#LateStart #MidWeek #HumpDay #ArtDay

 Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”… for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that makes you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

What kind of Kandinsky are YOU? http://b.vimeocdn.com/ts/142/541/142541478_640.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What are the BEST things you have  come up with in this artwork?

Reflection: What did your FAVORITE part of this overall DEEP and difficult project? 

Studio Art 360: TEXTURE and COLLAGE! Let’s GO!

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Max Ernst: Collage withg Flowers: 

Goals:

  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • Think about your sketchbook drawing from yesterday… If you could include TEXTURE into the drawing – how do you feel you could? Where in the drawing CAN you? Where in the drawing WILL you?

Reflection: Write a ONE PARAGRAPH EXPLANATION about your work on the BACK of the collage. Describe how you used Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania in the work. 

AP Studio Art: Pencils…

Pencil Story on FREAKONOMICS – LISTEN HERE: http://www.wnyc.org/widgets/ondemand_player/freakonomics/#file=json/576159

 

Ooooo… PENCILS! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e6/de/20/e6de20b914b7217bc6ad431f9531a7d7.jpg

Goals:

  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What is your NUMBER ONE PERSONAL GOAL for this drawing. Look at page 29 in your folder – do you want to think about habits of mind? 

Reflection: TWO DAYS LEFT – CRITIQUE and LETTER WRITING MONDAY – Huh? Yep. What was successful – 2 things that worked out – Think Elelments and Principles…

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Anselm Kiefer: http://images.hallartfoundation.org/www_hallartfoundation_org/2013_Mass_MoCA_Anselm_Kiefer_Hall_Art_Foundation_052_copy0.jpg

Goals:

  • Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Step back and LOOK – that’s it – LOOK… Wait… Wait… What do you see? WRITE DOWN WHAT YOU SEE. List it… List 5 things – one thing you are doing well.

Reflection: How are you stretching yourself with this drawing? What are 3 things you doing outside of your comfort zone? EXPLAIN!

#MidWeek #Wednesday… One More Day! Weekend in sight!

 “There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

Happy Youth Art Month:

Happy Birthday to Robert Williams: March 2, 1943

http://sourharvest.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/02/Robert-Williams.jpg

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Goals:

  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What techniques are working for you in this work? How will you talk about the the struggles and successes you are having?

Reflection: As you worked today, what are the major successes you found in your approach to the oil pastels today? How do you see this as being a drawing that can help you understand compositional relationships?

Studio Art 360: Sculpture WRAP – UP

CARDBOARD SCULPTURE – What can you think of doing with your new skills? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ab287-deerblogphotos25282of92529.jpg

Goals:

  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated.
  • These forms may not be your MASTERPIECE of all time, but they did require focus, work, and attention to detail. Looking at ALL the FORMS you created, how you assembled the work, how you wrapped it up with color choices… explain 3 things that you feel were important about what you learned in the ease or difficulty about creating a work of art? TOMORROW WE ARE CRITIQUING! Make sure you are FOCUSED TODAY!

Reflection: If you are NOT done with the paper mache forms, what could you / should you have done over that past 2 weeks to make sure you DID get them finished by the end of the period? How do you see that you are going to be ready for the critique tomorrow?

AP Studio Art: 

JWM Turner’s Sketchbook. How are you using YOUR sketchbook? http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D07/D07860_10.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • To HELP YOU FULLY UNDERSTAND YOUR current concentration, what is the common thread that is chasing through all of your work? What do you SEE? What is the MEANING? Why is this work IMPORTANT?

Reflection: Thinking about the critiques from earlier this week, what are you in need of doing to make these  end of the concentration works the best? We still have TONS of time to POLISH our concentrations… what else do you do? 

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Working over the top of the paper? Is the text important? http://www.johwey.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/05/2010-0516-04.jpg

Goals:

  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • TWO MORE DAYS this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work done today? EXPLAIN IN DETAIL how you are working OBSERVATION into this drawing?

Reflection: Think about the conversation from Monday… what are THREE THINGS you heard about OTHER artists works that 1) Stuck with you and 2) are beneficial to you about your work?

#NoArtTeacher in the #Studio – NO WORRIES – #WorkHard

 “There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

Happy Youth Art Month:

Happy Birthday to Oskar Kokoshka: March 1, 1886 – 1922

Oskar Kokoshka: Self Portrait: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000266/202004_3184914.jpg

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Goals:

  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Reflect on YESTERDAY before you begin today! What worked with the new materials? What didn’t? Explain your answers…

Reflection: As you worked with oil pastels today, what were two things that the paper and colors did to help you better create the messages behind your work? FULL SENTENCES! Explain WHY!  

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook Assignments

Weeping Willow by Edouard Manet: https://www.kimbellart.org/sites/default/files/styles/large_800/public/tms/AP1996_02_MAIN1.jpg?itok=XVIFfILT

Goals:

  •  10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What is the strength of your soda can / drink compositions from last week? What have you developed as a real strength in your drawings? You are going to work today on THIS WEEK’s NEW sketch and I will look QUICKLY at THIS and LAST week’s sketches NEXT week. If you need to polish the cans up for next week – take the time to do that.This Week Prompt: Weeping Willows! Where are you going to take this?

Reflection: What three things can you do / are you going to do to to enhance your sketchbook drawing for next week’s grade? 

AP Studio Art: 

What’s happening in your ideas, your imagery? http://room13international.org/wp-content/themes/room13/assets/images/bg-sketchbook-open.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What have your previous sketches been over the past months? How have you been planning the NEW and Important ideas out for your work? HOW DOES THIS HELP YOU?
    • Sitting down with your sketchbooks and your statements from the AP Questions… look back at your entire body of work and consider the next works. How can you move forward successfully?

Reflection: What have you come up / accomplished with today? What materials are you using that help you to challenge yourself? How does it fit into your current body of work?  How does it REACH OUT into NEW IDEAS? How can you use that conversation / reflection to add to your ARTIST STATEMENT online?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

50 Sheets of Paper… Ekaterina Panikanova: http://beautifuldecay.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/Ekaterina-Panikanova-painting1.jpg

Goals:

  • 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 are TWO THINGS you need FEEDBACK on from your classmates about your work today as we do a REAL MID CRIT? WRITE THAT OUT and ASK during the crit.

Reflection: What 2 things did you accomplish today that is making you stronger in the concepts of drawing?

#WorkWeek is HUGE Now – #LateWork?

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

What are you missing? Thursday is a good day to get it all in… http://enactusmans.org/blog/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/too-late-1.jpg

Happy Youth Art Month:

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Happy Birthday BALTHUS. Februsary 29, 1908 http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebMedium/WebImg_000255/189088_3040483.jpg

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Goals:

  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What songs are you using to create your artwork and what is ONE things that STANDS OUT as OBVIOUS to connect the two works of art? 

Reflection: SHARE YOUR THEORY AND DRAWING WITH YOUR CLASSMATE – Last 5 Minutes – CONVERSATION and write down what you have learned from your classmate.

Studio Art 360: Sculpture and PAINT

A very different type of sculpture than we are working on. Cardboard nonetheless. http://www.evolo.us/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/ICON_5.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • What more do you need to do in order to be done with the sculpting of the form and then resolve the form to add the paper mache for Wednesday (might be a work day)? 

Reflection: How do you feel the adding of the paper mache and color ENHANCES or MAKES THE WORK STRONGER than it was when it was just cardboard?  Use your art terms from the back wall or on page 29 in the folder.

AP Studio Art: 

Your Concentration… http://www.johnlund.com/Images/10284401107.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How does your work for this week Re-Engage the ideas you have been using in the past while ALSO provide ideas of REVISION?.

Reflection: I try to get you to talk to one another and reflect. Look at each other’s work today and do that. Explain, listen, WRITE DOWN THOUGHTS for your own reflections. 

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

paper paper paper: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/5876c-dscf7064.jpg

Goals:

  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What pages are you using to satisfy the 50 pages? What is your imagery? Why are you using what you are using?

Reflection: What did your discussions during the first part of class do for you as you discussed and explained your ideas for 50 pages of paper? Give 3 ideas you shared and will carry forward. 

#Friday on a #Thursday #YEAH! What are you working on this #Weekend?

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

7)      You CAN figure it out you have the ability.  Sara knew absolutely nothing about women’s undergarments, patenting a new product, manufacturing, marketing, product development, website development, online commerce, and more.  But that didn’t stop her. She researched what she needed to, hired out what she couldn’t do, and marched forward with undying commitment and energy. Don’t stop yourself from pursuing an idea because you don’t think you have what it takes.

8)      You can build a billion dollar business starting with $5,000.  Sara had only $5,000 in savings on that fateful day when she cut the feet off of her stockings in order to wear them under her white pants for a more flattering look (and thus, realized the world needed a new undergarment product that would be comfortable yet flattering to the female form).  From that $5,000 she embarked on designing a prototype, securing a manufacturer, naming the product, legally protecting her product, and getting the word out to potential buyers.  You don’t have to be rich to move forward with your fabulous new idea.

 

 

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2012/05/23/10-lessons-i-learned-from-sara-blakely-that-you-wont-hear-in-business-school/#b7b88b174429

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Guggenheim in NYC! Send me photographs of your weekend visit! http://media.guggenheim.org/content/New_York/exhibitions/2011/decisiverose_490x235.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • As this develops, how are your ideas and Kandinsky’s similar and how are they different? What might you take away from this experience? How can you share that idea with the world?  

Reflection: From the conversation you had… what are things you HEARD from others that might help you get rolling on a SOLID and SUCCESSFUL image on Monday? If you need to RESOLVE your image over the weekend… do so.

Studio Art 360: Sculpture – WRAP IT UP!

Anne Truit – What are you doing with COLOR? http://si.wsj.net/public/resources/images/ED-AK645_truitt_DV_20091209170159.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • Final day to work. Ready to focus? This has been a fast week – what is ONE THING you need to do today to GET YOUR SCULPTURE COMPLETED TODAY? Monday we will WORK and then MOVE ONTO the NEXT WORK.

Reflection: What do you need to do this weekend to wrap up your sculpture? If you are done – hopefully you are – What is are two things you would do differently that would better enhance your sculpture?

AP Studio Art: 

Guernica – Sketches! http://www.museoreinasofia.es/sites/default/files/styles/foto_horizontal_wide/public/obras/DE00120_0.jpg?itok=YSFdDySJ

Goals:

  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • Looking at the ideas you came up with as a group yesterday… if your work could MAKE A CHANGE to SOCIETY – Start Conversation – Begin a REVOLUTION for CHANGE – what imagery comes up RIGHT NOW… You do not have to stick with it, but RIGHT NOW – Good ideas or not.

Reflection: Well – are you going to lead the revolution? I hope so! What do you plan on doing for the weekend

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Sol Le Witt MANY panels! http://www.baeditions.com/sol-lewitt-artwork/sol-lewitt-color-grids-installed.jpg

Goals:

  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Last day this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work planned and begun for today? How are you working in the OBSERVATION part of this requirement?

Reflection: Having 4 days this week to get into the process, plus one day of a critique, DESCRIBE ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED. As an outside VIEWER – what progress would we see.

Past #MidWeek #Wednesday! YEAH! #Studio Time and #Practice.

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

5)      Hire people you like and trust (even if they don’t know a great deal about what you need them to do).  Sara hired a head of Product Development and a PR director who had been friends and supporters from the beginning.  Neither knew anything about the functional areas they were hired to oversee, but Sara trusted they’d be fabulous at their new roles, and they were.

6)      You don’t have to go in order. Sara’s passionate commitment to her new Spanx product was so fierce, she just tackled each task in the development and marketing journey as they came up, not necessarily in the best order for a smooth launch.  She landed a Neiman Marcus deal involving placement of the product in seven stores, before figuring out how to mass produce “crotches” for the product. The Oprah show called to do a feature on her in a staff meeting in her “offices” before she had an office or a staff.  She winged it, and it all went well.

http://www.forbes.com/sites/kathycaprino/2012/05/23/10-lessons-i-learned-from-sara-blakely-that-you-wont-hear-in-business-school/#b7b88b174429

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Yellow Red Blue – 1925 Kandinsky: http://www.wassily-kandinsky.org/images/gallery/Yellow-Red-Blue.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • Reflect on YESTERDAY before you begin today! What are your OVERALL IDEAS that you hope to communicate? Write out the OVERALL FEELING of your song and how your SKETCHES are demonstrating that overall feeling.

Reflection:Biggest struggle / success for today? Write it out and the WHY! 

Studio Art 360: Sculpture – WRAP IT UP!

Lots of GREAT images – not all that different from OURS – Except they are by Sol LeWitt. http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T07/T07144_10.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • As you have been constructing your sculpture, what has been the 1 biggest success you have felt throughout the process? 

Reflection: What is ONE thing you can use that Artist Habit of Mind to do to help you further develop your skills? PAGE 30.

AP Studio Art: 

Picasso’s Guernica! What are you doing to CHANGE THE WORLD with your art? http://www.museoreinasofia.es/sites/default/files/styles/foto_horizontal_wide/public/obras/DE00050_0.jpg?itok=wxSeOtKR

Goals:

  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • Talk to your classmates about the IMPORTANT TOPICS you have in your head and how that can become part of the larger body of your works. Write out 3 ideas you HEARD FORM OTHERS.

Reflection: Well… what are 3 things you came up with that you might use in the ideas of your works?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Jim Dine and PAPER! Lots of PAPER! https://mhsartgallerymac.wikispaces.com/file/view/green4-28-2.jpg/372376472/753×716/green4-28-2.jpg

Goals:

  •  4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What is ONE THING you need to ask about your work? What is ONE THING you are PLEASED with in the design / planning / making of your art?

Reflection: What did you take away from today’s Mid-Crit? How will you put that into practice for this MAJOR project? 

#4DaysOfArt – What can we do?

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

1)      Fail Big – Sara’s beloved father followed Wayne Dyer’s guidance in teaching his children the power of failing big.  Each day, her father would ask – “So, what did you fail at today.” And if there were no failures, Dad would be disappointed.  Focusing on failing big allowed Sara to understand that failure is not an outcome, but involves a lack of trying — not stretching yourself far enough out of your comfort zone and attempting to be more than you were the day before.   Failing big was a good thing.

2)      Visualize it – Sara is a big fan of “visualizing” your big goal, in specific, concrete ways.  She saw herself clearly on the Oprah TV show 15 years before it happened.  She simply knew it would happen.  She’d see in her mind’s eye sitting on the couch with Oprah having an exciting conversation, and wondered, “What are we talking about?”  The rest was just “filling in the blanks” to get there.

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

What are you going to be planning? https://kojieun.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/drw_kandinsky.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • Reflect on Friday before you begin today! What are the two different MOTIFS that Kandinsky talked about? What about the three different STYLES? Don’t remember? That’s ok… they were challenging… talk about this with your neighbors – what was it about the use of shapes that helped define the MOTIF?

Reflection: Describe 3 things you found as SUCCESSES for today! DESCRIBE – NOT LIST!

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Professional Artist Sol Le Witt – Sculpture: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01865_10.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • First 5 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the STICKY NOTE I gave you. Walk to the next set of desks would sit in at your desk… and then make a REAL COMMENT on the sculpture (or part of the sculpture) that is there. What are 2 things that are working as an interesting and compelling VISUAL IMAGE? What is ONE SUGGESTION you would offer to help make it a more successful image / sculpture? Repeat TWO MORE TIMES at TWO MORE SETS OF DESKS.

Reflection: Last 3 minutes…Read your classmates comments – write a BRIEF response to their comments.

Don’t forget your can of drink for tomorrow!

AP Studio Art: 

Concentrate on your body of work.  http://www.theloop.com.au/app/serve/view_file/L21udC9zaXRlX2RhdGEvcHJvamVjdHMvaW1hZ2VzLzM4MDIxNi1sLmpwZywxNDE0NjEzNzEwLGltYWdlL2pwZw

Goals:

  • 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.

Reflection: You have been working ON YOUR OWN with NEW CONCENTRATION works – how have you felp 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!

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

James Rosenquist: F-111 Lets Explorehttp://www.blogdoluxo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/16Painel-F-111-de-James-Rosenquist-em-exposi%C3%A7%C3%A3o-no-MoMA.jpg

Goals:

  •  6. 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.
  • What have you been CHALLENGED with when it comes to this NEW APPROACH / CHALLENGE to a DRAWING? Two Comments.

Reflection: What have you LEARNED about the process of coming up with your OWN IDEAS for making art? Go ahead and list three things that talk about the challenges (or freedoms) February 24 – Mid Crit, March 7 – FINAL CRIT.

#Friday #ReadyForTheWeekend? #Work in the #ArtStudio

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

9. Learn Something New: By taking a class outside your typical area of interest, you can have a wider range of ideas to draw from and interconnect. Researchshows that connecting in new ways is the basis for all creative thought.

10. Know Your Strengths and Passions: Get to know what makes your heart soar, what makes you feel most alive and energized, and use it as fuel for the creative process.

By nourishing your creative side, you’ll bring happiness not only to yourself but to those around you. You’ll also know what you had inside yourself all along. What do you do to tap into your creativity?

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Kandinsky in Milwaukee (MAM): https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Of the shapes we are began with yesterday (Circle, Square, Triangle), which one is STRONG and why? Which shape describes a passive quality? Why? 

Reflection: How do you feel you might be able to use the ideas of color and shape to communicate your ideas from your song? Give 3 examples of how a shape, angle, color might offer emotion.

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Goals:

  • .2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • What can you use from the process we went through YESTERDAY to continue to create a CUBE, CYLINDER, and a pyramid? Do you want to work on ALL of them at the same time or are you going to finish one and then move onto the next?

Reflection: Looking at the sculpture you have begun… what are three things you could be (can do) to enhance the composition, the execution, the message?

AP Studio Art: 

http://treasure.diylol.com/uploads/post/image/507884/resized_dwight-schrute-meme-generator-you-are-doing-a-good-job-false-you-are-doing-a-great-job-7faad4.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • What is happening in your classmates work that you are truly glad to see happening? Write that out and then take a moment to give them encouragement and support.

Reflection: What’s on your plate for the weekend? What have you got to work on? Website? Artwork? Job? 

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Louis Jovier: http://40.media.tumblr.com/deeb9adc0b6b03ea516d6229b355a556/tumblr_o2d1bs2b2j1s2djs8o1_1280.jpg

Goals:

  •  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.
  • Last day this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work planned and begun for today?

Reflection: Having has 4 days to get into the process. DESCRIBE ALL THAT YOU HAVE ACCOMPLISHED in the past 4 days. As a VIEWER – what progress would we see. 

#Thursday #REALLY #DidThatJustHappen? #MakeArt

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

7. Seek Out Challenging Tasks: Just for fun, challenge yourself with projects that don’t have solutions, like how to make a horse fly (no — we’re not talking unicorns) or build a perfect model of a part of the body. This opens the mind for all types of strategies, which helps generate fresh ideas.

8. Surround Yourself With Interesting People and Things: Spend time with diverse friends, listen to new music, see new exhibitions to broaden your horizons. Having unusual objects around you also helps you develop original ideas.

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Improvisation #30 (Cannons) Vasily Kandinsky French, born Russia, 1866–1944 Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons), 1913 © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • What ideas did you come up with about COLOR and SHAPE in art you are creating? We will have some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky today?

Reflection: What NEW ideas do you have about COLOR and Shape in the art you are creating now that we have had some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky?

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Donald Judd Sculpture: AUDIO HERE! http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/130/w500h420/CRI_158130.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?.

Reflection: Last 10 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the CRITIQUE SHEET I gave you. Walk Clockwise and in serpentine fashion (I’ll demonstrate) around the room and take in the work that is in front of you. Like musical chairs, stop when I say stop and make 5 REAL COMMENTS on 5 different classmates work. What is working? What is NOT working? Last 3 minutes… Read your comments – write a BRIEF response to a classmates comments

AP Studio Art: 

What is YOUR big idea? http://big-idea.biz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Whats-the-big-idea.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How do you see the growth of your work? What are TWO things that you see as STRONG developments as you have moved forward in your CONCENTRATION? How are you DEVELOPING your work? Is it stagnant? Static?

Reflection: How many more pieces do you need to get started for this batch of 3 concentration works? How would you DESCRIBE HOW you are DEVELOPING in the process of CREATING your CONCENTRATION?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Jennifer Bartlett – How MIGHT this be based on OBSERVATION? https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.collageplatform.com.prod/image_cache/600x345_fit/558176bf278e1af86c88ecaf/e18793c7e3a92b23f6abe463082d793a.jpeg

Goals:

  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Looking at YESTERDAY… what are 3 things you hope to accomplish with this VERY INDEPENDENT (but subtly guided) drawing? EXPLAIN! 

Reflection: What is working for you in this drawing SO FAR? List 3 things that you see as positive attributes to your drawing today.

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Songs of Sanctuary: AP Studio Art 2015

maraea adiamus Quezaire
Adeimus: MaRaea Quezaire

Hello and HAPPY SATURDAY! Over the past two weeks, our AP Studio Artists have been working to put visual to the musical (Wassily Kandinsky inspired? The conversations around the studio mentioned his name a few times). Choir Director Mr. Derek Machan and his choirs at Waterford Union High School will be performing (January 9 and 10 100 Field Drive, Waterford, WI)  the music of Karl Jenkins, Songs of Sanctuary.

“I conceived Songs of Sanctuary in the European classical tradition, but it was my intention that the vocal sound should be more akin to those heard in ethnic or world music. The “words” are invented; in this respect the work is a vocalize, albeit one in which the vowels and consonants are specified.” – Karl Jenkins

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Tintinnabulum: Julia West-Windschanz’s Statement
Please visit the AP Studio Art Website HERE (and SHARE IT AROUND) to see the works, read the artist statements, and listen to the music. Please, add comments to the page, offer the student artists feedback, and come join the choirs to hear the performance. All of the AP Studio Artists work will be on exhibition at the WUHS Gallery for you to enjoy.
– Frank
Cantus Inaequalis Heebsh
Cantus Inaequalis: Mary Heebsh