Author Archives: Mr. Elam

AP 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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AP Your Favorite Artwork

Bring in a printed copy of your favorite artwork to class on Monday, May 11th.  Our next assignment will involve this image.  It needs to be a hard copy – not one on your phone or other device. This is a formative grade.

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AP Timeline: Realism to Dada

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. The timeline must also demonstrate the overlapping nature of some of these events.  How you […]

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IB Comparative Essay Part 3

For this next round with the Comparative Essay, you have 2 major tasks: Clean up any and all issues:  formatting, grammar, spelling, citations, missing or incorrect information, etc.  Use the notes I gave you to help guide you, but you … Continue reading

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AP Better Know an Artist: 4th 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 they were about, and what they brought to the art world. To address this, we […]

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IB Comparative Essay Part 2

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Write the background material for work 3.  By background material, think our “better know an artist” assignments.  Give … Continue reading

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Critique: Bar at the Follies Bergere

Write a critique of the attached artwork.  For your convenience, the title of the work and the artist’s name are included in the name of the file.  Feel free to do a little research if you need to. We need … Continue reading

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IB Creating the Exhibition Portfolio

THIS IS FOR EVERYBODY EXCEPT LESLIE AND DAKODA We need to start creating the Exhibition Portfolio.  In the Exhibition Portfolio Folder, create a new PowerPoint (or equivalent) labeled Exhibition Draft. The first step is to create your title page.  Include … Continue reading

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IB Comparative Essay Part 1

For this week’s assignment, we are starting the first parts of the comparative essay.  By Monday, you should accomplish the following goals: Create your title page.  Include the following info:  Comparative Essay, Candidate Number, and Personal Code.  Under no circumstances … Continue reading

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IB Selection of Works for The Comparative Essay

The next few weeks are going to be largely about completing the Comparative Essay.  We will discuss this at length in class, and you can also find an overview of the essay, with examples, here. The Assignment 1.  Select Three … Continue reading

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