Goals for the Day: Thurs. Jan. 7

Intro to Art: Perspective In Real-Life Challenge

One of artist Ben Heine’s infamous Pencil vs Camera drawings.

Class today will be split into two halves…demonstration(s) and project presentation.


While the goal is to continue along the path of understanding how to successfully represent three dimensional space on a flat surface, we also need to spend a little time discussing some of the specifics of your project challenge.

As usual you can always find the presentation, along with the project requirements, as well as some examples at the HELP FOLDER located either on the side toolbar or the bottom of the page. (you can also click this link as well)

  1. Provide evidence through experimentation, practice, and persistence, the demonstration of new skills and knowledge in a chosen art form by following a class demonstration on PERSPECTIVE DRAWING.
  2. Discuss arguments to support claims that your intentions HAVE been carried out using valid reasoning and relevant and sufficient evidence by answering the REFLECTION/ EVALUATION question: 

So today starts our in class discussion on PERSPECTIVE DRAWING.  As we moved through the week doing in-class demonstrations together, I’d like you to also keep in the back of your mind what makes an image INTERESTING.  Is it the color, the spacing, the lines?  How can you manipulate the steps that we will be discussing in class to make your images “INTERESTING”?

Painting 1: Three Generations Research Day 2

Research Day 2

Should you have already figured out something today…NO

You should however be on the right path, and you should be able to answer these questions:

  • What or who is the artist/art style/art movement that you are considering?
  • Who or what type(s) of artist are responsible for starting this style?
  • How did the artist get started, or what influenced them to start?


  • Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  •  REFLECTION / EVALUATION:  Since you were creating an image that you had no pre-conceived idea as to what it would end up looking like, I’d like you to talk to your partner about ONE area of strength and ONE area of weakness that you feel your final composition has in it.  What types of adjustments would you have been able to make if you KNEW what types of words you were going to get?  Do you still feel as though you would have made the same mistakes? EXPLAIN.

Ceramics 1: Ugly Mugs Mid-Term (Firing/Studio Day)


  • Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Be able to discuss your choices and evaluate a range of subject matter, symbols, and ideas by being able to defend the choices made with their peers.

Take a look through the SEMESTER PROJECT HELP FOLDER requirements here.

Be sure to get a blank copy of an ACTION_PLAN, so that you can have your thoughts organized and ready to present for construction

REFLECTION / EVALUATION:  Consider all the requirements and the work you’ve created so far. Which areas do you believe are the strongest points on your piece?  Describe in detail.

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