Happy BREAK! It’s Almost here.

#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see.  Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.


Studio Art 360: PORTRAITS and COLOR THEORY

What are two things that are helping you EMPHASIZING the idea of  YOU as you create this self portrait?

 

What is one way that you feel ART be used to discuss IMPORTANT things in culture?


Painting: Portraits and OILS

What color scheme are you hoping to focus on with this portrait? How will this help you UNIFY your composition? Are you using OTHER elements to create a sense of unity? What might that be?

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Paul Squire’s Painting UP CLOSE: Look att hat TEXTURE! http://www.paulsquire.com/wp-content/uploads/bernie-2015-detail2.jpg

What are you anxious about as we begin to think about and use oil paints? Paul Squire’s Painting UP CLOSE – Look at that TEXTURE!


Drawing: Portraits and Colored Pencils

GREAT FILM to watch over break: Exit Through the Gift Shop – Graffiti, Banksy, and Dr. Brainwash. Start at 7:02 in class).

What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? What Graffiti Artist have you chosen to use?

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Graffiti is out there to help you RETHINK what you might already know… or not know. http://cdn3.spiegel.de/images/image-300866-panoV9free-syqo.jpg

As you researched the world of Graffiti – it there an artist that you are particularly drawn to? Why?


AP: Not Portraits – Concentration Work (ONLINE TOO)

Best part of yesterday? Plans for today? How’s it coming?

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How’s your work going? Lifelong lessons here? I think so! http://www.autumngrove.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0008.jpg

How are you moving forward in the process of developing a series of works based on someone else’s work? How are you keeping the images the SAME and how are you changing the ideas? What are your plans for BREAK? Website?

#FinalFriday – Well FULL Friday, Sort Of.

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Marcel Duchamp’s “Fountain” and Walker

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

TODAY’S SCHEDULE!

Schedule for Friday, May 20
1
   7:25 – 8:06
2
   8:11 – 8:52
3
   8:57 – 9:38
4
   9:43 – 10:24
6
   10:29 – 11:10
5A
   11:15 – 11:51
5B
   11:56 – 12:33
5C
   12:38 – 1:14
5AB Class
   11:15 – 12:33
5BC Class
   11:56 – 1:14
5AC Class
   11:15 – 11:51 & 12:38 – 1:14
7
   1:19 – 2:00
8
   2:05 – 2:46

Drawing – Todd Mrozinski and YOU!

Working hard on the painting Todd: https://365artists365days.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/working-in-studio-on-tree-shadow.jpg?w=640&h=480

Goals:

  •  2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What do you need to RESOLVE in the next few days? What skills are you pleased with in how you are completing this work?

Reflection:  What have you learned about the process of working? What is ONE thing that you have taken from the year of working? What strengths have you gained? 

Studio Art 360: The Grid

We talked about Rauschenberg yesterday – here is another image of him and the white series. http://www.barbican.org.uk/duchamp/images/rauschenberg_slide_1.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Look at YESTERDAY’s PAINTING and write out THREE THINGS you either STRUGGLED with or SUCCEEDED with.

Reflection:  What do  YOU do to communicate the important things in YOUR Life? List a few. Remember that ART be used to discuss IMPORTANT things in culture?

HERE’s where were headed with this! Andy Warhol at MoMA.

AP Studio Art: Collaboration

Let’s empty this gallery! http://crystalbridges.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/empty-gallery.jpg

Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Look back on the past two weeks of OPENING QUESTIONS and REFLECTIONS to come up with three things you can use to talk about your finished collaborative work with the Waterford Senior Living residents.

Reflection: Well… what are you ready to hang in the art gallery for your AP Senior Art Exhibition?

Advanced Drawing: Individualized

SERIES? https://runemadsen.com/assets/work/tinyartists-f8936c3b0e74263242a846db2e06531a810ff9bf42a3444fdedd666dd0c28bd1.jpg

Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What are three things you would like to talk about as you BRIEFLY talk to your neighbors about the work you are creating.

Reflection: What are the skills you are using to move your work forward? What skills are part of your artistic toolbox that are YOURS NOW and weren’t earlier in the year

#Changes – #BeTheChange you want to see!

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“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinsek

AP Studio Art: Prepare for the AP FINAL on WEDNESDAY!

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Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What are your answers to your AP Online uploads? Are they concise? Are they thorough? Do they answer the questions effectively?

Are you ready for Wednesday – both online and on mounting boards?

Advanced Drawing: Gesture Drawing to warm up – Longer drawing tomorrow!

How to use the GESTURE to get the larger drawing started? https://eddietuckerblog.files.wordpress.com/2014/06/degas-drawing.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What was successful in the series of drawings you did yesterday? How did the STRONGEST DRAWING stand out among the rest of them? Mark making? Line? Variation?

TOMORROW – LONGER FIGURE DRAWINGS – What are 3 STRENGTHS you had today? What is the BIGGEST CHALLENGE you faced today?

Drawing: Get BACK to the Drawing – This week is IT!

John Feckner is a graffiti artist – http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/space-invader-old-new.jpg

GOALS:

  • G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • After ONE WEEK of pastels, what is your STRONGEST aspect of the composition? Describe WHY you feel it is working so well.

How do you feel about the work you accomplished today? What has changed in how you are looking at using Soft Pastels?

Studio Art 360: Paint – this week is the END – Wednesday – then to mount and evaluate.

Non-Erased Dekooning: http://htmlgiant.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/03/woman-500×584.png
Erased DeKooning: http://www.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/98.298_01_B02.jpg

GOALS:

  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • How are you EMPHASIZING the idea of PRODUCT or YOU as you create this artwork? N: Color mixing with acrylic paints – obtaining neutral grey.

Why is it easier for you to use YOUR ideas rather than MY ideas to make YOUR artwork?.