#BackToWork #MakingArt and #Critiquing

It has been a fast 7 weeks in the studio and we only have 2 more. How many major works? At least one across the board – maybe… Hope we can have a SPECTACULAR week artists – 4 days for me – 5 for you!


#13 Each generation gets to reinvent art in its own image. Because art is an act of description, it is inevitable that what it describes will reflect every generation’s bias of the moment. It is not a strict reflection of a time but an interpretation rendered in a language that is always in a state of transformation. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School Kara Walker:

Art 21 Starting Out


Drawing: Hair today and faces tomorrow!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

How is the Hair Line and DIRECTION of hair a different feature to draw than any other feature of the head? Please explain your ideas here.

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GREAT HAIR MAN! http://rapidfireart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/how-to-draw-realistic-hair-featured-RFA-comp-534×280.jpg

What successes did YOU have today? What do you hope to do with the hands and face in the upcoming drawing?


Studio Art 360: Still Life – SHOES and MORE Shoes!

10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings… Which type of composition do you feel you are going to use? What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE.

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Shoes – Converse ALL Stars: https://img00.deviantart.net/9dc1/i/2007/123/8/8/converse_by_its_a_carly.jpg

Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing?


AP Studio Art: Critique Day is HERE – You had BETTER be ready!

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

Today is a final crit with Peregrine Honig. Are you READY to share your work and ideas? I hope so.

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Peregrine Honig: Artist and Arts Advocate – Changing the world with her art. http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/medium/public/201307/20130719Southerland0006.JPG

What 3 things did you take away from today’s critique? If you didn’t go today you are on TOMORROW!

#WAEA #YAM #ArtShow #Capitol Building #Madison

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely (inventor of SPANX and youngest Self Made Female BILLIONAIRE – 10 Lessons I Learned from Sarah Blakely – Forbes Magazine)

Sad day in the Art Studio – Anne Truit Died. : (

AP Studio Art: CRIT!

What’s a CONCENTRATION say about your abilities? What does is say about your ideas? http://www.theloop.com.au/app/serve/view_file/L21udC9zaXRlX2RhdGEvcHJvamVjdHMvaW1hZ2VzLzM4MDIxNi1sLmpwZywxNDE0NjEzNzEwLGltYWdlL2pwZw

Goals:

  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • What makes these NEW and INNOVATIVE? Give yourself a 3 bullet point list for the works

How did you feel about the work you presented today? If you didn’t – what did you take away from today’s crit? 

Advanced Drawing: 2 more days… Composition and Meaning of a PAPER BAG.

Open up… let’s see what your paper bag can hold! http://impacthiringsolutions.com/careerblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/BrownPaperBag_thumb.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • Looking at the SYMBOLISM that this work is SUPPOSE to have about your life, explain the thoughts and ideas you are hoping to communicate through the work. HOW are you doing that? Be SPECIFIC!

A GREAT day of drawing on Friday – Time got away from us… What worked today and HOW are you going to RESOLVE the work for Wednesday’s CRIT? 

Drawing: Oils… Let’s get to it!

der Blau Reiter? Bauhaus? WHY http://media.smashingmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/images/bauhaus/bauhaus%20art%20swinging.jpg

Goals:

  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • What songs are you using to create your artwork? What are aspects of your thumbnail and rough that you can IMMEDIATELY relate to the ideas of the music?

SHARE YOUR THEORY AND DRAWING WITH YOUR CLASSMATE – Last 5 Minutes – CONVERSATION and write down what you have learned from your classmate. 

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Studio Art 360: Critiquing of a Still Life

Process over Product – What does THAT mean? https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg

Goals:

  • 8.1P: Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.
  • As you examine this work of art, what are the larger SKILLS you have developed in the process? 

As artists, we are in it for the process of MAKING ART, not necessarily worrying about the finished product. How do you feel about the idea of  PROCESS versus PRODUCT?

.@JerrySaltz THANKS for the #FAVORITE! New Suggestion for #Today?

Jerry as Andy? I can hardly tell the difference. http://www.scad.edu/sites/default/files/styles/scad_event_732_wide_16-9/public/media/Events/deFINE%20ART/2014/Andy-Saltz-1224.jpg?itok=_zTdIIch

9. “Don’t worry about getting enough sleep. Worry about your work.” Jerry Saltz – Advice for Art Students… HERE

Freshman Open House was a GREAT SUCCESS. Thanks to ALL of you who showed up and shared in the great works that our ART STUDENTS have accomplished. These are the TWO ARTWORKS that the kids from the evening helped produce. SIGN UP and CREATE WORKS LIKE THIS in our classes!

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AP Studio Art: Are you going to get VOTED OFF?

How does the OUTSIDE work with your ideas? The FORCES of nature? – Chris Jordan’s website!

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What did you accomplish yesterday? What are you planning on for today and this weekend?

Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for this and the next piece. 

Advanced Drawing: Photography and PAPER BAGS!

Paper Bags – All about today! What does it say about the world YOU live in?

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What did you do yesterday to prepare yourself for the design and execution of this still life / commentary work?

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?

Drawing: CRIT and EAT!

Let’s CRITIQUE art today!

Goals:

  •  3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Think about yesterday’s critique… How can you CONTINUE to consider the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES to be a successful and productive member of the oral critique?

How are you falling short of being able to REALLY add to the critique? THIS IS A PART OF YOUR GRADE.

Studio Art 360: Thumbnails and IDEAS! – VALUE TOO!

Ah Morandi! Love his work. How are you setting up your STILL LIFE? Observation is REALLY IMPORTANT!

Goals:

  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Looking at the DRAWING in front of you… what ONE aspect of the drawing are you going to REALLY FOCUS ON today?

What’s your first reaction to DRAWING PENCILS and all they have to offer?

How about COMPOSITIONS? Looking for ideas? Let’s Look HERE!

How To Do Everything

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How To Do Everything with your chef – Mr. Korb… Listen to the second half of the show to hear Mr. Korb’s Contributuion to the BIG GAME snack dip recipe. Start at 5:55.

#ArtExhibition in the #Community – Get Ready for FRIDAY!

“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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Studio Art 360 – FORMS and DRAWING – 2 Days to Go!

What has this artist done to REALLY succeed in the drawing? What is SIMILAR to your drawing? What is REALLY different – TECHNIQUE wise? http://erickjm2.blogspot.com/p/illustrations.html

COMPOSITION EXAMPLES

Goals:

  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings… Which type of composition did you choose to use? What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE.

Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing?

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Painting and AP Studio Art Critique – LAST DAY? HURRY!

Charles V Distributing Awards to the Artists at the Close of the Salon of 1824 François-Joseph Heim – Salon Style Exhibition – Definition HERE!

Goals:

  • PAINTING – 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
  • AP Studio Art – 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What ways do you feel we should display the groupings of artworks we have in front of us? Considering BOTH classes, the GALLERY SPACE, and the display boards.

What problems do you see or did you see in the process of hanging the show? How can we work through this better? Suggestions to make this an easier process?

#ParentTeacherConferences this week! Are you ready?

“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

Studio Art 360 – FORMS and DRAWING – Shadows and CHIAROSCURO

COMPOSITION EXAMPLES

What is SUCCESSFUL about this drawing? Can you name three things? I can! http://artamaze.wordpress.com/category/still-life-2/page/10/

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What are THREE areas in your still life drawing that are in need of SINCERE Attention today?

Look back on the THREE areas of improvement, how did you do? Choose one and write 3 sentences about the success or failure!

Painting and AP Studio Art Critique – LAST DAY? HURRY!

How can you be as direct, but not hurt anyone’s feeling? Thanks Sausage Chicken! http://mojopriestess.blogspot.com/2012/03/what-can-critical-writing-contribute-to.html

Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • As an individual, what do you still struggle with  about the idea of a Critique?

What is one thing you added to or took away from the critique this past week?