#Tuesday is HERE! #Value and #Composition, #Music and #Kandinsky!

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

AP Studio Art: Concentration!

Your Ideas? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/3175394436_db29a51079.jpg?v=0


  • 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
  • What have your previous sketches been over the past months? Are you still thinking about your CONCENTRATION? How have you been planning the NEW ideas out for your work?

What have you come up with? What materials are you planning on using? How does it fit into your current body of work? 

Advanced Drawing: Do you ever feel, like you’re a paper bag? (Thanks kids)


  • 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.
  • What did you do last week to prepare yourself for in the design and execution of this still life / commentary work? Discussion of others work and verbalizing your personal thoughts. Called on for comments – not just random participation.

What did you take away from the drawing today? What are you succeeding with?

Drawing: Kandinsky and MUSIC!

How can you relate to MUSIC and the VISUAL ARTS? What’s the same? What’s Different? http://scienceillustrated.com.au/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/music.jpg


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • What feelings do you get from your FAVORITE piece of music? What song / artist is that?

What shapes did you struggle to find? What ideas did you find as you listened to the music? 

Studio Art 360: Develop Compositions for Final Drawing.

Still Life – Values – Objects! https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/10/c9d89-composition-threeplanes.jpg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • One more day with your VALUE scales and the like. What is ONE THING you really need to focus on when it comes to UNDERSTANDING your use of VALUE in these exercises?

EXPLAIN how you are seeing VALUE differently today than you did 3 days ago. Two statements that help define this NEW UNDERSTANDING.

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

#WHSocial BACK TO SCHOOL #WHSoc20 NEW Hashtag!


KANDISNKY is coming to town!

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” – General Eric Shinseki

Mr. Korb’s Trip to Washington – WHSocial!


Art Foundations: Texture and Clay… Collage?

Can you name the texture making techniques Ernst used here? Say them and tell us where. http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/3/3c/Max_Ernst’s_The_Wood.jpg


  1. How are you communicating your thoughts on social topics (emotions) clearly through abstraction?

What are the emotions that you are working on? How is the imagery you are working on representing the work you are creating?

Drawing: Portrait / Fauvism / Hip Hop

Kehinde Wiley – How’s your drawing going? http://www.npg.si.edu/exhibit/recognize/images/02-07_full.jpg


  1. How does your art differs from your classmates? How it relates to your culture?

  2. Apply media, techniques, and processes with an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

Step bask and see what you are working with. Hang it up and step back for the last few minutes of class and see how it is going. Last day in class to work – what are you taking home this weekend?

AP Studio Art: Ice Cream – NEXT WEEK! Now Collaboration.

One thing to have computers… but the inspiration is missing from the walls. http://faculty.nwfsc.edu/web/graphics/images/labimages/LabHorizontal.jpg


  1. Work collaboratively to support your own inspiration and the inspiration of others as you collaborate to create an installation work.

Let’s break 15 minutes early and look at  the work from a distance and talk about the process and the challenges that are  facing us.

STEAM Education at Waterford Union High School

In two of our art classes, we have had the great opportunity to tie it ALL(most) together. Thanks to Ms. Lynn Neuman (math) and Mrs. Nancy Smith (Science) for their ideas and feedback.

Breanna A. – Science, English, and ART!

Art Foundations – Science / Engineering / Math / English and ART. They researched (flipped classroom of my videos) 2 point perspective (houses, buildings etc…) and learned the “rules.” Then they researched Scanning Electron Microscope images, we had a conversation about the results, they documented their sites, read a bit about it and then… they had to use the rules of perspective to interpret their microscopic image into and oil pastel drawing. The link is here: http://goo.gl/uRIS37

Jessica's Bauhaus Drawing!
Jessica’s Bauhaus Drawing!

Drawing – Using the HISTORY of Germany and Russia in the early 1900’s – WWII, the students studied the times and ideas behind the work of Russian artist Wassily Kandinsky. They studied the MATH / GEOMETRY / COLOR theory behind his works and came up with their own color theory. THEN… Music was the emotional impetus for the work. They listened first to music by Kandinsky’s contemporaries and got the ideas for abstraction and geometry. From there they worked their OWN music into the art. So lets see… Music / history / math / social studies (history)… oh.. and ENGLISH – they had to write up an explanation – Artist Statement about their work. The collaborative efforts can be seen in this presentation they worked out and engineered through Google Presentation… some of it MAY still be in the works! http://goo.gl/Jz15AT



Reflection and Learning about your Artwork!

What you fail with, using GRIT and DETERMINATION, success can develop! http://lawyerkm.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/Success-Failure-crop-Depositphotos_3425083_original.jpg

“Perseverance is failing nineteen times and succeeding the twentieth.” — Julie Andrews

REMEMBER – Goals are a Changing – JUST A SMIDGE – It is becoming a lot more thoughtful and less VERBATIM! Read the Goal – Read my questions – Write your thoughts and reflections – Let’s  take a moment to visit the CHANGES!

Art Foundations: Let’s Finish, Hand In, Photograph, and CRITIQUE your artwork

What are you doing to make your work (and yourself) look its best? http://alistapart.com/d/topic-illustrations/industry_2.jpg

View Your Pastel Drawings HERE

Critique Sheet / Questions HERE

Oil Pastel Drawing - Thanks Breanna!
Oil Pastel Drawing – Thanks Breanna!


  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding of the work of various art professionals*  Looking at your artwork – judgement time – what are the successful aspects of the work and what are the unsuccessful aspects of the work. Time for self evaluation and artist statement.

REREAD the work you have done for today. What do you need to make more concise for tomorrow? What do you need to expand on? Share the ideas / challenges with your neighbors.

Drawing: What did you do and how did you do it? Working with a pair – let’s critique and WRITE!

What do I MEAN when I color a triangle yellow? http://www.jorgeramses.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/07/kandinsky.jpg

Remember the Neue Gallerie in NYC and the Degenerate Art Exhibition! Very Cool Site and Show!

Paul Klee – Degenerate Art? http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Guardian/Pix/pictures/2014/3/13/1394725009303/Paul-Klee-1879-1940-The-A-001.jpg


  1. 4.4 evaluate and interpret your art for relationships in 4.4.1 form 4.4.2 context and 4.4.3 meanings showing understanding –   What are the similarities and differences in your ideas and Kandinsky’s IDEAS / TECHNIQUES?

How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?)  


AP Studio Art: Time to begin PRESENTING your 5 Best Works! Welcome back Carmel.

CAN YOU use a ruler? Are you going to be able to cut a / draw a straight line? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/03/ma6.jpg


  1. 6.3 use techniques of art with those from other disciplines and present your work 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art in which works you choose as “Quality” What are the QUALITIES that you are going to be looking at as you select your 5 best works of art for the QUALITY portion of your portfolio?

What did you struggle with in the process of mounting your artwork today? How do you need to improve your techniques? What ONE thing do you need to do better or practice on?

Bauhaus and Der Blaue Reiter… World Language Lessons for the day are over.

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure you do things differently from everyone else.” Sara Blakely (inventor of SPANX and youngest Self Made Female BILLIONAIRE – 10 Lessons I Learned from Sarah Blakely – Forbes Magazine)

Art Foundations: Oil Pastels and you!

If you were to be a ONE POINT PERSPECTIVE Photograph… what rules of thumb would you use to be “perfect”? http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2028/1594209548_ebb38563ec.jpg


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the positive and negative space of the branches as well as the use of the OIL PASTELS.

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB and discuss the Differences in one and two point perspective.

Drawing: Kandinsky and the Bauhaus

What do you recognize from yesterday’s conversation? Are the colors the Kandinsky theme? Are they yours? http://www.algarcia.org/art/bauhaus.jpg


  1. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges

What NEW ideas can you EXPRESS about COLOR and SHAPE in the art you created today?

AP Studio Art: Draw and Paint and Make Your Art

How are your ideas coming together? How are you? http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3121/3175394436_db29a51079.jpg?v=0


  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork

What have you come up with? What materials are you planning on using? How does it fit into your current body of work?

February 4, 2013 – Monday

So happy to see the NFL supporting the Fine Arts! Go Baltimore (and everyone who supports the arts…).


Art Foundations: Contour Line Drawings – Self-Portraits, Chapter 8 – Pattern – Sketchbook Experimentation

Can you see how the artist has broken up the face into sections and then defined the planes / direction of the facial parts? Let’s try to figure that out for ourselves.


  1. 3.2 Apply subjects, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 1.2 create portraits that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.2 techniques of CONTOUR Line Drawings
Contour Line 3 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 3 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 1 – Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 - Frank Korb
Contour Line 2 – Frank Korb

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: Work on VALUE Scales and Charcoal – Grid Drawings

Chuck Close using ONE VALUE at a time…


  1. (6.3) Use the process of grids and compare it with other disciplines.
  2. (3.4) Evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas (grid and portrait)

GREAT LINKS:  Treadwill, Ovdiyenko value examples. Subject Matter…

What is difficult about the process? Make sure your neighbor is correct in the ratio and the measurements. What squares are successful and what squares are not?



What is going well? What is NOT going well? What can you do about it?

“An empty canvas is a living wonder – far lovelier than certain pictures”
– Wassily Kandinsky


  1. (2.1) Form criticism about artworks that accomplish personal or other meanings.
  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?

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