Monday and Tuesday Warm-up Drawings are only done on “long” periods at the beginning of class. Students will draw for a solid 10-15mins without interruption. No talking and continuous drawing of a single object is required to receive points. This activity focuses on drawing from observation for a designated amount of time. Finishing quickly or before I call time is not the goal. It is ok to have an unfinished drawing; Quality over Quantity.
The beginning and ending stages of growth look different from student to student. Growth can only be accomplished by practice. Practice happens when each assignment is done in the spirit of which it was assigned and not as busy work to appease your parent, teacher or anyone else. The habits, practices and expectations that demonstrate effort are taught in class.
KEEP all warm-ups that receives a 5.5 or higher for your future AP Art Portfolio
Learning to see. We often think we know the things around us, but rarely do we look and study them. Consequently, we only ever understand a superficial stereotype that we repeat over and over. Drawing from life forces you to really see relationships, measurements, proportions, etc, and not just guess.
Editing & Simplification. There is no way to ever draw everything you see, so you're forced to edit and make decisions of how you will artistically translate a complex form into a more basic one. What you leave out is often just as important as what you put in.
Simplification & Reconstruction. Life drawing also trains you to start with basic shapes and to then gradually get more detailed and complex as you go. It is a tangible expression of how to approach any complex task. It starts with really seeing the core priorities and breaking down the form/task into simpler blocks and then building on that gradually to achieve the final form/goal.