Category Archives: AP

AP Food for thought #7

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Read the following article and consider how it can relate to your own artistic process. Consider also how different it is to work outside of the demands of an economic system in a school or institute like the one described here.

https://www.artsy.net/article/artsy-editorial-william-kentridges-new-art-incubator-encourages-artists-fail

Here are 2 of Kentridge’s animations:

 

 

Here is a Ted talk by Kentridge about the creative process:

 

 

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AP Art -food for thought #6

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http://remezcla.com/culture/paraguay-repurposed-stroessner-statue/

http://www.slate.com/articles/news_and_politics/history/2017/08/one_alternative_to_tearing_down_confederate_monuments_creatively_repurposing.html

https://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=fr&u=https://elwatanlafabrique.wordpress.com/2012/10/25/patrimoine-le-pavois-dalger-se-devoile/&prev=search

(extra credit to anyone who can find definitive information on the status of the restoration of the original sculpture)

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/black-women-artists-museums_us_58a499b2e4b094a129f1513c

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.

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.

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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.