#Monday of Week 15 – The #Holiday’s Art Coming!

If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinseki

Drawing: Week of DRAWING your objects!

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Look at your series – What are your thoughts about your techniques / compositions?

Fred Bell – PEAR! https://fredbell.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/image2.jpeg?w=616

What are you happiest with in regard to your drawings? What are the lessons learned as you create a series of works versus one at a time?

Studio Art 360: Glaze and Finish the Ceramics Work

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

How do you feel about the ceramic work of art in front of you? Name on the rubric – begin to evaluate the sculpting process – hand in the rubric to begin to glaze the work – DEMO TIME TOO

Glazing your FACE! http://www.glazedexpectations.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Photo-May-21-4-58-49-PM-1030×1030.jpg

What went well today? What was a struggle?

AP Studio Art: CRIT!

4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

What are your answers to your AP Online uploads? Are they concise? Are they thorough? Do they answer the questions effectively?

Are you developing your body of work? How so? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EVF4LtJ7qyA/T6xHtPpJFII/AAAAAAAAEoQ/xHQWFnaKQKc/s1600/110520122437.jpg

Are you ready for TUESDAY? Both online and on mounting boards?

Let’s Get to #MakingArt

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

Difficult Task – https://media.licdn.com/mpr/mpr/AAEAAQAAAAAAAAUJAAAAJDJkZDM3MzYyLTU0YmEtNDRiNy1hYThkLTRmNTU0ODJjZDY4Mg.jpg

Drawing: Books and Oil Pastels

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.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull / develop space using perspective? What have you accomplished with pencil? Pastel? Charcoal?

Anselm Kiefer and BOOKS: https://italianintransito.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/anselm-kiefer-naglfar.jpg

How have you accomplished success today? 3 things.

Studio Art 360: Balance and Ideas

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

What is a balance? What is a pattern? What patterns and balance are you drawn to? What were your favorite designs from last week’s work with Sol LeWitt?


What challenges did you have in the ideas of drawing out a pattern – repeat the simple image over and over and over?

Advanced Drawing: Begin with Fast Food

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What has been the hardest part of using values for you? Share this with your neighbor and write your struggles in your goals page.

Audrey Flack – Transparency: http://24.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_lsym88JAWm1qgl98no1_1280.jpg

What is the progress of the thumbnails thus far? What are you doing successfully? Where are you struggling? Have you come up with a composition that you can GLUE DOWN on the WHITE ILLUSTRATION BOARD so the ideas are the same tomorrow?

AP Studio Art: Mid Crit – HANDS and Object

SHORT PARAGRAPHS PLEASE – The paragraphs are nice to see in the Art and Fear images on the website – short little descriptions to help the image along. We are always working to help our viewers understand. Where else do you need to explain your images? The AP TEST! This is practice!

3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

As last week progressed, how did your personal study of the hand and still life object worked? Is there a relationship between the objects? A story to tell? A demonstration of skills that are being built?

Michael Hensley Hands grabbing Cloth: http://michaelmhensley.com/Images/Drawings,%20Human%20Hand/fullsize/Michael_Hensley_Drawings,_Human_Hands_3_fs.jpg

Successes learned today? New techniques? New materials this week? New techniques at all?  Michael Hensley

#Friday in the #Art #Classroom – How are you doing?

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” —Robert H. Schuller





Studio Art 360 – FORMS and DRAWING – Shadows and CHIAROSCURO

How is your drawing coming along? Let’ stalk about the values you are using… http://www.deborahboardman.com/uploaded_images/morandi-giorgio-natura-morta-stilleben-9701106-712697.jpg

COMPOSITION EXAMPLES! Let’s see how to set up a composition!


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Looking at the DRAWING in front of you… what ONE aspect of the drawing are you going to REALLY FOCUS ON today?

This is the third day of working on these drawings… where do you see yourself having a HIGHLIGHT in the drawing? Where do you see the CORE of the SHADOW? Where are the Midtones (lights and shadows)?

Painting and AP Studio Art – Critique – LAST DAY? HURRY!

What is it you DO Like? http://ufdigitalimaging.weebly.com/uploads/2/5/2/6/25260964/7718351_orig.gif


  • AP Studio Art – 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Painting – 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Last Day of the Crit? Hope so… Of all the works you have seen so far, what has been the most successful aspect to that work? Be specific and thoughtful. OR Of the works you have seen what has been the weakest aspect of the work – BE SPECIFIC AND THOUGHTFUL!

What are you going to carry forward into your next work? If not the work the approach you take / habits / techniques / attitude?

What artwork, of all the artworks you saw, were you happiest with? WHY! Give specific reasons!

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