#LastFriday until #NextYear #2016

“Failing Isn’t Bad When You Learn What Not To Do.” – Albert Einstein

GREAT use of GRAFFITI in an educational program. “The Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program in San Diego aims to keep kids off the streets — and maybe even make art like this, an example of the famous chicano artists murals found on a series of freeway overpasses, someday. Don Tormey/LA Times via Getty Images” http://www.npr.org/2015/12/18/457884663/preventing-juvenile-detention-with-a-blank-canvas-and-a-can-of-spray-paint

Painting and Advanced Painting: Self Portrait – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Edward Hopper: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/hopper.self-portrait.jpg



  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments
  • What’s been the biggest / best thing you have learned about the use of oil paints this week? What has taking this portrait from a continuous line contour drawing helped you with in making the painting? If you HAD TO EXPLAIN – why is this working or not working for you?

Reflection / Evaluation: Last day of the week. What do you see as needing attention MONDAY? What makes you want to skip second hour and continue to paint?

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – LET’S GO!



MORE Campbell’s Soup Cans! http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Campbells-Does-Warhol-05-e1346329887708.jpeg?acb7cd


  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • What are the 10 color schemes that we studied? Can you write all 10 down without looking at your notes?

Reflection / Evaluation:  QUIZ on the names, types and relationships of the colors. Open up to page 25… READY… HERE COME THE QUESTIONS… Identify the following types of COLOR SCHEMES… 

AP Studio Art: Concentration / Concentrate

Richard Estes WORKING on Photorealism:” https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/06482-richestesport.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Thinking about the work that you are doing… what are the visual skills that you feels you are developing? how has this year been beneficial to you so far? N: Nothing – Website maybe, photograph maybe…

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE SKILL that you feel would be worth your time to continue to FOCUS and CONCENTRATE on?

Drawing: DRAW – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY – I WISH!

NPR: Graffiti in LA Helping Kids avoid Juvenile Detention.

Max Pechstein Girl on a Green sofa with a cat. http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/max-pechstein/girl-on-a-green-sofa-with-a-cat-1910.jpg!Blog.jpg


  • 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.
    • The Selfie – Listen and comment on one or two points that describe how YOU are using some f the ideas in your drawing for EXTRA CREDIT: http://www.wpr.org/listen/565351

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

#Friday in the #ArtStudio! What #Art are you #Making?

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes


All work that you have missing as of RIGHT NOW… will be DUE… DUE… DUE TODAY! That’s it – no more days. The end of the semester is coming up fast(?) 4 more weeks… but I cannot wait on ANYMORE late work. (BTW… progress reports go out tomorrow! SURPRISE!)


LARGE GROUP Slide Show Project – Let’s SEE it HERE!

And we are looking at the LAST Romare Bearden example – go look him up on your own!


  •  7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What are three textures you are going to have to interpret into your BAS – RELIEF sculpture from your collage?

How are you going to keep the clay from drying out over the weekend? What techniques are REALLY important to be using to make sure any ADDITIVE clay really HOLD TIGHT to the clay you are adding it to?

Painting – Oil Painting! You Are OFF! GO PAINT!

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Elizabeth Peyton? Who knows – THIN THIN THIN Oils… what are you EXPERIMENTING with?


  • 10.1Ac: Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.
  • What differences, likes, preferences do you now FEEL / HAVE about ACRYLIC Paints and OIL Paints?


What are your thoughts about the painting as you have had a few / couple of days working on your portrait? Explain your thoughts to your classmate before you pack up today? Oil Painting Close Up: 

AP Studio Art – 2 Works Due MONDAY! Website TOO!

Tuesday at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 5 was due in Art and Fear Blog. Who’s NOT READING?

Richard Estes at work – No Projector, No Video, Nothing but SKILL!


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Thinking about the work that you are doing… what are the visual skills that you feels you are developing? how has this year been beneficial to you so far?
  • What is the ONE SKILL that you feel would be worth your time to continue to FOCUS and CONCENTRATE on? 

***ASSIGNMENT in ONE WEEK (NEXT Monday) Adventure Image and Still Life FOCUSING ON and being able to SPEAK ABOUT an ELEMENT and PRINCIPLE Specifically… and MONDAY (Change of HEART) – Website is DUE – Statements on your NAME PAGE, 6 Concentration Works Uploaded, How many BREADTH works do you have done? ***

ADVENTURE – This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure

Thanks for the nod towards my thoughts on communicating with Parents, Students and the WORLD on Teach.Com. I appreciate the recognition.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.


  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.


  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

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