#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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

#Welcome Back #Artists! Happy #Monday.

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Drawing: Nests – Mid Crit coming up!

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Look at your pair of drawings – What are your thoughts about your techniques / compositions?

The warmth of a birds nest! http://unschoolrules.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/found-bird-nest.jpg
The warmth of a birds nest! http://unschoolrules.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/found-bird-nest.jpg

What are you happiest with in regard to your drawings? What are the lessons learned as you create a series of works versus one at a time?

 

Studio Art 360: Mid Crit – Still Life.

G: 8.1P: Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

As you examine this work of art, what are the larger SKILLS you have developed in the process?

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Process over Product: https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg

As artists, we are in it for the process of MAKING ART, not necessarily worrying about the finished product. How do you feel about the idea of  PROCESS versus PRODUCT? 

Advanced Drawing: 50SoP

G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.

What did the three days away for this drawing do for you when you step back and LOOK at your drawing? Write out and ELABORATE on your drawing as a FIRST IMPULSE.

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Many Sheets of Paper – 50 Sheets of PAper? First Thoughts? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-cQv0HSOeTp0/Ugd2QyKwNOI/AAAAAAAAC1g/6-N49wXTSF4/s1600/DSCF1535.JPG

REVIEW your group conversation notes from last week thursday – What is something that stood out to you today and you were able to focus on? Elaborate on the thought.

 

AP Studio Art: Concentration Mid Crit

G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

What makes these NEW and INNOVATIVE? Give yourself a 3 bullet point list for the works.

AP Concentration:
AP Concentration:

You have been working ON YOUR OWN with NEW CONCENTRATION works – how have you help these works have demonstrated your sense of GROWTH? THIS WEEK – ASSIGNMENT – YOU will address your two questions about the concentration AND make sure that BY MONDAY your website is up to speed with 1) Questions Answered with NEW works in mind and 2) Images are uploaded – Art and Fear images AND the Outsider Art Images. Lots to do – Edit and Make Professional!

 

#Thursday in #Studio

What has Jerry Saltz got to say to Art Students today?

7. Don’t define success by money, but by time.

8. Do not let rejection define you.

Drawing: ORAL CRIT!

Let’s put up your work and TALK! http://farm9.static.flickr.com/8182/8044723950_ce4def44f5.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • Looking at the still life in front of you, what is the one aspect of it that you are most pleased with? Why are you so pleased with how you handled the materials and composition?
  • Things to think about – back page of your RUBRIC and HERE – Questions to ask when writing about art.

Reflection: What was it that you took away from today’s critique? How did you contribute to the success of the conversation? 

Studio Art 360: Sculpture and SAFETY

Tony Smith at Matthew Marks Gallery Sculpture: https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2625/4144760048_d249078c06_b.jpg

Goals:

  • 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 came up with ideas / drawings for a 3D sculpture TUESDAY?

Reflection: What are three things that you feel will be challenging as you develop your drawn ideas into a three dimensional idea.

AP Studio Art: Who is getting VOTED OFF Work of Art 

Work Of Art! http://blogs.artinfo.com/lacmonfire/files/2012/05/Aycock.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time frame, or culture.
  • Looking at the work you’ve been creating, what do you need to do in order to not get voted out of the Art Studio? How is your work challenging and innovative?

Reflection: How does this work offer you the opportunity to think outside of the normal “art” supplies and “art” ideas?

Advanced Drawing: Oral Critique TODAY!

Presenting your work: http://art.ua.edu/wp-content/uploads/2014/05/P1140060.JPG.jpeg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • Looking at the still life in front of you, what is the one aspect of it that you are most pleased with? Why are you so pleased with how you handled the materials and composition?: 
  • Things to think about – back page of your RUBRIC and HERE – Questions to ask when writing about art.

Reflection: What was it that you took away from today’s critique? How did you contribute to the success of the conversation?

#Resolution #Tuesday in the #Studio

What has Jerry Saltz got to say to Art Students today?

  1. Stay up late with each other after all the professors go to sleep. Support one another.
  2. You can’t think your way through an art problem. As John Cage said, “Work comes from work.”

Drawing: What do you STILL have to do?

How can you use your developed skills from this drawing and move forward to your NEXT drawing? https://whatiamlearningnow.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/wp-1396177324724.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • As you look back on this drawing – what is the ONE AREA you are uncertain about in the work?
  • Let’s END CLASS WITH THIS… Episode 1 – Work of Art – CRITIQUE – Start at 27:00  and run a few minutes to see a critique.
  • Things to think about – back page of your RUBRIC and HERE – Questions to ask when writing about art.

Reflection: What do you FEAR about standing up in front of a class and TALKING about your art with the class of Artists? Name 3 FEARS…

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook

Cardboard Maquettes: Tony Smith’s Ideas: http://www.nashersculpturecenter.org/Images/Objects/yttztojo/1266-0-1976-Tony-Smith-One-Two-Three.jpg

Goals:

  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • How can you use the skills you learn in CLASS from ONE Project help you develop skills that you can use in OTHER Projects – In THIS class, but more importantly – in OTHER aspects of your life? Give two examples. 

Reflection: From ALL the sketched you created, thinking about cubes, cylinders, pyramids – which ideas do you think are the strongst COMPOSITIONALLY – this is going to be 3D.

AP Studio Art: LAST DAY to Work on your Work of Art inspired by Work Of Art! 

Art as a MOUNTAIN! WOW! http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/img/works4/works4.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Where are you struggling with ideas as you resolve your artwork and plan your next two concentration works? What is it about FINDING YOUR VOICE? What did you take away from yesterday’s crit?

Reflection: What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

Advanced Drawing: RESOLVE the DRAWING!

YUM YUM Yuck: https://ihabdines.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mcdonalds-bag.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • As you look back on this drawing – what is the ONE AREA you are uncertain about in the work?
  • Let’s END CLASS WITH THIS… Episode 1 – Work of Art – CRITIQUE – Start at 27:00  and run a few minutes to see a critique.
  • Things to think about – back page of your RUBRIC and HERE – Questions to ask when writing about art.

Reflection: What do you ENJOY, as ADVANCED DRAWING ARTISTS about standing up in front of a class and TALKING / LISTENING about your art with the class of Artists? Name 3 LESSONS / LIKES…