#StrangeWeek – #MakeTheMostOfIt


Art Foundations: Putting it all together

http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1956-2.jpg The Artists Story HERE
  • G: A.A.Cr.10.h: Investigate: Engage in critical thinking, problem solving, and research through elements and principles of art and design studio practices and processes.
  • A: What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw your objects yesterday?
  • G: What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

Intro to painting: Crit from LAST TIME… where are you now?

FRED BELL tomatoes: https://i.pinimg.com/236x/a1/61/05/a161050a5a3643b8599ba3abe031c239–fred-tomatoes.jpg
  • : D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Acrylic Painting Techniques. What plans do you have to utilize the variety of painting techniques that we have studied in the first abstract painting and the current one you are working on? How are you going to put that knowledge and experience to use?
    • Jude Rae from Sydney
    • Fred Bell  Milwaukee
    • We are working the paintings for TECHNIQUES. PRACTICE THE TECHNIQUES here artists.
  • G: Well.. What have you accomplished in the processes of painting? We will work 2 more FULL SESSIONS to resolve this painting. 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).

Advanced Painting: New Work and canvas build

  • G: A.A.R.16.h: Describe: Describe the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time frame, or culture.
  • A: Looking at the images you have collected online… what are some of the commonalities that you have seen in the work of the artists? Look carefully at their use of the elements and principles as they created their paintings. Write out some common ideas that they all shared and share that with your classmate who shares the same artist name you got at the door. Also – share out what your plans are for this project. TODAY WE BUILD!
  • NOTE: You will have a FULL COLOR RENDERING of your final work in hand before you start to paint. This is good work to be doing AT HOME and OUTSIDE OF THE STUDIO. The CANVASES will be ready to paint on at the beginning of next week!
  • G: At the end of the day, what have you accomplished? What do you need to do in order to be ready to paint?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: VALUE and the PORTRAIT

German Expressionism at the Museum of Modern Art: HERE

https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/kathe-kollwitz.jpg!Portrait.jpg
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Today we are exploring the pace you are at with the portrait. This was HOMEWORK and I will be checking the work thus far. NAME ON THE BOTTOM of the paper – or top – or side… readable for sure. As I am walking around checking for completion of the contour line drawings, please get out your handbook and write out – week 7 – what were the areas that you were especially happy about and explain why. Where are you struggling in the process and explain why you are having a hard time… how did you resolve the issue? Today… we begin the value in the portrait. Today we add all of the types of mark making we studied in the first weeks. Look back and review the techniques… Where are you going to start? Remember to NOT START DARK! Build up to that. Also… do not just work in ONE AREA at a time – this will cause paralysis as one tends to get caught up in the small details and not think about the larger picture.
  • G: What was the success in the process today? Do you have a but of value throughout the entire image?

Advanced Digital Art and Photography: What’s Happening with YOUR progress?

David McLeod HERE
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: What are you doing with this work? What programs are you using? What are your plans for the authenticity of the work? Why is this yours and why are you making it? What is the message that you are going to communicate? What are 3 goals for the block today?  Answer these questions on the sticky note in full sentences and turn them in. 
  • G: Did you accomplish your goal today? What held you back? Think about where we are going to be in 2 blocks… MID CRITIQUE in 2 BLOCKS. Not next time… but the next time…

#TheCritique and #MakingArt… Are you at the #End or the #Beginning?

#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: Putting it all together

Georgio Morandi – Still Life: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_Qrvqtn11wsA/S53Oc_rfQKI/AAAAAAAAAIA/02W14jxrxJs/s320/morandi+photo085.jpg
https://www.phillipscollection.org/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow_image_size/public/media/nr_38.jpg?itok=E88Cf8uc

The Exhibition: https://www.phillipscollection.org/events/2009-02-21-exhibition-morandi
  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: What was the biggest challenge you are thinking about as you begin to daw your thumbnails today?
  • G: What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be

Intro to painting: What’s Working? What’s Not? MID CRIT!

Let’s put up all of our work and take a look. https://www.kish.edu/sites/default/files/8%20crit.jpg
  • D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: STP BACK! Let’s try this again… Open your handbooks to the week 6 page, set up your painting as it is right now, and step back from the composition. Alright… what is jumping out at you IMMEDIATELY that is either working GREAT or is in obvious need of revision? Are you using the exact colors of the objects or are you allowing yourself to be loose with them? Write out your thoughts for the next 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • G: What accomplishments did you have in the work today? What did you take away from the CRIT today? How are you going to be using ET to come in and resolve the work?

Advanced Painting: FINAL CRIT!

Fauvism at the TATE
  • 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: What 3 things are you most pleased with regarding your final work? What did you struggle with? What do you take away from this artwork that you can put into the next artwork? ANSWER THESE THREE QUESTIONS so that you can have something to talk about during your critique. 
  • G: What type of GENRE are you looking to paint in the next FAUVIST work? Landscape, Still Life, or Portrait?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Drawing the Portrait with the GRID and CONTOUR Lines

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Step back and see the progress that you have made… What was your challenge? What was your success? We are moving forward with the portrait and the nose and the mouth today… Not a lot of specifics in teaching, but where do you struggle with the ideas of the nose and mouth?
  • G: What successes do you find in today’s work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

Advanced Digital Art and Photography: What’s Happening with YOUR progress?

http://www.postinterface.com/fuoco/354-the-stedelijk-museum-amsterdam-and-moti-in-breda-are-jointly-acquiring-17-top-items-by-contemporary-digital-artists
  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: What did you take away from the exercise last time as we looked at the research of your classmates and then the looking at the images of the digital artists from the show “Brushes”?
  • G: What progress have you made in the beginning of this artwork? What are you looking to do in the next block of studio time?

BRUSHES: An Exhibit at the New Museum: http://media.rhizome.org/brushes/index.html#section-1

Let’s keep at this thing called #GRIT and #Art

#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: Putting it all together

  • 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?

Intro to painting: What’s Working? What’s Not?

  • D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Open your handbooks to the week 6 page, set up your painting as it is right now, and step back from the composition. Alright… what is jumping out at you IMMEDIATELY that is either working GREAT or is in obvious need of revision? Are you using the exact colors of the objects or are you allowing yourself to be loose with them? Write out your thoughts for the next 4 minutes and 30 seconds.
  • 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: LAst day to paint

  • 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: Today and Friday are the LAST DAYS to work in the studio. We will talk about / read over / get you to understand the next major artwork. Canvas building is going to be done QUICKLY – now that you know what we are doing – size is UP TO YOU! Oil Painting. Sketches and planning are ESSENTIAL! Literature is the basis and I have the literature to choose from – coming soon! I story today – I hope the books are here. I’ll hand things out to you on Friday to READ and begin drawing ideas from. Sit and listen. As you listen, write out your ideas as they come to your mind. 
  • G: With one more day to work – what are your goals and plans? We critique on MONDAY – have your work done and the food brought in! How do you intend on achieving your goals?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Digital images and Gridding – once again…

  • 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 our photographs from last time, what are the strongest areas of deep shadows that you can find? Where are the lightest areas of highlights that you can find? Talk to your neighbor and look at one another’s images and chat about how you will use it successfully and how you might need to modify the image to make for a stronger drawing. Where are the shapes that you see in the image? We can simplify the shapes with the viewfinders that we came up with AND we can simplify the shapes in the photograph with another outlining technique… What are the biggest shapes you see right now?
  • G: What successes do you find in today’s work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: What’s Happening with YOUR progress?

Andrej Ujhazy, Untitled, 2015. Photoshop painting. Courtesy the artist.
http://media.rhizome.org/brushes/outcrop.png

BRUSHES: An Exhibit at the New Museum: http://media.rhizome.org/brushes/index.html#section-1

  • G: D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A: Open up your RESEARCH about the Digital Artists that you have researched. Pair up with the person who has the same digital artist name that you do (given upon entering the room). Sit with one another and have a sincere conversation about the works that you are looking to create in the Digital environment. Then – let’s each take a look at one of the artists in the link above – Brushes. You have been given a name to read about and then converse about. Then you will have 1 minute to share that artist with the class and give your thoughts… Ready – Set – GO!
  • Any questions about the work you have in front of you? Where are you going and what do you need to do to prepare or continue to move forward? Have you come prepared or is this all back burner and do it on the fly when you get into the studio? That’s a bad approach…

#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: More Value

  • G: 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • A: How DOES VALUE help you draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know? What did you do successfully yesterday that you can continue with today? Today we work on scumbling and also line weight and character.
  • G: What is one thing you are putting into your drawing of the 3D Forms that might be related to the  ELEMENTS and PRINCIPLES as the building blocks of Art – things you really need to be aware of AS you are making art.

Collage Link Just For You!


Intro to painting: Develop More of the Painting Today – Line? Emphasis? Colors?

GREAT BRUSH WORK: https://paintingvalley.com/images/still-life-acrylic-painting-25.jpg
  • D.D.Cr.12.h: Make Develop unique, well crafted works of art utilizing deliberate choice of media, tools, and techniques.
  • A:How do you feel about the composition as you have developed the UNDER PAINTING? Have you a sense of the WHOLE PAINTING? Today we work on adding some VALUES, TECHNIQUES, and even a bit of LINE work to ACCENT the edges – but not OUTLINE.
  • 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: Critique Next week. Hanging them in the hallways too.

 Grace Hartigan – Women Abstract Painters LINK HERE. Let’s Start in the digital lab and read this article – share one of the artists with the class each.
  • 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: 2 more days to work – we CRIT at the end of the week. LEt’s begin ALSO to develop the next set of canvases. I will be sharing the next assignment with you next time (or the next – depending on when the materials come in – wait for it – it is going to be epic). What challenges / successes are you having with the abstraction? What are the new skills, abilities, new, enjoyable, frustrating things that you are experiencing with the work
  • G: Were you able to create NEW MARKS? NEW Ideas in the work? If yes – GREAT – How so? If NO – hmmm… – Why Not? What can you do?

Introduction to drawing and printmaking: Digital images and Gridding – once again…

Mike Dretzka – Portrait in Charcoal: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2017/04/025.jpg?w=525
  • 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 our photographs from last time, what are the strongest areas of deep shadows that you can find? Where are the lightest areas of highlights that you can find? Talk to your neighbor and look at one another’s images and chat about how you will use it successfully and how you might need to modify the image to make for a stronger drawing.
  • G: What successes do you find in today’s work? What are you going to be doing next time to make sure you are ready to roll?

INTRO TO DIGITAL ART AND PHOTOGRAPHY: Crit. and Research! What is Digital Fine Art?

David Hockney: https://www.digitalmeetsculture.net/wp-content/gallery/hockney/key_153-05.jpg
  • 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 critique the Logo Designs in for the FACS Department. What are the strongest parts of the design – what are you most proud of? Is there anything that you would like to have done differently? Stand up and talk about your image on the screen and be proud of the work you’ve created. The assignment that was due today is going to be pushed until TUESDAY. You have RESEARCH and PLANNING to get going on. Homework to do and images to gather.
  • Digital Fine Art encompasses many different styles of art, from Realism to Expressionism to Impressionism. It can mimic any medium, including oil paint, watercolors and acrylics. What distinguishes Digital Fine Art from its predecessors is that it is created with digital technology. Lucas Museum of Fina Art

#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.