#ThankGoodness it’s #Friday

#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

What colors are you going to be using in this portrait? What IS your color scheme and what colors are you going to be using? This is important to know as you begin – PLANNING is essential here!

Marilyn Monroe – Andy Warhol: http://www.georgetownframeshoppe.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/marilyn36.jpg

What are your thoughts about this as the work is developing as a work of art? This is the VERY BEGINNING of the process – how do you feel about the work? 3 ideas please. 


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?

What do you need to do in order to be READY to transfer your image up to the canvas on MONDAY? Study Halls? After School? Before School? PROCESS! THIS IS HUGE.

Milwaukee Artist – Katie Musolf – Self Portrait: http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_nrDR7SFveHc/S3MOoZ7No7I/AAAAAAAAAMs/1XYjyXGkVyY/s1600/Selffrontal2008sm.jpg

Today – Successful in the process? Finished? What did you accomplish today and how did you help your classmate out? Katie Musolf 


DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? Share this with your neighbor. We are going to make photographs of the work we have RIGHT NOW

Maurice de Vlamink “Andre Derain” http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/images/hb/hb_1999.363.83.jpg

After having had a chance to look at the progress of your work so far, how do you feel you are progressing? What do you feel you need to do in order to have a solid product by the end of next week?

Andre Derain by Maurice de Vlkamink 



AP STUDIO ART: Concentration 3rd of 3

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.

What is happening in your classmates work that you are truly glad to see happening? Write that out and then take a moment to give them encouragement and support.


What’s on your plate for the weekend? What have you got to work on? Website? Artwork? Job? Relationships? Make sure some of it is ART.



#Friday #ReadyForTheWeekend? #Work in the #ArtStudio

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

9. Learn Something New: By taking a class outside your typical area of interest, you can have a wider range of ideas to draw from and interconnect. Researchshows that connecting in new ways is the basis for all creative thought.

10. Know Your Strengths and Passions: Get to know what makes your heart soar, what makes you feel most alive and energized, and use it as fuel for the creative process.

By nourishing your creative side, you’ll bring happiness not only to yourself but to those around you. You’ll also know what you had inside yourself all along. What do you do to tap into your creativity?

– Randy Taran


Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Kandinsky in Milwaukee (MAM): https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Of the shapes we are began with yesterday (Circle, Square, Triangle), which one is STRONG and why? Which shape describes a passive quality? Why? 

Reflection: How do you feel you might be able to use the ideas of color and shape to communicate your ideas from your song? Give 3 examples of how a shape, angle, color might offer emotion.

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.


  • .2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • What can you use from the process we went through YESTERDAY to continue to create a CUBE, CYLINDER, and a pyramid? Do you want to work on ALL of them at the same time or are you going to finish one and then move onto the next?

Reflection: Looking at the sculpture you have begun… what are three things you could be (can do) to enhance the composition, the execution, the message?

AP Studio Art: 



  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • What is happening in your classmates work that you are truly glad to see happening? Write that out and then take a moment to give them encouragement and support.

Reflection: What’s on your plate for the weekend? What have you got to work on? Website? Artwork? Job? 

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Louis Jovier: http://40.media.tumblr.com/deeb9adc0b6b03ea516d6229b355a556/tumblr_o2d1bs2b2j1s2djs8o1_1280.jpg


  •  2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • Last day this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work planned and begun for today?

Reflection: Having has 4 days to get into the process. DESCRIBE ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED in the past 4 days. As a VIEWER – what progress would we see.