Category Archives: Art 4/AP

AP 2D design – food for thought #2

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Know your why:

There are some embedded stereotypes in this video that need to be addressed in our discussion. Nevertheless, the musical illustration is one which can help to clarify your own artistic process.

As you begin work on your Concentration – your Sustained Investigation – bring your “why” into focus and the “what” will follow.

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OPEN STUDIOS – Art 1,2,3, AP, Photo classes, and Ceramics – Oct. 7-8, Oct. 14-15, Oct. 21-22 – Due by Mon. Oct. 23

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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. (AP, Photo, and Ceramics students must attend at least 3 that are specific and relevant to their current work.)

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 the studio; if you don’t see it, ask about their technique).

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, Sept 30-Oct. 22 attend the Preview Show at the Santa Cruz Art League at 526 Broadway (scal.org) or attend the R. Blitzer Gallery Preview Show 2801 Mission from Oct 6-22 (rblitzergallery.com). Make sure you check the hours before you go.  For the credit, 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 must have independent notes.  You may become interested in visiting 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 your visits each Monday over the next few weeks, or on the final Monday (October 23rd). Plan it out.

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

AP Art – getting started

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A. Read and take notes on the following links which describe the AP course. Note any questions you have and submit them on separate paper.

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/apcourse/ap-studio-art-2-d-design

(Be sure to read the pdf course description of 2D design in blue at the bottom of that link)

https://apstudent.collegeboard.org/takingtheexam/preparing-for-exams/about-digital-submission

B. AP Central has some sample portfolios from previous years at the following site. After looking at those, look at the you tube links:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-studio-art-2-d-design/portfolio?course=ap-studio-art-2-d-design

AP 2D PHOTO

 

 

AP 2D Design and Drawing:

 

and please GOOGLE MORE from youtube:  AP ART 2D

C. 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

D. Look at the list on this site and think about the ideas in relation to your ideas, so far, about your Concentration.

Make notes about all the possibilities from this list and others that come to mind.  Discuss it with classmates. Try to assess what is doable within this time frame and setting and what truly will maintain your interest and enthusiasm.

Your Concentration should show a consistent stylistic interest (similarity in artistic strategy) AND evolution of that style.  Consider what content is important to you and what art-making methods are interesting to you.

http://www.studentartguide.com/articles/a-level-art-exam-paper#

E. From this introduction, share your personal artistic goals with classmates the ways which you think you can help one another. Continue to share artists or images that you find inspiring, particularly any that might contribute to your own and classmates development.

 

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.