#Thursday #REALLY #DidThatJustHappen? #MakeArt

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

7. Seek Out Challenging Tasks: Just for fun, challenge yourself with projects that don’t have solutions, like how to make a horse fly (no — we’re not talking unicorns) or build a perfect model of a part of the body. This opens the mind for all types of strategies, which helps generate fresh ideas.

8. Surround Yourself With Interesting People and Things: Spend time with diverse friends, listen to new music, see new exhibitions to broaden your horizons. Having unusual objects around you also helps you develop original ideas.

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Improvisation #30 (Cannons) Vasily Kandinsky French, born Russia, 1866–1944 Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons), 1913 © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • What ideas did you come up with about COLOR and SHAPE in art you are creating? We will have some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky today?

Reflection: What NEW ideas do you have about COLOR and Shape in the art you are creating now that we have had some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky?

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Donald Judd Sculpture: AUDIO HERE! http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/130/w500h420/CRI_158130.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?.

Reflection: Last 10 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the CRITIQUE SHEET I gave you. Walk Clockwise and in serpentine fashion (I’ll demonstrate) around the room and take in the work that is in front of you. Like musical chairs, stop when I say stop and make 5 REAL COMMENTS on 5 different classmates work. What is working? What is NOT working? Last 3 minutes… Read your comments – write a BRIEF response to a classmates comments

AP Studio Art: 

What is YOUR big idea? http://big-idea.biz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Whats-the-big-idea.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How do you see the growth of your work? What are TWO things that you see as STRONG developments as you have moved forward in your CONCENTRATION? How are you DEVELOPING your work? Is it stagnant? Static?

Reflection: How many more pieces do you need to get started for this batch of 3 concentration works? How would you DESCRIBE HOW you are DEVELOPING in the process of CREATING your CONCENTRATION?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Jennifer Bartlett – How MIGHT this be based on OBSERVATION? https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.collageplatform.com.prod/image_cache/600x345_fit/558176bf278e1af86c88ecaf/e18793c7e3a92b23f6abe463082d793a.jpeg

Goals:

  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Looking at YESTERDAY… what are 3 things you hope to accomplish with this VERY INDEPENDENT (but subtly guided) drawing? EXPLAIN! 

Reflection: What is working for you in this drawing SO FAR? List 3 things that you see as positive attributes to your drawing today.

#MidWeek #WorkDay #MakeArt

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

5. Happiness Spurs Innovation: Sadness inhibits innovative ideas, causing people to exercise more restraint, but happiness expands creative thinking, fresh associations and new perspectives. Remember to take a break and make time for fun! You’ll come back refreshed.

6. Gratitude Rules: Being grateful for where you’re at and “taking in the good” helps sculpt your brain’s neural pathways to receive more of it. Imagine what you are creating. Like an athlete training for peak performance when you visualize something special, your can embody it even more.

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Wassily Kandisky – http://web.guggenheim.org/exhibitions/kandinsky/images/several_circles.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • How are you using geometric shapes in your life? How do you relate meaning to them? What are some shapes that are dominant in your life?

Reflection: What NEW ideas might you have had about COLOR and SHAPE in the art you were creating?

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Donald Judd Sculpture: AUDIO HERE! http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/130/w500h420/CRI_158130.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What was the most challenging form for you to create? What is ONE things that gave you such a hard time with it?

Reflection: What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

AP Studio Art: CONCENTRATE!

Where are you on your SOCIAL MEDIA? Website? http://www.vandelaydesign.com/wp-content/uploads/free-social-media-icons.png

Goals:

  • G: Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, and Decision Making (Students use critical thinking skills to plan and conduct research, manage projects, solve problems, and make informed decisions using appropriate digital tools and resources.)
  • Do you need to update your ONLINE presence? Have you updated your BREADTH site to accommodate your two most recent works?

Reflection: 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?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Joseph Piccillo – What does a MASTER DRAWING look like to you? http://www.chaseyounggallery.com/Artist_Profiles/Piccillo_extra/JP42009.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 3. Envision: Learning to picture mentally what cannot be directly observed, and imagine possible next steps in making a piece.
  • When you think of a “DRAWING” and the ground it is created on – what first comes to mind? Why do you think this is the case? (Ground is the surface of what you draw upon.)

Reflection: Of all the conversation, materials, messages, and ideas that came to mind… what are your FIRST ideas about how you can MOVE FORWARD? 14 “hours” on this drawing – it will be due in 3 weeks… February 24 – Mid Crit, March 7 – FINAL CRIT.

#ArtAssignment #Critique and #SelfEvaluate

“Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” — Zig Ziglar

Painting and Advanced Painting: Collage Social Commentary – Building the Collage

Thomas Moran: Watercolro – http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/thomas-moran-s-yellowstone-project-nation

Goals:

  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • How has the gathering of images HELPED or CHALLENGED you in the creation of a composition visually and / or telling a story – about yourself? 

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL TOPIC. Please write these in your sketchbook for future reference.

  1. What is the LARGER OVERALL TOPIC you have chosen?
  2. If you had to discuss the topic with someone, what are 5 key points that you would try to make in order to “sell” your viewpoint?
  3. What are 2 questions that you have about the topic that require a bit more research?
  4. What is a question / argument that someone else might pose to you about the topic?
  5. What are IMAGES / ENVIRONMENTS / SPACES that you are hoping to create for your collage / watercolor?
  6. What are the KEY images you have gathered SO FAR that are going to help with the building / communicating of your message?
  7. What is a WORKING TITLE for the IDEA you are having SO FAR?

Reflection / Evaluation: What does your composition say about you? How might others read the images you have gathered and assembled

Studio Art 360:Sketchbooks – BRING CARDBOARD FOR TOMORROW!

Donald Judd – Installation at MoMA: VIDEO: http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=81324

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What can you use from the process we went through YESTERDAY to continue to create a CUBE, CYLINDER, and a pyramid? Do you want to work on ALL of them at the same time or are you going to finish one and then move onto the next? What was the most challenging form for you to create? What is ONE things that gave you such a hard time with it?

Reflection / Evaluation:  What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

AP Studio Art: Bag of Objects. How is your first CONCENTRATION going?

Abstract Watercolors – How are you using WATERCOLORS (or PAINTS)? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/09/b3140-reusage-blog-free-texture-paper-colorful-rorschach-watercolor-inner-organs-abstract.png

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What is the MAJOR IDEA, the FOCAL POINT to your concentration for this week?

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the COMMON THREAD that viewers can see in the five works that you are creating? How does it TIE them all together?

Assignment ONLINE – Google Document – SHARE WITH ME at fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us! DUE ON FRIDAY. CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD EXAMPLE. READ THE BRIEF BLOG POST! Where do you see yourself artistically now, where in 5 Years?  WE ARE USING THIS NEXT MONDAY ON THE AP WEBSITE!

Drawing: Group of Objects – STEP BACK from your drawing and REFLECT! MID CRIT!

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What is it about the mid-crit that makes you a bit nervous?

Reflection: What do YOU find useful from today’s critique exercise?

What day is it? It’s #HumpDay! Halfway through the week. YIKES!

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, #SOTU 2014

AP Studio Art – Art and Fear – Let’s finish TALKing about your Concentration!

Let’s think about how Andy Goldsworthy DID this sculpture?

Goals:

  • 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.
  • As you look back on the body of works you have created so far, what are TWO things that you are seeing as falling short of AP Level work?

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?

Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFJR84/ref=avod_yvl_watch_now

Advanced Drawing: Let’s LISTEN about the AP Concentrations!

Critique Time – Tomorrow we will sit and talk about the works – What are the strengths you are seeing in your work? What are the struggles?

Goals:

  • 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.
  • What is the one biggest fear you have about standing up in front of a group of people and talking? N: In class critique – 3 parts of the rubric – go over the parts in class and then go over the parts about your work.

How does identifying the criteria behind a letter grade (or number grade) help you see, know about, or understand what they represent? How do you think this will help you work on your art as you move forward?

Drawing: DRAWING TIME! 

Work of Art – Let’s TALK about the works and Listen to what others have to say.

Goals:

  •  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.
  • As you have worked… what pencil have you been drawn to? Why? What has been easy about this project? More importantly – what was challenging?

What are the differences with the three types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

Video: Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QWZVF8/ref=dv_dp_ep1 Episode 1 – Start at 18:20 and run a few minutes to see a mid-critique. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0bwEX_0GsFXJr9Vg7SqPUgvZc9KjDH5Kr6dhTq8CZE/edit

Studio Art 360: Let’s keep on the construction!

Donald Judd and his minimal sculpture. Let’s listen to what has to be said about his work – VIDEO.

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What was the most challenging form for you to create? What is ONE things that gave you such a hard time with it?

What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

#Upcycling, #Cardboard, #Inspiration across the #VisualArts

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

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Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

 

Donald Judd – Let’s look at a bit of a video about minimalism… http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=81324

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE similarity between your letter and one of the other FORMS you are building or going to build?

What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Series of works… what’s the same? What is different? How do you tie all your works relate to one another? http://iopblog.org/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Photo-0003.jpg

Goals:

  • 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.
  • As a body / concentration of works, why is what you are making interesting, worthwhile, intriguing?

What can you do to stretch your abilities in the work you are making? Are you too comfortable or do you feel you are pushing yourself? Why?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Dong Kingman’s Watercolors… different than the others.http://www.dongkingman.com/

Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • What is the story you are telling with your work? What is the audience going to learn about you through this art?

What watercolor techniques with are you struggling with?

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday