February 15, 2013 – Friday

I am not feeling so good this morning!
I am not feeling so good this morning!

 “If I had known the world was ending, I would have brought better books.”

– Dale from the Walking Dead… Thanks Bernie!

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Art Foundations 2D – What kind of PATTERN are you? What kind of LINE are you? Start with conversation about the drawing.

Matisse and pattern… how did he use it? What are the various motifs?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (who are you? how do you represent that?).

What is it about the line and pattern that you have been experimenting with that DESCRIBES who you are?

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Drawing: LOOK! Let’s take a LOOK at the drawing as we are in the PROCESS of MAKING it. 3rd hour – Your images are edited smaller – and they WORK!

You can go to the DRIVE and begin making thoughts about the initial processes of your works…

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis 1.4.3 evaluation
  2. critique (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing? Google Drive Document – CRIT. THIS MONDAY in CLASS! Final Critique Due DUE next FRIDAY – AFTER the ORAL CRITs Wednesday and Thursday!

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AP Studio Art: 

Value and Architecture – Who Likes Perspective? This is where you can go with it!

GOALS:

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork. 1.4.3 evaluation
  2. Critique (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for your current works.

February 14, 2013 – Thursday – Happy Valentine’s Day!

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”

-Robert Heinlein

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Art Foundations: Line drawings with pen. Contour line.

Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits - Frank Korb.
Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits – Frank Korb.
Mr. Korb's first approach to the continuous line portrait.
Mr. Korb’s first approach to the continuous line portrait.

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of line.
  2. (3.2) apply ideas / understanding of lines in art to solve visual challenges of contour and portrait.

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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Drawing: One class – finish in computer lab – Hour 3. Hour 6 – back to the drawings and look at the work you have accomplished so far.

What are the materials here that you have used? What seems new and different to you? How do you think you may be able to use them?

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 is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio Art: HAPPY BIRTHDAY MEL! Let us take some time and share what we are currently working on with A CLASSMATE – NOT your BFF.

Interior drawing – GREAT AP SCORE!

GOALS:

  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

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? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 13, 2013 – Wednesday

“If you want to achieve a high goal, you’re going to have to take some chances.” — Alberto Salazar

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ART FOUNDATIONS 2D: Watercolor Techniques and Experiments

Yesterday we saw ABSTRACTION… today what do you see? Water colored onions with thin layers… like an onion.

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of watercolor (what sort of emotions might you get by using certain colors?).
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges of watercolors.

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.

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DRAWING: Computer Evaluations and Google Accounts. We are going to be looking at collaborative use of technology to self-evaluate and help others reflect on their own work.

Google Drive – Here we GO!

CNet How to use Google Drive

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – back of the goal sheet.

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AP STUDIO ART: REVIEW the cropping, saving, and editing your images through the link: HERE.

Yebin So, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., 24 x 18 charcoal on paper

GOALS:

  1. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

What were the biggest impressions you had from the AP Student’s works? What were the most difficult things felt as you edited your work? 

February 12 – 2013 – Tuesday

“Reach high, for stars lie hidden in your soul. Dream deep, for every dream precedes the goal.”

— Pamela Vaull Starr (Thanks Paul)

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Art Foundations 2D: Watercolor Experiments, Follow Directions and Duplicate Techniques.

If it LOOKs like a Marc Rothko, SMELLS like a Marc Rothko, QUACKS like a Marc Rothko… it is NOT… this belongs to malissasplac

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of watercolor paints.
  2. (4.4) evaluate and interpret art for relationships in technique

What is the most challenging aspect of the watercolors for the day? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? Line Portrait – Complex

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Drawing: Formative Self Evaluation, WORK! Charcoal and TECHNIQUE

SORRY – I have the wrong DATE in the video… the right classes… the wrong date.

GOALS:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for  relationships in 4.4.1 form and value
  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing   5.3.1 techniques

Pair / Share your self–evaluation and thoughts of the day. We are going to clean up 13 minutes early so you can share your personal thoughts about your work and the work of your NON-BFF classmates! Got It?!

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AP Studio Art: Computer Lab – Time to crop and save and edit your images. Link to the instructions HERE and in the AP Studio Art Page (to the right of the goals section of this page).

Yebin So, Lawrenceville School, Lawrenceville, N.J., 24 x 18 charcoal on paper

GOALS:

  1. NETS 3: Research and Information Fluency – Evaluation through technologial tools
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

What were the biggest impressions you had from the AP Student’s works? What were the most difficult things felt as you edited your work? 

February 11, 2013 – Monday

“The best way out is always through.” Robert Frost

SETTING GOALS:

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Art Foundations 2D – Pattern, Contour Line, Marker Work to finish portraits – REVIEW PATTERN AND LINE

REMEMBER ME?! Today we choose our BEST! GO SLOW! Keep your big open spaces – BIG AND OPEN. No Shading, Closed Shapes!
What sort of PATTERN are you? Are you a bunch of ALTERNATING elephants? Maybe you are abstract? Maybe a wavy pattern is more your style… Thanks Lotta Bruhn for the Elephants – Check out the site for INSPIRATION!

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.2 synthesis (how are we going to use LINE to create a successful portrait?)
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form

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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Drawing – We are going to be looking at collaborative use of technology to self-evaluate and help others reflect on their own work.

Google Drive – Here we GO!

CNet How to use Google Drive

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 solve charcoal grid drawing challenges  using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – back of the goal sheet.

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AP Studio Art: Technology and your artwork. Editing and  uploading to the AP Studio Site.

Remember this 6/6 from last week?

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

February 8, 2013 – FRIDAY!

WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO - ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.
WELCOME TO THE DRAWING STUDIO – ALL THE ARTISTS HARD AT WORK.

It takes a long time for a man to look like his portrait.

 – James McNeill Whistler

To all of our Drawing and Art Foundations Students… I think Whistler’s message will be comforting to you.

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Art Foundations: Continuous Line MARKER Drawings… (maybe one more pencil drawing), Pattern conversation and introduction to watercolor.

Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits - Frank Korb.
Marker and Pencil Continuous Line Contour Portraits – Frank Korb.

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.1.1, 3) applying media and techniques with skill and awareness (of HOW you are using line).
  2. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of how line is working to define your portrait.

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-portraits.

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Drawing: Value and Portrait. Charcoal and tools. Reflect and Evaluate the work of your and your classmates.

Jamie Treadwell’s Student’s Drawing – How does this compare to what you might be doing today?

Goals: 

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization)

Set a sheet of paper next to your drawing and go around to comment on other artists works. What do you enjoy? What is challenging? Where are they challenged? How can you help by adding suggestions?

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AP Studio Art: Reflect on your statements and make critical decisions about the movement of your next work forward in your concentration.

AP Studio Artist’s Work – Felicia Alcaide, Design and Architecture Senior High School, Miami, Fla. 6/6. Click to see the entire portfolio.

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

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? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 7, 2013 – Thursday

“The achievement of your goal is assured the moment you commit yourself to it.” —Mack R. Douglas

What do our goals mean to you as we go through the process of working today?

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Art Foundations: Pattern and Contour Line Drawings.

Take a look at the CONTOUR of the face. How did she use CONTOUR lines successfully in this work? What is she doing? Hmmmm.

GOALS:

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

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-portraits.


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Drawing: Value and Grid drawings. One value per square. No more, no less.

Intense use of the same techniques we are using in class – by a professional making a living off his work. How many squares do you think Chuck Close used in this artwork?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio: Concentration Ideas. You have to be productive. Be productive.

How are you focused on the images you are making? How are you going to be working today? WORK TODAY!

GOALS: 

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

February 6, 2013 – Wednesday

“Many people fail in life, not for lack of ability or brains or even courage but simply because they have never organized their energies around a goal.”
— Elbert Hubbard  Thanks Paul: GoalHabits.com

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Art Foundations: Pattern, Chapter 8, Contour Line Drawing

Where do you see the use of the CONTOUR line in this drawing?

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).
What TYPE of PATTERN do you see in this? What is the MOTIF?

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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Drawing: Value analysis and synthesis – putting the values into the drawing. Grids and Value – Portraits

How do you see GRIDS in the rest of the world?

GOALS:

  1. (1.4.1) Create and solve visual problems using analysis of the shape and form of the face.
  2. (1.2.3) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to process (grid and value generalization).

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not? What is successful and not successful about your neighbor’s drawing?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration Plans and BREADTH work.

Woman and Child – Berthe Mosisot

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) Describe the purposes and meaning of art within your culture and time.
  2. (4.4.1,2) Evaluate and interpret art for relationships in form and context.

What are you getting out of the process of making all of this art? What do you need to do to add more to the “learning” you get from this process? Are you sitting by and slacking your way through the class? Are you challenging yourself with the work? Are you getting it all done in a timely fashion? If you are not WHY?

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