Making Art for FUN!

Welcome BACK fellow staff members! Our Goals for Today are:

  1. Express yourself visually and begin (maybe finish) a piece of art that says something about you.
  2. Collaborate with your group members:
    1. Tell the group your plan and get suggestions and feedback
    2. As a group, attempt to agree upon a color or color scheme that visually brings your pieces together.

*Give your finished piece to me by this Thursday 8/28 to be hung in the new gallery.

New Materials – New Experiences – New Successes

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely (inventor of SPANX and youngest Self Made Female BILLIONAIRE – 10 Lessons I Learned from Sarah Blakely – Forbes Magazine)

Art Foundations 2D: Oil Pastel Drawing of Positive Negative Space… Perspective – REVIEW!

What are we looking at? How might you Draw This? How could you ADD to this?


  1. 1.4 create, and solve 2 Point Perspective drawing by breaking the images down to the basic steps and following the rules
  2. RESOLVE the visual challenges of your Oil Pastel Drawing!

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective. ALSO – What did you learn from the use of the OIL PASTELS that you can put into use in the future drawings we are going to embark on?

Drawing: What is your music? How’s your experiment?

Per artist Mary’s request, her image of a gorgeous sunset has been removed. Too bad, it was a wonderful example to our young people as to what can be accomplished with time, effort, skill,and dedication.


  1. 1.1 apply Oil Pastels in a variety of techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill and 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well. Using your understanding of Kandinsky’s Color Theory…
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What did you find interesting about YOUR images and what did you find interesting about your neighbors? What are the BIGGEST THINGS you have taken away from the process we have been working on? What advice / thoughts would you offer others?

AP Studio Art: What’s up for the weekend?

Are you concentrating?


  1. Decision Making – use critical thinking skills to plan manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate (digital) tools and resources.

What are the problems that you had this week with creating and / or editing your images? Are you doing this on your own with a sense of ease? Do we need more days in the lab? What do you have to do over the weekend?

March 21, 2013 – Thursday

“No matter how many goals you have achieved, you must set your sights on a higher one.” – Jessica Savitch


Art Foundations: Develop Picture Plane for Cityscape. Discuss the use of chiaroscuro and your drawing. Finish lesson 4 – Chapter 5.

Two Point Perspective Cityscape… What can you add to yours? Where is your horizon line going to be? What sort of city would you like to create? What CHANGES to the project would you be interested in bringing?


  1.  5.1 identify the rationale behind making art
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures.

As we begin the process of creating this cityscape, what challenges do you see in front of you? Where do you see the potential for struggle? How can you overcome the difficulties that are coming your way?


Drawing: Continue with the Figure / Paper drawing.

How is this artist handling the background? How are you? what about the FIGURE / GROUND relationships?


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Consider the challenges you are facing – what are you doing with the background? How are you handling the use of value and form in the drawings? What are the changes you will need to make to the drawing to help it become more successful – pair up and take the OPPORTUNITY to talk this through.


Blue Mountain Coffee - Thanks Savannah - BEST COFFEE EVER!
Blue Mountain Coffee – Thanks Savannah – BEST COFFEE EVER!

AP Studio Art: Finish up any mounting of your work that you need to. Continue on any work you may be needing to finish / clean up / complete… whatever.

What is YOUR body of work developing into?


  1. apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What challenges do you have in front of you for the continuing your upload, photography, creation of works? Take 7 minutes and REVIEW your thoughts about the 2 questions from the AP Poster – How are you responding?

September 9, 2011 – FRIDAY!

Shout with GLEE it’s FRIDAY!

AP Studio Art – Critique

  1. Know about the process of working on a series of drawings.
  2. Work on informal oral critiques.

Advanced Drawing – Squeak Carnwath 

  1. Work on value / color in composition.
  2. Know about variation and contrast.
  3. Know about solid and even tones in your composition.

Painting – Watercolor Collage

  1. Work on assembling collage (urban and rural)
  2.  Know about various compositional formats

Art Foundations – PBIS Posters

  1. Finish your PBIS poster.
  2. Review the ideas and terms form Chapter 1.

June 10, 2011 – Friday

  1. Work towards a GREAT summer.
  2. Work on remembering your brains.
  3. Work on reading a book or two.
  4. Work on ART for yourself!
  5. Remember to use sunblock!

Hello? Anyone there?

I am fearful that many of you have become apathetic to the art making cause. The year is not over and we are not done learning. I am not so sure you are all aware of that. The importance of reading this book, that I feel is going to help you out in the future, regardless of your choice of careers, is part of the curriculum that has been built up for you. Thanks for those who have contributed. The rest of you, 80% of what you might have received is still available. FKorb

March 28, 2011 – Monday – April 1, 2011 – Friday

It is Spring Break! What in the WORLD are you doing looking here? If you are looking here though – send me a postcard with a cool drawing about where you are (based on DIRECT OBSERVATION) and you will have earned one grade for your sketchbook that you can use to upgrade you sketchbook grade at any time in the 4th quarter. What a deal. This offer expires with the postmark of Saturday, April 2, 2011. Enjoy your vacation.

Mr. Korb

Mr. Korb Welcomes You!

Welcome to my blog. I will hopefully be keeping up with my lectures and examples I put on the board and worksheets / demo pages. Keep an eye to this site for more information and feel free to comment or contact me!
Peace –
Mr. Frank Korb

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