May 14, 2013 – Tuesday – Hello ASCD Webinar Participants!

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.”
– David Bayles and Ted Orland
Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking


ASCD Webinar Participants – Welcome to my DAILY Blog! Take a tour, have a look, follow me and see how I effectively  use technology as a tool for interaction, content, resources, collaboration and communications tool in my classroom. If you would like to contact me – you can leave a message below or e-mail me at Enjoy!


Art Foundations: Self Evaluation on GRID DRAWING. Introduction to ARTnews magazine and ABSTRACTION in the 21st Century – the GOLDEN AGE of ABSTRACTION! Review of Color Schemes too.

Abstraction is NOT as easy or simple as you might think… what are you thinking about as you see this work by contemporary artist Chris Martin’s “Seven Pointed Star for Isaac Hayes”, 2009, COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK, ARTnews link to magazine article in the picture – go ahead… click it!


  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. LAPTOPS!
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions (sketches) to visual challenges (making abstract art with a meaning) that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What was the most interesting part of the ARTnews article that you read about the Golden Age of Abstraction? Do you think that creating an abstract work of art with a meaning to support it is an easy thing to do? Why of why not? Please write your thoughts down in your COMMENTS section of your GOALS SHEET.


DRAWING: Continue to work on the FAUVIST artworks from the past week. Collaborate with a classmate ONLINE! This is DUE at the beginning of class on Thursday and you will earn completion points in your character grade.

3rd Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

6th Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

Contemporary Portrait – NOT FAUVIST. Hip-Hop inspired – how inspired are you?


  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. (NETS)
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis

Which portions of the drawing were you BEST able to analyze? How do feel that breaking it up into smaller pieces has helped you? How have you seen the work synthesize as you have continued to progress forward? Discuss the synthesis with your classmate AFTER you have written down your response to the first question.


AP Studio Art: Continue with the Artist Statement and SEE the use of the NAMETAGS (Google DRIVE – NEW – FROM TEMPLATE – KORB Art Nametags – LINK). Get out your art and let’s have a conversation…

Who is the ARTIST? What is the YEAR this was painted in? What is the MEDIUM? What is the SCALE? Who were the DONORS? The information can all be found on the tiny little card next to the painting. 10 extrat credit points if you give me ALL that information by Wednesday Morning VIA Email:


  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.1 commercial or 2.1.2 personal meanings (thanks Jennifer for the correction from yesterday)

What are you struggling with regarding the use of the ARTIST STATEMENT? (Link to the HANDBOOK HERE – PAGES 28 and 29… right Bryan?). What is challenging about the ideas of putting to WORD what you were trying to express in ART? Talk about your works with your classmates… maybe the conversation will help.

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