#BackToWork #MakingArt and #Critiquing

It has been a fast 7 weeks in the studio and we only have 2 more. How many major works? At least one across the board – maybe… Hope we can have a SPECTACULAR week artists – 4 days for me – 5 for you!

#13 Each generation gets to reinvent art in its own image. Because art is an act of description, it is inevitable that what it describes will reflect every generation’s bias of the moment. It is not a strict reflection of a time but an interpretation rendered in a language that is always in a state of transformation. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School Kara Walker:

Art 21 Starting Out

Drawing: Hair today and faces tomorrow!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

How is the Hair Line and DIRECTION of hair a different feature to draw than any other feature of the head? Please explain your ideas here.

GREAT HAIR MAN! http://rapidfireart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/how-to-draw-realistic-hair-featured-RFA-comp-534×280.jpg

What successes did YOU have today? What do you hope to do with the hands and face in the upcoming drawing?

Studio Art 360: Still Life – SHOES and MORE Shoes!

10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

Look back at your THUMBNAIL drawings… Which type of composition do you feel you are going to use? What are TWO things that have changed about your composition from the THUMBNAIL STAGE.

Shoes – Converse ALL Stars: https://img00.deviantart.net/9dc1/i/2007/123/8/8/converse_by_its_a_carly.jpg

Looking at the THUMBNAIL again and the DRAWING – What positive changes or negative changes have come from the process of drawing?

AP Studio Art: Critique Day is HERE – You had BETTER be ready!

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

Today is a final crit with Peregrine Honig. Are you READY to share your work and ideas? I hope so.

Peregrine Honig: Artist and Arts Advocate – Changing the world with her art. http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/medium/public/201307/20130719Southerland0006.JPG

What 3 things did you take away from today’s critique? If you didn’t go today you are on TOMORROW!

#MidWeek – NOPE, already past it. No School on Friday! BUT… #P/TConferences tonight.

Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp: https://businessinrhyme.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/tharp.jpg

Drawing: Faces and GALLERY TIME

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

What is it about the EYES that makes it EASIEST or most DIFFICULT to draw?


What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?

2017 Drawing Book Project! Way to go 2nd Hour!

Studio Art 360: Shoes and Thumbnails – Pencils and Shadows

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What skills do you see in yourself that are coming out in the drawing SO FAR? What strengths do you see in your drawing?

GReat Show Drawing – What Element is EMPHASIZED here? LINE! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/f7/81/17/f781178c0a471942b732ea22fd92992f–drawing-sketches-drawings.jpg

What are 2 skills you have already that are going to make your experiences in Studio Art 360 easier?

AP Studio Art: Nature

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

What have you learned from working outside of the box? Outside of your comfort zone? 

Peregrine Honig – Tree – “Work of Art” http://artfcity.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/08/peregrine-tree.jpg

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration?

<p><a href=”https://vimeo.com/145451643″>Peregrine Honig – &quot;Suites&quot;</a> from <a href=”https://vimeo.com/scenicroad”>Scenic Road</a> on <a href=”https://vimeo.com”>Vimeo</a&gt;.</p>

#Tuesday is a #GoodDay to #MakeFaces (and other stuff).

Twyla Tharp: https://businessinrhyme.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/tharp.jpg

Drawing: Crit and FACIAL FEATURES

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

When it comes to drawing the FACE, what features do you have the hardest time with? Why do you think that you have the hardest time with that feature?

Facial Features: DRAW! https://rightbrainedmom.files.wordpress.com/2016/08/img_7777-1.jpg?w=768

What are the least successful aspect of the facial features that you drew out today? What do you feel makes them LEAST successful? Is it the same as you though in the beginning of the class?

Studio Art 360: Shoes and Shoes and MORE Shoes!

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

How DO you draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? What did you do successfully yesterday that you can continue with today? What is it you need to erase, change, resolve to make the drawing today even more successful.

Still Life of SHOES – Lots and Lots of SHOES! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/98/03/0f/98030f07c90c3c1e86cf52b5cb24f2b8.jpg

What is one thing you are putting into your drawing of the 3D Forms that might be related to the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES as the building blocks of Art – things you really need to be aware of AS you are making art.

AP Studio Art: Peregrine Honig and YOU – NATURE and Art

7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time frame, or culture.

What have you been doing to try and create a work of art inspired by the outside? Where do you see this drawing / artwork going? How are you using the materials from outside to make GREAT ART?

Michele Oka Doner: http://www.micheleokadoner.com/images/IMG/OP1b.jpg

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online?

#Creativity in the #ArtStudio – This is all about #You and your #Efforts

All of the thinking about “Creativity” is about you and how you approach the process and product of your work. Your final product is only part of the the success of your work. What else is it about? The preliminary drawings you make, the attitude you walk into the studio with, the way you approach each and every day. The final work isn’t even the most important part of the work – the PROCESS in the importance of the work. Get to work!

Twyla Tharp
Twyla Tharp: https://businessinrhyme.files.wordpress.com/2015/12/tharp.jpg

Drawing: Critique – 2 minutes per artist – let’s wrap it up today!

3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.

What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

Critiquing Art – Are you READY to TALK? Listen? https://fthmb.tqn.com/ngD6NBVuBQ39iyOvs8GF_U5beWs=/2080×1441/filters:no_upscale():fill(FFCC00,1)/about/GettyImages-158315328-581c1cfd3df78cc2e8f36e8a.jpg

What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?

Studio Art 360: Shoes and preliiminary drawings – Let’s THUMBNAIL the ideas to start with

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw your objects yesterday?


What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

AP Studio Art: I hope 1) it is nice outside or 2) You brought a warm jacket

7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

How are you struggling with fresh and unique ideas as you progress forward? What is it about FINDING YOUR VOICE? What did you take away from Friday’s Video “Work of Art?”

Michele Oka http://lvl3.small.artcdn.com/posts/17/950×540.jpg

What ideas did you get from the video that you are able to put into the new NATURE work of art? How are you going to use your skills to create a “Work of Art?”

#Tuesday is upon us… #Sorry I missed you yesterday. How’d things go?

“Failing isn’t bad when you learn what not to do.”  — Albert Einstein

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE! Lincoln Monument Bas Relief. 

A preliminary state of Ed Hamilton’s Work… Let’s visit the site!


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started last week on Friday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

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

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Vincent van Gogh’s Self Portrait – How’s your entire COMPOSITION coming along?


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What specifically do you dislike or like about the use of the material that oil paint is? Please explain your thoughts. It is important to reflect on the work you are doing and the lessons that the new materials teach you.

What advances are you making in your painting today? Step back and have a 3 minute CONVERSATION with a classmate (or two). Allow some REAL TIME to have a REAL CONVERSATION here. Listen to one another.

AP Studio Art – CRIT TIME!

Tonight at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 6 is due in Art and Fear Blog. Who’s NOT READING?

Group of artworks – Concentration works are all about the body of work. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2012/12/shoes.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.
  • Yesterday’s lack of critique went… As I write this… I do not know… How did yesterday’s class time go? What do YOU take away from the critique? I know some take things away, but what do you?

G: What have you got lined up for your next 3 CONCENTRATION Works? Write out a brief explanation of the work you feel you have lined up. What are your ideas?

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

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