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.
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.
Intro to Painting – Still Life Crit. and then Plein Air (or landscape if the weather doesn’t hold)
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.
Art Foundations – Elements and Principles and Photography
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!
What are you doing with the initial lessons of:
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?
If is OFTEN EASIER to have an understanding of KEYSTROKES to change tools than to go tot he toolbar and change tools.
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!
Intro to Painting – Watercolors and the Still Life
What are the TECHNIQUES that you are going to be using to develop these images? Refer back to your initial experiments in the process and make sure you are aware of and using EACH OF THEM in the final product. The intent is to learn them so they are your tools throughout the process.
HERE is the lesson and the STILL LIFE lesson as well.
Art Foundations – Ceramics and the CREATIVE VESSEL
As we got back into the swing of things, I gave out a brief survey to get to know my young artists a bit better and to see where they were in the process of thinking about art. Not everyone has gone through and answered the survey (and I will be squaring that up SOON) but most did. Here are some of the answers! I am excited to work with these folks and to see how they succeed in the visual arts!
What are two things you are excited about in regards to this class? *
I’m really excited to learn in general because this class seems low stress and something that I would enjoy doing.
i’m not exactly sure although it was mentioned were doing and animal painting and im pretty excited for that
I am excited to learn to be a better painter because over the summer I did numerous paintings I just wasn’t happy with and I would love to learn how to love my artwork and stick with it because a lot of the time I feel like throwing it away or whiting it out.
im excited to learn about the different kinds of art and art history
I am excited to work with a professional and learn
doing art better than i used to . being in a art class this year bc i was not able to last year
I’m excited to let myself be creative and make new friends
Developing more skill in different artforms and getting a relaxing break after my first hour of advanced weights.
The variety of art forms we will be doing and the opportunities this class provides.
Experimenting with different types of art and meeting new people in the artistic environment.
What are two things you hope to LEARN / DEVELOP as skills or experiences in this class?
i would like to learn how to paint fur/animals in general but specifically with water color, and learn new things to do/paint with acrylic
My art skills in general, since I haven’t taken art since sixth grade.
Adding more texture to my clay sculptures other than having a smooth surface and not worrying about how it will turn out but trusting the process.
I want to learn to trust the process in my art work and try new things and styles.
I just want to get more experience with artforms I usually don’t use, and get better at art in general.
I hope to develop a better skill of understanding and gaining more creativity and get better at drawing or planning out a project,
I want to be able to look at a photo I want to take or I have taken and see the elements of the photo as if it is not just a little photo but a piece of art. To learn the fundamentals of photography so if I decide to pursue it I can do it properly
I hope to learn more techniques that other people use to do different art projects and I hope to develop my drawing/sketching art more because right now it’s not my strongest skill.
A good understanding of the different variety and features of art and develop a larger and more skillful set of tools for future art classes.
What do you plan on doing to be successful in this studio course? STUDIO HABITS!
I plan on practicing and focusing on my art, normally I just kind of paint with out thinking and it looks weird but I think that if I really focus I can make something great.
getting as much time for art as possible
Trying to not let myself be too perfectionistic about things.
Using my ET time to finish art projects without falling behind and not talking with friends during class too much.
I plan to work hard and make myself feel better about what my art works like.
be more responsible and not quit when i don’t like what i drawn
Working hard and trying new things, also coming in during ET and study hall
going in during enrichment and study halls, working hard and not distracting myself
Always listen to directions before just starting something, asking questions if I don’t understand something. Don’t talk while the teacher is talking.
I’m going to always push myself to do my best and be as creative as possible so I can be unique to who I am and that will reflect in my artwork.
I plan to be successful by getting lots of critique from my peers on ways to improve my art and talking with my friends to help them too
Describe your success in this class in 5 words.
Try, learn, develop, execute, imagine
fun , hardworking, foucused , listening , practieing
Welcome to the Art Department! I am Mr. Korb – one of your art teachers and artists for the year! I am so glad to have you in the studio.
GET OUT YOUR CHROMEBOOKS and WAIT TO GET INTO THE CLASSROOM! Thanks!
Intro to Painting
This week – WATERCOLORS!
Make sure you bring in some materials for a STILL LIFE in watercolors. Flowers, glasses, cups… we will get to the specifics in class. We are ALSO working through TECHNIQUES. HERE is the lesson and the STILL LIFE lesson as well.
This week – ceramics / pottery / mugs and cups
We are going to be getting into the ideas of making some functional pottery as well as some that is more SCULPTURAL in nature so be ready to get your hands on some mud! CREATIVE VESSELS assignment is HERE.
Intro to Digital Art and Photography
This week – Digital Photography and COMPOSITION
Digital Photography and setting up compositions is where we are headed. It is not as easy as simply taking out the ol’ cell phone camera and clicking away… thinking and thought and planning and edits are all a part of the process. HERE is the assignment! ALSO – This is where we are headed for the NEXT work of art SO… let’s get thinking and planning so we are ready to go when the day comes! RECREATION through photography of a famous work of art and then… MORE!
It is SO GREAT to have you here today at the start of the 2022 – 2023 school year! (I can hardly accept that those are real years.) This is going to be a spectacular year for ART MAKING, LEARNING ABOUT ART, SEEING OTHER’S ART (and all that other academic stuff…).
What questions about ANYTHING do you have about our art class?
HOW can I help you feel ready for the year in our studio space?
What are your initial CONCERNS or FEARS about your time in this studio?
What SKILLS and SUCCESSES are you bringing to the class?
Take these answers and thoughts and share them with your NEW STUDIOMATE!
Look at ONE of the questions that your partner answered and then Let’s share some thoughts in the 10 minutes we have together (if we have time).
Welcome to the Fort Atkinson High School Art Studio!
I can hardly believe those are real numbers for years. Where has all the time gone? This begins my 28th year as an educator… almost half my life in a classroom (on the other side of the desk from the students). More years teaching than as a learner (although I am always learning). I look forward to new artists, new artworks, and new experiences. This is going to be a GREAT year.
Here is a quiet little view of my studio so that you can all see where I work as an artist. Enjoy the visit. If you are interested in seeing my artworks, visit http://www.FrankKorb.com.
What is positive in your life right now? What is negative?
What is the POSITIVE SPACE in this print by American Artist JASPER JOHNS?
What is the NEGATIVE SPACE?
Go out and get a BRANCH from the ground (or two) and let’s look a little deeper into the IDEAS of the POSITIVE and NEGATIVE spaces we all interact with (and more often than not) often miss. CLICK HERE for your activity!
Thank you to EVERYONE for working so hard and focused at becoming stronger and stronger artists. I know that I can challenge you to really think about the work you are making. Challenge you with techniques and ideas that are a little outside of your comfort zone. Push the ideas of self reflection and assessment until you are to the point of wanting to just make “pretty pictures.” But these are things we do as artists. SO… GREAT JOB!
Today we made EXQUISITE CORPSES. Below are out images from the day and below that is the video that started us off from the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). Thanks again and enjoy the art and the summer!