Goals for the Day: Friday, Jan. 8

Intro to Art: Perspective In Real-Life Challenge

Ben Heine, Pencil Vs Camera – 87 What types of things did the artist need to consider before creating this work?

I know many of you left class yesterday questioning exactly WHAT it was that you were going to do, or WHAT needed to be turned in for credit.  Hopefully by the end of class today, you will get an opportunity to start out on the first few steps of this project, however I’d like to spend some time REVERSE ENGINEERING artist Ben Heine’s work to better explain the steps you need to be considering.



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: Proposal Day

Proposal Write-Up 

  • Identify intentions of those creating artworks, explore the implications of various purposes, and justify their analyses of purposes in particular works by submitting an answering the Mid-Term PROJECT PROPOSAL form.
  • Reflect upon and assessing the characteristics and merits of their work by writing descriptive complete sentences presents evidence of the time they spent researching their project.

Today is the day…

You will sit down a write out your proposal for the mid-term painting.  While there the form (CLICK HERE) is pretty straight forward, the purpose of this proposal was to prove to me that you have sufficiently planned out the necessary steps for your final painting, and you may start receiving the necessary materials.

It should be understood, that not every proposal will be accepted.  That does not mean your idea is bad, it means that there is something that needs to be cleared up.  You will receive an email from me stating whether or not your proposal has been accepted, and/or what necessary information needs to be adjusted.

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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