Get Involved, develop Hope and Accomplishment. Make Things Better.

“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

Oh No… So Much To Do!

Art Foundations: Hand in your 2 Point Perspective Drawings / COLOR

What do you think is WRONG with this picture?


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

What are the three types of colors on the color wheel? What can you NOT mix? How do you mix Orange, etc…

Advanced Drawing: Hand in your Hallway Drawings / Gesture Drawing

Gesture Drawings! The BEGINNING of the Figure Study. Let’s Gesture!


  1. 1.4 Define, and solve GESTURE DRAWINGS using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis. 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: Hand in 2 Works from last week (and 2 works from PREVIOUS series of Works)


  1. 1. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations (how to use and organize your files in Google Drive)
  2. 5.3 describe rationale of breadth works by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques (WHAT IS THE ELEMENT / PRINCIPLE that you are focused on?).

What is your plan for accomplishing this one work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past 2 weeks creating 2 works? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule?

Crazy… That’s How It Goes… Millions of People, they come and they go.

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“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all.” “Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney, “Modern Painters, “

David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.


Art Foundations: Continuous Line Contour Drawings / Watercolor Paintings

What is the MOTIF? What is the PATTERN?


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of watercolor painting.
  2. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using motifs and pattern.

OK… What pattern have you chosen to represent yourself? How does it represent you? What are the aspects of it that you feel BEST represent you?


Advanced Drawing: Final Day to DRAW on your mannequin and paper bag drawings. WORK IT!

Value – Depth – Highlights and Shadow!!! MAKE IT WORK!
Foreshortening… have you had to use this technique? How are your observational skills?


  1. 2.3 RESOLVE artworks that solve visual challenges.

What did you work on to REALLY improve your skills in drawing?


AP Studio Art: Last day to work on your plant drawing.

Even the children OBSERVE and EXPERIMENT with their plant / flower drawings. How are you experimenting – DISCUSS this with your classmates…


  1. 1.1 RESOLVE media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation which includes the summative (final)  reflections about your art work.

What have you learned about the process / techniques you chose to work with in this drawing?