#Tuesday is the day #TuesMakeArt! #LOL

Robert Rauschenberg working with his printmakers on prints: http://nga.gov.au/InternationalPrints/Tyler/IMAGES/SUPS/166510.jpg

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


PLEIN AIR ART CLASS: Summer Opportunities – Plein Air and Printmaking!

Summer Plein Air Art - Taliesin - Frank Lloyd Wright - Spring Green, WI
Summer Plein Air Art – Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright – Spring Green, WI Images of Field Trip HERE.

ALL LATE WORK IS DUE FRIDAY – No Exceptions! Period.


Drawing: Shadows, Positive, and Negative Space

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What TWO things do you want to accomplish today? Is there time to complete ONE MORE DRAWING? The Person Made Object shadow?

Todd Mrozinski and his tracings a the Pfister: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/a9/f9/e2a9f95faa72ac84d6a3df32c0dded44.jpg
Todd Mrozinski and his tracings a the Pfister: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e2/a9/f9/e2a9f95faa72ac84d6a3df32c0dded44.jpg

What are TWO THINGS that you see as being successful in the BEGINNING of the work you and your collaborator are doing in your respective works.


Studio Art 360: Printing Day is HERE!

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

What do you need to do in order to work the plate so we can PRINT this hour? Two things or are you ready?

Robert Rauschenberg working with his printmakers on prints: http://nga.gov.au/InternationalPrints/Tyler/IMAGES/SUPS/166510.jpg
Robert Rauschenberg working with his printmakers on prints: http://nga.gov.au/InternationalPrints/Tyler/IMAGES/SUPS/166510.jpg

What is ONE THING you are happy with about the print? What is ONE THING you would do differently?


Advanced Drawing: Work like your ART depends on it!

Express: Learning to create works that convey an idea, a feeling, or a personal meaning.

Take a look at your previous week’s works – where did you struggle the most with the idea of the portrait? Where did you succeed the most? How do you use the ideas of chiaroscuro to better define the ideas of form (in the face especially)?

Jan Van Eyck "The Arnolfini Wedding" http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zzMCtDT8eAY/TfDsmfLvYSI/AAAAAAAAAvo/9_GMs6OWHyY/s1600/jan-van-eyck-arnolfini%2BPortraity%2Bdes%2Bdonateurs.jpg
Jan Van Eyck “The Arnolfini Wedding” http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-zzMCtDT8eAY/TfDsmfLvYSI/AAAAAAAAAvo/9_GMs6OWHyY/s1600/jan-van-eyck-arnolfini%2BPortraity%2Bdes%2Bdonateurs.jpg

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: Gallery Looking – Let’s See What We Have Done!

AP Art Show Nametags – Make a copy of this into your folder.

4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

Looking at the show – What needs tweeking? What needs work? Ok? Then we are back to the SEVEN DEADLY ART MYTHS.

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Hieronymous Bosch – Wrath: The Seven Deadly Sins: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/7b/Jheronimus_Bosch_Table_of_the_Mortal_Sins_%28Ira%29.jpg By Hieronymus Bosch – →This file has been extracted from another file: Hieronymus Bosch- The Seven Deadly Sins and the Four Last Things.JPG, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5595441

How much do you need to do in order to continue on your Seven Deadly Art Myths? WRATH

 

#FRIDAY – Enough Said!

Todd Mrozonski - Time to get you drawing! http://onmilwaukee.com/images/articles/sh/shadowpaintingsmrozinski/shadowpaintingsmrozinski_fullsize_story2.jpg?20140915104043

PLEIN AIR ART CLASS: Summer Opportunities – Plein Air and Printmaking!

Summer Plein Air Art - Taliesin - Frank Lloyd Wright - Spring Green, WI
Summer Plein Air Art – Taliesin – Frank Lloyd Wright – Spring Green, WI Images of Field Trip HERE.

DRAWING’s Morning Scenery Books – Now in the Library.

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Morning Scenery Handmade Japanese Accordion Books: https://goo.gl/ls2WjH

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes


Drawing: Silhouettes

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Looking at yesterday – Wednesday – What’s happening in the drawings that draw you in? Seriously – what’s interesting and strong about the ideas in your work?

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Todd Mrozonski – Time to get you drawing! http://onmilwaukee.com/images/articles/sh/shadowpaintingsmrozinski/shadowpaintingsmrozinski_fullsize_story2.jpg?20140915104043

What are you taking home this week this weekend? Why is it important to make strides and visual accomplishments in this drawing for you? TWO REASONS!


Studio Art 360: Caran Dache and PRINTING

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

Today we are BEGINNING our CARAN DACHE Crayons and a printing plates. Of the sketches from outside… which one is the most visually interesting? WHY?

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Once again… What do you need to do in order to be ready to print MONDAY? Are you done with the crayon drawing?


Advanced Drawing: Mid Crit MONDAY!

2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

Inside and outside images

Information on Edward Hopper’s “Office at Night”: http://www.edwardhopper.net/office-at-night.jsp

Edward Hopper - Office at Night: http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/office-at-night.jpg
Edward Hopper – Office at Night: http://www.edwardhopper.net/images/paintings/office-at-night.jpg

YOUR DRAWING IS BEGUN AND READY TO MID CRIT. WHEN WE GET BACK. Please make plans with a collaborator to have SOME REAL collaboration / conversation about the work over break. 1 hour of work time… maybe more… not too much to ask. What is it you have to do to complete the drawing? MAKE DARN SURE you have added to the RUBRIC online. Some of you FAILED at this last time and as of last look are doing the same.


AP Studio Art: GALLERY – Monday DEADLINE!

AP Art Show Nametags – Make a copy of this into your folder.

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

How did your studiomates conversation help you SEE your work in a new light?

Seven Deadly Art Myths – Interactive Handbook – Read the SEVEN aloud to them and allow them to consider the myths.

PRIDE - https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Jheronimus_Bosch_Table_of_the_Mortal_Sins_%28Superbia%29.jpg By Hieronymus Bosch - http://www.museodelprado.es/es/pagina-principal/coleccion/galeria-on-line/galeria-on-line/zoom/1/obra/mesa-de-los-pecados-mortales/oimg/0/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5595902
PRIDE – https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/e/e5/Jheronimus_Bosch_Table_of_the_Mortal_Sins_%28Superbia%29.jpg By Hieronymus Bosch – http://www.museodelprado.es/es/pagina-principal/coleccion/galeria-on-line/galeria-on-line/zoom/1/obra/mesa-de-los-pecados-mortales/oimg/0/, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=5595902

What are you taking home for the weekend? MID CRIT on Monday.

The End Has Come – #PleinAir #Paint #Draw on your own

That’s it folks… Summer School is OVER. I am really happy with the work that has been created over the past four weeks. I would venture to bet, if I were a betting man, that this was the most work some of you have done in the shortest period of time. That tells me that one needs to make a LOT of art and not focus on ONE work… well… in some cases make a lot of work but in other cases… persistence and sticktoitiveness is important.

I think about the Studio Habits of Mind as the artists were out there and appreciate all the work that was demonstrated. I am curious about how those thoughts and ideas stuck with the young artists as they worked out in the real world. Developing Craft, Observing, Reflecting,  and Engaging and Persisting are some that really stand out to me as being some of the habits that really stood out. All of the SHoM, if the artists were to sit back and really look at the ideas they were working with, were with them everyday – and to see the development in all the artists is a great thing to see. Now… did all the artists take away the same level of learning, experience, development… of course not. But they all did take some away.

This link will take you to see the many photographs that were made during the 4 weeks of Plein Air Art in the Waterford (and Spring Green) area from this past summer. Enoy.

PLEIN AIR STATE FAIR OPPORTUNITY – If you are interested – and I hope some of you are – the Wisconsin State Fair is having their SECOND Plein Air Art Opportunity. The cost is $35 and you get 4 tickets to the fair. You need to supply you own materials and the day is yours to paint. You DO need to have something to show – framed and ready to share – but this is a GREAT resume builder and day to paint. READ THE RULES and be ready to PAINT!

PDF Information HERE

Entry Form HERE

Frank

#Friday in the #Art Room!

“In not stating the goal to the students and wording them so they are understandable… it is like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is or how long the trip is going to take. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.” – Frank Korb

Perseverance got you through it all… Now it is time to look back. https://www.bigquestionsonline.com/sites/default/files/styles/discussion-main/public/essays/templeton-perseverance.jpeg?itok=MHWj4wh-

EXTRA CREDIT SURVEY BELOW!

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Studio Art 360 – Color Schemes and POP Art – WRAP IT UP by FRIDAY!

Let’s KETCHUP with the final mounting of the works and the like. Hang ad critique a show. http://www.ufunk.net/wp-content/uploads/2013/10/Dori-the-Giant-street-art-15.jpg

Goals:

  • 4.1P: Analyze, select, and curate artifacts and/or artworks for presentation and preservation.
  • What did putting a MATT around your still life drawing do for the work? What do you feel the use of the MATT will do for THIS Painting?

How do you feel about the work you have produced in the class? The POP Art was strong for most of you… What can you use here to carry it into NEW works?

AP Studio Art – Let’s get back to it!

What is your concentration about? Savannah Seeger’s is about WHAT?

Goals:

  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What were your thoughts about the first chapter of Art and Fear? I have Facebooked to Ted Orland about the fact that we have begun the process of the BLOG.

What did you accomplish this week that will HELP you into the next three works? how do you continue to ADVANCE in the process of developing your concentration?

Painting – Let’s get back to it!

Texture! What can you do to emphasize the ideas about the techniques? Claude Monet’s Impressionism took care of that! http://www.acting-man.com/blog/media/2014/07/San-Giorgio-Maggiore-by-Twilight-by-Claude-Monet-OSA071.jpg

Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Last day of the week… What did you take from yesterday’s presentation… How do you see the ideas you are learning in this (and other art classes) as working into your larger world?

Did you accomplish MORE or LESS than you thought you would during the week? What could you do or DID you do to get to where you are?

#River’sEdgeArtWalk #Art in #Waterford – #HighSchool Art #Gallery

Waterford Union High School’s Parent Teacher Conferences were Thursday and Friday and the NEW ART GALLERY had its first REAL gallery opening! Well, the doors were open as the parents and students walked through the front door for conferences. TONIGHT however the gallery will be staffed and visitors will be visiting. The Third Annual River’s Edge Art Walk is underway Friday night from 5 – 9pm in Historic Downtown Waterford, WI. 27 (or so) artists will be sharing their inspired works with the community of Southeastern WI. Come and join us all and see the hard work the student artists of Waterford Union High School (as well as the art teachers – your’s truly included) have brought together.

  • Frank Korb, Mixed Media – Thai-Italiana Restaurant
  • Lisa Dukowitz, Photography – Marty’s Banquet Hall
  • Brett Roberts, Ceramics – Riverside Chiropractic
  • Waterford High School Students – Waterford High School Gallery (Door #1)
  • For More Information visit Absolutely Waterford’s Website – HERE

We look forward to seeing you!

Goals and Work… Stay on Task and Stay Focused

“If you can’t fly then run, if you can’t run then walk, if you can’t walk then crawl, but whatever you do you have to keep moving forward.”― Martin Luther King Jr.

Art Foundations: Goals / Ch 1 / Ch 4 / Sketchbook

What are some of the lines that you see in the drawing? Do you INTERPRET anything? http://www.gageacademy.org/upload/enews/enews_Tom_Yody-a.JPG

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well
  2. 1.4 create visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis and LINE

What were the challenges you had with the line drawing What was fun about the process? What kinds of lines were you “Drawn” to? Ha Ha Ha!

Drawing: Still Life / Sighting In / Observation / Reflection (Aesthetics – Composition) / Sketchbook

Morandi spent a CAREER working with different arrangements of boxes. What can you do with the still life in front of you? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/952ac-gm7.jpg

Goals:

  1. (1.2) create art that demonstrates an understanding of how ideas relate to the materials (pencils)
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What are the differences with the different types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

AP Studio Art: Organization of Of Sailors and Whales / Display of Works / Concentration work and Sharing

We are going to display your artworks and your statement… Thanks for the hard work and the written word. http://www.rentavaluecar.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/artworks-gallery-gif.gif

Goals:

  1. Work on (1.2) concentration works that demonstrate how your ideas relate to the materials and techniques that you use.
  2. Work on (2.6) creating multiple solutions to concentration works.

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

April 6, 2013 – Saturday – The ABC’s of Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: A – Z
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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A is for Assessment – One’s self and the evaluation of others needs for evaluation and assessment of hard and dedicated work is essential in a well rounded and successful art education. With a focus on the learning of technique and terms as well as a space that allows for REAL exhibition – knowing that the work will earn a space on the white wall of the gallery – gives more credence to the learning and assessment of that learning.

B is for Business – The operations of what it takes to be an artist and to deal with a gallery (space) becomes a needed aspect of courses  taught and give the students an understanding (or at least exposure) to the marketing, hanging, organizing, business end of being a professional artist. When the first show is up, opened, appreciated and critiques, and finally taken down, the learning of the hard work of being an artist in the truest sense of the job, is finally understood.

C is for Collaboration – Working with individuals from the arts community, gaining ideas and insights from professionals, and developing ideas together are skills and tools that are often looked for in professionals entering the working world. the gallery space would give students, faculty, and the community these opportunities to work together to reinforce the importance of the Arts in our growing community and culture.

D is for Development – Art making, speaking, and critiquing skills are abilities that are important aspects of the student’s education that need to be honed and developed. Art in the schools and community, and a space to share those artworks and skills allow for skills to be developed and delivered in an honorable and respectable way, thus  allowing for artistic pride in one’s work to be reinforced.

E is for Education – The lessons and skills learned in the making of art are enhanced through the lessons and skills developed through the exhibition of art as the artist keeps the goals of presentation, conversation, and appreciation in mind as the work is created.

F is for Fine Art – The final product (but for the artist not the most important part of the art – that would be process) that the hard and dedicated work an artist strives to produce and be recognized for.

G is for Goals – It is all about setting them, working towards them, and then reflecting upon them as they are completed (or not completed). The presentation and conversation allows for the “wall” to be the Goal for the learning and a place for reflecting upon the ideas of whether or not those goals were accomplished in the process. What is it that we hope to learn from the process of making art? Is is only about the manipulation of a medium on a ground? Is it only about the plasticity of a clay or metal? Is it just the digital images put into the computer and reproduced through the printer? NO! The objectives are larger than the simple “art making” and revolve around History, Aesthetics, and Art Criticism.

H is for Holistic – It starts with concepts to practice, then practice to presentation, presentation to conversation, conversation to appreciation. The appreciation on a gallery wall is the final space that artists work long and hard to achieve recognition (one more step would be to the hands and walls of the arts patron – but that is another story).

I is for Importance – The importance of the visual arts is often overlooked, yet when walls need decorating, fliers need printing, shirts need designing, sets need painting, the visual artists are the ones that are called upon. Image the walls of a household, office, classroom without the visuals – how sterile and unimportant would that space be (think of a prison cell… maybe I have offered up too much information – Just Kidding.)?

J is for Juxtaposition – The side by side comparison of professional artists, the community artists, and the student artists is essential to the community of artists and learners. The professional, weekend warrior, and the student learning what it is to work in and be around art may not always be attained by those in the arts BUT it is essential to the arts. The Artist, the Critic, the Historian, the Consumer… Art does not get made in a vacuum and is essential to all those involved.

K is for Kindred Spirits – The closeness of a group of artists (professionals and students alike) who are making work, discovering skills and abilities, solving problems and coming up with new and inventive solutions, and then showing work together with a sense of pride… this is something desperately needed in our world – here is an opportunity to promote that spirit of unity. Start an art group with your friends and have pizza while talking about the art you make.

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).

M is for Mediums – So often students are afraid of the learn the basics of handling a medium, yet tend to be amazed at what a completed artwork in an unfamiliar (or all too familiar) medium is. Through the use of the visual arts, high quality and resolved ideas,  images, experiments, mediums, topics, sizes, colors… you name it… are experienced in a way that allows the risk of failure to be superseded by the potential of new success.

N is for New – New ideas and opportunities  that individuals come up with allow for a different approach for problem solving and discoveries of the self that other ways of thinking may not be able to provide.

O is for Opportunities – The arts offer the students so many opportunities to create and work their minds in different ways that other areas of academia do not. Studio spaces, drawing tables, sketchbooks, empty canvases, open minds, supportive communities and families offer that opportunity.

P is for Professionalism – As a high school teacher (and former high school student) it is one thing to move a pushpin display board around the cafeteria and pin artwork to it in hopes that it gets looked at and appreciated (and not touched and smeared up by other students). It is another thing altogether to give the work by our quality students a place to be appreciated in a space that allows the viewer to step back and see the hard fought efforts on display is a safe and protected space. Many people (students, myself as a high school student and even at the college level) are often too intimidated to even venture into an art gallery if they stumbled upon one. While a critique can often be a good destination for artwork, a gallery IS the destination for artwork (MoMA will be calling soon enough) while a pushpin display board is a destination for a mid-critique… maybe.

Q is for Quiet – Reflection is always a wonderful and necessary skill to develop as one thinks about the skills that have been mastered and the skills that need refining. The arts, and a place to properly view the visual arts, allow for that necessary practice of self-reflection and contemplation to occur. As artists work through the process of making art, the sense of reflection (and feedback from those involved and interested in the work) is essential to that process of making art.

R is for Reflection – See above (Quiet). If the above is not convincing enough, try Socrates out for size with”The unexamined life is not worth living.”

S is for Society – Art has defined, redefined, reflected, and changed society since the beginning of humankind. The arts challenge our perceptions and help us see the world in new and creative ways (Sixteen Trend: Their Profound Impact on Pur Future, p 170). From the cave paintings at Lascaux, where the artists painted their ceremony and day to day activities to the Renaissance artists where Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni defined what it was to create perfection and question the status quo. Pablo Picasso and his , the visual representation of the horror, bloodshed, and devastation of the small Basque Country village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.  Society of the past would not be known without the arts and the society of today requires the same.

T is for Teamwork – By working together, students, faculty, community members can create exhibitions,  build collections, and develop relationships, “conceive of ideas, products, services, performances and pathways to peace and understanding. The arts can help us find common ground (170)”. They can build the skills to really understand what it’s like to work as a team and come up with extraordinary results.

U is for Unity – Artists (and the rest of us who may not be artists – me excluded as I am one… whatever that means) have a need for the a sense of belonging. While the sharing of a personal body of work is one way to create a sense of unity among the artworks, the gathering of artists, whether it be at a local coffee shop, gallery, or museum, (or family room over pizza and beverages once a month – Thanks Ted) is essential in the development of a strong body of work and connection.

V is for Variety – Artists offer so much more than what they tend to get credit for when it comes to the work they produce and the individuals they are. The diversity of works that the artists create is only outdone by the diversity of actual artists themselves that are out int he community. The use of UNITY (see above) is something that helps bring them all together to share their ideas and breakthroughs in the future of the arts.

W is for Wanting – There is something that everybody wants. Whether it be love, community, understanding, attention, conversation, or something else entirely. The visual arts offer these and more tho those who are interested enough in the investigation and risks that are involved. Go ahead… make a mistake, try something new, forge a path ahead that nobody else has had the courage to do as of yet. The visual arts DARE you!

X is for eXtraordinary – The use of eXtraordinary here is because the level of education that the visual arts offer to the community is just that, extraordinary. The images and thoughts that are offered, the levels of skill that are developed, the levels and expectations of visual understanding and thought set in front of the audience (and maker alike) are high. Hopefully just high enough that reaching for them is within the grasp of everyone. The end result is if those challenges are actually reached for and grasped by those that they are put in front of.

Y is for Youth – The kids are the future and we, the mature artists, are there for them. The youth of our community is challenged by what it is to make art, to appreciate art, and to learn from art. Why we, as artists, are all here is to help them know about the importance of the arts in their developmental opportunities toward acquiring the knowledge, skills and experiences to become successful and responsible adults.

Z is for Zackenstil – While this zig-zag style of art (created in the 13th-century) was used in sculpture, painting, stained glass and manuscript illumination (and is reputedly an offshoot of the angularly-draped clothing one sees on human figures in Byzantine art) helps to demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to making art. The arts elevate the ideas of learning and through the academics as well as lifelong learning of our community and world. The arts brings the rest of out existence to a new and higher level.

March 30 – Saturday – ABC’s of Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: X, Y and Z
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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W is for Wanting – There is something that everybody wants. Whether it be love, community, understanding, attention, conversation, or something else entirely. The visual arts offer these and more tho those who are interested enough in the investigation and risks that are involved. Go ahead… make a mistake, try something new, forge a path ahead that nobody else has had the courage to do as of yet. The visual arts DARE you!

X is for eXtraordinary – The use of eXtraordinary here is because the level of education that the visual arts offer to the community is just that, extraordinary. The images and thoughts that are offered, the levels of skill that are developed, the levels and expectations of visual understanding and thought set in front of the audience (and maker alike) are high. Hopefully just high enough that reaching for them is within the grasp of everyone. The end result is if those challenges are actually reached for and grasped by those that they are put in front of.

Y is for Youth – The kids are the future and we, the mature artists, are there for them. The youth of our community is challenged by what it is to make art, to appreciate art, and to learn from art. Why we, as artists, are all here is to help them know about the importance of the arts in their developmental opportunities toward acquiring the knowledge, skills and experiences to become successful and responsible adults.

Z is for Zackenstil – While this zig-zag style of art (created in the 13th-century) was used in sculpture, painting, stained glass and manuscript illumination (and is reputedly an offshoot of the angularly-draped clothing one sees on human figures in Byzantine art) helps to demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to making art. The arts elevate the ideas of learning and through the academics as well as lifelong learning of our community and world. The arts brings the rest of out existence to a new and higher level.

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NEXT WEEK: A – Z One More Time!

Please follow me via e-mail, like me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter, and share me around to the world! Thanks!

Frank

March 23, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: U and V
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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U is for Unity – Artists (and the rest of us who may not be artists – me excluded as I am one… whatever that means) have a need for the a sense of belonging. While the sharing of a personal body of work is one way to create a sense of unity among the artworks, the gathering of artists, whether it be at a local coffee shop, gallery, or museum, (or family room over pizza and beverages once a month – Thanks Ted) is essential in the development of a strong body of work and connection.

V is for Variety – Artists offer so much more than what they tend to get credit for when it comes to the work they produce and the individuals they are. The diversity of works that the artists create is only outdone by the diversity of actual artists themselves that are out int he community. The use of UNITY (see above) is something that helps bring them all together to share their ideas and breakthroughs in the future of the arts.

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NEXT WEEK: W, X, Y, and Z

Please follow me via e-mail, like me on Facebook, Follow me on Twitter, and share me around to the world! Thanks!

Frank

 

March 16, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

A special note of thanks to my friend Janie Pollock for bringing me into the ASCD Conference in Chicago, IL on March 15 to talk about my ideas and uses of technology in the classroom as a means of interaction with students, parents, and the world at large.

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The Newest ABC of the Arts: S and T
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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S is for Society – Art has defined, redefined, reflected, and changed society since the beginning of humankind. The arts challenge our perceptions and help us see the world in new and creative ways (Sixteen Trend: Their Profound Impact on Pur Future, p 170). From the cave paintings at Lascaux, where the artists painted their ceremony and day to day activities to the Renaissance artists where Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni defined what it was to create perfection and question the status quo. Pablo Picasso and his , the visual representation of the horror, bloodshed, and devastation of the small Basque Country village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.  Society of the past would not be known without the arts and the society of today requires the same.

T is for Teamwork – By working together, students, faculty, community members can create exhibitions,  build collections, and develop relationships, “conceive of ideas, products, services, performances and pathways to peace and understanding. The arts can help us find common ground (170)”. They can build the skills to really understand what it’s like to work as a team and come up with extraordinary results.

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