#Changes are underway on #ArtWithKorb – GET OUT YOUR #HANDBOOKS – A #Fresh, #NewStart!

To END With – Get out your handbooks!

The human figure is a complex construction composed of a rigid frame overlaid with soft, rounded, elongated muscles. Its main volumes can be described with a series of interlocking ellipses. There are no straight lines in a body. And it is symmetrical. When laying out a figure drawing, try to do it with a series of interlocking ovals. This will insure that the figure maintains its dimensionality, its roundness in space. This roundness applies to most objects in nature. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Stained Glass: 10 pieces? Done? Foiled?

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Matisse Stained Glass: https://nigelartreviews.files.wordpress.com/2014/08/matisse-christmas-eve-panopticart-tumblr-com.jpg
  • As you worked this week what struggles with your new design have you encountered and resolved? What challenges are you still struggling with?

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Critique – Photoshop up coming…

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Portrait in Phoroshop: https://udemy-images.udemy.com/course/750×422/89780_5386_6.jpg
  • Looking back on the week – what are you most pleased with when it comes to the art you’ve made in the first half of the semester? Let’s look at what we have upcoming and the CALENDAR. We are going to have to really change things up from this point.

Drawing: Faces and German Expressionism

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision
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Kollowitz: https://d2w9rnfcy7mm78.cloudfront.net/811947/display_4738b7c99a82884759efe4f0b9f4f992.jpg
  • As you looked at the work you’ve begun this week, step back and think about the problems you are having and the successes that you have had. Write out a few ideas about the specifics, what is a strong aspect of the work and what have you struggled with? Write it out – full sentences and thoughts.

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing CRITIQUE

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
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AP Concentration: https://image.slidesharecdn.com/apart-100513113841-phpapp01/95/ap-art-3-728.jpg?cb=1273750789
  • We are BACK in the process of the CONCENTRATION…how are you utilizing the TIME like you did with the group work in the figure drawing? Are you? Please write out what you need to do in order to make these last three works the STRONGEST of your portfolio / concentration. How have you grown? How are you developing this work as an investigation of a visual challenge?

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing MID CRIT

  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Corrine West: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/25/5d/e2/255de2a32981ecd23bf4e97b400a6842–expressionist-artists-abstract-expressionism.jpg
  • What have you accomplished this week? What skills are you developing in the process of ABSTRACTION? Are you able to see things differently? What 3 skills have you developed with your work
  •  WOMEN OF AbEx…
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#NotWellToday? Read on to see the plans.

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Georgia O’Keeffe for Look Magazine: https://cdn10.bostonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/10/GOKeeffemain.jpg

Take a read of ARTSY’s new article How to be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe – HERE. It is a good lesson for everyone – read on your own time.

Stained Glass: Friday Due Date

You are all working on your first ten pieces for the second panel construction. You should have 10 pieces cut and ground and fitting tight for tomorrow – end of class – 20 points total (2 pts each piece). I expect all 10 pieces to be foiled for MONDAY – 10 points. All of this will be checked when we have 10 minutes left in class on Friday. Closed toed shoes and safety glasses are a must. I enjoy you all and you work well on their own, be self-sufficient.

CIaD: Laundry List today

OPEN GOOGLE CLASSROOM for today’s assignments – HERE it is also – but you still need to be in Google Classroom.

Drawing: WORK time and SKETCHBOOKS – German Expressionism

Portraits are your assignment. You should be self driven to work on the final drawings for the German Expressionism artwork. I insist that you have your photographs and reference images in front of you as you work. You HAVE to be looking at things as you draw. This is a MUST. Sketchbooks – Self assess your works on Pages 14 and 15 in the handbooks and at the end of the hour stack them up on the kitchen table – zigzag style.

AP Studio Art

Concentration – you know what you need to do. I ask that you have the same focus you had with the figure drawing from last week. Some of you will – some will not. I encourage you to be focused. I will check your sketchbooks FRIDAY.

Advanced Drawing: Abstraction

Abstraction on brown paper with charcoal and pastels. You are is in the throws of it all. You know where all the supplies are and that you need to be working. Some of you are talkative and social butterflies so I am keeping an eye on you. Some of you are in the hallway as we are running out of room in the studio so be aware of your space and check on one another every now and again. Please clean up with 6 minutes so they can get the space back in order and the like. CHAIRS UP!

#GermanExpressionism and #Abstraction

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Georgia O’Keeffe for Look Magazine: https://cdn10.bostonmagazine.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/2/2017/10/GOKeeffemain.jpg

Welcome to the Expressionists and the Abstractionists. Take a few minutes to enjoy the short videos from the Drawing Class – German Expressionism and the Portrait as well as the Advanced Drawing Class and their LARGE SCALE abstractions – based on reality – Thanks Georgia O’Keeffe. Speaking of Georgia O’Keeffe, take a read of ARTSY’s new article How to be an Artist, According to Georgia O’Keeffe – HERE.

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German Expressionism

Abstraction

#JasperJohns and the #Flag Still Flying

“Take an object. Do something to it. Do something else.” Jasper Johns

https://www.npr.org/player/embed/592885497/593077668

On my drive into work this morning – NPR came across with this great 5 minute story about Jasper Johns’ Broad Museum Retrospective happening now in Los Angeles. Click above to hear the story or below to read.

Korb

The Flag Still Flies for Jasper Johns – NPR

#Changes are underway on #ArtWithKorb – GET OUT YOUR #HANDBOOKS – A #Fresh, #NewStart!

To Start With – Get out your handbooks!

Curious about the lesson plan changes? Visit my planning pages and go to week 8. Compare it with week 7 (or before) to see the changes. A lot of info, simpler approach to the week – same quality though.


What a weekend. WAEA in Madison last Friday, 6 of our students with work at the Capitol Rotunda, I got to polka with the Lieutenant Governor of WI Rebecca Kleefisch. Then the night came around and I saw the Addams Family Musical at BHS with my family – dinner afterwards – what a great night. 3 musicals later and I now sit at the kitchen counter, Birk eating his dinner (lunch) and a curious new show on Netflix. I am almost ready to get things going for school. I mentioned that changes were going to take place with this website, and they are. I’ll be posting less frequently than daily, two or three times a week to keep everyone up to speed. I am using the Google Classroom more and I feel that there is more communication directly to the kids there with the assignments, but this is a place to stop and reflect with the handbook so we can  journey through the art semester with a better understanding as to what we are doing. Thank you for the follow, please share this around, and come back to use the resources that I have provided.

Korb


 


The human figure is a complex construction composed of a rigid frame overlaid with soft, rounded, elongated muscles. Its main volumes can be described with a series of interlocking ellipses. There are no straight lines in a body. And it is symmetrical. When laying out a figure drawing, try to do it with a series of interlocking ovals. This will insure that the figure maintains its dimensionality, its roundness in space. This roundness applies to most objects in nature. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Stained Glass: New Project – Preliminary work.

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Marc Chagall Stained Glass: http://www.hudsonvalley.org/sites/default/files/imagecache/Slideshow/uc_slide1.jpg
  • What is the focal point of the composition that you are designing? How does the rest of the space (negative space?) support the dominant portion of the work. How many pieces are you looking at? Have a conversation with your classmates to discuss the challenges that you might be facing with this new work of art.

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Critique – Self and Others – Self Assessment

  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Adobe Illustrator and Drawing: https://blogsimages.adobe.com/adobeillustrator/files/2016/01/Paul_Douarad_AI_Mask_sm.png
  • What have you done with this work that made you particularly proud of the struggle? What new skills are you gaining? We are doing CRITIQUES this week and you will need to have a strong conversation about the process and product.

Drawing: Faces and German Expressionism

  • .1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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German Expressionism: https://museum.cornell.edu/sites/default/files/styles/medium/public/img//discontent-banner.jpg?itok=JsMa7ZGQ
  • What artist / images have you chosen to work from and / or have you been inspired by? Take a few minutes to chat with your colleagues to share this information. We are going to get started with the drawings today so be ready to work in your chosen medium.

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing CRITIQUE

  • 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.
  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork
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Figure Drawing: https://mintmuseum.s3.amazonaws.com/filer_public/d8/97/d897478e-18d8-462d-821b-c06fe1aa32e0/img_0607.jpg
  • This is a two day critique of the figure drawings and then we hang them in the display cased outside of the room. Set things up and please write up your self assessment. What are you especially pleased with in the imagery? What are you still struggling with in the work? This is ESSENTIAL to make a part of your portfolio – and if not one of these, a figure drawing at the very least.

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing MID CRIT

  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
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Lee Kranser Drawing: https://image.invaluable.com/housePhotos/ManzaGallery/36/616636/H21071-L131956457.jpg
  • This is a one day mid-critique of the abstraction drawings. We have ONE MORE WEEK and then we hang them in the hallway outside of the room (and maybe elsewhere in the building) Hang your works up in the hallway and on the boards so we can look at them all – Handbooks out and write out the strengths and weaknesses of the works. What are you especially pleased with in the imagery? What are you still struggling with in the work? WOMEN OF AbEx…

#End of #Week7 in the #ArtStudio – #KorbIsMissing!

Today I am in MADISON, WI celebrating the statewide accomplishments of of our young artists. Congratulations to all the kids as they have their work being exhibited in the state capitol rotunda. I look forward to seeing the strong works, the individual artists, the parents and families of the kids who are there, and being able to talk to everyone about the works they are experiencing.

Korb


 

“Time is an Essential Element in All Media. Time reveals itself in two critical ways: the unfolding of the form and the experience of the viewer. Real-time duration implies a narrative structure or linear path, even if abstract, and delivers information and experience in measured units (film, performance, and video). In those cases, the viewer becomes a passive receiver. Recorded media, video, film, L.E.D. word displays, and computer simulations allow for the manipulation of time and the creation of temporal illusion. Time is a dimension.” 10 Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Stained Glass: Finishing up and Designing Ideas

G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • Today we are resolving the LARGE drawings and refinement of that drawing. This is the day to add color, refine, redesign, redraw, clean up, simplify, or complicate things. What are you happiest with in your design? Why are you creating this design anyway?
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Fish in Stained Glass: https://pre00.deviantart.net/c7d7/th/pre/f/2012/151/e/2/koi_stained_glass_panel_2_by_trilobiteglassworks-d51rvae.jpg
  • Stop and talk to your neighbor about the new composition that you have designed. Tell them about the challenges, the struggles, the aspects of the work you are most proud of.

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Let’s Review the MODERNISM Assignment!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • This is the LAST DAY to work in class – Monday you will be assessing your own and another student’s work and then we will talk about them on Tuesday. CRIT’s are a coming!
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Computer Illustration – How are you doing? http://www.companyfolders.com/blog/media/2014/02/design-retro-isometric-illustrations.jpg
  • What skills have you learned from Adobe Illustrator? Are you ready for Adobe Photoshop?

Drawing: Faces and German Expressionism

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • Talk to your table mates about the artists you chose last week and how you plan on using the ideas in the drawing. Three things you would like to really explore from your inspiration artists
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Egon Schiele? Are you interested in his work? https://www.moma.org/s/ge/collection_images/enlarge/05/69605.jpg
  • Do you feel you are ready to move forward with the ideas into the final drawing? Good paper coming up.

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing

2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

  • Look at the work from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?
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Gesture and Figure Drawing: http://www.serenatran.com/images/2dsketchbook/gesture.jpg
  • TODAY was the last day of the drawing process for this work. What are you doing to resolve the idea for Monday?

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

  • WE DID NOT MID CRIT. YESTERDAY – Sorry. This video may not make sense entirely – oops. Good Sketchbooks Though!
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Abstraction in Charcoal: http://78.media.tumblr.com/4446557111b90fcc3ff961ba184ef288/tumblr_op2xtmcVA71vnx0lgo3_r1_1280.png
  • What did you accomplish this week? What are you looking at with this as a STRONG Drawing? What challenges have you overcome with it?

#Midweek #Week7 in the #ArtStudio – #ARTWORK to DO!

What a week it has been. Google testing, HUGE ARTWORKS in Advanced Drawing – Faces in Drawing – AI – new works in Stained Glass… and the list goes on! I am happy to say this has been a great week so far and I am thrilled with the journey that the artists have been on. They are not all smooth trips – but the paths are interesting to say the least.

Korb


Hello to my Stained Glass and Computer Illustration and Drawing Classes – PLAY!


“Time is an Essential Element in All Media. Time reveals itself in two critical ways: the unfolding of the form and the experience of the viewer. Real-time duration implies a narrative structure or linear path, even if abstract, and delivers information and experience in measured units (film, performance, and video). In those cases, the viewer becomes a passive receiver. Recorded media, video, film, L.E.D. word displays, and computer simulations allow for the manipulation of time and the creation of temporal illusion. Time is a dimension.” 10 Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Stained Glass: Finishing up and Designing Ideas

G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • Wednesday we are working on the LARGE drawings and the thumbnails – what are the design elements in the work that are ENGAGING and (perhaps) CHALLENGING for you as you move into work #2?
  • Thursday we are working on the LARGE drawings and refinement of that drawing. What do you think about the colors, patterns, movement in the work you have in front of you
  • Wednesday: What were the biggest challenges you faced in the design? Look things over and define a corner or a shape that you feel will be a big challenge – perhaps something that needs revision tomorrow.
  • Thursday: Look back and find one area that you are going to have to work VERY hard on to be successful. What are you going to have to do to make it work?

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Let’s Review the MODERNISM Assignment!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • Wedensday:  What do you need to do make any changes to this something to share with your classmates – work to do to make it stronger?
  • Thursday: SHORT in class Mid(ish) critique of this TODAY – big class presentation all around. FRIDAY in SMALL GROUPS with Self Assessment / Prints done.
  • Wednesday: What skills are you developing through this project / program? You will find PHOTOSHOP having much the same.
  • Thursday:What are you doing to rally challenge yourself with this assignment? If it is a DeStijl – Minimalist Modernist work – maybe have a SECOND one going that is more COMPLICATED.

Drawing: Faces and German Expressionism

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • Wednesday: What is successful in your artwork? What is the mood in your achromatic drawing you are hoping to set? Share this with your neighbor.
  • Thursday: What is successful in your artwork? What is the mood in your achromatic drawing you are hoping to set? Share this with your neighbor.
  • Wednesday: Take a look at the beginnings of this week’s work and what we did last week as demonstrations… where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro (light to dark) to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?
  • Thursday: What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors.

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing

2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

  • Wednesday:  How did you struggle with the drawing from yesterday? What do you see as TWO benefits from learning how to FIGURE DRAW?
  • Thursday:  Look at the series of works from the beginning of the week and the start of yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?
  • Wednesday:  What strengths did you develop in your drawing today? What three things do you look at with your drawing and say – “Hey… that’s not so bad!”
  • Thursday: What skills are you developing as you tackle your second drawing? More skill? More challenging? Are you still starting with the Gesture?

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

  • Wednesday: What is the strongest area of your drawing and why do you say that?
  • Thursday: Let’s set things up and away from us and spend some time with 3 other classmates to talk about the work we have in front of us – MID-CRITIQUE with the back of the RUBRIC.
  • Wednesday:  What are you struggling with in this drawing? Why? Are you stepping back and away from your work as you go?
  • Thursday: What did you take away from the MID-CRIT and your classmates comments / thoughts? Write that out so you can reflect and GROW!

#Week7 in the #ArtStudio – Lots of work to do – a lot of beginnings (and some endings too).

We get a good start to the week today. Stained Glass is STILL wrapping up, CIaD are working hard to continue developing Adobe Illustrator and the tools in there, Drawing and Advanced Drawing are working on NEW ideas with faces and abstraction, and finally AP Studio Art is going strong with the figure. I look forward to a great week. For your info, I will be gone Wednesday morning and all day Friday – WAEA State Show in Madison. Enjoy the studio time.

– Mr. Korb


“Time is an Essential Element in All Media. Time reveals itself in two critical ways: the unfolding of the form and the experience of the viewer. Real-time duration implies a narrative structure or linear path, even if abstract, and delivers information and experience in measured units (film, performance, and video). In those cases, the viewer becomes a passive receiver. Recorded media, video, film, L.E.D. word displays, and computer simulations allow for the manipulation of time and the creation of temporal illusion. Time is a dimension.” 10 Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White


Stained Glass: Finishing up and Designing Ideas

G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • What is the focal point of the composition that you are designing? How does the rest of the space (negative space?) support the dominant portion of the work. How many pieces are you looking at?
  • What challenges do you have in the conversation about the work in front of you? If you are NOT DONE – What are you doing to get things done?
  • What skills are you developing in the process of stained glass? What can you do to continue to move this idea forward?
  • What did the CRIT do for you today? How did it help you see the work you created and learn from the challenges you faced?

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Let’s Review the MODERNISM Assignment!

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • How much do you need to continue to work on as you move forward?
  • Final critique of this THURSDAY – big class presentation all around and FRIDAY in SMALL GROUPS with Self Assessment / Prints done.
  • How well does this illustration describe the music / artwork you are creating? Portrait is coming up in ADOBE PHOTOSHOP next week. If you have NOT done the RESEARCH and obtained your own SELFIES / Photographs you have work to do!
  • What are you doing to rally challenge yourself with this assignment? If it is a DeStijl – Minimalist Modernist work – maybe have a SECOND one going that is more COMPLICATED.

Drawing: Faces and German Expressionism

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

  • How is the Hair Line and DIRECTION of hair a different feature to draw than any other feature of the head? Please explain your ideas here.
  • Take a look at your previous week’s works – where did you struggle? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro to better define the ideas of form?
  • What successes did YOU have today? What do you hope to do with the hands and face in the upcoming drawing?
  • What was the most challenging aspect for you to draw today? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing

2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

  • Beginning with a general idea of the figure and a reference with the models in the room – you will draw out the proportions and stance of the models for a few minutes and then transition to the more resolved human form.
  • Looking at yesterday’s beginning drawings – What did you struggle with in the process, in the final product?
  • What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?
  • What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation? GESTURE DRAWING

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

  • This is a new process for many of us. How is your drawing using the idea of MARK MAKING and CONTRAST to create the idea of SPACE?
  • Stepping back from this large work before you begin, what are your first thoughts about your drawing as you start today? if need be and then onto the large drawings.
  • What are you finding out about in the preliminary development of the work that has HELPED you move into the final drawing?
  • How did your CHARCOAL treat you today? How are you working in the medium / scale?

Thursday and a day for #Change

Hello All… Thanks for the follow! With the business of the year, I look at my site as a place for information and resources. It’s been a challenging first 5 weeks of the semester and keeping up with the daily doings of the classroom are a tough task to continue. When there  were 3 classes I was posting for – it was a different thing. For a while (we will see what happens) I am going to try to post a 2 or 3 times a week rather than daily. Day to day activities will be through Google Classroom – but the goals and weekly reflections will be here for the studio artists. Ok? Ok. 

Mr. Korb


“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White 


Stained Glass: Frames and Finishing up.

10.1Ac: Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.

What do you need to do to WRAP up the work for this week? We are starting a NEW project this week and a lot of individuals are in the process of getting this first one finished. 

What have you done successfully with this first artwork? Name three things that will help you move forward with the next artwork. Let’s sit for 2 minutes and PERSONALLY look at the work. STICKYNOTE!

BY THE WAY: everything-stained-glass.com is a good site for your own personal research.

CIaD: Let’s Review the MODERNISM Assignment!

2.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

Real world projects have been in our hands and the finishing of the Trailside project is a challenge we all have to work to finish. The new project on Modernism or Music is back on the table and I will be collecting your preliminary work, sketches, ideas with the final artwork as we work through this art. Remember that PRELIMINARY WORK is essential in the process of the design.

What skills are you developing in Adobe Illustrator? What tools are you using in the process? Layers? This is important to develop as you move along as an illustrator?

Drawing: Faces

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth?  MOUTH:

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing

5.1Ad: Investigate, compare, and contrast methods for preserving and protecting art. 

The figure is a struggle at times and we will be working through those challenges. Take the time to deal with the 5, 10, or longer (or shorter) minute drawings to prepare for next weeks ONE Figurative Artwork. What challenges do you see in store for yourself? Feet? Yes, I think feet are hard.

What do you feel like you accomplished with a good day of MARK MAKING and WORKING?

Adv. Drawing: New Abstract Drawing and Research on Georgia O’Keefee

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

Abstraction is not as easy as one tends to think. Be prepared to work on a large scale (your choice but I will push you) and have the research to back you up! Begin with the research that I have prepped for you and this will be a GREAT journey through the challenge of the scale. This is about the process folks – Art is process.

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Georgia O’Keeffe Drawing: https://image.slidesharecdn.com/finalpresentation-131023005201-phpapp01/95/georgia-okeeffe-4-638.jpg?cb=1382489579

Of the thumbnails you are creating… which are you happiest with? This week we will be  setting the sketches out and taking a walk around and offering feedback. When you get back to them… we will talk.

Wednesday – Sometimes the day gets away from me…

“The importance of an artist is to be determined by the number of new signs he introduces into the language of art.” —Henri Matisse, quoted in Matisse by Louis Aragon Art is a language of signs and symbols. To describe new conditions, new signs must be created or old symbols must be redeployed in ways that give them new meanings. Given that the world is constantly changing and that each new generation describes the world it sees in its own way, the symbol language of art must always be evolving. Language is influence. 101 Things to Learn in Art School Kit White © 2011 Massachusetts Institute of Technology and Kit White 

Hi there… Take a look at yesterday… we’re still working on similar ideas but the time got away from me when I was ready to post. Sorry All.

Korb