Worry About the Process and NOT About the Finished Product

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” —Zig Ziglar

What is overwhelming you and why are you still sitting there?

Art Foundations: Color Theory / Schemes / Value

Thanks Jamie: AGAIN for the FIRST TIME! http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/colorwheel.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Define visual challenges using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? QUIZ one another on the names, types and relationships of the colors.

Advanced Drawing: Gesture!

Thanks Jamie! http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/pafa-drawing-figure-02.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Define, and solve GESTURE DRAWINGS using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis.
  2. Identify the intentions and purposes behind Gesture Drawing / figure study.

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?

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – Chapters / Collection of Art

How did Matisse come up with this “Pink Nude?” Was it a one and done… oh no mister… it was a PROCESS.

Goals:

  1. Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations (how to use and organize your files in Google Drive)
  2. What is a PERSONAL GOAL that you can create for the next 3 days that is big enough to create an umbrella but not too big, and narrow enough to be focused but is not an agenda item. (Look at the NATIONAL STANDARDS for examples…)

How much work have you photographed? How much work have you edited? How can I help you in the computer lab and in this process of creating a respectable website / digital portfolio?

How can we use the NEGATIVE to make the POSITIVE work better?

And here I am HANG GLIDING… I love to use my abilities to really have fun in life. http://www.seekextreme.com

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton

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Art Foundations: Space – Positive and Negative Space in your artwork and in life.

What did the artist focus their attention on? The NEGATIVE SPACE! http://www.drawingandpaintinglessons.com

GOALS:

  1. 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What did you find as the most difficult aspect of the creation of the drawing? What was the hardest? What was the easiest? Are you able to see the negative space in the 1 – drawing, 2 – actual object?

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Advanced Drawing: Crit and PENCIL DRAWINGS.

Check out and SEE the GLASSES that Janet Fish Draws and Paints. How do you deal with TRANSPARENCY? http://2.bp.blogspot.com

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What are you drawn to? What is successful in your composition? What is it about the transparent glass that makes this a challenging or easy subject matter to work with? Share your preliminary work with your neighbor – write the thoughts down and share the challenges with your neighbors.

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AP Studio Art: RESEARCH and begin the ideas for your CONCENTRATION

Vincent Van Gogh spent time LOOKING at and THINKING about the works that he focused his life on… what are you going to do to do the same? http://www.vggallery.com

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  2. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making – Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.

Look over and SHARE your research about the artist that you have begun looking at and also share a bit about what your initial thoughts are regarding the idea of having a concentration.

InterActive 2013 Learning Conference Ends… Workshop begins.

My webpage has been ranked on Teach 100… Thanks for the badge! Let’s work to move the rating up the list!

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A HUGE word of thanks to all those who attended my sessions over the past two days at InterActive Learning Conference at UW-Whitewater. The sessions I had were well attended and had a lot of great feedback. Links to ALL of my sessions are available to the RIGHT of this post under PAGES: IntertActiv 2013.

Thanks to Scott Christensen and the entire InterActive Learning Team, all the vendors, the presenters, and UW-Whitewater’s Tech crew for a fantastic couple of days.

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Comments from Survey: Thanks All!

  • Enjoyed your energy. All your communication with parents. I need to get my staff to do that more. I will share all your tools.
  • Putting goals out there for my students. Right now, they just have to guess… and most of them don’t try, oddly 🙂
  • I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Learned a lot. It’s been great to have some time to work and experiment with WordPress.
  • I liked that it setting up a blog is easy and free.

And Even…

  • I think you over-explained and I grew bored.
  • It seemed sort of self-promotional.

I appreciate ALL the comments. I enjoyed working with each group and learning form other experts in their own fields. Criticism in essential in the learning process and I appreciate all the work and reflections from everyone. Your thoughts about my sessions… HERE.

InterActiv 2013 – Day 2 – Technology in the Classroom!

Technology and Communication in the 21st Century Classroom: SURVEY – HELP me (and your contemporaries) with your thoughts! Survey is HERE.

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Please FOLLOW my GOALS PAGE by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet, Facebook me… however you can share me…

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Self-Portraits and Reflection on oneself... charcoal on paper.
Self-Portraits and Reflection on oneself… charcoal on paper. What do you think about when you reflect on the lessons you teach? The ideas the kids walk away with? Reflection is essential to the process of learning – them and us.

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Goals:

  • Walk away with a new set of tools, skills, and connections to help your students (and yourself) become stronger and more self-aware / driven learners (and teachers).
  • Share the ideas and skills about technology that you are great at and help others become more knowledgeable in technology.

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My 3 sessions at the InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference are listed below. The links to the Google Presentations are below also. I am ALWAYS looking for your feedback.

What are your thoughts about my sessions? What are things you enjoyed or learned from? What would you have liked to have learned more about? While this survey is “mostly” about my sessions… I am happy to share your responses about anything that you feel needs addressing. Thanks. Survey is HERE.

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Kids will say the Darndest Things…

Knowing that sketchbooks and goals will ALWAYS be part of the courses, what is one suggestion that you have to offer for future classes? What are some suggestions you may have to help the class become even stronger or more fulfilling than it already is? These require explanation please.

  • “Make the goals so that everyone does them and doesn’t slack. It helps my brain learn from the beginning of class and I know it will help others.”
  • “To take the goals and understand them not just write them down.”
  • “The goals were kind of hard to understand when looking back at them. It’s easy to understand when you explain. but the way they are written down is tricky to look back at.”

WELCOME to InterActiv 2013 – Technology & Education

Welcome to  InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference ! Over the next 2 (or 4) days you will have MANY opportunities to learn new techniques, tools, technologies that can help you make your classroom even more effective towards the goal if IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING!

  • Technology and Communication in the 21st Century Classroom: SURVEY – HELP me (and your contemporaries) with your thoughts! Survey is HERE.
  •  Please follow my GOALS PAGE by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet, Facebook… however you can share me…
  • MY NOTES FROM THE CONFERENCE – If you are interested – Comments are welcome – HERE.
"Dream," Matthew Jacob, oil on canvas, 15" by 19.75", 2013
“Dream,” Matthew Jacob, oil on canvas, 15″ by 19.75″, 2013 – How far from your box can the new ideas you will be exposed to this week take you?

Goals:

  • Walk away with a new set of tools, skills, and connections to help your students (and yourself) become stronger and more self-aware / driven learners (and teachers).
  • Share the ideas and skills about technology that you are great at and help others become more knowledgeable in technology.

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My 3 sessions at the InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference are listed below. The links to the Google Presentations are below also. I am ALWAYS looking for your feedback.

After having had an opportunity to visit the conference… what are your thoughts about the session? What are things you enjoyed or learned from? What would you have liked to have learned more about? While this survey is “mostly” about my sessions… I am happy to share your responses about anything that you feel needs addressing. Thanks. Survey is HERE.

Wisdom from Art Foundations Students

Tech In Class: Google Form – HELP me with your thoughts! http://goo.gl/kZSWQ

 Please follow me by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet – however you can share me…

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Micah Reflects  Melanie Modic, Pencil, 12" x 20.55" 2012-2013
Micah Reflects
Melanie Modic, Pencil, 12″ x 20.55″
2012-2013

Art Students say the Darndest Things…

  • What was the one thing that you feel you will be able to take into your next course or carry on into the next stage of your artistic development.
    • “When we got to work on projects. Being able to do our own things” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “paying more attention to realizing importance of art rather than what I just see.” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “I will know how to better place things out on paper. Social Skills.”– Art Foundations 2013
    • “Work Ethic” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “Do the thing even if you do not enjoy the beginning. Probably, when you are done, you’ll discover the reason of what you did it and tool for opportunities.” – Art Foundations 2013

These kids FLOORED me with their insights and thoughts about all that they learned in an Art Class… I knew it was happening… I am PROUD that they saw it in the end too.

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This week : I will be presenting 3 sessions at the InterActiv Technology Conference at UW-Whitewater.

May 31, 2013 – Friday

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peale

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Art Foundations: It is time to clean… Yesterday proved that without me, and without a VERY specific set of GOALS for your PERSONAL LEARNING – you have no need to study and all the time in the world to clean. GREAT!

Job List is HERE!

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

Looking through your binders, thinking about the projects, looking at your notes… what are the aspects of the course that you are still struggling to grasp. Take the last 7 minutes to work with your neighbors and discuss the challenges that you are still having.

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DRAWING: Out into the hallways and DRAW – Project DUE on EXAM DAY along with the ONLINE – GOOGLE DOCUMENT Rubric. Let me know if you are having troubles!

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks (YOU AND COLLABORATOR – FORMATIVE TONIGHT ON GOOGLE DRIVE)

What have you got to do in order to really wrap this up as an A+ Execution, A+ Composition, A+ Character, and A+ Critique (that will be the final exam grade – – CRITIQUE)? Some of your HALLWAY choices (socializing) are getting in the way of your accomplishing the A+ goals.

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AP Studio Art: Clean the room – Update your final – Gather your Artwork… What else have you got to accomplish?

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

What has been your FAVORITE project this year? What has been your LEAST favorite project this year? What can I do to make the course better, stronger, more APish?

May 30, 2013 – Thursday

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peale

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Art Foundations: Collage and Gel / Matte Medium – How is it going?

Alexander Calder – Painting – What did CALDER do that we also learned about? 1 million points to the first person who can e-mail me: fjkorb@gmail.com.

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics clearly
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation [formative critique]

What techniques did you come up with to resolve the issues you might have had with this artwork, In 5 sentences… what are your thoughts about ABSTRACT ART and COMMUNICATING PERSONAL MESSAGES?

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Drawing: Hallway Drawing Time – Make sure you are documenting your image as it progresses. This is a HUGE WORK DAY! Make the most of it! Do not forget to work on the FINAL EXAM document.

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well

What did you do today that brought the work to a place where you can understand what is going to happen? How can you continue this forward movement tomorrow? Are you using your time wisely in the hall?

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AP Studio Art: Show comes down today and we are CLEANING!

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines

What was your FAVORITE artwork of art this year? What was your favorite PROJECT? Why?

May 29, 2013 – Wednesday

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peale

Even a great big tree starts with a seed. Look deep within your challenges and find the seed to its solution.

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  • l hour: 7:25 – 8:02
  • 2 hour: 8:07- 8:46
  • 3 hour: 8:51 – 9:28
  • 4 hour: 9:33 – 10:10
  • Assembly: 10:15- 10:48
  • 5A Lunch: 10:48am- 11:16
  • 5B Lunch: 11:16 – 11:43
  • 5C Lunch: 11:43-12:10
  • 6 hour: 12:15-1:02
  • 7 hour: 1:07-1:54
  • 8 hour: 1:59-2:46

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Art Foundations: Mixed Media Collage, golden rectangle, perfect proportions, perfect placement, compositions – How are you doing? NO SKETCHES THIS WEEK! (Unless you want one more for extra credit – BUT – it has to be 100% or it does not get accepted).

Max Ernst – Retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler – Switzerland
Home – Switzerland Max Ernst Retropective

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 1.1 apply paint, crayon, through collage and incorporating various texture making processes, with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

How have you decided to represent the ideas and feelings you hold true? Has it been successful? Was it worth the task of creating this abstract work?

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Drawing: Hallways and Observation – What is your object? How can you use the many skills we have developed and build that drawing to be your most successful one yet?

Jim Dine and his Single Objects – Look at the VALUES and FIGURE / GROUND relationships!

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks (YOU AND COLLABORATOR – FORMATIVE TONIGHT ON GOOGLE DRIVE)

What did you do today that brought the work to a place where you can understand what is going to happen? How can you continue this forward movement tomorrow? Are you using your time wisely in the hall?

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AP Studio Art: en Plein Air – weather permitting – FINAL EXAM is RIGHT HERE!

Impression Sunrise – Oil on Canvas – Claude Monet – Father of Impressionism

GOALS:

  1.  1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use.

Drawing – I don’t care what your chosen field of making art is – is essential to the creative process… with it, what did you accomplish today? What are the troubles you are having working outside? Working in materials that you may not be familiar with or comfortable with?

May 28, 2013 – Tuesday

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peale

Even a great big tree starts with a seed. Look deep within your challenges and find the seed to its solution.

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Art Foundations: Mixed Media Collage, golden rectangle, perfect proportions, perfect placement, compositions – How are you doing? NO SKETCHES THIS WEEK! (Unless you want one more for extra credit – BUT – it has to be 100% or it does not get accepted).

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

What is the social topic that you feel is important enough to make an artwork about? How are you using the abstract work to create your image to successfully express your ideas?

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Drawing: Hallway drawings and Gesso of the board – a portion of it. Intro to the FINAL Crit! Last projects crit. was due TODAY!

Jim Dine – Heck of a guy.

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GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

How have you been able to do A LOT of work in one day that you may not have been able to in the past? How have you been able to improve your drawing and idea skills more in the past year than you have in the past?

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AP Studio Art: Plein Air Drawings – Final Exam Instructions – FINAL EXAM is RIGHT HERE!

Ok… now is where all that editing comes to use. TOMORROW!

GOALS:

  1. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas
  2. Stand behind the meaning and creation of your work.

How did the art exhibition go? What were questions that came up? How were you able to discuss the work, eat, drink, and be a real part of the process? how did the exhibition and conversation about your work make you feel?