Red Yellow and Blue Liz… Thanks Andy!

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Art Foundations: GRIDS and ANDY WARHOL

Elizabeth Taylor – What color scheme did WARHOL use? http://markmasuoka.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/andy-warhol-liz-yellow-kunstmuseum-basel-the-early-sixties.jpg

Andy Warhol and POP ART

Goals:

  1. 1.2 How are you using the ideas of RATIOS to transfer your IMAGE UP to a larger size? (grid and drawing – then to painting)
  2. 6.1 How might someone NOT in art use RATIOS in the rest of their life –  Mathematical Ratios and Transferring ideas?

What are the challenges you have been having with this process? What colors have you begun using and how easy / hard has this been for you?.Did you need or offer help from / to a classmate? Collaboration is ESSENTIAL to solving problems

Drawing: Last Genius Day day…

LAST DAY! What do you need to do? Come On… Pull it together! http://lh5.ggpht.com/-7oxR6e_pVhY/UxyFLAEwOGI/AAAAAAAAB_U/Fii4x2O415M/Slide6_thumb%25255B1%25255D.jpg

Goals:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

So, How are you doing TODAY? Are you needing HOURS tonight? Do not forget to PRACTICE your presentation. Talk to your neighbor about the process.

AP Studio Art: DUCHAMP at the last day – PRESENT TOMORROW!

Here she comes…. http://classic.education.wisc.edu/art108/_images/fullsized/1309fs.jpg

Goals:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – WHY is this of value to you? What are you learning? What’s happening in your brain about art?

Are you in a resolution stage for this artwork? Are you struggling with it? How are you dealing with the NEGATIVE space?  

Consumerism POPS in the Arts!

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Art Foundations: Color Schemes REBOOT / Grid and the Drawing

Andy Warhol and POP ART. Repetition of the image. Click on the IMAGE to read about WARHOL and the SOUP CAN. http://www.phaidon.com/resource/243936733-91ad4940d7-z.jpg

Goals:

  1. 3.2 Apply ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines through Mathematical Ratios and Transferring images / blending colors.

What challenges are you finding as you begin this n this process of transferring images? Are you able to use MATH to begin the GRID process?

Drawing: Genius Week – Present on Friday

What’s your GENIUS IDEA? http://media-cache-ec0.pinimg.com/236x/b9/a4/9f/b9a49f5d93178ae8a66d1568b5085095.jpg

Goals:

  1. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly – How are you?

Share your ideas with ONE classmate and WRITE in your BINDER – What have I accomplished today. What am I doing / knowing better today than I was yesterday?

AP Studio Art: Duchamp… How is the Drawing? Positive Negative Space? Figure / Ground Relationships?

What’s Duchamp doing to the ART WORLD? http://www.artnews.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/article-2400.jpg

Goals:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (How have the solutions been coming along? Are you able to stay focused on the GOALS you are hoping to accomplish with this drawing? How is it going?) Go ahead and DESCRIBE your thoughts!

Are you in a resolution stage for this artwork? Are you struggling with it? How are you dealing with the NEGATIVE space?

POP goes the Art World… What images are POPULAR today?

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Art Foundations: Color Schemes

 

Goals:

  1. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials.

What color scheme would it be if… examples of colors?

Drawing: Genius WEEK…

 

Goals:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork – Maybe you are already into one of the solutions – is it powerful enough?

Share your ideas with ONE classmate and WRITE in your BINDER – What have I accomplished today. What am I doing / knowing better today than I was yesterday?

AP Studio Art: Moving Through Space and Time – in one drawing.

 

Goals:

  1. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale, 5.5.2 ideas and, 5.5.3 opinions – What is the message – question – idea you are trying to work through? Explain your thoughts…

What do you feel is different about treating this DRAWING from last week and transforming it into an ARTWORK?  

Who’s descending the staircase? Could it be YOU?

#Goals – POSTING TIME CHANGE – 7:00 AM versus 6:00 AM – MORE TO RT on Twitter!

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Art Foundations: Working on Colors


Goals:

  1. 1.4 Define color schemes using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? QUIZ one another on the names, types and relationships of the colors. (5, 9)  – CREATE A CLC SHEET ASAP MONDAY! Assignment – FOR WEDNESDAY – Bring in a PHOTOGRAPH / Advertisement of a POPULAR CULTURE IMAGE (product, celebrity, OBJECT – Not a Drawing / Cartoon… Something that is of interest to you.

Drawing: Genius Hour


Goals:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements), 1.4.2 synthesis (put all the parts of a work together to form a whole), 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork)

Share your ideas with ONE classmate and WRITE in your BINDER – What have I accomplished today. What am I doing / knowing better today than I was yesterday?

AP Studio Art: Duchamp is in your Head!


Goals:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges – NOW STOP and think about the GOAL you have for this ARTWORK – WRITE IT DOWN.  Same colors  Duchamp used. White, black, sanguine.

What do you feel is different about treating this DRAWING from last week and transforming it into an ARTWORK?  

Reflection and Learning about your Artwork!

What you fail with, using GRIT and DETERMINATION, success can develop! http://lawyerkm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Success-Failure-crop-Depositphotos_3425083_original.jpg

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

REMEMBER – Goals are a Changing – JUST A SMIDGE – It is becoming a lot more thoughtful and less VERBATIM! Read the Goal – Read my questions – Write your thoughts and reflections – Let’s  take a moment to visit the CHANGES!

Art Foundations: Let’s Finish, Hand In, Photograph, and CRITIQUE your artwork

What are you doing to make your work (and yourself) look its best? http://alistapart.com/d/topic-illustrations/industry_2.jpg

View Your Pastel Drawings HERE

Critique Sheet / Questions HERE

Oil Pastel Drawing - Thanks Breanna!
Oil Pastel Drawing – Thanks Breanna!

Goals:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals*  Looking at your artwork – judgement time – what are the successful aspects of the work and what are the unsuccessful aspects of the work. Time for self evaluation and artist statement.

REREAD the work you have done for today. What do you need to make more concise for tomorrow? What do you need to expand on? Share the ideas / challenges with your neighbors.

Drawing: What did you do and how did you do it? Working with a pair – let’s critique and WRITE!

What do I MEAN when I color a triangle yellow? http://www.jorgeramses.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/kandinsky.jpg

Remember the Neue Gallerie in NYC and the Degenerate Art Exhibition! Very Cool Site and Show!

Paul Klee – Degenerate Art? http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/13/1394725009303/Paul-Klee-1879-1940-The-A-001.jpg

Goals:

  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding –   What are the similarities and differences in your ideas and Kandinsky’s IDEAS / TECHNIQUES?

How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?)  

LINKS TO WORK WITH TODAY and TOMORROW!

AP Studio Art: Time to begin PRESENTING your 5 Best Works! Welcome back Carmel.

CAN YOU use a ruler? Are you going to be able to cut a / draw a straight line? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ma6.jpg

Goals:

  1. 6.3 use techniques of art with those from other disciplines and present your work 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art in which works you choose as “Quality” What are the QUALITIES that you are going to be looking at as you select your 5 best works of art for the QUALITY portion of your portfolio?

What did you struggle with in the process of mounting your artwork today? How do you need to improve your techniques? What ONE thing do you need to do better or practice on?

Through awareness of gratitude, you can improve so much in life. I am grateful for…

“Gratitude is the sign of noble souls.” – Aesop

How do you benefit from gratitude?

Art Foundations: Critique and DRAW!

What might you do to ramp up your city scape / country scape / neighborhood / interior drawing?

Goals:

  1. 2.1 Form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings.
  2. 5.3 Describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques

Self – evaluation of the writing for the day – What did you find NEW in your work that you forgot you did well or struggled with?

Advanced Drawing: RESOLVE the drawing

What have you got to finish up today? How have you advanced in your understanding of color and composition?

Goals:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas 5.5.3 opinions (what was the / is the message you were trying to deliver in your work? What did you hope to / actually learned in the process?)

What are some of the conversational bits that you will take from the brief comments you have at the end of today’s class and put into use in the FORMAL written critiques? Written Critiques DUE MONDAY (OR EARLIER). Use the following GOAL to help you write your final critique: How did you 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you used.

AP Studio Art: CHALLENGE of the Concentration and Still Life

Arshile Gorky – What’s the development of his work? Do you think it happened in 9 months?

Goals:

  1. 5.3 describe rationale of breadth works by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques (WHAT IS THE ELEMENT / PRINCIPLE that you are focused on?).
  2. If you had to write a PERSONAL GOAL for today… what would you write? Go ahead and write it.

Review the CONCENTRATION works you have developed at this point and answer (online) the two questions for the PORTFOLIO IN YOUR ONLINE PORTFOLIO. What did you accomplish this week? What do you need to do over the break to be FINISHED with these two works?

Happy Homecoming Day Waterford! Remember where you came from 20 years from now!

Cheerleader Korb - Ready to Cheer!
Cheerleader Korb – Ready to Cheer!
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I’ve got spirit! Yes I do! I’ve got spirit! How ’bout YOU?

“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.

Let us go to the studio and PAINT!

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Art Foundations – Draw in Continuous Line, Painting Patterns with Watercolor, Assemble Final Artworks

Check out how this artist used VALUE through the use of line. How are YOU doing the same?

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing use of contour line and pattern.
  2. (3.2) apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges.

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.

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Advanced Drawing: Final day to work on PAPER BAG MANNEQUIN drawing – Take it home to finish if you need to.

Last day to check your values and artwork… how’s it gone?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 RESOLVE and DEFEND the visual challenges you set up using 1.4.2. synthesis (assembling the various parts that build up the up the artwork / subject matter from its basic elements).

What was your plan for the paper bag / mannequin drawing that you began two weeks ago? Did you meet of exceed that goal? Did you fall short? What did you learn and what can you take away and use in the next work?

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AP Studio Art: CRITIQUE – What do you need to say about your work? What can you say? What were you TRYING to say? Do you want some help? Check HERE.

WHAT DO I HAVE TO SAY ABOUT MY WORK?

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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PEP ASSEMBLY SCHEDULE

1st hour 7:25AM-8:05AM
2nd hour 8:10AM-8:45AM
3rd hour 8:50AM-9:25AM
4th hour 9:30AM-10:05AM
6th hour 10:10AM-10:45AM
5AB hour 10:50AM-11:45AM
A Lunch 10:45AM-11:15AM
B Lunch 11:15AM-11:45AM
C Lunch 11:45AM -12:15PM
5BC 11:20AM -12:15PM
7th hour 12:20PM -12:55PM
8th hour 1:00PM -1:30PM

34 works of art in 50 seconds… Thanks Southampton Art Fair and Blouin Art Info for the Inspiration

It seems like I have been on a two week sabbatical… it has been busy and I am glad to be back.

Thanks to the Inspiration of Blouin Art Info‘s Southampton Art Fair (the Third and LARGEST art fair in Southampton), and the 60 works in 60 seconds video produced to publicize the show (Link Here). I present to you 34 Works of Art in 50 seconds. The video of my works (with music presented by YouTube – Thanks) I offer a brief glimpse of the works currently on display (and for sale) at Cafe LuLu in the Bay View neighborhood of Milwaukee, WI. If you happen to be in the neighborhood – please stop in and take a look. If you are in Southampton, do the same for their show!

Making Plans to Create an “One Week Painting”

"I Will Fill It With Splendid Gifts," 2013, Art*Bar.
“I Will Fill It With Splendid Gifts,” 2013, Art*Bar.

Once a year, I get the opportunity to create a temporary artwork at the Art*Bar in Milwaukee, WI. The Art*Bar is exactly what it sounds like, a Bar that has no wall advertising for the adult beverages that it serves, but rather walls full of real, live, legitimate Art (with a capital A). To see MORE of my art and the PURCHASE MORE of my art (nudge nudge…) please visit frankkorb.com and get in tough with me through my e-mail there.

After September 11, 2001 occurred, and the world was still reeling from the shock, “Don Krause, then 42, took the event as a personal wake-up call and sought out a place to cultivate his Riverwest dream, to create a unique tavern. “I never told anyone what I was working on and I didn’t know when it was going to open,” says Krause. “I had never done anything like it before.” All he knew was how to create a good atmosphere, developed from his eight years as an interior designer at Ethan Allen.” (Putz, http://urbanmilwaukee.com/2013/05/27/taverns-artbar-is-a-painters-paradise/). Thank heavens Krause had this vision and was able to follow through with it. (As a side note: Please visit the a fore mentioned article / link about the Art*Bar. It is amazing how SMALL the world is. Nastasia Putz was a one semester student of mine YEARS ago and has now made her marks in the world of journalism. It is funny how people circle in and out of one’s life. Thanks for the conversation Nastasia – great article!)

10 years fast forward (and 10 paintings of my own at the Art*Bar) we arrive at July 7, 2013. Ok, the math doesn’t work out quite right, but the Art*Bar has been around for 10 years now… Walking into the space, I arrive with a start and see that the traditional scaffolding that usually holds the artist for the evening above the 3′ x 5′ canvas above the door is missing. This happened to me last year also, but it was just that the scaffolding had been forgotten about. This year… the scaffolding is gone and the canvas is propped up on a table awaiting the new ideas of the arriving artist.

Previous work by Jason Roberts (I think... sorry Jason).
Previous work by Jason Roberts (I think… sorry Jason).

The idea behind the “One Week Painting” that I have created and planned on creating is such an ingenious idea of temporary art, I have carried it into (or rather just outside of) my high school classroom. For one small amount of time (8 hours) a painting is created and then hangs for one week. After that week, another artist comes in and reworks, incorporates, or completely obliterates the previous weeks work and a NEW work is presented for the week. This happens for 51 weeks and then the final week a PARTY is held for the 51 artists who took part. Slide show of all the year’s paintings is projected, prints of the works are hanging on the large metal / magnet wall, and Don’s favorite 10 are printed / frames and hanging in the prominent place  around the bar. I have had the fortune to be a “favorite” twice in my 9 previous year… maybe 3 times… I’ll have to check my CV.

“Controversial Backdrop Sought” from 2012 at the Art*Bar.

Not entirely certain as to the direction I was planning on going, I prepared with some supplies of recycled drop papers, coffee filters, and my faith in the Bible pages I base most of my artworks over. I stepped into the establishment with supplies in hand, my trusty buckets and milk crates of paints, ready to attack, or at least gently work the painting from the previous week into my thoughts for the current week. The 6 hours I needed on July 7 were full of “What do I do NOW,” “How to solve that issue,” and “I think this is going to work, I have got it.” Here is the process of the 6 hours of making a “One Week Painting” at the Art*Bar.