#Changes – #BeTheChange you want to see!


“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinsek

AP Studio Art: Prepare for the AP FINAL on WEDNESDAY!



  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What are your answers to your AP Online uploads? Are they concise? Are they thorough? Do they answer the questions effectively?

Are you ready for Wednesday – both online and on mounting boards?

Advanced Drawing: Gesture Drawing to warm up – Longer drawing tomorrow!

How to use the GESTURE to get the larger drawing started? https://eddietuckerblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/degas-drawing.jpg


  • G: 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What was successful in the series of drawings you did yesterday? How did the STRONGEST DRAWING stand out among the rest of them? Mark making? Line? Variation?

TOMORROW – LONGER FIGURE DRAWINGS – What are 3 STRENGTHS you had today? What is the BIGGEST CHALLENGE you faced today?

Drawing: Get BACK to the Drawing – This week is IT!

John Feckner is a graffiti artist – http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/space-invader-old-new.jpg


  • G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • After ONE WEEK of pastels, what is your STRONGEST aspect of the composition? Describe WHY you feel it is working so well.

How do you feel about the work you accomplished today? What has changed in how you are looking at using Soft Pastels?

Studio Art 360: Paint – this week is the END – Wednesday – then to mount and evaluate.

Non-Erased Dekooning: http://htmlgiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/woman-500×584.png
Erased DeKooning: http://www.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/98.298_01_B02.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • How are you EMPHASIZING the idea of PRODUCT or YOU as you create this artwork? N: Color mixing with acrylic paints – obtaining neutral grey.

Why is it easier for you to use YOUR ideas rather than MY ideas to make YOUR artwork?.

What are you THANKFUL for?

2013 Open Canvas Art Event – Milwaukee WI

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” – Viki King (author, writer, speaker)

What are YOU thankful for? Take 30 seconds and write out 3 things you are thankful for.

Art Foundations 2D: Intro to Critiquing, 2 Point Perspective

What are YOU incorporating into your city / neighborhood / interior?


  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished? WHY are you successful or unsuccessful with this artwork?

Advanced Drawing: Drawing and Evaluation

How are you using pastels? How did Degas?


  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. NETS: TONIGHT Use digital media to work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning (Begin your crit.)

What was the success in today’s first portion of the critique? What did you see when you ANALYZED your work? What was the surprising to you?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished? WHY are you successful or unsuccessful with this artwork?

AP Studio Art: Still Life and Concentration (and WEB Design)

So… what are you worried about?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to the CONCENTRATION you have begun.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of your images and ideas and how they work with your concentration.

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?  Developing Still Life works, concentration work. How can you develop your OWN voice?