#LastDay you are #OnYourOwn in #PleinAir. NOPE… MEET IN THE GALLERY. 

WE WILL MEET IN THR GALLERY TODAY. Tomorrow you are out in the field on your own today. 

Today we will fo about cleaning up the gallery space and setting up our exhibition. The rest of this post will roll into tomorrow… 

 There is NO ACCESS to the class studio – WET WAX on the floors folks. I will be checking on you as the three (3) hours roll by. BE ACTIVE and ENGAGED as you move forward. Scroll down for more information and inspiration.

Plein Air at the State Fair – Deadline is TOMORROW!

Last times I am sharing this information. I would LOVE for you to join me and the other artists at the WI State Fair during the Plein Air event! HERE you go.


Out and About in Waterford

9.1P: Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works. This is it folks. Last day to make work about you and for you and all chosen by you. I hope that the weather has cooperated this week. Get yourself out there and get to work.


End of the week and you have a small series of works that are all tied together. Name three things that you planned on doing to make this a series of works. How did you accomplish this idea that you set out to accomplish?

  • Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Enduring Understanding: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
  • Essential Question(s): How does engaging in creating art enrich people’s lives? How does making art attune people to their surroundings? How do people contribute to awareness and understanding of their lives and the lives of their communities through art-making?

#Week2 #ArtWithKorb and #PleinAir #Talisin on #Thursday

The TALIESIN Field Trip is THURSDAY. We leave at 7:30AM. I hope you all get your monies and permission slips TODAY. ALSO – I need to know if a parent / guardian would like to go and DRIVE. If I can’t get a second driver, we take a bus. They need a final count and so do I. Forms are below:

  • Information Sheet HERE
  • Taliesin Hold Harmless Agreement HERE

I NEED A FINAL COUNT TODAY. Now or by 3pm via my phone. I NEED to know TODAY if you are coming to Taliesin on Thursday. I need the money NOW or FIRST THING tomorrow.

G: Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

Today we are going to talk about the ideas of ACRYLICS specifically. We’re going to see how to build up the underlying colors of an acrylic painting by looking at the ideas of Milwaukee artist Shelby Keefe. What does a contrasting color do to help support a color laid above – laid on top of another color?

Shelby Keefe and the beginning of the plein air painting. Use of underpaintings of Complimentary Colors. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/21/e1/66/21e166036c15f133263a72427a55997e.jpg
Shelby Keefe and the beginning of the plein air painting. Use of underpaintings of Complimentary Colors. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/21/e1/66/21e166036c15f133263a72427a55997e.jpg

Use of Acrylic paints in the outdoors. Dries fast. Set of Brushes and Set of Paints. (May have to share.) Cups of water and rags (RAGS are really important!) Start with the underpainting – THIN and transparent – lots of water – thin washes. After dried – pencil in the ideas and then work the paints over the top. This is a building up and building up of the images. Layers and layers of color and working. PLEASE take your time. This may be ONE painting or two paintings per day and then the same two paintings the next day.

Let’s look at what you got done today. What are the thoughts overall?

#SketchbookTuesday is HERE! StArt360 – #Enjoy

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

Painting and Advanced Painting: Hallway Drawing / Painting

How has MONDRIAN changed his TREE over time? https://educar.files.wordpress.com/2010/01/mondrian-red-tree-s.jpg


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design
  • Does the use of LINE become a DOMINANT element in your artwork or are you seeing other elements as coming to the forefront of the composition? Explain your thoughts about the DOMINANT ideas.

Reflection / Evaluation: What color scheme have you begun to think about? Why? how does it DESCRIBE YOUR feelings toward the SIMPLIFICATION of the SPACE / SURROUNDINGS / COLOR? 

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook Day! Doodle Day and Don’t Be DumbThanks Josh and Chuck!

http://cbsnews2.cbsistatic.com/hub/i/2014/01/19/98f30fc1-9cbe-4b1f-949d-79f76b6bcd83/4bee9cd5f388a27cb54d3dd31a98d0df/Andy%20Silton%20doodle%20244.jpg HIGHER PURPOSE of the DOODLE – HERE!


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What are 3 things about your SKETCHBOOK that you are VERY PLEASED with? What are 3 things you WANT TO IMPROVE ON? How have you seen your DRAWING SKILLS improve since week 1?

Reflection / Evaluation:  How much time OUTSIDE of class do you feel you are going to need for NEXT WEEKS DUE DATE?  What DAY are you going to work on that? Maybe 5 – 10 minutes PER day? What benefits would LITTLE bits of time do versus ONE BIG HUGE TIME?

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing and Trading Card Photographs – OPEN CANVAS CALENDAR!

Movement in the FIGURE DRAWING: https://venetianred.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/john-singer-sargent-sketch-of-a-spanish-dancer-1879.jpg


  • 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.
  • Consider the idea of a FIGURE DRAWING… When you think about one that will represent YOU, what are the elements or principles that you feel would be best to serve the purpose of making it YOUR drawing versus simply a “project?” 

Reflection / Evaluation: Looking at the rubric from the AP Site – are you hitting the level 6 marks? What do you do SPECIFICALLY to match one of them (or not match one of them).

Drawing: Oil Pastels Kandinsky and Shapes!


  •  7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • Reflect on YESTERDAY before you begin today! What worked? What didn’t? WHY?

Reflection / Evaluation:  What are your biggest struggle / success for today as we are now working with OIL PASTELS? Write it out (and the WHY!) PLEASE SHARE THESE IDEAS WITH A CLASSMATE – FINALLY!

#LastDayOfClass with the #PleinAirPainting class at #Waterford #HighSchool #WI

Plein Air Painting: Last day out there! What are you doing? How do you WRAP IT UP?

  • NVAS: 7.1P: 6.1P: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
  • Question to begin with: Yesterday you thought about how your 4 weeks of painting have changed your views, maybe even enhanced your view of Waterford. As you continue through the art making experiences, I hope that the “artist’s eye” has really begun to open up in you. No question today… no deep reflection right now… just take an opportunity to consider that idea of “artist’s eye.” I think about it in how we, as artists, see the world through a different set of lenses than others. Please continue working through your painting today and look through those “artist’s eyes.” I lied… How are you seeing things differently today than you were 4 weeks ago.

Thank you for ALL your hard work over these past 4 weeks. Continue to be focused and WORK on your WORK. There is nothing better than working on work to get better at making work. You have all had great successes as well as aspects of the work that has been, well, not so successful – failure may be the better word.

#Wednesday and #PleinAir #Painting – #Resolution

Plein Air Painting

Michael Pintar painting: watercolor on Paper: http://www.michaelpintar.com/uploads/5/9/7/7/5977541/4948591_orig.jpg
  • NVAS: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Question to begin with: How have you changed your views of Waterford and the surrounding areas over the past four weeks? Please explain your answer. How do you feel your VIEWERS will think about Waterford based on the images you have created? Why?

End of the Day (CLASS) Reflection (use Google Drive to answer this one): TONIGHT… Think about ALL that we have done these past four weeks. Stop and consider EVERYTHING that you have learned from these experiences. I am concerned about the experiences and opportunities you have had, taken, made, experienced… all of it. With a one page paper (Google Drive: Share it with fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us, 12 point font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced, Standard Margins) and write out three paragraphs. First paragraph – is about all that you were hoping to learn and experience in the course. Second paragraph is about WHAT you REALLY learned and experienced (allow yourself to use you past reflections and writing as well as examples of artwork from your body of work to better explain yourself). Final paragraph is a concluding statement – what you hope to continue doing, using, experimenting, exploring, etc… with your artwork. It doesn’t matter if you EVER paint en plein air again, this experience is going to put you over the top! Top of the paper – CENTERED and BOLD – type: Your First and Last name and then under it type Artist’s Statement. Like this:

#Week4 #PleinAirPainting #WaterfordPleinAirPainters

Plein Air Painting: You are ON YOUR OWN!

Check out the Plein Air Painters at http://pleinairartists.ning.com/group/wisconsinpleinairpaintersassociationwipapa

Spotlight on Tony Robinson today! Look at hos brush strokes! Look at his use of COLOR! Look at the Shapes!

  • NVAS:2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • Question to begin with: Thinking on LAST WEEK’S ONE Acrylic Painting (now stop and really think about it) – SERIOUSLY – what are the biggest challenges you had with the ONE painting? Write out 3 things you were challenged with and then take the time to write out how you solved the issues. 3 things… 3 solutions… How will you use that as you move into the LAST FEW DAYS of painting?
Tony Robinson, Oil on panel 12″ x 9″. Noordwijk Schilderfestival, Netherlands, June 2015. http://pleinairartists.ning.com/photo/bar-on-hoofdstraat-noordwijk?context=user

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): Describe what you have in your painting. Take the time to LIST everything that you have in today’s work. This is going to help you get some good reflection going here. SECONDLY – To begin with an artist statement: What are two things that you were / are hoping to take away / learn from these four weeks of class. This is in complete sentences and have an opening statement and supporting sentences to back it up. (Use the BACK of this page to write this out. This will be TRANSFERRED to digital / computer at the end of the week.)

#Sketches are done. Time to #Paint #PleinAir style

Plein Air Painting: Shelby Keefe inspires us to get out and paint with acrylics!

Shelby Keefe’s Storefront! http://www.studioshelby.com/Content/files/alterations1920.jpg
  • NVAS: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Question to begin with: What are three aspects of Plein Air Painting you feel are enjoyable? What are two challenges that you face with painting outdoors? What is one thing that you will remember about the class when school starts up again?

How was using acrylics hugely different than using watercolors – now that you have had a chance to actually go out and paint? What was it like painting out in plain view of others? Did anyone talk to you about your images? The class? What are your public speaking skills like? Why did it seem so different than being out in nature?

#Critiques across the board this week – and #HOMECOMING WEEK TOO!

Welcome to Homecoming Week – the (late) 60’s Welcome you back!

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Chuck Close: 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.


Studio Art 360 – FINISH Paper Mache – Finish your FORMS in cardboard – CRIT TOMORROW!

What can you do with Paper Mache and Cardboard? Yes… you CAN do this! https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ab287-deerblogphotos25282of92529.jpg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated.
  • These forms may not be your MASTERPIECE of all time, but they did require focus, work, and attention to detail. Looking at ALL the FORMS you created, what do you feel about the ease or difficulty about creating a work of art.

If you are NOT done with the paper mache forms, what could you / should you have done over that past 2 weeks to make sure you DID get them finished by the end of the period? YOU WILL COME TO CLASS TOMORROW with them done.

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, Jim Dine and Plants and Flowers – CRITIQUE COMING UP THIS WEEK

Georgia O’Keefe – WI Artist – What do you think about her work? http://www.artexpertswebsite.com/pages/artists/artists_l-z/okeefe/O’Keeffe_EveningStarNo.V1917.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • Looking over the work you have, what surprises do you see from where you started from two weeks ago? Stronger than you expected? Weaker? EXPLAIN! I will be asking you about Georgia O’Keefe’s work on Friday – anything stand out today? Keep an eye on her work as the week progresses.

What ELEMENT of art do you find being the strongest one that you are using? Color? Line? Shape? Form? Space? Tell me about it!

Painting: Painting this week – Starting to think about ACRYLICS – but CRIT first.

We saw this last week – what are you doing to PUSH your ideas? http://p1.la-img.com/335/1786/768265_2_l.jpg


  • 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.
  • What are you most comfortable with? Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, or Paint? Why? What medium are you struggling with? Why? how can you move forward in your work with the UNCOMFORTABLE medium? (1, 2, 3, 7)

What have you added to this composition that is NEW to you? Something that you have NOT done in the past. Anything that is new…

REMEMBER! Create a ONE PAGE PAPER – DUE LAST FRIDAY – I’m Calling you on it TODAY!

(TYPED! double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.

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