May 6, 2013 – Monday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Good Morning – If there is NO PICTURE here – the video has not finished loading. Sorry – YouTube is really slow from my house uploading videos. No video? Please move along without it… but try reloading later… it will show up eventually.

Art Foundations: Grid Drawings – Colored Pencil and the 1:4 Ratio Enlargement. how are you doing with the enlargement?

What are your personal limitations as you work through your art?

Click HERE to see a BRIEF video on how Chuck Close works with his physical limitations.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

How are you doing watching the INDIVIDUAL SQUARES? Are you able to FOCUS and ANALYZE the single square that you are working on? Why is this easy or difficult for you? Give 3 reasons, specific reasons, you feel this way.

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Drawing: Fauvism… we are in the thick of it now… what can you do to make smart choices and work on the ideas?

Madame Matisse – she’s a popular one for the Fauvists to paint…

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (pastel), techniques (observation from photograph), and processes (slowly building pastels up) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Think about tomorrow… What are your fears about the sharing of your images and ideas in the process of the Google Drive Rubric? How do you think your ideas can help your assigned classmate in the process of making their are stronger? Give 2 strong ideas what you think you will be able to do to 1) help your classmate and 2) learn from your classmate.

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AP Studio Art: Oh boy… we are almost here…

Are you done? Here and ONLINE?

GOALS:

  1. Work on finalizing (Concentration and Breadth) works for mailing. (P)
  2. Create multiple solutions to solve visual problems. (Your Art and Fear Artwork)

Ok guys and gals… we are done. What do you have to do to make sure tomorrow runs smoothly and we are ready to roll with no hiccups? Write out 3 things you are proud of as you look back on the year. Write out 2 things that you feel you could have done differently / stonger?

May 3, 2013, FRIDAY – SO FAST…

Hey Mom – The kids loved our conversation. They are also looking forward to cookies…

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY at 3:05p.m. – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER TODAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: Balance is IMPORTANT – Symmetry, Approximate Symmetry, Radial Balance, Asymmetry. What else can help create balance in an artwork?

Great to see how Chuck Close works… a VIDEO LINK is in this image. Click to go to the SFMoMA site.
Chuck Close’s first painting after he THREW AWAY all that he knew… Video Beneath this Image.

GOALS:

  1. Know about the creation of images (through the grid AND using your own images) and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art and KNOW WHY THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER to process the drawing.

What part of the grid process is giving you difficulties? What part of the grid process is making it easier for you to create the work you are creating? How can you use this in the future? BALANCE: Please TEACH a classmate about the four different types of balance and talk about how you are using it in your composition.

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DRAWING: We are working on the portraits, making photographs of our current work – posting them into our GOOGLE DOCS over the weekend and commenting on them, and learning about PASTELS and how we can use ARBITRARY COLORS to make them work in our portraits.

GOALS:

  1. 5.5 evaluate your personal and classmates responses to works of art for communicating ideas
  2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. – WHO will we share our GOOGLE DRIVE DOCUMENTS WITH  (MONDAY) so we can begin COLLABORATIVE critiquing?
Andre Derain Self Portrait

What has challenged you THE MOST about this process? Why is the portrait so important? Teach your classmate a little about what you have learned in the process of using PROPORTIONS and FACIAL FEATURE shapes and forms that has helped you in the drawing of your Fauvist / Hip-Hop Contemporary Portrait.

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AP Studio Art: With the time left… how are you doing? What more have you got to accomplish. Can we take time today to look over your work or do we need it to WORK on presenting our portfolios?

Austin – you need to check your registration – your name is in it twice – First First or Last Last… Please fix that…

How is Art and Fear making you think about making your art?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks and ASSEMBLE THE PORTFOLIO!
  2. 3.3 ONLINE Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are value. (if you and NOT submitting a portfolio – I will be collecting your answers on Tuesday through an E-MAIL or Shared Google Document)

Are you READY? Are you Good to go? Please teach a classmate a bit about your work and why you have chosen the works that you did. Write out the most important thing that comes to mind about the QUALITY work you have gathered for the next 3 minutes – NON STOP WRITING…

February 19, 2013 – Tuesday

Success! It is about more than the money, more than the recognition… it is a deeper meaning than the external… it is inside you to reach your true potential!

“Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.”

— President Barack Obama

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ALL LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THURSDAY! ANYTHING AFTER THAT WILL BE A ZERO IN THE GRADE BOOK. PERIOD.

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Art Foundations: Pattern and Line… What do you need to do to get your pattern up to speed? What pattern are you using to represent yourself?

PUT YOUR PORTRAIT OUT AT THE TOP OF THE DESK PLEASE. PRINT YOUR NAME IN THE UPPER CORNER!

Alexander Calder’s Google Doodle:

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

Watercolors are a bit different than this, but what pattern are you using and how does it describe you?

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?

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Drawing: Analysis – The second part of the critique… what is it to describe something? What is it to Analyze?

PREZI PRESENTATION – WRITTEN CRITIQUE

EXCELLENT EXAMPLES HERE:

GOALS:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about artwork that work to accomplish an understanding of generalized value, ratios, portrait (Analysis)
  2. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis 1.4.3 evaluation.
How do we criticize? How do we critique?

Self –evaluation – What have you taken from the crit. written by yourself?  What do you need to finish up for Monday’s critique? Use the 4 step process and really examine the others drawings. Make photographs at the same time. 

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE – What have you added? Was it up to snuff? Was it as quality as you would like to have said about your art?

GOALS

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
3D Sculpture… Where are you with your work?

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?

February 18, 2013 – MONDAY!

David Hockney’s Trees!

“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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ALL LATE WORK WILL BE ACCEPTED THROUGH THURSDAY! ANYTHING AFTER THAT WILL BE A ZERO IN THE GRADE BOOK. PERIOD.

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Art Foundations  2D: Pattern and Watercolor – How does your pattern relate to who YOU ARE?

Purple Robe – Henri Matisse

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 evaluate and defend how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

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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Drawing: Critique – Description

PROFESSIONALS Critiquing!

GOALS:

  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about artwork that work to accomplish an understanding of generalized value, ratios, portrait (Description)
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

PREZI- Self Critique

Self–evaluation: What have you taken from the few moments we spent looking at, describing, and thinking about the artwork you have been working on? What do you need to finish up for Thursday’s Oral Critique?

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AP Studio Art: Critique and Grading of the past week’s work!

AP Student – 3D Work!

GOALS:

  1. (2.2) evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What have you been challenged with from the past two weeks worth of making art. 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?

 

February 15, 2013 – Friday

I am not feeling so good this morning!
I am not feeling so good this morning!

 “If I had known the world was ending, I would have brought better books.”

– Dale from the Walking Dead… Thanks Bernie!

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Art Foundations 2D – What kind of PATTERN are you? What kind of LINE are you? Start with conversation about the drawing.

Matisse and pattern… how did he use it? What are the various motifs?

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?).

What is it about the line and pattern that you have been experimenting with that DESCRIBES who you are?

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Drawing: LOOK! Let’s take a LOOK at the drawing as we are in the PROCESS of MAKING it. 3rd hour – Your images are edited smaller – and they WORK!

You can go to the DRIVE and begin making thoughts about the initial processes of your works…

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis 1.4.3 evaluation
  2. critique (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing? Google Drive Document – CRIT. THIS MONDAY in CLASS! Final Critique Due DUE next FRIDAY – AFTER the ORAL CRITs Wednesday and Thursday!

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AP Studio Art: 

Value and Architecture – Who Likes Perspective? This is where you can go with it!

GOALS:

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

Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for your current works.