How can it be #Thursday in the #Art #Studio already?

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

AP Studio Art – Art and Fear – Make your ART!


  • G: 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Look through your chapter in the the book again – is there anything else in the chapter that is standing out to you? Is there a way you can work a second or third idea into the current work – cover more topics?

REVIEW The ideas with your classmates that you are working on. How do you see the ideas growing from your initial ideas?

Advanced Drawing: Let’s pin up our Abstraction and Pastels and talk!

Günter Fruhtrunk and his artwork – Color Scheme?


  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What are the challenges you have had with the pastels and charcoal so far? What skills have you learned? What skills are you needing to continue developing?

REFLECT on the STRENGTHS of your use of your Color scheme and how you are using it successfully throughout. What are your plans as you move forward?

Drawing: Still Life -Time to draw the FINAL WORK! 

I gotta say – LOVE his stuff!


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What did you accomplished yesterday? What are the differences in drawing materials – in your own words?  N: Hands on use of a variety of materials. A: Boxes and Sphere drawings OBSERVATION.

How does it feel to get that BLANK sheet of paper and then get instructed to get to work? What FEARS did you face as you got started?

Studio Art 360: Construction Time!

Love and Hope exhibition – see how the same object can be used MANY times in the arts?


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What are your plans to get at least ONE of the forms constructed today? Are you going to get all the cardboard cut first or are you going to work on one, finish it, and then move onto another? What’s your plan of attack? Allow yourself to EXPERIMENT!

What parts of CONSTRUCTING your sculpture are you having success with right now? What areas are you struggling with? Use the ART TERMS you know.

#Friday and you are making #Upcycled, #Individual, and a #Series of #Artworks

 “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” – Agnes Martin, Art In America (p.124, 1996)


Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

Richard Serra and his minimalist sculpture. – Let’s take a look at the video!


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?

Last 10 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the CRITIQUE SHEET I gave you. Walk Clockwise and in serpentine fashion (I’ll demonstrate) around the room and take in the work that is in front of you. Like musical chairs, stop when I say stop and make 5 REAL COMMENTS on 5 different classmates work. What is working? What is NOT working? Last 3 minutes… Read your comments – write a BRIEF response to a classmates comments.

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Elizabeth Peyton – MoMA Collection! Let’s see the body of work you can see this weekend in NYC!


  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • What Freedoms and Responsibilities did you take as you chose the images / ideas you created?

As we look at your body of works, what is it that ties them all together? What is it that you can see as your voice starting to come out?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Let’s go to NYC! Dwight Moore and his paintings can take us there if we can’t all really go…


  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues
  • What have you been considering as you have redesigned the images / composition as you’ve planned out your painting?

Look around at the work collages laid out around the room. See if you can figure out what they may be saying about themselves in the art. Write down a brief description of their work on the stick notes I have provided. Refelct on what has been written and then have a conversation about the meaning… Were you right? DO NOT CRITIQUE the work of a classmate that you have been working next to the whole time… SERIOUSLY!

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.


Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday
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