#LastDayOfClass with the #PleinAirPainting class at #Waterford #HighSchool #WI

Plein Air Painting: Last day out there! What are you doing? How do you WRAP IT UP?

  • NVAS: 7.1P: 6.1P: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
  • Question to begin with: Yesterday you thought about how your 4 weeks of painting have changed your views, maybe even enhanced your view of Waterford. As you continue through the art making experiences, I hope that the “artist’s eye” has really begun to open up in you. No question today… no deep reflection right now… just take an opportunity to consider that idea of “artist’s eye.” I think about it in how we, as artists, see the world through a different set of lenses than others. Please continue working through your painting today and look through those “artist’s eyes.” I lied… How are you seeing things differently today than you were 4 weeks ago.

Thank you for ALL your hard work over these past 4 weeks. Continue to be focused and WORK on your WORK. There is nothing better than working on work to get better at making work. You have all had great successes as well as aspects of the work that has been, well, not so successful – failure may be the better word.

#Tuesday and #NoRain – I HOPE…

Plein Air Painting: On Your Own Painters

Thomas Buchs Plein Air Painting: http://images.fasocdn.com/10328_1562142l+v=201409160957c201406021327/amana-midday.jpg
  • NVAS: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Question to begin with: What three things do you see about the beginning of you LAST painting as successful? WHY? What are two things you need to REALLY focus on today? WHY? What is ONE thing you hope to accomplish today while you are out and about painting? WHY? How will ANY of this drive you forward in the creation of your work?

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): Analyze the ELEMENTS That you are setting up as being the emphasis of your painting. How would you use sentences to DESCRIBE how you are using those elements to create a successful composition? WHY does that work for you?  SECONDLY – REFLECT on your thoughts from yesterday about WHY you took  / WHAT you were hoping to learn from this course. Now… at this point in the course, what HAVE you learned / taken away / appreciated / other thoughts about the course and YOUR WORK – your learning. WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S HOMEWORK – Write up a ONE PAGE (double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point). You can create it in GOOGLE DRIVE and SHARE it with me… or bring it printed. Google Drive is BEST though. I can make changes, edit, proof, format it… Let me know if you have questions.

#PleinAirPainting – End of Week 3

What a GREAT 3 weeks we have had. One week to go – one more painting. While we were able to get a painting a day (for the most part done with watercolors, the acrylics seem to take a lot longer. I am VERY proud of the work of my students. The work they have been producing, the lessons they are learning, the techniques they are experimenting with. Successes and failures abound, but in the end, the experiences are why these five are taking the time out of their valuable (and fun filled) summer. Thanks all!

#Paintings and the #Street – #PleinAirPainters

Plein Air Painting: Last day out on the street!

Shelby Keefe Painting a store front – ALL is worthwhile of painting! http://www.greens-n-grains.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/artist-shelby-keefe.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Question to begin with: What did the painting of the complementary colors do for your painting? How does the underpainting help the composition (or is it hindering the painting)? What do you look forward to as you head out today? What does working in the town do DIFFERENTLY for you than painting out in the nature?

What are your TOP 3 learning experiences from this week? What are 2 things you would like to focus on next week – our last week together? What is ONE thing you would share with your classmates (current or future) about the process of painting?

#Sketches are done. Time to #Paint #PleinAir style

Plein Air Painting: Shelby Keefe inspires us to get out and paint with acrylics!

Shelby Keefe’s Storefront! http://www.studioshelby.com/Content/files/alterations1920.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Question to begin with: What are three aspects of Plein Air Painting you feel are enjoyable? What are two challenges that you face with painting outdoors? What is one thing that you will remember about the class when school starts up again?

How was using acrylics hugely different than using watercolors – now that you have had a chance to actually go out and paint? What was it like painting out in plain view of others? Did anyone talk to you about your images? The class? What are your public speaking skills like? Why did it seem so different than being out in nature?

#River’sEdgeArtWalk #Art in #Waterford – #HighSchool Art #Gallery

Waterford Union High School’s Parent Teacher Conferences were Thursday and Friday and the NEW ART GALLERY had its first REAL gallery opening! Well, the doors were open as the parents and students walked through the front door for conferences. TONIGHT however the gallery will be staffed and visitors will be visiting. The Third Annual River’s Edge Art Walk is underway Friday night from 5 – 9pm in Historic Downtown Waterford, WI. 27 (or so) artists will be sharing their inspired works with the community of Southeastern WI. Come and join us all and see the hard work the student artists of Waterford Union High School (as well as the art teachers – your’s truly included) have brought together.

  • Frank Korb, Mixed Media – Thai-Italiana Restaurant
  • Lisa Dukowitz, Photography – Marty’s Banquet Hall
  • Brett Roberts, Ceramics – Riverside Chiropractic
  • Waterford High School Students – Waterford High School Gallery (Door #1)
  • For More Information visit Absolutely Waterford’s Website – HERE

We look forward to seeing you!