#Midweek #Wednesday – #Grids and #Portraits and #Canvas and #Paint

#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

OK – SCULPTURES – TAKE THEM HOME – Sorry… Decide who wants it. Garbage (Circle File) after today.

 Why (again) is it important for an artist to choose colors CAREFULLY as they are developing a composition / artwork? What might the RIGHT colors for YOU and your PORTRAIT be in this artwork?

Andy Warhol – Portrait of Chairman Mao: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000337/4396_4001158.jpg

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? When you look in your closet… what COLORS do you think you have the most of hanging? Why do you think that you have more of that color than others? Will these colors be in the portrait? 



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″


SKETCHBOOK TUESDAY – FOR NEXT TUESDAY: Using a camera ON YOUR OWN TIME THIS WEEK RECREATE a famous painting, sculpture, drawing… Print out the photograph that you have created and also include the famous work of art that you were inspired by. Here are a few examples: Student Examples: https://goo.gl/Tvwv4X

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?

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

How are you coming along in the process of the painting construction? What is a benefit that you can see in learning how to build a canvas?

Portrait from contemporary artist Zhang. http://www.whiterockgallery.com/JPEGs/Zhang/learningmoment-a-12×16-Donna_Zhang.jpg

While there are MANY advantages to the building, what is a disadvantage to the building of a canvas?

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

Take a look at your previous day’s work – 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 (value) 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?  Madame Matisse: 

AP STUDIO ART: Concentration 3rd of 3

You are beginning your 3rd set of 3 today. What are you doing to move your work forward?

Letters to our AUTHORS – Put your letter in THIS DOCUMENT. I will finish the spacing and page separations. Please do this today so we can gather the info and mail it out by Friday. Thanks.

How are your WEBSITES? Still some ZERO’s out there.

Do you need to update your ONLINE presence? Have you updated your BREADTH site to accommodate your two most recent works?


Halfway through the week and MONDAY will be with us soon. I am PROUD of the accomplishments – a lot of alone time. What ONE BIG things worked out for you today? 

#MidWeek #Wednesday already? 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)


Andy Warhol: http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit/Images/04162012_EDU_Andy-Warhol-Self-Portrait-1964_large.jpg

What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?

Moving into the world of POP art! http://assets.yellowtrace.com.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Brillo-Box-foam-ottomans-by-Fab.com-and-The-Andy-Warhol-Foundation-Photo-by-Nick-Hughes-for-Yellowtrace-02.jpg

What 3 challenges do you see in the process of mixing colors? 


the results r great !! i am actually very impressed that you went beyond –
to make a drawings of the crumble pieces. it is a perfect move –
to show kids the possibilities and open the wide range of vision.
just perfect move!) and next one – as you said seems perfect too –
to the large scale paintings from it. plus it does bring the idea of pop –
using common objects reminding of course of warhol as well as rosenquist paintings
ps. next time in WI – coffee would be great)
Check out the photos from your Sketchbook last week! HERE

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

PAINTING: Oil Painting Coming Up Soon… Let’s build a canvas!

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.

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: Nose Goes!

Easy to draw if this is you! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/2c/f8/73/2cf87334d706db96f7c97cadc5616f3d.jpg

How is the NOSE such a different facial feature to draw than say the MOUTH or the EYES? Please explain your ideas here.

Alright – time to pick up the task of the nose. http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2013/04/29/article-2316509-198A16F8000005DC-186_468x286.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes? Nose: 

AP STUDIO ART: Website and Uploads!

How are you doing on the webpage? What challenges are you facing?.


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 

#Wednesday MidWeek… #ArtStudio

REMEMBER THIS FOLKS! http://www.artlex.com/ArtLex/ij/images/imagination_einstein.gif


NEW PAGE on KORB’s Website: Facial Features!




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

Reflection: What was the most challenging part for you to draw that you LEARNED the most from? Why was this most difficult way to go and how do you see the LEARNING? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

Studio Art 360: Clay

Early Sketches in Clay – STARTED ON PAPER! Ed Hamilton http://edhamiltonworks.com/images/lincoln/bas_relief/slave_9_whole.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started last week on Friday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

Reflection: What was the largest accomplishment you have in today’s work? EXPLAIN why it was an accomplishment.

AP Studio Art: Portfolio

What are you PROCEEDING with? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/1e2ed-b2526oquotewomat-402525.jpg


  • 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 3 things that one of the 5 QUALITY works you’ve chosen do to represent the visual art abilities that you possess?

Reflection: When it comes to the making of art, what have you learned in the class about that part of being an artist?

Advanced Drawing: Skeleton – Shared Album HERE

Pelvis – TODAY’s Focus:  https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/a3/14/37/a31437c011c8617346bbbd7426bd52bd.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • How can you use another part of the body to help you determine the height and width of the pelvic area as you are drawing the human form? Where and how will you use measurements to help?

Reflection: When you look at the form of the figure today, how have you succeeded with the drawing of the form? What techniques / approaches have you used?

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