2 Great #ART shows to visit! #MAM and #WaterfordUnionHighSchool

Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI

As the summer comes upon us, I took in the opportunity to see a couple of wonderful art shows (and to help celebrate my Birthday – 42 if you are keeping score). The first exhibition I saw was the WASSILY KANDINSKY exhibition (Link Here) at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This was a GREAT exhibition of works from the early part of his career while he was experimenting with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism up through the Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter), back to the Impressionist works through his works as a Bauhaus teacher and artist. WHEN you get a chance to go and see the work (there is NO OPTION here… you HAVE to go and see it – ask for family / student discounts). ALSO – Here is the LINK to the Kandinsky Inspired works the artists of our class created on Oil Pastels earlier in the school year. I bought the exhibition catalog (of course) and was NOT able to make photographs in the show so… (shhhhh…) here are a couple of images from the catalog.

 Waterford Public Library -Waterford, WI

And the OTHER Show – This is a bit more local and accessible for everyone in Waterford, WI… I have taken the Drawing Student’s COMMUNITY Art Exhibition, special thanks to the Library Director Pam Belden and the library staff, and installed the COMMUNITY EXHIBITION (Link Here). The final works for the 2014 school year are based on the artists of the American Regionalists (Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper to name a few) as well as their personal photographs and studies of the community of Waterford, WI. Some of the images are VERY recognizable – Waterford ICONS – as well as images that are more PERSONAL to the individual artists. Please visit the official website (Link Here) to read more and go to the Waterford Public Library to see the works in person!

PLEASE – Give our artists some of your thoughts on the bottom of the page (comments). I will share your thoughts with the artists as the new school year starts up! ALSO – Subscribe to my blog page and continue to follow the arts and ideas as the summer goes along and the new school year begins up! Enjoy the summer!

Get out and do some #PleinAir #Drawing – #Communication with Janie and Australia!

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”

― Courtney Hickman

Why can’t the snapshot of my video be a little less GOOFY looking?

Art Foundations: Bullying and the Critical Thinking it takes to discuss the social topic. WORKSHEET and Romare Bearden Foundation

Romare Bearden and Collage – what can you do to create an environment? http://www.alexrosenbergfineart.com/images/beardentrain.jp


  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics clearly

Talk to one another about the topics of Bullying and Social Commentary. What are 3 things about each that you have learned and think would be helpful to share tomorrow.

Drawing: OUTSIDE – Sketchbook – DRAW from OBSERVATION

American Regionalist –  – WEBPAGE – BRIEF explanation. http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1086988/thumbs/o-CALIFORNIA-SCENE-PAINTING-570.jpg?

Emil Kosa – California Regionalist 1940.


  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition, meaning of artwork, and inspiration of American Regionalists.

What did Thomas Hart Benton and Other Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition?

AP Studio Art: Collaborate!

Collaboration – Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat – GREAT WORKS! Website! http://cdn.theatlantic.com/static/mt/assets/culture_test/kelly_warholbasquiat_post.jpg


  1. 2.3 create COLLABORATIVE artwork that solve visual challenge about Technology and Art (?)

After having THOUGHT about the idea of collaboration, what do you hope to CONTRIBUTE and TAKE AWAY from this process?

#Community is not just a funny TV show! It’s an #Art #Project

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”

― Courtney Hickman

Art Foundations: Bullying and the Critical Thinking it takes to discuss the social topic. WORKSHEET and Romare Bearden Foundation

Romare Bearden – Social Comentary – What MIGHT he have been making art about? What is happening in this collage? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/0a866-romarebeardenuptownlookingdowntown-1965.jpg


  1. Create multiple solutions to solve the visual problems of collage about BULLYING! How are you going to gather images, textures, and ideas to assemble a collage to illustrate your ideas about Bullying?

As you think about the social topic of Bullying, why is it important to you that it become s the final work that you spend the time this semester working on? With all of the different techniques, projects, elements and principles that we have learned, how are you going to pull it all together to this final excellent work of art?

Drawing: American Regionalisms – What are they saying about their COMMUNITY? 



  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork . What images would you like to GATHER and USE to create your final image? Photographs? Drawings? Refernces of your Artist’s work?

What was REGIONALISM ABOUT? Give a 3 point history… What artists are you really looking at and working to follow? Why? How would you explain the importance of their work and what you are interested in regarding them.

AP Studio Art: Collaboration. Is it getting over the HUMP on HUMP Day?

Teamwork. JPG


  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What was the big accomplishment today? How are you being focused on the task now?

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