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Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that makes you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

Join Mr. Korb’s Remind 101 Texting Service for the following classes for:

Art Foundations: 2 Point Drawings of Microbiological images…

Where are you gathering your ideas from? How has Malcolm MacDougal gathered his ideas? http://malcolmmacdougall.com/wp-content/gallery/sculpture/scupture6.jpg

Goals:

  1. 5.1 identify the reason(s) you are using perspective and microscopic images to making art – how else can you use these ideas beyond the classroom?

How are you using linear perspective? How are you using NON-LINEAR perspective? Share with a friend.

Drawing: KANDINSKY – What is your understanding of the BIG PICTURE?

GEOMETRY!!! How are you using it in your artwork? Are you? Make sure your theories are matching your art work and the MUSIC you have been inspired by. http://uploads8.wikipaintings.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/yellow-red-blue-1925.jpg

Goals:

  1. Apply GEOMETRIC subjects, symbols, and KANDINSKY / BAUHAUS based ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

Biggest struggle / success for today? Write it out and the WHY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration Works – Keep Going – Crit on Monday!

Colored Pencil – Your Body Of Work. How are you CHALLENGING YOURSELF? What point did you find the challenge begin? When did you have an A-HA moment? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/f97a9-girlonswing.jpg

Goals

  1. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of your art objects within your cultures, times, and places

How does this tie in? How – SPECIFICALLY – have you seen growth and development in the CONCENTRATION of work?

Happy Parent Teacher Conference Morning!

THANK YOU FOR COMING TO PARENT TEACHER CONFERENCES!

Happy Friday – Parent Teacher Conference – Morning!

I had such a wonderful time meeting with all the parents and students who came out last night to talk about, explain, and share the opportunities and growth that the visual arts classes have offered. I am really looking forward to more of that this morning. We will be in the gymnasium until 10 so come on down to visit and talk about the artwork, progress, opportunities, future that your budding artist is working through… and we can talk grades too.

Next Week:

Art Foundations: Microbiology – Microscopic Images and 2 Point Perspective – Up To The LARGE PAPER and Oil Pastels!

Drawing: Wassily Kandinski 2014 – What are you bringing to the theory of color and math?

AP Studio Art: One more week with your NEW concentration works – then FIGURE STUDIES!

All late work – let’s get that done! See me, call me, email me with any questions or concerns.

Week ONE is DONE. What have you taken so far?

If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Paint / Line / Draw / Collage

Collage and Art – We are going to be making some incredible art that, hopefully, says something about YOU! http://www.incredibleart.org/lessons/middle/images/Linda-cutpainting2.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Know about applying MARKER, CRAYON, WATERCOLOR by being AWARE of techniques, and processes so that your ideas are executed well.

What was challenging about the process? What did you enjoy about this work? What have you enjoyed (or been frustrated with) this week? FEEDBACK!

Drawing and AP Studio Art: SCAD – Presenter – HEAR ABOUT ART OPTIONS

Going to Art School? How about SCAD? http://i0.wp.com/www.psyop.tv/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/SCAD.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.1 history, 4.3.2 aesthetics, 4.3.3 and culture as it relates to your own art
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form, 4.4.2 context, 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals*

What are your QUESTIONS about SCAD or OTHER art schools? Monies? Courses? Experiences? Come on… what are your QUESTIONS?

Can you handle the ABSTRACT world of the arts?

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.” ― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Ch 1 & Ch 4 – Non-Objective Line Drawings

Non-Objective Art – Lines and REARRANGING the ideas – Collage. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/eb586-633.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) describe the meaning of NON-OBJECTIVE art objects within YOUR culture and time.

What were the different kinds and variations of  lines you drew with today? What qualities of lines did you use and what messages do you think they communicate to an audience? What were your responses to the drawings that we worked on and why? Reflect with your neighbors about the drawings you did in class today and be able to identify the variety of different lines

Drawing: Value Scales and Still Life – Pencil / Value Grids

Morandi and the CLOSED Composition – Crosshatching? Yes. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2013/1/10/1357823154138/morandi-still-life-five-o-023.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how ideas about VALUE and CHIAROSCURO relate to the variety of pencils.

What are the differences with the three types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

AP  Studio Art: Concentration – SET UP Artworks in Cafe!

 

OH NO – Watch out Captain Ahab! http://gcaptain.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/whale-bellyflops-on-yacht.jpg
  1. 2.1 ALLOW criticism to be formed about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal, 2.1.3 communal, 2.1.4 or other meanings (Let’s set up your exhibit with your statements and nametags.)
  2. (1.1) Apply media, technique, and process with skill and confidence (P)

As we get to the end of the week – Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for this and the next piece. What sort of story do you think others might be reading in your work?

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective, Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at Frank Gehry’s work of architecture. http://www.google.com/about/locations/los-angeles/images/binoculars.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing. Please look over your neighbor’s drawing to see if there are ANYTHING that you feel are not using the 2 point perspective rules.

Advanced Drawing: Hallways – Last Day? Probably not, but not much longer – Wednesday of Next Week – CRIT!

Interior drawing of a great space. What is similar to yours? What is different? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/138ec-hallway_lg.jpg

Goals:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas (Huge End Of Class Reflection!)

What’s been your biggest success in the halls this week? What have you REALLY learned about SPACE, COLOR, PASTELS,  BLENDING, SCALE, WORKING? Give yourself some thought in the REFLECTION / JOURNALING section of the Goals page. The weekend for take home? Monday and Tuesday to work (and get your CRITIQUE up and BEGUN…) Oral Critique on WEDNESDAY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration #4, Breadth, Photography and Editing

What’s going on in your still life set up? Giorgio Morandi had it all figured out. http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/giorgio-morandi-1.jpg

Goals:

  1. Create multiple solutions for visual problems. (Still Life… What are you doing to CHALLENG yourself? What ELEMENT or PRINCIPLE are you focusing on? Transparency like Fish? Superrealism like Flack? Colors and Space like Cezanne? “Simple” relationships like Morandi?
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What is your still life? What is your idea for your next concentration work? SHARE YOUR IDEAS with your neighbor and MAKE A NOTE in your notebook as to where you are and where you are going. Big opportunity for reflection.

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.

Goals

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?

Goals

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

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.

Goals

  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

What skills do you have that you can use NOW to do your best?

Ok… I may not mountain climb, surf, hang glide, or scuba dive… but I DO love to use my skills on the stage! Who’d have thought I was funny?

“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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TONIGHT! Marty’s Banquet Hall – STUDENT WORK. Studio 107 – Mr, Korb’s Work! Bring your family and friends – take in a lot of art tonight!

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Art Foundations: Negative Space Drawing – let’s add color / value!

Positive and Negative space. Let’s do this with WATERCOLORS first… then Sharpie to finish the branches. LET THE PAINT DRY FIRST. 1.bp.blogspot.com

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What about the use of space did you still have questions about. You and your classmate need to get together and review the first two sections of the chapter and come up with a CHALLENGING QUESTION from the text. I will collect the questions for future use…

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Advanced Drawing: Still life drawings – FOCUS ON THE TRANSPARENCY, LIGHT BENDING, and REFLECTION

http://www.thirstyreader.com – What is the transparent aspect to this painting? How did Janet Fish REALLY show the transparency and bending of the light?

GOALS

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

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 THEN… let’s get together and talk about the discoveries you have made.

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AP Studio Art: Time to consider the idea of your Concentration.

  1. Link to examples HERE
  2. Link to Acorn Book HERE
  3. ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Clearly and simply state the central idea of your concentration .
Concentration time… Ok… maybe not this kind of concentration. We ARE going to get into the ideas of concentration however. http://www.pathways-to-peak-experience.com

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create and define, visual challenges (your concentrations)  using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).

What have you narrowed some ideas down to? How have you discovered NEW ideas regarding what you MIGHT want to be dealing with in your concentration? What is the artistic stuff that you might be exploring (elements and principles? Mark making techniques? Media you might be exploring?) Share your thoughts about the 2 questions that we will be visiting and revisiting throughout the semester. 

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.

Space… the Final Frontier… stART Class ARTerprise in on the way!

DUDE.. Catch a wave with all your MAD SKILLS… WORD! http://www.popfi.com

Remember…

“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: Let’s wrap up the Portrait! Then… SPACE!

What is MISSING from this picture? How did that happen? 2.bp.blogspot.com

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 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: Last day of the CRIT… Let’s do a great job here. SHARE THE WEALTH in CONVERSATION!

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Oral Crit).
  2. (4.3) Compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics.

Ok guys and gals… what are you taking into the written crit from what your classmates have said? Make sure you are using the opportunity to write as a strength to the development of your artwork.

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AP Studio Art: Final Crit – ONTO THE IDEAS OF CONCENTRATION –  DESIGNING A CONCENTRATION Worksheets – HERE

Another – One MORE – CRIT. uaa.alaska.edu

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. How are you going to improve your work in the future and really improve your abilities?

Concentrate… Really Concentrate… What can YOU work on for 9 months and stay interested in?

Thank You READERS! Please share my site around to your friends in education and all of your other friends too. Subscribe and SHARE! Cheerios! – Frank

Who is that in Mr. Korb's room today?
Who is that in Mr. Korb’s room today?
Have you seen Mr. Korb around anywhere?
Have you seen Mr. Korb around anywhere?

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“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all.” “Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney, “Modern Painters, “

David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.

Could you paint in nature, in a suit, with a pocket square AND a scarf? I bet I could! I would LOVE to get out and paint like that!

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Art Foundations: Drawing and Painting – This is SERIOUS now. Let’s get to it!

How has this artist used LINE and CONTOUR? Is there success in the drawing? Do you see areas for improvement?
And then there was ME!
And then there was ME!

 

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the technique of contour line.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form and 4.4.3 meanings (What message are you communicating through your art?).

What is the most challenging aspect of the watercolors for the day? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why?

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Advanced Drawing: Drawing, last two days

Tales from the Crit – Let’s get talking!

GOALS:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context.

DEADLINE extended: What have you accomplished today? What is the greatest accomplishment you have made today?  What is your plan for tomorrow? How are you going to RESOLVE it for MONDAY and be ready for a successful Critique?

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AP Studio Art: Critique: NY Times Article HERE

Did you drink your Vitamin C this morning? After looking through this portfolio… you may need some extra.

GOALS:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art.
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context.

What have you accomplished with this work? What was the greatest accomplishment you have made in this work?  What are 10 things in your life that you are VERY Interested in? Ideas for your concentration – Take a look HERE. Concentration PAGES HERE from the Acorn Book.

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