Let’s hear it for perseverance! GO Perseverance!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P61 in Binder

Ok… page 61 of the binder looks like this. Thanks Harvard! http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/144/8HabMind.jpg

Art Foundations: Contour Drawing – Abstract Reflection / Statement

Whose face is this? Not mine… yours? We will draw yours out and maybe, just maybe it will look like this (or not)… http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Goals:

  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of contour line drawings and explain why they are important.
  2. (1.4) Solve observational and drawing challenges using analysis (element of Line).

What did you take away from the various types and qualities of line and how can you use them in your artwork? What was difficult about the contour line drawing?

Drawing: Still Life – Serious Work

What’s Morandi got up his sleeve today? http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/698/w500h420/CRI_167698.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (3.2) Apply Observational Skills that you are developing and use skill to solve Compositional challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro, Observation, and  SIGHTING IN with DRAWING pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL

AP Studio Art: Computer Lab – Let’s edit and UPLOAD

I am here to help you UPLOAD your artwork to the world… http://zowchow.com/files/2012/11/terminator1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. NETS: Demonstrate a sound understanding of Photography and Editing, Uploading and the CLOUD / Website / BLOG.

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

How good are YOU looking today? How good are you LOOKING today?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line / Contour Line PORTRAITS

Hands can be REALLY hard – make it more enjoyable, less stressful… Let’s give it a try shall we? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/663df-6a01053560de5d970b017c3648d275970b-300wi.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/ybQLOQj4jYFpccYL_Ij3xCrpBBe1bCP1yhVP5sXRhaslFh1gnGNsNPGWOE5EPqLZGbvZQo9c5uRzT4sX6pg2GXDMTaarYNtLjhATXAj-ApGM%3Ds600

Goals:

  1. Apply ideas of Observation in art and use skill to solve visual challenges of Continuous Line Contour Drawings
  2. Create Portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 TECHNIQUES of CONTOUR Line Drawings

What is the most challenging aspect of the hand drawing / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

Drawing: Still Life – SELF / GROUP Mid Crit! Things to look at before talking / writing about art – CLICK HERE

Let’s line up the critics… “tell me about your art…” http://abiggerworldyet.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/20100610_art_560x375.jpg Begin at 18:20

Goals:

  1. (2.1) form criticism (Mid Critique) about Still Life Drawings inspired from Classroom Still Life.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of OBSERVATIONAL drawings and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What are the differences you are finding with the various types of pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise in the CRIT?

AP Studio Art: WORK – Next Week – COMPUTER LAB – Upload!

Everything tastes better with Bacon… even Francis Bacon. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/art-bacon.jpg

Goals:

  1. What GOALS do you have for yourself? Really? What are your objectives?
  2. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for MONDAY

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates as they walked through the class today? What can you 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?  

Elements are the building blocks of art. What are you focused on? Line? Space? Value?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – President Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line, Unity, Abstract Expressionism, Non-Objective Art – Process

How has Pablo Picasso used line to create this image of Igor Stravinsky? What kinds of line did he use? http://bdcentral.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/picasso_s_stravinsky1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places. (Non Objective… what are we  / you trying to accomplish? What is the point of this first project?)

How has the use of the BLACK ACRYLIC paint UNIFIED your work? What techniques did you try? What types of lines STILL Stand out?

Drawing: Still Life, Thumbnail and Composition

Georgio Morandi and his compositions… what are you doing in your drawing to make this an interesting in your composition? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/gm1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (analysis) to successfully execute your still life.
  2. (1.1) Apply DRAWING PENCILS with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What have you done to really figure out the composition? How have you filled in the space? What makes the space interesting? 

AP Studio Art: Concentration – DUE MONDAY!

Jenny Saville in her studio space. how are you working more than one art piece at a time? http://mrsawyersopus.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jenny-saville-brewer-street-studio-22.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for Friday.

What is happening in your work? What is working in your art? Where are you struggling?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (LINE)

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph

Goals:

  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

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?

Goals and Work… Stay on Task and Stay Focused

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Goals / Ch 1 / Ch 4 / Sketchbook

What are some of the lines that you see in the drawing? Do you INTERPRET anything? http://www.gageacademy.org/upload/enews/enews_Tom_Yody-a.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and LINE

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to? Ha Ha Ha!

Drawing: Still Life / Sighting In / Observation / Reflection (Aesthetics – Composition) / Sketchbook

Morandi spent a CAREER working with different arrangements of boxes. What can you do with the still life in front of you? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/952ac-gm7.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how ideas relate to the materials (pencils)
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What are the differences with the different types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

AP Studio Art: Organization of Of Sailors and Whales / Display of Works / Concentration work and Sharing

We are going to display your artworks and your statement… Thanks for the hard work and the written word. http://www.rentavaluecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/artworks-gallery-gif.gif

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.2) concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use.
  2. Work on (2.6) creating multiple solutions to concentration works.

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?

Deadlines are here. Concentration is required. What’s your perspective? Can you see the abstract?

Time is up… at 3:00 that is. What have you got to turn in? Anything?

There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)

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Art Foundations 2D: 2 Point Perspective and NON LINEAR perspective. TEXTBOOK!

Notice how Leonardo DaVinci has used the vanishing point to help draw the viewers eyes into the focal point of the painting? What is SOME of the symbolism behind his painting? CLICK ON THE PAINTING FOR MORE INFORMATION!

GOALS: Are you REALLY understanding these goals? Do they MEAN anything to you or are you writing them simply because I am asking you?

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective.

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Advanced Drawing: Non-Objective Value Drawing based on Observation… How’s it going? Share your ideas with your classmates – FIRST THING! Set out your sketchbooks and write out your thoughts on your classmates works. MAKE A PHOTOGRAPH of the progress of yours.

How's this ABSTRACTED? How are YOU dealing with this idea?
How’s this ABSTRACTED? How are YOU dealing with this idea?
Richard Diebenkorn’s ABSTRACT Non-Objective artwork based on REAL LIFE observations of his surroundings. What is so difficult for you?

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art

What are your BIGGEST CHALLENGES with this drawing? What are YOU learning with and through this project of direct-observation?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration #1 – THINK THINK THINK!

What are you DOING in your sketchbook? How are you USING it to develop your IDEAS?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create and define, visual challenges (your concentrations)  using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What is your plan for the ENTIRE body of work? What is your plan for your first work? Take the last 7 minutes to TALK WITH A GROUP about the progress – without me involved. I want to see you discuss with one another the ideas.

Tick Tock goes the clock… What is holding you back?

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)

It’s ALMOST too late, but not quite, for missing work… What can you do? – WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR MISSING ASSIGNMENTS!

Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock… The Clock Does Not Stop! Get your late work in! Some credit is better than no credit! Would you rather have 50 cents from a dollar or Zero cents from a dollar?

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Art Foundations: Intro to Perspective and WRAP UP Positive / Negative Composition – One Point Perspective Video – You Tube!

Brunelleschi re-invented linear perspective… how easily can you discover it for yourself? Kahn Academy – Click on the image above for a HISTORICAL insight.

GOALS: Historical in Nature Today! What do these MEAN? In your own words – talk to your neighbor about what they mean.

  1. 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)
  2. 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements (Renaissance)

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective.

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Advanced Drawing: Non-Objective Drawing based on REALITY!

How are you breaking your ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVE VALUE based composition up? How are you BALANCING out the composition to make it work with value and make it INTERESTING?

Richard Diebenkorn – Abstraction from REALITY and DIRECT OBSERVATION!

Ocean Park Series… A bit of history from his Catalogue Raisonne.
How many VALUES are you seeing in your images?

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation – What do you hope to learn from this experience?)

How are your skills developing in the creation of VALUE based non-objective artwork? How is the composition coming along? How are you breaking your ABSTRACT NON-OBJECTIVE VALUE based composition up? How are you BALANCING out the composition to make it work with value and make it INTERESTING?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration #1 – DUE MONDAY as well as CHAPTER 3 in ART and FEAR! – C’Mon Y’All

Whatcha’ doin’ in ya’ sketchbook yo? Click on the picture to see a GREAT collection of sketchbook ideas and the like.

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create and define, visual challenges (your concentrations)  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements and then reassembling it all into a successful and powerful composition)
  2. Create multiple solutions to solve your visual problems that shows relationships between form and context (It is important / essential to make MANY initial ideas rather than just one for that artwork. I am collecting your initial sketches on Monday along with the artwork.)

What is your plan for the ENTIRE body of work? What is your plan for your first work? Please hand in your PLANNING / THINK SHEETS from last week today – before you leave – I want to read your thoughts… Thanks.

It’s ALMOST never too late… ALMOST!

High School Art Exhibit at the 2013 River Edge Art Walk! Way to Go!
High School Art Exhibit at the 2013 River Edge Art Walk! Way to Go!

REAW Studio 107

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“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”

—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)

It’s ALMOST too late, but not quite, for missing work… What can you do? – WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR MISSING ASSIGNMENTS!

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Art Foundations: Intro to Perspective and Positive / Negative Compositions

READ THIS – How do you draw blocks so they look like they are REAL 3D blocks? Give it a shot – Right Now. Open your sketchbooks and draw a cube to the best of your ability. READ THIS and FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! Go To It!

GOALS: NOTE – these are LONG… what do they mean to you? Write them out in your OWN words if you can.

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes (linear perspective) you use

How do you see space? As we work in perspective, I hope you are able to understand the ideas of linear perspective and the creation of compositions.

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Advanced Drawing: Non-Objective Drawing based on REALITY!

What do you see? How can you create a NON-OBJECTIVE drawing from something that is REAL?
What do you see? How can you create a NON-OBJECTIVE drawing from something that is REAL?
How did Richard Dibenkorn create a non-objective image from reality?

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

How did you develop the idea of the composition? Is it challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Is your composition interesting enough to stop someone and make them think?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration #1 and #2 – Yikes! Sketchbook Development too!

How can you use the sketchbook to REALLY develop your ideas? Can you? Do you still feel like the sketchbook is a precious object that mistakes and experiments can;t happen in?

GOALS: The BIG deal for the week(s) to come is to develop and advance the ideas for your concentration.

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context

What are your plans for the first 2 works. We are working on MULTIPLES!  What is the greatest FEAR you have regarding these works? What is your plan for tomorrow? (Due next Monday – Concentration #1).

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