Wed. Jan. 20

Intro To Art: M.C. Escher Challenge

Interactivate  Tessellate
Screen shot from Tessellate! website
  • 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.

Some interesting conversations from yesterday’s project presentation.  There were a ton of questions, however they all many revolved around these areas:

  • How do you expect us to “make something” in the pattern?
  • How is this “something” supposed to MORPH into something else?
  • I’m confused about the whole NEGATIVE SPACE and MORPHING idea.

Something else that might be interesting to play around with is some ONLINE TESSELLATION CREATORS that you don’t have to worry about cutting out and taping stuff. Here are some links that I was able to find:

As always, you can find the HELP FOLDER, featuring the presentation, student examples, as well as artist examples HERE.  The deadline for this project is January 26 during the hour you take your exam.

Painting 1: 3 Generations Studio Days

  • Conceive and create works of visual art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of their ideas relates to the media, techniques, and processes they use by working on a series of watercolor thumbnails that visual detail the appearance(s) of their final painting.
  • Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems independently using intellectual skills such as analysis, synthesis, and evaluation by writing a response to their mid-term proposal.

The class time throughout the week will be dedicated to working specifically on your 3 Generations Mid-Term Painting.  While I am not necessarily requiring you to fill out a Goal Sheet each day, I am expecting that each class period is being used to the fullest extent.

Make each hour you spend with your painting special by focusing in on a specific area that needs attention.  We will meet throughout the week to discuss any items or

Ceramics 1: Evaluation Day

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