Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – #That’sIt – #MakeArt

Art is the product of process. “Whether conceptual, experimental, emotional, or formal, the process you develop yields the image you produce. The materials you choose, the methods of production, and the sources of the images should all reflect the interests that command your attention. The process does not stop with each work completed. It is ongoing. The cumulative result of that process is a body of work.” Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

Drawing: Eyes and Mouth

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?

Mouth and all it can say: http://d28mt5n9lkji5m.cloudfront.net/i/WaDX6VlZA2i.jpg
Mouth and all it can say: http://d28mt5n9lkji5m.cloudfront.net/i/WaDX6VlZA2i.jpg

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

Studio Art 360: Still Life – WAIT – Color Schemes and Sketchbooks

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What do you feel is the value of practicing in a sketchbook? How can you see this as being a place that others (engineers, designers, architects, artists) might need as a valuable tool?

COLOR SCHEMES and your choices for UNITY! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/74/78/8f/74788f4874bf8167c4e7ab7968531b7c–dark-site-dark-colors.jpg

Instructions for Color:

  • Begin by drawing out three 7” x 4” FORMAT BOXES on three pages in your sketchbook.
  • Divide your format box up by using 7 straight or curved lines. Do the same on the next two pages.
  • On the first page, use one color scheme (page 29 in your handbook) of watercolor paints and fill the spaces in.
  • On the second page, choose another color scheme and do the same.
  • Lastly, on the third page – use whatever colors you want.
  • When they are all dry – either define the lines with black sharpie marker (thick / thin / variety) or crayons that are of similar color scheme.
  • When you evaluate this assignment – consider the success of the works that have a specific color scheme in comparison to the one without a specific color scheme.

What is your favorite color scheme? Why does it work for you so well?

AP Studio Art: Crit yesterday – moving forward?

7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time-frame, or culture.

What have you been doing to try and create a work of art inspired by the outside? Where do you see this drawing / artwork going? How are you using the materials from outside to make GREAT ART?

James Turrell: Nature AS the art: http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png

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?

Rice University and James Turrell – Installation.

What do you want to accomplish? Well… set your Goals and GO FOR IT!

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

Art Foundations: Math and Art – Grids and Ratios

Can you see the underlying grid? We are going to make SURE you can in our drawings. (http://teacherscount.files.wordpress.com/2011/04/in-flight.jpg)


  1. 3.2 Apply ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines through Mathematical Ratios and Transferring images / blending colors.

What is the color scheme you are using – label on the bottom of the page. What is the reason you have chosen the image you have chosen? Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring image.

Advanced Drawing: Faces – Let’s begin with the Mouth

Pucker Up Sunshine! (http://www.methodsofhealing.com/files/2009/04/cherry-lips.jpg)


  1. 1.4 Initiate, define, and solve drawing the lips through using .4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation
  2. . Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

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: “Of Sailors and Whales”

“Call me Ishmael” – Herman Melville, “Moby Dick” (http://cdn.mhpbooks.com/uploads/2013/04/moby-dick.jpg)


  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines by being inspired by music and text.

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.

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