Circle Square Circle Square Circle Square… Are you an Alternating Pattern?

LOOK DEEPLY INTO MY EYE! What are you LOOKING at? What are you Seeing?

“What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.”

– Chuck Close


“In order to do the best you can at something, all the resources you have at that moment are the ones that will get you there.”— Frank Korb 


Art Foundations: Watercolor Techniques to wrap your skills up! What else can can you do?


Pattern is happening here. What mood / emotion do you feel or take away from this painting?


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of Watercolor Paint  line.
  2. (3.2) apply watercolors  art to solve visual challenges (pattern and line).

From all that we have done… pattern, watercolor techniques, continuous line contour drawing… you are going to create a self portrait. What typr of pattern do you feel you’d like to use? What colors might you use with the patterns? What sort of emotions do you think you will be expressing with your self portrait? Write out a 5 sentence paragraph in your REFLECTION section of today’s goals sheet.


Advanced Drawing: Critique informal… hang em’ up QUICKLY!

Where’s the mannequin, plant and paper bag? What is the strongest ELEMENT and how did the artist use the PRINCIPLES to compose this image?


  1. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

In your binder… What have been the techniques that you are developing in this drawing? What other skills are you using to compose a successful work? Write a 7 sentence statement in your weekly reflection portion of today’s goals sheet.


AP Studio Art: Plant Drawings… Jim Dine…

Notice how Dine ACTIVATED his BACKGROUND? How are you doing the same?


  1. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

In your GOALS PAGE SUMMARY section, sit and look over your work from the week. I have lectured VERY LITTLE. WE have worked A LOT. What are your overall thoughts about the drawing you have begun? What emotions MIGHT a viewer take away from this? If you were trying to communicate a message with the work, what message was that? What struggles are you having? What successes are you having? Write out a 10 sentence statement about this weeks work. 2 days next week to work… then onto the next work.