Hello Janie and everyone at the ASCD conference!

69th Annual ASCD Conference Attendees (and Janie) – Welcome to my DAY to DAY Goals Website!

Take a tour, have a look, follow me, and see how I effectively use technology as a tool for interaction, content, resources, collaboration and communications tool in my classroom. If you would like to contact me – you can e-mail me at fjkorb@gmail.com. Enjoy!

GOALS:

  1. Know about how one teacher uses technology in the classroom as a tool for interaction, engagement, content, and a resource for students, parents, and the world!
  2. Know about the benefits and positive aspects GANAG and all its components have added to one teacher’s ability to be more effective instructor and planner for my students (and the world)!

Take a minute and discuss with your neighbors about any questions about the how I use technology in my classroom? How are you effectively using technology as a learning tool, interactive tool, tool of engagement in your classroom? What else might you try out? Did you get my e-mail address for questions you might have? How about my website address?

March 15, 2013 – Friday – Hello Janie Pollock and Everyone at the ASCD Conference!

~~~

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.”

TED Talks are GREAT INSPIRATIONAL TALKS that can add a great deal to your day.

~~~

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!

  • What is the benefit of sharing your sketchbook with your classmate?
  • How can you learn to speak about your own sketches and ideas?
  • How can you share your ideas with others?

~~~

Art Foundations 2D: Challenge with Staircases. You thought ROOFS were hard? HA! Wait until you try stairs.

How about this for 2 point perspective? Can you imagine drawing stairs like this? Learn the basics and you can draw anything!

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, and solve 2 Point Perspective STAIRS using 1.4.1 analysis (and a friend).

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective. What was the most challenging part of the stairs? What did you find similar in the process of drawing stairs that you have learned in drawing other objects in 2 point perspective?

~~~

Drawing: We critiqued yesterday – what did you take away from the process? What do you remember as being impressive or successful about the work you saw from others? How can you use some of the same ideas that your classmates have expressed?

This IS a drawing – YES it is! I am not kidding. What does it do that your’s doesn’t? What does it do that your drawing does?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork (What is working? What needs working on?)
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges (How are you approaching the solution to the crinkled paper?)

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – back of the goal sheet. Can you begin to see / hear a story in the work?  What do you think the character in your drawing might be up to with that piece of paper? Write down your thoughts in today’s Goals Page –  Journal Section.

~~~

AP Studio Art: Continue to work on the HUGE body of work that you are developing. This is great. I am REALLY happy to see you challenging yourselves. Keep it up! No excuses though – work hard.

Brian – This one is for you… you get a lot of stuff today. Wow, lucky Brian. Romare Bearden created this collage based on Homer’s fictional epic stories. What can you take away from his work that may help you maneuver down your own path of using allusion in your artwork? Hmmmm?

GOALS:

  1.  2.2 PEER-evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

With 5 minutes left… what are you needing to do this weekend. Write down what you need to accomplish over the two days. How much art do you need to take home? Do we have a sketchbook assignment for next week?

March 14, 2013 – Thursday

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.”

TED Talks are GREAT INSPIRATIONAL TALKS that can add a great deal to your day.

~~~

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!

What is the benefit of sharing your sketchbook with your classmate? How can you learn to speak about your own sketches and ideas? How can you share your ideas with others?

~~~

Art Foundations: Continue to work on 2 point perspecitve.

Frank Lloyd Wright’s “Falling Water”. This place WAS a house and is NOW a tourist attraction. where have you seen this place before.

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create 2 point perspective cantilevers that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.3 processes you use to create a cantilever.

Review with neighbors the process of drawing in 2 point perspective. Where did you have problems with your drawing from yesterday? What parts of the process are you REALLY struggling with? What are you going to HAVE to review on your own for?

~~~

Drawing: Photographs and update of the Rubric / Template for this Still Life Figure Drawing. What do you need to remember to do in order to do this successfully?

Homework for Monday – go to the Google Drive: Create a NEW DOCUMENT: Under FILE; NEW; FROM TEMPLATE – Look up KORB and then use the: Korb Evaluation Rubric Template ORIGINAL. Change the name to: HOUR Last Name Paper Figure Drawing – Try this otherwise HERE.

This is a closed composition… why is this a closed composition? What is your drawing doing that this one is also doing? What has this artist done to successdully create the look of the crumpled paper?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork – MID CRIT – CLASS TOGETHER – Work on texture / chiaroscuro drawings – still life (define still life).

Write out one thing that has really struck you about the drawings you saw in front of you today. BE SPECIFIC and THINK ABOUT YOUR OWN WORK ALSO. This is IMPORTANT in how you reflect on the work you do and the choices you make.

~~~

AP Studio Art: Continue to work on the BODY of work you are creating – continue to explore the GROWTH i n your work. DRAW – CREATE – MAKE ART!

Are you working TOO hard? Thinking TOO much? Approching each piece as though it HAS to be a masterpiece? Hope not… sometimes you just need to MAKE ART.

GOALS:

  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Update your AP Central Site… Review of the upload site.
  2. 1.3 communicate ideas clearly – ARE YOU? Do you have a clear understanding of the ideas you are communicating?

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?

March 13, 2013 – Wednesday

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.”

~~~

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!

~~~

Art Foundations 2D: Cube, Windows and Doors, Peaked Roof with an overhang, sidewalk that recedes properly – TEAM and PAIR SHARE with one another – Torn out of sketchbook – NAME AT TOP – HANDED IN at the end of class.

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, and solve 2 Point Perspective: CUBE, Windows, Doors, Roof, and Sidewalks using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the subject matter to basic elements)
This is an example of the requirements for today. If this isn't what your drawing looks like - you have some work to do.
This is an example of the requirements for today. If this isn’t what your drawing looks like – you have some work to do.

REQUIREMENTS FOR WEDNESDAY:

  • Horizon Line
  • Vanishing Points
  • Cube
  • Window and Door with Wall Thickness
  • Peaked Roof with overhang
  • Sidewalk in front of the “house” with the “cracks” receding properly
  • Sidewalk coming out from the door to the other sidewalk.

“What part of the drawing process did you struggle with today? Where did you and your partner have issues that you were unable to fix? Please write this is your Comments portion of the GOALS sheet.”

~~~

The DRAWING class working DILIGENTLY on the figure / paper drawings - YEAH!
The DRAWING class working DILIGENTLY on the figure / paper drawings – YEAH!

Drawing: Make photos of your PRELIMINARY THUMBNAILS, the STILL LIFE AS IT IS, and the DRAWING AS IT IS TODAY. Homework – go to the Google Drive: Create a NEW DOCUMENT: Under FILE; NEW; FROM TEMPLATE – Look up KORB and then use the: Korb Evaluation Rubric Template ORIGINAL. Change the name to: HOUR Last Name Paper Figure Drawing – Try this otherwise HERE.

Today – Draw.

Check out that BACKGROUND – How are you DRAWING a background like this? Or are you?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork
  2. 1.2 Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

What are your thoughts about the idea of the composition / paper bag as subject matter? WRITE THAT IN YOUR GOAL SHEETS. Why do you feel this is worthy / unworthy / simple / complicated

~~~

Look at the AP Artists working hard... Good job guys!
Look at the AP Artists working hard… Good job guys!

AP Studio Art: Continue to work on the BREADTH WORK and the CONCENTRATION work. How are you doing?

How has Picasso used a multiple assortment of materials in his collages to create the work he did? What are you doing in our work to be new and inventive in your work? Are you?

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?)

Looking back at the first half of the week, what major accomplishments have you made that helps you stand out from the rest of the class?

March 12, 2013 – Tuesday

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.”

~~~

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!

~~~

Art Foundations: Sidewalks – Review the 6 Rules of Thumb – Where are the examples posted?

How did this artist create the ILLUSION of the sidewalk being cut out and removed from the sidewalk?

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

What part of the process from yesterday’s roof drawings did we use today? How else MIGHT you be able to use that same technique in another aspect of the drawing?

~~~

Drawing: Share the process of the drawings – yesterdays work – first part of class with one another – ASK each other WHAT is it about their composition they enjoy and WHY.

Please take a look at how this artist has handled the negative space in the composition. How did you handle the negative space / background in your first pencil drawing? how are you going to handle it in this drawing? Do not be afraid of the DARK SIDE.
  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges

Share the beginnings of the drawing at the end of the class. Write up notes about the composition on the back of the goal sheet.

~~~

AP Studio Art: Work on the body of work you have been working on. What is the success of your concentration? What is the success of your breadth work? 

How has Jim dine handled the idea of a plant? What has he done to successfully make this MORE than just a drawing of a flower?

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas

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?

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.”

~~~

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!

~~~

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?

~~~

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.

~~~

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!

~~~

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?

~~~

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?

~~~

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!

~~~

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!

~~~

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

~~~

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!

~~~

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?

~~~

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!

~~~

“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

~~~

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?

~~~

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?

~~~

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

~~~

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.

~~~

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.

~~~

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?