#Friday in the #ArtStudio. #FourClassesOfArt!

“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

Painting and Advanced Painting: PAINTS are HERE!

TEXTURE – Brush Stroke _ How are you USING the PAINTS? http://www.allartclassic.com/img/works/vincent_van_gogh_field_001N_Bs.jpg


  • 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 or WATERCOLOR Paints?

Reflection / Evaluation:  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

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – WORK TIME – YEAH!

Pablo Picasso’s Rose Period. What is the COLOR SCHEME? Why? http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Acr%C3%B3bata-y-joven-arlequ%C3%ADn-Pablo-Picasso-Rose-Period-1905.jpg


  • 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.
  • Why is it important for an artist to choose colors CAREFULLY as they are developing a composition / artwork? What might the RIGHT colors do in an image versus the “wrong” colors?

Reflection / Evaluation:  Review with neighbors the two NEW color relationships we talked aobut today. When you look in your closet… what COLORS do you think you have the most of hanging? Why do you think that you have more of that color than others?

AP Studio Art: MOVING ON – Concentration!

Sterling Ruby – This is MEANINGFUL, THOUGHTFUL, Researched and DEVELOPED – Just like your concentrations need to be! http://www.gagosian.com/__data/fc73d1e3d60d2db64586a0008a3d7359.jpg


  • 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 is the biggest (or two) Element / Principle you are using in your work this week? Explain in SPECIFICS – Use your individual pieces to explain.

Reflection / Evaluation:  3 things that were successful today in your three NEW works?

Drawing: RAISE THE ROOF, it’s Hip-Hop time.

John Feckner – AKA – Space Invader – KIMMY – This is the Artist I was TALKING about! Your BATMAN LOGO – TOTALLY works here! http://hyperallergic.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/space-invader-old-new.jpg


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

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 is here and the time is right – for not being overwhelmed by all that I still have to do!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar

Ugh… (Thanks: http://www.takingfitnessfurther.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/overwhelmed2.jpg)

Art Foundations: Color Schemes and Enlarging images with a Grid

Picasso was a cheery ol fellow… during his ROSE period. (http://www.dailyartfixx.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/Acr%C3%B3bata-y-joven-arlequ%C3%ADn-Pablo-Picasso-Rose-Period-1905.jpg)


  1. 1.4 Define and UNDERSTAND the color schemes and using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors? How have we broken the colors down into groupings and relationships?)
  2. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials and technique (grid / viewfinder / magazine advertisements with photographs – no cartoons or drawings).

What is the difference in dyes and pigments? What color scheme would it be if… COLOR SCHEME GAME SHOW AGAIN! Prizes and the like!

Advanced Drawing: Gesture Drawings – Once more we go creeping on the unsuspecting public

Let’s make ONE image that carries MANY figures across the page. demonstrate movement! (http://th03.deviantart.net/fs10/PRE/i/2006/132/9/d/Gesture_Drawings__Yoga_Steve_by_WingedIllusion.jpg)


  1. 1.4 Define, and solve QUICK and UNAWARE FIGURES through GESTURE DRAWINGS using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis and  (.3) evaluation.

With your neighbor and in your journal… what did you feel about the process of Gesture Drawing? How do you think it might help you prepare yourself for the figure? What was FUN? What was challenging?

AP Studio Art: Website Development, Art and Fear.

Easier than you think? (http://www.blackfin.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/11/39.jpg)


  1. 5.3 describe rationale of breadth works by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques (WHAT IS THE ELEMENT / PRINCIPLE that you are focused on?). What are YOUR GOALS?

What have you accomplished this week? What are the major artworks that are still in need of weekend work? Are you thinking about the GROWTH of your CONCENTRATION or are you just going through the motions? Process!

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