“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (LINE)

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph


  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg


  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

Week ONE is DONE. What have you taken so far?

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Paint / Line / Draw / Collage

Collage and Art – We are going to be making some incredible art that, hopefully, says something about YOU! http://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/Linda-cutpainting2.jpg


  1. Know about applying MARKER, CRAYON, WATERCOLOR by being AWARE of techniques, and processes so that your ideas are executed well.

What was challenging about the process? What did you enjoy about this work? What have you enjoyed (or been frustrated with) this week? FEEDBACK!

Drawing and AP Studio Art: SCAD – Presenter – HEAR ABOUT ART OPTIONS

Going to Art School? How about SCAD? http://i0.wp.com/www.psyop.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SCAD.jpg


  1. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.1 history, 4.3.2 aesthetics, 4.3.3 and culture as it relates to your own art
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form, 4.4.2 context, 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals*

What are your QUESTIONS about SCAD or OTHER art schools? Monies? Courses? Experiences? Come on… what are your QUESTIONS?

Can you handle the ABSTRACT world of the arts?

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Ch 1 & Ch 4 – Non-Objective Line Drawings

Non-Objective Art – Lines and REARRANGING the ideas – Collage. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/eb586-633.jpg


  1. (4.2) describe the meaning of NON-OBJECTIVE art objects within YOUR culture and time.

What were the different kinds and variations of  lines you drew with today? What qualities of lines did you use and what messages do you think they communicate to an audience? What were your responses to the drawings that we worked on and why? Reflect with your neighbors about the drawings you did in class today and be able to identify the variety of different lines

Drawing: Value Scales and Still Life – Pencil / Value Grids

Morandi and the CLOSED Composition – Crosshatching? Yes. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2013/1/10/1357823154138/morandi-still-life-five-o-023.jpg


  1. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how ideas about VALUE and CHIAROSCURO relate to the variety of pencils.

What are the differences with the three types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

AP  Studio Art: Concentration – SET UP Artworks in Cafe!


OH NO – Watch out Captain Ahab! http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whale-bellyflops-on-yacht.jpg
  1. 2.1 ALLOW criticism to be formed about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal, 2.1.3 communal, 2.1.4 or other meanings (Let’s set up your exhibit with your statements and nametags.)
  2. (1.1) Apply media, technique, and process with skill and confidence (P)

As we get to the end of the week – Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for this and the next piece. What sort of story do you think others might be reading in your work?

What can you do with the skills you have? Let’s see you DO IT!

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton

And Deep Sea Diving — I love the little fish… http://ffden-2.phys.uaf.edu


Art Foundations: DRAW the NEGATIVE SPACE you see. Harder than you think.

DRAW THE NEGATIVE SPACE – NOT the positive space… Do you think you can handle it? http://fc08deviantart.net


  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What did you find as the most difficult aspect of the creation of the drawing? What was the hardest? What was the easiest? Are you able to see the negative space in the 1 – drawing, 2 – actual object?


Advanced Drawing: Transparent Objects and Drawing what we see.

Janet Fish is a GREAT PLACE TO START. Check out the transparency and how the light bends and twists… OBSERVATION! http://www.askart.com


  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how do the objects you are choosing relate to your life and culture? How can reflection and transparency work for you?)

What are you drawn to? What is successful in your composition? What is it about the transparent glass that makes this a challenging or easy subject matter to work with? Share your preliminary work with your neighbor – write the thoughts down.


AP Studio Art: Research and Investigate the artists you are interested in. Go to the Library, Get an Art History Book. Begin with the letter A.

This is where to start. Not in what you already know. Look through the images from the past to see where the images of NOW are from. http://www.themasterpiececards.com


  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context

What research and new discoveries in art history have you accomplished today? What is the greatest surprise you have found today?  What are your INITIAL THOUGHTS about the idea of a concentration?

How’s that frog taste?

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

Have you eaten your frog today?

Have you eaten your frog today?


Advanced Drawing – Computer Lab: Writing About Your Art

How are you feeling about this?


  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value in written form and participate in the self – evaluation of your drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

Hopefully we looked at Execution and Composition in the Rubric and you were able to get some good solid writing down and thoughts worked out. What have you seen or thought about that is now something you can REALLY reflect on regarding your work?


Art Foundations: Line and the Portrait – Continuous line contour drawings

How to draw with a contour line.


  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of images and explain why they are important (contour line).
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using analysis (element of Line).

What was difficult about the contour line drawing? Did you have any FUN drawing this image – knowing that there was no fear of doing it wrong?


AP Studio Art: In Class Oral Crit.

Morandi made a LIFE of bottles and jars… what can you do for 18 weeks? Link to the Morandi article by clicking his work from above.


  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. of your work or the work of others. We HAVE to get comfortable doing this… FEEDBACK is ESSENTIAL.