#Scholastic Art Show at #MAM – #Awards for Great #Art

Fear of Heights: http://vkool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fear-of-heights-%E2%80%93-acrophobia.jpg

 


Robert Henri: “Advice about your paintings is difficult.  As I said before, I cannot interest myself in whether they will pass juries or not. More paintings have been spoiled during the process of their making, through such considerations, than the judgements of juries are worth.”

Robert Henri Painting: http://www.hopesingssobeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Intro.Henri_.4.jpg
Robert Henri Painting: http://www.hopesingssobeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Intro.Henri_.4.jpg

Drawing: Books and Oil Pastels – WRAP IT UP!

Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

Today you resolve the drawings. What challenges do you still have in front of you?

Alselm Kiefer: http://www.blogs.erg.be/art2/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/anselm-kiefer-volkszc3a4hlung.jpg
Alselm Kiefer: http://www.blogs.erg.be/art2/wp-content/uploads/2011/02/anselm-kiefer-volkszc3a4hlung.jpg

What do you need to do TONIGHT or TODAY to finalize your work?

 


Studio Art 360: Pencils and Observation

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What technique have you learned when it comes to draw something in 3 dimensions? What are different techniques you know?

OBSERVATION and DRAWING: Details and Value. Simple yet elegant: https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c17b4f21223835.562fd965af475.jpg
OBSERVATION and DRAWING: Details and Value. Simple yet elegant: https://mir-s3-cdn-cf.behance.net/project_modules/disp/c17b4f21223835.562fd965af475.jpg

Dennis Møgelgaard is a visual artist who was born in 1959.

What is ONE thing you are CERTAIN you did successfully with your drawing today? What is ONE THING you are CERTAIN you need to focus on in order to create a more realistic / successfully accurate observation drawith tomorrow?

 


Advanced Drawing: Fast Food – Time to RESOLVE THIS

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.

How did last week’s MID CRIT critique help you or challenge you as you looked at it from that distance and heard from Mr. Korb or your fellow artists?

Paper Bag Drawing: http://www.utdallas.edu/~mel024000/pages/2D_Design/PaperBagDrawing/paperbagdraw.jpg
Paper Bag Drawing: http://www.utdallas.edu/~mel024000/pages/2D_Design/PaperBagDrawing/paperbagdraw.jpg

Talk to your neighbor / partner about the potential meaning behind your work. Write those thoughts down PLEASE?

 


AP Studio Art: FEAR! Listen to THIS… NPR’s This American Life (again)… ASSIGNMENT HERE!

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

What are you AFRAID of? What is the topic for your artwork and how do you see moving forward? Today – Go into the GALLERY and REMOVE your SHOW – New Works going up TOMORROW from Other Classes. I will be coming around to talk to you individually – NEW SEATING SPACES – Time to MIX THINGS UP!

Fear of Heights: http://vkool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fear-of-heights-%E2%80%93-acrophobia.jpg
Fear of Heights: http://vkool.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/fear-of-heights-%E2%80%93-acrophobia.jpg

What did you accomplish today? FINAL WORK DUE MONDAY! ACROPHOBIA – Fear of Heights: 

CHAPTER 6 Due FRIDAY at 11:59.

 

 

#Painting and #Drawing in the #Studio of #Artists – 4 reasons you should make #ART

“An average person with average talent, ambition and education, can outstrip the most brilliant genius in our society, if that person has clear, focused goals.” – Brian Tracy

”Even talent is rarely indistinguishable, over the long run, from perseverance and lots of hard work.” Ted Orland and David Bayles – Art and Fear

Painting and Advanced Painting: STAY ON TARGET!

How are you using PAINTS in a NEW way? http://www.featurepics.com/FI/Thumb300/20100827/Multi-Coloured-Oil-Paints-1643908.jpg

Goals: 

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • How do you FEEL about the act of oil painting again? The time away and the time returned? What did the BREAK do for the act of painting for you?
  • Folder to upload from is HERE.

Reflection: What is the STRENGTH of your work that you are especially proud of? 

ONLINE CRITIQUE HERE!

Studio Art 360: PAINT your POP!

EXAMPLES from LAST YEAR!

VISUAL EXAMPLE of SETTING UP YOUR IMAGE.

Robert Rauschenberg and his White Paintings: http://www.barbican.org.uk/duchamp/images/rauschenberg_slide_1.jpg

Goals

  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • Look at YESTERDAY’s PAINTING and write out THREE THINGS you either STRUGGLED with or SUCCEEDED with. . Rauschenberg White Paintings: 

Reflection: What do  YOU do to communicate the important things in YOUR Life? List a few. Remember that ART be used to discuss IMPORTANT things in culture?

AP Studio Art: CRIT Today! How’s your WEBSITE?

Frank Juarez – MORE of his works… https://www.artsinmilwaukee.org/hold/galleries/171/171_p172p43r66p4t8gnlfe1ivglu25.jpg

http://frankjuarezpaintings.com/

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.
  • Are you able to INTELLIGENTLY and ARTISTICALLY describe the works that you are creating? What IS the answer to the first question ? What is the central idea to your concentration?

Reflection: Discuss the 2 questions with your classmates – can you answer them successfully and convincingly? Do your answers clearly demonstrate your ideas and growth?

Drawing: Wrap up by FRIDAY?

Alexi van Jawlensky (MAM owns one) Girl with Green Eyes. http://www.allpaintings.org/d/34361-2/Alexej+von+Jawlensky+-+Young+Girl+with+Green+Eyes.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • Step back – yesterday you looked at the class work and got some feedback from them. Take a HARD LOOK AT YOUR DRAWING and determine what you need to focus on in the next 46 minutes. WRITE IT OUT!
  • Folder to UPLOAD FROM is HERE

Reflection: ONE MORE DAY to work in class. What is working successfully in your drawing? WHY?

ONLINE CRITIQUE HERE!

#Wednesday… what happened? #LateOnWednesday

 “Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  —William Scott Downey

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Studio Art 360 – Thank you! Let’s Talk Photography…

William Eggleston (American, b. 1939). Huntsville, Alabama, 1978.

Goals:

  • 7.2P: Analyze how one’s understanding of the world is affected by experiencing visual imagery.
  • Of the images you collected YESTERDAY, what do you think the photographers from National Geographic were trying to explain to the readers that looked at and read about the photograph?

Of all the images you have collected, and all the work you have EVER CREATED, what type of composition do you feel that you have used the most? Why has this been your approach?

POP ART GALLERY IMAGES HERE.

AP Studio Art – Concentration – 3 new works – PLAN and DEVELOP! Investigate!

Michael Berryhill – What does DECADES of studio work do that a year cannot? ARTICLE HERE.

Goals:

  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • What IS the central idea behind your work and HOW does what you are doing demonstrate that? N: Continue to work on the concentration. A: WORK – keep thinking about the CHALLENGES you are faced with and WHAT YOU HAVE in front of you

3 things that were successful today… can you talk about them?

Painting – Mid Crit on Thursday – FINAL Crit. Wednesday – Friday of NEXT WEEK!

Sean Scully at work.

Goals:

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Second week – MId – week – of the painting. What do you hope to accomplish today so that you are in a good spot for a mid-crit tomorrow?

Looking at your painting today… what DID you accomplish? What are you pleased with and what are you NOT happy with? What will you begin to talk about when it is your turn to present?

2 Great #ART shows to visit! #MAM and #WaterfordUnionHighSchool

Milwaukee Art Museum – Milwaukee, WI

As the summer comes upon us, I took in the opportunity to see a couple of wonderful art shows (and to help celebrate my Birthday – 42 if you are keeping score). The first exhibition I saw was the WASSILY KANDINSKY exhibition (Link Here) at the Milwaukee Art Museum. This was a GREAT exhibition of works from the early part of his career while he was experimenting with Impressionism and Post-Impressionism up through the Blue Rider (Der Blaue Reiter), back to the Impressionist works through his works as a Bauhaus teacher and artist. WHEN you get a chance to go and see the work (there is NO OPTION here… you HAVE to go and see it – ask for family / student discounts). ALSO – Here is the LINK to the Kandinsky Inspired works the artists of our class created on Oil Pastels earlier in the school year. I bought the exhibition catalog (of course) and was NOT able to make photographs in the show so… (shhhhh…) here are a couple of images from the catalog.

 Waterford Public Library -Waterford, WI

And the OTHER Show – This is a bit more local and accessible for everyone in Waterford, WI… I have taken the Drawing Student’s COMMUNITY Art Exhibition, special thanks to the Library Director Pam Belden and the library staff, and installed the COMMUNITY EXHIBITION (Link Here). The final works for the 2014 school year are based on the artists of the American Regionalists (Grant Wood, Thomas Hart Benton, Edward Hopper to name a few) as well as their personal photographs and studies of the community of Waterford, WI. Some of the images are VERY recognizable – Waterford ICONS – as well as images that are more PERSONAL to the individual artists. Please visit the official website (Link Here) to read more and go to the Waterford Public Library to see the works in person!

PLEASE – Give our artists some of your thoughts on the bottom of the page (comments). I will share your thoughts with the artists as the new school year starts up! ALSO – Subscribe to my blog page and continue to follow the arts and ideas as the summer goes along and the new school year begins up! Enjoy the summer!

The Art Student (and the lessons you can learn)

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ― Robert Henri

What a great day at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It has been FAR too long. Oh to get back into the looking at the visual arts (and a lot of it at that). I was very happy to have changed my approach and began with the European Art from the Baroque era and worked my way forward. Of course, I ended in the Bradley Collection with a look at the Alex Katz painting of “Sunny” but… it wouldn’t be a trip to MAM if I didn’t end there.

As an art teacher, I look to Robert Henri as one of THE art teachers to look up to. Color Theory, Art Theory, Aesthetics, History, Art Making… if one knows me, the ideas behind the art are as (if not more) important than the final product itself. Here you go… and if you are an art student, her you are…

10 Things the Arts Teach Students

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.

February 26, 2013 – Tuesday

FOLLOW and SHARE – Can you set GOALS for your own DAY to DAY? These are the roadmaps for the students in my classes.

Some of this may be a repeat from yesterday but sometimes we need to…

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”

– Michel de Montaigne: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montaigne/

What is your purpose for today, this week, this month, this year?

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Art Foundations 2D: Wrap up our PBS video on Alexander Calder. Work together to understand the questions that were posed in the worksheet.

Alexander Calder’s Mobile at the Milwaukee Art Museum

GOALS:

  1. 4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.1) history (How did Alexander Calder CHANGE the way in which art / sculpture was viewed.

Where did you have a Calder like sculpture as a child? What was the point or purpose of the sculpture? What was the point or purpose of Calder’s mobiles?

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Drawing: CRITIQUE. Do you have a booger like Jerry Saltz did yesterday? How embarrassing!

Cloth – Draped Cloth – Time for a break – I’ll be gone this afternoon and I want us to be on the same page as the other class…

GOALS:

  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using  1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value .

What have you gained from today’s critique? Was it about YOUR work or was it about a classmates work? What is holding you back from talking?

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AP Studio Art: Come up with your OWN goal based on the National Visual Arts Standards (Link Here).

How did Andy Goldsworthy do THIS? Woah!

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. What is YOUR goal? Rewrite a National Visual Arts Standard to make it particular to your work. DO IT!

What did you find challenging about setting your own goal for the day? What do you see as the benefits of setting goals for yourself as you begin to make art art with less and less concern for the teacher’s direction and guidance?

February 25, 2013 – Monday

“The great and glorious masterpiece of man is to know how to live to purpose.”

– Michel de Montaigne: http://plato.stanford.edu/entries/montaigne/

What is your purpose for today, this week, this month, this year?

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Art Foundations: Let’s talk about Alexander Calder and how he changed the way we look at MOVEMENT and ART.

Alexander Calder’s Mobile at the Milwaukee Art Museum
What a ROCKIN’ BMW! Alexander Calder painted this one… Let’s see who else has had their hand at one.

GOALS: 

  1. 4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.1) history (How did Alexander Calder CHANGE the way in which art / sculpture was viewed.

Where did you have a Calder like sculpture as a child? What was the point or purpose of the sculpture? What was the point or purpose of Calder’s mobiles?

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Drawing: CRITIQUE! Let’s get ready to TALK about the work you have created!

Work Of Art Season 2 – Judges Table

GOALS:

  1. 5.2 stand behind your criticism of art 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. in your comments section for today on your GOALS SHEET.

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AP Studio Art: What are you doing with the time you have? We are going to examine the uploading of images to the web today. Are you ready?

Andy Goldsworthy spends his entire career looking at the world around him and making his art with the materials that are out there. What are you doing?
 GOALS:
  1. Technology Operations and Concepts – Introduction to  the AP Studio site.
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

How much work do you have READY for upload? How much do you need to shoot? How much do you need to create? Have you paid your fee to Mrs. Brandstetter?