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Warm Up: #61 – Triad Color Schemes

1.      Draw 4 different shapes.

2.      Create different patterns on the shapes.

3.      Color each of the shapes in using a different Triad Color Scheme. 

4.      Label the shapes with the different color schemes you used.

Today’s Focus:  Finish Color Scheme Examples

Work in Vis J



Art 1  - Warm Up: #62 – Complementary Fish

1.      Draw 6 Fish

2.      Add patterns and details.

3.      Color each fish in using a different combination of complementary colors.

4.      (Red & Green) (Red-Orange &Blue-Green) (Orange & Blue) (Yellow-Orange & Blue-Violet) (Yellow & Purple) (Yellow-Green & Red-Violet)

Today’s Focus:  Draw a fish in your visual journal and color it in with watercolor paints.  Use accurate details and colors!



Art 1  - Warm Up: #63 – Memorable Events from the past

1.      Document the following Memorable Events from one or more of the following:

Yesterday, Last Week, Last Month, Last Year.

2.      Reflect on your documentation of these events and use images and words to create a journal entry for your warm up.

3.      If you finish, create a page in your visual journal with the emphasis on a memorable event.

Today’s Focus:  Finish any work that you have not completed  – then Work in your visual journal – try to create an altered page by folding 2 pages to the inside – let your work overlap several pages…


Warm Up: #64 Split Complementary

Create a fun pattern – overlap and use different media to color it in using a split complementary color scheme.

Today’s Focus:  

Pop Art Project – One everyday object – 6 different color schemes.







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Warm Up: #65 – Monochromatic Values

1.          Draw an object – your shoe, a chair, or your choice.

2.          Use 1 color and light values and dark values of the same color to color it in!

Today’s Focus:  Work on Pop Art Color Scheme Paintings

Homework: This week:






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Warm Up: #66 – Warms and Cools

1.      Draw several geometric forms with shadows.

2.      Color the sides of the forms that are in light in warm colors.

3.      Color the shaded sides and shadows in cool colors.



Today’s Focus:  Pop art Color Scheme Paintings

If you finish you may work on your homework or Vis J



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Warm Up: #67 – Art Is…

1.      Create a warm up using words and images based on the theme “Art is….”

2.      Pick a color scheme for your warm up

3.      Add color, value, shapes, texture, line, and overlap your elements creating the element of space.


Today’s Focus:  Color Scheme Paintings,




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Warm Up: #68 – The Gears are Turning

1.      Create a warm up using “The Gears are Turning” as your inspiration.

2.      Pick a color scheme.

3.      Add text and images to your warm up.

Today’s Focus:  Finish Pop Art Painting/ Finish Visual Journal Time





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Warm Up: #69 – Perfectionism

In our quest to do anything, whether it is art, relationships, or cleaning the house, a sense of perfectionism can hold us back, cause us anxiety, and consume a lot of time as we work to get things just right. Fear can grip any of us. We worry what others will think, fear that we will not be good enough, compare ourselves to others, and doubt our own skills. The pressure to be perfect in art and in life can stop us before we ever begin or sidetrack us as we go along.

What grip, if any, does perfectionism have on your life? How does it affect you, your art, and your life? Why does it matter what others think? Why is it that you at times feel that you are not enough? Why is it that you can only see your faults and not your accomplishments? What would truly happen if you were not perfect in your art or in your life?

Today’s Focus:  Finish Pop Art Painting/ Finish Visual Journal Time


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Warm Up: #70 Team Work

1.      Today you will create 2 warm ups – You will work with a partner and you will create one warm up in your own journal and you will help your neighbor create one warm up in theirs.

2.      Have fun, work together, get creative!!!

3.      The sky is the limit; you choose your media and inspiration.

Today’s Focus:  Altered pages in your visual journal.

Today we will fold pages to create a cool effect in your journal!


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Warm Up: #71 Finding Balance and Sparking Flames

Balance is a principle of design.  It means that objects have an equal weight – they do not necessarily have to be the same thing but equal out with the weight of shapes or value. 

Think about creating balance in your life, through your activities, relationships and time.  Create a journal page using shapes, value and color to create balance.

Today’s Focus:  Journal Time – Create a Visual Journal Page with the Inspiration: Finding Balance and Sparking Flames

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Warm Up: #72 Create your own Style

1.      Choose one of the pictures for your warm up today.

2.      Use your artistic license to create a mini masterpiece in your warm up.


Today’s Focus:  Getting ready to print!!!






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Warm Up: #73 Illustration Word: Safari

Use images and/or words to create an Illustration using “Safari” as your inspiration!!  Have fun!!

Today’s Focus:  

2 Printmaking projects

 (1-landscape; 2-pattern)

Make a series of prints (at least 5 good ones)

Create a pattern that you could print that you can use in your visual journal.


Art 1  - Warm Up: #74 Elements and Principles of Art

1.      Use the sheet of elements or art and principles of design as your inspiration for your warm up today.

2.      Pick several elements of art and combine them with a principle of design.

3.      For example – The elements of shape and color combined with repetition – I could create a pattern of repeating warm color circles.  Now you try!! 

Today’s Focus:  Use the principles of design in your Visual Journal Today – The principles of design help artists organize their artwork.  You have already used balance – today let your principle focus be pattern and rhythm.


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Warm Up: #75 Choosing an Artist

1.      Grab an artist history book and find an artist and artwork that you like.

2.      Redraw a picture of the art that sparks your interest.

3.      Add color to the drawing.

4.      Write a paragraph about the artistic style and life of the artist you chose. 

5.      Include any interesting information you find in the reading.

Today’s Focus:  – Choose an artist for your ceiling tile. (Laptop Cart or Computer Lab – to print out your art work – Must be a “famous” artist – one you would find in a museum)

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Warm Up: #76 Perfect Square

1.       Sometimes artists will grid off their artwork. 

2.       Today as you draw your image on your tile you may need to make the art fit into a square if it is not already.

3.       In your warm up create your plan of what you will paint and how you will fit it into a square.

4.       You may need to draw a grid over your picture and your tile to make sure everything is in the correct proportion.

Today’s Focus:  When you are done with your plan, grab your tile and begin drawing it on the tile!!



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Warm Up: #79 – Variety is the Spice…

1.      Font variety can spice up your art and journals.

2.      Today in your warm up try writing in at least 2 contrasting styles or fonts.

3.      Look through magazines to get ideas of different fonts and styles you could use

4.      Overlap your words and emphasize certain words!

Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles

Homework:  This week: 



Art 1 - Warm Up: #80 – CHANGE

·      Everything changes. It’s a natural law that objects, people; situations are impermanent and are always in a state of flux and change. At times, change is lightning quick and takes place in a flash. Other times, change is continental drift slow and seems to not be happening at all.

·      How do you react to change in your life? How have you changed over the course of your life? Do you anticipate change and actively participate in the changing world and your changing self? Or do you deny change and passively ride along as things change around you? How open or closed are you to change?

·      Reflect on the role of change in your life and how you react to it.

Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles

Journal time – A Page on CHANGE

Homework:  This week:

Art 1 - Warm Up: #81 Organized and Disorganized

Contemporary life is hectic, and keeping up with chores, the responsibilities of school and work, the emails, Facebook, the text messages, and the phone calls can quickly bury you under a pile of to-dos and must-dos. Take time to reflect on the organization of your life. Think about everything from your mundane, daily routines to you big, special hopes and dreams.

How do you get things done? In what ways do you keep yourself organized (or even disorganized) physically, socially, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually? What routines and rituals do you use in your daily life to make certain that everything that needs to get done does get done? How do you tackle your daily tasks and plan for those rare and special occasions? When do you throw your plans out the window, and when do you stick steadfast to them?

Reflect on one specific aspect or think about it all in general terms.

Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles


Art  1  - Warm Up: #82 – I AM….

Who are you?
This seems like a very easy and straight-forward question, but when was the last time that you really tried to articulate an answer. You may have thought that you figured that out a long time ago, or perhaps you feel like you are still figuring it out. What better way to start this Challenge. No matter what type of art you make it is always a reflection of you. The journal is no different. Take some time to ponder and journal about all the aspects of your “self,” and create a response that introduces you to the world.

Who are you? What is important to you? Where do you come from? How does your inner identity compare to your outer identity? Do you have a hidden identity? If you are not who you want to be, what is stopping you?

Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles



Art 1 –Warm Up: #83 – Illustrating Words

1.      Use the quote below in your warm up.

2.      Create images to go with it –

3.      You may create your warm up in your visual journal if you would like!

“I shut my eyes in order to see.” – Paul Gauguin

Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles, Final Drawings – Hand, Portrait, Your Choice, Clean, Organize, Round up your work, Exam Study Guide, Journal Time



Art  1 -  Warm Up: #84- Art-O-Mat

Art vending machine art! 

Create a design for an art-o-mat!


Today’s Focus:  Ceiling Tiles, Final Drawings – Hand, Portrait, Your Choice, Exam Study Guide, Paper Marbling, Journaling, Clean, and Organize Work






Art 1  - Warm Up: #85 – Reflection

1.      Create a warm that reflects your experience in art this semester. 

2.      Focus on things you have learned and how you have grown as an artist.


Today’s Focus:  Gallery Walk Today or Tomorrow – Before and After Drawings, Final Drawings – Hand, Portrait, and Your Choice Drawing

Art-O-Mat boxes, Journal Time, Exam Study Guide, Clean up, Organize Work





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