#TGIF – Seriously – a LONG and CHALLENGING week!

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less”

General Eric Shinseki

Taliesin – Frank LLoyd Wright’s Home and School. A look at my weekend HERE!


Ah Matisse! http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/matisse/matisse.mme-matisse-madras.jpg


  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What is your reaction to the 1 works of art that is in front of you today. FIRST INITIAL REACTIONS! If you are done with your drawing – this is a day to WRAP up your written critique. If you are still drawing – you have a lot more on your plate in the critique end of things.
    • TODAY! We are going to 1) make photographs of the work we have RIGHT NOW and 2) go to the COMPUTER LAB (Laptops). Fill out the Google Form and then 3) insert images from today into the GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

Reflection: What did you take away from today’s written critique? SERIOUSLY – What are you taking away from the process of writing about your works?

Studio Art 360: The Grid – Let’s Review…

Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol. http://puffin.creighton.edu/museums/archive/7_abarnett/marilyn.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What is it that makes painting or the “slow arts” scary and intimidating and sometimes put people off from investing time and effort (signing up for class)? WHAT CAN I DO TO HELP ENCOURAGE OTHERS?

Reflection: What is working in the use of the GRID drawing? Name 2 things that are coming along EASILY for you in the process of the transfer?

HERE’s where were headed with this! Andy Warhol at MoMA.

AP Studio Art: Senior Exhibition Time!

Let’s get into the inspired works! http://ww1.hdnux.com/photos/24/62/11/5448284/3/1024×1024.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What do you think the skills that you currently have will help you in the process of the artwork?

Reflection: How does your drawing look in your own eyes? What are a few things that you are focusing on to be inspired by the work and not just COPY the work?

Advanced Drawing: 

What can you do on your own? https://img.washingtonpost.com/wp-apps/imrs.php?src=https://img.washingtonpost.com/express/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Elaine-de-Kooning-Self-Portrait-NPG_94_81.jpg&w=1484


  • 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • How does the freedom of this work 1) put you at ease and 2) scare the heck out of you? N: Series of Artworks on your own. This is NEW and SCARY. Working on your own ENTIRELY! What can you do to start? Let’s sit and chat…

Reflection: What NEW ideas have you come up with today? What advances are you making? This is a FASTER work than you might be used to – WORK in and out of class to continue to resolve this image(s).

#Friday and some images of #Inspiration from #AndyWarhol and #Carson

It’s been some time and the Christmas Vacation is drawing to a close. Two more days and we’re all back at it. Earlier in the break one of my students shared a great pair of images with me that were inspirational to her so… Thank you CARSON for the inspiration.



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