Another RAINY RAINY day for plein air

Well… the weather is not cooperating with us this year so far. The kids did a good job in the beginning getting their thoughts on paper, but in the end we had to come inside and finish the jobs there. I can’t wait to read their reflections on the week.

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Cloudy with a chance of rain… and it did in the last minutes.

What a day! We finally got outside and almost beat the rain. Good to have the ladies out and painting and drawing. Tomorrow is one more day in the civilized world of Waterford, then we move to the wooded area. Perhaps a bit of acrylic next week!

 

We Are #Inside for #PleinAir. Experimentation and Abstraction.

Today was a rainy and stormy day so… we stayed inside. I hope that the weather clears up soon and we can get back outside.

Practice happened with watercolor paints and this exercise HERE. Videos are attached to the bottom of the document too.

 

 

#PleinAir Art (not PLANE AIR…)

Day 1 is in the books and the kids sweat through the 3 hours of making art. This was a quick intro to the making of art outside in the plein air – out of doors. Some images from the day. Please stay tuned to the site for updates! Enjoy the warm weather!

#PleinAir #Art – Starting Monday

Hello to all the Plein Air Artists I’ll be seeing on Monday – bright and early at 9:00 am. Permission slips below… let’s get this taken care of please. Oh… and this is for the PLEIN AIR at the FAIR: WI  State Fair HERE

We will meet in Room 123 to get a feel for who we have – short introductions and the like. Then we are OFF to the races. We will begin with some drawings for an hour or so… pencil, charcoal, pastels… whatever piques your interest. Then we will step back and talk about the ideas of composition and laying out an idea for the observational works. Monday will be dry materials on paper – unless you have some previous experience – as I know some of you will have (you will be on your own then I guess). Anyway… here we go… One more gathering of my students.

Ok? Ok. What’s Next?

As I sit in my empty classroom (I’ve a coffee cup and mousepad) I have a great sadness about the future of my students and what I will not be able to offer them. It is hard for me to truly come to grips that that 19 years have come and gone and I’m headed out the door. My kids (and fellow staff members) have given me so much over the years as I’ve grown as a teacher. They have taught me to have patience, given me the knowledge that skills vary widely, and that success is different for everyone. For all I’ve learned from them, through all of the support and love I have received, I know that I given them an equal share back.

When it comes down to it, and my students know this when they walk in for the first time, my number one concern has never been turning out the next Mary Cassatt, Kehinde Wiley, Frida Kahlo, or Jim Dine but rather helping them to become more caring, hard working, and passionate adults. I have seen my kids act on their beliefs and create works, use words, and take action ahat have led to social awareness on topics that they are truly passionate and concerned about. (See how the NVAS works into so much of what I hope for the kids? 2.3Ad Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives. and 6.1Ad Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences). Thank you students for that.

I was asked today if I could have one photograph, just one photo, of what I take away from here what would that be? I have that image… three young women (Izzy, Ali, and Ashley) standing a few feet back in front of one of their drawings. I’ve already gone around the room, offered my feedback, and now have stepped back to give work time. They are critiquing one another’s work without me telling them to. They are pointing their fingers at areas that need work, looking up at the elements and principles posters to find the right words to use, and they are sharing ideas about how to resolve and make revisions. This is the image I leave with. This happens all the time. It’s not just these three, it happens in all of my classes and I know that it will happen in my new school with my new students.

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Izzy, Ali, and Ashley critiquing all on their own. This is the image that stays with me. I’ve got these images of nearly all my kids. This is one that I actually have a photograph of. Thanks ladies.

What I will miss the most here are my relationships and connections. I know that I will develop new and solid relationships with my new community. The school friends that I don’t have yet will take the place (but never replace) the friends I currently have. The kids that I don’t know yet and that will mean the world to me will take the place of (but not replace) the kids that mean the world to me here. I am good knowing that the impact I made in my hometown student’s (and fellow staff’s) lives will be felt by my new school as well. It will take some time obviously, but the connections will be made and the love, care, and compassion for those I have yet to begin working with will develop.

Thank you to everyone (family, friends, students, community) who has helped make the end of my time in my hometown high school less painful. Thank you to the students and community who came together to try and save my job (and with that make sure that you and your friends all TAKE MORE ART CLASSES! Don’t sign up for a study hall, you don’t need to watch videos on how to play video games anyway.) Thank you for the letters, phone calls, hugs, and prayers… this would have been a lot harder without all that support. Most importantly however, thank you to Julie and Abby for being there and supporting me through all of this. Without your love and support I just don’t know how I’d have handled this all.

Ok? Ok. What’s Next?

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The Signal – It’s a good thing.

New Works – Gift to My AP Kids

With the year ending, and my 19 years (I’m still giving them my 100% – and SUMMER SCHOOL with Plein Air Art), I have created a final work for the AP Kids. Titled Eleven Concentrations and One Breadth it is a work using the works of the 12 AP kids. I have truly enjoyed the time with each of them and I wish all of the art students (and all the rest of my students) well as they continue to move forward in their career. Keep in touch.

F. Korb

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#Week18 – #WrapItUp… Almost Done

“Cherish your own emotions and never under-value them. We are not here to do what has already been done.” 
― Robert Henri, The Art Spirit: Notes, Articles, Fragments of Letters and Talks to Students, Bearing on the Concept and Technique of Picture Making, the Study of Art


Stained Glass: Last Day to Work

  • 2.2Ac: Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.
  • This is the LAST DAY.. You are finishing this artwork today – and that is it. Critique and Rubric… That is the plan.
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Matisse Stained Glass: https://moma.org/wp/inside_out/wp-content/uploads/2014/12/in2301_06_web.jpg

Computer Illustration and Drawing: Last DAYS tp work

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • 2.2Ac: Demonstrate awareness of ethical implications of making and distributing creative work.
  • Final days to draw your images. We will be using these as the final exam conversations. Critiques will be the final and you will present to the class. The images will be uploaded to a Google Slide with a brief artist statement. Make sure you are ready to roll on FRIDAY.
    • What is the Story / Topic of your illustration.
    • What is the SECTION/ part / meaning of the story?
    • What techniques are you using? What program are you using?
    • What have you done to make any appropriated images your own.
    • Struggles / Accomplishments?
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Illustration of the Mouse King: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/7d/81/28/7d81284825998ee2ddff1991ee98352f–nutcrackers-book-illustrations.jpg

Drawing: In Studio Drawing!

  • 7.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What is one thing you accomplished last week with your drawing? TODD FEELS it is coming along well… 4 minutes – share your classmates work… What is one thing your classmate / partner gave you feedback on – whether or not it was a part of the conversation – think about what was said…  Pre-Critique RUBRIC! Don’t forget to fill it out over the weekend based on the photographs that will be uploaded before EXAM DAY
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Todd Mrozinski Drawing: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/a9/f9/e2a9f95faa72ac84d6a3df32c0dded44.jpg

Todd Mrozinski Website: HERE

Todd Mrozinski: Windows

Todd Mrozinski – Lights from the Pfister: HERE

THESE ARE COOL – Check it out HERE

Book Assignment HERE

AP Studio Art: Gallery Time and Portrait Time

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Looking at the work that you have been developing, stepping back from your drawing, what are three things that you are pleased with in the artwork? Know that you have this week – what do you need to do to stay in task and up to speed?
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Peregrine Honig Portrait: http://peregrinehonig.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/vip__Chanel_Masai_detail.jpg

Advanced Drawing: 3 days to work

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Looking at the work that you have been developing, stepping back from your drawing, what are three things that you are pleased with in the artwork? Know that you have this week – what do you need to do to stay in task and up to speed? LASTLY – What are you doing with the negative space?Make sure that you are dealing with the important space back there.
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Jim Dine Self Portrait: https://farticulate.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/11c79133.jpg

#Week17 – #This week we WORK TO WRAP things up… Next week folks… that’s it.

“Decisions are made by those who show up.” – President Josiah Bartlet – The West Wing (Aaron Sorkin)


 

Drawing: Outside LAST DAY – YEAH!

Todd Mrozinski Website: HERE

Todd Mrozinski: Windows

Todd Mrozinski – Lights from the Pfister: HERE

THESE ARE COOL – Check it out HERE

Book Assignment HERE

#Week17 – #This week we WORK TO WRAP things up… Next week folks… that’s it.

“Decisions are made by those who show up.” – President Josiah Bartlet – The West Wing (Aaron Sorkin)


Stained Glass: FINAL Project

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Fairy Tale (literature / social commentary) Illustrations

 

Drawing: Outside LAST DAY – YEAH!

THESE ARE COOL – Check it out HERE

Book Assignment HERE

AP Studio Art: Portrait!

Adv. Drawing: Figure Drawing – All About Looking…

Video to watch is HERE