- Draw 3 BLIND contour drawings of random objects around the room. Try to have your lines overlap one another if possible. (5 minutes)
- Choose 3 colors to stick with throughout and use those in watercolor to “map out” sections of space using your contour lines as a guide. (10 minutes)
- Collage large, ripped paper onto the surface to add texture and further define your focal point. (use modge podge or glue water) (10 minutes)
- Add 3 textures using acrylic paint and texture items. Use your color scheme from earlier and/or collage textures strait to the surface.
- Texture 1 (8 minutes)
- Texture 2 (8 minutes)
- Texture 3 (8 minutes)
- Add pattern with line quality or stamping using oil pastel, acrylic paint, or colored pencils. (15 minutes)
- Finalize anything that needs more work with values, more textures, more paint, etc. (10 minutes)
Below is the AP calendar for this semester. Pay careful attention to due dates! May 3rd (AP PORTFOLIO DAY) will be here before you know it!
Contract/ sign up for exam:
Below is another copy of the contract you will receive in class. All contracts must be signed and returned to Mrs. Denison by January 31st.
To sign up for your AP exam, click on this link. Let myself or Mrs. Robson know if you have questions.
We have a wonderful opportunity for the next breadth assignment. 5 of you have the opportunity to create an artwork for the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame. You will also be able to attend the induction reception on February 8th and have a chance to meet the athletes, coaches, and big wigs in the Atlanta Sports community.
This year's inductees are:
Buddy Curry (Atlanta Falcons)
Dave Hunter (high school coach)
Ernie Johnson Jr (host of NBA on TNT)
Curtis Lovejoy (Paralympian)
Dikembe Mutombo (Hawks)
Those of you who will not be creating a piece for the Atlanta Sports Hall of Fame will be creating a piece inspired by a newspaper article and actually using newspaper as a part of your image/background. (if you are smart about it, you could fit it into your concentration topic OR use it as another breadth piece)
Below is the featured artwork from 2018 induction class:
Make sure you are taking photos of all your artwork and working on updating your blog. Be sure the photos are well lit (without a shadow), cropped in properly and not at an angle. Below is the checklist you will be receiving in class. Be sure to read it carefully in order to get all your points! AP 3D is below AP Studio.
For today, you need to explore AP Central to see some Sustained Investigation (concentration) samples. Click on the link for your portfolio from the choices below and then scroll down to where it has sample portfolios. Choose a sample sustained investigation from the past 5 years and then answer the questions below for your critique.
AP 2D Design.
AP 3D Design
Explore at least 2 different sustained investigations from the link above. After you have chosen a sample sustained investigation (concentration), look through each piece and note the order in which they have chosen to show the images. Be sure to read through the commentary as well and then answer the questions on your own paper to turn in.
1. What is your initial response to the students sustained investigation? / What resonated with you?
2. Did the student have the "why" to his/her pieces?/ Was the content meaningful?
3. Did the student show that they had researched their idea? How so?
4. Is research of an idea an important part of the sustained investigation?
5. What media did the student choose to explore within the sustained investigation? Did they stick with one media, or change it up with each piece? How does that effect the overall unity of the sustained investigation?
6. What can you learn from looking at this example? How will it change what you are doing with your own sustained investigation?
7. Restate your concentration idea. What is the "why" behind what you are doing? (How can you put a deeper meaning into your concentration?)
8. How has your concentration evolved over the past 3 concentrations?
For today, we will be doing an experimental painting technique on cardboard. Below are some other images of how cardboard can be used as a surface in art. (you can add to your piece with some of these techniques below later, or you can use cardboard as a tool for future projects.)
Painting technique: Monochromatic painting with fingerprints!!! --below is a sample from artist, Chuck Close who used fingerprints to create the image.
This is a student created image using fingerprints. (they had more than one class period)
These were created using black, white and one other color of tempera paint from a previous Frantic Friday by Mrs. LaQuaglia. They painted with fingers instead of using fingerprints.
Silk- Interactive Art
Jackson Pollock (splatter painter)
Build Your Wild Self
The Color Test