#YAM and #Artist #Birthdays #AfroBasaldella b.1912 – d.1976

Happy Youth Art Month and HAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY to Italian Abstract Painter Afro Basaldella 1912 – 1976

Afro Basadella, “The Yellow Book” December 1952, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY. http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79275

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

AP Studio Art: REGISTRATION in due TODAY!!!

Turner’s Sketchbook – How are you using the preliminary ideas in the development of your work? http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D07/D07860_10.jpg

Goals:

  • 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter 3.5.2 symbols are used in art 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  • What is the common thread that is chasing through all of your work.

Thinking about the critiques from earlier this week, what are you in need of doing to make these  end of the concentration works the best? We still have TONS of time to POLISH our concentrations… what else do you do?

Advanced Drawing: Stairway Drawing.

Your  Paper Bag Drawings are HERE. Copy YOUR image into YOUR document! Questions – ask me on Wednesday.

DO NOT GO UPSTAIRS TODAY! ACT Testing… Thanks.

http://www.papermart.com/Images/Item/jpg_giftbag/Kraft-Colored-Shopping-Bags-many2_small.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • From the days of critiquing, write out 3 things you have learned about yourself and the art you are making.

Looking back on the critiques, what are three things you have learned about the process of the drawings from OTHERS.

Drawing: Oil Pastels!

Goals:

  •   7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What techniquess are working for you in this work? How will you talk abotj the the struggles and successes you are having?  

What did you LEARN about your work or that of your classmates from today’s critique?

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Studio Art 360: Romare Bearden and Social Commentary

Romare Bearden and the CONSTRUCTION of a face… a space… a collage… https://www.nga.gov/feature/bearden/images/fullscreen/170-025.jpg National Gallery: http://www.nga.gov/feature/bearden/tech3.shtm

Goals:

  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • What is the SOCIAL TOPIC that you and your partner came up with yesterday? Work through the sheet to help your ideas get developed.

What imagery did you come up with that truly begins to develop the idea of the social commentary you have chosen? How does it successfully work?

#Follow your #Obsessions! But the #CUBS? @jerrysaltz

5. “Follow your obsessions. If you love the Cubs that much, maybe they need to be in your work.” – Jerry Saltz – Art Critic and personality.

CUBS? Really Jerry? http://artspace99.blogspot.com/2014/01/saltzy-selfies.html

AP Studio Art: Are you going to get VOTED OFF?

Inspired to CREATE earth art! http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/img/works4/works4.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Where are you struggling with ideas as you resolve your BREADTH artwork? Have you begun to plan your next three 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?

Advanced Drawing: Crit and PAPER BAGS!

How can you use THIS as the inspiration for a drawing? What could YOUR choices in paper bags say about you? Preliminary work!

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Where do you see the ideas of preliminary works as being a strong help in the making of your art?

Talk to your neighbor / partner about the potential meaning behind your work. What SKILLS are you hoping to develop in this drawing? What types of bags are you hoping to bring in and use to communicate a message through this work with?

Drawing: CRIT and EAT!

Put your work up and let’s TALK ABOUT IT!

Goals:

  • 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.
  • Looking at the still life in front of you, what is the one aspect of it that you are most pleased with? Why are you so pleased with how you handled the materials and composition?

What was it that you took away from today’s critique? How did you contribute to the success of the conversation? 

Studio Art 360: Thumbnails and IDEAS! – VALUE TOO!

More MORANDI and his Objects!

Goals:

  •  1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Take a LONG HARD LOOK at your composition. What is happening with the FIGURE? The GROUND? The POSITIVE SPACE? The NEGATIVE SPACE?

How did the drawing go today? What do you see yourself doing VERY WELL in this composition?

How about COMPOSITIONS? Looking for ideas? Let’s Look HERE!

How To Do Everything

How to do Everything Image
How To Do Everything with your chef – Mr. Korb… Listen to the second half of the show to hear Mr. Korb’s Contributuion to the BIG GAME snack dip recipe. Start at 5:55.

Everybody was Kung-Fu Fighting! Ninja Day at WUHS!

King-Fu Frank!
King-Fu Frank!

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Painting from DIRECT OBSERVATION! David Hockney demonstrates the skills behind it all!

“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all.” “Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney, “Modern Painters, “

David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.

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Art Foundations: Pattern in the background and Portraits in the foreground.

What patterns did Henri Matisse use? What patterns are you considering?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Reflect and evaluate how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.2 context.

What is your favorite type of pattern? If you were to describe yourself with a pattern or sense of rhythm, which would best describe you?

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Advanced Drawing: Final 2 days on the drawing of the paper bag and figure drawing.

What values are you working with? What are you struggling with? Succeeding?

GOALS:

  1. 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.

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?

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AP Studio Art: Final days of plant drawing.

Korb Magazine Article: https://docs.google.com/open?id=0B89E3WNWaCjUQUlxeVRZWWZUeGs – We are going to develop this idea into an ONLINE Portfolio – WEB PAGE – This is coming up FAST… be ready to insert images and develop an ONLINE Presence. Not today… but soon.

What does this plant drawing have that your’s does not?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

With only two days left, what are the biggest problems that you have had to overcome in this work? Think about it… where did you start and where are you now? What GAINS have you made? Where have you fallen down?

If you were to describe yourself as a pattern, what pattern would you be?

Keep your eyes open and begin to SEE and PERCEIVE the world around you! How do you see the elements and principles that happen in the world around you?

“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!

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Art Foundations: PATTERN and WATERCOLOR experiments! Woo Hoo!

What is the pattern that you see in this painting? What is the motif?

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique through watercolors.
    1. How can you create a sense of MEANING through the use of your watercolor technique?
  2. (3.2) Apply watercolors to solve visual challenges.
    1. What was CHALLENGING about your use of Watercolor Paints? What do you remember from when you last used them?

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Advanced Drawing: Paper Bag / Mannequin Drawings.

How can you compare the strengths of this drawing with the strengths of YOUR drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork
    1. What are you being CHALLENGED WITH in this drawing? 
  2. 2.5 defend personal evaluations
    1. What did you ADD to your classmates critique? How can your words help them see the positive and areas for improvement?

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AP Studio Art: Mid Critique – What’s happening in your drawing?

What has Dine done to deal with the background? What are YOU doing to deal with the background?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
    1. What NEW techniques are YOU using in this artwork and is it working visually for you?
  2. (2.2) evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
    1. What difficulties are you having? What have you done to try and solve those challenge?

What would the future you say to your current self? Let’s listen to Chuck Close!

“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

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Do any of you have cowboy boots, women’s size 10, that my daughter could borrow for Wednesday? I’d need them Tuesday and will return them Thursday. Thanks.

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Advanced Drawing: Continue to work on the Paper Bag / Figure Drawing?

Bags… How’s the Dark? How’s the light? how’s the composition?
and… what are you doing to incorporate your figure?

GOALS:

  1. 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

  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?

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Art Foundations: Portrait, Chapter 1: Lesson 3…

What types of Lines did this artist use in her Self-Portrait? Talk to your neighbors about it.

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of contour line.
  2. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.

What was the most fun part of dealing with contours? If you were to describe yourself in terms of lines, what lines would you use? Where are you successful in the contour drawings? Share the images with your classmates and discuss the success and failures.

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AP Studio Art: Plant Drawings and self evaluation and Jim Dine – Self-Portrait on the Wall Video

Questions to Consider for Online / Digital Self-Evaluation: CLICK HERE

MAGAZINE ARTICLE Example: Korb Magazine Article

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

What materials have you used today? How are the projects coming along? What do you need to be doing tomorrow to make STRONG headway?

What is the challenge you find in drawing… especially when you you can’t pick up your pencil?

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

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Advanced Drawing: Continue to design a paper bag drawing – subject matter and meaning

How dis this artist use the space? How did they create figure ground relationships?

Goals:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What did you see in your neighbor’s drawings that were successful / needed work? Why do you feel the POP artists chose to pursue the EVERYDAY object to base their body of work on? Share your thoughts with the class.

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Art Foundations: Chapter 1 – What is Art?

Jean-Michel Basquiat

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (HOW you are using 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-portraits.

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AP Studio Art: Jim Dine Video – Self Portrait on the Wall, Plant Drawings, PACE GALLERY SITE

Multiple papers make this drawing up. What challenges might you have from using multiple pieces of paper? What might you gain from the experience? How MIGHT it change how you feel about the making of art?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

What materials have you used today? How have you decided to arrange your composition? What are the elements you are looking at using / focusing on?

Mary, Mary, quite contrary, How does your garden grow? Let’s ask Jim Dine.

Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog

TODAY I EAT MY FROG WITH A SIDE OF TOAD!

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Advanced Drawing: Everyday Objects – How do see them and REALLY observe.

Paper Bag Drawings – We will introduce a smidge of color – later…

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  2. evaluate and interpret art for relationships in (4.4.1) form.

Looking at a VERY ORDINARY OBJECT… Where do you find it a challenge to make a successful composition from such an ordinary object? What can you do to make the drawing something someone will take to time to stop in front of and recognize? Share your thoughts with your neighbors.

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Art Foundations: Chapter 4 AND Chapter 1 – Contour Line and Gesture Drawings.

Continuous Line Self – Portraits – of Mr. Korb – Many solutions to the same problem… We are going to do a lot of self-portraits so we can find the one that works best.

Goals:

  1. (1.1.1) Apply art materials (markers and pencils) being aware of your skills.
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using analysis (element of Line and breaking the face apart).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / 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?

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AP Studio Art: Welcome to the world of Jim Dine – Plants and Flowers and Observations

Jim Dine – Plants and Flowers – Click on the Image to see the PACE Gallery Exhibition of Jim Dine’s Works.

 GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the (1.2.1) materials

What materials have you used today? What were the focal points of the drawings for the day. (1, 3, 5).

 

 

 

March 5, 2013 – Tuesday

Art Club – Set Painting, Tuesday and Wedesday from 5:30 – 8:30. Join us and bring a friend! Be part of all the fine arts at WUHS!

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

– Booker T. Washington

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Art Foundations: Positive and Negative Space Drawings, 2 Point Perspective – the Cube – Review notes from Chapter 5.

Positive / Negative Space Drawing and Painting.

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

What was the MOST CHALLENGING aspect of using the NEGATIVE space to create your artwork for today? Why do you think that being able to SEE the negative space is important in an observational drawing?

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Drawing: Begin work on texture drawings – paper bag and plastic bag drawings – OPEN compositions.

Notice the texture? Is this an OPEN or CLOSED composition?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

What techniques / understanding from our last projects in VALUE do you think you can use top make this next drawing OUTSTANDING? What did you learn that will make your OPEN compositions really strong?

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AP Studio Art: Work on coming up with ideas for the next BREADTH work and you concentration works… DO NOT WAIT until the few days before the second week to get started on either… work on both ALWAYS.

What can you do with your ideas? How cool is this sketchbook?

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

How do you make plans for the work you are planning? What is holding you back from creating outstanding works in the first place? Are you unsure, scared, lazy, apathetic or SOARING to new heights?