Keep up with all that is happening in the art room and stay ahead of the rest of the crew!

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Art Foundations: Final day for PORTRAITS. Cut the faces out, finish the backgrounds, adhesive the portraits to the painting.

Is there pattern in this drawing? Did the artist use any contour lines in the artwork? Is there a sense of form? Have you gained any in your artwork?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

 How can you successfully or with failure, use pattern in your daily life? What are the safety techniques we discussed regarding the X-Acto Knives?

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Drawing: Continue with the value grid drawing, evaluate the process, make photographs of the image (this weekend when it is done) and write your self-critique… seems like a lot.

So… let’s imagine what it might be like of we were able to gather in a GALLERY space to talk about our art. What are your biggest concerns about the discussion of the works you have completed?

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal or 2.1.4 other meanings

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the written crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What are the challenges you think you are facing when it comes to the written portion. What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

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AP Studio Art: What ideas are you getting regarding your “Outside of the classroom” project? What are your challenges that come up? What do you want to do? What are you afraid of?

What can you do to continue your concentration ideas moving forward? What is it about the work that you are currently making? What is it about the work that is causing you STRESS?

GOALS:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Introduction to  the AP Studio site.
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly with your NEW ideas for the BREADTH work and the CONCENTRATION work.
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?

February 20, 2013 – Wednesday

ALL LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THURSDAY! ANYTHING AFTER THAT WILL BE A ZERO IN THE GRADE BOOK. PERIOD.

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Drawing: Finish Patterns, Cut out Continuous Line Portraits, Assemble parts into FINAL Artwork (time allowing)

What kind of pattern best describes YOU? Why?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.1) skill so your ideas are executed well
  2. (1.2) create art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What forced you to think about the medium of watercolor and what it could and could not do? Where did you find challenges in the process? What was COOL about the use of the material? What was UNCOOL about it? (1, 2, 3, 5, 9).

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DRAWING: Interpretation and  Judgement in your critique

When choosing an outfit… what are some of the INTERPRETATIONS and JUDGEMENT you use to determine what you will wear?

GOALS:

(2.1.4) form criticism about artwork that work to accomplish an understanding of generalized value, ratios, portrait (Interpretation and Judgement)

What have you taken from the crit. written by your classmate? What do you need to finish up for Monday’s critique? (2, 5) Computer Lab – 2 Days. Use the 4 step process and really examine the others drawings. What is Formalism, what is Imitationalism? How are we using it to critique what we are doing at this point?

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AP STUDIO ART: Final Minutes of Work of Art… Who will be voted off? Start at 27:00 Mr. Korb… Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Season 1

What materials did these artists use to create their works of art?

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

This is a very challenging, out of the box exercise in creating artwork. What can you do to really get yourself thinking about the work at hand and how you can work to “not get voted off” unlike someone whom we shall not mention. (Second from right…)

February 19, 2013 – Tuesday

Success! It is about more than the money, more than the recognition… it is a deeper meaning than the external… it is inside you to reach your true potential!

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”

— President Barack Obama

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ALL LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THURSDAY! ANYTHING AFTER THAT WILL BE A ZERO IN THE GRADE BOOK. PERIOD.

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Art Foundations: Pattern and Line… What do you need to do to get your pattern up to speed? What pattern are you using to represent yourself?

PUT YOUR PORTRAIT OUT AT THE TOP OF THE DESK PLEASE. PRINT YOUR NAME IN THE UPPER CORNER!

Alexander Calder’s Google Doodle:

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.1) skill 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 and 1.2.2 techniques

Watercolors are a bit different than this, but what pattern are you using and how does it describe you?

What forced you to think about the medium of watercolor and what it could and could not do? Where did you find challenges in the process? What was COOL about the use of the material? What was UNCOOL about it?

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Drawing: Analysis – The second part of the critique… what is it to describe something? What is it to Analyze?

PREZI PRESENTATION – WRITTEN CRITIQUE

EXCELLENT EXAMPLES HERE:

GOALS:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about artwork that work to accomplish an understanding of generalized value, ratios, portrait (Analysis)
  2. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis 1.4.3 evaluation.
How do we criticize? How do we critique?

Self –evaluation – What have you taken from the crit. written by yourself?  What do you need to finish up for Monday’s critique? Use the 4 step process and really examine the others drawings. Make photographs at the same time. 

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE – What have you added? Was it up to snuff? Was it as quality as you would like to have said about your art?

GOALS

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
3D Sculpture… Where are you with your work?

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 18, 2013 – MONDAY!

David Hockney’s Trees!

“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.

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ALL LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THURSDAY! ANYTHING AFTER THAT WILL BE A ZERO IN THE GRADE BOOK. PERIOD.

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Art Foundations  2D: Pattern and Watercolor – How does your pattern relate to who YOU ARE?

Purple Robe – Henri Matisse

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 evaluate and defend how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What is your favorite type of pattern? If you were to describe yourself with a pattern or sense of rhythm, which would best describe you?

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Drawing: Critique – Description

PROFESSIONALS Critiquing!

GOALS:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about artwork that work to accomplish an understanding of generalized value, ratios, portrait (Description)
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

PREZI- Self Critique

Self–evaluation: What have you taken from the few moments we spent looking at, describing, and thinking about the artwork you have been working on? What do you need to finish up for Thursday’s Oral Critique?

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AP Studio Art: Critique and Grading of the past week’s work!

AP Student – 3D Work!

GOALS:

  1. (2.2) evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What have you been challenged with from the past two weeks worth of making art. 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 15, 2013 – Friday

I am not feeling so good this morning!
I am not feeling so good this morning!

 “If I had known the world was ending, I would have brought better books.”

– Dale from the Walking Dead… Thanks Bernie!

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Art Foundations 2D – What kind of PATTERN are you? What kind of LINE are you? Start with conversation about the drawing.

Matisse and pattern… how did he use it? What are the various motifs?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (who are you? how do you represent that?).

What is it about the line and pattern that you have been experimenting with that DESCRIBES who you are?

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Drawing: LOOK! Let’s take a LOOK at the drawing as we are in the PROCESS of MAKING it. 3rd hour – Your images are edited smaller – and they WORK!

You can go to the DRIVE and begin making thoughts about the initial processes of your works…

GOALS:

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

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? Google Drive Document – CRIT. THIS MONDAY in CLASS! Final Critique Due DUE next FRIDAY – AFTER the ORAL CRITs Wednesday and Thursday!

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AP Studio Art: 

Value and Architecture – Who Likes Perspective? This is where you can go with it!

GOALS:

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork. 1.4.3 evaluation
  2. Critique (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for your current works.

February 14, 2013 – Thursday – Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

-Robert Heinlein

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Art Foundations: Line drawings with pen. Contour line.

Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits - Frank Korb.
Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits – Frank Korb.
Mr. Korb's first approach to the continuous line portrait.
Mr. Korb’s first approach to the continuous line portrait.

GOALS:

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

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: One class – finish in computer lab – Hour 3. Hour 6 – back to the drawings and look at the work you have accomplished so far.

What are the materials here that you have used? What seems new and different to you? How do you think you may be able to use them?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well

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: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL! Let us take some time and share what we are currently working on with A CLASSMATE – NOT your BFF.

Interior drawing – GREAT AP SCORE!

GOALS:

  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

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?