** your weekly instructions will be on your class's tab on this DP** Drawing = Gridded Stippling Painting = Pieces of Positivity Studio Art = Choose your own Adventure
THE NEW NORM || online art classes
Howdy y'all! I miss each and everyone of you, I hope you are staying healthy and happy. This was one of my favorite group of students thus far in my teaching (is that OK to say?!), and our year got cut short! This is uncharted water for everyone involved, meaning, we all don't know what we are doing and we are figuring it out as we go. I can imagine some of you are stressed, excited, nervous etc. about physical school not being in session. I realize you will still have a load of homework from your core classes. That being said, I absolutely want art to be created by you. Obviously, it will look different than it has in class. But NOW MORE THAN EVER (for reasons I will go in to), it is so crucial that you make a little bit of time to relax (turn your phone off, that means snapchat.....) , unwind and create. Each of you will be making only 1 project for the remainder of the year correlating to which class you are in (they will be explained respectively on your class's DP page) My standards for you are still high, and YOU make the choice when and how you will be making art.
this may be the LAST time someone makes you create. Let's WOODSHED: (it's also something I need to practice, but pretty hard with a baby at the moment!) WOODSHEDDING: intransitive verb. -·shed·ded, -·shed·ding. Slang to practice on a musical instrument so as to improve or perfect one's technical facility, develop ideas, etc.: said esp. of a jazz or rock musician.
***in layman's terms, it's setting aside TIME FOR YOURSELF TO CREATE Believe me, this gets harder and harder as you get older, unless you WOODSHED now and create those healthy habits. Us humans innately need to create. Whether you're a fine artist or not, you will be a creator the rest of your life. Please, for the sake of your future self, make time now!
OUR ART CLASS EXPECTATIONS * breaking it down * :
* 1 hour / day to create (when is up to you!) - maybe it's even a walk in the woods to gather inspiration. I get most of my inspiration while doing yoga, hiking etc.: but you must come back to sketch it out or write it down.... * I will post your weekly "to-do's" every MONDAY on your class page * FRIDAY weekly DP updates on progress (photo + brief description of process) -- EMAILED TO ME * I will be readily available for personal critique and questions daily (M-F) from 9-11, meaning direct contact, but feel free to email, text or call anytime from 8-4 MY NUMBER : 330-715-8926 (face time will be useful, warning: I will probably be in pajamas with baby food in my hair) * basically, if no work is produced, and I can always tell based on your personal effort and style that I have come to learn...or if it was done in one day (you know who you are! :D), you will not earn credit. * there are limitations, especially involving art supplies. I cannot set aside or deliver art supplies to you, due to the fact of the virus living on things etc. Social distancing is a must at the moment. So this is a time to get creative and you get to choose what constraints (materials) you will be using.
GRADING + ATTENDANCE: As I mentioned before, you all know from being in my class, I grade heavily on effort. I will be using CDE's (Colorado Department of Education) unit completion guideline for attendance as far as grading remotely under these circumstances:
“In this method, student attendance is directly tied to what the student accomplishes and/or produces over a given period of time. The assignments completed essentially become the evidence that a student has been in attendance, and if no work is produced, then a student is not considered to be in attendance. In this scenario, the timeline established for completion of work is critical as some students may require more/less time to complete assignments. It is important when implementing this method that extra time is not the only accommodation used with students for whom extra time in the classroom may be a valid accommodation.”
** meaning, if the weekly DP updates are not emailed to me, I will assume the work is not being done :)
RANDOM IDEAS FOR SUPPLIES: - nature collages - plein air painting - making your own paint from nature, berries, dirt etc. + yogurt or flour (below) - make your own paintbrushes from leaves, twigs, long grasses, your dog's/cat's fur (CUT, do NOT pull....) - re-doing some abandoned art that is stuffed under your bed - collect trash (your own please!) to use as a canvas
HOW TO MAKE YOUR OWN PAINT - with only flour + food coloring- MATERIALS
1/2 to 1 cup flour (or sub millet or other fine flour. Coconut and nut flours don't work for this.)
6-20dropsnatural food coloring(or to desired color. You could also make your own colors from turmeric, beet juice, berries and more.)
6-10 reusable paint cups (or use disposable paper cups, tupper ware etc.)
Mix 1/2 cup flour with a bit of water to get out lumps.
Add the rest of the water.
Cook/stir over medium heat just until thick & shiny. It only takes a few minutes. The mixture should stick to the side of the pan a bit.
Stir in additional flour, if needed, until you reach the desired paint consistency.
Use a 1/4 cup measuring cup to scoop out the mixture into each paint cup.
Put at least 6 drops of color into your paints to make sure they are vibrant and bright. I used about 15-20 drops in my paints. Now stir and see what you get.
PAINT AND HAVE FUN!
Now, please go to your respective classes page on my DP, and there will be instructions for you! Keep calm, clean and happy :) I will miss you all!