3 Weeks Left of 1st Quarter!

Art is the product of process. “Whether conceptual, experimental, emotional, or formal, the process you develop yields the image you produce. The materials you choose, the methods of production, and the sources of the images should all reflect the interests that command your attention. The process does not stop with each work completed. It is ongoing. The cumulative result of that process is a body of work.” Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

Lots of PROCESS in the making – the PRODUCT is secondary to the goal. http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-sERG-7rsfZA/T0sG_ZbB4sI/AAAAAAAAEfE/mj4SHZ-AZog/s1600/Process+Over+Product+1.jpg

Drawing: EYES – It’s all in the EYES.

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

What is it about the EYES that makes it EASIEST or most DIFFICULT to draw?

Eyes – Drawing from Deviant Art Site: http://img02.deviantart.net/2631/i/2012/037/f/b/trapped_soul_by_giralikesyou-d4owvmw.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes? What struggles do you have in this process?

Studio Art 360: Observation today – let’s revisit your thumbnails

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw your objects yesterday?  

Georgio Morandi – Still Life and SIMPLE THINGS: http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/1956-2.jpg

What are 2 difficulties that you had in beginning your drawing today? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

AP Studio Art: MID CRIT with Peregrine Honig

Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.

Today is a Mid-Crit with Peregrine Honig. Are you READY to share your work and ideas? I hope so.

The END of the NATURE CRIT – Who will stay in the competition? I know! http://www.allaboutthetea.com/dev/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/work-of-art-contestants-1.jpg

What did you take away from the critique?

#MidWeek #Wednesday – I’m BACK!

Special Thanks to ALL the #NAEA16 Leaders for the 2016 Conference in #Chicago. This was a great experience! Thank you all.

Drawing: PORTRAITS! Eyes!

EYES: http://www.bhorg.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/eyes-29-1.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • What is it about the EYES that makes it EASIEST or most DIFFICULT to draw?

Reflection: What 3 mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?

Studio Art 360: TEXTURE – COLLAGE it BEARDEN style

John Steazaker: http://cdn.gestalten.com/media/catalog/product/cache/3/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/t/h/theageofcollage_web_1.jpeg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What are you doing to SUCCESSFULLY create a REAL sense of SPACE in your COMPOSITION?
  •  BOOK: http://usshop.gestalten.com/age-of-collage.html
    • Let’s Look at Romare Bearden for a bit to give you a better understanding… HERE

Reflection: How have you been able to think about your artwork being something that CAN affect how someone who looks at your work and their ideas about your subject matter?

AP Studio Art: Figurative Art –  Richard Diebenkorn

Richard Diebenkorn: http://www.reproduction-gallery.com/catalogue/uploads/1141454024_large-image_1065180426_largeimage.jpg



  • Observe: Learning to attend to visual contexts more closely than ordinary “looking” requires, and thereby to see things that otherwise might not be seen.
  • What is the ONE thing you are learning about the figure at this point? Maybe it is an OBSERVATIONAL thing… Maybe it is something else entirely (look at page 30 in your folder…).

Reflection: Have you explored a new medium? Have you attempted to work with and through a new (or familiar) material in your work? EXPLAIN in THREE SENTENCES. What has it done for your drawing? DUE END OF CLASS TOMORROW – CRIT IS DUE TOO. Last 10 minutes of class.

Paul Andrews Photography
Guess what happens on April 4? We are going to revisit our outdoor projects with another outdide artist – Peregrine Honig – from Work Of Art!

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper – FINAL DAYS THIS WEEK!

Habits of Mind: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/artists-studio-habits-of-mind.jpg?w=620


  • 4.2Ac: Analyze, select, and critique personal artwork for a collection or portfolio presentation.
  • What ONE ARTISTIC SKILL from PAGE 30 of Artist Habits of Mind did you take away from the 50 Sheets of Paper? 

Reflection: What is one thing you added to today’s critique that made the conversation truly move forward? If nothing – what is ONE THING YOU THOUGHT ABOUT! 

#MidWeek #Wednesday – So QUICK! Happy #Veteran’sDay

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  —William Scott Downey

NPR – Listen Radio Lab Story of Perseverence HERE!

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Painting and Advanced Painting: PORTRAITS and CANVAS Building

Do you need to add your painting to your the critique? HERE THEY ARE!

Katherine Fox “Face 3 – self – portrait” https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/9f/fb/ca/9ffbcae8de3b925577329c6197a6b51b.jpg


  • 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.
  • What is one question you have about the process of building a canvas? Ask around and see if your classmates can help you resolve those questions before you begin to build.
  • Self-Portraits – Then and Now 

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE big challenge you will have in the process of building a canvas? What are TWO strengths in the idea / practice of building your OWN CANVAS versus buying one from a store?

Studio Art 360: Collage – 1 Day Left (and 1 night)

Romare Bearden in his studio! The MAN and the ART! https://media2.wnyc.org/i/620/350/80/photologue/photos/1%20Bearden%204.png


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design. A: Name the STRONGEST aspect of your collage and WHY you feel it is the strongest aspect. In Romare Bearden’s Studio

Reflection / Evaluation: Looking at the idea of having a STRONG Assessment on your rubric in mind – What do you need to do TONIGHT to RESOLVE the image… if you need to make it a level of “I have MASTERED THIS IDEA of collage and I could do it with a new topic if I needed to (like in English Class).

AP Studio Art: Concentration to work on!

Have you looked at the AP Studio Art Portfolio for Inspiration? Here are the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

michael Berryhill – MORE GREAT WORKS! http://www.brooklynrail.org/article_image/image/13230/berryhill-web3.jpg


  • 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 biggest (or two) Element / Principle you are using in your work this week? Explain in SPECIFICS – Use your individual pieces to explain.

Reflection / Evaluation: 3 things that were successful today in your three work? What is it that helps the work move forward? BE SPECIFIC!

Drawing: Google Slideshow

Hmmm… something isn’t quite right here… http://img02.deviantart.net/2631/i/2012/037/f/b/trapped_soul_by_giralikesyou-d4owvmw.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • What is it about the EYES that makes it EASIEST or most DIFFICULT to draw?

Reflection / Evaluation: What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to eyes?