#PortraitsThursday – Not a real thing but it is now!

“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

 Painting and Advanced Painting: Oil Paints – Ready, Set, GO!

Eye Eye Captian! What technique do you see here? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/143da-maitha_eye.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Reflection / Evaluation: Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait?

Studio Art 360: COLOR (Critique First)

What is WRONG with this color wheel? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/color_wheel_pencils.jpg http://www.photo-dictionary.com/photofiles/list/699/1110prism.jpg


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Where do you see color? How does the color on TV get blended together? How does color in a magazine get blended together? Optical color?

Reflection / Evaluation: What are the three types of colors on the color wheel? What can you NOT mix? How do you mix Orange, etc…

AP Studio Art: Tune in! Tune Out!



  • 6.1Ad: Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.
  • Looking at the ARTWORK, the MUSIC and your STATEMENT so far… how do you feel the idea of incorporating the VISUAL ART into the MUSICAL EXPERIENCE can / might / should / hopefully will add to the cultural experience?
    • MUSIC SIGN UP SHEET HERE! Thanks Julia.

Reflection / Evaluation: 3 successes in today’s work that help you explain / create a successful VISUAL experience that ties into the musical one.

Drawing: Google Slideshow


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Take a look at your beginning drawing – WHAT is WORKING? What is something (2 things) that are POSITIVE about the process you are using?

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the most challenging or LEAST successful today? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

Are you on TARGET with your GOALS? Jasper Johns is.

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“Aim higher in case you fall short.”

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Aim for the target… what are you setting your eyes on the target!

~~~ Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Windows and Doors

Richard Estes – New York Artist who dealt with Photo realism. Click on the painting for his BIO!


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates how you understand the ideas of 2 point perspective and creating windows and doors.

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing windows and doors and inside walls, floors, and ceilings. Write your most difficult challenge in the GOALS REFLECTION for today and then share that with your neighbor.

~~~ Advanced Drawing: Last day on Pencil Abstractions – Critique tomorrow.

Willem de Kooning (American, born the Netherlands, 1904–1997) Oil and enamel on paper, mounted on wood


  1. 2.3 RESOLVE artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

Is there a CONSCIOUS thought as to the positive / negative space in this work? Are you thinking about how the values are working together? Is it still challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Do you UNDERSTAND how you can develop STRONG ideas that are outside of the comfort zone, outside of your art making toolbox? Are you going to be ready for the critique tomorrow?

~~~ AP Studio Art: Critique!

How do we critique an artwork? Let’s look at the worksheets from last time AND the link from the image Above…



  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.

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


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


  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?


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?


  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.


AP Studio Art: Crit! Oral Crit HERE

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


  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?