What is Art – How Do You See It?

What is Art? Agnes Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Agnes Martin… What is ART to YOU? http://lisacongdon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/agnes-martin_stars.jpg

Art Foundations:

Contour Line FACE! http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Line Abstraction Artist Statements: virtultours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine

Goals:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of contour self-portraits by considering your line and attitude.
  2. (3.2) apply watercolor techniques to solve visual challenges (and define ideas for your portrait background).

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.

Drawing

How do we look at and then talk about art? http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp-content/gallery/art-walk-november-2009/img_7820.jpg

http://gurneyjourney.blogspot.com/2010/10/how-to-criticize.html

Goals:

  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Collaboration and Critiquing, Google Drive (cloud storage), and the HOW TO!
  2. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What have you taken from the critique first steps that we have begun?

AP Studio Art

Sky Space – Earth Art! http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png

http://skyspace.rice.edu/

Goals:

  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online?

Pattern Pattern Everywhere and not a Motif to Share!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor and VIDEOS for Watercolor Techniques!

Pattern and MORE pattern. Check out the TEXTURE and the line! What can YOU think of to do? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/e53d2-untitled-8.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What was the most challenging technique of WATERCOLOR PAINTING you ran across? What was the easiest? Why were they so different?

Drawing: Last Day – Still Life Drawing

Another of Morandi’s Works! http://www.thenation.com/sites/default/files/images/media/doc/483/1228413113-large.jpg

Goals:

  1.  (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process. G: Work on contour / chiaroscuro drawings – still life.
  2. Understand the contours and value that you are working on in your composition.

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – best and worst. What do WRAP UP over the weekend?

AP Studio Art: Nature / Earth Art

Wow! http://www.writedesignonline.com/history-culture/AndyGoldsworthy/goldsworthy.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork.
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

What are the upcoming challenges that you see coming for next week? 

Spiraling out of control? Pattern your life around the Arts!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

HOMEROOM:

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor

Henri Matisse “La Nagrisse” is in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France… Where are you headed with pattern? France?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/La_Negresse.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (Who are you? How do you represent that?).

How did talking with your neighbor make your drawing look different to you? What made it difficult to speak about your work and / or your classmates work with the critical eye?

Drawing: Continue to DRAW

Remember the header form yesterday’s article on Georgio Morandi? This is it! Go back to yesterday’s post and READ about him as an artist – one who went out and learned from others. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/09/19/arts/19mora.xlarge1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

Pair / Share – self–evaluation of the day – goal sheet. What are the best things that are happening in your drawing? Where are you still struggling?

AP Studio Art: Andy Goldsworthy – Earth Art – and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty Inspired? Think SO!!! Thanks Robert Smithson! http://fattony.transworld.net/files/2009/08/andy_goldsworthy3.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

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?

Let’s go outside and get inspired by the WORLD! Wear your coat… Brrrr.

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern – Watercolor

Henri Matisse – the Purple robe – What different patterns can you see? What types of pattern would you describe them as? http://www.josabela.com/artawareness/images/ArtworkGraphic19PurpleRobe.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of pattern.

What variations of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? What pattern did you use to design your background for this work? Share with your classmates.

Drawing: Self-Evaluate, Value, Still Life – Who was Morandi?

Georgio Morandi – An even tone of values and color… Very different than the darks we have been looking at… http://carpetmoss.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/giorgio-morandi-natura-morta-ii-1953.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of this still life for ideas  toward current / future works.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to drawing pencils and observation.

What are your thoughts about the idea of the composition / white objects as subject matter? WRITE THAT IN YOUR GOAL SHEETS. Why do you feel this is worthy / unworthy / simple / complicated? What is working? What can you take forward to the next assignment?

AP Studio Art: Thanks Carmel – here we go! Andy Goldsworthy on Tumbler.

Andy Goldsworthy… maybe you can be inspired by his work… or the work of the artists from Work of Art. http://amazingstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/andy-goldsworthy-1.jpg

Goals:

  1. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art
  2. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places

With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing> Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

One line – that’s all it takes… one simple (?) line…

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder

Art Foundations: Continuous Line Contour Drawing / Balance

Who is THIS handsome man? Could it POSSIBLY be Mr. Korb himself? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/2013-02-07_13-36-25_984.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.1.1) Create Multiple Solutions (Grid) to Solve Visual Problems (watercolor experiments!) Oh Boy!
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenge of CONTOUR LINE DRAWINGS and OBSERVATION using analysis (element of Line and breaking the face into parts… lines).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

Drawing: Self Evaluation (ALWAYS) and DRAW DRAW DRAW!

Yes… MOrandi even went a bit abstract at times… http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/193/w500h420/CRI_151193.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (SYNTHESIS) to successfully execute and bring your work to a final stage. (P)
  2. (1.1) Apply pencils with AWARENESS so that your ideas are executed well.

Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days?  What is the biggest success you have accomplished this week? Where are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: BRING YOUR COAT to create a Work Of Art

Andy Goldsworthy loved this weather – how about you? Time for something challenging… Brrr… https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/andy2bgoldsworthy.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas  – GOING OUTSIDE – Get Your Coats…

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? 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

Let’s hear it for perseverance! GO Perseverance!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P61 in Binder

Ok… page 61 of the binder looks like this. Thanks Harvard! http://www.lcps.org/cms/lib4/VA01000195/Centricity/Domain/144/8HabMind.jpg

Art Foundations: Contour Drawing – Abstract Reflection / Statement

Whose face is this? Not mine… yours? We will draw yours out and maybe, just maybe it will look like this (or not)… http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Goals:

  1. (3.3) Know about the creation of contour line drawings and explain why they are important.
  2. (1.4) Solve observational and drawing challenges using analysis (element of Line).

What did you take away from the various types and qualities of line and how can you use them in your artwork? What was difficult about the contour line drawing?

Drawing: Still Life – Serious Work

What’s Morandi got up his sleeve today? http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/698/w500h420/CRI_167698.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (3.2) Apply Observational Skills that you are developing and use skill to solve Compositional challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro, Observation, and  SIGHTING IN with DRAWING pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL

AP Studio Art: Computer Lab – Let’s edit and UPLOAD

I am here to help you UPLOAD your artwork to the world… http://zowchow.com/files/2012/11/terminator1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. NETS: Demonstrate a sound understanding of Photography and Editing, Uploading and the CLOUD / Website / BLOG.

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT CONCENTRATION works are due online?

How good are YOU looking today? How good are you LOOKING today?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line / Contour Line PORTRAITS

Hands can be REALLY hard – make it more enjoyable, less stressful… Let’s give it a try shall we? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/01/663df-6a01053560de5d970b017c3648d275970b-300wi.jpg

https://lh5.googleusercontent.com/ybQLOQj4jYFpccYL_Ij3xCrpBBe1bCP1yhVP5sXRhaslFh1gnGNsNPGWOE5EPqLZGbvZQo9c5uRzT4sX6pg2GXDMTaarYNtLjhATXAj-ApGM%3Ds600

Goals:

  1. Apply ideas of Observation in art and use skill to solve visual challenges of Continuous Line Contour Drawings
  2. Create Portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 TECHNIQUES of CONTOUR Line Drawings

What is the most challenging aspect of the hand drawing / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

Drawing: Still Life – SELF / GROUP Mid Crit! Things to look at before talking / writing about art – CLICK HERE

Let’s line up the critics… “tell me about your art…” http://abiggerworldyet.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/20100610_art_560x375.jpg Begin at 18:20

Goals:

  1. (2.1) form criticism (Mid Critique) about Still Life Drawings inspired from Classroom Still Life.
  2. (3.3) describe the creation of OBSERVATIONAL drawings and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What are the differences you are finding with the various types of pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise in the CRIT?

AP Studio Art: WORK – Next Week – COMPUTER LAB – Upload!

Everything tastes better with Bacon… even Francis Bacon. https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2012/02/art-bacon.jpg

Goals:

  1. What GOALS do you have for yourself? Really? What are your objectives?
  2. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for MONDAY

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates as they walked through the class today? What can you 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?  

Elements are the building blocks of art. What are you focused on? Line? Space? Value?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – President Barack Obama, SOTU 2014

Art Foundations: Line, Unity, Abstract Expressionism, Non-Objective Art – Process

How has Pablo Picasso used line to create this image of Igor Stravinsky? What kinds of line did he use? http://bdcentral.files.wordpress.com/2008/12/picasso_s_stravinsky1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (4.2) describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places. (Non Objective… what are we  / you trying to accomplish? What is the point of this first project?)

How has the use of the BLACK ACRYLIC paint UNIFIED your work? What techniques did you try? What types of lines STILL Stand out?

Drawing: Still Life, Thumbnail and Composition

Georgio Morandi and his compositions… what are you doing in your drawing to make this an interesting in your composition? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/gm1.jpg

GOALS:

  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (analysis) to successfully execute your still life.
  2. (1.1) Apply DRAWING PENCILS with awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What have you done to really figure out the composition? How have you filled in the space? What makes the space interesting? 

AP Studio Art: Concentration – DUE MONDAY!

Jenny Saville in her studio space. how are you working more than one art piece at a time? http://mrsawyersopus.files.wordpress.com/2011/01/jenny-saville-brewer-street-studio-22.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Solve visual challenges on the CONCENTRATION works for Friday.

What is happening in your work? What is working in your art? Where are you struggling?

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” President Barack Obama, SOTU 2104

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.”

U.S. Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg gets a standing ovation as he is escorted to his seat before U.S. President Barack Obama delivers his State of the Union speech. Read more: http://www.businessinsider.com/cory-remsburg-honored-during-state-of-the-union-2014-1#ixzz2rku11le2

President Barack Obama quotes Army Ranger Sgt. First Class Cory Remsburg in his State of the Union address, January 28, 2014. The quote is in honor of Remsburg as he continues to fight to recover after a roadside bomb nearly killed him in Afghanistan.

Art Foundations: Draw the lines – PAINT! NON-Objective – Process

What is similar to your initial ideas? What is different? What does it all mean? Visit the site to learn more: http://virtualtours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine

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, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (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?

Drawing: Still Life Thumbnails, Composition Success, Value Scale.

Let’s read a bit about Georgio Morandi – Why he did what he did… what he was good at and why… where he got his inspiration… Thanks MoMA! http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.ph

Goals:

  1. (3.2) Apply ideas (thumbnails)  in art and use skill to solve Compositional  challenges.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates relationship between Chiaroscuro and pencil.

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is SUCCESSFUL?

AP Studio Art: Critique at the MID Point in your work! Sketches from Friday too…

Picasso and HIS studio – THE master at work… well… in his studio at the very least. http://thefortuno.com/wp-content/uploads/2009/02/pablo_picasso.jpg

Goals:

  1. (2.1) GROUP critique about artworks that accomplish personal meanings (What are you TALKING about in your work?).
  2. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

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?