Goals for the Day: Thurs. Dec. 18

Ceramics:Final Project (Ugly Mugs)

For some of you this will be your last day. What will you do to prepare your work for when we get back from Christmas break?

Create-Produce-Respond-Connect

  1. Orally be able to defend and explain your choices by responding to PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.
  2. Work within the create a plan for which you will follow specific steps in building a work of art, by completing an ACTION PLAN.

The final countdown is on!  For some of you, this will be the last time we see each other for 11 days.  Since almost 85% percent of the class stated that they are aiming to get their firing done when we get back from break, my question to you is…what are you goals for today?

What are you aiming to focus on, pay attention to, dedicate studio time in achieving?

 

Intro to Art: Final Project (Escher Tessellation)

I love that hair style! Where do you think Escher’s tessellation starts and stops?

Create-Produce-Respond-Connect

  1. Orally be able to defend and explain your choices by responding to PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.
  2. Work within the create a plan for which you will follow specific steps in building a work of art, by completing an ACTION PLAN.

We are right in the midst of making our first few steps in the tessellation process.  What sticks out to you as some of the more important steps that people overlook when starting this type of project?  As the next few days go by and we head to break, I’d like you to think about the goals you have on completing this project.  Follow this quick survey link below and give me a little feedback today.

 

Painting: Final Project (Three Generations)

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Take a look at how artist Kehinde Wiley uses simple shapes in his background, but also how they interact with the subject of his painting. Have you noticed any of these characteristics in the artists you’ve researched? 

 

Create-Produce-Respond-Connect

  1. Orally be able to defend and explain your choices by responding to PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.
  2. Work within the create a plan for which you will follow specific steps in building a work of art, by completing an ACTION PLAN.

With 10 days left and counting, many of us will start to gather materials and work with out compositions.  Before you even start with a paintbrush, I’d like you to be thinking of some of the research you’ve done.  What type of layout did the art you looked at have?  Was there a specific way the objects/people were organized on the painting that made you look into it more?  Within the first few minutes of class, I’d like you to fill out this survey and give me a little feedback on the direction you plan on taking.

Drawing: Continued Work with 2PT Perspective

What type of perspective rules do you see followed here? Before starting on your final draft, create a quick layout that shows where the placement and basic lines should be.

Create-Produce-Respond-Connect

  1. Orally be able to defend and explain your choices by responding to PROJECT REQUIREMENTS.
  2. Work within the create a plan for which you will follow specific steps in building a work of art, by completing an ACTION PLAN.

I’m not in the classroom today, so many of you may have some questions or concerns.  The most important concept today is that you are able to gather the materials you’ll need, and start to LAYOUT some very basic construction lines.  These lines ARE NOT, WILL NOT, and SHOULD NOT be permanent (so that means it’s ok to draw them lightly).

The idea here is that you will start laying out some lines of your perspective drawing, but more importantly, you will also need to think about how they will interact with your PHOTO background.  I’m throwing a link to artist Ben Heine’s work, entitled “Pencil vs Camera.”  As you create this layout, try to look at and carefully observe where the lines should be considering perspective.  Think about the background photo, and the sizing of objects.  Most importantly understand that you will more than likely be making changes to this work at sometime.  It is ok to make mistakes, but your goal should be to limited them, not because of the work, but because of the understanding of the way PERSPECTIVE works.

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