#Friday and you leave at #Noon! WooHoo for You! End of #1stQuarter in the #ArtStudio

#28: An idea is only as good as its execution. It is important that you master your medium. Poorly made work will either ruin a good idea or make the lamentable execution itself the subject. Overly finessed technique can mask a lack of content or can smother an image. At the same time, roughness and imprecision has its place in rendering. One can only gauge the need to throw technique away if one has first achieved the mastery of it. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

Studio Art 360: CLAY and Cups and Figures and Animals

What challenges did you have in getting started last week on Friday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

ROAR! Is the a salamander or a dinosaur? http://www.boredpal.com/post_images/2014/December/606-5488c4ba1837b.jpg

What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

PAINTING: Hallways and Abstraction

Does the use of LINE become a DOMINANT element in your artwork or are you seeing other elements as coming to the forefront of the composition? Explain your thoughts about the DOMINANT ideas.

Piet Mondrian – What are YOU doing with the colors and the space? http://emptyeasel.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/compositionwithgrayandlightbrownbypietmondrian.jpg

What color scheme have you begun to think about? Why? how does it DESCRIBE YOUR feelings toward the SIMPLIFICATION of the SPACE / SURROUNDINGS / COLOR?

Drawing: Kandinsky and YOU!

 MID CRIT TODAY – Put your work out and let’s reflect on what you have done and where are you going (before you begin today)!

Composition of Kandinsky: http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/images/works/544.jpg

Biggest struggle / success for today? Write it out and the WHY! 

AP Studio Art: Concentration – AAARGHHH!

What are you planning on doing TODAY to set yourself up for a productive WEEKEND? What is your body of work centered on? Drawing? 2D Design? How do you see this in your first three artworks?

What did VanGogh do in his paintings the MODIFIED and ADVANCED the work? http://www.clevelandseniors.com/images/funny/art-thief/van-gogh-painting.jpg

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow? How can you develop your OWN voice? What does the BREADTH work do to help you find that VOICE in your concentration? EXIT TICKET – Sticky Note – What is the Central Idea behind your concentration of work. 5 hours of AP Studio Art this week in class – are you putting in 5 hours outside of class? REALLY WORKING? No? You need to be.

Body of Work: Henri Matisse: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mati/hd_mati.htm

HERE is the link to the RUBRIC. – Still Being Built… Ready for Monday (I HOPE)

Beginning on the FIRST set of 3 works… What is the CENTRAL IDEA behind your concentration? Remember that you need to have a common thread / common theme / CENTRAL IDEA that ties your works together. Work on THIS with me – let’s explore our ideas!

ASSIGNMENT PART 1: 3 concentration works. DUE NOVEMBER 7.

Assignment Part 2: 50 Images – All On You Own. Due on NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 11:59PM. You need to use the school based Google Drive: LINK HERE

#Camera in the #1600’s? #Vermeer is challenged by #Hockney

Happy Youth Art Month: Contemporary artist David Hockney has controversially proposed that Johannes Vermeer, from the Golden Age of Dutch Painting, used a forerunner of the camera during the 16th century, known as the Camera Obscura. While camera work is frowned upon by many fine artists today, Vermeer used images from that camera to project the scene he was to paint onto his canvas – nearly 200 years before the invention of the contemporary camera. Read the article from VANITY FAIR HERE!

The Art of Painting – Jan Vermeer. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/5/5e/Jan_Vermeer_-_The_Art_of_Painting_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg/640px-Jan_Vermeer_-_The_Art_of_Painting_-_Google_Art_Project.jpg

AP Studio Art: Critique and then…

What do YOU see as you reflect? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/f/f1/Kitten_and_partial_reflection_in_mirror.jpg


  • 7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life. A: What did you see when you looked at your first 3 that you see as  areas you have grown? N: PEER CRIT / Eval A:None G: You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? 

Advanced Drawing: Bauhaus

What is it about the Bauhaus that you find interesting? Boring? http://moderncapitaldc.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Israel-2012-028-532×400.jpg


  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • Taking the ideas / Image Look-up and Response from last night – how can you REDESIGN the architecture in the building to better reflect the BAUHAUS while still being recognizable as WUHS? I am really making you think. I recommend that the redesign happens in the SKETCHBOOK before it gets to the large paper.

What have you done to REDESIGN our space? 


I LOVE me a KAndinsky or four! http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/142/541/142541478_640.jpg


  • 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals*
  • What are the BEST things you have  come up with in this artwork

What is your FAVORITE part of this overall DEEP and difficult project? What are you HAPPIEST and MOST SATISFIED with and WHY? 3 reasons!

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Studio Art 360: Romare Bearden and Social Commentary


How did Bearden CREATE the space? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/3b23d-6.jpg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What are you doing to SUCCESSFULLY create a REAL sense of SPACE in your COMPOSITION?

What are 3 things about your work that help DEFINE and EXPLAIN the larger social topic that you are trying to communicate? Write these out please.

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