#Monday of Week 15 – The #Holiday’s Art Coming!

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

Drawing: Week of DRAWING your objects!

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?

Fred Bell – PEAR! https://fredbell.files.wordpress.com/2016/09/image2.jpeg?w=616

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?

Studio Art 360: Glaze and Finish the Ceramics Work

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

How do you feel about the ceramic work of art in front of you? Name on the rubric – begin to evaluate the sculpting process – hand in the rubric to begin to glaze the work – DEMO TIME TOO

Glazing your FACE! http://www.glazedexpectations.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Photo-May-21-4-58-49-PM-1030×1030.jpg

What went well today? What was a struggle?

AP Studio Art: CRIT!

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

What are your answers to your AP Online uploads? Are they concise? Are they thorough? Do they answer the questions effectively?

Are you developing your body of work? How so? http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-EVF4LtJ7qyA/T6xHtPpJFII/AAAAAAAAEoQ/xHQWFnaKQKc/s1600/110520122437.jpg

Are you ready for TUESDAY? Both online and on mounting boards?

Welcome to the #SecondSemester and #StudioArt!

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

Agnes Martin at Work: https://i0.wp.com/www.guggenheim.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/gen-video-agnes-martin-video-still.jpg
Agnes Martin at Work: https://i0.wp.com/www.guggenheim.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/10/gen-video-agnes-martin-video-still.jpg

Drawing: Welcome to O.P.P. (Observation, Pencils, and Perspective).

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

What is it that you think about when you think about what IS art? (SHARE WITH FRIEND) What is it you think about when you think about making art?

Big Stack of Books: https://img.clipartfest.com/677bd72a0fa47ab97b4bd48f10007673_the-greatest-book-of-wisdom-pictures-of-stack-of-books_1536-1024.jpeg

What are 3 challenges or successes you had with your first few thumbnail drawings about the STACK of BOOKS – Huge in the center of the room? THINK COMPOSITION.

Studio Art 360: Lines and Sol LeWitt

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

What kinds of lines do YOU see in this series of drawings?

Sol LeWitt Drawing of LINES – What are we going to do? http://a398.idata.over-blog.com/429×423/1/96/04/42/s-rie-F/LeWitt-S.-Four-Basic-Kinds-of-Straight-Lines-69.jpg

STICKY NOTES… What are 3 things you hope to learn in this room? END OF CLASS – Stand up – Think about what you are hoping to learn – in ONE WORD (and you cannot repeat another person’s comment) Your name and then your word. Sol LeWitt: Line Drawings in Pencil:  Assignment Handout LINK: https://goo.gl/nZo3qY

Advanced Drawing

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

What are a FEW THINGS that visually stand out to you from this artwork by Janet Fish? List 3 please.

Janet Fish – Still Life Objects – Transparency: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9c/96/c5/9c96c5ecec44ad028dc7e5da34a52521.jpg

What are 3 things you hope to learn in this Class? END OF CLASS – Stand up in a circle – Think about what you are hoping to learn – in ONE WORD (and you cannot repeat another person’s comment) Your name and then your word. That’s it. Speak it out loud.

ASSIGNMENT FOR WEDNESDAY – Fast Food Bags and Packaging for first still life drawing.

AP Studio Art: Hands and Still Life – Photography – Let’s CRIT first!

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

What is ONE THING you really want to explain about the work you have created regarding the Art and Fear Chapter you chose. Write this out so you have a starting place to talk when you explain your work.

What 2 things are you most pleased with regarding the works you see / made out Art and Fear? ASSIGNMENT – Symbolism and BREADTH – You need to bring in a couple of still life objects that can easily be held in your hand (which will be photographed and then printed) to practice the ideas of observation. What have you got that you can bring in that helps to really tell about yourself, your interests, your passions? The practice of the still life – observation – is a skill that readers (AP and the rest of the art viewing world) recognize as important to the building of the skills of an artist. How can you demonstrate those skills? Many drawings? One Drawing? How can you use the time to really build your BREADTH?

#TwoMoreDays of #ART :(

#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see.  Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.


What are two things you think the PROCESS is going to do to help you in the creation of this artwork? How is this going to be a skill that can help you in the future with OTHER ideas and assignments (in or out of art)?

I LOVE Andy Warhol: http://archv.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/78.196.A-F_01_D02.jpg

What is it that you especially enjoy about the image you are creating in your painting? How do the ideas and colors RELATE to you? 

Painting: Portraits and OILS

Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Elizabeth Peyton: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cb/af/0d/cbaf0d52c8ad9d5cacdea6efd2711495.jpg

Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait? Oil Painting Close Up: Elizabeth Peyton: 

Drawing: Portraits and Colored Pencils

This is it folks – Second to last day – Every square inch needs color. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?

Graffiti and YOU: http://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/From-the-Zoo-Project-in-Tunisia-by-Mohamed-Hanchi.jpg

Are you taking pencils home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?  Mohamed Hanchi

AP: Not Portraits – Concentration Work (ONLINE TOO)

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR WORK –  Set it out and step back… go get it – step back… Now… turn around and LOOK! What are three things that you see as working and NOT working in the art? GO Get TO WORK!

What techniques are you looking at using? What’s NEW? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/dc/f9/1adcf98791409ae59ca55dc3f3a54719.jpg

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? Look at the ORIGINAL WORK and look at your SERIES of works… what’s happening? 

#Friday. FINALLY

/4#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing

How is BREAKING the image down to basic shapes going to make the process of creating a memorable and successful work of art easier?





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″

What challenges did you have today with the transferring of the portrait up to the canvas? Two struggles?
 are HERE!

What do you think the PROCESS is going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? What colors are you considering for the portrait?

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.

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

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


What challenges do you see in the use of OIL paint versus Acrylic paint? What advantages do you see in the use of oil over acrylic?

Vermeer – Details of pearls

What ideas do you see coming out from others works as you took the 4 minutes to walk around today and see what others are doing? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?

Reginald Baylor Portrait

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? Share this with your neighbor.

“Henri Matisse” Andre Derain – Fauvism

What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors. 


AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

Copy and Paste your LETTERS to the ADVENTURE! authors in THIS DOCUMENT so I have ONE FINAL DOCUMENT. I can go through to make small changes, but make sure you COPY AND PASTE your FINAL LETTER INTO THIS DOCUMENT. Thanks.

Look at the series of works from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?

What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY? 

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#ReDo of #Website #Blog – What are YOUR thoughts?

Another Day… Another Change… I am indecisive… THOUGHTS?

“Failing Isn’t Bad When You Learn What Not To Do.” – Albert Einstein

Painting and Advanced Painting: Self Portrait – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Vincent Van Gogh – GREAT LINK to EXPLORE the Museum deOrsay: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/typo3temp/zoom/tmp_ed428a7a52fefe94ad793f628cf5ab2b.gif


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What specifically do you dislike or like about the use of the material that oil paint is? Please explain your thoughts. It is important to reflect on the work you are doing and the lessons that the new materials teach you.

Reflection / Evaluation: What advances are you making in your painting today? Step back and have a 3 minute CONVERSATION with a classmate (or two). Allow some REAL TIME to have a REAL CONVERSATION here. Listen to one another.

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – LET’S GO!

Warhol’s Soup Cans! http://enpundit.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Campbells-Soups-Andy-Warhol-4.jpeg


  • 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? Why are these products important to you? How do you feel they fit into the experiences of the rest of society? Popular Culture?

Reflection / Evaluation:  QUIZ TIME… What color scheme would it be if… LISTEN TO MR. KORB!

AP Studio Art: Concentration / Concentrate

Anne Truit Working: http://s3.amazonaws.com/auteurs_production/images/film/anne-truitt-working/w856/anne-truitt-working.jpg

Listen to her JOURNAL THOGHTS. How might MY questioning be useful to your thoughts?


  • 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.
  • How have you been able to use the NEW skills you’ve developed this year and create a STRONG BODY of CONCENTRATION works? How are you being interested in the CONCENTRATION work that you are creating? N: Demonstrate the use of the CAMERA and the LIGHTING in the back room to make photographs. Edit the images in PHOTOSHOP (Resolution and SIZE – refer to the AP FORMS).

Reflection / Evaluation: Knowing that you are working on your concentration works and STRONG IDEAS with SKILL Building ideas, how are you advancing the ideas of the ARTIST’S JOB? (Or would you like to draw / make JUST TO MAKE ART TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF)?

Drawing: DRAW – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Kehinde Wiley: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/8c85f-dee-and-ricky-by-kehinde-wiley.png


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • REVIEW your drawing – think about the mid crit we had last week. What is standing out as successful? What is standing out as needing resolving COMPOSITIONALLY? Now is the time to FIX the issues.
    • The Selfie – Listen and comment on one or two points that describe how YOU are using some f the ideas in your drawing for EXTRA CREDIT: http://www.wpr.org/listen/565351

Reflection / Evaluation: What do you need to look at tomorrow and think about – fix, change, clean up? WRITE THAT DOWN and make sure you deal with that first thing tomorrow!

#Texture in the #Studio – #Symbolism in our #Art

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely (inventor of SPANX and youngest Self Made Female BILLIONAIRE – 10 Lessons I Learned from Sarah Blakely – Forbes Magazine)

AP Studio Art: CRIT!

Concentration and BRIDGING THE GAP between the three works! https://pineappley.files.wordpress.com/2013/08/photo-23.jpg


  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • As you reflect on these three works, what are you considering for your next three works? This is important as you continue to look at the development of your larger body of works – the ENTIRE portfolio… not just each grouping of 3.

We’re going to create one more SOLID SET of CONCENTRATION WORKS. Think about the FIRST works you created and the LAST work we just finished critiquing. WHERE have you TRULY GROWN in the development of your work? 

Advanced Drawing: 1 more day… Composition and Meaning of a PAPER BAG.



  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • This is the LAST DAY to work… What is the NUMBER ONE and the NUMBER TWO thing you are going to work on to WRAP IT UP today?

A GREAT day of drawing on Friday – Time got away from us… What worked today and HOW are you going to RESOLVE the work for Wednesday’s CRIT?  

Drawing: Oil Pastels!

I have seen this one in the halls at WUHS. http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/kandinsky/kandinsky.comp-4.jpg


  • 8.1Ac: Identify types of contextual information useful in the process of constructing interpretations of an artwork or collection of works.
  • Describe to your neighbor how YOUR WORK OF ART reflects the music you are inspired by? As you develop the ideas of KANDINSKY – Are you approaching your work as a der blaue reiter or as a member of the BAUHAUS? Explain!

Are you successful in the communication of your ideas? Write out 3 reasons to back up your successes. 

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Studio Art 360: Collage and Symbolism

Symbolism and Texture? http://uploads0.wikipaintings.org/images/max-ernst/the-entire-city-1935.jpg


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What TEXTURES do you find comforting? What Textures do you find discomforting?

What was your favorite way of gathering textures today? How do you see being able to use them tomorrow in the ONE DAY COLLAGE experience based on MAX ERNST’s works.

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