#4DaysOfArt – What can we do?

Here are the top 10 lessons learned from Sara’s Blakely’s journey from fax machine saleswoman to entrepreneurial superstar:

1)      Fail Big – Sara’s beloved father followed Wayne Dyer’s guidance in teaching his children the power of failing big.  Each day, her father would ask – “So, what did you fail at today.” And if there were no failures, Dad would be disappointed.  Focusing on failing big allowed Sara to understand that failure is not an outcome, but involves a lack of trying — not stretching yourself far enough out of your comfort zone and attempting to be more than you were the day before.   Failing big was a good thing.

2)      Visualize it – Sara is a big fan of “visualizing” your big goal, in specific, concrete ways.  She saw herself clearly on the Oprah TV show 15 years before it happened.  She simply knew it would happen.  She’d see in her mind’s eye sitting on the couch with Oprah having an exciting conversation, and wondered, “What are we talking about?”  The rest was just “filling in the blanks” to get there.

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

What are you going to be planning? https://kojieun.files.wordpress.com/2012/10/drw_kandinsky.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.2Ac: Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • Reflect on Friday before you begin today! What are the two different MOTIFS that Kandinsky talked about? What about the three different STYLES? Don’t remember? That’s ok… they were challenging… talk about this with your neighbors – what was it about the use of shapes that helped define the MOTIF?

Reflection: Describe 3 things you found as SUCCESSES for today! DESCRIBE – NOT LIST!

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Professional Artist Sol Le Witt – Sculpture: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/T/T01/T01865_10.jpg

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • First 5 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the STICKY NOTE I gave you. Walk to the next set of desks would sit in at your desk… and then make a REAL COMMENT on the sculpture (or part of the sculpture) that is there. What are 2 things that are working as an interesting and compelling VISUAL IMAGE? What is ONE SUGGESTION you would offer to help make it a more successful image / sculpture? Repeat TWO MORE TIMES at TWO MORE SETS OF DESKS.

Reflection: Last 3 minutes…Read your classmates comments – write a BRIEF response to their comments.

Don’t forget your can of drink for tomorrow!

AP Studio Art: 

Concentrate on your body of work.  http://www.theloop.com.au/app/serve/view_file/L21udC9zaXRlX2RhdGEvcHJvamVjdHMvaW1hZ2VzLzM4MDIxNi1sLmpwZywxNDE0NjEzNzEwLGltYWdlL2pwZw

Goals:

  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • What makes these NEW and INNOVATIVE? Give yourself a 3 bullet point list for the works.

Reflection: You have been working ON YOUR OWN with NEW CONCENTRATION works – how have you felp these works have demonstrated your sense of GROWTH? THIS WEEK – ASSIGNMENT – YOU will address your two questions about the concentration AND make sure that BY MONDAY your website is up to speed with 1) Questions Answered with NEW works in mind and 2) Images are uploaded – Art and Fear images AND the Outsider Art Images. Lots to do – Edit and Make Professional!

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

James Rosenquist: F-111 Lets Explorehttp://www.blogdoluxo.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/16Painel-F-111-de-James-Rosenquist-em-exposi%C3%A7%C3%A3o-no-MoMA.jpg

Goals:

  •  6. Reflect: Learning to think and talk with others about an aspect of one’s work or working process, and learning to judge one’s own work and working process and the work of others.
  • What have you been CHALLENGED with when it comes to this NEW APPROACH / CHALLENGE to a DRAWING? Two Comments.

Reflection: What have you LEARNED about the process of coming up with your OWN IDEAS for making art? Go ahead and list three things that talk about the challenges (or freedoms) February 24 – Mid Crit, March 7 – FINAL CRIT.

#Monday… time to #EatYourFrog in the #ArtStudio


“Goals are the fuel in the furnace of achievement.” Brian Tracy, Eat that Frog.

Painting and Advanced Painting: Collage Social Commentary – Beginning the PAINTING

Goals:

  • G: 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • Looking at the work you have in front you, what are the aspects that you feel TRULY speak about you – socially, culturally, or historically.

Reflection / Evaluation: What was the most challenging part of the first bit of the painting? Watercolor Techniques:

Studio Art 360: KEEP SCULPTING!

Goals:

  • G: 1.1P: Use multiple approaches to begin creative endeavors.
  • As you look BACK on the projects, what might you have done differently on the project – if you could go back and try some of these forms again?

Reflection / Evaluation:  Knowing that this was a new approach to making art – sculpture – what has been the most difficult part of the project? 

AP Studio Art: CRIT and FOOD!

Goals:

  • 7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, timeframe, or culture.
  • What are things you hope to learn from the process of critiquing about YOUR WORK or the PROCESSES that others have gone through

Reflection / Evaluation: What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

DID YOU MAKE 2 PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR ARTWORK AND EMAIL OR PUT THEM ON YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE? Get it DONE for TOMORROW! Computer Lab AND… Assignment ONLINE – Google Document – SHARE WITH ME at fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us! DUE ON FRIDAY. CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD EXAMPLE. READ THE BRIEF BLOG POST! Where do you see yourself artistically now, where in 5 Years?  WE ARE USING THIS NEXT MONDAY ON THE AP WEBSITE!

Drawing: READY to keep WORKING on the STILL LIFE? 2 MORE DAYS!

MORANDI: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/193/w500h420/CRI_151193.jpg MoMA http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=4079

Goals:

  • G: 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design
  • How have you changed in the process since you have begun? How are you drawing DIFFERENTLY than you did PRIOR to this Drawing? 

Reflection: 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?

#FineArt #Friday is Finally Here!


“Unless you have a definite, precise, clearly set goals, you are not going to realize the maximum potential that lies within you.” — Zig Ziglar

Painting and Advanced Painting: Collage Social Commentary – Building the Collage – Beginning the PAINTING

Dong Kingman: http://www.dongkingman.com/images/hm-painting.jpg http://www.dongkingman.com/

Goals:

  • Evaluate the effectiveness of an image or images to influence ideas, feelings, and behaviors of specific audiences.
  • What is the story you are telling with your work? What is the audience going to learn about you through this art?

QUESTIONS ABOUT YOUR SOCIAL TOPIC. Please write these in your sketchbook for future reference. Look back o your thoughts from yesterday…

  1. What is the LARGER OVERALL TOPIC you have chosen?
  2. If you had to discuss the topic with someone, what are 5 key points that you would try to make in order to “sell” your viewpoint?
  3. What are 2 questions that you have about the topic that require a bit more research?
  4. What is a question / argument that someone else might pose to you about the topic?
  5. What are IMAGES / ENVIRONMENTS / SPACES that you are hoping to create for your collage / watercolor?
  6. What are the KEY images you have gathered SO FAR that are going to help with the building / communicating of your message?
  7. What is a WORKING TITLE for the IDEA you are having SO FAR?

Reflection / Evaluation: What challenges do you see the process of going FROM collage TO the painting? Give yourself 3 ideas that you may have to overcome…

Studio Art 360:Sketchbooks – BRING CARDBOARD FOR MONDAY!

Robert Morris LETS VISIT THE SITE: http://collection.whitney.org/object/1774

Goals:

  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What is the biggest challenge you see in the process of cutting out the SHAPES in order to build up the FORM?

Reflection / Evaluation:  How much of your letter did you get done? One shape? two shapes? How are you assembling the form… Gluing / Taping sides?

AP Studio Art: Bag of Objects. How is your first CONCENTRATION going?

Frank Stella's Paintings - What the COMMON THREAD in the works you see?
Frank Stella’s Paintings – What the COMMON THREAD in the works you see?

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 do you SEE as something you need to work on in order to FINISH the FIVE works for Monday’s CRIT? SNACK DAY BTW…

Reflection / Evaluation: As a body / concentration of works, what do you see as interesting, worthwhile for 1) YOU to create and 2) the audience to sit and look at?

THIS WEEKEND… BE READY FOR THIS… MAKE 2 PHOTOGRAPHS OF YOUR ARTWORK AND EMAIL OR PUT THEM ON YOUR GOOGLE DRIVE.

Assignment ONLINE – Google Document – SHARE WITH ME at fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us! DUE ON FRIDAY. CLICK HERE FOR A GOOD EXAMPLE. READ THE BRIEF BLOG POST! Where do you see yourself artistically now, where in 5 Years?  WE ARE USING THIS NEXT MONDAY ON THE AP WEBSITE!

Drawing: Group of Objects – STEP BACK from your drawing and REFLECT on the MID CRIT from yesterday!

Morandi: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/698/w500h420/CRI_167698.jpg MoMA http://www.moma.org/collection/artist.php?artist_id=4079

Goals:

  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What did you hope to take / hear /  learn from the MID – CRIT from yesterday? Identify with your neighbor the absolute black, absolute white, and 3 different levels of grey.

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

What day is it? It’s #HumpDay! Halfway through the week. YIKES!

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

AP Studio Art – Art and Fear – Let’s finish TALKing about your Concentration!

Let’s think about how Andy Goldsworthy DID this sculpture?

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.
  • As you look back on the body of works you have created so far, what are TWO things that you are seeing as falling short of AP Level work?

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?

Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFJR84/ref=avod_yvl_watch_now

Advanced Drawing: Let’s LISTEN about the AP Concentrations!

Critique Time – Tomorrow we will sit and talk about the works – What are the strengths you are seeing in your work? What are the struggles?

Goals:

  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • What is the one biggest fear you have about standing up in front of a group of people and talking? N: In class critique – 3 parts of the rubric – go over the parts in class and then go over the parts about your work.

How does identifying the criteria behind a letter grade (or number grade) help you see, know about, or understand what they represent? How do you think this will help you work on your art as you move forward?

Drawing: DRAWING TIME! 

Work of Art – Let’s TALK about the works and Listen to what others have to say.

Goals:

  •  3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • As you have worked… what pencil have you been drawn to? Why? What has been easy about this project? More importantly – what was challenging?

What are the differences with the three types of Pencils? What do YOU find useful from today’s exercise?

Video: Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QWZVF8/ref=dv_dp_ep1 Episode 1 – Start at 18:20 and run a few minutes to see a mid-critique. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0bwEX_0GsFXJr9Vg7SqPUgvZc9KjDH5Kr6dhTq8CZE/edit

Studio Art 360: Let’s keep on the construction!

Donald Judd and his minimal sculpture. Let’s listen to what has to be said about his work – VIDEO.

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What was the most challenging form for you to create? What is ONE things that gave you such a hard time with it?

What do you think one might interpret from seeing a sculpture (like the one as an example today) that is MINIMAL?

#Friday and you are making #Upcycled, #Individual, and a #Series of #Artworks

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

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Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

Richard Serra and his minimalist sculpture. http://www.moma.org/collection/object.php?object_id=81294 – Let’s take a look at the video!

Goals:

  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?

Last 10 minutes of class. Set out your GOALS PAGE and the CRITIQUE SHEET I gave you. Walk Clockwise and in serpentine fashion (I’ll demonstrate) around the room and take in the work that is in front of you. Like musical chairs, stop when I say stop and make 5 REAL COMMENTS on 5 different classmates work. What is working? What is NOT working? Last 3 minutes… Read your comments – write a BRIEF response to a classmates comments.

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

Elizabeth Peyton – MoMA Collection! Let’s see the body of work you can see this weekend in NYC! http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?criteria=O%3AAD%3AE%3A8042&page_number=1&template_id=6&sort_order=1

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 Freedoms and Responsibilities did you take as you chose the images / ideas you created?

As we look at your body of works, what is it that ties them all together? What is it that you can see as your voice starting to come out?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Let’s go to NYC! Dwight Moore and his paintings can take us there if we can’t all really go… http://www.dwigmore.com/marsh_exhibit.html

Goals:

  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues
  • What have you been considering as you have redesigned the images / composition as you’ve planned out your painting?

Look around at the work collages laid out around the room. See if you can figure out what they may be saying about themselves in the art. Write down a brief description of their work on the stick notes I have provided. Refelct on what has been written and then have a conversation about the meaning… Were you right? DO NOT CRITIQUE the work of a classmate that you have been working next to the whole time… SERIOUSLY!

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON Friday, September 19, 2014.

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Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday

#Minimalism to explain #Subtleties in #Art

Art Classes Teach
What are you learning in your art class? What do you WANT to learn?

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

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Follow along with the http://WHSoc20.WordPress.com 30 Day Blog Challenge – Mr. Korb’s Online discussion group.

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Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

Tony Smith, 1964 – Minimalist Sculpture! http://www.moma.org/collection/browse_results.php?object_id=81267 – Click Here to visit the Museum of Modern Art and see more about his work!

Goals:

  • 2.2P: Explain how traditional and non-traditional materials may impact human health and the environment and demonstrate safe handling of materials, tools, and equipment.
  • What can you use from the process we went through YESTERDAY to continue to create a CUBE, CYLINDER, and a PYRAMID?

Do you want to work on ALL of them at the same time or are you going to finish one and then move onto the next?  Cube, Cylinder, Pyramid… as well as the letter.

What was the most difficult part of the building today for YOU? How can you use those challenges to develop your skills?

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

What parts of WATERCOLOR do you struggle with? http://www.fountainstudio.com/images/tips/br-drag.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 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 are you most comfortable with? Pencil, Charcoal, Pastel, or Paint? Why?

What NEW materials have you used today? How are the LARGER ideas of the project coming along? What do you need to be doing tomorrow to make STRONG headway? (1, 3, 5

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Thomas Moran – WHAT? How great is this? http://www.denverartmuseum.org/exhibitions/thomas-moran-s-yellowstone-project-nation

Goals:

  • G: 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues
  • How has the gathering of images HELPED or CHALLENGED you in the creation of a composition visually and / or telling a story – about yourself?

What does your composition say about you? How might others read the images you have gathered and assembled?

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON MONDAY, September 15, 2014.

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Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday