#Tuesday and #Sketchbooks – Let’s use #Selfies #StudioArt360 – #Art making for the rest and #Critique while were at it… Sheesh.


52 Every color has an opposite, called a complement. Complementary colors sit opposite one another in the color wheel. Additionally, all colors are affected by the presence of other colors. Even the smallest presence of a complement will enhance the intensity of a color when it is present in the same visual field. The presence of red, for instance, will cause the retina to “seek” green in the other colors present, hereby enhancing all parts of the green spectrum. If you wish to intensify a color in a composition, place some of its complement nearby. This applies to all media. The effective use of color is one of the greatest tools at an artist’s disposal. – Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

STUDIO ART 360: Sketchbook (and Color Scheme)

What STRUGGLES do you have with OBSERVATION? How about VALUE? Did you come to class with your SELFIE MADE and PRINTED? Take your selfie – your entire head needs to be in the photograph and cut out the head, glue it to the sketchbook page, and then give it to a friend. Using the photograph that has been glued down – resolve the rest of the picture with a friend. Let them begin the background and encourage them to DISREGARD to what was in the original background. HAVE FUN with this.

Check out Mica Angela Hendrick’s website – see what her and her daughter can come up with. http://goo.gl/Xiihh1

Mr. Korb and his daughter’s run at this assignment HERE.

Mr. Korb's and his daughter's run at this!
Mr. Korb’s and his daughter’s run at this!

What was the most fun about the sketchbook as it required nothing but creativity for you today? What was challenging in the process for you today?

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Oil Painting Coming Up Soon LAST DAY TO CRIT!

What is one question you have about the process of building a canvas? Ask around and see if your classmates can help you resolve those questions before you begin to build. N: Build a canvas and resolve the drawing.

What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg
What can YOU draw well when it comes to the portrait? Katherine Fox: “Face 3: Self-Portrait” Practice in your sketchbook! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg

Practicing the FACIAL FEATURES is a lot of work. Looking at the few facial features / shapes / forms you have drawn today… what is the #1 Challenge (and WHY) you faced – no pun intended.

Using CONTEMPORARY ARTISTS as your impetus… you will need to RESEARCH a GALLERY ARTIST that is CONTEMPORARY and base your pose on their composition. This might be homework, but it’ll be woth it! http://artviaanderson.weebly.com/theory-and-practice/self-portraits-then-and-now

DRAWING: Ralph Malph (Mouth)


When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?

Ouch! https://i0.wp.com/ih1.redbubble.net/image.7138760.9464/flat,1000x1000,075,f.jpg
Ouch! http://ih1.redbubble.net/image.7138760.9464/flat,1000×1000,075,f.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth? 



AP STUDIO ART: Website and Uploads!

What are two things (specifically) that you have accomplished during your past week as you’ve worked on your CONCENTRATION? Write out the IDEA behind your work and then SHARE the story with your classmate and MORE IMPORTANTLY – ON THE SITE – Let’s log in.


With ALL that is going on these past two weeks – and little input from me… what have you accomplished VISUALLY and / or TECHNOLOGICALLY?

THURSDAY! TYPE up a 200 word MAXIMUM page to introduce yourself and describe the work you have created – how can you help the author understand the image / artwork you created in response to their story? In case you need to RELISTEN… https://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure 


#MidWeek in the #Art #Studio – #FourThings to help you make #GreatART

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

Mr Korb’s Spring Break Photographs HERE!

Drawing: PORTRAITS! Let’s get BACK to it!

I LOVE your hair! http://rapidfireart.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/how-to-draw-realistic-hair-featured-RFA-comp-534×280.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • How is the Hair Line and DIRECTION of hair a different feature to draw than any other feature of the head? What struggles do you see that you have had in the drawing of hair in the past?

Reflection: What successes did YOU have today in the drawing of hair? How can you use this new skill (or old skill) to make your work stronger in the future?

Studio Art 360: COLLAGE POEMS



  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What do you currently know about using CLAY? Take 1 minute and 30 seconds and write down EVERYTHING you can think of when it comes to clay.
    • Slide Show Link Here 
    • Photos of Collages HERE

Reflection: What are three challenges you see translating your collage into the ceramic Bas Relief Sculpture?

AP Studio Art: Online Uploads and PHOTOS

AP Studio Art Portfolio Days! Consider all the portfolios from around the world! http://www.angryboar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/12/amazon_warehouse_12.jpg


  • Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • What NEW images do you have to upload to the website? How many works do you need to upload to the AP Website? Today we are working.

Reflection: What did working on the AP Site give you new insight to about your work? Any NEW thoughts? 


The geusture drawing a la Vincent Van Gogh: http://www.vangoghgallery.com/catalog/image/1649r/Sheet-with-Numerous-Figure-Sketches.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • How do you feel about the idea of making these gesture drawings? You saw Mr. Korb draw yesterday… what are your initial reactions to the idea of the drawing?
  • Look at the GESTURE DRAWING YouTube by Mr. Korb…

Reflection: What strengths did you develop in your drawing today? What three things do you look at with your drawing and say – “Hey… that’s not so bad!”

AP Studio Art Exam Results are In, and I am confused…

Art is...
Art is…

That time of the year is upon us and the Advanced Placement Studio Art Exam grades are in… I hope the portfolios make it back in time. I am, as always, a bit surprised by the evaluations… this year especially surprised. While the year was filled with great ups and some downs, the production of the portfolio always fills me with pride in the workings of the young artists. I am VERY proud of all the artists (whether you took the exam or didn’t) in the final products that you assembled. That said, more than the products that you have produced, I am proud of the process that you went through in the learning how to make your art. I saw NEW and BOLD ideas come out of the hands and minds of the AP Artists (and to be honest I CANNOT understand the rationale behind some of the scores that were reported). Stepping out of the box, out of the expected and “traditional” or “textbook” of the art room is what I encourage – and cannot talk about enough.

Congratulations to all of WUHS AP Studio Artists and be proud of the work you have produced. Take a look at the scores, take a look at the portfolios you created and reflect on the strengths and the shortcomings to try and understand the final numbers. If you have any questions, do not be afraid to contact me… I can try and work through the questions with you.

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!


  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


  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?)  


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


  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?

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