#Critique and #Poetry in the #Art #Studio

“Remember, all the answers you need are inside of you; you only have to become quiet enough to hear them.” — Debbie Ford

Mr Korb’s Spring Break Photographs HERE!

Drawing: PORTRAITS! Let’s get BACK to it!

Lets look into the EAR! GROSS! http://orig10.deviantart.net/0187/f/2007/132/7/4/ear_piercings_by_d_mc.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • How is the EAR a different feature to draw than any other feature of the face? Please explain your ideas here.

Reflection: What successes did YOU have in the ear today? What made the ear an easier feature to draw? Or WAS it? 



  • 6.1P: Analyze and describe the impact that an exhibition or collection has on personal awareness of social, cultural, or political beliefs and understandings.
  • What are three things that you wrote about that really stand out from your collage now that you have begun writing your poem. THESE ARE THINGS THAT YOU CAN USE IN YOUR FINAL POEM.
    • Slide Show Link Here 
    • Photos of Collages HERE

Reflection: You have TONIGHT to finish the ONLINE SLIDESHOW – What is the BIGGEST Message in your Collage and Poem? Explain the way your collage and poem CLEARLY communicate that

AP Studio Art: Online Uploads and PHOTOS

Peregrine Honig RESCHEDULE! Hope you feel better soon! http://mediad.publicbroadcasting.net/p/kcur/files/styles/medium/public/201412/peregrine.JPG


  • 7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time frame, or culture.
  • What are you missing in your collection of artworks? 12 Breadth? 12 Concentration? We are going to be getting SERIOUS about mounting and uploading works of art this next few weeks.

Reflection: As you look at the entire body of work you have developed, what are 3 things that you have seen grow and develop as an artist? Be specific.


Gesture Drawing: http://spssailors.org/pschulz/Sites/Gesture%20Drawing_files/image006.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Beginning with a general idea of the figure and a reference with the mannequin – students will draw out the proportions and stance of the models for a few minutes and then transition to the human form. ? GESTURE DRAWING:  AND  https://youtu.be/CMRMLutJvxE

Reflection: What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

#Photo #Thursday – What’s your #BESTSHOT

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

Let’s take a trip to the Venice Biennale: Thank you Blouin ArtInfo for the tour!

AP Studio Art: Collaboration – What’s on the plate?

GROUP EFFORT- http://www3.amherst.edu/~ccsp11/classweb3.jpg

1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.

  • Look at yesterday’s work / Plan. Stand back as a group and have a strong conversation about the work you have put in front of  you. What is next? Materials? Mediums?

What have YOU contributed to the work today? What are you going to contribute to the work tomorrow? 

Advanced Drawing: Self Portrait Time – You are on your own!

NATIONAL PORTRAIT GALLERY – Visit it via Google HERE and the .org site HERE.

Beauford Delaney: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebLarge/WebImg_000305/234322_3660810.jpg
  • 1.2Ad: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices, following or breaking established conventions, to plan the making of multiple works of art and design based on a theme, idea, or concept.
  • Three days in… what is ONE MAJOR STRIDE you have made in the process of this drawing? What RESOURCES / IMAGES / TECHNIQUES are you using?

Referring to images and techniques in IMPORTANT – How are you reflecting on the PROCESS?

Drawing: Places and Faces!


Self-Portrait: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/b5f0b-todd2bpm.jpg
  •  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? These works are small enough to take home and work on. The color schemes and materials are easy enough to work on in and out of class. How are you going to make this one of the most interesting works you have completed?

How have you advanced? What is ONE SPECIFIC ASPECT of your drawing that demonstrates your accomplishment? 

Elevator Pitch Site: http://www.mindtools.com/pages/article/elevator-pitch.htm AND http://www.forbes.com/sites/nextavenue/2013/02/04/the-perfect-elevator-pitch-to-land-a-job/

Studio Art 360: Now we put it all together in Google.

Andres Gurskey: http://c14608526.r26.cf2.rackcdn.com/1375AE23-48E8-4BB2-AA89-A8E5F27C040F.jpg


  • NETS: Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information.
  • What is one question that you have about how we are wrapping up our time on the computers? What is one thing you can do to help your classmates?

Knowing that you can edit online from anywhere… is there anything you need to work on regarding your photo over the weekend? What is the ADVANTAGE to using a cloud based server to store your work? What might a DISADVANTAGE be? Andreas Gursky: 

  • HERE is the Photography rubric we are using. Today you are going to need to SHARE the FILE with me. Please make sure the TITLE of the file is HourNamePhotography (ie: 3 Simpson Photography).
  • HERE is the GROUP SLIDESHOW that we will ALL put our BEST image from the rubric into and share!

#YAM and #Artist #Birthdays #AfroBasaldella b.1912 – d.1976

Happy Youth Art Month and HAPPY 103rd BIRTHDAY to Italian Abstract Painter Afro Basaldella 1912 – 1976

Afro Basadella, “The Yellow Book” December 1952, Museum of Modern Art, NY, NY. http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=79275

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

AP Studio Art: REGISTRATION in due TODAY!!!

Turner’s Sketchbook – How are you using the preliminary ideas in the development of your work? http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D07/D07860_10.jpg


  • 3.5 evaluate and defend how 3.5.1 subject matter 3.5.2 symbols are used in art 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork
  • What is the common thread that is chasing through all of your work.

Thinking about the critiques from earlier this week, what are you in need of doing to make these  end of the concentration works the best? We still have TONS of time to POLISH our concentrations… what else do you do?

Advanced Drawing: Stairway Drawing.

Your  Paper Bag Drawings are HERE. Copy YOUR image into YOUR document! Questions – ask me on Wednesday.




  • 2.3Ad: Demonstrate in works of art or design how visual and material culture defines, shapes, enhances, inhibits, and/or empowers people’s lives.
  • From the days of critiquing, write out 3 things you have learned about yourself and the art you are making.

Looking back on the critiques, what are three things you have learned about the process of the drawings from OTHERS.

Drawing: Oil Pastels!


  •   7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What techniquess are working for you in this work? How will you talk abotj the the struggles and successes you are having?  

What did you LEARN about your work or that of your classmates from today’s critique?

By The Way… Share your STILL LIFE DRAWINGS by visiting them HERE.

Kandinsky at MAM – HERE

Studio Art 360: Romare Bearden and Social Commentary

Romare Bearden and the CONSTRUCTION of a face… a space… a collage… https://www.nga.gov/feature/bearden/images/fullscreen/170-025.jpg National Gallery: http://www.nga.gov/feature/bearden/tech3.shtm


  • 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • What is the SOCIAL TOPIC that you and your partner came up with yesterday? Work through the sheet to help your ideas get developed.

What imagery did you come up with that truly begins to develop the idea of the social commentary you have chosen? How does it successfully work?

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