Worry About the Process and NOT About the Finished Product

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” —Zig Ziglar

What is overwhelming you and why are you still sitting there?

Art Foundations: Color Theory / Schemes / Value

Thanks Jamie: AGAIN for the FIRST TIME! http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/colorwheel.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Define visual challenges using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? QUIZ one another on the names, types and relationships of the colors.

Advanced Drawing: Gesture!

Thanks Jamie! http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/pafa-drawing-figure-02.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Define, and solve GESTURE DRAWINGS using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis.
  2. Identify the intentions and purposes behind Gesture Drawing / figure study.

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – Chapters / Collection of Art

How did Matisse come up with this “Pink Nude?” Was it a one and done… oh no mister… it was a PROCESS.

Goals:

  1. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations (how to use and organize your files in Google Drive)
  2. What is a PERSONAL GOAL that you can create for the next 3 days that is big enough to create an umbrella but not too big, and narrow enough to be focused but is not an agenda item. (Look at the NATIONAL STANDARDS for examples…)

How much work have you photographed? How much work have you edited? How can I help you in the computer lab and in this process of creating a respectable website / digital portfolio?

March 22, 2013 – Friday – HALF – DAY!

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.”

– Jessica Savitch

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NPR: How to do EVERYTHING… Podcast – Donkey Kong, McMuggets, the Bloomberg, Drawing… Listen Here (Drawing starts about 1/5 of the way in).

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Art Foundatrions 2D: Continue with the process of the 2 point perspective City / Neighborhood Drawings. We have begun the streets and the sidewalks, some have begin the first few buildings… Think about the 6 rules of thumb that we need to know. Discuss the use of chiaroscuro and your drawing. Finish lesson 5 – Chapter 5

Reconstruction of the Temple – Pre-Renaissance
School of Athens (Raphael) Renaissance

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures.

Take a look at the two paintings and compare the differences in how they handled the ideas of the drawing / making of the architecture… What are 5 things that stand out to you and your neighbor that demonstrate how the Renaissance artists rediscovered the ancient understanding of linear perspective.

After many days of learning how to use the rules of Linear Perspective – what have you been able to remember? What rules stand out in your mind and what rules seem to evade you? What are the tools that you can use to practice the process? What is going to continue to hold you up?

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Drawing: Figure, Paper, and Background. What are you doing that makes this work stronger than your previous still life? How have you learned to work on your work? What is something you know that you will be taking with you as you move forward in your work.

Oh boy… now we have a problem with the drawing… what are we going to do from here.

GOALS:

  1. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What are 4 differences (important differences – not just surface differences) that you and someone you are not as familiar with in this class have in the approach to your artwork. Look around the room and try to find someone who you feel is the polar opposite of your approach and then sit down with them and discuss the differences – write these down in the Journaling portion of your GOALS PAGE…

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AP Studio Art: Continue working on the mounting of your artwork… prepare yourself for the uploading of additional images… continue to work on the editing of your statements for the upload. What sorts of challenges are you having about ANYTHING regarding the way this class is going / ending?

How did this artist use typography to create a recognizable portrait that has meaning and symbolism behind them?

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What are you doing this weekend to PREPARE for the next 2 weeks of WORKING on THREE Concentration works? PLEASE discuss your next plans with someone you are comfortable having a REAL conversation about your art with…

March 21, 2013 – Thursday

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” – Jessica Savitch

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Art Foundations: Develop Picture Plane for Cityscape. Discuss the use of chiaroscuro and your drawing. Finish lesson 4 – Chapter 5.

Two Point Perspective Cityscape… What can you add to yours? Where is your horizon line going to be? What sort of city would you like to create? What CHANGES to the project would you be interested in bringing?

GOALS:

  1.  5.1 identify the rationale behind making art
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures.

As we begin the process of creating this cityscape, what challenges do you see in front of you? Where do you see the potential for struggle? How can you overcome the difficulties that are coming your way?

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Drawing: Continue with the Figure / Paper drawing.

How is this artist handling the background? How are you? what about the FIGURE / GROUND relationships?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Consider the challenges you are facing – what are you doing with the background? How are you handling the use of value and form in the drawings? What are the changes you will need to make to the drawing to help it become more successful – pair up and take the OPPORTUNITY to talk this through.

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Blue Mountain Coffee - Thanks Savannah - BEST COFFEE EVER!
Blue Mountain Coffee – Thanks Savannah – BEST COFFEE EVER!

AP Studio Art: Finish up any mounting of your work that you need to. Continue on any work you may be needing to finish / clean up / complete… whatever.

What is YOUR body of work developing into?

GOALS:

  1. apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What challenges do you have in front of you for the continuing your upload, photography, creation of works? Take 7 minutes and REVIEW your thoughts about the 2 questions from the AP Poster – How are you responding?

March 20, 2013 – Wednesday

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” – Jessica Savitch

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MC Escher… Where have you see this kind of artwork before? Is this use of 2 point perspective even possible?

ART FOUNDATIONS: What interests you? What is your passion? What do you do to keep yourself entertained? What do you do that you are proud of? Think of something that you can use as the basis for your cityscape.


We have learned it all… where to go from here. Take a moment and, with a partner, look at this and see if you can figure out all the different techniques we have learned and how you can draw them out.

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create 2 point perspective cityscape that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use
  2. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art with those from other discipline

Review with your partner / neighbor the process of drawing in 2 Point Perspective – what do you struggle with still? How did you work through the problems you had?

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DRAWING: Figure and Wrinkled Paper Drawing. What can you use from YESTERDAY’s exercise with GESTURE and SIGHTING IN and GUIDELINES that might help you continue to refine your current drawing?

Wrinkled paper in a sketchbook? What a GREAT assignment! Notice the incredible ______________, ______________, and ______________ that help give this work it’s sense of form. (What are they? The 3 things that this artist used to create the form? First 3 people to e-mail me get 10 extra credit points in the sketchbook Character portion of the book!)

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

How much fun was it to take a break from your work yesterday and Monday? Review my comments with your neighbor and write it down in the GOALS sheet. Write out a response to the comments as to how you might work to improve the use og guidelines and gesture drawings OR a general response to the ideas I presented to you in the past 2 days.

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AP STUDIO ART: Let’s take a look at the boards from yesterday and see how you did. Get them out, set them all in a row in the front of the room – QUICK GRADE!

OLD SCHOOL looking at the slides… what have you done to update the process in YOUR work?

GOALS:

  1. 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 have you learned and improved upon in the process of mounting a work of art? Why is it important to present your work in the best way possible? What challenges do you still have in front of you? Can you teach this process? I hope so – 2 of your classmates were gone – guess who is the teacher now?

March 19, 2013 – Tuesday

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” – Jessica Savitch

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Art Foundations: What interests you? What is your passion? What do you do to keep yourself entertained? What do you do that you are proud of? Think of something that you can use as the basis for your cityscape.

We have learned it all… where to go from here. Take a moment and, with a partner, look at this and see if you can figure out all the different techniques we have learned and how you can draw them out.

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create NON-LINEAR perspective images inside of a 2 point perspective drawing that demonstrates an understanding of the 1.2.3 processes you use

Review with your partner / neighbor the process of drawing in 2 Point Perspective – what do you struggle with still? How did you work through the problems you had?

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Drawing:

What was the biggest problem you had yesterday? Was getting the entire figure on the page easy or challenging to you? Let’s see if we can figure out a better way to PLAN the drawing out before you get too far into it.

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and explain why they are of value.
  2. 1.4 solve visual challenges using analysis (planning the composition out FIRST!).

Work from LIFE and deal with GESTURE drawings for Monday. 5 gesture drawings DUE Monday first thing.

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AP Studio Art: Yesterday we looked at the process of matting a work of art… today – YOU are going to mat a work of art.

What are the tools you are going to be using to mat your work? What are you struggling with in the process – or are afraid of struggling with?

GOALS:

  1. 6.3 use techniques of art with those from other disciplines and present your work
  2. 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art in which works you choose as “Quality”

What did you struggle with in the process of mounting your artwork today? How do you need to improve your techniques? What ONE thing do you need to do better or practice on?