Talent is HIGHLY overrated… GOALS and DIRECTION are where it is at!

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.” – David Bayles and Ted Orland

How fast are you going to get through the project? It is NOT a speed race, it is a marathon… long and slow, steady now… http://arumarathon.nohost.com.br/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/GD4415087-1513.jpg

Art Foundations: POP ART all you ANDY WARHOL kids out there!

Can you identify a MAJOR color scheme in the paintings? http://www.thespecialeventexperts.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/andy-warhol.jpg

Goals:

  1. Apply acrylic paint using the mixing techniques, and processes (one shape at a time with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the image to one specific color scheme) are executed well .

What is FUN about the use of acrylic paints? If you are NOT painting yet… what do you need to finish up so you can begin painting tomorrow? How can you use this in other classes, other aspects of your life?

Drawing: Faces and FAUVISM.

FACIAL PROPORTIONS… what are your understandings? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/humanfaceproportions2.jpg

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation. (P).
  2. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. – Get out there and visit a bit about Henri Matisse!

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? Facial Proportions

Madam Matisse – An EARLY portrait of Henri Matisse’s lovely wife. http://cdn.lrb.co.uk/assets/edillus/clar05_3016_01.jpg

AP Studio Art: ONLINE – Set up YOUR ACCOUNT and UPLOAD!

Visit this Milwaukee Painter’s website – Reginald Baylor – ALL WEEK!

Goals:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

What challenges did you face with the new uploading process? Easy huh?

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Even the great Jim Dine has a heart! http://www.eliteauction.com/catalogues/050711/images/100_1.jpg

Before We Roll… Application is on the Right Side of this site… Websites and Other Cool Stuff!

Today’s Schedule!

lst hour

7:25am  – 8:05am

2nd hour

8:10am – 8:50am

3rd hour

8:55am- 9:30am

4th hour

9:35am – 10:15am

6th hour

10:20am – 11:00am

5A

11:00am – 11:30am

5B

11:30am -12:00 noon

5C

12:05pm – 12:35pm

7th hour

12:40pm – 1:20pm

8th hour

1:25pm – 2:00pm

2:05pm

Winter pep assembly to start

What is Art? Anges Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Art Foundations: Pattern and Portrait!

Here I am… ready to deal with the interior lines and such! Who Am I? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/ihTZM3VnkSXCaemvigC2OpotZnKaAe1HywCvBYhBxM96=w403-h591-no

GOALS

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.1) skill so that your ideas are executed well
  2. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What forced you to think about the medium of watercolor and what it could and could not do? Where did you find challenges in the process? What was COOL about the use of the material? What was UNCOOL about it?

Drawing: Critique

Time to CRIT – DAY 2! What did you take from yesterday? What can you use today? TALK and LISTEN! http://www.jbu.edu/images/3colheader/?i=/assets/art/resource/2012_Content_Headers/3_col_header_art.jpg

GOALS

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal or 2.1.4 other meanings

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

AP Studio Art: NATURE and YOUR ART!

The events of the REAL WORLD can be and ARE essential to the work you make. What has happened in the real world that affects you and can be put into the work you make? http://www.chrisjordan.com/img/gallery/katrina/reddoor.jpg

GOALS

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork. 1.4.3 evaluation [one to one student critique]
  2. Resolve work and demonstrate the understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials, 1.2.2 techniques, 1.2.3 and processes you use

ARTIST STATEMENT FOR MONDAY! What was the MAIN FOCUS of your work? How did you come to that idea? What struggles did you have to overcome? What is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL aspect of your EARTH / NATURE inspired work? What do you walk away from this project with?

Oh No… The ELEPHANTS are coming! Watch out Mr. Monkey! (How could you not be curious about the post?)

What is Art? Anges Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Art Foundations: Pattern Painting

Check out how PATTERN can be used for FUN in ARTWORK! What else might you do in the future with PATTERNS?  Thanks Hasita K. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4fec9-bbb6.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 evaluate and defend how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art
  2. Use SKILL and AWARENESS in the process to create SUCCESSFUL works of ART.

After you have worked on this pattern, do you thinking that it describes you? What about it does the best job in describing you? What  might you change?

Drawing: CRITIQUE! Be an ACTIVE PARTICIPANT!

A CRIT! Let’s get to TALKING! http://art.calarts.edu/sites/default/files/photos/3763119223_739b31beb3_o.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge? What NEW did you add to your understanding of your work? What about what you have added to your classmates ideas?

AP Studio Art: Nature

From the DRAWING BOARD to the REAL ENVIRONMENT… how might you be able to continue planning the use of the world? http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/WORKS8_A.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, GOOSE – Pattern from your CHILDHOOD (or last weekend)

What is Art? Anges Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Art Foundations: Pattern and Watercolors

Does this MONOCHROMATIC PATTERN apply to you? Can you see how it might? http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp352/katiemwhitby/kevinandamanda-orange-pattern-paper.jpg

GOALS

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas about yourself relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (Who are you? How do you represent that?).

How did talking with your neighbor make your drawing look different to you? What made it difficult to speak about your work and / or your classmates work with the critical eye? What is successful in the watercolor beginnings? What is unsuccessful?

Drawing: Written Critique – DUE SUNDAY at MIDNIGHT

Learnign to look at and Talk about Art is REALLY hard. Where are you struggling? http://learntoart.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/art-critique.jpg

GOALS

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.
  2. Digital Citizenship – Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Self –evaluation: What have you taken from the crit. written by yourself? What do you need to finish up for Sunday’s final online critique? (2, 5). We will be making photographs and inserting them into the paper also.

AP Studio Art: Outdoor inspired and CONCENTRATION 9 and 10… Ideas

Nils-Udo and artwork IN nature, Ephemeral and Fleeting! Beautiful works! http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_images/UDO/700/mirorleaves7.jpg

GOALS

  1. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art (how is your Earth inspired art different than the works we have been looking at? Why is it important in 2014? How does it relate to you?)
  2. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places… You – 2014?

With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing> Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

If you were a pattern…

Shirley Temple Black. 1928 – 2014

Shirley Temple Black – Child Star of the 1930’s – died at the age of 85. Chicago Tribune Story HERE. http://www.trbimg.com/img-52fa05cb/turbine/chi-2014-deaths-pictures-015/500

What is Art? Anges Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Many Agnes Martin’s works. What pattern describes you? http://minimalissimo.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/82.jpg

Art Foundations: Pattern Design and Continuous Line Contour Drawing

How do you think Matisse used Pattern to describe the woman in this painting? How are you going to use pattern to describe the person in your artwork? http://www.josabela.com/artawareness/images/ArtworkGraphic19PurpleRobe.jpg

Goals:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique of watercolors.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas / understanding of watercolors  and PATTERN to define who YOU ARE.

What variations of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? What pattern did you use to design your background for this work? Share with your classmates

Drawing: Computer Lab and CRITIQUE

What do you get? http://www.vanseodesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/critique.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.
  2. NETS: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

SNACKS on THURSDAY! CRITIQUE SITE HERE! Self –evaluation – What have you taken from the crit. written by your classmate? What do you need to finish up for Wednesday’s critique?

AP Studio Art: What EARTH ART are you working on?

Walter de Maria – Lightning Field. http://www.ballardian.com/wp-content/uploads/lightning_field.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? 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? AP Art: Earth Art / Concentration Work

What is Art – How Do You See It?

What is Art? Agnes Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Agnes Martin… What is ART to YOU? http://lisacongdon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/agnes-martin_stars.jpg

Art Foundations:

Contour Line FACE! http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Line Abstraction Artist Statements: virtultours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine

Goals:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of contour self-portraits by considering your line and attitude.
  2. (3.2) apply watercolor techniques to solve visual challenges (and define ideas for your portrait background).

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.

Drawing

How do we look at and then talk about art? http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp-content/gallery/art-walk-november-2009/img_7820.jpg

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-criticize.html

Goals:

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Collaboration and Critiquing, Google Drive (cloud storage), and the HOW TO!
  2. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What have you taken from the critique first steps that we have begun?

AP Studio Art

Sky Space – Earth Art! http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png

http://skyspace.rice.edu/

Goals:

  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online?

Pattern Pattern Everywhere and not a Motif to Share!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor and VIDEOS for Watercolor Techniques!

Pattern and MORE pattern. Check out the TEXTURE and the line! What can YOU think of to do? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/e53d2-untitled-8.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What was the most challenging technique of WATERCOLOR PAINTING you ran across? What was the easiest? Why were they so different?

Drawing: Last Day – Still Life Drawing

Another of Morandi’s Works! http://www.thenation.com/sites/default/files/images/media/doc/483/1228413113-large.jpg

Goals:

  1.  (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process. G: Work on contour / chiaroscuro drawings – still life.
  2. Understand the contours and value that you are working on in your composition.

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – best and worst. What do WRAP UP over the weekend?

AP Studio Art: Nature / Earth Art

Wow! http://www.writedesignonline.com/history-culture/AndyGoldsworthy/goldsworthy.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork.
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

What are the upcoming challenges that you see coming for next week? 

Spiraling out of control? Pattern your life around the Arts!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

HOMEROOM:

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor

Henri Matisse “La Nagrisse” is in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France… Where are you headed with pattern? France?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/La_Negresse.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (Who are you? How do you represent that?).

How did talking with your neighbor make your drawing look different to you? What made it difficult to speak about your work and / or your classmates work with the critical eye?

Drawing: Continue to DRAW

Remember the header form yesterday’s article on Georgio Morandi? This is it! Go back to yesterday’s post and READ about him as an artist – one who went out and learned from others. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/09/19/arts/19mora.xlarge1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

Pair / Share – self–evaluation of the day – goal sheet. What are the best things that are happening in your drawing? Where are you still struggling?

AP Studio Art: Andy Goldsworthy – Earth Art – and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty Inspired? Think SO!!! Thanks Robert Smithson! http://fattony.transworld.net/files/2009/08/andy_goldsworthy3.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

Let’s go outside and get inspired by the WORLD! Wear your coat… Brrrr.

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern – Watercolor

Henri Matisse – the Purple robe – What different patterns can you see? What types of pattern would you describe them as? http://www.josabela.com/artawareness/images/ArtworkGraphic19PurpleRobe.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of pattern.

What variations of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? What pattern did you use to design your background for this work? Share with your classmates.

Drawing: Self-Evaluate, Value, Still Life – Who was Morandi?

Georgio Morandi – An even tone of values and color… Very different than the darks we have been looking at… http://carpetmoss.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/giorgio-morandi-natura-morta-ii-1953.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of this still life for ideas  toward current / future works.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to drawing pencils and observation.

What are your thoughts about the idea of the composition / white objects as subject matter? WRITE THAT IN YOUR GOAL SHEETS. Why do you feel this is worthy / unworthy / simple / complicated? What is working? What can you take forward to the next assignment?

AP Studio Art: Thanks Carmel – here we go! Andy Goldsworthy on Tumbler.

Andy Goldsworthy… maybe you can be inspired by his work… or the work of the artists from Work of Art. http://amazingstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/andy-goldsworthy-1.jpg

Goals:

  1. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art
  2. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places

With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing> Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting! Ninja Day at WUHS!

King-Fu Frank!
King-Fu Frank!

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Painting from DIRECT OBSERVATION! David Hockney demonstrates the skills behind it all!

“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.

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Art Foundations: Pattern in the background and Portraits in the foreground.

What patterns did Henri Matisse use? What patterns are you considering?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Reflect and evaluate how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.2 context.

What is your favorite type of pattern? If you were to describe yourself with a pattern or sense of rhythm, which would best describe you?

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Advanced Drawing: Final 2 days on the drawing of the paper bag and figure drawing.

What values are you working with? What are you struggling with? Succeeding?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?

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AP Studio Art: Final days of plant drawing.

Korb Magazine Article: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B89E3WNWaCjUQUlxeVRZWWZUeGs – We are going to develop this idea into an ONLINE Portfolio – WEB PAGE – This is coming up FAST… be ready to insert images and develop an ONLINE Presence. Not today… but soon.

What does this plant drawing have that your’s does not?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

With only two days left, what are the biggest problems that you have had to overcome in this work? Think about it… where did you start and where are you now? What GAINS have you made? Where have you fallen down?