Elements are the building blocks of art. What are you focused on? Line? Space? Value?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – President Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line, Unity, Abstract Expressionism, Non-Objective Art – Process

How has Pablo Picasso used line to create this image of Igor Stravinsky? What kinds of line did he use? http://bdcentral.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/picasso_s_stravinsky1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places. (Non Objective… what are we  / you trying to accomplish? What is the point of this first project?)

How has the use of the BLACK ACRYLIC paint UNIFIED your work? What techniques did you try? What types of lines STILL Stand out?

Drawing: Still Life, Thumbnail and Composition

Georgio Morandi and his compositions… what are you doing in your drawing to make this an interesting in your composition? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/gm1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (analysis) to successfully execute your still life.
  2. (1.1) Apply DRAWING PENCILS with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What have you done to really figure out the composition? How have you filled in the space? What makes the space interesting? 

AP Studio Art: Concentration – DUE MONDAY!

Jenny Saville in her studio space. how are you working more than one art piece at a time? http://mrsawyersopus.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jenny-saville-brewer-street-studio-22.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for Friday.

What is happening in your work? What is working in your art? Where are you struggling?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (LINE)

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph

Goals:

  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? 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?

Goals and Work… Stay on Task and Stay Focused

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Goals / Ch 1 / Ch 4 / Sketchbook

What are some of the lines that you see in the drawing? Do you INTERPRET anything? http://www.gageacademy.org/upload/enews/enews_Tom_Yody-a.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and LINE

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to? Ha Ha Ha!

Drawing: Still Life / Sighting In / Observation / Reflection (Aesthetics – Composition) / Sketchbook

Morandi spent a CAREER working with different arrangements of boxes. What can you do with the still life in front of you? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/952ac-gm7.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how ideas relate to the materials (pencils)
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What are the differences with the different types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

AP Studio Art: Organization of Of Sailors and Whales / Display of Works / Concentration work and Sharing

We are going to display your artworks and your statement… Thanks for the hard work and the written word. http://www.rentavaluecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/artworks-gallery-gif.gif

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.2) concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use.
  2. Work on (2.6) creating multiple solutions to concentration works.

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?

Communicate through Observation and Creation! MAKE ART!

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Goals / What is Art? / Book

Have you seen Shephard Fairey’s anywhere? Look around the school and I GUARANTEE you will see his work on Hats and T-Shirts and Sweatshirts… A Communicator in your time. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/512917423_9c949194df.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) create, define, and solve visual challenges using (1.4.1) analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements – LINE)
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and understand the ideas of communication.

What sort of MESSAGE do you think he was trying to communicate? What sort of messages might YOU try to communicate with art? How can you use these skills outside of an art class?

Drawing: Compositions / Observation on the still life.

Multiple solutions to the visual problems… how are YOU handling the ideas of the boxes in front of you? http://payload132.cargocollective.com/1/8/267741/4958137/06%20Drawing%20on%20Paper%20-%20Boxes_905.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Apply drawing media with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to Chiaroscuro and Observation (Shape and Form)

How did using sighting in help you with the initial drawing process? How is being AWARE of the process helpful in SEEING the objects more clearly?

AP Studio Art: Last 2 Concentrations / Photograph “Sailors and Whales” and 1 Paragraph

CONCENTRATION – What are you doing? What are you doing out of class? What are you ADVANCING in? http://www.art-life.com/MOCA/gillette/portfolio1/images/portfolio1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Work on (1.2) creating concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use. (P)
  2. What is the rationale – the reason – the meaning behind your work (Of Sailors and Whales) – Typed up and SHARED in Google Drive TODAY!

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?

Welcome Back! Let’s get things rolling RIGHT AWAY! Move Forward!

Whatever the situation is, whatever challenges you have… never give up – keep moving forward! http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/OrgsRichTextImages/2390/martinlutherkingjr.jpeg

CALENDAR – Look to the side of the screen. This is there to help you know your due dates and assignments. Subscribe to the Google Calendar. This webpage is a TOOL for you to use – search through it – explore it – look under YOUR class… see what there is to see.

Art Foundations: Line – What is Art?

What is ART? What can you do with it? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/what_is_art.jpg

Goals:

  1. Work on creating multiple visual solutions to the ideas of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design

What did you learn about your neighbors? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about you and your classmates think about art?

Drawing: Still Life and OBSERVATION

Look at what you are drawing – BE OBSERVANT – Know your angles and shapes and relationships. DRAW! http://jetantonio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/box.jpg

Goals:

  1. Work on creating multiple solutions to Chiaroscuro and Shape Study.

What did you accomplish with your first few thumbnail drawings about the boxes? What do you hope to accomplish in DRAWING?

AP Studio Art: Review your concentration – SKETCHES and MEANING

Can we hang a show? Can you speak about your work? Can you be confident in yourself? http://www.freewebs.com/colemangallery/Coleman%20Gallery.jpg

Goals:

  1. Know about (1.1) communicating your ideas clearly
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to your next set of works –  Sketchbook PRELIMINARY – Collected on FRIDAY – WHAT ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH THIS?

Think about your exams – what were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam.

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective, Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at Frank Gehry’s work of architecture. http://www.google.com/about/locations/los-angeles/images/binoculars.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing. Please look over your neighbor’s drawing to see if there are ANYTHING that you feel are not using the 2 point perspective rules.

Advanced Drawing: Hallways – Last Day? Probably not, but not much longer – Wednesday of Next Week – CRIT!

Interior drawing of a great space. What is similar to yours? What is different? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/138ec-hallway_lg.jpg

Goals:

  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
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas (Huge End Of Class Reflection!)

What’s been your biggest success in the halls this week? What have you REALLY learned about SPACE, COLOR, PASTELS,  BLENDING, SCALE, WORKING? Give yourself some thought in the REFLECTION / JOURNALING section of the Goals page. The weekend for take home? Monday and Tuesday to work (and get your CRITIQUE up and BEGUN…) Oral Critique on WEDNESDAY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration #4, Breadth, Photography and Editing

What’s going on in your still life set up? Giorgio Morandi had it all figured out. http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/giorgio-morandi-1.jpg

Goals:

  1. Create multiple solutions for visual problems. (Still Life… What are you doing to CHALLENG yourself? What ELEMENT or PRINCIPLE are you focusing on? Transparency like Fish? Superrealism like Flack? Colors and Space like Cezanne? “Simple” relationships like Morandi?
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What is your still life? What is your idea for your next concentration work? SHARE YOUR IDEAS with your neighbor and MAKE A NOTE in your notebook as to where you are and where you are going. Big opportunity for reflection.

Don’t worry about being “perfect,” it isn’t ever going to happen.

“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

Why are mistakes important to make? click on the image to find out why…

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Drawing & Claus Oldenburg / Coosje van Bruggen

Goals

  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

What do you need to do tomorrow to continue being successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

Advanced Drawing

Van Gogh… How are you using the colors that you have available to organize the work you are creating?

Goals

  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.

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?

AP Studio Art

What objects are you choosing for your art? http://www.art-is-fun.com/image-files/candy-still-life-painting.jpg

Goals

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What are you struggling with when it comes to PHOTOGRAPHY and WEBSITE design?

Break Rules and Make Good Art!

“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

It’s Ok…

Art Foundations 2D

“The Incredibles” in 2 Point Perspective. Thanks DISNEY animators for being so AWESOME in designing and representing the possibilities.

Goals

  1. (1.2.2 and 3) Create 2 point perspective drawings that demonstrate an understanding of how your ideas relate to technique and process

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

Advanced Drawing

Goals

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. 5.3 Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques

Self – evaluation of the writing for the day – What did you find NEW in your work that you forgot you did well or struggled with?

AP Studio Art

Goals

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What skills are you lacking in the creation of art? Is your OBSERVATION strong? Is your use of SPACE strong? Is your VALUE strong? Materials? Mediums? Where do you need work?

I got rhythm, I got music, I got my art class, who could ask for anything more?

“What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look.”

– Chuck Close!

Regardless of WHAT you are drawing or what you are looking at… make sure that you keep looking!

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Advanced Drawing: Let’s continue working on the drawings. Give yourself a bit of time to THINK about what you are doing.

 

How are you combining the visuals that you have chosen into one strong and moving artwork?

GOALS:

  1. 2.4 compare different points of view regarding composition and meaning in artwork
  2. 2.5 defend personal evaluations

What has been your most successful are of this drawing today?

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Art Foundations: Pattern – Chapter 8. Let’s draw out some variations and versions of patterns that we see.

  

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of line AND pattern.
  2. (3.2) apply patterns and line to solve visual challenges.

What kinds of Pattern are you drawn to? What is your favorite type of pattern?

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AP Studio Art: Plant Drawings – How are things going? Jim Dine – Self-Portrait on the WallVideo!

How are you using COLOR or Value to tie it all together?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. (2.3) create artworks that solve visual challenges and (2.2) evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

What materials have you used today? How are you using COLOR or VALUE or WHAT ELSE to tie it all together?