#YAM in #WI – #YouthArtMonth #StateCelebration in #Madison

Frank Korb with some of the FANTASTIC Artists (and followers of his YouTube Channel)

Welcome to the 2017 SE WI Youth Art Month portion of the State Closing Reception. The final awards ceremony was held at the Capitol Building in Madison WI on March 31. This was a fantastic way to celebrate the final day of a fantastic month long celebration of the Youth in the Visual Arts. Thank you to all the artists, parents and guardians, family, teachers, school administrators and boards for celebrating and supporting the visual arts. Congratulations to all the young artists who participated.

… and the SE WI Regional YAM Show at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts.

#HolyThursday #ArtMan – Time to #DRAW

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” — Julie Andrews


Drawing: Soft Pastels

1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Of the shapes we are using, which one is STRONG and why? Which shape describes a passive quality? Why? Are you using Impression, Improvisation, or Composition? What about the use of shapes? Melodic or Symphonic?

Wassily Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition - not part of their permanent collection.  https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg
Wassily Kandinsky at the Milwaukee Art Museum Exhibition – not part of their permanent collection. https://farm6.static.flickr.com/5287/13570248174_0cb6714488_z.jpg

How are you beginning to use the ideas of color and shape to communicate your ideas from your song?

MILWAUKEE: http://mam.org/kandinsky/

 

  1. Blending ANALOGOUS colors with and without finger blending
  2. Blending COMPLEMENTS with and without finger blending
  3. Straight and Curved lines with the TIPS and with the SIDES of the pastels
  4. Filling large areas with a color and then doing smaller details over the top with another DIFFERENT color
  5. Blending with CIRCULAR marks as well as BACK AND FORTH marks
  6. Using PAPER as a masking tool
  7. Adding a WHITE HIGHLIGHT over a darker colored surface
  8. Working UPRIGHT on an easel versus on the FLAT on a table top
  9. Cleaning your pastels with paper towel
  10. Experiment on your own – use your initial images of SKETCHING for the VISUAL experiment inspiration
  11. CLEANING with SPRAY and a CLOTH RAG – that’s not an exercise but a technique that will clean a lot faster than paper towel

Studio Art 360: Character Mugs

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What was your FAVORITE or LEAST FAVORITE part of working with clay. Please tell me WHY you LOVE or DON’T LOVE using this Clay. Please be specific. 

 

What was the most challenging part of working with ceramics / clay as you created your mug? What are three things that working with this material challenged you with?

DUE END OF CLASS TODAY.


Advanced Drawing: Figure Drawing and the GESTURE

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

Look at the series of works 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?

Gesture Drawings - Side of Charcoal - FAST http://www.serenatran.com/images/2dsketchbook/gesture.jpg
Gesture Drawings – Side of Charcoal – FAST http://www.serenatran.com/images/2dsketchbook/gesture.jpg

What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY? 

 


AP Studio Art: WORK on CONCENTRATION

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

What response do you have regarding your studio mate’s  works – really – that can help them see things that they might not see – things that might help them continue to learn from their own works and marks? Take 5 minutes and walk around – take a look – make some thoughts for MONDAY (the extended deadline). 

Brayden – This group of Photos is for YOU.

WHAT’s the Assignment? If you need another 1, 2, or 3 concentration works – this is your assignment (one at the minimum). You will have your WEBSITE updated with 12 concentration works – PERIOD. You will rework your statements and answers to the AP Questions… ALL DUE on APRIL 3 for CRITIQUE & PRESENTATION.

#Scholastic Art Show at #MAM – #Awards for Great #Art (Still)

Fear of Stairs: http://img2.rnkr-static.com/user_node_img/50063/1001246761/870/if-this-bothers-you-at-all-you-have-it-photo-u2.jpg


Robert Henri: “Advice about your paintings is difficult.  As I said before, I cannot interest myself in whether they will pass juries or not. More paintings have been spoiled during the process of their making, through such considerations, than the judgements of juries are worth.”


Drawing: Books and Oil Pastels – WRAP IT UP!

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.

What do you feel about talking aloud when it comes to other’s works? What are your thoughts about why you may be apprehensive or confident when discussing other individual’s work?

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Critique About Art: http://escapingartist.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Art-School-Crit.jpg

What were 3 things that you took away from today’s critique? 

 


Studio Art 360: Pencils and Observation

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

Form and Value: Using what you remember about form from our earlier drawings of 2 point perspective cubes, cylinders, and pyramids? Using the objects that has been set out in front of  you and spend the hour working on drawing it to scale (1:1). Look at all the shadows, reflections, highlights and darks. Practice LOOKING. It is all about the eye! N: DEMO AGAIN – Sighting in and Searching for lines. DO NOT ERASE.

TODAY - We TALK about the process of SKETCHING and Preliminary Ideas - OBSERVATION Drawing. http://pre11.deviantart.net/4c6c/th/pre/f/2010/304/0/d/ball___cube___cylinder___ring_by_gartus-d31w5zb.jpg
TODAY – We TALK about the process of SKETCHING and Preliminary Ideas – OBSERVATION Drawing. http://pre11.deviantart.net/4c6c/th/pre/f/2010/304/0/d/ball___cube___cylinder___ring_by_gartus-d31w5zb.jpg

Challenges and struggles? Are you going to take it home and REFINE it? 

 


Advanced Drawing: Fast Food – Time to RESOLVE THIS

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form. A: As you look back on this drawing – what is the ONE AREA you are uncertain about in the work?

Bags - McDonald's Bags https://ihabdines.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mcdonalds-bag.jpg
Bags – McDonald’s Bags https://ihabdines.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/mcdonalds-bag.jpg

What do you FEAR about standing up in front of a class and TALKING about your art with the class of Artists? Name 3 FEARS

 


AP Studio Art: FEAR! Listen to THIS… NPR’s This American Life (again)… ASSIGNMENT HERE!

 

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

What are you doing outside of the studio time to make sure you are staying on top of your work? What have you done to PUSH  yourself in the process of making your art stronger, more successful? A LEVEL 6?

Fear of Stairs: http://img2.rnkr-static.com/user_node_img/50063/1001246761/870/if-this-bothers-you-at-all-you-have-it-photo-u2.jpg
Fear of Stairs: http://img2.rnkr-static.com/user_node_img/50063/1001246761/870/if-this-bothers-you-at-all-you-have-it-photo-u2.jpg

Bathmophobia – Fear of Stairs

How much progress have you made? This is a focused work week – have your new seating spaces helped? Hindered? Meh?

CHAPTER 6 Due FRIDAY at 11:59.

Welcome to the #SecondSemester and #StudioArt!

What is Art? Agnes Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Agnes Martin at Work: https://i0.wp.com/www.guggenheim.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/gen-video-agnes-martin-video-still.jpg
Agnes Martin at Work: https://i0.wp.com/www.guggenheim.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/gen-video-agnes-martin-video-still.jpg

Drawing: Welcome to O.P.P. (Observation, Pencils, and Perspective).

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

What is it that you think about when you think about what IS art? (SHARE WITH FRIEND) What is it you think about when you think about making art?

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Big Stack of Books: https://img.clipartfest.com/677bd72a0fa47ab97b4bd48f10007673_the-greatest-book-of-wisdom-pictures-of-stack-of-books_1536-1024.jpeg

What are 3 challenges or successes you had with your first few thumbnail drawings about the STACK of BOOKS – Huge in the center of the room? THINK COMPOSITION.


Studio Art 360: Lines and Sol LeWitt

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What kinds of lines do YOU see in this series of drawings?

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Sol LeWitt Drawing of LINES – What are we going to do? http://a398.idata.over-blog.com/429×423/1/96/04/42/s-rie-F/LeWitt-S.-Four-Basic-Kinds-of-Straight-Lines-69.jpg

STICKY NOTES… What are 3 things you hope to learn in this room? END OF CLASS – Stand up – Think about what you are hoping to learn – in ONE WORD (and you cannot repeat another person’s comment) Your name and then your word. Sol LeWitt: Line Drawings in Pencil:  Assignment Handout LINK: https://goo.gl/nZo3qY



Advanced Drawing

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What are a FEW THINGS that visually stand out to you from this artwork by Janet Fish? List 3 please.

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Janet Fish – Still Life Objects – Transparency: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9c/96/c5/9c96c5ecec44ad028dc7e5da34a52521.jpg

What are 3 things you hope to learn in this Class? END OF CLASS – Stand up in a circle – Think about what you are hoping to learn – in ONE WORD (and you cannot repeat another person’s comment) Your name and then your word. That’s it. Speak it out loud.

ASSIGNMENT FOR WEDNESDAY – Fast Food Bags and Packaging for first still life drawing.


AP Studio Art: Hands and Still Life – Photography – Let’s CRIT first!

4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

What is ONE THING you really want to explain about the work you have created regarding the Art and Fear Chapter you chose. Write this out so you have a starting place to talk when you explain your work.

What 2 things are you most pleased with regarding the works you see / made out Art and Fear? ASSIGNMENT – Symbolism and BREADTH – You need to bring in a couple of still life objects that can easily be held in your hand (which will be photographed and then printed) to practice the ideas of observation. What have you got that you can bring in that helps to really tell about yourself, your interests, your passions? The practice of the still life – observation – is a skill that readers (AP and the rest of the art viewing world) recognize as important to the building of the skills of an artist. How can you demonstrate those skills? Many drawings? One Drawing? How can you use the time to really build your BREADTH?

#You’reWelcome.

With all the challenges that come across in life, there are times where God sends his angles out to remind me that things are good. I know that with the flooding in Louisiana, the earthquake in Italy, wars, poverty, hunger, nonacceptance, and all the other challenges that life offers, my disappointments are trivial. Thank you to all those who reached out to me yesterday (August 23, 2016) with words of love, comfort, and reminders that “My hour has not yet come.”

Thank you to those I do not mention… and a NAME DROP to these great individuals whose desire to continue to make the world a better and more beautiful place. Thank you to Danyelle, Mike, Jacob, Russell, Brandon, Colton, and especially the Queen of “No Fun” Connie. The cards you sent are a wonderful reminder that the challenges I face are worth it because I can work with and get to know the great individuals I do in my life.

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#Handbook #Updated for 2016-17 – FINALLY!

Handbook Cover

Arts Educators! Here is my day to day handbook that is going to press tomorrow – I hope. The new and updated 2016 – 17 Interactive Handbook for the Arts (I already see a typo on the cover – title change before too long). I am looking forward to a new approach to the day to day activities – although QUESTIONS and IDEAS are always going to be a part of the working process of the studio. I look forward to hearing thoughts and ideas about the ideas I’ve come up with, use in the studio, embed in the minds of the artists, and share from others thoughts. Special thanks to Dan Gross for the printing efforts – I am printing it at 8.5″ x 5.5″ and folding it in half with a saddle stitch in the middle – looks great! This handbook has, surprisingly, taken me the best part of the summer to get reworked and I am, at this point, please with what it looks like. http:goo.gl/ekrZ48 is the link to the shared folder – enjoy!

Two Groups of Artists – One Great Summer

This has been, and continues to be, a very productive summer for the artists of Waterford, WI. Artists that I have had the opportunity to work with are the Plein Air Art from the Waterford Union High School Artists and the Waterford Seven – clients of Connie Lelivelt and my 3rd year of work with them. For those of you who are not able to get out to see the Plein Air works of art in the WUHS Art Gallery – I have submitted a short video (à la manière de James Kalm) for your perusing.

Plein Air Artists: Video, Gallery, and (click to see) Day at Taliesin

And the Gallery:

And the Waterford Seven’s works of art: Click HERE for the full Gallery of images (so far)

 

#FinalExams in the #ArtStudio #Day2 AND #Survey

EXAM SCHEDULE

Wednesday – June 1, 2016

  • 4th Hour 7:25am – 8:55am
  • 5th Hour 9:05am– 10:35am (Announcements at 10:35 am)
  • 6th Hour 10:45am – 12:15pm

Thursday – June 2, 2016

  • 7th Hour 7:25am – 8:55am
  • 8th Hour 9:05am – 10:35am (Announcements at 10:35 am)

#Thursday – The #ArtWeek is REALLY FAST!

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

Drawing: YOUR PORTRAITS!

Todd Mrozinski: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/b5f0b-todd2bpm.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What TWO things do you want to accomplish today? These works are small enough to take home and work on. The color schemes and materials are easy enough to work on in and out of class. How are you going to make this one of the most interesting works you have completed? 

Reflection: How have you advanced? What is ONE SPECIFIC ASPECT of your drawing that demonstrates your accomplishment?

Studio Art 360: The Grid – Let’s Review…

Andy – http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000337/264118_3998021.jpg

Goals:

  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • Looking at your color wheel and all you’ve got done… what are your biggest challenges with color blending and painting with acrylics? 3 ideas NOW! 

Reflection: Tomorrow we begin on the portrait, what do you need to do to finish the transfer? The painting process will take 2 weeks – GET READY for tomorrow! 

HERE’s where were headed with this! Andy Warhol at MoMA.

AP Studio Art: Waterford Senior Living Art

What are you doing? http://www.autumngrove.com/wp-content/uploads/DSC_0008.jpg

Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Best part of yesterday? Plans for today? how’s it coming?

Reflection: How are you moving forward in the process of developing a series of works based on someone else’s work? How are you keeping the images the SAME and how are you changing the ideas?

Advanced Drawing: Your Work!

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Goals:

  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • Best part of yesterday? Plans for today? how’s it coming?

Reflection:  Best part of the day… This week is about the set and painting – just be aware of all that you are doing as a SERIES of WORKS! 

#Chicago and #VanGogh – #FieldTrip – #Grid #Ratio in the #ArtStudio

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less”

General Eric Shinseki

Taliesin – Frank LLoyd Wright’s Home and School. A look at my weekend HERE!

Drawing: FAUVISM and CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS!

Hello Lola! Alexi Jawlensky: http://en.wahooart.com/Art.nsf/O/8YDE4Y/$File/Alexei-Jawlensky-Lola.JPG

Goals:

  • G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • This is it folks – last day – Every square inch needs pastel. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?   Alex von Jawlensky: 
    • TOMORROW! We are going to 1) make photographs of the work we have RIGHT NOW and 2) go to the COMPUTER LAB (Laptops). Fill out the Google Form http://goo.gl/forms/3q3rPakz8m and then 3) insert images from today into the GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

Reflection: Are you taking pastels home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?

Studio Art 360: COLOR and YOU!

Roy Lichtenstein – He actually USED other peoples cartoons to create his works that were, in some cases, about the Vietnam War – POP Art: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b7/Roy_Lichtenstein_Whaam.jpg

  •   7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What do you think the CHALLENGES FOR YOU are going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? 

Reflection: As you worked on the GRID and the TRACINGS – What WERE the most challenging parts for you to create?

HERE’s where were headed with this! Andy Warhol at MoMA.

AP Studio Art: Senior Exhibition Time!

Houghton EDU – Not HIGH SCHOOL – but COOL SCHOOL – What’s OUR show going to be like? http://www.houghton.edu/am-site/media/ortlip-gallery-header-3.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Now that we are done with the AP Testing – time to move forward. Looking over the past year and the development of the works you created… what 2 skills did you develop and put into your Art Toolbox over the course of the year?

Reflection: What FOUR works have you chosen for the AP / SENIOR Exhibition? Have you been able to get your works mounted yet? What do you need to demonstrate to others to help them along in the process? 

Advanced Drawing: Critique? Draw?

How can you use the idea of the PORTRAIT to work up a new idea that has political or social implications? I don’t know if Alice Neel is trying that here but… it’s great figurative work: http://www.aliceneel.com/images/gallery/alice-self-portrait.jpg

Goals:

  • 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 do you have to do to complete today? What did you accomplish YESTERDAY that makes you pleased with your work and effort?

Reflection: What did you accomplish today in your work? Please take the time to write out three things that you are pleased with OR that you are struggling with – these should be things that you can or could share with Mr. Korb or your classmates.