May 14, 2013 – Tuesday – Hello ASCD Webinar Participants!

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.”
– David Bayles and Ted Orland
Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

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ASCD Webinar Participants – Welcome to my DAILY Blog! Take a tour, have a look, follow me and see how I effectively  use technology as a tool for interaction, content, resources, collaboration and communications tool in my classroom. If you would like to contact me – you can leave a message below or e-mail me at fjkorb@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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Art Foundations: Self Evaluation on GRID DRAWING. Introduction to ARTnews magazine and ABSTRACTION in the 21st Century – the GOLDEN AGE of ABSTRACTION! Review of Color Schemes too.

Abstraction is NOT as easy or simple as you might think… what are you thinking about as you see this work by contemporary artist Chris Martin’s “Seven Pointed Star for Isaac Hayes”, 2009, COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK, ARTnews link to magazine article in the picture – go ahead… click it!

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. LAPTOPS!
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions (sketches) to visual challenges (making abstract art with a meaning) that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What was the most interesting part of the ARTnews article that you read about the Golden Age of Abstraction? Do you think that creating an abstract work of art with a meaning to support it is an easy thing to do? Why of why not? Please write your thoughts down in your COMMENTS section of your GOALS SHEET.

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DRAWING: Continue to work on the FAUVIST artworks from the past week. Collaborate with a classmate ONLINE! This is DUE at the beginning of class on Thursday and you will earn completion points in your character grade.

3rd Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

6th Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

Contemporary Portrait – NOT FAUVIST. Hip-Hop inspired – how inspired are you?

GOALS:

  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. (NETS)
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis

Which portions of the drawing were you BEST able to analyze? How do feel that breaking it up into smaller pieces has helped you? How have you seen the work synthesize as you have continued to progress forward? Discuss the synthesis with your classmate AFTER you have written down your response to the first question.

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AP Studio Art: Continue with the Artist Statement and SEE the use of the NAMETAGS (Google DRIVE – NEW – FROM TEMPLATE – KORB Art Nametags – LINK). Get out your art and let’s have a conversation…

Who is the ARTIST? What is the YEAR this was painted in? What is the MEDIUM? What is the SCALE? Who were the DONORS? The information can all be found on the tiny little card next to the painting. 10 extrat credit points if you give me ALL that information by Wednesday Morning VIA Email: fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us.

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.1 commercial or 2.1.2 personal meanings (thanks Jennifer for the correction from yesterday)

What are you struggling with regarding the use of the ARTIST STATEMENT? (Link to the HANDBOOK HERE – PAGES 28 and 29… right Bryan?). What is challenging about the ideas of putting to WORD what you were trying to express in ART? Talk about your works with your classmates… maybe the conversation will help.

May 13, 2013 – Monday

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.” – David Bayles and Ted Orland

What do you to get off the starting blocks? What do you do to keep going?

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Art Foundations: How are you using the grid to help you create your art? Is it helping you or is it making it too hard? This is something that some of you have spoken about… it being difficult… it being easy… Analysis!

Imagine using the grid as the basis for your artwork. How can you use the grid as the basis for an abstract work?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What is the most successful aspect of your drawing? Did the slowing down and working one square at a time help you to better understand the image you were drawing? Why or why not?

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Drawing: Fauvism – How much are you enjoying, hating, challenged by, made easier with the use of the WILD BEAST-like colors and REAL observation behind the image? I am THRILLED!

Mid Crit – DUE NEXT MONDAY – CRITIQUE 3 DAYS NEXT WEEK – PAPER DUE Thursday Beginning of class next week… COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS DUE WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK – WRITE OUT 10 sentences (one paragraph) about your partners work – good / bad / suggestions – make it worth their while.

3rd Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY

6th Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY

How does looking at the work at this stage help you? Help your classmates?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish
  2. 2.1.2 personal 2.1.3 communal (societal) 2.1.4 or other meanings

Write out what you have learned about the work you have produced. 4 minutes of SOLID writing – this will help you begin tomorrow and write your paper later this week (next week).

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AP Studio Art – 

Get Ready for the Artist Statement.

 Writing an artist’s Statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mgnr69bpmbrqCUk74QbNpEq8GCeFrXZTpX3I_MMs23E/edit#

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.1 commercial 2.1.2 personal

What hurdles are you facing that stop you from writing about your artwork? What gets in the way? Why are words so hard?

May 10, 2013

Welcome Home Mom? – For sure thought it was the 9th…

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Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page. In addition, please share me with your friends and colleagues.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

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Art Foundations: 2 full class periods to work on the Grid Drawing – Today and Monday… then onto  MORE color – and PAINT and TEXTURE and more…

How else can an artist use GRIDS to make successful art? Next week we will be using grids as FORMATS for our work.

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the photo to one specific color scheme) are executed well .
  2. 2.2 evaluate the drawing with colored pencils and the technique of ONE SQUARE at a TIME in your artworks.

Knowing that you have 1 more day to work in class – what are you going to have to do in order to get this drawing done?

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Drawing: WORK DAY – HUGE DAY TO WORK – LITTLE TO NO LECTURE – GET YOUR GOALS WRITTEN DOWN!

COLOR SCHEMES – CLICK HERE to review

Maurice Vlaminck “Portrait of a Woman” 1906

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.2 evaluate the drawing with pastels and the Fauvist technique in your drawings.

What has been your biggest sense of PROGRESS in the FAUVIST DRAWINGS for this week?

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AP Studio Art: Well… Have you burned your finger making art this week? I did! Make sure you have ACCESS TO YOUR 72 DPI images for MONDAY! DEMO and then YOU ARE ON YOUR OWN! Lots more to do next week!

What is the work worth displaying? How are you preparing for this?

GOALS:

  1. With your ART and FEAR Book and IDEAS in your head – 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter and 3.5.2 symbols are used in art.
  2. 1.3 As you create your ART and FEAR works make sure you communicate your ideas clearly.

What works have you been thinking about for the ART EXHIBITION? How are you planning to display them? We have not spoken about that yet… Which works are the MOST important to express your ideas and abilities? BEST WORKS – not favorites, not biggest, not most controversial – BEST. What makes it your BEST?

May 9, 2013 – Thursday

WELCOME HOME MOM!

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Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page. In addition, please share me with your friends and colleagues.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

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Art Foundations – GRID – ONE SQUARE AT A TIME… Continue to consider the ANALYSIS of the PHOTOGRAPH and the PROCESS you are using to draw this image out ONE SQUARE AT A TIME!

What COLOR SCHEME are you using? Are you aware of the relationships that we, as artists, use to make work more unified?

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the photo to one specific color scheme) are executed well.
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the photograph / subject matter to basic elements).

What has ANALYZING the original photograph done to help or challenge you in the process of making this COLOR SCHEME Drawing? Share your challenges with your classmates.

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DRAWING: 

Kees Van Dongen – Fauvist “Portrait of a Woman” c. 1908

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs from your classmates and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply media (pastels), techniques (observations), and processes (Fauvist application of the pastels) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What aspects of this drawing have caused you the most grief so far – and WHY do you think this… what has been the challenge? What solutions have you come up with to help your progress moving forward? With your drawings out in front of you – let’s take a moment to sit, think, and talk about the challenges.

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AP Studio Art: We are working on the ideas for your Art and Fear projects – paper is out and you are ready to roll. What are your ideas? I’ll be around to check on you…

What works are YOU planning on using in an art exhibition for the end of the year? Please be thinking about this…

GOALS:

  1. With your ART and FEAR Book and IDEAS in your head – 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter and 3.5.2 symbols are used in art.

What have you been considering the essential elements of the chapter you have been assigned? How are you able to make that message CLEAR and CONCISE to the viewer WITHOUT making the ideas seen too SIMPLE for them? Make the viewer work for understanding…. Share your ideas with us all…

May 8, 2013 – Wedneday

Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page. In addition, please share me with your friends and colleagues.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

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Art Foundations – GRID – ONE SQUARE AT A TIME

Why Portraits?

GOALS:

  1. Apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the photo to one specific color scheme) are executed well .

Self – evaluation: What was the BIGGEST A-HA moment you had today! What did you do to help you get to that point?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

Fauvist – but not Matisse, not Derain… GEORGES ROUALT

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply pastels, through Fauvist color choices and placement, and observational skills with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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Happy Ice Cream - NOT made by Uncle Harry's : (
Happy Ice Cream – NOT made by Uncle Harry’s : (

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – Let’s discuss some of the main topics that you have pulled from the chapter you are reading – Chapter 1 – 9…

Make it level, make it good… what works are you thinking about hanging for your art exhibition?

GOALS:

  1. By choosing 7 – 10 works AP Art Show you will 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter and 3.5.2 symbols are used in art.
  2. Writing your artist statement 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value. 

What situation in life is it important to present yourself in the best light possible? When does it not matter so much? How does the presentation of your artwork relate? (1, 3, 7)

May 7, 2103 – Tuesday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Art Foundations: Grid drawing – how are you doing with the one square at a time grid drawing? Let us SHARE these ideas before we get started today.

Phillip Glass (composer) and Chuck Close (artist) and how the two have worked together and learned together.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well .
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (i.e: Chuck Close and Philip Glass)

What have you discovered about the process in drawing? What are your challenges in the process? What are you doing better with your drawings that you might not have been doing prior?

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Drawing: Fauvist Drawings – how is all that coming for you? Have you made photographs? Have you thought about the work that you are making? Are you struggling with the drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly?

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AP Studio Art: FINISH YOUR PORTFOLIO!

The AP Studio Art Portfolio Waiting Room – Where is YOUR box?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. Work on final artist statement for your AP Exhibition

Ok ya’all –  How many artworks were you able to mount in one day, edit, photograph, prepare? Please consider the use of your time as we get back into the making of art? The time is important and I look forward to seeing more of the great ideas that you all come up with. Artwork… Preparing a Presentation… Plan an Exhibition… enjoy the rest of the year.

May 6, 2013 – Monday

Good Morning! Please note the time change for publication… 6:30 am. I am trying a new time in hoping to get more feedback from you all (and a few more followers maybe). Please – I am looking for your feedback – parents, teachers, students, artists, leaders, and anyone else who is following my page… Also… share me with your friends and colleagues… I am always looking to get my voice out there.

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“Very often a change of self is needed more than a change of scene.”  — Arthur Christopher Benson

What CHANGES are you making or are you just TALK?

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Good Morning – If there is NO PICTURE here – the video has not finished loading. Sorry – YouTube is really slow from my house uploading videos. No video? Please move along without it… but try reloading later… it will show up eventually.

Art Foundations: Grid Drawings – Colored Pencil and the 1:4 Ratio Enlargement. how are you doing with the enlargement?

What are your personal limitations as you work through your art?

Click HERE to see a BRIEF video on how Chuck Close works with his physical limitations.

GOALS:

  1. apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

How are you doing watching the INDIVIDUAL SQUARES? Are you able to FOCUS and ANALYZE the single square that you are working on? Why is this easy or difficult for you? Give 3 reasons, specific reasons, you feel this way.

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Drawing: Fauvism… we are in the thick of it now… what can you do to make smart choices and work on the ideas?

Madame Matisse – she’s a popular one for the Fauvists to paint…

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (pastel), techniques (observation from photograph), and processes (slowly building pastels up) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Think about tomorrow… What are your fears about the sharing of your images and ideas in the process of the Google Drive Rubric? How do you think your ideas can help your assigned classmate in the process of making their are stronger? Give 2 strong ideas what you think you will be able to do to 1) help your classmate and 2) learn from your classmate.

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AP Studio Art: Oh boy… we are almost here…

Are you done? Here and ONLINE?

GOALS:

  1. Work on finalizing (Concentration and Breadth) works for mailing. (P)
  2. Create multiple solutions to solve visual problems. (Your Art and Fear Artwork)

Ok guys and gals… we are done. What do you have to do to make sure tomorrow runs smoothly and we are ready to roll with no hiccups? Write out 3 things you are proud of as you look back on the year. Write out 2 things that you feel you could have done differently / stonger?

May 3, 2013, FRIDAY – SO FAST…

Hey Mom – The kids loved our conversation. They are also looking forward to cookies…

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE TODAY at 3:05p.m. – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER TODAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: Balance is IMPORTANT – Symmetry, Approximate Symmetry, Radial Balance, Asymmetry. What else can help create balance in an artwork?

Great to see how Chuck Close works… a VIDEO LINK is in this image. Click to go to the SFMoMA site.
Chuck Close’s first painting after he THREW AWAY all that he knew… Video Beneath this Image.

GOALS:

  1. Know about the creation of images (through the grid AND using your own images) and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art and KNOW WHY THIS WILL MAKE IT EASIER to process the drawing.

What part of the grid process is giving you difficulties? What part of the grid process is making it easier for you to create the work you are creating? How can you use this in the future? BALANCE: Please TEACH a classmate about the four different types of balance and talk about how you are using it in your composition.

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DRAWING: We are working on the portraits, making photographs of our current work – posting them into our GOOGLE DOCS over the weekend and commenting on them, and learning about PASTELS and how we can use ARBITRARY COLORS to make them work in our portraits.

GOALS:

  1. 5.5 evaluate your personal and classmates responses to works of art for communicating ideas
  2. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. – WHO will we share our GOOGLE DRIVE DOCUMENTS WITH  (MONDAY) so we can begin COLLABORATIVE critiquing?
Andre Derain Self Portrait

What has challenged you THE MOST about this process? Why is the portrait so important? Teach your classmate a little about what you have learned in the process of using PROPORTIONS and FACIAL FEATURE shapes and forms that has helped you in the drawing of your Fauvist / Hip-Hop Contemporary Portrait.

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AP Studio Art: With the time left… how are you doing? What more have you got to accomplish. Can we take time today to look over your work or do we need it to WORK on presenting our portfolios?

Austin – you need to check your registration – your name is in it twice – First First or Last Last… Please fix that…

How is Art and Fear making you think about making your art?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks and ASSEMBLE THE PORTFOLIO!
  2. 3.3 ONLINE Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are value. (if you and NOT submitting a portfolio – I will be collecting your answers on Tuesday through an E-MAIL or Shared Google Document)

Are you READY? Are you Good to go? Please teach a classmate a bit about your work and why you have chosen the works that you did. Write out the most important thing that comes to mind about the QUALITY work you have gathered for the next 3 minutes – NON STOP WRITING…

May 2, 2013 – Thursday – Already?

  •  Ginger Boglitsch Hey Frank
  •  Ginger Boglitsch I was impressed with all the math you were teaching!:)

    THANKS MOM!

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER FRIDAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: GRIDS – Finally Grids. Chuck Close video – brief, and then onto MATH – Ratios 1:4. How can we use a ruler successfully? Did you bring your photo?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 Know about the creation of images and explain why they are of value. (How can this help you in the making of art in the future?)
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical ratios in art as other disciplines might use math. (How might you use the idea of RATIOS / MATH in your future works?)

One square at a time… how is it going? We dealt with pencils today – have you got the basics of the drawing in? What was your biggest issue with the grid and RATIOs? Think about the problems and the accomplishments you are having. Be aware of the process. Self – evaluation Share image with your classmate and explain the process of measuring and transferring images.

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Drawing: WORK – little to no lecture. WORK through the process of drawing these portraits.

What a change in Matisse’s work from yesterday! Matisse later on in life.

GOALS:

  1. (2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

Now that we are a little further in the process, how are things going? What are your big challenges today with these LARGER than LIFE drawings? Write out your ACCOMPLISHMENTS today. What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

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AP Studio Art: WORK mi Amigo’s – Get to the process of presenting… How was the Brewer’s game?

GOALS:

  1. Work on Quality Mounting of artworks.
  2. Evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

Tomorrow is Friday… what are you lacking in completion for next Tuesday? What situation in life is it important to present yourself in the best light possible? When does it not matter so much? How does the presentation of your artwork relate?

May 1, 2013 – Wednesday – May Already?

HI MOM!

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ALL LATE SKETCHBOOKS / MAJOR PROJECTS ARE DUE ON FRIDAY – THEY WILL BECOME ZERO’S PERMANENTLY AFTER FRIDAY…

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“Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good.” — Voltaire

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Art Foundations: GRIDS – Finally Grids. Chuck Close video – brief, and then onto MATH – Ratios 1:4. How can we use a ruler successfully?

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 Know about the creation of images and explain why they are of value.
  2. 6.1 Work on mathematical rations in art as other disciplines might use math.

What part of the process are you struggling with? How can you use MATH elsewhere in life – the idea of the RATIO?

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Drawing: No SHAKY Video today – that was AWFUL!

Madame Matisse

GOALS:

  1. (2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges. (P).
  2. (5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.

Looking at the challenges you had today… what can you do to continue moving forward? What was the most challenging part of  enlarging your head today? Why was this most difficult way to go?How can you use your knowledge of the SHAPES of the facial features to help? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

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AP Studio Art: Art and Fear Chapters 3 and 4 – brief reading. How much MORE to do for the PORTFOLIO? If you are NOT actively working on the portfolio – READ YOUR CHAPTER!

ART and FEAR Chapter ARTWORK REQUIREMENTS:

  • We are all going to work on the SAME SIZE PAPER… 18 TALL x 9 WIDE… How to deal with those constraints? This is going to be a challenge you have to deal with.
What do you do to PROCEED?

GOALS:

  1.  Work on wrapping up the portfolios and presentation of the BEST work.
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork .

How many ideas do you feel you need to come up with ONE solid / successful composition for your Art and Fear Chapter? What are you going to do about the proportional challenge?