#MidWeek #Wednesday already? 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)


Andy Warhol: http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit/Images/04162012_EDU_Andy-Warhol-Self-Portrait-1964_large.jpg

What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?

Moving into the world of POP art! http://assets.yellowtrace.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Brillo-Box-foam-ottomans-by-Fab.com-and-The-Andy-Warhol-Foundation-Photo-by-Nick-Hughes-for-Yellowtrace-02.jpg

What 3 challenges do you see in the process of mixing colors? 


the results r great !! i am actually very impressed that you went beyond –
to make a drawings of the crumble pieces. it is a perfect move –
to show kids the possibilities and open the wide range of vision.
just perfect move!) and next one – as you said seems perfect too –
to the large scale paintings from it. plus it does bring the idea of pop –
using common objects reminding of course of warhol as well as rosenquist paintings
ps. next time in WI – coffee would be great)
Check out the photos from your Sketchbook last week! HERE

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

PAINTING: Oil Painting Coming Up Soon… Let’s build a canvas!

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.

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: Nose Goes!

Easy to draw if this is you! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2c/f8/73/2cf87334d706db96f7c97cadc5616f3d.jpg

How is the NOSE such a different facial feature to draw than say the MOUTH or the EYES? Please explain your ideas here.

Alright – time to pick up the task of the nose. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/29/article-2316509-198A16F8000005DC-186_468x286.jpg

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

AP STUDIO ART: Website and Uploads!

How are you doing on the webpage? What challenges are you facing?.


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 

#Wednesday – See you #NEXT WEEK!

Drawing: MUSIC and ART ONLINE!

Impression Style: http://www.oilpaintingfactory.com/Pic/Oil%20Painting%20Masterpieces%20on%20Canvas/Wassily%20Kandinsky_Russia_1866-1944/2-unknown-Wassily-Kandinsky.jpg


  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.  
  • What do you SEE when you look at your Wassily Kandinsky inspired oil pastel drawing? LIST 15 things… That’s it – LIST. This is DESCRIBE in your 4 part CRITIQUE
    • Click HERE to access the Google Slideshow for our presentation
    • Click HERE to get your ART… can you save it to YOUR Google Folder? Hmmm…
    • AND 4 Part Critique – Google Form

Reflection:  As you explored your artwork via the ONLINE part of this project (whether it be the Google Slide Show or the Google Document) what ELEMENTS are you seeing MOSTLY in your artwork? What ELEMENTS are DOMINANT? What elements are SUBORDINATE?

Studio Art 360: TEXTURE – COLLAGE it BEARDEN style

Romare Bearden: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/888/w500h420/CRI_210888.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What are TWO textures you are hoping to / might be able to work into your collage and WHERE will you use theM(this will be translated into a SCULPTURE later so TEXTURE might be very important)?
    • Let’s talk about Romare Bearden for a bit to give you a better understanding… HERE

Reflection: How is the collage coming along? What is ONE VERY SUCCESSFUL aspect to the work SO FAR? What is one area you are having a CHALLENGE with?

AP Studio Art: DaDa Art – Duchamp 

Gesture Drawings – A GREAT PLACE To START with this idea of DADA Artwork… http://www.learn-to-draw-lessons.com/images/gesture-standing.gif


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What are three things that you you struggle with when it comes to the idea of the FIGURE? WHY do you struggle with ONE of them? 

Reflection: Of the images you drew today… what is the most successful one – WHY is it strong?

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

Felix Gonzalez-Torres: http://images.andrearosengallery.com/www_andrearosengallery_com/0333.jpg 



  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Please consider the biggest STRUGGLE you had with this drawing from the get go… what was it and what artistic / life skills did you use to overcome that? I KNOW that some of you have had struggles…
  •  Felix Gonzalez – Torres:

Reflection: Well… What were biggest SUCCESSES you had with this drawing since the beginning of this artwork and how have you learned from that – how can you carry those lessons into the FUTURE?

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