Wednesday, May 26, 2021
Today is our final day in May before the Memorial Day weekend so be sure to submit any work and I'll see you all in June. If you are not aware the holiday began on May 5, 1868 when General John A. Logan issued a proclamation calling for "Decoration Day" to be observed annually and nationwide; he was commander-in-chief of the Grand Army of the Republic, an organization of and for Union Civil War veterans founded in Decatur, Illinois. It evolved into Memorial Day to honor military personnel who have died in the performance of their military duties while serving in the US Armed Forces.
Tuesday, May 25, 2021
Now that the AP Art test is complete we will begin experimenting with new techniques and technologies to better our creative toolbox for next year. We'll try creating a work in Virtual Reality like the example shown above with the Oculus Rift.
Monday, May 24, 2021
Friday, May 21, 2021
Wednesday, May 19, 2021
Today we will be taking a final look at the AP Art Test before submitting the work, be sure to go through all the writing and images one last time and make sure everything looks right. We will also make sure we have a backup folder with all the images numbered and the writing on a google doc in case there are any issues in the final upload or assessment.
Monday, May 17, 2021
This week in Studio art we will take on the challenge of Figure Painting and learn some of the proportions and techniques that help create a realistic figure in watercolor and pencil. Here's a great example of what's possible in the medium from painter Fealing Lin of San Marino, California.
Friday, May 14, 2021
As some students are remote it's not compulsory but we will fill the showcase with work and share some of our process with the school.
Thursday, May 13, 2021
Today in Studio Art we are learning how to create flat and graded watercolor washes for the sky, ocean, ect. this technique is really useful in creating landscape paintings so it's an important one to learn. Once you understand how to create a wash you can learn how to layer in clouds and create realistic sky and water paintings.
We will learn how to create a flat wash using the wet on wet and the wet on dry techniques then looked at a graded wash which gets lighter and fades as you paint.
Wednesday, May 12, 2021
In Digital Media our second 3D Design project is due today which was a choice based project. Be sure you save the file as a STL and upload it with a screenshot in Google Classroom for a grade. We will be critiquing some of the work tomorrow in class together and see what everyone came up with!
Tuesday, May 11, 2021
Today in studio art we will be learning the basics of watercolor painting as we begin our plein air painting series. We will be learning a few different approaches and techniques during this unit and cover both landscape painting and figure painting.
Be aware that using paint take more clean up time so we'll be taking a few more minutes to set-up and clean-up each day. Additionally, each student will be responsible for their own brush and set of paints and water that they will need to organize and clean each day.
We will be creating a series of paintings but you will choose your best to submit for a grade so allow yourself to make mistakes without having to start over from scratch each time you paint. The final paintings will be due next week so we have some time to learn and experiment with the different techniques.
Watercolor is an additive process so it's always better to begin lighter and add layers of color and tone rather than starting with really bold color that might not be able to be altered. In addition to the set of paints and a brush each student will need water and a paper towel to paint with each day.
Monday, May 10, 2021
Friday, May 7, 2021
Thursday, May 6, 2021
— Tim Needles (@timneedles) February 8, 2019
Wednesday, May 5, 2021
I was also able to ask a question about representation which was followed by a question on pricing art and she shared a great resource, Jessica Hische on Pricing Art and the Graphic Artists Guild handbook.
This is a important message to all to remember & the #illustration will soon have a home in my art classroom- thanks for an informative & inspirational talk on #creativity & #art today at @SCADdotedu's Guests and Gusto @lisacongdon! pic.twitter.com/L2e1SihtF1— Tim Needles (@timneedles) May 3, 2021
Tuesday, May 4, 2021
Monday, May 3, 2021
- Memorial Day weekend
- AP Art: VR Artwork
- Studio Art: Henri Matisse's Woman with a Hat
- Film: Stop Motion Animation
- AP Art: The AP Art Test
- Studio art: Figure Painting
- AP Art: AP Art Showcase
- Studio Art: Creating Watercolor Washes
- Digital Media: 3D Design
- Studio Art: Watercolor Painting Basics
- Film: Interview with actor/screenwriter John C Reilly
- Studio Art: Crane Day
- Digital Media: 3D Design and Printing- Modular 3D ...
- National Art Honor Society: Talk with Lisa Congdon
- Studio Art: Japanese Origami Cranes
- AP Art: Portfolio Week
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