Author Archives: Mr. Elam

IB Reflection: Value Study, Isometric Perspective, and Broken Color

For this homework assignment, we are going to begin building our Process Portfolio pages. Create a Document Your reflections are to be recorded in PowerPoint, or Pages, whichever you have access too and are more familiar with.  If you have … Continue reading

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First Exhibition Sketch

On Wednesday we begin our first exhibition pieces.  In order to make sure you are ready, what we need is a working sketch for your first piece. Remember that your idea should configure with your statement you just drafted or … Continue reading

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AP Museum Assignment: The Impact of Presentation, Scale, and Text

Quite a bit of how we feel about a work is determined by how we encounter it for the first time.  Artwork seen in person is nothing like artwork seen in a book or on a screen. Another important element … Continue reading

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IB A Coherent Body of Work

The first problem any painter faces is what to paint.  Before we lift a brush we need to know why. We have been looking at different artists to try and help start up some inspiration within you, and to get … Continue reading

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AP Where the Red Art Grows

Provenance:  the place of origin or earliest known history of something.  It is also the focus of this assignment. The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago.  Your assignment is to fully … Continue reading

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IB Comparative Essay Part 3

For this next round with the Comparative Essay, you only have 1 task: 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 Find Me: Color Schemes

Your assignment is to find images which demonstrate each of the following color schemes: Primary Secondary Analogous Complimentary Cool Warm High Key Low Key Monochromatic Neutral For the images I only want graphic, advertising, popular, or contemporary art.  I do … Continue reading

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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.  Give us information about the artist’s history, art movement, personal style, … Continue reading

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AP Women are from Venus

The following is a released question which appeared on an AP test a few years ago. Your assignment is to fully answer the question being asked of you, as if you were taking an AP test. You are allowed, and … Continue reading

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Overdue Tableaux Vivants

Sorry, this took waaaaaaaay too long to get posted.  But here are the tableaux vivants you have performed so far!

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