This is the #LastWeek of the #Semester – #Work and #Art needs to be done!

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peal

Drawing: Landscape and the work of David Hockney

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

Look at your series – What are your thoughts about your techniques / compositions? N: Mark making and process over product. Emphasize the ideas of the mark making and observation.

David Hockney Drawing:

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?

David Hockney Landscape Drawing: The Guardian Newspaper link HERE

Studio Art 360: Collage and Gallery hanging

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

What do you think about when you hear the work COLLAGE? We are going to look at 4 different artists this week and make ONE simple collage each. Della Wells, Romare Bearden, Richard Hamilton, and Kara Walker (began with Pablo Picasso and George Braque).

Della Wells and collage:

What kinds of messages might you be communicating with the ideas of collage? How can you throw the normal rules of art making out the window?


AP Studio Art: Critique

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

As you look at the work in front of you, what element / principle stands out in your ARTWORK? What element / principle from your music are you trying to explain THROUGH your artwork.

Calvin and Hobbes Critiquing Art.

Continue to develop ideas for the works as you move along. We are doing a SHORT Short project Wednesday – Friday – How will this break help you?

9 Days until #Break! So much to do.

Constantine Brancusi “Bird in Space”

#90 “You can condense, but you cannot simplify.” —Ann Lauterbach, personal conversation: The world is infinitely complex, and any attempt to simplify, which means the elimination of contradictory elements, will fail to capture that complexity. One can, however, attempt to compress or condense those elements into a more abbreviated or altered form. That is the role of metaphor. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing and Transfer it up to the Canvas




1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 8 1/4″, 9 5/8″, 11″, 12 3/8″

 are HERE!

Looking at the portrait of yourself that you have created a tracing of, what portion of the face do you feel is going to be the most challenging to transfer ONE SQUARE AT A TIME and WHY?

Andy Warhol:

How many squares did you get transferred up to the canvas today? COUNT THEM and do some math. 88 squares minus what you got done today… this is what you have left. How much more for this week? 

What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?

ASSIGNED DATES ON THE SAW – You’re ALL getting a day! Canvas BUILT by Friday!



What is the color scheme you have chosen for you composition? Please explain WHY you are headed that direction and THEN explain it to a classmate.

NPG 6185; Harold Pinter by Justin Mortimer
“Harold Pinter” Justin Mortimer:

What is the ONE big challenge you will have in the process of building a canvas? What are TWO strengths in the planning of your painting?

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!


Take a HARD LOOK AT YOUR DRAWING and determine what you need to focus on in the next 46 minutes. WRITE IT OUT!

Alexi Von Jawlenski: Spaniard with Red Scarf:

What did you accomplish with your drawing today? Are there aspects of your goal at the beginning of the hour that you accomplished? Didn’t accomplish? Why? Explain.

AP STUDIO ART: Crit – Figure Drawing then the Concentration AGAIN!


On your GALLERY Images: “Title,” Your Name, Height” x Width”, Medium, Year. DO THIS NOW so it is EASIER in May. I am disappointed that Friday came and went and some are NOT done. Zero’s are SET, you can earn points again later…

As you look at the work in front of you, what element / principle stands out in your ARTWORK? What have you taken away from this process of OBSERVATION and REWORKING the ideas in your drawing? How can you use these ideas as you move forward in your CONCENTRATION?

Calvin and Hobbes Critiquing Art.

What did working on the figure drawing do for you in the process of developing /  articulating yourself through your artwork?



#Tuesday back from #SpringBreak – I hope you are UP and AT IT!

“Imagination is more important than knowledge.” – Albert Einstein


Mr. Korb’s Spring Break – Check it out HERE!

AP Studio Art: Duchamp and YOUR Nude Descending a Staircase

Calvin – You’re so clever!


  • 8.1Ad: Analyze differing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works in order to select and defend a plausible critical analysis.
  • What do YOU feel an audience might think as they examine your artwork? Write out 3 ideas that might pop into their heads

What are 3 things YOU FEEL are working about your drawing? 

Advanced Drawing: Bauhaus and FRAMING up the work


Bauhaus by Kandinsky – What do you see as his work pulled together and the commonalities in your work?


  • 7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, timeframe, or culture.
  • What are the COMMONALITIES of ALL your work? Write out three COMMON IDEAS you see throughout.

What are three things YOU CONTRIBUTED to the conversation today – If your’s was spoken about – what are 3 things you heard about yours that you didn’t see earlier?

Drawing: Graffiti and Fauvism


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Take a look at your previous week’s works – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro and color to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation? Previous works from past classes. 

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes

Can you see common color groupings in these works? How do they individually work?


  •  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.
  • What images have you brought in today or are you thinking about using for this project? Why are these products important to you? How do you feel they fit into the experiences of the rest of society? Popular Culture?

 What color scheme does this advertisement use and WHY?

Can you RESOLVE your work and be grateful for where you’ve taken it?


“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

What are you grateful for?

Art Foundations: Critique – Description and Analysis / DRAW!

How are you going to RESOLVE your image… or is it perfect like Calvin?


  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – CRIT!

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. 8 Minutes before the end of class… Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing

Advanced Drawing: Describe and Analyze… DRAW!

Resolve the OIL PASTEL. What are you still needing to do? One more day? Are you done now? If you are… can you polish it up? Start a new one for a 2 day project?


  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. NETS: TONIGHT Use digital media to work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning – Have you begun?

What are some of the conversational bits that you will take from the critiques and put into use in the FORMAL written critiques? Written Critiques DUE MONDAY.


What are you focused on? Can we see growth?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to the CONCENTRATION you have begun.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of your images and ideas and how they work with your concentration.

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow? What are your RESOURCES and STRUGGLES? Where are you GROWING? Are you?

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