#Sketchbook #Tuesday in the #Art #Studio (#Perspective)

Ten Things You MUST Give Up To Move Forward – Stephen Covey

Drawing: Thumbnails and Composition!

Boxes and Objects – perspective, sighting in – Insode Outside Space… http://payload132.cargocollective.com/1/8/267741/4958137/06%20Drawing%20on%20Paper%20-%20Boxes_905.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Most young artists work with their FIRST idea and that’s it. What might the benefit be to begin with MORE ideas?

Reflection: What skills, tools, ideas, compositional ideas do you hope to come up with this year in Drawing? What do you feel you will be able to improve on regarding the skills you have currently? 

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook!

Tony Smith Sculpture at the Matthew Marks Gallery. NYC. http://1vze7o2h8a2b2tyahl3i0t68.wpengine.netdna-cdn.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/Smith_2015-NYC_Installs_01.jpg INTERVIEW from ARTnews.


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What is the difference between shape and form? There are a FEW OTHER terms we are going to cover in the book – terms that help up TALK about art. 

Reflection: What is the benefit of taking the time to KNOW about 1 and 2 point perspective as an Artist?

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – DUE THURSDAY!

FEAR your ART! AAARGHHHH! http://cdnstatic.visualizeus.com/thumbs/7b/c5/art,fear,horror,photography,baby,atmosphere-7bc5d916aaa91183f908487153e43575_h.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Step back from your work and examine it from a distance. What is SUCCESSFUL about the composition? N: Reflect on deepening your ideas about the work. 

Reflection: Look at page 30 in your folder. What are you doing as an ARTIST (use the Habits of an artist) to make your work strong?

Advanced Drawing: Fast Food Nation.

Audrey Flack – REALISM – For you? Maybe not yet. http://www.audreyflack.com/af/photorealism/2.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What has been the hardest part of using values for you? Share this with your neighbor and write your struggles in your goals page.

Reflection: How is the progress of the thumbnails going thus far? What are you doing successfully? Where are you struggling? Have you come up with a composition that you can GLUE DOWN on the WHITE ILLUSTRATION BOARD so the ideas are the same tomorrow?

#Wednesday and #PleinAir #Painting – #Resolution

Plein Air Painting

Michael Pintar painting: watercolor on Paper: http://www.michaelpintar.com/uploads/5/9/7/7/5977541/4948591_orig.jpg
  • NVAS: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Question to begin with: How have you changed your views of Waterford and the surrounding areas over the past four weeks? Please explain your answer. How do you feel your VIEWERS will think about Waterford based on the images you have created? Why?

End of the Day (CLASS) Reflection (use Google Drive to answer this one): TONIGHT… Think about ALL that we have done these past four weeks. Stop and consider EVERYTHING that you have learned from these experiences. I am concerned about the experiences and opportunities you have had, taken, made, experienced… all of it. With a one page paper (Google Drive: Share it with fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us, 12 point font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced, Standard Margins) and write out three paragraphs. First paragraph – is about all that you were hoping to learn and experience in the course. Second paragraph is about WHAT you REALLY learned and experienced (allow yourself to use you past reflections and writing as well as examples of artwork from your body of work to better explain yourself). Final paragraph is a concluding statement – what you hope to continue doing, using, experimenting, exploring, etc… with your artwork. It doesn’t matter if you EVER paint en plein air again, this experience is going to put you over the top! Top of the paper – CENTERED and BOLD – type: Your First and Last name and then under it type Artist’s Statement. Like this:

#Monday! Let’s explore #Acrylics

Plein Air Painting: Shelby Keefe and Plein Air Acrylics

Shelby Keefe’s Painting – Milwaukee based painter. http://pleinaireaston.com/sites/default/files/styles/large/public/artwork/keefe%2001.jpg?itok=rPmhsftN
  • NVAS: 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Question to begin with: What are three aspects of Plein Air Painting you feel are enjoyable? What are two challenges that you face with painting outdoors? What is one thing that you will remember about the class when school starts up again?

What challenges (3) do you think that acrylics will pose DIFFERENTLY than watercolors did? What 2 benefits do you think acrylics will offer you over watercolors?

#EndOTheWeek for you… time to PAINT!

Plein Air Painting: A Day For Yourself?

This Weekend in NYC at the Whitney… Edward Hopper’s “Early Sunday Morning” Click on the PAINTING to listen about THIS painting… then let’s look at more of Hopper’s Work.
  • NVAS: 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Question to begin with: How have you seen a dramatic change in your approach to painting since you began this class? Are you tighter with your painting or looser? Are you more anxious about the process or have you relaxed about the process? Explain your answers please.

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): As you look back on the paintings and reflections from the week, what are you most proud of? What are the three strongest aspects of the paintings that you have completed this week? What are two compositional styles that you are really seeing as dominant in how you set up your paintings? What is one thing you would like to focus on as you create a couple of plein air paintings this weekend? Homework is 2 or more plein air paintings all on your own. Remember that this is suppose to be FUN – so get out there and enjoy your works.

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?


  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?


  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?


  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?

What are you THANKFUL for?

2013 Open Canvas Art Event – Milwaukee WI

“You won’t be happy with more until you’re happy with what you’ve got.” – Viki King (author, writer, speaker)

What are YOU thankful for? Take 30 seconds and write out 3 things you are thankful for.

Art Foundations 2D: Intro to Critiquing, 2 Point Perspective

What are YOU incorporating into your city / neighborhood / interior?


  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. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

What was the success in today’s drawing? What was the challenge?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished? WHY are you successful or unsuccessful with this artwork?

Advanced Drawing: Drawing and Evaluation

How are you using pastels? How did Degas?


  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 (Begin your crit.)

What was the success in today’s first portion of the critique? What did you see when you ANALYZED your work? What was the surprising to you?  What were the goals we have had over the past couple of weeks that you feel you have accomplished? WHY are you successful or unsuccessful with this artwork?

AP Studio Art: Still Life and Concentration (and WEB Design)

So… what are you worried about?


  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?  Developing Still Life works, concentration work. How can you develop your OWN voice?

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.


  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.


  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

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