#WaffleWednesday – Lots to do, little time to do it.

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman 

Let’s take a trip to the Venice Biennale: Thank you Blouin ArtInfo for the tour!

AP Studio Art: Collaboration – What’s on the plate?

How are you working together? http://craftcouncil.org/sites/craftcouncil.org/files/Haystack_2011ArtSchoolsCollaborative_photosbyLisJanes_4.jpg
  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • Yesterday’s BEGINNINGS – how are you all using the ideas from the collaborative work and put it to use in the collaborative work?

What is working? What is a struggle in the planning process? How are you all going to contribute to the FINAL WORK to be installed? What is the LARGER topic that you are hoping to communicate in the work? 

Advanced Drawing: Self Portrait Time – You are on your own!

Alice Neen – But NO NUDES! Yikes! Not the image but the technique – No Nude Self-Portraits please. http://www.aliceneel.com/images/gallery/alice-self-portrait.jpg

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – Visit it via Google HERE and the .org site HERE.

  • 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • What have been two of your biggest struggles with the ideas and execution of the portrait? Self-Portrait or other… PLEASE DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE IDEA OF PROCESS!

Write out three strengths of your ideas today, two challenges in your ideas, and one message you might communicate with your portrait.

Drawing: Places and Faces!

Todd Mrozinski and his Shadow Paintings…


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What is a color that POPS into your mind as you have spoken with and talked to your classmate? Why do you see that color as being something that represents them?

What was ONE accomplishment you made today in the process of the drawing? How have you felt about the PROCESS and MEANING in the work?

Elevator Pitch Site: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/elevator-pitch.htm AND http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/02/04/the-perfect-elevator-pitch-to-land-a-job/

Studio Art 360: Now we put it all together in Google.

Richard Avedon – What’s the composition? http://chroniclesoftimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/RichardAvedon-2.jpg
  • NETS: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making – Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.
  • What do you KNOW about using GOOGLE DRIVE? What classes are you currently / have in the past used Google Drive (or other CLOUD based platforms)?

What struggles did you have with the ONLINE programs? What came easy?

Richard Avedon: http://famous-photographers.com/richard-avedon/

  • HERE is the Photography rubric we are using. Today you are going to need to SHARE the FILE with me. Please make sure the TITLE of the file is HourNamePhotography (ie: 3 Simpson Photography).
  • HERE is the GROUP SLIDESHOW that we will ALL put our BEST image from the rubric into and share!

Using #ContinuousLines to create a #Successful #Portrait! Let’s see this happen!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar

Feeling overwhelmed? I can relate!

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE, Collage, Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania

If you are NOT done with your Photography CRITIQUE – Get it FINISHED!

LARGE GROUP Slide Show Project – Let’s SEE it HERE!

FINAL PHOTO CRITIQUE DUE DATE… THURSDAY, December 4. I will be grading the critiques before then (2nd hour has been worked through) but NOTHING is in the books until AFTER December 4. If you have made changes to your document AFTER I have commented but BEFORE I enter the grades – NOTIFY COLLABORATORS through your Google Document (under File: EMail Collaborators…).

Texture in the SCULPTURE! https://ericwedwards.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/36787.jpg


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What are you interested in when it comes to the use of CLAY? Please explain your ideas and excitement about the work? AND 
  • What is the PARTICULAR of the social topic – BULLYING – that you and your partner came up with yesterday? 

What imagery did you come up with that truly begins to develop the idea of the social commentary on BULLYING? How does it successfully work? AND –  How do you feel your composition successfully uses the GOLDEN MEAN and imagery to explain the ideas of bullying – how to deal with it, fix it, stop it, educate about it? THINK and EXPLAIN your answers.

Painting – Build your CANVASES! Consider the Continuous Line Contour Drawings for the PAINTING!

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

I LOVE Egon Schiele’s drawings… http://www.urchinmovement.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/egon-schiele-7.jpg


  • 5.1Ac: Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
  • Knowing you have the options of REALISM in colors or going out on your own in choices of colors… what do you see as advantages of the direction you are planning on going? I want you to think about both approaches.

What ideas do you see coming out from others as you develop your own ideas? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?

AP Studio Art – ONLINE!

YESTERDAY at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 4 is due in Art and Fear Blog.

This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure

Photography and your art… http://www.markmortensen.com/photoblog/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/DSC_6535.jpg


  • Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • What experiences have you had with WORDPRESS? Please list ALL that you have done with THAT Blogging program (not other programs).

***ASSIGNMENT in TWO WEEKS (Two Mondays from LAST Monday: Adventure Image and Still Life FOCUSING ON and being able to SPEAK ABOUT an ELEMENT and PRINCIPLE Specifically.***

What do you need to do in order to have ALL your work (made so far this year) photographed, edited, and uploaded to the website?