#Abstraction in the #Hallways, #Value in the #StillLife

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton

Painting and Advanced Painting: Hallway Drawing

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Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Looking back at the hallway drawings from the past two days why do they TEND to be boring? What are 2 things you are considering about doing to make it EXCITING and YOUR OWN? What angles and lines are you drawn to in your thumbnails?

Reflection / Evaluation: How has TRANSFORMING and ABSTRACTING these drawings changed the boring into more interesting works. Give three SPECIFIC examples.

Studio Art 360: Value and DRAWING!

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Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What skills do you have that will help you create a CUBE, CYLINDER, PYRAMID and LETTER in one or two point perspective that you didn’t have a few weeks ago? Describe your thoughts.

Reflection / Evaluation: Given the opportunity to SELF EVALUATE… BASED ON CRITERIA you may set up for yourself… what grade would you say you have earned? WHY!!!???

AP Studio Art: Plants and Drawing! Time to WORK!

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Goals:

  • 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.
  • Consider the RUBRIC AP uses. What are you doing with the first 8 cards to push yourself and challenge yourself? Are you working to make INTRIGUING and SUCCESSFUL Artworks (even though they are VERY SMALL?)

Reflection / Evaluation: Does working on these cards give you a new understanding of what you DO NOT KNOW about the ELEMNTS and PRINCIPLES? 2 reasons / explanations… THINK!

Drawing: Kandinsky and Shapes!

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Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • As this develops, how are your ideas and Kandinsky’s similar and how are they different? What might you take away from this experience? How can you share that idea with the world?

Reflection / Evaluation:  As this work develops, how are your ideas and Kandinsky’s similar and how are they different? WRITE this out from the beginning of the hour. Has it Changed?

February 16, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s of Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: E – H
By: Frank Korb
January 2013

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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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).

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NEXT WEEK: I, J, K, AND L.

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Frank

February 9, 2013 – Saturday? The NEWEST ABS’s of Art

The Newest ABC of the Arts
By: Frank Korb
January 2013

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.

NEXT WEEK: E, F, G, and H.

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