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?

February 13, 2013 – Wednesday

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.” — Alberto Salazar

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ART FOUNDATIONS 2D: Watercolor Techniques and Experiments

Yesterday we saw ABSTRACTION… today what do you see? Water colored onions with thin layers… like an onion.

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of watercolor (what sort of emotions might you get by using certain colors?).
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges of watercolors.

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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DRAWING: Computer Evaluations and Google Accounts. 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: REVIEW the cropping, saving, and editing your images through the link: HERE.

Yebin So, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., 24 x 18 charcoal on paper

GOALS:

  1. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

What were the biggest impressions you had from the AP Student’s works? What were the most difficult things felt as you edited your work? 

February 12 – 2013 – Tuesday

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

— Pamela Vaull Starr (Thanks Paul)

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Art Foundations 2D: Watercolor Experiments, Follow Directions and Duplicate Techniques.

If it LOOKs like a Marc Rothko, SMELLS like a Marc Rothko, QUACKS like a Marc Rothko… it is NOT… this belongs to malissasplac

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of watercolor paints.
  2. (4.4) evaluate and interpret art for relationships in technique

What is the most challenging aspect of the watercolors for the day? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? Line Portrait – Complex

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Drawing: Formative Self Evaluation, WORK! Charcoal and TECHNIQUE

SORRY – I have the wrong DATE in the video… the right classes… the wrong date.

GOALS:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for  relationships in 4.4.1 form and value
  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing   5.3.1 techniques

Pair / Share your self–evaluation and thoughts of the day. We are going to clean up 13 minutes early so you can share your personal thoughts about your work and the work of your NON-BFF classmates! Got It?!

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AP Studio Art: Computer Lab – Time to crop and save and edit your images. Link to the instructions HERE and in the AP Studio Art Page (to the right of the goals section of this page).

Yebin So, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., 24 x 18 charcoal on paper

GOALS:

  1. NETS 3: Research and Information Fluency – Evaluation through technologial tools
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

What were the biggest impressions you had from the AP Student’s works? What were the most difficult things felt as you edited your work? 

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?