Tuesday, September 14, 2010

First Critique will be on Thursday!

We will be having our first critique on Thursday!

Critiques serve a very useful purpose in art-making. While the artist loves to hear praise and compliments, it's more important to learn how to improve their artwork. The critique gives artists a chance to view one another's work, to celebrate accomplishments and to gather other viewpoints to develop and refine artwork.

Since this is our first critique, we will be learning how to respectfully offer constructive criticism and praise.

"Sandwich every bit of criticism between two thick layers of praise." - Mary Kay Ash

Daily Collage Project

Art I students are finishing up their second project: Words of Kindness Collage. Students learned about the artist Romare Bearden, discussed segregation, and learned about collage, the 2/3rds rule, composition, focal point and complementary colors. We will be sending the final collages to our troops in Iraq and Afghanistan. Students are doing a wonderful job incorporating meaningful text and quotes into their collages.

To view a contemporary artist that creates one collage a day, click below:

Daily Collage Project

Elements & Principles

It is extremely important for art students to understand the elements of art and principles of design. View this great slide show for more information!

First Art Project Due Dates

The due date for Art I students' first art project is tomorrow, September 15th, 2010. Students learned about the artist M.C. Escher, line, value, cross-hatching and stippling.

Art II, III & IV students have until September 29th to finish their first art project. However, please plan on finishing on the soft deadline tomorrow in order to keep on track for the quarter. Upper level art students are required to fill out an art proposal prior to beginning a new art project.

Computer Graphics & Photography students have until September 17th to work on their digital art Surrealism project. Students learned about the artist Salvador Dali, the Surrealist art movement, composition, and tools and layers in Photoshop.