Keep Calm… Focus on your GOALS (and exams).

“An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” – Brian Tracy

What it says! http://blog.7geese.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/keep-calm-and-focus-your-goals1.png

Advanced Drawing: Portraits

Vermeer’s “The Music Lesson” plays a similar role in the communication of ideas that you are working on in your artwork. What messages are YOU trying to communicate? http://taboofart.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/hiroshi-sugimoto-the-music-lesson-1999.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artworks in terms of organization and functions. (D).
  2. (3.3) describe the origins of images and ideas and explain why they are of value in art (D).

What is the message you are communicating? What do you need to take home so that this is DONE on exam day? (One day to work, one day to clean next week.) How fun /frustrating is this for you? WRITE OUT YOUR THOUGHTS IN YOUR COMMENTS SECTION!

Art Foundations: Texture / Collage / Social Commentary

Architecture and NON-OBJECTIVE Abstraction. How are you focusing on the ideas that are being presented? http://1vze7o2h8a2b2tyahl3i0t6812c3.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/04/52-1024×1004.jpg

Non Objective Art / Social Commentary PRESENTATION IS HERE

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 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well

As you think about the social topic you have decided to work with, why is it important to you that it become s the final work that you spend the time this semester working on? With all of the different techniques, projects, elements and principles that we have learned, how are you going to pull it all together to this final excellent work of art?

“The Golden Age of Abstraction” ARTnews, April 2013:

AP Studio Art: Concentration

What is Frank Juarez concerned with when he builds his body of work? What are similarities you have seen from the past two days? What are differences? How can you ask the same questions about your own work? http://frankjuarezpaintings.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/stay-float-by-frank-juarez1.jpg?w=700&h=&crop=1

Goals:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art
  2. 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art

When speaking about and looking at others work, what have you learned about yourself? What have you learned about others?

Self Reflection Time… what have you learned about yourself?

“An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” – Brian Tracy

Advanced Drawing: Portraits and Rubrics

Johannes Vermeer The Milkmaid demonstrates many of the requirements of our assignment. Does YOUR drawing? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/a/a8/Vermeer_-_The_Milkmaid.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges. (P).
  2. (5.1)Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

What are the specific visual problems that you are in need of solving? What is the intention you have behind making this final work of art?

Art Foundations: Painting / Texture / Collage / Social Commentary

What does “Celestial” mean to you? Let’s take a moment and read about the ideas here. http://1vze7o2h8a2b2tyahl3i0t6812c3.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/03/04241-838×1024.jpg

Goals:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve Non-Objective Abstract Compositions.
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

What are the / is the social topic that you are focusing on with the ideas of the Abstraction Artwork? Why is this the important topic that you have chosen?

“The Golden Age of Abstraction” ARTnews, April 2013:

AP Studio Art: Concentration 5 and 6 (or 6 and 7)

How are you focusing on the day to day, work to work pieces as you develop the body of work? http://frankjuarez.files.wordpress.com/2010/05/indiana-green-by-frank-juarez.jpg?w=299&h=300

Goals:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art
  2. 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art (have a conversation with one another BEFORE we begin to talk about the most recent compositions you have for your concentration).

What have you learned about yourself? What have you learned about others?

AP Extra Credit – Through Friday at Midnight – Click Here!

Happy Homecoming Day Waterford! Remember where you came from 20 years from now!

Cheerleader Korb - Ready to Cheer!
Cheerleader Korb – Ready to Cheer!
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I’ve got spirit! Yes I do! I’ve got spirit! How ’bout YOU?

“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.

Let us go to the studio and PAINT!

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Art Foundations – Draw in Continuous Line, Painting Patterns with Watercolor, Assemble Final Artworks

Check out how this artist used VALUE through the use of line. How are YOU doing the same?

GOALS:

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

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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Advanced Drawing: Final day to work on PAPER BAG MANNEQUIN drawing – Take it home to finish if you need to.

Last day to check your values and artwork… how’s it gone?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 RESOLVE and DEFEND the visual challenges you set up using 1.4.2. synthesis (assembling the various parts that build up the up the artwork / subject matter from its basic elements).

What was your plan for the paper bag / mannequin drawing that you began two weeks ago? Did you meet of exceed that goal? Did you fall short? What did you learn and what can you take away and use in the next work?

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE – What do you need to say about your work? What can you say? What were you TRYING to say? Do you want some help? Check HERE.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MY WORK?

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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PEP ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

1st hour 7:25AM-8:05AM
2nd hour 8:10AM-8:45AM
3rd hour 8:50AM-9:25AM
4th hour 9:30AM-10:05AM
6th hour 10:10AM-10:45AM
5AB hour 10:50AM-11:45AM
A Lunch 10:45AM-11:15AM
B Lunch 11:15AM-11:45AM
C Lunch 11:45AM -12:15PM
5BC 11:20AM -12:15PM
7th hour 12:20PM -12:55PM
8th hour 1:00PM -1:30PM