TO ALL CLASSES!
Studio Art 360: Balance and Pattern – All sorts of types
Painting: Portraits and OILS
Drawing: Contour, Pastels, and Printing
AP: Art and Fear
#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.
What are two things you think the PROCESS is going to do to help you in the creation of this artwork? How is this going to be a skill that can help you in the future with OTHER ideas and assignments (in or out of art)?
What is it that you especially enjoy about the image you are creating in your painting? How do the ideas and colors RELATE to you?
Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?
Have you decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait? Oil Painting Close Up: Elizabeth Peyton:
This is it folks – Second to last day – Every square inch needs color. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?
Are you taking pencils home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing? Mohamed Hanchi
DON’T LOOK AT YOUR WORK – Set it out and step back… go get it – step back… Now… turn around and LOOK! What are three things that you see as working and NOT working in the art? GO Get TO WORK!
You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? Look at the ORIGINAL WORK and look at your SERIES of works… what’s happening?
What do you think the PROCESS is going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? What colors are you considering for the portrait?
What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.
Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9
What challenges do you see in the use of OIL paint versus Acrylic paint? What advantages do you see in the use of oil over acrylic?
Vermeer – Details of pearls
What ideas do you see coming out from others works as you took the 4 minutes to walk around today and see what others are doing? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?
Reginald Baylor Portrait
What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? Share this with your neighbor.
“Henri Matisse” Andre Derain – Fauvism
What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors.
Copy and Paste your LETTERS to the ADVENTURE! authors in THIS DOCUMENT so I have ONE FINAL DOCUMENT. I can go through to make small changes, but make sure you COPY AND PASTE your FINAL LETTER INTO THIS DOCUMENT. Thanks.
Look at the series of works from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?
What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY?
REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.
What was the biggest challenge you had with using clay and creating a three dimensional artwork? Monday is the LAST DAY – make sure you are wrapping it up TIGHT for the weekend.
Last day of the week. What do you see as needing attention MONDAY? What makes you want to skip second hour and continue to paint? Edward Hopper
What have you lined up for the weekend? What are you taking home with you this weekend? Are you done with your website?
Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. 8 Minutes before the end of class… Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing
What are some of the conversational bits that you will take from the critiques and put into use in the FORMAL written critiques? Written Critiques DUE MONDAY.
What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow? What are your RESOURCES and STRUGGLES? Where are you GROWING? Are you?