I am VERY THANKFUL that Ms. K. is with us this quarter and that she is taking the lead in Art Foundations 100%. We have a lot of other work happening as well so… STAY TUNED! HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

https://www.womansday.com/life/a29318077/when-is-thanksgiving-2019/

Intro to Painting – ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

We begin the process of learning about acrylic painting techniques! The composition is ALL YOURS from one of the 6 Genres below.

HERE is the assignment with the video links included to help you along the way. What is your composition? Let’s see the planning stages this week!

Art Foundations -Color Schemes and Watercolors are coming up next. As is Music and Neo-Expressionism!

What have you learned about the use of SPACE in a composition? Always think about that use of the space and what you do with it as an artist. The negative space is as important as the positive space – and BASQUIAT knew all about that.

Color Schemes are on the horizon and when you are aware of them you can make stronger choices in how you use colors in your artwork. BE AWARE of the relationships in your work and in your life…

  • Achromatic
  • Monochromatic
  • Complimentary
  • Split Complimentary
  • Analogous
  • Warm
  • Cool
  • Triad
  • Tetradic

Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Final Days in the ABC’s – Logo Design coming up next – ILLUSTRATOR – and it is a paying gig!

We will be inserting the illustrations into the Adobe InDesign pages as we move forward this week. Let’s work together to get things done and successful as a collaborative team!

    SHORT week is here. What are you doing with all 3 illustrations? How is it coming along?

    Hard to believe we are in WEEK 3 of the 2nd Quarter. What have you accomplished in your art making experience?

    Intro to Painting – ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

    We begin the process of learning about acrylic painting techniques! The composition is ALL YOURS from one of the 6 Genres below.

    Sonia Delaunay
    Electric Prisms 1913

    Orphism (1912–13): Coined by the French poet and art critic Guillaume Apollinaire. The name comes from the musician Orpheus in ancient Greek myths, as Apollinaire thought that painting should be like music. Main artists Robert Delaunay and Sonia Delaunay also used the term simultanism to describe their work of this period.

    HERE is the assignment with the video links included to help you along the way. What is your composition? Let’s see the planning stages this week!

    Art Foundations – STILL LIFE in Pencil

    We are STILL WORKING out the ideas of the still life. Watercolors are coming up next.

    What are you doing with the SPACE? What are you doing with the VALUES? What are you doing with the MARK-MAKING?

      Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Collaboration and the ABC’s

      THUMBNAILS and ROUGH DRAWINGS should be in your RUBRIC so you can see them and account for them. How is that?

      LAST week… What WERE your GOALS – be SMART about it! What are your goals for the UPCOMING week?

        Work week is coming up – what are you doing with all 3 illustrations? How is it coming along?

        Welcome to WEEK 2 of 2nd Quarter and ALSO Welcome to FAHS Ms. K! We are looking forward to working with you this quarter!

        Intro to Painting – ACRYLIC PAINTING TECHNIQUES

        We begin the process of learning about acrylic painting techniques! The composition is ALL YOURS from one of the 6 Genres below.

        HERE is the assignment with the video links included to help you along the way. What is your composition? Let’s see the planning stages this week!

        Art Foundations – STILL LIFE in Pencil

        We begin to sketch out the still life and then GLAZING! WOO HOO! Last week we looked at Stephanie Shih’s ceramics works and… perfect timing! We are going to break from values and get into the glazes.

        • 3 coats
        • Keep it a 1/4 off of the base
        • DO NOT GLAZE THE BOTTOM!
        • Take your time
        • These colors are absolutely MIXABLE!
        • 3 COATS! (Did I mention that?)

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Collaboration and the ABC’s

        THUMBNAILS and ROUGH DRAWINGS should be being worked out and now we are UP TO ILLUSTRATOR. Remember that we are going to be working together on this and you will be touching base with your team frequently.

        Richard Scarry’s Cars and Trucks (please enjoy the link to their Amazon Page) definitely demonstrates one VERY successful approach to the ideas of educating our little kids on the ABC’s! How are you doing?

        This week… What are your GOALS – be SMART about it!

        • Specific
        • Measurable
        • Attainable
        • Reasonable
        • Timely

        We will see in 3 blocks where we are at with our MID-CRIT! Small group conversations, then split up into your other small group for continued conversation. 20 minutes!

        TODAY! Let’s set up 1/8″ bleeds.

        Happy 12th Birthday ArtWithKorb! Welcome also to 2nd Quarter! This is a fast year!

        Intro to Painting – Book Binding and ACRYLIC PAINTINGS!

        Binding up the books and walking away with a new sketchbook! This is a life lesson and SOME of you will be using this skill, perhaps, again.

        Think about the type of art that you particularly enjoy making and looking at. The upcoming acrylic painting will require you to come up with your own ideas and will be based on one of these genres:

        Art Foundations – Space, Value, Mark Making, and our OWN STILL LIFE!

        Stephanie Shih’s still life… objects like this are absolutely acceptable for your still life… however… we are drawing ours, she sculpted hers.

        What skills have you picked up and put into your drawing toolbox since the beginning of this project? Begin to think about the images and the objects that you are going to be bringing in and using for the assignment. Remember that if you bring in personal objects. The more you can make it about you the more you might invest in the work – it will be more personal.

        Stephanie H. Shih – Ceramics artist specializing in the still life

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Collaboration and the ABC’s

        By Sugar Snap Studio – perhaps a collaborative effort? Or perhaps the work of Jessie Ford!

        You are working on a process that requires us all to be working towards the same success. The steps are as follow this week: THUMBNAILS, ROUGH DRAWINGS, and then UP TO ILLUSTRATOR. Remember that we are going to be working together on this and you will be touching base with your team frequently.

        End of the Quarter – Get your works done. Let’s learn more art stuff too!

        Intro to Painting – Plein Air painting

        https://vasari21.com/plein-air-painting-today/

        “Plein Air” Painting Lesson HERE

        CRITIQUE this week. That is all – Books too!

        Art Foundations – Value and Form

        Value drawings and the idea of negative space as well. This is all going to lead to a still life drawing. Be ready.

        • Negative Space
        • Shading Forms
        • Drawing Forms
        • Compositions in a Still Life

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Adobe Illustrator, Art History, and Architecture

        This week we will be looking at Illustrator and continuing to learn how to use it. REAL LIFE SIMPLE EXAMPLE… T-Shirt Art and Camera Ready Designs. This is a REAL LIFE EXAMPLE of a hand drawn image translated up to an illustrator design and them put into the real world.

        Hilma Af Klint and Paintings for the Future.

        Coming Up… Illustrator and Literature! Let’s see what we can do with this! Coming Soon!

        New Space – New Arrangement – New Attitudes – NEW WORKS!

        Intro to Painting – Book Making and the spirit of Plein Air painting

        “Plein Air” Painting Lesson HERE

        Book Binding this week (to add a change of pace to the painting process) and then back to the painting.

        We will have the options of making an accordion book or a Japanese Stab Bound Book. There are many more ways to do this, and if you want to explore your own approach – GO FOR IT – but this is what we are doing in studio.

        ALSO – you have ONE MORE WATERCOLOR LANDSCAPE to create. IF YOU WANT TO GO OUTSIDE AND PAINT… I am all for that. Use the studio time to explore a small part of the campus and work really “PLEIN AIR” – just bring a coat.

        Art Foundations – Space, Perspective, and the Still Life

        We have a lot of ground to cover and a lot of ideas to conquer. This is going to be a challenge and I look forward to seeing the skills you develop AND the compositions you do to. Perspective will include a creature that you can use from our bucket of toys OR one that you find out there in the interweb…

        • Negative Space
        • Shading Forms
        • Drawing Forms
        • Compositions in a Still Life

        Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Adobe Illustrator, Art History, and Architecture

          Hilma Af Klint and Paintings for the Future.

          You are going to make your own Artworks for the Future by begining with hers and then moving into a design of your own geometric idea based on her work. Sketches, watercolors, colored pencil, photographs and then into illustrator SO YOU CAN LEARN. Be patient with changes to the lesson plans and be willing to RESEARCH and DRAW and PAINT in Geometric Fashions – NON-OBJECTIVE!

          Let’s rethink how we move forward. Studio Habits are in need of attention folks!

          Intro to Painting – Book Making! New to you! (Challenging as well.)

          “Plein Air” Painting Lesson HERE

          Book Binding this week (to add a change of pace to the painting process) and then back to the painting.

          This is a FUN BOOK – and we will do this BUT… we are also going to build a more challenging book that we can then add our own art into. Pay attention to the process and understand how this all works.

          Art Foundations – Perspective and Shading – Mark Making.

          How well do you know PERSPECTIVE? We are going to get into this BIG this week! Then onto the still life.
          Do you see the similarities in Disney’s “Toy Story” and Stanly Kubric’s “The Shining?” It’s all perspective!

          Using one or two point perspective as well as shading, hatching and cross hatching, scumbling, and stippling… draw out your best cube or cubes – 20 minutes to see what you can do. Then we learn and practice.

          Intro to Digital Art and Photography – Logos are coming up!

          What logos are you drawn to? What is the difference in the logos you see here. Let’s look at some of the most iconic logos of all time!

          Logo Search HERE (and in the Google Classroom)

          We are going to explore the ideas of the logo, the properties of a logo, and then we are going to design one. There are a number of artists we are going to look at so… be aware of your designs and PLANNING!

            A real week? 5 full days? Nope – ACT Practice on Tuesday. That’s ok! We are STILL MAKING ART!

            Intro to Painting – Plein Air Art so to speak… not really.

            Lesson HERE – We are modifying the larger landscape lesson as getting everyone outside is a challenge this semester – colder and the like… so we are working with the same ideas but working from photography. The principles are similar but the experience is different.

            Make sure you are working with a well composed image – think about COMPOSITION TECHNIQUES as you move along. You are working with photographs that were made for this artwork specifically – you cannot use photographs that you made prior to the beginning of this assignment. This is about the now and the intent of the work. You also have one that you made in class and one that is from your own world outside of the school – this one may or may not be stronger… we shall see.

            Online ideas about painting the landscape (and everything else in watercolor)

            Art Foundations – Elements and Principles and Photography – PORTRAITS specifically this week and PHOTOSHOP!

            Annie Liebovitz is a MASTER of the making of PORTRAITS. We are going to work together to make the ideas of the portrait this week with NATURAL and ARTIFICIAL lighting – indoor and outdoor as well. PAIRS of people and not groups of 5!

            HERE are some TIPS for successful Portraits – Think about the STRONG LIGHTING as well as natural lighting folks.

            Annie Liebovitz’s Muhammad Ali – Great Lighting and pose. Notice the LEFT HEAVY composition and the Frame within a Frame?

            Annie Leibovitz and her work with STAR WARS from Vanity Fair Magazine!

            FORCE MAJEURE
            First Order leaders General Hux (Domhnall Gleeson) and Allegiant General Pryde (Richard E. Grant) on the bridge of Kylo Ren’s destroyer.PHOTOGRAPH BY ANNIE LEIBOVITZ

            Intro to Digital Art and Photography – One more week and then onto Adobe Illustrator – but let’s not get ahead of ourselves yet…

            How can your artwork (beyond this assignment) be inspired (but not copy) other works of art? Let’s take a look!

            Spencer Bently – Inspired Photographs NOT plagiarized artworks.

            Remember to work with the:

            • Layers?
            • Brushes – Remember that we looked at the MANY different kinds of brushes and all that you can do with them.
            • ALT Key to switch between tools?
            • Colors?
            • If is OFTEN EASIER to have an understanding of KEYSTROKES to change tools than to go tot he toolbar and change tools.

            RECREATION through photography of a famous work of art and then… MORE!

            Week 4? What happened to week’s 1, 2, and 3? Ok… here we go!

            Intro to Painting – Still Life Crit. and then Plein Air (or landscape if the weather doesn’t hold)

            Hockney’s homecoming … The Road Across the Wolds (1997). Photograph: Steve Oliver

            As we wrap up the still life, we prepare to go out and work en Plein Air – Out of Doors. This is not a new idea but one that has been around for a very long time and is still being practiced today. As a matter of fact, plein air painting is such a thing there are communities, contests, exhibitions, and all matters of things associated with it. David Hockney (85) is still out there working on his oil paintings (grandiose in nature at times) making works based on his neighborhood, where he lives and works – and they even have concept and meaning… Let’s look at where WE live and see what we can do with that.

            Lesson HERE!

            Art Foundations – Elements and Principles and Photography

            Aqua Tanager, Paula McCartney, Photograph – WEBSITE HERE

            Photography is where we are headed next. There is SO MUCH to the idea of a photograph and the everyday Snapchat to communicate does not even begin to consider the idea of a photograph. Instagram (As dangerous as it has become to our youth) is full of photographs that are incredibly planned and fixed and edited that they might be considered as photographs and not just pictures (although if it is not a video then it may not even be worth the time on Instagram – har har). Let’s look at the ideas of what makes up the visual arts through the use of photography and then how Paula McCartney used props to invent her landscapes (and other inventions and approaches).

              Intro to Digital Art and Photography – The FAMOUS works of Art and YOU!

              “Recreations inspired by” are different than “Restorations” This article from Arnet about restorations that are “So Bad They’re Brilliant?” might give you a goal of what NOT to shoot for in your learning of Photoshop and painting… Enjoy!

              The statue of Santa Barbara at Brazil’s Santa Cruz da Barra Chapel, before and after restoration. Photo by Milton Teixeira.

              What are you doing with the initial lessons of:

              • Layers?
              • Brushes – Remember that we looked at the MANY different kinds of brushes and all that you can do with them.
              • ALT Key to switch between tools?
              • Colors?
              • If is OFTEN EASIER to have an understanding of KEYSTROKES to change tools than to go tot he toolbar and change tools.

              RECREATION through photography of a famous work of art and then… MORE!

              ALSO – AI Artwork is banned from the Getty? ARTnews (and others) are reporting this as a concern for copyright infringement and potential lawsuits. What did we learn about last week with AI Art and how is is staying in the world of the arts? Let;s also glance at this article (later in the week). Do you really want to copy that Disney character – the answer is a resounding NO!

              Eat That Frog! Take care of the HARD stuff First. Planning? Starting? What is the FROG in your Art Making Process?

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

              Eat that Frog http://enlightenednetworker.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/06/eat_that_frog.jpg

              Intro to Painting – Watercolors and the Still Life

              Where are you in the PROGRESS of YOUR watercolor painting?

              We are continuing to work on the techniques and lessons learned in the making of a successful watercolor still life.

              If you feel like you are finishing up… take a step back and reflect, critique, and revise.

              • Larger to Smaller
              • Basic to Specific
              • Light to Dark

              HERE is the lesson and the STILL LIFE lesson as well.

                Art Foundations – CREATIVE VESSEL – Wrap it up this week

                IMISO Ceramics

                Remember the CORE of the assignment is to build upon the following techniques:

                • Slab
                • Coil
                • Pinch (perhaps)
                • Additive
                • Subtractive
                • Reductive or Piercings
                • Manipulation
                • VESSEL
                • Creativity and Personal Attachment and Meaning to the work

                CREATIVE VESSELS assignment is HERE.

                Intro to Digital Art and Photography – The FAMOUS works of Art and YOU!

                Kathe Kollwitz and Mr. Korb – Her’s is better
                Kathe Kollwitz at the British Museum

                Photoshop is the TOOL and you are the artist

                What are you doing with the initial lessons of:

                • Layers?
                • Brushes?
                • ALT Key?
                • Colors?

                RECREATION through photography of a famous work of art and then… MORE!

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