May 8, 2013 – Wedneday

Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page. In addition, please share me with your friends and colleagues.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

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Art Foundations – GRID – ONE SQUARE AT A TIME

Why Portraits?

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the photo to one specific color scheme) are executed well .

Self – evaluation: What was the BIGGEST A-HA moment you had today! What did you do to help you get to that point?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

Fauvist – but not Matisse, not Derain… GEORGES ROUALT

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply pastels, through Fauvist color choices and placement, and observational skills with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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Happy Ice Cream - NOT made by Uncle Harry's : (
Happy Ice Cream – NOT made by Uncle Harry’s : (

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – Let’s discuss some of the main topics that you have pulled from the chapter you are reading – Chapter 1 – 9…

Make it level, make it good… what works are you thinking about hanging for your art exhibition?

GOALS:

  1. By choosing 7 – 10 works AP Art Show you will 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter and 3.5.2 symbols are used in art.
  2. Writing your artist statement 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value. 

What situation in life is it important to present yourself in the best light possible? When does it not matter so much? How does the presentation of your artwork relate? (1, 3, 7)

May 7, 2103 – Tuesday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Art Foundations: Grid drawing – how are you doing with the one square at a time grid drawing? Let us SHARE these ideas before we get started today.

Phillip Glass (composer) and Chuck Close (artist) and how the two have worked together and learned together.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well .
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (i.e: Chuck Close and Philip Glass)

What have you discovered about the process in drawing? What are your challenges in the process? What are you doing better with your drawings that you might not have been doing prior?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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AP Studio Art: FINISH YOUR PORTFOLIO!

The AP Studio Art Portfolio Waiting Room – Where is YOUR box?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. Work on final artist statement for your AP Exhibition

Ok ya’all –  How many artworks were you able to mount in one day, edit, photograph, prepare? Please consider the use of your time as we get back into the making of art? The time is important and I look forward to seeing more of the great ideas that you all come up with. Artwork… Preparing a Presentation… Plan an Exhibition… enjoy the rest of the year.

May 6, 2013 – Monday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Good Morning – If there is NO PICTURE here – the video has not finished loading. Sorry – YouTube is really slow from my house uploading videos. No video? Please move along without it… but try reloading later… it will show up eventually.

Art Foundations: Grid Drawings – Colored Pencil and the 1:4 Ratio Enlargement. how are you doing with the enlargement?

What are your personal limitations as you work through your art?

Click HERE to see a BRIEF video on how Chuck Close works with his physical limitations.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

How are you doing watching the INDIVIDUAL SQUARES? Are you able to FOCUS and ANALYZE the single square that you are working on? Why is this easy or difficult for you? Give 3 reasons, specific reasons, you feel this way.

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Drawing: Fauvism… we are in the thick of it now… what can you do to make smart choices and work on the ideas?

Madame Matisse – she’s a popular one for the Fauvists to paint…

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (pastel), techniques (observation from photograph), and processes (slowly building pastels up) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Think about tomorrow… What are your fears about the sharing of your images and ideas in the process of the Google Drive Rubric? How do you think your ideas can help your assigned classmate in the process of making their are stronger? Give 2 strong ideas what you think you will be able to do to 1) help your classmate and 2) learn from your classmate.

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AP Studio Art: Oh boy… we are almost here…

Are you done? Here and ONLINE?

GOALS:

  1. Work on finalizing (Concentration and Breadth) works for mailing. (P)
  2. Create multiple solutions to solve visual problems. (Your Art and Fear Artwork)

Ok guys and gals… we are done. What do you have to do to make sure tomorrow runs smoothly and we are ready to roll with no hiccups? Write out 3 things you are proud of as you look back on the year. Write out 2 things that you feel you could have done differently / stonger?

May 3, 2013, FRIDAY – SO FAST…

Hey Mom – The kids loved our conversation. They are also looking forward to cookies…

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY at 3:05p.m. – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER TODAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: Balance is IMPORTANT – Symmetry, Approximate Symmetry, Radial Balance, Asymmetry. What else can help create balance in an artwork?

Great to see how Chuck Close works… a VIDEO LINK is in this image. Click to go to the SFMoMA site.
Chuck Close’s first painting after he THREW AWAY all that he knew… Video Beneath this Image.

GOALS:

  1. Know about the creation of images (through the grid AND using your own images) and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art and KNOW WHY THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER to process the drawing.

What part of the grid process is giving you difficulties? What part of the grid process is making it easier for you to create the work you are creating? How can you use this in the future? BALANCE: Please TEACH a classmate about the four different types of balance and talk about how you are using it in your composition.

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DRAWING: We are working on the portraits, making photographs of our current work – posting them into our GOOGLE DOCS over the weekend and commenting on them, and learning about PASTELS and how we can use ARBITRARY COLORS to make them work in our portraits.

GOALS:

  1. 5.5 evaluate your personal and classmates responses to works of art for communicating ideas
  2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. – WHO will we share our GOOGLE DRIVE DOCUMENTS WITH  (MONDAY) so we can begin COLLABORATIVE critiquing?
Andre Derain Self Portrait

What has challenged you THE MOST about this process? Why is the portrait so important? Teach your classmate a little about what you have learned in the process of using PROPORTIONS and FACIAL FEATURE shapes and forms that has helped you in the drawing of your Fauvist / Hip-Hop Contemporary Portrait.

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AP Studio Art: With the time left… how are you doing? What more have you got to accomplish. Can we take time today to look over your work or do we need it to WORK on presenting our portfolios?

Austin – you need to check your registration – your name is in it twice – First First or Last Last… Please fix that…

How is Art and Fear making you think about making your art?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks and ASSEMBLE THE PORTFOLIO!
  2. 3.3 ONLINE Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are value. (if you and NOT submitting a portfolio – I will be collecting your answers on Tuesday through an E-MAIL or Shared Google Document)

Are you READY? Are you Good to go? Please teach a classmate a bit about your work and why you have chosen the works that you did. Write out the most important thing that comes to mind about the QUALITY work you have gathered for the next 3 minutes – NON STOP WRITING…

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