#Wednesday and you are Making #Art – We Hope

Of the works, skills, information you wrote about earlier in the week (above) write out a timeline for the next 5 days that will allow you to really work out the changes, skills, mastery so that you can (by mid-week next week) turn in the changes for a stronger demonstration of the learned skills. (All late and missing work will be DUE on the FIRST DAY OF SCHOOL NEXT WEEK.)

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

Studio Art 360: Still Life = Quiet and Focused Drawing

Look back at Monday’s drawings and the beginning of the process, what are some of the challenges that you are facing when it comes to drawing from observation?

Observation of the still life – check out the values and shapes. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-aQKehe2lF80/T7SKuSjChDI/AAAAAAAAAIw/z3adIQpV3nY/s640/still_life_charcoal.jpg

In 140 characters, describe your artistic GROWTH through this process of DIRECT OBSERVATION #’s are acceptable.

Painting: Personal Reflection and Meaning – and PAINT!


As you look at your work in front of you, what are the aspects you struggled with? What have you soared with?

Georgia O’Keefe – watercolor painting and you. What are you doing that is similar to her work? What skills have you learned? http://www.berkshirefinearts.com/uploadedImages/articles/1213_Dove-OKeeffe915381.jpg

Biggest accomplishment with the watercolor today? how have you seen stagnation – non-experimentation / growth as an artist so far? 

Drawing: Let’s Mount the Drawings and Listen to some Music! Time to DRAW!


How are you using geometric shapes in your life? How do you relate meaning to them? What are some shapes that are dominant in your life?

Music, Geometry, Color, Shape – what are you going to be doing? http://littleguyintheeye.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/shapes-in-nature.jpg

Work out ideas in sketchbook to help develop compositions.G: What NEW ideas might you have had about COLOR and Shape in the art you were creating?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and YOU!


With a lot to accomplish in two weeks and little input from me… how are you going to manage your time effectively? Website can be done on own time. Sketching / making art – own time / study hall / before / after school…

Giorgio Morandi – What is the common thread, the ideas that Morandi is hoping to accomplish. http://i0.wp.com/www.italianmodernart.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Morandi-still-lifes-with-object-by-WS-Jr.jpg?resize=738%2C492

What 3 questions do you have about the ideas of a concentration?

#Follow your #Obsessions! But the #CUBS? @jerrysaltz

5. “Follow your obsessions. If you love the Cubs that much, maybe they need to be in your work.” – Jerry Saltz – Art Critic and personality.

CUBS? Really Jerry? http://artspace99.blogspot.com/2014/01/saltzy-selfies.html

AP Studio Art: Are you going to get VOTED OFF?

Inspired to CREATE earth art! http://www.agnesdenesstudio.com/img/works4/works4.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Where are you struggling with ideas as you resolve your BREADTH artwork? Have you begun to plan your next three 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?

Advanced Drawing: Crit and PAPER BAGS!

How can you use THIS as the inspiration for a drawing? What could YOUR choices in paper bags say about you? Preliminary work!


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Where do you see the ideas of preliminary works as being a strong help in the making of your art?

Talk to your neighbor / partner about the potential meaning behind your work. What SKILLS are you hoping to develop in this drawing? What types of bags are you hoping to bring in and use to communicate a message through this work with?

Drawing: CRIT and EAT!

Put your work up and let’s TALK ABOUT IT!


  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Looking at the still life in front of you, what is the one aspect of it that you are most pleased with? Why are you so pleased with how you handled the materials and composition?

What was it that you took away from today’s critique? How did you contribute to the success of the conversation? 

Studio Art 360: Thumbnails and IDEAS! – VALUE TOO!

More MORANDI and his Objects!


  •  1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • Take a LONG HARD LOOK at your composition. What is happening with the FIGURE? The GROUND? The POSITIVE SPACE? The NEGATIVE SPACE?

How did the drawing go today? What do you see yourself doing VERY WELL in this composition?

How about COMPOSITIONS? Looking for ideas? Let’s Look HERE!

How To Do Everything

How to do Everything Image
How To Do Everything with your chef – Mr. Korb… Listen to the second half of the show to hear Mr. Korb’s Contributuion to the BIG GAME snack dip recipe. Start at 5:55.

#Routine in #Korb’s #Classroom. Let’s #work this #DAILY!

“Shallow understanding from people of good will is more frustrating than absolute misunderstanding from people of ill will.” – Martin Luther King, Jr. 

AP Studio Art – Art and Fear – Let’s go to it!



  • 1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.
  • How does FEAR get in your way TODAY as you begin to or continue to create art?

How have you learned to work beyond fears to create work this year? Do you find that you still have fears about the work you are creating?

Advanced Drawing: Abstraction and Pastels – Color Schemes!

Monochromatic – simple in color – BALANCED in value. How are you balancing your composition?


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What is successful in your artwork? What is the monochromatic color scheme you are using and what is the complementary color? Share this with your neighbor. Where is your emphasis (complimentary color) going to be and why?

What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors.

Drawing: Still Life – FAST and FURIOUS!

I will ALWAYS go to Giorgio Morandi for the CLASSIC Black and White Still Life. What’s the compositional style here?


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What did you accomplished yesterday? Thumbnails from MONDAY help prepare ideas for more solutions and ideas

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

Studio Art 360: Draw what you REMEMBER!

I LOVE ART! Robert Indiana does too.


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What materials did you use yesterday that you have used in the past? What materials can you TRY to use today that you have NOT USED in the past.

Continue to hand out supplies – Discuss the expectations of the classroom.

What is ONE question that you still have about the course, department, or me?

“Only those who dare to fail greatly can ever achieve greatly.” – John F. Kennedy

50th Anniversary of John F. Kennedy’s Assassination.

Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective, Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen

Claus Oldenburg and Coosje van Bruggen at Frank Gehry’s work of architecture. http://www.google.com/about/locations/los-angeles/images/binoculars.jpg


  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. (2.3) Create artworks that uses organization and function to solve specific visual challenges.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing. Please look over your neighbor’s drawing to see if there are ANYTHING that you feel are not using the 2 point perspective rules.

Advanced Drawing: Hallways – Last Day? Probably not, but not much longer – Wednesday of Next Week – CRIT!

Interior drawing of a great space. What is similar to yours? What is different? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/138ec-hallway_lg.jpg


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas (Huge End Of Class Reflection!)

What’s been your biggest success in the halls this week? What have you REALLY learned about SPACE, COLOR, PASTELS,  BLENDING, SCALE, WORKING? Give yourself some thought in the REFLECTION / JOURNALING section of the Goals page. The weekend for take home? Monday and Tuesday to work (and get your CRITIQUE up and BEGUN…) Oral Critique on WEDNESDAY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration #4, Breadth, Photography and Editing

What’s going on in your still life set up? Giorgio Morandi had it all figured out. http://ahuskofmeaning.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/giorgio-morandi-1.jpg


  1. Create multiple solutions for visual problems. (Still Life… What are you doing to CHALLENG yourself? What ELEMENT or PRINCIPLE are you focusing on? Transparency like Fish? Superrealism like Flack? Colors and Space like Cezanne? “Simple” relationships like Morandi?
  2. NETS: use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively

What is your still life? What is your idea for your next concentration work? SHARE YOUR IDEAS with your neighbor and MAKE A NOTE in your notebook as to where you are and where you are going. Big opportunity for reflection.

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