#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!

#Photography and the #Professional #Artists. #Google to get it #done!

“Go and make interesting mistakes, make amazing mistakes, make glorious and fantastic mistakes. Break rules. Leave the world more interesting for your being here. Make. Good. Art.” ~ Neil Gaiman

Studio Art 360 – Organizing Photography in the Halls…


2nd Hour     3rd Hour     4th Hour     6th Hour     Cannon D50 Images HERE

Log-In IS required to upload. Rename the image like this: LastNameHourCompositionalStyle (ie: Korb7Closed)

Richard Avedon and Andy Warhol! Bio of Avedon HERE.


  • NETS: Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • 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?


Painting – DUE MONDAY of next week! Building a NEW CANVAS?! This is the week to do it! DO NOT WAIT!!!

Sean Scully – a DRAMATIC Image… is he DEEP in thought or just tired? http://gabriellejones.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/1997_scully.jpg


  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • How does this work relate to the space / feelings about the space or yourself? What can you do with the VISUAL ARTS that the written or spoken word cannot?

What colors did you use to communicate the message that you were thinking about in the beginning of the project? Have you successfully communicated that message? How?

AP Studio Art – Concentration!

TWO DAYS AGO at MIDNIGHT! CHAPTER 2 in Art and Fear Responses DUE on the BLOG.

NOT “The Scream” but REALLY REALLY Close. See how one can use similar ideas in BRAND NEW WORKS? “Despair” Edvard Munch


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • With three works due MONDAY – do you feel that the 2+ weeks was TOO MUCH TIME? Explain your thoughts about the use of time and what you are able to or not able to accomplish. Also consider your EXTRA Time you put into the works… We need to continue working at a quick pace… lots to do yet…

What is the ONE THREAD that your AP READER might see as they look at the 6 works you have (or are working on) that will tie things together? Edvard Munch: Despair: http://edvardmunch.co.uk/Edvard%20Munch%20Despair.jpg

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