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National Core Standards: Anchor Statement, Organize and Develop artistic ideas and work. VA#CR2.1.IIa Essential Questions: How do artists or designs determine whether a direction in their work is effective? How do artists and designers learn from trial and error? NJ Core Standards: Standard: 3=Performance, Strand: D= Visual Art, CPI Keywords: (2014) 1.1.12.D.1 (2016) 1.3.12.D.1 Elements of

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S1 Final Study Guide

I will add to this study guide as we go through the semester. So keep checking back periodically. This will only be on what you have learned since I started. QUIZLET Practice Quiz Elements of Art: Line, Color, Value Types of Contour Lines – Cross Contour Line, Gesture Drawing, Continuous Contour Line, Pure Contour Line,

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Optical Design Sketchbook Assignment

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My Phone and I So you LOVE your phone! With your phone leaning on something, set up a still life. A Still Life is a drawing of an arrangement of objects. Maybe your phone is leaning on your make-up, or keys, or by books. Then in your sketchbook create 3 squares that are 4 inches

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Optical Design

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The purpose of this lesson is to start the students with a simple line drawing while incorporating the element of value. This will allow the students to learn how to control their line work using contour lines and value to create movement within an optical illusion. Students will be using watercolor pencils or colored pencils

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I got the JOB! OMG

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OK, so for the last seven years I have been wanting to be a high school art teacher. And I got it! My first interview became my first job. It was the strangest interview process I have ever been in, and I loved every minute of it. The Asst. Superintendent is probably the sweetest man

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Words to Live By

Do not fear mistakes - there are none.

On being human

( Miles David )

Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.

On growing up

( Pablo Picasso )

To practice any art, no matter how well or badly, is a way to make your soul grow. So do it

On being an artist

( Kurt Vonnegut )

Be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind.

On being yourself

( Dr Suess )

The artist's world is limitless. It can be found anywhere, far from where he lives or a few feet away. It is always on his doorstep.

On being and artist

( Paul Strand )

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

On being yourself

( Scott Adams )

No great artist ever sees things as they really are. If he did, he would cease to be an artist.

On being an artist

( Oscar Wilde )

There's no retirement for an artist, it's your way of living so there's no end to it.

On being an artist

( Henry Moore )

Art is the only way to run away without leaving home.

On Running Away

( Twyla Tharp )

Have no fear of perfection, you'll never reach it.

On Perfection

( Salvador Dali )

To be an artist is to believe in life.

On life

( Henry Moore )

To create one’s own world takes courage.

On courage

( Georgia O’Keeffe )

Creativity takes courage

On Creativity

( Henri Matisse )

I am seeking. I am striving. I am in it with all my heart.

On seeking art

( Vincent van Gogh )

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