1. FOLLOW DIRECTIONS. Read instructions carefully - and THINK about what they mean; what, exactly, are you being asked to do?
2. ANSWER THE QUESTIONS (and If the question has multiple parts, answer ALL the parts!). This is your opportunity to show what you have learned by using specific art vocabulary and concepts to address the question(s) in full. Don't be vague; pretend you are writing to someone who knows nothing.
3. KNOW YOUR VOCABULARY. For example, Elements are not Principles and vice versa. Study your terms for comprehension of their role in art as well as for proper spelling. Test yourself...how do you spell the word that means "counterpose" in Italian?
4. TRUST YOURSELF. Yes, this is an exam, yes it is a big deal....BUT it's just another assessment in the grand scheme of things. You have been working toward this all year; trust yourself to do the work with efficacy and accuracy. That being said, take the time to review, reflect on, and proof your work for clarity, specificity, craftsmanship, and completion. Did you solve the problem(s), visual or otherwise?
- Review the Artist Habits of Mind (front of your sketchbook) - Which of these habits are you fully aware of and embracing? Which habits need further development and assimilation?
- Share painting progress & AbEx Artist Spotlights
- Exam review
- Review glazing & desaturation + reminder to consider the edges of the canvas
- Continue painting
WEDNESDAY: All-class schedule
- Final exam review/related activities
- FOR THIS WEEK:
- DUE Monday - Painting progress post (but Wednesday is OK if you really need the time; some of you were absent and didn't make much progress...some of you may need to take more pictures)
- FOR NEXT WEEK:
- Review notes, handouts, website resources, sketchbook pages, projects, etc. as preparation for the semester exam; MAKE SURE YOU CAN ACCESS QUIA
- Check the website before you come to class in order to be fully prepared; update your agenda accordingly and complete any required preparatory work.
- MONDAY - Art Club/NAHS picture @ noon in the gym - wear your t-shirt!
- TUESDAY - Art Club AND Lunchtime Lecture (see below)
- THURSDAY - EXAMS start (see exam schedule below)
- DUE FEB. 3rd - pARTnership application for Intro. to metals (soldering + fusing + light casting)!!!
LUNCHTIME LECTURES: This lecture series is intended to provide you with knowledge of art-related careers. Even if you do not go on to study art, the exposure to careers that combine art WITH other fields of study should be enlightening as you consider the possibilities for your future. Attendance is expected as part of the course curriculum. If you are truly unable to attend, you still need to complete the sketchbook entry and will have to do your own research related to the topic (see the Lunchtime Lectures page).
- Oct. 18 - Supriya Manandhar (your student teacher): Before she came to the US, she worked as a coordinator at an art/activism organization. She will talk about different ways that artists in Nepal have used art to talk about social issues, including the importance of cultural context when thinking about art.
- Jan 24 - Ellyn Parker - Public Art, City of Richmond - Department of Planning and Development Review
- Feb 21 - Medical Illustration
- April 25 - Karen Daly-Junker, registrar for the VMFA, will speak about organizing the Jasper Johns/Edvard Munch exhibition
- Jan. 26th - Periods 6/8
- Jan. 27th - Periods 5/7
- Jan. 30th - Periods 1/3
- Jan. 31st - Periods 2/4
- Feb. 1st - work day for teachers & make-up exams