#Tuesday and #Sketchbooks – Let’s use #Selfies #StudioArt360 – #Art making for the rest and #Critique while were at it… Sheesh.


52 Every color has an opposite, called a complement. Complementary colors sit opposite one another in the color wheel. Additionally, all colors are affected by the presence of other colors. Even the smallest presence of a complement will enhance the intensity of a color when it is present in the same visual field. The presence of red, for instance, will cause the retina to “seek” green in the other colors present, hereby enhancing all parts of the green spectrum. If you wish to intensify a color in a composition, place some of its complement nearby. This applies to all media. The effective use of color is one of the greatest tools at an artist’s disposal. – Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

STUDIO ART 360: Sketchbook (and Color Scheme)

What STRUGGLES do you have with OBSERVATION? How about VALUE? Did you come to class with your SELFIE MADE and PRINTED? Take your selfie – your entire head needs to be in the photograph and cut out the head, glue it to the sketchbook page, and then give it to a friend. Using the photograph that has been glued down – resolve the rest of the picture with a friend. Let them begin the background and encourage them to DISREGARD to what was in the original background. HAVE FUN with this.

Check out Mica Angela Hendrick’s website – see what her and her daughter can come up with. http://goo.gl/Xiihh1

Mr. Korb and his daughter’s run at this assignment HERE.

Mr. Korb's and his daughter's run at this!
Mr. Korb’s and his daughter’s run at this!

What was the most fun about the sketchbook as it required nothing but creativity for you today? What was challenging in the process for you today?

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Oil Painting Coming Up Soon LAST DAY TO CRIT!

What is one question you have about the process of building a canvas? Ask around and see if your classmates can help you resolve those questions before you begin to build. N: Build a canvas and resolve the drawing.

What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg
What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Katherine Fox: “Face 3: Self-Portrait” Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg

Practicing the FACIAL FEATURES is a lot of work. Looking at the few facial features / shapes / forms you have drawn today… what is the #1 Challenge (and WHY) you faced – no pun intended.

Using CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS as your impetus… you will need to RESEARCH a GALLERY ARTIST that is CONTEMPORARY and base your pose on their composition. This might be homework, but it’ll be woth it! http://artviaanderson.weebly.com/theory-and-practice/self-portraits-then-and-now

DRAWING: Ralph Malph (Mouth)


When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?

Ouch! https://i0.wp.com/ih1.redbubble.net/image.7138760.9464/flat,1000x1000,075,f.jpg
Ouch! http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.7138760.9464/flat,1000×1000,075,f.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth? 



AP STUDIO ART: Website and Uploads!

What are two things (specifically) that you have accomplished during your past week as you’ve worked on your CONCENTRATION? Write out the IDEA behind your work and then SHARE the story with your classmate and MORE IMPORTANTLY – ON THE SITE – Let’s log in.


With ALL that is going on these past two weeks – and little input from me… what have you accomplished VISUALLY and / or TECHNOLOGICALLY?

THURSDAY! TYPE up a 200 word MAXIMUM page to introduce yourself and describe the work you have created – how can you help the author understand the image / artwork you created in response to their story? In case you need to RELISTEN… https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure 


#Friday? But it is #Thursday in the #ArtStudio.

Special Thanks to ALL the #NAEA16 Leaders for the 2016 Conference in #Chicago. This was a great experience! Thank you all.


MOUTH! http://d28mt5n9lkji5m.cloudfront.net/i/WaDX6VlZA2i.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?

Reflection: What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth?

Studio Art 360: TEXTURE – COLLAGE it BEARDEN style

Jordan Clark Collage: http://cdn.gestalten.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/h/theageofcollage_web_11.jpeg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What are the SPECIFICS about the SOCIAL TOPIC that you and came up with and you are RESOLVING today?
  •  BOOK: http://usshop.gestalten.com/age-of-collage.html
    • Let’s Look at Romare Bearden for a bit to give you a better understanding… HERE

Reflection: We are going to be translating this collage into a SCULPTURE after break. What are 3 aspects of the collage that you feel will successfully translate to 3D and help you communicate your social message? How / Why?

AP Studio Art: Figurative Art –  Richard Diebenkorn


Richard Dibenkorn Video: www.sfmoma.org/explore/multimedia/videos/252



  • Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.
  • Step back from your drawing – What LEAPS out at you as needing work? Why?  

Reflection: With a week to resolve your image – what do you need to do? I ALSO see a handful of websites without your 2 questions answered – I TALKED TO YOU TODAY… how are you going to get them done?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper – FINAL DAYS THIS WEEK!



  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
  • What ONE ARTISTIC SKILL from PAGE 30 of Artist Habits of Mind did you feel you need to consider and work on for your NEXT artwork? EXPLAIN.
  • 4 Part Google Form to Critique – 4 Part Critique

Reflection: What is one thing you added to today’s critique that made the conversation truly move forward? If nothing – what is ONE THING YOU THOUGHT ABOUT! 

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