#Tuesday in the #ArtStudio and #MrKorb is nowhere to be found.

Generally speaking, when I am gone  – things run a lot faster and smoother in the art studio. I am not here to over-explain things. That said, I’ve included a couple of videos to help you get yourself on track. Studio Art 360 – the DEMO video is a GREAT one of dealing with a few examples – we will start out with our shoes and move on from there. Thanks for all the hard work and I will see you on Wednesday! – Korb

Drawing: Still Life and the ROUGH Drawing

Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

This is the DAY of ROUGHS. This is the day to spend the ENTIRE PERIOD working out the FINAL DRAWING idea as a large final idea drawing – full page of the sketchbook – 46 minutes of FOCUSED DRAWING. This drawing is COLLECTED at the end of the hour so I can look it over and give it some feedback. I hope you DRAW. We will have a demo tomorrow on  creating of the book pages with glue. How are you going to work this into your drawing? Thinking of the edges of the books? how are you defining the edges of forms DIFFERENTLY now than you have in the past? How are you thinking about the idea of COMPOSITION now that it has been spoken about?

Stack of Books – Be inspired by your Authors or the Stories: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/564x/e3/00/81/e30081a9c8ad44273f60ef89cea9d227.jpg

Open your handbook to page 10 and in the GREY BOX, answer the following questions: Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days? What do you feel you will be able to improve on regarding the skills you have currently?

Studio Art 360: Sketchbook Tuesday and Continuous Line Contour Drawings

Mr. Korb’s first approach to the continuous line portrait.
Alexander Calder wire sculpture – He used CONTOUR LINES to help us see the portrait – no shading! https://i.pinimg.com/originals/2c/23/fd/2c23fd12deb17f6dc262da3fdadd5da8.jpg

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

What do you feel is the value of practicing in a sketchbook? How can you see this as being a place that others (engineers, designers, architects, artists) might need as a valuable tool?

Sketchbook Assignment: Watch the video above to get a feel for the technique. As you draw – GO SLOWLY and work SILENTLY. Only let your hand move at the pace you eyes are travelling over the object (Shoe, Hand, Face…).

Sketchbook Assignment – Continuous Line Contour Drawings: We are going to use a single line to create observation based drawings of objects that we make use of and really think we understand. Start with your hand (4 minutes), then move onto your shoe (4 minutes), then using a mirror try your face (4 minutes), a volunteer of a classmate and their face – (4 minutes then SWITCH). If you want to do two sets of hands or two sets of shoes – go ahead. This sketchbook day WILL TAKE THE ENTIRE HOUR.

Open your HANDBOOK to page 10 and in the GREY BOX answer these questions: What were the BIGGEST Challenges and struggles you faced with this drawing? Were you able to work SLOW? I hope so. yo? Are you going to take it home and REFINE it?

AP Studio Art: Don’t forget to STAY FOCUSED – 25 works due MONDAY!

2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.

I really want LITTLE pre-thinking – just work-time today. Lay out the works you have so far and then look. What’s working what’s not? Go get to work!

TELEPHONE: https://i.pinimg.com/originals/3b/85/e0/3b85e0f54e3eb2b833c3cc0ffeb8db68.png

Open your handbook to page 10 and in the GREY BOX answer the following question: What did you accomplish today? 3 things


#Final #Friday of #FirstSemester in #Art


Goals and Goal Setting: http://media3.popsugar-assets.com/files/2014/08/18/746/n/1922441/79c345334b05824e_Screen_Shot_2014-08-18_at_9.53.39_AMLXsU2E.xxxlarge/i/Important-Write-Down-Your-Goals.jpg

Studio Art 360: Wrap it up – Be Ready for the EXAM

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.

Final thoughts on the metal bas-relief work you have created. Work through the lower portion of the self-evaluation and then the front of the rubric.

Wrap up your Bas-Relief Copper Plate: http://www.mi.sanu.ac.rs/vismath/bridges2005/krawczyk/Image134.jpg

When it comes to the exam – what is one question that you have that I can answer for you right now? 

Painting: Portraits and OILS

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.

Yesterday you were asked to begin thinking about the work in front of you… What DO YOU SEE IN YOUR PAINTING? That’s it.. WHAT DO YOU SEE? Take your time… look at everything you see in the work and write down all that you see. I hope that your reflection here will help you understand / resolve this work. We have to CLEAN on Monday.

FINISH your Painting: http://media.galaxant.com/000/022/823/paint_face_05.jpg

3 things you enjoyed about painting in oils – 13 words for each statement.

Drawing: Drawings ready for Printing

10.1Ac: Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.

Ready to print? Any last touch ups on your plate? Let’s get to it! FOCUS!

Robert Rauschenberg and the Printing Press: http://www.paulkasmineditions.com/__data/38bbf88cb50b1a11daf0cab1fc767ebf.jpg

What are the surprises you found in your work today? What was unexpected as we made multiple images? Dry this weekend – Edition on Monday – Clean! 

AP: Art and Fear NEW UPDATES! Woo Hoo!

2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.

Last day of the week to work in class to work on this breadth piece. How has it felt to be NOT working on your CONCENTRATION works this week? Give yourself a few sentences to reflect.

Art and Fear: http://joel.franusic.com/assets/img/art-and-fear-page-61.jpg

Two things – Write up a one paragraph statement about your art and fear work for the website – we will put this into a space on the AP Studio Art Website as well as the Art and Fear Website. ALSO How is your webpage coming along? Remember that it can all be changed later – but you need to have something started – and some of you are REALLY falling behind in your responsibilities as AP Studio Artists. You need to make art and advance yourself as artists. Work hard. 

NEW AND EXCITING NEWS! Available on this website (look to the right under ARTICLES, BOOKS, AND VIDEO LINKS for Art and Fear – Audio as well as the individual chapter websites from www.KorbArtAndFear.WordPress.com and HERE is the link too.


#Overwhelmed? #Bullied? #Art can #MakeADifference in the #World!

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” — Zig Ziglar

Feeling overwhelmed? I can relate!

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE, Collage, Frottage, Grattage, and Decalcomania

What do you think this BAS RELIEF sculpture might be talking about – social topic – social commentary – historical ideas wise?

If you are NOT done with your Photography CRITIQUE – Get it FINISHED!

LARGE GROUP Slide Show Project – Let’s SEE it HERE!

FINAL PHOTO CRITIQUE DUE DATE… Tuesday, December 2. I will be grading the critiques before then (2nd hour has been worked through) but NOTHING is in the books until AFTER December 2. If you have made changes to your document AFTER I have commented but BEFORE I enter the grades – NOTIFY COLLABORATORS through your Google Document (under File: EMail Collaborators…).


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.Looking at this BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE – (Chapter on SPACE)
  • What do you think this sculpture is about? WHY? Please work with your neighbor on answering this question.

What is the most challenging aspect to creating a collaborative work of art? What did you feel will be helpful in working with a classmate? What did you feel will be a challenge? 

 NON-OBJECTIVE (Focus on BULLYING but use this to demonstrate the GATHERING of the textures – MUST BE “realistic” in nature): https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1ltLnZB4N8wTwxcqF-aepyAdAjKsBYjrYzYP1HgDASvU/edit?usp=sharing

Painting – Demo on SAW and TEST!

Here I am as a continuous line drawing – Where might it lead you to draw yourself again as a continuous line drawing?

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!


  • 5.1Ac: Evaluate, select, and apply methods or processes appropriate to display artwork in a specific place.
  • What do you remember about the PROCESS of cutting wood on the Miter Saw? List EVERYTHING you can think of.

What challenges do you see with the idea of a SELF PORTRAIT in OILS BASED on the idea of a CONTINUOUS LINE CONTOUR DRAWING?

AP Studio Art – the hallway and HANG YOUR WORK in the CASES and CRITIQUE!

Tomorrow at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 4 is due in Art and Fear Blog.

ADVENTURE! What might YOUR interpretation of an ADVENTURE be – as told by someone else? BREADTH WORK! HERE!

This American Life: http://www.thisamericanlife.org/radio-archives/episode/448/adventure


  • 10.1Ad: Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art-making approaches to create meaningful works of art or design.
  • When you think of ADVENTURES… what are 3 things that come to mind? Give yourself a moment to THINK and RESPOND to this. N: Working from NPR – Adventures! Work Narratively. Tell a story with your image.

What is your plan for accomplishing this amount of work in the short time allowed? What was the struggle you had in the past 2 weeks? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule?

#Tuesday – Where is Mr. Korb? #Appointments – Be Back Wednesday!

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”
—Og Mandino (Paul Mark Sutherland http://goalhabits.com/2013/10/12/goal-achievement-quote-oct-12-2013/)


Studio Art 360 – Color Theory – How do colors work? NOTECARDS! SECONDARY, TERTIARY and PRIMARY – FINISH!

How does this color wheel represent the ideas of the REAL color wheel (but is WRONG)?
HERE’s a REAL color Wheel… Note the differences? http://www.jaimetreadwell.com/colorwheel.JPG


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Review with your neighbor the PRIMARY Colors on the color wheel, the SECONDARY Colors on the Color Wheel and… if you think you know… the TERTIARY (Intermediate) Colors on the color wheel.

Review with neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel? QUIZ one another on the names, types and relationships of the colors.

Painting and AP Studio Art Intro Video

Painting – Abstraction! Hallways – Let’s make it interesting!

How has Piet Mondrain SIMPLIFIED the TREE? How can YOU simplify the HALLWAYS? Consider the BACKGROUND, FOREGROUND, NEGATIVE SPACE, FOCAL POINT… http://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/mondrian_piet_1.jpg


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • Looking at yesterday’s one or two simplifications, name 3 of the larger GEOMETRIC shapes that are beginning to develop in your composition. Describe HOW the idea of SPACE changing in your composition.

How does the ORIGINAL image still show up in the space that you are creating? How do you feel the work is developing as a successful or unsuccessful? Give Specifics!

AP Studio Art – Level 6 Drawing – Are you UP TO IT?

How might DeKooning have used the ideas of CONTINUOUS LINE to create his MONUMENTAL Woman 1? https://c1.staticflickr.com/3/2433/3753218591_3764daae89.jpg


  • 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.
  • Considering the Hands and Feet, how has your drawing taken those ideas  and moved them to a strong work of art? What are your “level 6” criteria that you are mastering?

What element (2D Design) or mark making (Drawing) techniques are you looking at as you build artworks that DRAW people in?


Happy Valentine’s Day!

Even the great Jim Dine has a heart! http://www.eliteauction.com/catalogues/050711/images/100_1.jpg

Before We Roll… Application is on the Right Side of this site… Websites and Other Cool Stuff!

Today’s Schedule!

lst hour

7:25am  – 8:05am

2nd hour

8:10am – 8:50am

3rd hour

8:55am- 9:30am

4th hour

9:35am – 10:15am

6th hour

10:20am – 11:00am


11:00am – 11:30am


11:30am -12:00 noon


12:05pm – 12:35pm

7th hour

12:40pm – 1:20pm

8th hour

1:25pm – 2:00pm


Winter pep assembly to start

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

Art Foundations: Pattern and Portrait!

Here I am… ready to deal with the interior lines and such! Who Am I? https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/ihTZM3VnkSXCaemvigC2OpotZnKaAe1HywCvBYhBxM96=w403-h591-no


  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.1) skill so that your ideas are executed well
  2. (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 forced you to think about the medium of watercolor and what it could and could not do? Where did you find challenges in the process? What was COOL about the use of the material? What was UNCOOL about it?

Drawing: Critique

Time to CRIT – DAY 2! What did you take from yesterday? What can you use today? TALK and LISTEN! http://www.jbu.edu/images/3colheader/?i=/assets/art/resource/2012_Content_Headers/3_col_header_art.jpg


  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal or 2.1.4 other meanings

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

AP Studio Art: NATURE and YOUR ART!

The events of the REAL WORLD can be and ARE essential to the work you make. What has happened in the real world that affects you and can be put into the work you make? http://www.chrisjordan.com/img/gallery/katrina/reddoor.jpg


  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork. 1.4.3 evaluation [one to one student critique]
  2. Resolve work and demonstrate the understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials, 1.2.2 techniques, 1.2.3 and processes you use

ARTIST STATEMENT FOR MONDAY! What was the MAIN FOCUS of your work? How did you come to that idea? What struggles did you have to overcome? What is THE MOST SUCCESSFUL aspect of your EARTH / NATURE inspired work? What do you walk away from this project with?

Oh No… The ELEPHANTS are coming! Watch out Mr. Monkey! (How could you not be curious about the post?)

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

Art Foundations: Pattern Painting

Check out how PATTERN can be used for FUN in ARTWORK! What else might you do in the future with PATTERNS?  Thanks Hasita K. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/4fec9-bbb6.jpg


  1. 3.5 evaluate and defend how (3.5.2) symbols (your choice in pattern) are used in art
  2. Use SKILL and AWARENESS in the process to create SUCCESSFUL works of ART.

After you have worked on this pattern, do you thinking that it describes you? What about it does the best job in describing you? What  might you change?


A CRIT! Let’s get to TALKING! http://art.calarts.edu/sites/default/files/photos/3763119223_739b31beb3_o.jpg


  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What do you feel was the MAJOR aspect of the crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge? What NEW did you add to your understanding of your work? What about what you have added to your classmates ideas?

AP Studio Art: Nature

From the DRAWING BOARD to the REAL ENVIRONMENT… how might you be able to continue planning the use of the world? http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/WORKS8_A.jpg


  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, Duck, GOOSE – Pattern from your CHILDHOOD (or last weekend)

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

Art Foundations: Pattern and Watercolors

Does this MONOCHROMATIC PATTERN apply to you? Can you see how it might? http://i427.photobucket.com/albums/pp352/katiemwhitby/kevinandamanda-orange-pattern-paper.jpg


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas about yourself relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (Who are you? How do you represent that?).

How did talking with your neighbor make your drawing look different to you? What made it difficult to speak about your work and / or your classmates work with the critical eye? What is successful in the watercolor beginnings? What is unsuccessful?

Drawing: Written Critique – DUE SUNDAY at MIDNIGHT

Learnign to look at and Talk about Art is REALLY hard. Where are you struggling? http://learntoart.files.wordpress.com/2009/09/art-critique.jpg


  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.
  2. Digital Citizenship – Students understand human, cultural, and societal issues related to technology and practice legal and ethical behavior.

Self –evaluation: What have you taken from the crit. written by yourself? What do you need to finish up for Sunday’s final online critique? (2, 5). We will be making photographs and inserting them into the paper also.

AP Studio Art: Outdoor inspired and CONCENTRATION 9 and 10… Ideas

Nils-Udo and artwork IN nature, Ephemeral and Fleeting! Beautiful works! http://www.morning-earth.org/ARTISTNATURALISTS/AN_images/UDO/700/mirorleaves7.jpg


  1. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art (how is your Earth inspired art different than the works we have been looking at? Why is it important in 2014? How does it relate to you?)
  2. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places… You – 2014?

With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing> Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

If you were a pattern…

Shirley Temple Black. 1928 – 2014

Shirley Temple Black – Child Star of the 1930’s – died at the age of 85. Chicago Tribune Story HERE. http://www.trbimg.com/img-52fa05cb/turbine/chi-2014-deaths-pictures-015/500

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

Many Agnes Martin’s works. What pattern describes you? http://minimalissimo.com/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/82.jpg

Art Foundations: Pattern Design and Continuous Line Contour Drawing

How do you think Matisse used Pattern to describe the woman in this painting? How are you going to use pattern to describe the person in your artwork? http://www.josabela.com/artawareness/images/ArtworkGraphic19PurpleRobe.jpg


  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique of watercolors.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas / understanding of watercolors  and PATTERN to define who YOU ARE.

What variations of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? What pattern did you use to design your background for this work? Share with your classmates

Drawing: Computer Lab and CRITIQUE

What do you get? http://www.vanseodesign.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/critique.jpg


  1. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.
  2. NETS: Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

SNACKS on THURSDAY! CRITIQUE SITE HERE! Self –evaluation – What have you taken from the crit. written by your classmate? What do you need to finish up for Wednesday’s critique?

AP Studio Art: What EARTH ART are you working on?

Walter de Maria – Lightning Field. http://www.ballardian.com/wp-content/uploads/lightning_field.jpg


  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration? AP Art: Earth Art / Concentration Work

What is Art – How Do You See It?

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

Agnes Martin… What is ART to YOU? http://lisacongdon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/agnes-martin_stars.jpg

Art Foundations:

Contour Line FACE! http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Line Abstraction Artist Statements: virtultours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine


  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of contour self-portraits by considering your line and attitude.
  2. (3.2) apply watercolor techniques to solve visual challenges (and define ideas for your portrait background).

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.


How do we look at and then talk about art? http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp-content/gallery/art-walk-november-2009/img_7820.jpg



  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Collaboration and Critiquing, Google Drive (cloud storage), and the HOW TO!
  2. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What have you taken from the critique first steps that we have begun?

AP Studio Art

Sky Space – Earth Art! http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png



  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online?

Space… the Final Frontier… stART Class ARTerprise in on the way!

DUDE.. Catch a wave with all your MAD SKILLS… WORD! http://www.popfi.com


“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.”

— Frank Hamilton


Art Foundations: Let’s wrap up the Portrait! Then… SPACE!

What is MISSING from this picture? How did that happen? 2.bp.blogspot.com


  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What did you find as the most difficult aspect of the creation of the drawing? What was the hardest? What was the easiest? Are you able to see the negative space in the 1 – drawing, 2 – actual object?


Advanced Drawing: Last day of the CRIT… Let’s do a great job here. SHARE THE WEALTH in CONVERSATION!


  1. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Oral Crit).
  2. (4.3) Compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics.

Ok guys and gals… what are you taking into the written crit from what your classmates have said? Make sure you are using the opportunity to write as a strength to the development of your artwork.



Another – One MORE – CRIT. uaa.alaska.edu


  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. How are you going to improve your work in the future and really improve your abilities?

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