As the summer comes upon us, I took in the opportunity to see a couple of wonderful art shows (and to help celebrate my Birthday – 42 if you are keeping score). The first exhibition I saw was the WASSILY KANDINSKY exhibition (Link Here) at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This was a GREAT exhibition of works from the early part of his career while he was experimenting with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism up through the Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter), back to the Impressionist works through his works as a Bauhaus teacher and artist. WHEN you get a chance to go and see the work (there is NO OPTION here… you HAVE to go and see it – ask for family / student discounts). ALSO – Here is the LINK to the Kandinsky Inspired works the artists of our class created on Oil Pastels earlier in the school year. I bought the exhibition catalog (of course) and was NOT able to make photographs in the show so… (shhhhh…) here are a couple of images from the catalog.
Entrance to the Kandinsky Show!
Interested in a catalog.
“Fragment for Composition VII (Center),” 1913, oil on Canvas.
“Achtyrka – A Neighboring Dacha on the Pond,” 1917, Oil on Canvas Board.
“Drawing for Arrow Shape to the Left” 1923, Pencil and India Ink on Paper. Look at the NUMBERS! MATH!
Waterford Public Library -Waterford, WI
And the OTHER Show – This is a bit more local and accessible for everyone in Waterford, WI… I have taken the Drawing Student’s COMMUNITY Art Exhibition, special thanks to the Library Director Pam Belden and the library staff, and installed the COMMUNITY EXHIBITION (Link Here). The final works for the 2014 school year are based on the artists of the American Regionalists (Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper to name a few) as well as their personal photographs and studies of the community of Waterford, WI. Some of the images are VERY recognizable – Waterford ICONS – as well as images that are more PERSONAL to the individual artists. Please visit the official website (Link Here) to read more and go to the Waterford Public Library to see the works in person!
PLEASE – Give our artists some of your thoughts on the bottom of the page (comments). I will share your thoughts with the artists as the new school year starts up! ALSO – Subscribe to my blog page and continue to follow the arts and ideas as the summer goes along and the new school year begins up! Enjoy the summer!
I will be attending the InterActiv 2014 Technology Conference at UW-Whitewater and will be holding my VERY OWN LOW TECH MAKER FAIRE over the lunch break. I am NOT SURE how many (if any) will participate, but I will be documenting the WHOLE THING and I will be gathering and supplying materials and ideas – moderating the ideas there. I will begin with a MAKER FAIRE definition and then open it up to all those who are interested in participating in the event. That evening I will be moderating along with others from the #WHSoc20 teacher group a conversation about the day, with images and the like (after I have had a presentation with the Waterford Union High School Board about the White House Social event from May 7, 2014). A LONG DAY but well worth it!
MY CHALLENGE TO YOU IS SIMPLE! One hour – that is all… Community and Improvement is HUGE. Making things that can add to the community is ALSO a great big part of what I encourage and teach. So, here it is:
On May 18th, take one hour, or whatever time you can afford, to go out and make:
Pick up garbage
Work in a soup kitchen
Think about the COMMUNITY that you live in and what can you do – one person, two people, a group – to make it better?
Document what you have been able to do and then email the images to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
I will create a page on my website to promote what you have done and will TWEET, POST, FACEBOOK, SHARE, Google+ the heck out of it!
QUESTIONS – EMAIL ME AT: email@example.com
THAT NIGHT – Follow and join in the conversation at #WHSoc20 on Twitter at 8:00CST (9:00EST) to read, learn, share about the movement that is Maker Faires and Maker Spaces and the Maker Movement!
A recap of my earlier post:
On June 18th, President Obama will host the first-ever White House Maker Faire to highlight how the Maker Movement and the increasing access to the hardware and software tools it takes to make just about anything, are unleashing new learning opportunities for students and opening new pathways for kids to get interested in STE(A)M. (Check out my students work based on STEAM HERE!)
The 18th will also be a National Day of Making, and we’re encouraging citizen makers around the country to get involved in their communities or plug in virtually using #NationOfMakers. Attached is more information on what you can do to celebrate making on June 18th.
Q: What do you like best about this class and / or teacher?
Its fun and you get to express yourself though your art… I also like that you play music for us
You get to do what you want in your pieces of art. It’s all about what we feel.
Learning new things about art everyday! I liked the themes of the projects we did.
Class was kind of a time to relax and just make art–I looked forward to it everyday.
I really enjoyed art because i learned a lot in it and we got to try many different things and mr. korb is an excellant teacher [sic. I encourage spelling checks but… thank you]
The best part of this class is the open environment it provides.
Mr. Korb let us back up our work and expressed our thoughts. By doing this, Mr. Korb saw maybe what we were trying to do and grade off of that. By reflecting on our artwork, we can back up our thoughts, which helped my grade a lot. He let us express our thoughts and ways of doing things.
This class was by far the best class that I enrolled in and, it really broadened my horizons in the very linear school setting. It was a truly great class, and Mr. Korb was able to really capture my attention and hold my interest throughout the year.
I liked how you used technology to enhance learning. I was able to review and practice techniques at home while watching the videos. It was amazing seeing the videos of art exhibits from the White House. Even on days when there was a substitute teacher, you still interacted with the class. The web site was inspiring to view on a daily basis. You seem to care about each individual student and were always there after school for extra help. I wish all my teachers were as involved and cool as you.
I did not pay these kids to put these words out there. While these are not ALL of the comments about the BEST things the kids took away from the year, these are some that caught my eye. I strive to help EACH and EVERY kid become engaged with the work they are producing. Creating visual art that means something to them is an experience that I do not think they get in all their classes. While the ideas behind the COMMON CORE will encourage teachers to make the work REAL WORLD and pertinent to the child’s life, I have been seeing that as a part of the EVERYDAY of the ARTS for years. What was the BEST part of my year? The ingenuity and teamwork the kids developed, on their own, within the boundaries of the class and assignment, but on their own. Great job!
Not always serious & teaches a way where I personally want to learn the material.
I really enjoyed creating the clay slabs. Personally I think that ceramics is my forte, and I really enjoyed the project as a whole. However, I was upset that we were not able to finish this project by glazing it. (I Agree… Glazing – maybe this summer?)
This class is by far my most favorite class I have ever taken. In the beginning of the year I was intimidated and didn’t know how things were going to go. Once I found my own ideas it all came together. The atmosphere of the class is cool too. There is a wide variety of skill and styles. I have learned a lot not only from you, but also my classmates. I like that we are all doing our own individual things, but then can come together and talk about our artwork together. During the course of the year I learned a lot. I have been exposed to a lot a cool things. I have learned how to get through the frustration that comes with art making and also have learned that failure is okay and without failure, you cant get better. I think that is a good lesson to learn. I have only touched on some of the great experiences I’ve had in this class. There are much more. Thank you for an awesome year.
I like how Mr. Korb participates actively with all of the students and tells the students when they are doing well.
Well, I love art and Mr. Korb makes it a fun class to be in and stresses reflections of your daily progress and work which really helps me to look back at what I have created and to criticize myself.
1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics of Bullying clearly – What is your MAIN IDEA? Write THAT down…
4.3 compare relationships in BULLYING COLLAGE in terms of your culture. How are you creating a work that speaks to the topic of BULLYING in YOUR CULTURE – Let’s take a moment and REALLY Share!
DUE ON TUESDAY of NEXT WEEK!
WHY is BULLYING an important topic BESIDES Mr. Korb said we were doing this? What are you doing to EMPHASIZE and MAKE CLEAR the topic you have chosen? How is the imagery you are working on representing the work you are creating.
Drawing: Neighborhoods and OBSERVATION
5.1 identify the rationale behind making art. What are YOU saying about YOUR Community? Share these ideas with your classmates.
What advancements have you made in the work so far? The compositions and ideas behind the design? What are you doing to advance the project and make it work visually? What have you learned from TWO DAYS of drawing outside and how can you put that into the project next week?
AP Studio Art: Collaboration and WORK!
1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials, 1.2.2 techniques, 1.2.3 and processes you use through COLLABORATION – NOW we are rolling!
What has been the largest contribution that you have made to the work here? What are you going to be adding next week?
Know about solving visual challenges (making art) using analysis (breaking the work into its parts).
How are you going to work on the ideas behind the portrait over the break? What FAMOUS images come to mind when you think of ART HISTORY? You are going to use ideas from Art History in the final work… What worries do you have?
AP Studio Art: Log In and Log On… AP is WAITING to hear from you!
3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges – WHAT ARE YOUR CHALLENGES?
Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work? What do you have to do over break?
(2.3) Create artworks that use organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.
(5.1) Identify the intentions and purposes behind making art.
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?
AP Studio Art: COMPUTER UPLOADS and CONCENTRATION
Create multiple solutions to your CONCENTRATION visual challenges and apply media, techniques, and processes with skill confidence and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
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?
“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 Foundations: POP ART all you ANDY WARHOL kids out there!
Apply acrylic paint using the mixing techniques, and processes (one shape at a time with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas (modifying the image to one specific color scheme) are executed well .
What is FUN about the use of acrylic paints? If you are NOT painting yet… what do you need to finish up so you can begin painting tomorrow? How can you use this in other classes, other aspects of your life?
Drawing: Faces and FAUVISM.
1.4 Initiate, define, and solve challenging visual arts problems using skills of (1.4.1) analysis (.2) synthesis (.3) evaluation. (P).
Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information. – Get out there and visit a bit about Henri Matisse!
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? Facial Proportions
AP Studio Art: ONLINE – Set up YOUR ACCOUNT and UPLOAD!
Technology Operations and Concepts – Students demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.
What challenges did you face with the new uploading process? Easy huh?
“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
Creative Industries out there that WILL REQUIRE Imaginative and Creative individuals: HERE
Art Foundations: Final Day to Paint Color Wheel – Getting into the GRID
The GRID and POP Art are our major focus… are you able to apply media (acrylic paint), techniques (grid), and processes (one square at a time) with an 1.1.3 awareness so that your ideas are executed well?
What was the biggest challenge of using the grid – beyond Mr. Korb’s initial math issues? How is the DRAWING One Square at a TIME going? EXPLAIN YOUR ANSWER!
Drawing: Ears – FUN!
How have you used BASIC shapes to draw the nose from yesterday? Are you able to use 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)?
What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to EARS? Next week we begin to assemble it all together – First FAUVISM and HIP HOP!
AP Studio Art: The STATEMENTS are DUE! How’s your website?
Write out your PLANS for the 2 newest CONCENTRATION works and think about how you are… 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work? Share your answers to the 2 questions online with a classmate!
“Employing your imagination is the first step to the fulfillment of any dream.” ― Richelle E. Goodrich
Art Foundations: Color Wheel and GRID (only if you are done with the color wheel)
What colors have you struggled with as you mixed colors to fill your color wheel? 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 acrylic paint, 1.2.2 mixing colors, 1.2.3 and applying the paint CAREFULLY!
What was the easiest portion of the color wheel? What do you enjoy / dislike about acrylic paints? What MIGHT be something that would keep you from doing more in the painting arena?
Drawing: Noses and Reflection on the drawings from yesterday.
WHY is the idea of being able to draw your facial features important in the process of becoming a stronger drawer? 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.
How are you breaking the facial features up into smaller parts so it is easier to draw the WHOLE feature? 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements.
What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to NOSE today?
AP studio Art: How are you doing?
What do you STILL need to do (considering all the stuff on your plates?) 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
Which works are you most proud of and why? What is working with the pieces that you would choose as your “quality” works? Why do the other ones NOT work?