A good day to #MakeGoodImpressions and #CeramicBoxes with#LinoleumPrints

Don’t ever forget that a small group of thoughtful people can change the world, it’s the only thing that ever has. Aaron Sorkin, Writer and Producer.

Get Out Your Handbooks – Page 16!

Ceramics 1: Let’s continue with our boxes!

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Assignment Sheet is in your GOOGLE CLASSROOM (as always) and HERE.
Small Ceramic Box with Lid and Feet:https://i.pinimg.com/originals/09/ac/53/09ac53130e34d0e9f1dba42d1262bff1.jpg
  • This has been a good week of work. We started with drawing out our plants, cutting into our linoleum, and resolving them for printing. We have also worked with creating successful slabs by rolling them out for today. Finally, today we took all of that information and put it all together successfully and you’ve resolved your boxes. What are three things about this process that you initially struggled with but in the end found a sense of success, accomplishment with? Write it out and then share it with your neighbor. Have a great weekend!


#FinallyFriday and #MakeArt Time

What you must express in your drawing is not “what model you had,” but “what were your sensations,” and you select from what is visual of the model the traits that best express you. – Robert Henri

Drawing: Get to WORK – DRAW – FOCUS

A Different look at Gorgio Morandi’s Work: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/193/w500h420/CRI_151193.jpg


  •  1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • How have you changed in your personal drawing process since you have begun this drawing? How are you drawing DIFFERENTLY than you did PRIOR to this Drawing?

Reflection: Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days?  What is the biggest success you have accomplished this week? Where are you struggling?

Studio Art 360: FORM and EXAMPLES!

Still Life you can work towards…  http://img05.deviantart.net/353a/i/2013/211/c/6/boxes_still_life_by_spattergroits-d6fy7xj.jpg


  • 9.1P: Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.
  • What did you do to make the BEST USE of the materials, composition, CHARACTER in your artwork? Get out your RUBRICS from the beginning of the work and let’s look over what you have done well, need work on, learned.

Reflection: What did looking back on your ARTWORK do to help you understand your activity as an artist? Skills? Process? Anything else?  Use the ART TERMS you know.

AP Studio Art: Work Of Art! 

Nils-Udo – Art IN nature and FROM nature: https://jmmathenyblog.files.wordpress.com/2013/04/robinia-leaf-swing.jpg


  • 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 has been successful for your outdoor work? What has FAILED you? Where do you need to go from here?

Reflection: With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing? Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

Advanced Drawing: 

How is this working like YOUR drawing? http://chriseddins.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/paperbagstilllife-300×225.jpg


  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • What skills do you feel you are using that you came to class with – skills you rely on ALWAYS as you move into this drawing?

Reflection:  What has been your most successful are of this drawing today? Any NEW techniques, approaches, ideas you have learned with this?

While Mr. #Korb is away… the #Artists will work REALLY HARD!

“Spectacular achievement is always preceded by unspectacular preparation.” —Robert H. Schuller





Studio Art 360 – FORMS and DRAWING – Shadows and CHIAROSCURO

Morandi’s Objects! Just Like Your Objects!

COMPOSITION EXAMPLES! Let’s see how to set up a composition!


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Take a LONG HARD LOOK at your composition. What is happening with the FIGURE? The GROUND? The POSITIVE SPACE? The NEGATIVE SPACE?

How did the drawing go today? What do you see as a STRUGGLE – Problema – in this composition?

Painting and AP VIDEO – Start Here!

Painting: HALLWAYS!

Have you EVER seen this hallway? This can be a goal to design a space like this for game play… first – let’s practice! (HALO by the way).


  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What do you struggle with when drawing hallways, perspective FROM REAL LIFE? think about the rules of perspective that you may have learned in Art Foundations class… SHARE WHAT YOU REMEMBER ABOUT THE RULES?

What challenges did you have with the hallways? What perspective challenged you more that others?

AP Studio Art: Hands and Feet – CONTINUOUS LINE!

This is the BEGINNING! What can you do to take it even FURTHER?
  • 7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.
  • What does it mean to be an artist? What are your BIGGEST FEARS about producing art and “being” an artist? – TOMORROW – Art and FEAR!

What is challenging about the process of continuous line drawing? What do you see differently by doing this? How does it help / hurt you to see the object in front of you?

#Friday and you are making #Upcycled, #Individual, and a #Series of #Artworks

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


Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

Richard Serra and his minimalist sculpture. http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81294 – Let’s take a look at the video!


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?

Last 10 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the CRITIQUE SHEET I gave you. Walk Clockwise and in serpentine fashion (I’ll demonstrate) around the room and take in the work that is in front of you. Like musical chairs, stop when I say stop and make 5 REAL COMMENTS on 5 different classmates work. What is working? What is NOT working? Last 3 minutes… Read your comments – write a BRIEF response to a classmates comments.

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Elizabeth Peyton – MoMA Collection! Let’s see the body of work you can see this weekend in NYC! http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A8042&page_number=1&template_id=6&sort_order=1


  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • What Freedoms and Responsibilities did you take as you chose the images / ideas you created?

As we look at your body of works, what is it that ties them all together? What is it that you can see as your voice starting to come out?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Let’s go to NYC! Dwight Moore and his paintings can take us there if we can’t all really go… http://www.dwigmore.com/marsh_exhibit.html


  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues
  • What have you been considering as you have redesigned the images / composition as you’ve planned out your painting?

Look around at the work collages laid out around the room. See if you can figure out what they may be saying about themselves in the art. Write down a brief description of their work on the stick notes I have provided. Refelct on what has been written and then have a conversation about the meaning… Were you right? DO NOT CRITIQUE the work of a classmate that you have been working next to the whole time… SERIOUSLY!

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: 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. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.


Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday

Communicate through Observation and Creation! MAKE ART!

“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: Goals / What is Art? / Book

Have you seen Shephard Fairey’s anywhere? Look around the school and I GUARANTEE you will see his work on Hats and T-Shirts and Sweatshirts… A Communicator in your time. http://farm1.static.flickr.com/219/512917423_9c949194df.jpg


  1. (1.4) create, define, and solve visual challenges using (1.4.1) analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements – LINE)
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and understand the ideas of communication.

What sort of MESSAGE do you think he was trying to communicate? What sort of messages might YOU try to communicate with art? How can you use these skills outside of an art class?

Drawing: Compositions / Observation on the still life.

Multiple solutions to the visual problems… how are YOU handling the ideas of the boxes in front of you? http://payload132.cargocollective.com/1/8/267741/4958137/06%20Drawing%20on%20Paper%20-%20Boxes_905.jpg


  1. Apply drawing media with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to Chiaroscuro and Observation (Shape and Form)

How did using sighting in help you with the initial drawing process? How is being AWARE of the process helpful in SEEING the objects more clearly?

AP Studio Art: Last 2 Concentrations / Photograph “Sailors and Whales” and 1 Paragraph

CONCENTRATION – What are you doing? What are you doing out of class? What are you ADVANCING in? http://www.art-life.com/MOCA/gillette/portfolio1/images/portfolio1.jpg


  1. Work on (1.2) creating concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use. (P)
  2. What is the rationale – the reason – the meaning behind your work (Of Sailors and Whales) – Typed up and SHARED in Google Drive TODAY!

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere?

Welcome Back! Let’s get things rolling RIGHT AWAY! Move Forward!

Whatever the situation is, whatever challenges you have… never give up – keep moving forward! http://www.centralnccouncilbsa.com/OrgsRichTextImages/2390/martinlutherkingjr.jpeg

CALENDAR – Look to the side of the screen. This is there to help you know your due dates and assignments. Subscribe to the Google Calendar. This webpage is a TOOL for you to use – search through it – explore it – look under YOUR class… see what there is to see.

Art Foundations: Line – What is Art?

What is ART? What can you do with it? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/what_is_art.jpg


  1. Work on creating multiple visual solutions to the ideas of the Elements of Art and Principles of Design

What did you learn about your neighbors? What did you learn about yourself? What did you learn about you and your classmates think about art?

Drawing: Still Life and OBSERVATION

Look at what you are drawing – BE OBSERVANT – Know your angles and shapes and relationships. DRAW! http://jetantonio.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2010/11/box.jpg


  1. Work on creating multiple solutions to Chiaroscuro and Shape Study.

What did you accomplish with your first few thumbnail drawings about the boxes? What do you hope to accomplish in DRAWING?

AP Studio Art: Review your concentration – SKETCHES and MEANING

Can we hang a show? Can you speak about your work? Can you be confident in yourself? http://www.freewebs.com/colemangallery/Coleman%20Gallery.jpg


  1. Know about (1.1) communicating your ideas clearly
  2. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to your next set of works –  Sketchbook PRELIMINARY – Collected on FRIDAY – WHAT ARE YOU COMMUNICATING WITH THIS?

Think about your exams – what were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam.

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