Author Archives: Mr. Elam

IB Comparison of Art #1

For this week’s assignment, we are going to try a variation on the critique, and practice a skill that will be vital for your Comparative Essay. Assignment:  Compare and Contrast Below are two works that I have selected for you.  … Continue reading

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IB High Contrast Photos

This homework assignment is designed to generate more work for your process portfolio and also syncs well with our current in class assignment. By contrast I mean a visual contrast; a strong difference in color, texture, or value. If you … Continue reading

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AP Find Me: Renaissance and Baroque Concepts

Your assignment is to find images that demonstrate each of the following terms or techniques.  Some of these terms we have covered, but some we have not yet so you will have to do some light researching. For the images … Continue reading

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IB Critique of Watteau

A few of you were absent when we did the critique last Tuesday.  If you did, here are the resources you need to make up the assignment: Background on the artist:   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jean-Antoine_Watteau Background on the art movement he belonged to:  … Continue reading

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Mega Ultimate Super Extreme Tableaux Vivant (of certain doom)

There are really two reasons we do Tableaux Vivant. The first is to make you truly consider what the important details of an artwork are – if someone could only show you a select detail or two, what would those … Continue reading

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IB Reflection on Value Study and Pastel Drawing

For this homework assignment, we are going to continue building our Process Portfolio pages. This will be just like our prior reflection exercise, the one where we had you look back upon the portrait you created. Reflections on Value Study … Continue reading

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IB A Coherent Body of Work, Round 2

For this exercise, what I want you to do is refine your current artist’s statement.  At this point y’all have drafted a paragraph with a stated theme or topic.  For this week, we want to refine that. A Reminder of … Continue reading

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AP Better Know an Artist, 3rd Quarter

One of the challenges of this class is giving you a good sense of who these artists are.  Sometimes we are restricted to studying a single piece, which does not give you a good sense of what they did, what … Continue reading

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Timeline: Rome to Renaissance

You are to construct an original timeline.  The timeline must do the following things: The timeline must include the required artworks, artistic periods, and historic dates listed below. The timeline must demonstrate the sequential nature of some of these events. … Continue reading

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IB Reflection on Broken Color and Notan

For this homework assignment, we are going to continue building our Process Portfolio pages. This will be just like our prior reflection exercise, the one where we had you look back upon the portrait you created. Reflections on Broken Color … Continue reading

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