#Midweek #Wednesday – #Grids and #Portraits and #Canvas and #Paint

#90 “You can condense, but you cannot simplify.” —Ann Lauterbach, personal conversation: The world is infinitely complex, and any attempt to simplify, which means the elimination of contradictory elements, will fail to capture that complexity. One can, however, attempt to compress or condense those elements into a more abbreviated or altered form. That is the role of metaphor. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing and Transfer it up to the Canvas

OK – SCULPTURES – TAKE THEM HOME – Sorry… Decide who wants it. Garbage (Circle File) after today.

 Why (again) is it important for an artist to choose colors CAREFULLY as they are developing a composition / artwork? What might the RIGHT colors for YOU and your PORTRAIT be in this artwork?

Andy Warhol – Portrait of Chairman Mao: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000337/4396_4001158.jpg

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? When you look in your closet… what COLORS do you think you have the most of hanging? Why do you think that you have more of that color than others? Will these colors be in the portrait? 



1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 8 1/4″, 9 5/8″, 11″, 12 3/8″


SKETCHBOOK TUESDAY – FOR NEXT TUESDAY: Using a camera ON YOUR OWN TIME THIS WEEK RECREATE a famous painting, sculpture, drawing… Print out the photograph that you have created and also include the famous work of art that you were inspired by. Here are a few examples: Student Examples: https://goo.gl/Tvwv4X

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?

ASSIGNED DATES ON THE SAW – You’re ALL getting a day! Canvas BUILT by Friday!

How are you coming along in the process of the painting construction? What is a benefit that you can see in learning how to build a canvas?

Portrait from contemporary artist Zhang. http://www.whiterockgallery.com/JPEGs/Zhang/learningmoment-a-12×16-Donna_Zhang.jpg

While there are MANY advantages to the building, what is a disadvantage to the building of a canvas?

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

Take a look at your previous day’s work – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro (value) to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?


What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?  Madame Matisse: 

AP STUDIO ART: Concentration 3rd of 3

You are beginning your 3rd set of 3 today. What are you doing to move your work forward?

Letters to our AUTHORS – Put your letter in THIS DOCUMENT. I will finish the spacing and page separations. Please do this today so we can gather the info and mail it out by Friday. Thanks.

How are your WEBSITES? Still some ZERO’s out there.

Do you need to update your ONLINE presence? Have you updated your BREADTH site to accommodate your two most recent works?


Halfway through the week and MONDAY will be with us soon. I am PROUD of the accomplishments – a lot of alone time. What ONE BIG things worked out for you today? 

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