Category Archives: All art classes

Art 1 – High School Show at the Art League – due 5/19

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Visit the Santa Cruz Art League (526 Broadway, between Ocean and Seabright) to see the 62nd Annual High School Show. Show opens Friday, April 28, 2017. You will see paintings, drawings, mixed media, sculpture, and jewelry created by local high school students.

Hours of Operation
Tuesday-Saturday: 12pm to 5pm
Sunday: 12pm to 4pm
First Fridays of the month: 12pm to 9pm
Monday: closed

Santa Cruz Art League
526 Broadway
Santa Cruz, CA 95060
(831) 426-5787

During your visit, choose a 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and Best of Show in any medium. List and explain the reasons for 3 criteria that you use to judge the work. Take a photo of each of the four pieces that you select. Or, sketch a thumbnail of each work.

In your sketchbook or on separate paper, write your list of criteria used for judging (it must be more than “I liked it” ) and a justification of your choices using that criteria.

Here is the link for details of the show: Santa Cruz Art League. (Reception is Saturday, May 6, 3 – 5pm.)

You may find ideas for your criteria from an art show juror’s point of view:

http://painting.about.com/od/careerdevelopment/a/JuriedArtShow.htm

For your interest (no written response required), watch this award-winning film short titled “Art Appreciation” and consider the ideas presented.

What makes something art?

What is art?

What is good art?

What makes meaning in art?

Who makes the meaning, the artist or the viewer?

 

Art 2,3,4, AP, Photo – Santa Cruz High School Art show VISIT April 28-May 21

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BETWEEN APRIL 28 AND MAY 21

List and explain the reasons for  3 criteria that you will use to judge the work when you go to the Santa Cruz County High School Art Show.  You will be picking a 1st, 2nd, 3rd Best of Show, any medium. (except PHOTO students choose only photos, Ceramics students choose only ceramics.) Take a picture of each of your choices for each place winner, with you standing next to it. (or drawing a thumbnail of it if you don’t have a camera.)

Instead of posting on the blog, you will hand in, in your sketchbook or on separate paper, your WRITTEN LIST OF CRITERIA, IN PARAGRAPH FORM that you used for judging (it must be more than “I liked it” ) and a justification of your choices using that criteria.

Here is the link for times and location Santa Cruz Art League – reception is May 6, Saturday 3-5 – show opens April 28.

You may get ideas for your criteria from an Art Show Juror’s point of view:

http://painting.about.com/od/careerdevelopment/a/JuriedArtShow.htm

ART 2,3,4,AP Field Trip Preparation

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At the SFMOMA and the De Young when we visit next week, part of your assignment will be to analyze or deconstruct the institution (figure out what interdependent and conflicting forces are at play in the museum).

In your sketchbook, make notes on the mission statement and history of SFMOMA

https://www.sfmoma.org/about/

https://www.sfmoma.org/read/our-history/

In your sketchbook, make notes on the mission statement and history of the DeYoung

https://deyoung.famsf.org/about/about-fine-arts-museums-san-francisco

https://deyoung.famsf.org/about/history-de-young-museum

 

In considering the questions: “who decides what work is shown in a museum?” and “who determines the meaning of an artwork?”,

take notes on the ideas in the following two articles:

http://www.nytimes.com/1997/10/12/arts/art-is-it-art-is-it-good-and-who-says-so.html

http://www.artsjournal.com/fieldnotes/2012/10/what-is-the-role-of-arts-organizations-in-society-their-place-in-the-community/

 

In considering the architecture and role of museums, take notes on the following two articles so that you can assess the museums that you visit in these contexts.

http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20150716-why-museums-are-the-new-churches

The Urgency of Empathy & Social Impact in Museums

 

Finally, in your sketchbook, define the words didactic, cryptic, ethereal, abject, memorializing, narrative, and devotional which we will talk about in relation to some of the works we will see.

OPEN STUDIOS – Art 1 – Oct. 1-2, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 15-16 – Due by Mon. Oct. 17

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Over the next 3 weekends, Santa Cruz County artists will open their studios to visitors to show their art and art making processes.

Attend a total of 3 artist studios. For each visit, write down the artist’s name, take notes, and be ready to share in class:

1.  your impressions of each studio and artwork. Include a small drawing of something that interests you in the studio (the art, materials, work space, etc.).

2. the artist’s techniques and processes (this information is posted in their studio, if you don’t see it, ask about their technique).  AND,

3. the inspiration for your own art work (either by a desire to emulate the artist or for a manner to differentiate your work from the artist).

For extra credit, attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League at 526 Broadway (scal.org). Share the artist and title for what you would award as the 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in the whole show and explain why.

openstudiosarttour.org

Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent notes.  You also may be inspired to visit particular artists by hearing others’ comments.

Do all three on one weekend or one each weekend, but don’t leave until the last day! You can share each Monday or by the final Monday. Plan it out.

There are Guide Booklets in art rooms 216 and 222 with maps if you want to plan your weekend trips.  South County is the first weekend,  North County the second, and some artists are open for the third All County weekend.

 

OPEN STUDIOS Art 2,3,4,AP, Photo, Photo P.P. and I.S. – Oct. 1-2, Oct. 8-9, Oct. 15-16 – Due by Mon. 10/17

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Over the next 3 weekends, Santa Cruz County artists will open their studios to visitors to show their art and art making processes.

For each art class enrolled attend a total of 3 artists studios. (Art 2, Art 3, Art 4 – any type of art from glass to textile to painting, printmaking, or photography.)

Photo students must attend studios of photographers; Independent Study and AP 2D, focus on your medium and style.

For each visit, you must take notes and be ready to share:

1.  your impressions of the studio, the artist, and their work.

2. the artist’s techniques and processes (this information is posted in their studio, if you don’t see it, ask about their technique.)  AND,

3. the inspiration for your own art work (either by a desire to emulate the artist or for a manner to differentiate your work from the artist).

For extra credit, ask questions directly of the artist and share results of your “interview.”

For extra credit, you may attend and share accounts about more than 3 artist studios.

For extra credit, attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League on Broadway (see link.) Share the artist and title for what you would award as the 1st 2nd and 3rd place in the whole show and explain why.

openstudiosarttour.org

Students may attend the studios together but they should have independent notes.  You also may be inspired to visit particular artists by hearing others’ comments.

Do all three on one weekend or one each weekend but don’t leave until the last day! You can share each Monday or by the final Monday. Plan it out.

There are Guide Booklets in art rooms 216 and 222 with maps if you want to plan your weekend trips.  South County is the first weekend,  North County the second, and some artists are open for the third, Encore weekend.