May 20, 2013 – Monday

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.” ― Courtney Hickman 

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Art Foundations: We are going to be working in ABSTRACTION and reading about UNITY and that sort of stuff. If you are away… Check out the text online – Look to the right of the screen and click on the Foundations Page…

ARTnews: The Golden Age of Abstraction: Right Now

Abstraction – -Color Schemes – What can you do? What did Max Ernst do?

GOALS:

  1. 4.3 compare relationships of texture and meaning in visual art in terms of 4.3.2 aesthetics (how things look and how you respond to them)
  2. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What is the topic that that you focused on today? How do you think that you are going to be able to create an abstract work of art based on the idea? Why does abstract art look so easy? Why do you feel it is going to be hard?

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Drawing: Critique Day! What have you got? What are you going to be talking about? What are you going to be LISTENING FOR?

Romare Bearden gave critiques too, and his students listened and participated in the critiques as well. DO NOT LET one or two of your classmates dominate the room.

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish personal meanings (what are you trying to communicate?)
  2. 5.5 Evaluate responses to works of art for communicating rationale and ideas.

What have you taken away from today’s critique? What came from this past week’s worth of work? What did you learn about the ideas of your own work / ideas / work from the instructor with specific goals and intentions in mind? Easy? Hard? What made it worthwhile?

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AP Studio Art: Are you ready to go with your show? What have you done with your statement? What have you got for your name tags? Do you have your Art and Fear ready to go? PIZZA TIME!

GOALS:

  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork. (P).
  2. Know about the use of symbolism, self-reflection, personal experiences, and feelings

What did you take away from today’s critique? What did you offer to your classmates? (2) Statement / Paper or Presentation DUE (last week – be ready to hang art today!)

May 17, 2013 – Friday – Really? Already? : (

“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 Thank you Ted and David – You have both been inspirations for the AP kids this past month. Pizza Party for a Critique? Sounds Good!

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ASCD Webinar Participants – SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Art Foundations: TEXTURE – Brief Textbook (175?) and Note taking. What is the texture we spoke of yesterday and how can we gather it up? Did you go and gather it up with your classmates.

Max Ernst’s TEXTURE Surrealism… What can you do that Ernst has mastered?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (acrylic paint), techniques (Grattage and Decalcomania), and processes (creating an series of textures) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What, of the three texture making techniques, did you enjoy using the most? What do you think you can do with each of these textures?

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DRAWING: Finish the pastel drawing… DO NOT FORGET to COLLABORATE with your partner!

Backgrounds… Culture… What does your drawing say about you?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks
  2. NETS: Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others.

What has been the most difficult part of this Self-Portrait for you? What has been the most rewarding part of this Self-Portrait for you? Please take a moment to reflect on why you felt this way. How have you GROWN through this process? I am SO proud of each and every one of you. You may not have worked at an A level, but each of you who challenged yourselves have succeeded in your own way.

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AP Studio Art: FINISH ALL THAT I HAVE ASKED OF YOU! Holy Cow! There is a lot to do… Art Show goes up next week.

Woah! Let’s hang a show as good at the ideas these kids have created! Show your best work and put your best foot forward!

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your culture.

What have you created this year?What have you challenged yourself with? What have you accomplished that you did not think that you might have been able to accomplish? Take a moment and give yourself some credit for all that you have finished and think about what you were unable to finish… why were you unable to finish you were able to finish?

MAY 16, 2013 – Thursday

“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

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ASCD Webinar Participants – SEE BELOW FOR MORE INFORMATION

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Art Foundations: TEXTURE – Textbook and Note taking. What is texture and how can we gather it up?

Jonathan Lasker REASONABLE LOVE, 2007 Oil on linen 81 x 108 inches 205.7 x 274.3 centimeters CR# LS.13939

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (crayon and acrylic paint), techniques (frottage, grattage, and decalcomania), and processes (EXPERIMENTATION) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

Where do you experience TEXTURE in your day to day activities? How does TEXTURE affect the way you experience some of the day to day events and happenings in your life?

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Drawing: Draw, Critique, Fix, Correct, Draw, Discuss, FAUVISM – Upload and Edit your Rubric – Collaborate with your classmates!

How are you keeping it cultural and self-focused?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks through self and collaborative critiques
  2. 1.1 apply pastel, layers, and Fauvist Drawing with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Yesterday got away from us – late start and all… what are your biggest accomplishments today? What were your classmates biggest accomplishments today? Write out your thoughts about your classmates drawing in the COmments section so that you can then take it to the computer and make the thoughts there also. COLLABORATE!

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AP Studio Art: Artist Statement, Gather Work for Show, Name Tags, Art and Fear Art Work

What is your Fear about Art?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply mediums , techniques, and process with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Homework? Cards for your artwork. Statements for the exhibition? Get it done? What are you proud of having accomplished this year?

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ASCD Webinar Participants – Thanks for the time at the the webinar. I hope that my thoughts were of value and raised some good points and some challenging questions. I am always looking for feedback – so please pass it along to me. 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 leave a message below or e-mail me at fjkorb@gmail.com. Enjoy!

May 15, 2013 – Wednesday – Late Start

“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

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ASCD Webinar Participants – Thanks for the time at the the webinar. I hope that my thoughts were of value and raised some good points and some challenging questions. I am always looking for feedback – so please pass it along to me. 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 leave a message below or e-mail me at fjkorb@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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Art Foundations 2D: ABSTRACTION – Let’s go out and look at MORE abstraction and see what interests us in the worlds that it offers.

Abstraction is NOT as easy or simple as you might think… what are you thinking about as you see this work by contemporary artist Jonathan Lasker’s The Quotidian and the Question, 2007, suggests anatomical structures. COURTESY CHEIM & READ, NEW YORK. ARTnews link to magazine article in the picture – go ahead… click it!

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. LAPTOPS!
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions (sketches) to visual challenges (making abstract art with a meaning) that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What was the most interesting part of the ARTnews article that you read about the Golden Age of Abstraction? How has looking at contemporary abstract art changed your mind about the work that is available and out there? Do yo understand the ideas of ABSTRACTION better than you did before? Please write your thoughts down in your COMMENTS section of your GOALS SHEET.

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Drawing: Work work work – Think think think. Pastels are in your hands and your mind is focused on the drawing. How are you breaking this space up? DUE – MONDAY! Critique – Monday – Wednesday of next week.

Hip-Hop… What does YOUR art say about YOU? Did your choice in COLOR SCHEME help you communicate your ideas and thoughts?

GOALS:

  1.  3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures.
  2. 1.1 apply pastel, layers, and Fauvist Drawing with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

How are you moving forward with this drawing? What have you chosen to do with the background? Why? How have you divided it up and made sure it was working with the portrait? Is it?

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AP Studio Art: How is the choice of your artwork going? How has your artists statement gone? Friday – it is due – POINTS for PARTICIPATION! Art and FEAR artwork… There is a lot of work you are working on… how can you keep up / keep it straight?

GOALS:

  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to your history and your cultures
  2. 1.1 apply mediums, techniques, and process with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well

Art and Fear, Name Tags, Art Show… there is a lot of work to get accomplished  Art and Fear is due Monday- Your Statement is due Friday, your Name Tags are due when you put the show up  – NEXT WEEK! What are you done with? Good work yesterday Bryan! Keep up the good work EVERYONE!

May 14, 2013 – Tuesday – Hello ASCD Webinar Participants!

“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

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ASCD Webinar Participants – Welcome to my DAILY Blog! 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 leave a message below or e-mail me at fjkorb@gmail.com. Enjoy!

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Art Foundations: Self Evaluation on GRID DRAWING. Introduction to ARTnews magazine and ABSTRACTION in the 21st Century – the GOLDEN AGE of ABSTRACTION! Review of Color Schemes too.

Abstraction is NOT as easy or simple as you might think… what are you thinking about as you see this work by contemporary artist Chris Martin’s “Seven Pointed Star for Isaac Hayes”, 2009, COURTESY MITCHELL-INNES & NASH, NEW YORK, ARTnews link to magazine article in the picture – go ahead… click it!

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. LAPTOPS!
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions (sketches) to visual challenges (making abstract art with a meaning) that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What was the most interesting part of the ARTnews article that you read about the Golden Age of Abstraction? Do you think that creating an abstract work of art with a meaning to support it is an easy thing to do? Why of why not? Please write your thoughts down in your COMMENTS section of your GOALS SHEET.

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DRAWING: Continue to work on the FAUVIST artworks from the past week. Collaborate with a classmate ONLINE! This is DUE at the beginning of class on Thursday and you will earn completion points in your character grade.

3rd Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

6th Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY – Comments on the COLLABORATION by Thursday.

Contemporary Portrait – NOT FAUVIST. Hip-Hop inspired – how inspired are you?

GOALS:

  1. Communication and Collaboration – Students use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning and to the learning of others. (NETS)
  2. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and 1.4.2 synthesis

Which portions of the drawing were you BEST able to analyze? How do feel that breaking it up into smaller pieces has helped you? How have you seen the work synthesize as you have continued to progress forward? Discuss the synthesis with your classmate AFTER you have written down your response to the first question.

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AP Studio Art: Continue with the Artist Statement and SEE the use of the NAMETAGS (Google DRIVE – NEW – FROM TEMPLATE – KORB Art Nametags – LINK). Get out your art and let’s have a conversation…

Who is the ARTIST? What is the YEAR this was painted in? What is the MEDIUM? What is the SCALE? Who were the DONORS? The information can all be found on the tiny little card next to the painting. 10 extrat credit points if you give me ALL that information by Wednesday Morning VIA Email: fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us.

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.1 commercial or 2.1.2 personal meanings (thanks Jennifer for the correction from yesterday)

What are you struggling with regarding the use of the ARTIST STATEMENT? (Link to the HANDBOOK HERE – PAGES 28 and 29… right Bryan?). What is challenging about the ideas of putting to WORD what you were trying to express in ART? Talk about your works with your classmates… maybe the conversation will help.

May 13, 2013 – Monday

“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

What do you to get off the starting blocks? What do you do to keep going?

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Art Foundations: How are you using the grid to help you create your art? Is it helping you or is it making it too hard? This is something that some of you have spoken about… it being difficult… it being easy… Analysis!

Imagine using the grid as the basis for your artwork. How can you use the grid as the basis for an abstract work?

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply media (colored pencil), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What is the most successful aspect of your drawing? Did the slowing down and working one square at a time help you to better understand the image you were drawing? Why or why not?

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Drawing: Fauvism – How much are you enjoying, hating, challenged by, made easier with the use of the WILD BEAST-like colors and REAL observation behind the image? I am THRILLED!

Mid Crit – DUE NEXT MONDAY – CRITIQUE 3 DAYS NEXT WEEK – PAPER DUE Thursday Beginning of class next week… COLLABORATIVE EFFORTS DUE WEDNESDAY OF THIS WEEK – WRITE OUT 10 sentences (one paragraph) about your partners work – good / bad / suggestions – make it worth their while.

3rd Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY

6th Hour MidCrit Artworks to UPLOAD by WEDNESDAY

How does looking at the work at this stage help you? Help your classmates?

GOALS:

  1. 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish
  2. 2.1.2 personal 2.1.3 communal (societal) 2.1.4 or other meanings

Write out what you have learned about the work you have produced. 4 minutes of SOLID writing – this will help you begin tomorrow and write your paper later this week (next week).

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AP Studio Art – 

Get Ready for the Artist Statement.

 Writing an artist’s Statement: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1mgnr69bpmbrqCUk74QbNpEq8GCeFrXZTpX3I_MMs23E/edit#

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.1 commercial 2.1.2 personal

What hurdles are you facing that stop you from writing about your artwork? What gets in the way? Why are words so hard?