#Friday in the #ArtStudio – #3Reflections and #13Rules

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

Drawing: Trading Cards DUE MONDAY!

Edgar Degas: Dancer: http://www.frenchdrawings.org/images/hpt/1950.12.659.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How have you considered the ideas of EXECUTION, COMPOSITION, and CHARACTER in the process of making your art? List how you have thought of ONE of them as you have made your trading cards? If you HAVEN’T… maybe you should consider them as you are making your art.

Reflection: Looking at the artworks by various artists throughout this week – what styles do you prefer? Real, abstract, somewhere in between?

Studio Art 360: Trading Cards DUE MONDAY!

Broadway Boogie Woogie – Piet MOndrian: http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/piet-mondrian/broadway-boogie-woogie-1943.jpg!Blog.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How have you considered the ideas of EXECUTION, COMPOSITION, and CHARACTER in the process of making your art? List how you have thought of ONE of them as you have made your trading cards? If you HAVEN’T… maybe you should consider them as you are making your art.

Reflection: Looking at the artworks by PIET MONDRIAN from this week – what do you think about the fact that the ABSTRACT WORK we saw was made by the same man that could draw realistically, and expressionistically?

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – DUE THURSDAY! Chapter 1 – TONIGHT at MIDNIGHT!

http://www.fotowok.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/fotowok_ArtFear-004.jpg

Goals:

  • 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 THIS WEEK 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.

Reflection: What are you going to be working on this weekend to resolve your work?

Advanced Drawing: PAGE 28 – HOMEWORK FOR THE WEEKEND!

Richard Diebenkorn: https://mhsart2m.wikispaces.com/file/view/klein10-29-10.jpg/241261721/378×460/klein10-29-10.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How have you considered the ideas of EXECUTION, COMPOSITION, and CHARACTER in the process of making your art? List how you have thought of ONE of them as you have made your trading cards? If you HAVEN’T… maybe you should consider them as you are making your art.

Reflection: Looking at the artworks by Richard Dibenkorn from this week – what do you think about the fact that the WORK we saw was made by the same man that could draw realistically, and expressionistically?

#WelcomeBack to the #ArtStudio – One more Week – Lots to do!

“An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” – Brian Tracy

”Even talent is rarely indistinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work.” Ted Orland and David Bayles – Art and Fear.

Studio Art 360: CRITIQUE and REFLECT on Bas Relief Sculpture.

Printing… This is going to happen… I HOPE!

Goals:

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • What is ONE SKILL you feel you have developed this semester in art?

What was the most challenging part of the drawing process today? Did you realize anything about the process of continuous line drawing that was FUN? FRUSTRATING?

Painting: Wrap up before break – what will you come back to?

PAINT! I bet you missed it!

Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • You’ve been away for some time… take a moment and look carefully at your artwork. What stands out as STRONG? What stands out as “I need to work on this?” Write out a BRIEF statement about the work in front of you.

What “discoveries” or “new insights” have you found about your work? 

AP Studio Art – PAINT and CONCENTRATE!

What’s the thread holding YOUR work together?

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What is the common thread that is connecting your different pieces in your body of work together?

What are the works that need work? What are you doing with the time you are in here? Should I be writing you passes for your study halls? If I am, should I continue? http://frankjuarezpaintings.com/

TOMORROW at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 8 is due in Art and Fear Blog

The Weather is There, I wish I were… beautiful…

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.”
– David Bayles and Ted Orland
Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Welcome to KorbArtWuhs.WordPress.com… take a walk around, stretch your legs, get a feel for the landscape. Here is where I begin and end all of my classes, while also providing a resource for my students, their parents, as well as teachers and students around the world.

GOAL! Goal… goal… goal… GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL! Now… what goals do you have in your mind for the day? Me… stay warm… it is -60 degrees out there today. http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/38/3841/HPJYF00Z/posters/soccer-player-scoring-a-goal.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Know about how one teacher uses daily goal setting and interaction in the classroom.
  2. Know about the use of a website as a communication tool both inside and outside of the classroom.
  3. Know about how using a students prior knowledge can help set the stage for better understanding of the topic at hand.

(Originally Posted: June 26, 2013) Technology in the classroom was my big presentation at this years InterActiv Learning Conference 2013 in Whitewater, WI. My largest concern with the use of today’s technology is the misuse of it. Having had an opportunity to listen to a new Freshman in High School (not mine… well, my kid, but not my district) discuss the use (or in some conversations that stand out – misuse) of important resources such as YouTube and Google it struck me that the conversation of how we use technology in the classroom as a learning TOOL and not as “bells and whistles” to entertain or simply to “connect” with the kids was important.

Technology and Interaction in the Classroom (link to my Google Presentation is HERE) was the presentation I had at the conference and I really wish I had heard Michael Wesch’s 201o Presentation at the University of Denver prior to my presentation. The good news (maybe for me) is that I am working in the direction he speaks about in his lecture (link to his presentation is HERE). To keep this brief (and give you a chance to watch his presentation) I feel the most important part of his lecture was to emphasize that the INFORMATION out there is NOT SCARCE and the student of today has all the access to it, in their pocket! The important thing to keep in mind, and this is a brain shift for all in education (kids, parents, teachers, administrators, school board members… everyone), is that the teachers need to help the kids learn HOW to use the technology to be self directed learners. The kids sure know how to entertain themselves with the internet… but strong learners of Web 2.0 tools they are not.

How can we, as teachers, use the tools that are out there to help the kids LEARN how to LEARN? How do we demonstrate the tricks of the trade, the skills that are essential in the process of learning so that the students we have the privileged to work with, can become more independent learners? One of the tricks of using the technology (information really) that is out there is to make sure we are teaching them how to CONNECT to it and not to simply learn it all for the test. This also ties into the thoughts of Noah Chomsky (HERE for a YouTube video Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference – Jan 25th 2012- London) that the TEST is not a very good demonstration of the knowledge the kids have. Yes, maybe for the day and a few weeks later, but then – POOF – that is gone. How can we, as concerned educators and leaders, help the learners make sure that the information we provide them with connects to the world they are living in? The tools are there, and they will be using them for as long as they live. How can we connect the tools, the information that is available, and the techniques to gather, toss aside, sort, filter, and use that information is through demonstration by example, teaching and reteaching, and reviewing the importance of being aware of how the tools and information is to be used.

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Knowing that sketchbooks and goals will ALWAYS be part of the courses, what is one suggestion that you have to offer for future classes? What are some suggestions you may have to help the class become even stronger or more fulfilling than it already is? These require explanation please.

  • “Make the goals so that everyone does them and doesn’t slack. It helps my brain learn from the beginning of class and I know it will help others.”
  • “To take the goals and understand them not just write them down.”
  • “The goals were kind of hard to understand when looking back at them. It’s easy to understand when you explain. but the way they are written down is tricky to look back at.”

What’s your FEAR about Art? “Talent?” Ha! TRICK QUESTION! No such thing as “TALENT”

Welcome to GREEN DAY (Color day that is...)
Welcome to GREEN DAY (Color day that is…)

“We’ve gotten to the point where we think the camera can capture anything at all.” “Well, it can’t really. The camera can’t compete with painting at all. The paintings are much more vivid about the place than photographs are.” – David Hockney, “Modern Painters, “

David Hockney, on his latest inspiration – Yorkshire, Into the Woods,” by: Marina Cashdan, April 2010, p. 66.

Not outside, but check out David Hockney’s painting! Great Studio Space!

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Art Foundations: Portrait Drawing AND Pattern Painting – PAIR SHARE YOUR PATTERNS AND YOUR DRAWINGS… Tell the story!

While this is NOT a continuous line portrait – check out the way the artist used the line to fill in the negative spaces. This is one way that we will be using line to help fill the space.

GOAL: BEFORE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN WITH NO THOUGHT… WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU?

  1. (1.1.1) Apply art materials (markers, pencils, watercolors) being aware of your skills.
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using synthesis (element of Line and putting the drawing together, shape and color with pattern).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / pattern painting? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself through the painting and the drawing? Why and HOW? Be Thoughtful and WRITE A STRONG ANSWER!

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Advanced Drawing: Computer Lab to talk about the critique and take a day away from the drawing.

Chuck Close works being discussed. How would YOU talk about an artwork if you were asked to discuss it?

GOAL: BEFORE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN WITH NO THOUGHT… WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU? WRITE IT OUT SO IT MAKES SENSE.

  1.  2) Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.
  2. 3) Apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.

How has the process of observation and the “simple” objects challenged you in the creation of the compositions here? Considering the idea that this basic topic has “been done before” what have you done to take it up a notch, make it more impressive, stronger than what you may have done in the past? 

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AP Studio Art: Photographs and WEB PAGE Design. ART AND FEAR BLOG!

What is your FEAR in ART? We are going to read ART and FEAR to get over some of your fears about being an artist and dealing with the arts.

GOAL: BEFORE YOU WRITE THIS DOWN WITH NO THOUGHT… WHAT DO THEY MEAN TO YOU?

  1. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.2 how they relate to history and culture (Art and Fear Readings)

What is the main point that you took away from David Bayles and Ted Orland’s Chapter 1 in “ART and FEAR”? We are going to use the ART and FEAR blog to have a REAL STRONG conversation about what it is to be an artist. I WISH I HAD THIS BOOK IN HIGH SCHOOL AND IN COLLEGE. A lot of this is ABOVE YOU and WILL BE for some time… read it – reread it – and do that again. I will be setting out deadlines online for the chapter responses.