Never Fear – Mistakes Are Near!

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Never fear – mistakes are near! Click to see WHY mistakes are REALLY important!

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Drawings

What’s YOUR city got? Get drawing!

Goals

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process(P).
  2. Create 2 point perspective and Value drawing that uses COMPOSITION to solve visual challenges. (P)

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings? What can you do with VALUE to make the buildings more realistic?

Advanced Drawing: Hallways and COLOR and OIL PASTELS

How did Tolouse-Lautrec handle the image of his friend van Gogh and the surrounding space? How are you finding similar or different approaches to your surroundings?

Goals

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do tomorrow to continue being successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Presenting… Your Adventures!

Ok… Are you ready to shoot?

Goals

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.

What are you struggling with when it comes to PHOTOGRAPHY and WEBSITE design? Questions? What are the benefits of having this as a tool in your toolbox?

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston Churchill

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Perseverance is as strong a tool as the ropes holding you up…

Art Foundations: Last day to Construct your Architecture

Disney’s LA Philharmonic Concert Hall. When do WE get to go? Want to visit VIRTUALLY? Click HERE.

Goals

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how does YOUR building relate to today?)

Frank Gehry On TEAMWORK: Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: Out into the Hallways with your LARGE PAPER and OIL PASTELS

Is your drawing going to have the same dynamic feel this one does?

Goals

  1. 3.2 apply ideas of perspective and oil pastel techniques use skill to solve visual challenges

What relationships have you been looking at in the drawing ? Tomorrow, what are you doing to cover the space and BE AWARE of the materials you are using? How are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: Adventures and Concentration #3

What is your plan for accomplishing the work in front of you? What was the challenge you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

HELL HOLE? Click HERE for the NPR Station

Goals

  1. 1.2 How do your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use?
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What is the strength of your narrative (adventure) work? What is the strength behind the concentration work and how does it fit into the larger body of work? SHARE with your neighbor of 2 or 3.

It’s ALMOST never too late… ALMOST!

High School Art Exhibit at the 2013 River Edge Art Walk! Way to Go!
High School Art Exhibit at the 2013 River Edge Art Walk! Way to Go!

REAW Studio 107

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

—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)

It’s ALMOST too late, but not quite, for missing work… What can you do? – WEDNESDAY IS THE LAST DAY FOR MISSING ASSIGNMENTS!

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Art Foundations: Intro to Perspective and Positive / Negative Compositions

READ THIS – How do you draw blocks so they look like they are REAL 3D blocks? Give it a shot – Right Now. Open your sketchbooks and draw a cube to the best of your ability. READ THIS and FOLLOW THE INSTRUCTIONS! Go To It!

GOALS: NOTE – these are LONG… what do they mean to you? Write them out in your OWN words if you can.

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes (linear perspective) you use

How do you see space? As we work in perspective, I hope you are able to understand the ideas of linear perspective and the creation of compositions.

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Advanced Drawing: Non-Objective Drawing based on REALITY!

What do you see? How can you create a NON-OBJECTIVE drawing from something that is REAL?
What do you see? How can you create a NON-OBJECTIVE drawing from something that is REAL?
How did Richard Dibenkorn create a non-objective image from reality?

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

How did you develop the idea of the composition? Is it challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Is your composition interesting enough to stop someone and make them think?

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AP Studio Art: Concentration #1 and #2 – Yikes! Sketchbook Development too!

How can you use the sketchbook to REALLY develop your ideas? Can you? Do you still feel like the sketchbook is a precious object that mistakes and experiments can;t happen in?

GOALS: The BIG deal for the week(s) to come is to develop and advance the ideas for your concentration.

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context

What are your plans for the first 2 works. We are working on MULTIPLES!  What is the greatest FEAR you have regarding these works? What is your plan for tomorrow? (Due next Monday – Concentration #1).

June 3, 2013 – Monday of Exam Week!

If we write our dreams and goals down, we dramatically increase our odds of realization. If we share them with others, they become potent and alive.” ―Kristin Armstrong

Write out those dreams… then share your dreams with others.

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10 Lessons the Arts Teach Children

  1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships. Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it is judgment rather than rules that prevail.
  2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution and that questions can have more than one answer.
  3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.
  4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity. Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.
  5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.
  6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects. The arts traffic in subtleties.
  7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material. All art forms employ some means through which images become real.
  8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said. When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.
  9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.
  10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young what adults believe is important.

Eisner, E. (2002). The Arts and the Creation of Mind, In Chapter 4, What the Arts Teach and How It Shows. (pp. 70-92). Yale University Press. Available from NAEA Publications. NAEA grants reprint permission for this excerpt from Ten Lessons with proper acknowledgment of its source and NAEA.

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Art Foundations: EXAM Review today. 4″ x 6″ Notecard. Textbook. Lecture. Pair / Share… what else do you need?

What can you remember about this past year? What are the essential aspects that you feel you are missing? Can you name anything that you feel will be needed?

GOALS:

  1. Standard #1: Understanding and applying media, techniques, and processes.
  2. Standard #2: Using knowledge of principles and functions.
  3. Standard #3: Choosing and evaluating a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas.
  4. Standard #4: Understanding the visual arts in relation to art history and cultures.
  5. Standard #5: Reflecting upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of the visual arts.
  6. Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines.

What do you remember and have down pat? What elements / principles / theories are you struggling with? What do you need to make SURE you have on the 4″ x 6″ note card (one side)?

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Drawing: Computer time in the lab – let’s get the COLLABORATIVE work done – AFTER WE CLEAN and ORGANIZE our stuff.

GOAL:

  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What do you think about your images? how has this been different than paper… other drawings… ideas in your understanding of art?

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AP Studio Art: Computer Lab… Collaborative work. Clean Studio. Thanks.

How’s the collaboration going? How’s your work?

GOALS:

  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What has been the best / worst part of the year? How might you suggest changes take place for the following year? Bring these ideas to the exam day.

April 12, 2013 – FRIDAY

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Art Foundaitions: If you can IMAGINE your ultimate building… what would your building have in it? What would your building be for? What type of business, house, environment, atmosphere would best describe the house? What are you doing to change the building to make it inspired by Frank Gehry?

Click on the above image to see a 4:28 video of Frank Gehry since 1997 at the Vitra Museum.

Cityscape Instructions – 2013 Spring Semester

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective city that demonstrates how your ideas demonstrate your understanding of the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

Knowing that this drawing is DUE on Tuesday of next week, what do you need to do in order to be at a finished point? How do you intend on working this drawing so that you ARE done and it is up to your best ability? We are NOT going to be able to shade the entire drawing (necessarily). What can you do to EMPHASIZE the idea of creating FORM through the use of CHIAROSCURO?

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Drawing: We have critiqued for a good number of days (6th hour has one more class time to critique). Today we are going to to be 3rd hour: polishing the drawings so that they are up to the par that you would like them to be – photograph – work on the papers and 6th hour: Wrap up the critique and if there is time continue to polish the work and prepare it for being done.

What do you have to do to WRAP IT UP and MAKE IT PERFECT?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and explain why they are of value.
  2. 1.4 solve visual challenges using analysis.

What was it that you learned through the process of critiquing that you will CARRY INTO the next project. What skills will you use to make your next work stronger and more successful as a well thought out work?

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AP Studio Art: We have looked at and worked on the CONCENTRATION art pieces for QUITE SOME TIME… What have you been accomplishing with them that you are particularly proud of? What have you done that has caused you stress and anxiety? How do you feel that you can use the pride and frustration to advance and critique the works that you have to finish?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What do you have to do this weekend in order to be finished with your 3 works on Monday? We are going to CRIT. on Monday and Tuesday. Take a minute and find someone REALLY FAR AWAY FROM YOU right now (in the classroom) and take ONE WORK that you are struggling with… take the 3 minutes Bryan has announced to us and WRAP UP THE WEEK together (document your thoughts in the journaling portion of the binder).

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Study Hall: What have you done in each of your classes today? 1st hour, 2nd hour, 3rd hour, 4th hour, 5ABC, 6th hour, 7th hour, and what have you brought to 8th hour to work on? Take a moment and consider the work you saw as incomplete on Monday when we sat down with you. Think about what you have accomplished this week and all that you have to still complete. Write down all that you have done to accomplish what you have missed in the first 2 weeks and what you have not finished.

Do you have your work planned out for today? For the weekend?

GOAL:

  1. Remember to Bring Your Homework to School
  2. What have you brought to work on and get finished for the weekend?

What have you accomplished this week that makes you proud? What is something that someone else has done that you have been impressed with? Did you see some of those cool roller-coasters? How about the awesome smelling foods that were coming into our classroom this past week? Check out some of the fantastic drawings made in art class! What is your most memorable class event this week?

April 11, 2013 – Thursday

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Art Foundations: Who is Frank Gehry? We will introduce you to some of his works of Architecture and a bit about him… DRAW, DRAW, DRAW!!!

Oldenburg / Van Bruggen / Frank O. Ghery collaborative effort for business center.

Cityscape Instructions – 2013 Spring Semester

GOALS:

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrate an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process.
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes in creating 2 point perspective / use of values to create form.

How did you enjoy the architecture of Frank Gehry? What was it that interested you in the style of his buildings? What might you do to CHANGE the work you have in front of you and make your architecture more Gehry’esque?

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Drawing: FINAL DAY OF CRIT? Not for ALL of the classes. Make sure you have your PAPERS worked on and the final changes made to your artwork.

Agnes Martin – One of my favorites… Take a moment and have a conversation with your neighbor about these 4 works. What are your THOUGHTS, RESPONSES, REACTIONS, and EDUCATED CRITIQUES? 2 minute Conversation… GO!

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.

You have HOPEFULLY taken a lot of learning and experience from the critiques so far. What is the one thing that you have learned about the workings of drawings, the building of a composition, and the making of QUALITY ART? Number ONE thing you walk away with and HOW will you put that gained knowledge to your future works?

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AP Studio Art: WORK – That’t it… WORK on Making, Critiquing, Writing, Photographing, Editing, Uploading, etc…

Hong Kong International School… Social Commentary!

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What is going well? What can you share about the process you are going through RIGHT NOW? Go to the person in this room that is the FURTHEST AWAY from you and have a SOLID conversation about the work you are making and ALL THAT YOU HAVE TO DO.

April 10, 2013 – Wednesday – Hello Janie!

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Art Foundations: What object from your POPular Culture did you bring in? Today we are going to draw it a number of times and then incorporate it into the final composition.

Spoonbridge and Cherry

Oldenberg Van Bruggen Website

Cityscape Instructions – 2013 Spring Semester

GOALS:

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrate an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process (P).
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes in creating 2 point perspective / Values. (D)

What aspect of your OBJECT drawing demonstrates your ability to OBSERVE and DRAW? What is the most successful aspect of your drawing? What are you most proud of? Share this with your classmate.

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Drawing: Critique today – have you shared your file with me? I am not 100% convinced…

What is an element or principle of art that you feel is the DOMINANT factor in this Sculpture by Louise Bourgeois? What questions about it might you have?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.

What did you hear from today’s critique session that you had a differing opinion regarding? Were you able to voice your opinion without any fear of being wrong? What do you feel is an important aspect of listening and participating in an oral critique?

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AP Studio Art: WORK on your body of work. You have made me proud. What amount of works do you need to deal with as it comes to MOUNTING art and UPLOADING art?

Nina Kwon, Fairfax High School, Los Angeles, Calif. Score: 5

GOALS:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context.
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What is your biggest accomplishment as you look back at your collection of artworks from this year? Where have you grown the most? Where do you still feel you’d like to improve your skills and abilities?

April 9, 2013 – Tuesday

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

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Art Foundations: Cityscape – Where are you still struggling? Where are you succeeding? What is going well for you and how do you remember how to do what you need to do?

Do you carry this in your purse?
The schematic drawing of an ordinary everyday object…
Oldenberg’s Lipstick – The Sculpture

 

GOALS:

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process(P).
  2. Create 2 point perspective and Value drawing that uses COMPOSITION to solve visual challenges.

Cityscape Instructions – 2013 Spring Semester

What are you most proud of today in your drawing? What EVERYDAY OBJECT might you be interested in incorporating into your final drawing?

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Drawing: Critique!

What are the elements / principles that you find the strongest aspects of this artwork? How would YOU critique this artwork?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.

What did you take away from today’s critique that will help you move forward with the process of WRITING a crit about your artwork? What did you add to the discussion with? What did you take away form the conversation?

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AP Studio Art: WORK WORK WORK! Crit 2 more works.

How are you coming up with ways to move your artwork forward?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  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.

Knowing that you have 4 days and 2 weekend days – how much have you got to accomplish in the next week? Make a day by day plan! NOW!

April 8, 2013 – Monday – WELCOME BACK!

“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich

Korb’s Trip to New York… Images!

How was your Spring Break?
How was your Spring Break?

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Art Foundations: Let’s review the use of 2 point perspective AND see Mr. Korb’s slide show from New York – some GREAT architecture!

Richard Estes – New York Scenes!

GOALS:

  1.  (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process.
  2. Create 2 point perspective and Value drawing that uses COMPOSITION to solve visual challenges.
Claes Oldenberg – Soft Sculpture

What is the theme behind your city? What did you FORGET about the use of the rules of perspective? What did you HELP your neighbor remember?

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Drawing: Critique – Oral Critique – the written crit. should be being worked on at this point!

What do you see? What do you like? What do you dislike? WHY?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.
  2. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork.

What was the success in today’s Crit? What is something  you are proud of in the work you have seen or in your own work?  and the use of the GOOGLE DRIVE?

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AP Studio Art: Quick Crit. of the work you have – What is working and what is a struggle? What did you accomplish this past week? Surprise me!

This is a scored 5 from the AP Site… what is your work going to be scored at?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
  2. 3.5 Evaluate and defend the manner in which subject matter, symbols, and images are used.

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?

March 28, 2013 – Thursday – SPRING BREAK BEGINS TOMORROW!

“You can’t hit a target you cannot see and you cannot see a target you do not have.” — Zig Ziglar

Did you hit the target you are set up for yourself this week? If you missed… there is still time.

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Art Foundations: Continue working on the cityscape. What advances have you made in the drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your culture.
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

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Share the process of the drawings – WHAT is it about your classmates composition that you enjoy and WHY. Share the drawings with one another at the end of the class and make important notes on the side of their cityscape drawings SO THAT they can use those ideas later to improve or write about their drawings.

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

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Drawing: Last day to work on the composition. This is DUE when you walk in the door on Monday after break. The PAPER is NOT… : ).

Where did we start?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Share the process of the drawings – WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY. Share the drawings with one another at the end of the class and make important notes in your classmates sketchbook SO THAT they can use those ideas later to improve or write about their drawings.

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

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AP Studio Art: Last day to work on work IN class… what are you taking home? What is the progress of your online work and uploads?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work?

What is ONE positive thing you can tell your neighbor about the work they are creating? Go ahead – tell them…

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