#Feedback about the #Best part of the Year!

Bullying
Bullying

Q: What do you like best about this class and / or teacher?

  • Its fun and you get to express yourself though your art… I also like that you play music for us
  • You get to do what you want in your pieces of art. It’s all about what we feel.
  • Learning new things about art everyday! I liked the themes of the projects we did.
  • Class was kind of a time to relax and just make art–I looked forward to it everyday.
  • I really enjoyed art because i learned a lot in it and we got to try many different things and mr. korb is an excellant teacher [sic. I encourage spelling checks but… thank you]
  • The best part of this class is the open environment it provides.
  • Mr. Korb let us back up our work and expressed our thoughts. By doing this, Mr. Korb saw maybe what we were trying to do and grade off of that. By reflecting on our artwork, we can back up our thoughts, which helped my grade a lot. He let us express our thoughts and ways of doing things.
  • This class was by far the best class that I enrolled in and, it really broadened my horizons in the very linear school setting. It was a truly great class, and Mr. Korb was able to really capture my attention and hold my interest throughout the year.
  • I liked how you used technology to enhance learning. I was able to review and practice techniques at home while watching the videos. It was amazing seeing the videos of art exhibits from the White House. Even on days when there was a substitute teacher, you still interacted with the class. The web site was inspiring to view on a daily basis. You seem to care about each individual student and were always there after school for extra help. I wish all my teachers were as involved and cool as you.

I did not pay these kids to put these words out there. While these are not ALL of the comments about the BEST things the kids took away from the year, these are some that caught my eye. I strive to help EACH and EVERY kid become engaged with the work they are producing. Creating visual art that means something to them is an experience that I do not think they get in all their classes. While the ideas behind the COMMON CORE will encourage teachers to make the work REAL WORLD and pertinent to  the child’s life, I have been seeing that as a part of the EVERYDAY of the ARTS for years. What was the BEST part of my year? The ingenuity and teamwork the kids developed, on their own, within the boundaries of the class and assignment, but on their own. Great job!

  • Not always serious & teaches a way where I personally want to learn the material.
  • I really enjoyed creating the clay slabs. Personally I think that ceramics is my forte, and I really enjoyed the project as a whole. However, I was upset that we were not able to finish this project by glazing it. (I Agree… Glazing – maybe this summer?)
  • This class is by far my most favorite class I have ever taken. In the beginning of the year I was intimidated and didn’t know how things were going to go. Once I found my own ideas it all came together. The atmosphere of the class is cool too. There is a wide variety of skill and styles. I have learned a lot not only from you, but also my classmates. I like that we are all doing our own individual things, but then can come together and talk about our artwork together. During the course of the year I learned a lot. I have been exposed to a lot a cool things. I have learned how to get through the frustration that comes with art making and also have learned that failure is okay and without failure, you cant get better. I think that is a good lesson to learn. I have only touched on some of the great experiences I’ve had in this class. There are much more. Thank you for an awesome year.
  • I like how Mr. Korb participates actively with all of the students and tells the students when they are doing well.
  • Well, I love art and Mr. Korb makes it a fun class to be in and stresses reflections of your daily progress and work which really helps me to look back at what I have created and to criticize myself.
Bullying Collage - Collaborative Work, 2014
Bullying Collage – Collaborative Work, 2014

#Research and Art – Making art with a message

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”

― Courtney Hickman

Art Foundations: Collage and Research – Bullying – Deeper Thinking

What does Bullying mean to you? http://balancedlifeskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bully-wordie1-1024×740.jpg

WORKSHEET HERE

WEBPAGE HERE

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about the ideas and definitions, and examples of Bullying
  2. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges about bullying.

How are you using the idea of BULLYING In your artwork? What direction are you going with it? Share these ideas on paper and with your neighbor

Drawing: Working on American Regionalism – Who and Why are you interested? PROJECT INFORMATION

What do you see when you see your community? What do you ADD to your’s? What does it add to you? http://www.artcyclopedia.com/images/Curry.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about COMMUNITY and the artists. – What did the artists say about their community as they created their works? What can you do?

What did Thomas Hart Benton and Other Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition? How did they reflect their communities?

AP Studio Art: What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling?

What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling with it?
What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling with it?

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges.

  2. WRITE THIS OUT (those of you who are REFUSING to participate in the REFLECTIVE part of this class) What are you struggling with as the ideas of the collaboration are you having? Why? WRITE IT OUT!

After having THOUGHT about the idea of collaboration, what do you hope to CONTRIBUTE and TAKE AWAY from this process?

#WHSocial BACK TO SCHOOL #WHSoc20 NEW Hashtag!

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KANDISNKY is coming to town!

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” – General Eric Shinseki

Mr. Korb’s Trip to Washington – WHSocial!

 

Art Foundations: Texture and Clay… Collage?

Can you name the texture making techniques Ernst used here? Say them and tell us where. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Max_Ernst’s_The_Wood.jpg

GOALS:

  1. How are you communicating your thoughts on social topics (emotions) clearly through abstraction?

What are the emotions that you are working on? How is the imagery you are working on representing the work you are creating?

Drawing: Portrait / Fauvism / Hip Hop

Kehinde Wiley – How’s your drawing going? http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/recognize/images/02-07_full.jpg

GOALS:

  1. How does your art differs from your classmates? How it relates to your culture?

  2. Apply media, techniques, and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

Step bask and see what you are working with. Hang it up and step back for the last few minutes of class and see how it is going. Last day in class to work – what are you taking home this weekend?

AP Studio Art: Ice Cream – NEXT WEEK! Now Collaboration.

One thing to have computers… but the inspiration is missing from the walls. http://faculty.nwfsc.edu/web/graphics/images/labimages/LabHorizontal.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Work collaboratively to support your own inspiration and the inspiration of others as you collaborate to create an installation work.

Let’s break 15 minutes early and look at  the work from a distance and talk about the process and the challenges that are  facing us.

#WHsocial – THANK you @DrBiden and @ArneDuncan for the Great Opportunity!

Welcome to my site Janie and everyone in Australia – yes… the WHOLE country!

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” – General Eric Shinseki

ALL ART CLASSES!

Art Foundations: COLLAGE And EMOTION!

Textures - Landscape, Architecture, Figurative?
Textures – Landscape, Architecture, Figurative?

GOALS:

  1. Create multiple solutions through collage to solve visual problems of opposite emotions.

What emotions have you chosen to represent in your collage? What has been working so far? What are you struggling with in the process? Let’s talk Friday about the work even more.

Drawing: PORTRAITS WORK TIME – DUE MONDAY!

What’s simplified? What is the color scheme? http://uploads4.wikipaintings.org/temp/408d0ea0-6ad5-46c7-bcb6-314993afb543.jpg!Portrait.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Begin to resolve the visual challenges in front of you. What are your BIGGEST CONCERNS as you RESOLVE your image? Write out your thoughts. Be thoughtful! Be Aware! Begin.

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes and mouth? What are your biggest struggles? Failures? Write it down and give the WHY!

AP Studio Art: Collaboration! Get it going!

Ties are not required! Collaboration is! Get to work! http://www.gayhurstschool.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/collaborative_art_2.jpg

Goals:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – What are you doing and WHY is it important? EXPLAIN! Carmel has answers to some pivotal questions. Walk up to SS lab and see the big walls… maybe 2 artworks.

What was the BEST part of your collaborative part of the project? What are you doing well collaboratively?

Work hard… everything new is difficult when you first begin!

“Whatever you do – Don’t quit” – Michael  Hyatt – Thursday December 27, 2012

Do It! Stay with me in the process and continue to make yourself proud! Don’t Quit! (http://d24w6bsrhbeh9d.cloudfront.net/photo/6337322_700b.jpg)

Advanced Drawing: Progress on the Portraits

What are some of the areas of your image that you are putting together that are NOT originally in the initial drawings / ideas? (http://www.edwardhopper.net/gas.jsp)

Goals:

  1. 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 use
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly

Your drawing is due Thursday of next week. What is it you have to do to complete the drawing? MAKE DARN SURE you have finished the RUBRIC online. some of you FAILED at this last time. What are the ideas that you are incorporating into this work that are unique to you and are PERTINENT to you? Write that out and then SHARE these ideas with your classmates.

Art Foundations: Color Wheel / TEXTURE gathering

Banksy is a graffiti artist out of Britain… talking about social topics is a huge goal of his and an important part of what his job is. What are the important things in your life that are worth your time in making art about? (http://static1.businessinsider.com/image/524b470deab8eaf56440fdad/graffiti-artist-banksy-has-popped-up-in-new-york-city.jpg)

Goals:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

What is the social topic that you feel is important enough to make an artwork about? Why does it touch your life? How

AP Studio Art: “Of Sailors and Whales”

Donald Sultan’s body of work… what has he got to say about his work? (http://www.lowegallery.com/artists/donald-sultan/bio.htm)

Goals:

  1. 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 use (How IS your work coming along? Materials? Approaches?)
  2. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges. (How are your NEW concentration works coming along? What progress are you making? How is it advancing in the development of your body of work?)

What do you need to do to stay on top of things? How IS your work coming along? Materials? Approaches? When are works due? How are your NEW concentration works coming along? What progress are you making? How is it advancing in the development of your body of work?

Welcome Back – Thanks to ALL who came in and got supplies!

Whatever you do – Don’t quit!” – Michael  Hyatt – Thursday December 27, 2012

With the SHORT time left in the quarter… make sure you do not stop working… you do not quit on yourself. http://www.artofhustle.com/wp-content/uploads/featured/istock_000002368152-don2527t-quit-665×442.jpg

Advanced Drawing: Mid-Critique

Are you ready to talk about the work? https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5289/5213149069_c6bda1985e.jpg

Goals:

  1. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.2 aesthetics 4.3.3 and culture as it relates to your own artwork.
  2. 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements

Thinking about all that you have heard regarding today’s critique… what have you gained the most from the conversation that you can put into use into your own work in the future?

Art Foundations: Texture and Collage and PAINTING!

Beyond the COLOR… what other ELEMENT of art do you see here? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/c19d0-img_2959.jpg

Goals:

  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges (NEW compositional approaches to artwork).
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks (and hand in your drawings from before break).

What are the most interesting textures you have gathered? What do you think you might be able to use them as in the artwork?

AP Studio Art: Mid-Critique (almost done with the Whale of a Picture?)

Lay out your “Of Sailors and Whales” work and let’s have a conversation. http://thewildwriters.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/JOEMARINARO.jpg

Goals:

  1. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.2 aesthetics.
  2. 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements (how does your artwork relate to the music?)

As AP Studio Artists, you are especially in the need of DAILY REFLECTION. Thinking about all that you have heard regarding today’s critique… what have you gained the most from the conversation that you can put into use into your own work in the future and be inspired by things OTHER than assignments?

My lunch (and art) at Cafe LuLu with my family in Bay View, Milwaukee

Once again, but with a moving twist, 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. When you happen to be in the neighborhood – please stop in and take a look. My family and I had a great lunch there and this is a short video of the works. Please, stop in and check out the works, have a GREAT MEAL, and contact me when you are interested in the works. Also… mark your calendars for September 27 when the ENTIRE BAY VIEW Neighborhood opens their artistic doors to celebrate the artwork, artists, art galleries, and art spaces that Bay View, Milwaukee has to offer. I will be at Café LuLu to talk and chat… I hope to see you, and all your friends, there!

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.

January 31, 2013 – Thursday

There is a fine line between hard work, skill, and ‘talent’ Make sure the time you are using is dedicated toward the improvement of your skill and not sitting on your “talents” waiting for them to take you somewhere.

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Art Foundations – Chapter 4: Lesson 2 (wrap up lesson 1), Continuous Line Contour Drawings – Blind Continuous Line Drawings

Continuous Line Contour of the hand… looks easy enough – right? (Actually – it is the left).

Goals:

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art

What did you take away from the various types and qualities of line and how can you use them in your artwork? What was the most challenging aspect to today’s in class exercises? What was fun? What was NOT fun?

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Drawing  Grids and Math. Use MATH to grid off a large sheet of drawing paper. Use pencil to create the grid. Make photographs of the entire figure or portrait. Discuss the use of the grid in art history (Renaissance to NOW).

Grids and the use of MATH. We are NOT doing cartoons – no worries there.
Here is a great example of the potential for the grid and the portrait!

Goals:

  1. (3.2) Apply subjects and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenge.
  2. (1.4) Create and solve visual challenges using analysis (break the photograph down) and synthesize (put it back together)

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. Were you able to properly use the ruler with the math? Inches? Centimeters? How did you GRID the paper off?

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AP Studio Art – Time to work VERY dedicated and THINK about the use of our time as we have been working. Are you using it wisely?

Piet Mondrian in his Studio. How does THIS compare with Francis Bacon’s? Yikes – the differences are staggering.

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.2) concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use. (P)
  2. (1.1) Apply media, technique, and process with skill and confidence (P).

Where are you flying forward? Where are you stuck? Why do you have ideas on THURSDAY and not a concentration solidly begun? Did your collage really take as long as it has? Share with your neighbor the plans and advancements for this and the next piece.