Friday is here and the time is right – for not being overwhelmed by all that I still have to do!

“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

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Art Foundations: Color Schemes and Enlarging images with a Grid

Picasso was a cheery ol fellow… during his ROSE period. (


  1. 1.4 Define and UNDERSTAND the color schemes and using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors? How have we broken the colors down into groupings and relationships?)
  2. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials and technique (grid / viewfinder / magazine advertisements with photographs – no cartoons or drawings).

What is the difference in dyes and pigments? What color scheme would it be if… COLOR SCHEME GAME SHOW AGAIN! Prizes and the like!

Advanced Drawing: Gesture Drawings – Once more we go creeping on the unsuspecting public

Let’s make ONE image that carries MANY figures across the page. demonstrate movement! (


  1. 1.4 Define, and solve QUICK and UNAWARE FIGURES through GESTURE DRAWINGS using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis and  (.3) evaluation.

With your neighbor and in your journal… what did you feel about the process of Gesture Drawing? How do you think it might help you prepare yourself for the figure? What was FUN? What was challenging?

AP Studio Art: Website Development, Art and Fear.

Easier than you think? (


  1. 5.3 describe rationale of breadth works by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques (WHAT IS THE ELEMENT / PRINCIPLE that you are focused on?). What are YOUR GOALS?

What have you accomplished this week? What are the major artworks that are still in need of weekend work? Are you thinking about the GROWTH of your CONCENTRATION or are you just going through the motions? Process!

April 12, 2013 – FRIDAY

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


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


  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?


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?


  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?


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?


  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).


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?


  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?

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