#Progress and #Beginnings of #Artwork… #Week5


#17 Drawing is About Mark Making “Every mark has a distinct character and quality.Every mark is a signature. Variations in pressure and weight is the visual equivalent of intonation. Marks, or lines, of consistent weight or thickness surrounding a figure or object will flatten the image. Tapering or breaking a line in a curve can connote a highlight or make the curve flow. Also, a tentative line will read as such. Give every mark or line authority and make sure it serves a purpose. Try to use only the marks you need.” 101 Things Learned in Art School, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press


Art Foundations: VALUE

  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What technique have you learned when it comes to drawing something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know?
  • G: What is ONE thing you are CERTAIN you did successfully with your drawing today? What is ONE THING you are CERTAIN you need to focus on in order to create a more realistic / successfully accurate observation draw with tomorrow? 

Collage Link Just For You!


Intro to painting: Under Painting and begin the work today!

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A:Began the UNDER PAINTING of the still life last block. What are the STRENGTHS of the composition? What type of composition do you have and how are you playing with the idea of SPACE?
  • G: What accomplishments did you have in the work today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work. REMEMBER THAT MID CRIT. is NEXT TUESDAY!

advanced painting: Reflect on last time and move froward. We CRITIQUE next week.

Alma Thomas and other Black Women who make Abstract Art.
  • G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • A: Step Back – LOOK CAREFULLY, CRITICALLY at the work that you are making and consider what you have been accomplishing with the work. Write out some (3) GOALS that you can set for yourself today. Share these goals with your neighbor.
  • G: Did you meet or exceed the goals that you set for yourself today? Talk with your classmate (who is the FURTHEST from you in the studio) share your experience with them.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Digital images and Gridding.

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Working in PHOTOSHOP last time, what challenges did you have with the saving of or editing of the image? If you do NOT have an image today that is different than the one I have today – you are using the image I have today. What challenges does that offer you if any? How does this change the way you need to think about the planning for your artwork as you move forward? 
    • DOES YOUR PHOTOGRAPH HAVE:
    • Unique and Successful Poses
    • PORTRAITS – NOT FIGURATIVE – Images
    • Strong Lighting
    • Expressions that explain your personality
    • Thoughtful COMPOSITION!
  • G: What successes do you find in today’e work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Assemble imagery, Critique, and Begin your research.

What does YOUR work look like in Black and white and color? https://lever-client-logos.s3.amazonaws.com/587feebb-7e85-4818-ad2b-1afc00c70c0d-1555484737647.png
  • G: 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event..
  • A: Today we are going to assemble the Logo Designs into a Google Presentation for the FACS Department. By the end of the presentation, you will know about the ideas and approaches our artists used to create the covers. You will begin to develop a sense of what the ideas are and how they best exemplify the ideas of the department.
  • REMEMBER THIS FOR FRIDAY:
    • A: When it comes to making AUTHENTIC Images? What do you enjoy making imagery of? You will look at 5 different professional digital artists who use the world of digital media to modify and edit their images and create research, an inspirational Google Presentation and use that to begin your fine art artwork in the realm of digital media. From here we are going to make authentic work – with the inspiration of the famous artists perhaps. DUE ON FRIDAY!5 different artists
    • 3 images of each of their works
    • explanation (3 – 5 sentences) about each of the artists as to WHY you enjoy their works).
    • Figure or Portrait is a part of this project – you or someone you PERSONALLY KNOW.
    • PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE OF YOUR OWN CREATION – plagiarism is not acceptable. (Side note: at what point is “sampling” of other’s works acceptable? If the image is transformed enough – removed enough from it’s original source and made into your image… then can it be considered yours? This is a difficult question to answer – but how does one deal with COLLAGE and MAGAZINES any differently than the world of digital? Curious question to ponder.)
    • Each artist has their own slide or series of slides in the presentation.
    • List of artists at the BEGINNING of the presentation – T.O.C.
    • Final Slide – YOUR THOUGHTS about where you are heading with the artwork.
    • What program(s) are you planning on using?
    • How will you include PHOTOGRAPHY? (Obvious and deliberate or resource and reference?)
  • G: Are there any questions about the designs that out artists can answer for you now? Thank you for your time.

#Welcome to #Week5 – WHAT?

It is IMPORTANT to consider the use of our Enrichment Time. Please make solid use of it as you all come into the studio to work – and do come into the studio to work – please.


#17 Drawing is About Mark Making “Every mark has a distinct character and quality.Every mark is a signature. Variations in pressure and weight is the visual equivalent of intonation. Marks, or lines, of consistent weight or thickness surrounding a figure or object will flatten the image. Tapering or breaking a line in a curve can connote a highlight or make the curve flow. Also, a tentative line will read as such. Give every mark or line authority and make sure it serves a purpose. Try to use only the marks you need.” 101 Things Learned in Art School, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press

Elaine DeKooning and Mark Making – Be Deliberate: https://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/elaine-de-kooning/abstract-1970.jpg

Art Foundations: Last Day to RESOLVE the Sculpture

How are you using the different TECHNIQUES to resolve your sculpture? https://i.ytimg.com/vi/7otZMDeQYpA/maxresdefault.jpg

Collage Link Just For You!

  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: Today is the LAST DAY for the CLAY (until we glaze). What challenges did you have in getting started with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture. What do you need to do in order to RESOLVE the sculpture for the day?
  • G: What was the largest success you have in this work of sculpture?

Intro to painting: Sketching things out… Painting Begins TODAY!

Acrylic Still Life: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2a/c0/4e/2ac04e157600117f843fa7a9b839927c.jpg
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Working with your thumbnails and the sketches on the canvas mounted to your board, you will now begin to paint the composition out. How are you going to START? What are the techniques that you feel that you would like to focus on? Rather than beginning with a specific area and work that to death… think about working on the entire piece at the same time. Think about layering colors and building the composition.
  • G: What accomplishments did you have inthe work today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work. MID CRIT is NEXT TUESDAY!

advanced painting: Step back and look – what’s working?

How are you looking at the work you see in front of you? https://falconmovies.files.wordpress.com/2018/02/ferris3.gif
  • G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • A: Let’s step back from the paintings and look at the process and progress that you have made – This is a mid Critique.
    • Sticky notes in hand? Let’s write out one strength of each of the artists series of works in your group – think about the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES before you just write BLAH BLAH BLAH…
    • Think about something that you feel requires attention – write out the aspect that needs work and also then write out the solutions that you feel will help create a successful work.
    • NOW we talk with one another and discuss what is happening. Write out your group’s thoughts about the progress and plans you have made.  
  • G: At the end of the day, what have you gotten accomplished? Write out three things that you recognize as different techniques that you are experiencing in this work. What did the mid critique do to help you / hinder you in the learning?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Critique the Drawings

John Singer Sargent: https://i.ytimg.com/vi/73jSSJ4TUf0/maxresdefault.jpg
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • Making of photographs today. I have paired you up and we are going to spend 30 minutes in making photographs with:
    • Unique and Successful Poses
    • PORTRAITS – NOT FIGURATIVE – Images
    • Strong Lighting
    • Expressions that explain your personality
    • Thoughtful COMPOSITION!
  • Then onto the Digital Art Studio to upload and process the images so they can be printed.
  • Stop and consider… What are your first thoughts about this process and the composition? What feelings are you going to try and represent? How will this be a SUCCESSFUL COMPOSITION?
  • G: What did you do successfully today to move the process forward? Are you satisfied with your images? Will they be ready to print? If you turned them in they will.

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Final Day to RESOLVE the Logo. Let’s consider the Rubric.

Paula Rosa – Digital Artist: http://pictify.saatchigallery.com/files/works/urban-dk-digital-art-by-paula-rosa-urban-dk-fine-art-prints-and-1367357636_b.jpg
  • G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • A: When it comes to making AUTHENTIC Images? What do you enjoy making imagery of? You will look at 5 different professional digital artists who use the world of digital media to modify and edit their images and create research, an inspirational Google Presentation and use that to begin your fine art artwork in the realm of digital media. From here we are going to make authentic work – with the inspiration of the famous artists perhaps. DUE ON FRIDAY!
    • 5 different artists
    • 3 images of each of their works
    • explanation (3 – 5 sentences) about each of the artists as to WHY you enjoy their works).
    • Figure or Portrait is a part of this project – you or someone you PERSONALLY KNOW.
    • PHOTOGRAPHS MUST BE OF YOUR OWN CREATION – plagiarism is not acceptable
      • side note: at what point is “sampling” of other’s works acceptable? If the image is transformed enough – removed enough from it’s original source and made into your image… then can it be considered yours? This is a difficult question to answer – but how does one deal with COLLAGE and MAGAZINES any differently than the world of digital? Curious question to ponder.
    • Each artist has their own slide or series of slides in the presentation.
    • List of artists at the BEGINNING of the presentation – T.O.C.
    • Final Slide – YOUR THOUGHTS about where you are heading with the artwork.
    • What program(s) are you planning on using?
    • How will you include PHOTOGRAPHY? (Obvious and deliberate or resource and reference?)
  • G: How are you PLANNING and PREPARING the time and ideas for making strong AUTHENTIC artwork?

#MidWeek #StudioArt in #ArtWithKorb

What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look. – Chuck Close


Art Foundations: Quality Sculpture – Please make sure you are taking your time and FOCUSING on the QUALITY

What one can do with CERAMICS: https://mymodernmet.com/wp/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/contemporary-ceramic-artists-21.jpg HERE are some CONTEMPORARY CERAMIC ARTISTS.
  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A:What are you hoping to accomplish today to FINISH your Sculpture in the round we get back into our DAY 2? We need to let things dry now as we finish this up. Then we BISQUE and then we GLAZE!
  • G: List one or two ways that you have seen your CONCEPT develop and be EMPHASIZED in the ceramic sculptural version of the collage?

Intro to painting: Still Life Acrylic Painting

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: Still Life – Your sketches are DONE and the DRAWING is UP ON THE CANVAS. Today is a day to just get into the painting and go! Where are you going to begin with this work?
  • G: What did you accomplish with the beginnings of the still life? How has the CHARCOAL OUTLINE helped get you going or get in the way of the process?

advanced painting: Let’s paint!

Elaine DeKooning: Basketball Players: http://www.artnet.com/WebServices/images/ll65497lld3XMJFgbQQ82CfDrCWvaHBOcBkzE/elaine-de-kooning-basketball-players.jpg
  • G: 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: Another day to PAINT. Please open your handbooks to page 10 and step back from your painting. What have you accomplished this week in the painting – one solid day that is. What do you hope to accomplish today?
  • G: At the end of the day, what have you accomplished? Write out three things that you recognize as different techniques that you are experiencing in this work.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Critique the Drawings

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • A: What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other people’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work? 
  • G: What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique?

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Logo Work – Let Us Please Work on Perfecting the Simplicity of the Idea.

18 Best Instagram Logo’s For Inspiration: https://mylogowave.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/best-instagram-logo-accounts.jpg
  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A: What do you need to do in order to make this logo design work in 3 ways? Letters Only, Words Only, and the COMBINATION MARK (and also the SYMBOL / ICON – 4 ways I guess. What will you do to be ready to combine it with a partner in the process? 
  • G: What are you HAPPIEST with regarding your designs? What is it about them that you see as working SPECIFICALLY with the PAUL RAND ideas from last time? 

#MidWeek #StudioArt in #ArtWithKorb

What difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look. – Chuck Close



Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY Sculpture!

PLEASE PRESS PLAY and make sure the VOLUME is UP!
Cynthia Consentino” https://cynthiaconsentino.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/flower-girl-i-5×7.jpg
  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A: What are three textures / techniques  you are going to have to interpret into your sculpture from your research? 
  • G: What techniques are REALLY important to be using to make sure any ADDITIVE clay really HOLD TIGHT to the clay you are adding it to?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Your time to DRAW an OBJECT!

SLIDE 81 has the List of Requirements.

Drawing with Techniques: https://i.etsystatic.com/9986723/r/il/16e77a/815105509/il_570xN.815105509_8jc9.jpg
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Second day with your objects is today. BEFORE YOU START… Step back from the drawing and look carefully at what you have begun. What do you need to do to continue?
  • Taking things home? Coming in for ET? Be prepared to have the work for CRIT. next time! I will TEACH YOU how to do a formal critique.

Intro to painting: CRITIQUE!

  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation. 
  • A: Painting – Critique DAY
  • G: That’s it folks – the exam gave you enough time to really reflect and talk about the work you have completed here. Good job? I hope so!

advanced painting: Let’s paint!

Anne Truit: https://encrypted-tbn0.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcRtVD7-a3M7UCp7hVkHBmk3D0XZ7ukAc7zWTVqSq3mZyI6Qsm8S7g and 11 Minimalist Female Artists You Ought To Know
  • G: 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: It is your day to PAINT. Please open your handbooks to page 10 and write out what you are planning on STARTING with today and 3 things that you are hoping to accomplish with the artwork.
  • G: What have you gotten accomplished today to have demonstrated your STRONG PROGRESS FORWARD with your VERY FIRST oil painting.


Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Logo Work – Let’s Grade the Ideas.

Paul Rand’s Works – 14 Designers Portfolio’s

  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A:What is individual about your logo that others will be able to look at and EASILY identify that as a logo for someone extraordinary – you?  
  • G: How do you feel about the final design of your image? What is successful? What would you do differently? Will it fit on the side of a pen? Will it fit on the side of a blimp? Is it SCALABLE?

#End of the Week (#Beginning too) – #MakingArt in the #Studio

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy


  • 1B: 7:50 – 9:05
  • 2B: 9:10 – 10:25
  • 3B: 10:30 – 12:20
  • 5B: 12:25 – 1:40
  • NO HOMEROOM TODAY!

Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY Sculpture!

  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A: What are three techniques that are REQUIRED in the process? What textures are you going to have to interpret into your sculpture from your collage? 
  • G: What techniques are REALLY important to be using to make sure any ADDITIVE clay really HOLD TIGHT to the clay you are adding it to?

Intro to painting: Last Day to Practice TECHNIQUES with acrylics and abstractions. Have you resolved your planning on the STILL LIFE Sketches.

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What are you planning on doing as this is the last day to work in the studio – the last FULL DAY that is. We HAVE to Critique and self assess next time.
  • G: Our last day of painting is done… What are your results and what do you need to do to take for the next two nights to a get a successful final portrait done? Remember – Food and Drink! ALSO – TAKE YOUR CANVAS BOARDS HOME and get the drawings up on the canvas. Hit it with VINE CHARCOAL or CONTE Crayon before hand so that you have a black line to work with and experience.

advanced painting: Let’s Start painting!

https://phillippotter.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_2185.jpg?w=810
  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: What techniques in oils are you enjoying? How do you see them as similar or different than acrylics? Remember that we are focusing on techniques – yes the final product is important, but the TECHNIQUES are what we are really looking at perfecting.
  • G: What did you learn about the process of building a canvas in the larger scale of the work? This is YOUR SKILL for LIFE now!

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Your time to DRAW an OBJECT!

A still life charcoal drawing of the objects she would bring if her house were on fire by Anna Binder that will be among the art exhibited by students in Prof. Sandra Williams studio foundation and drawing classes in an exhibition at the Lux Center. https://arts.unl.edu/art/news/art-students-present-let-there-be-light-lux-center-january
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Struggles in TEXTURE? What walls did you hit? Where did you succeed? How did your FRUIT drawings turn out?
  • What objects did you choose for your OBJECT drawing from today? What are you going to do NEXT TIME to work on that and make it demonstrate your MASTERY of the drawing techniques?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Logo Work – Let’s Grade the Ideas.

Paul Rand’s Works – 14 Designers Portfolio’s

  • G: 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • A:What is individual about your logo that others will be able to look at and EASILY identify that as a logo for someone extraordinary – you?  
  • G: How do you feel about the final design of your image? What is successful? What would you do differently? Will it fit on the side of a pen? Will it fit on the side of a blimp? Is it SCALABLE?

#MidWeek – How is the #ART?

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy\



Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY Critique and Sculpture!

Wisconsin Artist: http://www.steltersculpture.com/images/roundbirds.jpg
  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • A:What are you NERVOUS about as we venture into the work of clay?
  • G: How have you researched and developed the ideas into your OWN idea versus someone else’s?

Intro to painting: Practice TECHNIQUES with acrylics and abstractions. Begin thinking and planning on the STILL LIFE Sketches DUE soon.

Zachary Tyler: http://bit.ly/33yhUj6
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What is your GOAL for today? What did you accomplish last time and what are you planning on doing today to get yourself moving forward? You have access to ALL the colors we have in our drawers of colors – keep in mind that it would be good to set up a neat color palette and utilize a solid color scheme.
  • G: What did you do this week to get things set for a successful abstract painting? We are doing a FINAL CRIT in 2 class periods so make sure you are working in and out of studio time. HAVE YOUR THUMBNAILS DONE FOR THE STILL LIFE NEXT TIME FOR A PROGRESS CHECK!

advanced painting: BuiLDING THESE CANVASES is going to require CLASS ROOM ASSISTANCE!

Frank Stella: https://nsuartmuseum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/08/stella_0642-1030×471.jpg

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: TEXTURE

Vincent Van Gogh TEXTURE in Charcoal! https://drawingacademy.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Vincent-Van-Gogh-Tree-drawings-2-700×260.jpg
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What Challenges did you have since last time with the fruit drawings? What are you currently working on and what do you need to do to finish it?
  • Real and Implied Textures are great to add when it comes to the drawings we create (and any artwork). What can you do with your FRUIT drawings to help by using texture?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Finish and WRAP UP Doodle for GOOGLE and Share ideas on next work

https://i.pinimg.com/736x/07/b5/46/07b546f664c4ff585eb52b4bb6d742a2–type-logo-design-process.jpg
  • G: 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change. 
  • A: How are YOUR feelings towards fonts and images affecting those who look at your LOGO? What response might someone ELSE get as they look at your image?
  • G: What challenges did you have today with the program. Are you working full screen size? Go Big so it can go small.

#Goals and #EatThatFrog – Even in the #ArtStudio

“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy



Art Foundations: SOCIAL COMMENTARY Critique and Sculpture!

Lee Borton Clay Sculpture
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas. 
  • A: What do you currently know about using CLAY? What images in your collage REALLY jump out to you that can become the idea for a 3D Sculpture?
  • G: Sketch it out on paper first. Slab perhaps with a High Relief sculpture based on your collage. A lot of options are available for you.

Intro to painting: Practice TECHNIQUES with acrylics and abstractions. Begin thinking and planning on the STILL LIFE Sketches DUE soon.

Pamela Anderson in the Material Studio and Channel 12 interview on Process and Beginning
  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • A: What did you do last block and what do you need to do today to get a solid block of work accomplished? This is using the skills that you have and the research that you have done to make strong progress in the abstraction. What about the negative space? The background? What is the CONTENT – the MEANING / MESSAGE behind your work? Are you thinking about that?
  • G: What techniques have you truly developed in the process of working in Acrylics? Thumbnails for the still life will be checked in two periods.

advanced painting: BuiLDING THESE CANVASES is going to require CLASS ROOM ASSISTANCE!

Reginald Holmes
  • G:1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  •  A: What are the largest and most DOMINANT LINES, SHAPES, IDEAS you see in your drawing for the abstract works? These may be the elements that you look at as the FOCAL POINT / DOMINANT LINES to build you work off of.
  • G: How easy or difficult was it for you to begin simplifying the space and shapes of your drawings? What challenges do see as you continue? Know that the use of color in the work will be used to create a MOOD / EMOTIONAL response to the space that you are representing with your abstraction.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Shading – done with contour (but don’t forget about it).

Pears in Charcoal: Your Turn…
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What are the techniques in drawing that you are drawn to (no pun intended)? Where do you see that you are still struggling with the process of drawing?
  • Today we began the FRUIT Drawing… Where are your strengths? Where (on  your own) are you going to be practicing and focusing on?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Doodle for GOOGLE and begin to consider and sketch for the next work.

  • G: 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change. 
  • A: The next work that you are going to create is a series of logos for the new kitchen at Fort Atkinson High School. Let’s read over the email from Mr. Logo Design  for yourself. This will take some time – be ready to SKETCH and EXPLORE ideas.  VISIT GOOGLE CLASSROOM!
  • G: What did you come up with today? Share these ideas with your neighbor and explain what you enjoy about the work you have created.

#Resolution and #Work Time – #Canvas, #Techniques, #Rubric, #DoodleForGOOGLE

Learn To Draw “Drawing is more than a tool for rendering and capturing likenesses. It is a language, with its own syntax, grammar, and urgency. Learning to draw is about learning to see. In this way, it is a metaphor for all art activity. Whatever its form, drawing transforms perception and thought into image and teaches us how to think with our eyes.” 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White



Art Foundations: Romare Bearden and SOCIAL COMMENTARY!

Romare BEarden Collage – How are you using space? http://www.tribunetalk.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/02/Bearden_Collage.jpg
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas. 
  • A: What do you currently know about using CLAY? 
  • G: Here are the ideas for Final Product in the next assignment – you will have to use the same technique but with multiple solutions to the challenges – BRIGHT COLORS and GLAZES – Sketch it out on paper first. Sculpture in the round based on your collage. A lot of options are available for you.
  • Click HERE for the Slideshow to edit into.
    • 1B Block Social Commentary Images HERE
    • 5B Block Social Commentary Images HERE

Intro to painting: NEW TECHNIQUES with acrylics and abstractions. Hold off on the STILL LIFE – BUT… let’s look at the idea of Picasso and Cubism

Jude Rae – STILL LIFE with KILLER TECHNIQUES! https://www.juderae.com/still-life/1o13qxla89k582fefu5knr66du8ism
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Staining, Sgraffito/Wipe-Out/Tonking, Scumbling. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 5. We’re going to look at two more SETS of techniques today (and you will have to gather some ADDITIVE products to the group of materials that you will need.
  • Jude Rae from Sydney
  • Fred Bell  Milwaukee
  • We are working the paintings for TECHNIQUES. LEARN THE TECHNIQUES here artists.
  • G: Well.. What have you accomplished in the processes of painting? We will work 1 more FULL SESSIONS to create 4+ total paintings (notice how we have always been working in series? Be prepared to identify the techniques and processes you went through in each. What did you do well with as you used the various materials in the paintings today? (HANDBOOK).

QUIZ is DUE on SUNDAY at 11:59PM


advanced painting: BuiLDING THESE CANVASES is going to require CLASS ROOM ASSISTANCE!

Building a BIG (and unique) canvas… Phillip Potter https://phillippotter.files.wordpress.com/2017/11/img_2185.jpg?w=810
  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: What about the use of a POWER TOOL makes you a bit nervous? We are going to SAW and BUILD TODAY! BE ready to CONSTRUCT a CANVAS NEXT TIME – This would ALL be better if you ALL came in during your ENRICHMENT PERIODS so we do not lose any CLASS TIME! Plan on that for next week?
  • G: What did you learn about the process of building a canvas? This is YOUR SKILL for LIFE now!

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Shading – done with contour (but don’t forget about it).

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What marks did you see happen in the use of CROSS HATCHING? Do you see new approaches in the drawings that you are making? DESCRIBE in your handbook at least 3 marks that you see. Also… look at the values that you are seeing and focus on and define the various levels that you are seeing in your work.
  • G: How do you find that you have learned to make NEW marks in the work you are doing with STIPPLING and SCUMBLING? Where do you see yourself inventing new ways to make new and inventive marks in your work?

Hatching and Cross Hatching from Demo – DUE FRIDAY!

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Doodle – well we’re past that… DESIGN for GOOGLE!

  • G: 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • A: FINAL Crit – Let’s talk about the process of doing a mid critique… What are 3 things about YOUR WORK that you struggled with? What are 2 things you are pleased with and why? What is 1 thing you were REALLY stuck on or had a solid question about?
  • G: What are 3 things that you took away from this FNAL CRIT today that will help you resolve some issues for next time?

#Painting and #Design and #Collage… What are you doing to RESOLVE your (or finish planning) your ideas?



Art Foundations: Romare Bearden and SOCIAL COMMENTARY!

  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.  
  • A: What are you doing to SUCCESSFULLY create a REAL sense of SPACE in your COMPOSITION? This is the last day to cut and paste into the collage. WRAP it up TODAY!NExt time we RUBRIC and move into the CERAMICS, SCULPTURE, and MANIPULATION approach to the artworks.
  • G: How have you been able to think about your artwork being something that CAN affect how someone who looks at your work and their ideas about bullying?

Intro to painting: NEW TECHNIQUES with acrylics and abstractions. Hold off on the STILL LIFE – BUT… let’s look at the idea of Picasso and Cubism

  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Collage/Additive, High Gel Relief/ Impasto, Variations on Color Shifting. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 4. We’re going to look at two more SETS of techniques today (and you will have to gather some ADDITIVE products to the group of materials that you will need. Again – the artist we are looking at OVERALL is Jude Rae is the artist we are going to explore for a while here. The Milwaukee artist Fred Bell works in a much faster and more painterly way – looking at his work you will be painting in a bit faster (maybe) or at least a bit different. We are working the paintings for TECHNIQUES. LEARN THE TECHNIQUES here artists.
  • G: Well.. What have you accomplished in the processes of painting? We will work 2 more FULL SESSIONS to create 4 total paintings. Be prepared to identify the techniques and processes you went through in each.

QUIZ is DUE on SUNDAY at 11:59PM


advanced painting: BuiLDING THESE CANVASES is going to require CLASS ROOM ASSISTANCE!

Frank Stella and his artwork http://cdn.cnn.com/cnnnext/dam/assets/160713145837-frank-stella-spruth-magers-portrait.jpg
  • G:1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • A: What color scheme have you begun to think about? Why? how does it DESCRIBE YOUR feelings toward the SIMPLIFICATION of the SPACE / SURROUNDINGS / COLOR?
  • G: What have your FINAL ideas developed into? Do you have a successful idea based on the ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES of Art? Balance? Unity? Repetition? Color? Other things? Write out your ideas as to WHY.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Shading – done with contour (but don’t forget about it).

Mark Making – NEW WAYS TO THINK ABOUT PENCIL ON PAPER! https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2020/01/ba9ec-image-asset.jpeg
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What MARKS do you see in the drawings that you are making? DESCRIBE in your handbook at least 3 marks that you see. Also… look at the values that you are seeing and focus on and define the various levels that you are seeing in your work.
  • G: How do you find that you have learned to make NEW marks in the work you are doing? Where do you see yourself inventing new ways to make new and inventive marks in your work?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Doodle – well we’re past that… DESIGN for GOOGLE!

  • G: 2.2Ad: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: It is time to work on the designs in whatever program you are going to be using. Remember that we will be having our FINAL CRITIQUE coming next time. If you need to come in to work – remember that the digital lab is open during ET on THURSDAYS . We will be breaking in 30 minutes to stop and look at EVERYONE else’s work so you have a feeling for what has been accomplished. Ok? Ok. WORK!
  • G: What are 3 things that you saw a successes in the designs of your classmates? End of the class. LET US LOOK at the ONLINE SELF CRITIQUE FORM and review the first two portions. This is DUE THE MOMENT YOU WALK INTO THE DIGITAL LAB NEXT TIME… Just the Description and Analysis portions (as well as the ABOUT THE ARTWORK part).

#OneWeekIn and #WhatDoYouHaveToShow? I hope that you have a lot of ideas beginning and some forward movement as well.


“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr.


Art Foundations: Romare Bearden and SOCIAL COMMENTARY!

Romare Bearden and TIME Magazine. Political Cover art.
  • G: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • A: What challenges do you think you will face as it comes to the idea of an INTERESTING collage?
  • G: How do you feel your composition successfully uses the GOLDEN MEAN and imagery to explain the ideas of your social topic? EXPLAIN your answers

Intro to painting: Practice with acrylics and abstractions… also we will look at the still life.

Jude Rae Painting: https://www.juderae.com/still-life/2016/8/8/sl363-2016-oil-on-linen-440mm-x-505mm
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. Now we begin with acrylic paintings – DAY 3. What objects have you brought in today for the still life. We are going to work on our canvas with the variety of techniques that are in the handout about techniques. We are going to do 1 painting using the ideas of ABSTRACTION to get familiar with the techniques and then move into the final paintings in 2 days. Jude Rae is the artist we are going to explore for a while here. Let’s take a look at her works.
  • G: What are your thoughts about the works you have sketched / painted out today? Will you be ready for the final paintings and still life for next time?

advanced painting: BuiLDING THESE CANVASES is going to require thought! BE patient and work!

Frank Stella at the Kasmin Gallery
  • G:1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  •  A: What are the largest and most DOMINANT LINES you see in your ideas? These may be the lines that we are going to be looking at as the FOCAL POINT / DOMINANT LINES to build our next work off of. Have you got an internal ABSTRACTION planned yet? The SHAPES are dealt with, but are the insides?
  • G: How easy or difficult was it for you to begin simplifying the space and shapes of your drawings? What challenges do see as you continue? Know that the use of color in the work will be used to create a MOOD / EMOTIONAL response to the space that you are representing with your abstraction.

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Shading – done with contour (but don’t forget about it).

Let’s Practice our Shading… https://www.thedrawingsource.com/images/values-2.jpg
  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • A: What did you struggle with regarding the CONTOUR DRAWING? This is a difficult topic because ALL WE WANT TO DO IS SHADE! Stop and LOOK at the CONTOUR!
  • G: Today we SHADED YEAH! What was successful in the use of the various pencils? Why did you NOT get to blend with your grimy fingers?

Intro to Digital Art and Photography: Doodle – well we’re past that… DESIGN for GOOGLE!

Doodle for Google… The word is pretty hidden… https://api.time.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/childrens-day-2017-japan-5126057328902144-2x.png
  • G: 2.2Ad: Demonstrate an understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • A: It is time to work on the designs in whatever program you are going to be using. TUESDAY we are having a MID CRITIQUE. How have you started? What have your PLANS and CONCEPTS done to help you start? Remember this is going to be ONLINE ONLY and then review the requirements for Adobe Photoshop and Resolution as well as Adobe Illustrator and size. Write out ONE question that you have for me about the programs that I can help you find an answer to.
  • G: What are 3 things that you accomplished today in the creation of the designs? What do you plan on STARTING with next time?