Category Archives: Art 4/AP

Art 4 – Becoming yourself – Finding your way

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In thinking about what you do in art, it is possible to try on the art identity of others:

Shea Hembrey

Hembrey review

Your next project  will be a series involving your head, heart, and hand. (this will take most of the semester remaining, schedule tbd)

You will first develop your conceptual ideas, choose what you are passionate about, and develop the craft to present and express the idea, conveying your passion. You will spend the first week studying, reflecting, and brainstorming. As you work the way through this blog, taking notes, and actively digressing to digest ideas and “think” in your sketchbook, also look at a book each day from the book shelf.  Pull them out and make notes, reflecting on the art and ideas. As you start to narrow in on your ideas, you will focus on more specific rather than random books.  You may even want to stop at Logos or go to library to browse.

Brainstorming:

https://claralieu.wordpress.com/2015/05/28/how-to-brainstorm/

Making meaningful work:

https://claralieu.wordpress.com/2013/04/08/ask-the-art-professor-how-do-artists-manage-to-get-their-soul-out-into-images/

Conceptual aspects:

https://claralieu.wordpress.com/2015/02/20/ask-the-art-professor-how-do-you-begin-to-think-conceptually-as-a-visual-artist/

Go to link to NY Metropolitan Museum of Art – Artist Project

Watch a couple of the “teasers” and note the questions and ideas that are asked and expressed. Spend 30 – 40 min on this.  You have visited this site before so choose other artists. Also, research the work of the artist who is commenting on the art in the Met.

http://artistproject.metmuseum.org

Look at the ideas and advice here, as well.

 

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/a-level-art-ideas

 

Art 3 & 4 – Harlem & Chicago Renaissances – Malvin Gray Johnson & Charles White

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1/10 Read and take notes in your sketchbook on the Harlem Renaissance.

http://www.humanitiestexas.org/news/articles/harlem-renaissance-what-was-it-and-why-does-it-matter

2/10 Look at and read about the following works by Jacob Lawrence and make notes on what he communicates in his depictions of the Great Migration.

http://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/04/10/398806751/painting-the-epic-drama-of-the-great-migration-the-work-of-jacob-lawrence

3/10 Read the following article for some context on the racial violence in NYC

http://www.history.com/news/four-days-of-fire-the-new-york-city-draft-riots

3a/ Optional, but of interest if you visit NY, read portions of this for a more complete history of the Harlem neighborhood.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_Harlem

4/10 Read and take notes on Malvin Johson’s life and work.

http://thejohnsoncollection.org/malvin-johnson/

 

5/10 Listen and take notes on Malvin Johson’s life and work.

6/10 Read and take notes about the Chicago Renaissance.

http://iraaa.museum.hamptonu.edu/page/Charles-White-and-the-Black-Chicago-Renaissance

7/10 Read and take notes about Charles White

http://american-biography.blogspot.com/2011/02/african-american-artist-charles-w-white.html

8/10 Listen and take notes on Charle White’s life and work.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5nKxbRNrfBA

9/10 Listen and take notes on Charle White’s life, work, and issues that are important to him.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IWpV6JCqVzI

10/10 Look carefully at the search results of his drawings and lithographs and make thumbnails of 3 which you find most expressive and engaging.

Charles White drawings and lithographs

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.

 

AP Art – Getting Started – part 2

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1. Look at the video relevant to your specialty : 2D-Drawing (2DR), or 2D- Design (2DN), or 3D. But don’t hesitate to look at any others and post/share links!  Take notes on the strengths of the portfolios (you do not need to look at those outside of your designated AP but you may want to do so anyway.) Consider how these examples might help you to narrow your focus, even though your focus might be quite different. Don’t hesitate to make notes about strengths you see in their work and ideas you might have from them.

A. 2DN

B. 2DR

C. PHOTO

 

D. More2D design and Drawing:

 

2. Look at the list on this site and think about the ideas in relation to your ideas, so far, about your Concentration.  Take notes on the ideas the the list gives you.Remember, you need to settle on your Concentration next week (unless you are photo AP.)

10-concentration-ideas-all-portfolios

 

 

 

AP Art – Getting Started – part 1

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Go to the website and investigate the resources available to you.

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/home

Here are drawing portfolio samples:

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/220194.html

Here are 2d design portfolio samples, including photography:

http://apcentral.collegeboard.com/apc/members/exam/exam_information/220017.html

Look at the following sketchbooks and the ways you can make your sketchbook a hotbed of media, imagery, and ideas that will lead to your Concentration.

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/a-level-art-sketchbook

From this introduction and the discussion in class,

write down any questions you have about the AP requirements

your personal artistic goals,

ways which you think you can help one another, and

Make an active and ongoing list to any artists/photographers or images that you currently find inspiring, particularly any that might contribute to your development. Do this throughout the year as part of your creative search and active, responsive image-making.

Finally, look at these ideas:

Concentration ideas