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#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see.  Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.


What are two things you think the PROCESS is going to do to help you in the creation of this artwork? How is this going to be a skill that can help you in the future with OTHER ideas and assignments (in or out of art)?

I LOVE Andy Warhol: http://archv.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/78.196.A-F_01_D02.jpg

What is it that you especially enjoy about the image you are creating in your painting? How do the ideas and colors RELATE to you? 

Painting: Portraits and OILS

Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Elizabeth Peyton: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cb/af/0d/cbaf0d52c8ad9d5cacdea6efd2711495.jpg

Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait? Oil Painting Close Up: Elizabeth Peyton: 

Drawing: Portraits and Colored Pencils

This is it folks – Second to last day – Every square inch needs color. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?

Graffiti and YOU: http://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/From-the-Zoo-Project-in-Tunisia-by-Mohamed-Hanchi.jpg

Are you taking pencils home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?  Mohamed Hanchi

AP: Not Portraits – Concentration Work (ONLINE TOO)

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR WORK –  Set it out and step back… go get it – step back… Now… turn around and LOOK! What are three things that you see as working and NOT working in the art? GO Get TO WORK!

What techniques are you looking at using? What’s NEW? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/dc/f9/1adcf98791409ae59ca55dc3f3a54719.jpg

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? Look at the ORIGINAL WORK and look at your SERIES of works… what’s happening? 

#TuesdayOnTheIsland – of #Art

#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School



Andy Warhol - Self-Portrait
Andy Warhol – Self-Portrait: Andy Warhol – Self-Portrait


Portraits will be made using TRACING PAPER. Demo the process today – TRACE. Demo the GRIDDING over the tracing – GRID. N: Process and then GRID. Andy Warhol – Portraits. Katz – Portraits. Close – Portraits. All three this week – How we are using their styles in our work. A: Tracing / Grid G: What challenges did you face today in the tracing portion of the process?  Andy Warhol Portrait


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 DESIGN! Talk about the ideas here.


Contemporary abstract oil painting on paper.
Close up Texture: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1b/97/7e/1b977e8749a65eb0c04888449a488f2d.jpg

How are you doing in the PLANNING of your Art?

Elizabeth Peyton: http://www.whitechapelgallery.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Image-22-1170×655.jpg

 What are you most anxious about as we begin to think about and use oil paints? Elizabeth Peyton: 


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 worth it! http://artviaanderson.weebly.com/theory-and-practice/self-portraits-then-and-now

DRAWING: Colored Pencils and YOU!


Take a look at your previous week’s works – where did you struggle? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro to better define the ideas of form?


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?

Symbolism and Portraits: http://www.museumnetworkuk.org/portraits/theme/settingSymbolism/settingSymbolism.html

AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing


Beginning with a general idea of the figure and a reference with the mannequin – students will draw out the proportions and stance of the models for a few minutes and then transition to the human form.

GESTURE! http://www.fanboy.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/gesture-drawings.jpg

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#Friday and you are making #Upcycled, #Individual, and a #Series of #Artworks

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


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

Richard Serra and his minimalist sculpture. http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81294 – Let’s take a look at the video!


  • 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?

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: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Elizabeth Peyton – MoMA Collection! Let’s see the body of work you can see this weekend in NYC! http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A8042&page_number=1&template_id=6&sort_order=1


  • 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 Freedoms and Responsibilities did you take as you chose the images / ideas you created?

As we look at your body of works, what is it that ties them all together? What is it that you can see as your voice starting to come out?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Let’s go to NYC! Dwight Moore and his paintings can take us there if we can’t all really go… http://www.dwigmore.com/marsh_exhibit.html


  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues
  • What have you been considering as you have redesigned the images / composition as you’ve planned out your painting?

Look around at the work collages laid out around the room. See if you can figure out what they may be saying about themselves in the art. Write down a brief description of their work on the stick notes I have provided. Refelct on what has been written and then have a conversation about the meaning… Were you right? DO NOT CRITIQUE the work of a classmate that you have been working next to the whole time… SERIOUSLY!

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.


Sketchbooks Due:

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

OH NO! Exams are TOMORROW!!!

Who Needs EXTRA CREDIT? Take this SELF-EVALUATION and SURVEY to receive ONE FULL A+ Sketchbook Assignment EXTRA CREDIT. DUE – FRIDAY, January 17, 2014 at the END OF THE SCHOOL DAY.

This day is all that is good and fair. It is too dear, with its hopes and invitations, to waste a moment on yesterdays. — Ralph Waldo Emerson

Art Foundations: Clean, Review, Question Mr. Korb about whatever questions you may have.

What are the elements and principles of art? How can you remember it all? What are you doing to prepare for the final exam? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/elements-principles.jpg


  1. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places
  2. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.1 history 4.3.2 aesthetics 4.3.3 and culture as it relates to your own art (All Means STUDY!)

Review and Dr. Know All About Art Game, cleaning. G. What do you have to do to get yourself READY for the exam? Do you have your note card ready?

Advanced Drawing: Work, Work, Work – CLEAN!

PSYCHO! Mr. Korb’s favorite movie… well one of them… check out this reference to Edward Hopper’s “House by the Railroad” from Alfred Hitchcock’s thriller “Psycho”. http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/house-by-the-railroad.jpg


  1. 5.3 describe meanings of Self Portrait drawings by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques

What do you hope to accomplish in the creation of this work? what messages are you communicating in this drawing?


Would the real slim shady please stand up? Elizabeth Peyton celebrates the celebrity! http://arttattler.com/Images/NorthAmerica/Missouri/St.%20Louis/Mildred%20Lane%20Kemper/Elizabeth%20Payton/Em.jpg


  1. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places
  2. 4.3 compare relationships in visual art in terms of 4.3.1 history 4.3.2 aesthetics 4.3.3 and culture as it relates to your own art

Questions? What is it you need to do on the final exam? How do you plan on finishing this artwork?

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