March 11, 2013 – Monday

Shane Koyczan – TED Talk “To This Day”... for the Bullied and Beautiful… “If you can’t see anything beautiful about yourself, get a better mirror, look a little closer, stare a little longer, because there’s something inside you that make you keep trying despite everyone who told you to quit.”

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Rose takes a look at Jack’s sketchbook drawings. What do you think your conversation might be about your sketchbook aboard an unsinkable ship?

Collaboration and Sketchbooks – THIS WEEK we will be having a 5 minute conversation about the collaborative PEER / SELF Evaluation regarding your sketchbooks for the week. 10 minute before class ends, we will pair up with someone NEW and Self / Peer evaluate – and then hand them in!

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Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – Perspective Center – Peaked Roofs

Frank Lloyd Wright “Oak Park” Chicago, IL. Talk about GREAT Architecture! How do you see the 2 use of 2 point perspective in this photograph?

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing peaked roofs. What do you have to do in order to find the perspective center of the side of the cube?

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Drawing: Continue to work on the general composition of your drawing. What is the “type” of composition you are using? If the general composition is developed, then move into the specific shapes that make up the “texture.”

A lot of ideas in this drawing. Is it open or closed? This composition ALSO tells a story. What story do you think it might tell? What other “compositional” ideas do you see it having?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.
  2. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well

This is a long one: Share the thumbnails of the first part of class with one another – ASK each other WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY. (What was it about the composition that interested them before the final drawing was begun.) Have a conversation about the similarities and differences in the thumbnail and the final composition and write up 4 or 5 notes about the composition on your goals sheet.

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AP Studio Art: What have you accomplished since last week regarding your breadth work? How’s that new concentration coming along? What are you getting done in the sketchbook?

Barbie is an inspiration for some fine arts… look at how you are using your inspiration and your references in the creation of your work.

GOALS:

  1.  2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of art work

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Have a strong and productive conversation between two of you about the 2 questions for your exam and how your works are GROWING or NOT GROWING towards the last works.

March 8, 2013 – FRIDAY!

RePost – Retweet – Share – Make me the JUSTIN BIEBER of Lesson Planning and GOAL Setting! Follow my page DAILY in your e-mails to see what we are up to in art class! Be inspired to create your own GOALS and ARTWORKS! Share my page with  ALL of your world!

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Art Foundations 2D: 2 Point Perspective – RULES OF THUMB – QUIZ, Doors and Windows – WRAP up the NEGATIVE SPACE PAINTING.

Frank Ghery and his architectural wonderment – On the Simpsons.

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, and solve 2 Point Perspective Roof / sidewalks / windows and doors using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the subject matter to basic elements).

How important is it to remember the rules of thumb as you are drawing your cubes, doors, and windows? What challenges did you have in the process of the drawing?

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Drawing: BEGIN THE DRAWING! What did you do to make your COMPOSITION interesting? Please make use of the WORKSHEET (page 17 and 18 of the Art Department Handbook).

How would you categorize this drawing’s composition? Yes, it is OPEN… but what else?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

How have you begun the final drawing? What format of composition is YOUR final drawing? How have you used the ideas from the worksheet to make sure you are AWARE of the composition?

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AP Studio Art: Work on the Breath and Concentration ideas and Art Works. Remember that you have NEXT week and then the work is DUE on the FOLLOWING Monday. How are you about the EDITING of your images. Remember that you need to, for your own records and good practice, make 2 versions of the final artwork. 300 dpi and 72 dpi – each one for a different reason.

How does YOUR artwork stand out in comparison to the artworks that are around you? What makes your newest piece (idea) stand out from the rest of your artworks?

GOALS:

  1. 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter 3.5.2 symbols are used in art
  2. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art in your time for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context (what might this mean as we look at ALL of the class work?)

Breadth Work – “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

 

How difficult is it for you to continue moving forward with your next artwork? What challenges did you have yesterday with the editing process yesterday? How many images have you uploaded to the AP website? What PORTFOLIO are you going to present?

March 6, 2013 – Wednesday

Follow my page DAILY in your e-mails to see what we are up to in art class! Be inspired to create your own GOALS and ARTWORKS! Share my page with  ALL of your world! Post – Retweet – Share – Make me the JUSTIN BIEBER of Lesson Planning and GOAL Setting!

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Art Club – Set Painting, Tuesday and Wednesday from 5:30 – 8:30. Join us and bring a friend! Be part of all the fine arts at WUHS!

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Open Studio THIS SATURDAY! See Mr. Roberts to sign up and get a permission slip if you haven’t already!

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Art Foundations 2D: Positive Negative Space Drawing / Painting

My COWS in Positive and negative space! How do I play with the positive and negative space?

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 and processes you use.

What was the hardest part of finding the NEGATIVE space in the composition? What do you think will help you as you consider how negative space is used in your artworks? Why is the background an important part of any composition? PAIR / SHARE with a friend and discuss this topic – LOUDLY!

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Drawing: Paper Open Compositions with TEXTURE on Brown Craft Paper

Check out the SHAPES that this artist used to create this paper bag painting! How cool! Contrasts with the highlights and shadows – AWESOME!

GOALS:

  1. Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – comments section of the goal sheet – what is strong with your partner’s composition that will make it interesting to look at? What is a weakness in the composition that they may want to consider as they move forward?

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AP Studio Art: Computer Lab – Editing and Uploading Photographs of work.

Breadth Work – “Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

– Booker T. Washington

The above is your Breadth starting point! Where you take it from here is up to you.

And the winner is… TBA on Thursday… Work day… Friday… Back to the computer lab.

Let’s Get to EDITING!

GOALS: 21st Century Thinking

  1. Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making: Use technological skills to solve problems, and make informed decisions using digital images and editing tools.

What was the problem that you had today with the editing of the images? Can you do this on your own? Do we need one more day in the lab to work?

March 5, 2013 – Tuesday

Art Club – Set Painting, Tuesday and Wedesday from 5:30 – 8:30. Join us and bring a friend! Be part of all the fine arts at WUHS!

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“Success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has overcome while trying to succeed.”

– Booker T. Washington

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Art Foundations: Positive and Negative Space Drawings, 2 Point Perspective – the Cube – Review notes from Chapter 5.

Positive / Negative Space Drawing and Painting.

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

What was the MOST CHALLENGING aspect of using the NEGATIVE space to create your artwork for today? Why do you think that being able to SEE the negative space is important in an observational drawing?

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Drawing: Begin work on texture drawings – paper bag and plastic bag drawings – OPEN compositions.

Notice the texture? Is this an OPEN or CLOSED composition?

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

What techniques / understanding from our last projects in VALUE do you think you can use top make this next drawing OUTSTANDING? What did you learn that will make your OPEN compositions really strong?

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AP Studio Art: Work on coming up with ideas for the next BREADTH work and you concentration works… DO NOT WAIT until the few days before the second week to get started on either… work on both ALWAYS.

What can you do with your ideas? How cool is this sketchbook?

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

How do you make plans for the work you are planning? What is holding you back from creating outstanding works in the first place? Are you unsure, scared, lazy, apathetic or SOARING to new heights?

 

March 4, 2013 – Monday

Art Club – Set Painting, Tuesday and Wedesday from 5:30 – 8:30. Join us and bring a friend! Be part of all the fine arts at WUHS!
From Frank Korb’s ABC’s of Art 2013:

“L is for Lifelong Learning – What does it take to be an artist? This is a question that many colleges and universities fail to provide a solid answer for. Opportunities abound as one learns what it is to juggle the time, management, resources, artworks, and all the other things that are part of a successful artist (professional and students alike).”

– Frank Korb

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Art Foundations: Perspective – Linear and NON-Linear. Chapter 5 ArtTalk Textbook, Drawing and Discussion of perspective ideas. How do you see SPACE?

Black and white negative space empty Black and white negative space filled

GOALS:

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

 Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in linear and non-linear perspective.

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Drawing – Final day to TOUCH up and FIX any visual challenges your portrait has.

Look “Close” and see how it all comes together! How’s your drawing?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.2 synthesis (put all the parts of a work together to form a whole)

What did you take away from the critique last week? How did you use that information to make your drawing more successful today? Was the extended work time worthwhile to resolve the challenges you had? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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AP Studio ArtCRITIQUE – Who gets voted off?

Robert Smithson’s “Spiral Jetty,” one of the most famous works of earth art. GETTY EDUCATIONAL IMAGE – Copyright Getty Education.

Goals:

  1. PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks A: What have you been challenged with from the past two weeks worth of making art.

What were the biggest impressions you had from the classmate’s works? 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?

February 28, 2013 – Thursday (or is it Friday?)

There is only one day left, always starting over; it is given to us at dawn and taken away from us at dusk.”

— Jean-Paul Sartre – http://goalhabits.com/author/paul456/

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Art Foundations: Perspective – what is it and how do you understand the process of one and two point perspective? Draw out your understanding of the process and your work. Filippo Brunelleschi and the Re-Invention of linear perspective.

“The Nuptials of the Holy Virgin” Raphael, 1504

GOALS:

  1. 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).
  2. 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements (Renaissance).

What were your MAJOR mistakes / missteps in the use of one point perspective? What is it that you remember from your past experiences with perspective?

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Drawing: ORAL CRITIQUE – Day 3.

How have you demonstrated YOUR self-reflection? Does this look like a good use of time? YES!

What was beneficial for you in the process of the critique? WHY are some NOT speaking? Hmm…..

GOALS: Be prepared for this long one… I have GREAT expectations from each and every one of you!

  1. 5.2 Gather up the courage to talk about the work in front of you, and stand behind your criticism of art

What is it you take away from the critique of others work? Write down ONE REALLY SOLID bit of information that stands out in your head! Share this with your classmate. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

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AP Studio Art: Last day to work in class… Who won Work of Art? Peregrine the girl from the park? Hipster Steve? Maybe it was Abdi the educator… AP STUDIO ART: Final Minutes of Work of Art… Who will be voted off? Work of Art: The Next Great Artist Season 1

Andy Goldsworthy – Take a look at how HE uses the objects from nature and makes quality and thoughtful artworks. How can you approach – how HAVE you approached the same ideas.

GOALS:

  1. What is your personal GOAL for the day?
  2. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art

Ok all… what have you got to continue and finish? What are your plans for the next work? What is holding you back from developing your work and moving it forward?

February 27, 2013 – Wednesday

FOLLOW and SHARE – Can you set GOALS for your own DAY to DAY? These are the roadmaps for the students in my classes.

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Art Foundations: Perspective – what is it and how do you understand the process of one and two point perspective? Draw out your understanding of the process and your work. Filippo Brunelleschi and the Re-Invention of linear perspective.

Perspective was invented in the Renaissance of Art (Late 1400’s – 1700).

GOALS:

  1. 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).
  2. 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements (Renaissance).

What were your MAJOR mistakes / missteps in the use of one point perspective? What is it that you remember from your past experiences with perspective?

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Drawing: ORAL CRITIQUE – Day 2.

How have you demonstrated YOUR self-reflection? Does this look like a good use of time? YES!
How have you demonstrated YOUR self-reflection? Does this look like a good use of time? YES!

GOALS: Be prepared for this long one… I have GREAT expectations from each and every one of you!

  1. 5.2 SPEAK about the work you see in front of you, gather up the courage to talk about the work in front of you, and stand behind your criticism of art

What is it you take away from the critique of others work? Write down ONE REALLY SOLID bitof information that stands out in your head! Share this with your classmate. THIS IS IMPORTANT!

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AP Studio Art: Yesterday – I asked you to come up with your own GOAL. What is a GOAL that you have for the day for yourself. This is not a TASK or AGENDA item… Sit back and think about the Goals we have written for the past year. What is a GOAL that you can modify and make pertinent to your work – your progress – your desires to learn more or improve on? Write this out and make it work.

Andy Goldsworthy – Another work by him… Let’s take a look at his website!

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. What is YOUR goal? Rewrite a National Visual Arts Standard to make it particular to your work. DO IT!

So… report to Mr. Korb what your PERSONAL GOAL was for the day, what category (1 – 6 in the NVAS did it come from) and how did you modify it to make it your own?

February 26, 2013 – Tuesday

FOLLOW and SHARE – Can you set GOALS for your own DAY to DAY? These are the roadmaps for the students in my classes.

Some of this may be a repeat from yesterday but sometimes we need to…

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”

– Michel de Montaigne: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montaigne/

What is your purpose for today, this week, this month, this year?

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Art Foundations 2D: Wrap up our PBS video on Alexander Calder. Work together to understand the questions that were posed in the worksheet.

Alexander Calder’s Mobile at the Milwaukee Art Museum

GOALS:

  1. 4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.1) history (How did Alexander Calder CHANGE the way in which art / sculpture was viewed.

Where did you have a Calder like sculpture as a child? What was the point or purpose of the sculpture? What was the point or purpose of Calder’s mobiles?

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Drawing: CRITIQUE. Do you have a booger like Jerry Saltz did yesterday? How embarrassing!

Cloth – Draped Cloth – Time for a break – I’ll be gone this afternoon and I want us to be on the same page as the other class…

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using  1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value .

What have you gained from today’s critique? Was it about YOUR work or was it about a classmates work? What is holding you back from talking?

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AP Studio Art: Come up with your OWN goal based on the National Visual Arts Standards (Link Here).

How did Andy Goldsworthy do THIS? Woah!

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. What is YOUR goal? Rewrite a National Visual Arts Standard to make it particular to your work. DO IT!

What did you find challenging about setting your own goal for the day? What do you see as the benefits of setting goals for yourself as you begin to make art art with less and less concern for the teacher’s direction and guidance?

February 25, 2013 – Monday

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”

– Michel de Montaigne: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montaigne/

What is your purpose for today, this week, this month, this year?

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Art Foundations: Let’s talk about Alexander Calder and how he changed the way we look at MOVEMENT and ART.

Alexander Calder’s Mobile at the Milwaukee Art Museum
What a ROCKIN’ BMW! Alexander Calder painted this one… Let’s see who else has had their hand at one.

GOALS: 

  1. 4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.1) history (How did Alexander Calder CHANGE the way in which art / sculpture was viewed.

Where did you have a Calder like sculpture as a child? What was the point or purpose of the sculpture? What was the point or purpose of Calder’s mobiles?

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Drawing: CRITIQUE! Let’s get ready to TALK about the work you have created!

Work Of Art Season 2 – Judges Table

GOALS:

  1. 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art 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. in your comments section for today on your GOALS SHEET.

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AP Studio Art: What are you doing with the time you have? We are going to examine the uploading of images to the web today. Are you ready?

Andy Goldsworthy spends his entire career looking at the world around him and making his art with the materials that are out there. What are you doing?
 GOALS:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Introduction to  the AP Studio site.
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

How much work do you have READY for upload? How much do you need to shoot? How much do you need to create? Have you paid your fee to Mrs. Brandstetter?

 

February 21, 2013 – Thursday – LAST DAY OF THE WEEK… for you.

Is your LATE work in? What is your excuse? What do you have to do to get it done? What are you at?

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LATE WORK IS DUE TODAY! IF YOU HAVE ANY LATE SKETCHBOOKS OR PROJECTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN TURNED IN… THEY ARE NOT GOING TO BE ACCEPTED AFTER 3:00 TODAY!

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Are YOU following the site? Keep up with all that is happening in the art room and stay ahead of the rest of the crew!

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Art Foundations: Final day for PORTRAITS. Cut the faces out, finish the backgrounds, adhesive the portraits to the painting.

Is there pattern in this drawing? Did the artist use any contour lines in the artwork? Is there a sense of form? Have you gained any in your artwork?

GOALS:

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

 How can you successfully or with failure, use pattern in your daily life? What are the safety techniques we discussed regarding the X-Acto Knives?

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Drawing: Continue with the value grid drawing, evaluate the process, make photographs of the image (this weekend when it is done) and write your self-critique… seems like a lot.

So… let’s imagine what it might be like of we were able to gather in a GALLERY space to talk about our art. What are your biggest concerns about the discussion of the works you have completed?

GOALS:

  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 written crit. that YOU NEED TO WORK ON? What are the challenges you think you are facing when it comes to the written portion. What do you see as the benefit of the Crit. What do you see as a downfall / challenge?

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AP Studio Art: What ideas are you getting regarding your “Outside of the classroom” project? What are your challenges that come up? What do you want to do? What are you afraid of?

What can you do to continue your concentration ideas moving forward? What is it about the work that you are currently making? What is it about the work that is causing you STRESS?

GOALS:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Introduction to  the AP Studio site.
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly with your NEW ideas for the BREADTH work and the CONCENTRATION work.
What has been happening in your work that FITS with your statements? How can you continue to think about the statement you have written and refresh your ideas?