“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” —Robert H. Schuller, televangelist, pastor, motivational speaker, and author




  • Document the process of applying GLAZE and develop a better understanding of it’s uses.
  • Orally ask any questions about the project demonstration they may have using complete sentences.

Today you will be wrapping up the construction of your projects.  It seems as though the week has flown by, but before you move to your goal sheet and start working with the clay, I’d like you to take a look at your ACTION PLAN or the requirements for this project (CLICK HERE).  Think about what you need to accomplish in class today to get the left over items completed before you leave for the weekend.  As always I will be around to give you my advise, but remember to stick to your plan as much as possible.

Some people asked to see the slides from yesterday’s GLAZE presentation as well so, HERE IS THE LINK, if you would like to follow along on your personal devices.


Intro to Art: Creating Art That is INSPIRATIONAL and PERSONAL


  • Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.

We are going to take the first few minutes to BRAINSTORM ideas for your CREATIVE/INSPIRATIONAL COLOR WHEEL project that starts today.  Remember some of the items we discussed from yesterday’s class…

 What does it mean to be an artist? What are your BIGGEST FEARS about producing art and “being” an artist?

Think about the materials you are comfortable using, and the different ways they can be used.  You will have a good working PLAN before you leave class today!


Painting: Critique Day


  • Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  •  Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision


What was (is going to be) helpful about 1) seeing your work from a distance and 2) hearing what others thought about the work you created?

What is something that you took away from the critique today – whether it be about YOUR work or about another person’s work.



Drawing: Sketchbook #5 (INKTOBER)


  • demonstrate your understanding for the procedures of the weekly sketchbook by completing a themed/timed sketch


Don’t forget about the awesome initiative being put on this year by artist JAKE PARKER!!!  We are going to piggy back on the Inktober idea for this week’s sketchbook.  I hope you guys have fun and let’s get to inking!!!


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