#Thursday and the Week is almost over. #WOW.

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

Artist's Studio Habits of Mind


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

COMPUTER Information Sheets / Standards / Expectations – Artist Habits of Mind

Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

How are you defining the shapes / forms with a sense of INTENT? How are you thinking about the idea of COMPOSITION now that it has been spoken about?

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BOOKS and COMPOSITION! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e3/00/81/e30081a9c8ad44273f60ef89cea9d227.jpg

Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days? What do you feel you will be able to improve on regarding the skills you have currently?


Studio Art 360: Lines and Sol LeWitt

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

How satisfied are you with your 3” x 3” design? Do you see new and unique ways to make lines and be more aware of the marks that you are making in the art that you are making?

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Copper Plate Bas Relief Designs – LINE https://thumbs.dreamstime.com/z/copper-relief-10029926.jpg

Beginning tomorrow – we are talking about BALANCE and how to use line to come up with artwork – process… are you up for it? Two things you are struggling with… why? 

Assignment Handout LINK: https://goo.gl/nZo3qY


Advanced Drawing: Combine / Assemblage / Composition

 

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

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Looking over your ideas from yesterday – which ONE stands out as successful and WHY? What type of composition (looking at the handout from today) would you say it is most like?

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Janet Fish – LAST DAY to TOUCH UP and MOUNT! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/9c/96/c5/9c96c5ecec44ad028dc7e5da34a52521.jpg

What have you done to begin your final composition today? What ARTIST HABIT OF MIND are you thinking about – or maybe you are considering the levels in the rubric as you continue to develop your artistic skills?


AP Studio Art: Hands and Still Life – Photography – Composition at a LEVEL 6?

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 have your neighbors done to improve their skills as they have explored (are you’re exploring your) skills and ideas?

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Hands holding something that makes for an interesting composition! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/9f/d9/39/9fd939110b1ee61542a9df70ae452798.jpg

Today the ideas of the still life are in front of you with the emphasis on improving your skills. What are 3 things you can point to that demonstrate the skills and ideas that you are trying to work with?

 

 

#Drawing Week #Monday in the #Studio

#2 Learn to draw. Drawing is more than a tool for rendering and capturing likenesses. It is a language, with its own syntax, grammar, and urgency. Learning to draw is about learning to see. In this way, it is a metaphor for all art activity. Whatever its form, drawing transforms perception and thought into image and teaches us how to think with our eyes. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

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http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month 

Join us in the Cafeteria this week for a little bit of COLLABORATIVE work on a BIG ART PROJECT!

AS WE BEGIN THE WEEK: Look back to page 12 in our folder and rewrite your statement about the Artists Habits of Mind. That is it. I want you to be thinking about the techniques that we, as artists, need to be aware of and focus on as we move forward in our studio practices.

Studio Art 360: Drawing

What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw with PENCIL and VALUE last week?

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Giorgio Morandi – Still Life: http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1956-2.jpg

What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

Painting: Personal Reflection and Meaning – and PAINT!

ASSIGNMENT – Due at the END of the watercolor painting assignment October 21, 2016: Artists research on ONE of the following artists for imagery, technique, approach: 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.

Looking at the work you have in front you, what are the aspects that you feel TRULY speak about you – socially, culturally, or historically.

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My Watercolor Style Sheet – Have you seen the demo videos? Look to the Right and in the VIDEOS of this website!

What was the most challenging part of the first bit of the painting? Watercolor Techniques:

 

Drawing: Pencils and Paper and NESTS!

Look at your series – What are your thoughts about your techniques / compositions

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Love the BIRD’S NESTS! http://unschoolrules.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/03/found-bird-nest.jpg

What are you happiest with in regard to your drawings? What are the lessons learned as you create a series of works versus one at a time? 

 

AP Studio Art: NATURE!

What have you been doing to try and create a work of art inspired by the outside? Where do you see this drawing / artwork going? How are you using the materials from outside to make GREAT ART?

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Let’s visit the website for a few minutes… http://skyspace.rice.edu/ AND http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online? James Turrell: Sky Space: 

 

#Handbook #Updated for 2016-17 – FINALLY!

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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!

#Thursday and #9ThingsToMakeAStrongArtWork – get’s one thinking.


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

Drawing: Elements and Principles

Georgia O’Keefe – Abstraction and Charcoal: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/e/eb/Georgia_O’Keeffe,_1915.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What is ONE QUESTION that you have about this class, the projects, this department, or Mr. Korb?
  • SECONDLY – Look at your TRADING CARDS and answer – What are you doing in your composition to FULLY ACTIVATE the small space? Are you filling the background and taking the composition all the way to the edges, to the corners? How are you thinking about that part of the image? Allow yourself to EXPERIMENT!

Page 30 in FOLDER – Habits of Mind.

Reflection: What is the strongest card you have made so far this week? WHY? Use the ART TERMS you know – USE THE BOOKS

Studio Art 360:

Piet Mondrian: Self Portrait – LONG before de Stijl (the Style). http://uploads1.wikiart.org/images/piet-mondrian.jpg!Portrait.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What is ONE QUESTION that you have about this class, the projects, this department, or Mr. Korb?
  • SECONDLY – Look at your TRADING CARDS and answer – What are you doing in your composition to FULLY ACTIVATE the small space? Are you filling the background and taking the composition all the way to the edges, to the corners? How are you thinking about that part of the image? Allow yourself to EXPERIMENT!

Page 30 in FOLDER – Habits of Mind.

Reflection: What is the strongest card you have made so far this week? WHY? Use the ART TERMS you know – USE THE BOOKS

AP Studio Art:

What is YOUR operating manual? https://shelbyfunez.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/artist-dont-quit.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Look through your chapter in the the book again – is there anything else in the chapter that is standing out to you? Is there a way you can work a second or third idea into the current work – cover more topics?

Reflection: REVIEW The ideas with your classmates that you are working on. How do you see the ideas growing from your initial ideas? 

Advanced Drawing:

Richard Dibenkorn: Abstracted Landscape Print. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/01/d0238-richard_diebenkorn.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What is ONE QUESTION that you have about this class, the projects, this department, or Mr. Korb?
  • SECONDLY – Look at your TRADING CARDS and answer – What are you doing in your composition to FULLY ACTIVATE the small space? Are you filling the background and taking the composition all the way to the edges, to the corners? How are you thinking about that part of the image? Allow yourself to EXPERIMENT!

Page 30 in FOLDER – Habits of Mind.

Reflection: What is the strongest card you have made so far this week? WHY? Use the ART TERMS you know – USE THE BOOKS!