#Thursday #REALLY #DidThatJustHappen? #MakeArt

10 Things CREATIVE people do – Have you ever wondered why some people are more creative than others? Did you ever wish that you had more of that particular gene? The good news is that research shows that happiness and creativity are not only related, they can be developed. Here are 10 ways to jumpstart your creativity, starting now:

7. Seek Out Challenging Tasks: Just for fun, challenge yourself with projects that don’t have solutions, like how to make a horse fly (no — we’re not talking unicorns) or build a perfect model of a part of the body. This opens the mind for all types of strategies, which helps generate fresh ideas.

8. Surround Yourself With Interesting People and Things: Spend time with diverse friends, listen to new music, see new exhibitions to broaden your horizons. Having unusual objects around you also helps you develop original ideas.

– Randy Taran

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/randy-taran/-creative-people_b_5281571.html

Drawing: MUSIC and ART!

Improvisation #30 (Cannons) Vasily Kandinsky French, born Russia, 1866–1944 Improvisation No. 30 (Cannons), 1913 © 2015 Artists Rights Society (ARS), New York / ADAGP, Paris

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • What ideas did you come up with about COLOR and SHAPE in art you are creating? We will have some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky today?

Reflection: What NEW ideas do you have about COLOR and Shape in the art you are creating now that we have had some conversation and learning about the ideas of Wassily Kandinsky?

Studio Art 360: Sculpture.

Donald Judd Sculpture: AUDIO HERE! http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/130/w500h420/CRI_158130.jpg

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?.

Reflection: 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: 

What is YOUR big idea? http://big-idea.biz/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/Whats-the-big-idea.jpg

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.
  • How do you see the growth of your work? What are TWO things that you see as STRONG developments as you have moved forward in your CONCENTRATION? How are you DEVELOPING your work? Is it stagnant? Static?

Reflection: How many more pieces do you need to get started for this batch of 3 concentration works? How would you DESCRIBE HOW you are DEVELOPING in the process of CREATING your CONCENTRATION?

Advanced Drawing: 50 Sheets of Paper!

Jennifer Bartlett – How MIGHT this be based on OBSERVATION? https://s3.amazonaws.com/files.collageplatform.com.prod/image_cache/600x345_fit/558176bf278e1af86c88ecaf/e18793c7e3a92b23f6abe463082d793a.jpeg

Goals:

  • 7. Stretch & Explore: Learning to reach beyond one’s capacities, to explore playfully without a preconceived plan, and to embrace the opportunity to learn from mistakes.
  • Looking at YESTERDAY… what are 3 things you hope to accomplish with this VERY INDEPENDENT (but subtly guided) drawing? EXPLAIN! 

Reflection: What is working for you in this drawing SO FAR? List 3 things that you see as positive attributes to your drawing today.

#Tuesday and #Construction in the #Studio.

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

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

Coming up next – Andy Goldsworthy.

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 has been successful for your first concentration works? What has failed you? Where do you need to go from here?

What did you feel about the works you saw today? Is there anything you see about your work that you feel could be pushed a bit further? You are going outside tomorrow – bring a coat.

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

Bryce Hudson – How does your work relate?

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.
  • How did you enjoy using pastels for your first drawing? How about the knowledge that there was NO RECOGNIZABLE object to have to worry about.

What did you feel were some of the strengths of the works you saw today? What do you feel were some of the weaknesses?  Bryce Hudson

Drawing: DRAWING TIME! 

ANOTHER MORANDI to consider.

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.
  • How willing / capable are you to deal with CHANGE? Hmmm…. How are you defining the edges of forms DIFFERENTLY now than you have in the past?

Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days? What do you feel you will be able to improve on regarding the skills you have currently? MORANDI: 

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

TONY SMITH at MoMA.

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?

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

Are you on TARGET with your GOALS? Jasper Johns is.

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“Aim higher in case you fall short.”

Suzanne Collins, Catching Fire

Aim for the target… what are you setting your eyes on the target!

~~~ Art Foundations: 2 Point Perspective Windows and Doors

Richard Estes – New York Artist who dealt with Photo realism. Click on the painting for his BIO!

GOALS:

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates how you understand the ideas of 2 point perspective and creating windows and doors.

Review with neighbors the process of perspective center and drawing windows and doors and inside walls, floors, and ceilings. Write your most difficult challenge in the GOALS REFLECTION for today and then share that with your neighbor.

~~~ Advanced Drawing: Last day on Pencil Abstractions – Critique tomorrow.

Willem de Kooning (American, born the Netherlands, 1904–1997) Oil and enamel on paper, mounted on wood

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 RESOLVE artworks that solve visual challenges
  2. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art (NON-Objective from direct observation)

Is there a CONSCIOUS thought as to the positive / negative space in this work? Are you thinking about how the values are working together? Is it still challenging for you to see non-objective inside the real observable objects? Do you UNDERSTAND how you can develop STRONG ideas that are outside of the comfort zone, outside of your art making toolbox? Are you going to be ready for the critique tomorrow?

~~~ AP Studio Art: Critique!

How do we critique an artwork? Let’s look at the worksheets from last time AND the link from the image Above…

GOALS:

WHAT IS THE CENTRAL IDEA FOR YOUR CONCENTRATION?

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.)
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics

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

March 23, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: U and V
By: Frank Korb

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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U is for Unity – Artists (and the rest of us who may not be artists – me excluded as I am one… whatever that means) have a need for the a sense of belonging. While the sharing of a personal body of work is one way to create a sense of unity among the artworks, the gathering of artists, whether it be at a local coffee shop, gallery, or museum, (or family room over pizza and beverages once a month – Thanks Ted) is essential in the development of a strong body of work and connection.

V is for Variety – Artists offer so much more than what they tend to get credit for when it comes to the work they produce and the individuals they are. The diversity of works that the artists create is only outdone by the diversity of actual artists themselves that are out int he community. The use of UNITY (see above) is something that helps bring them all together to share their ideas and breakthroughs in the future of the arts.

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NEXT WEEK: W, X, Y, and Z

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Frank

 

March 16, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

A special note of thanks to my friend Janie Pollock for bringing me into the ASCD Conference in Chicago, IL on March 15 to talk about my ideas and uses of technology in the classroom as a means of interaction with students, parents, and the world at large.

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The Newest ABC of the Arts: S and T
By: Frank Korb

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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S is for Society – Art has defined, redefined, reflected, and changed society since the beginning of humankind. The arts challenge our perceptions and help us see the world in new and creative ways (Sixteen Trend: Their Profound Impact on Pur Future, p 170). From the cave paintings at Lascaux, where the artists painted their ceremony and day to day activities to the Renaissance artists where Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni defined what it was to create perfection and question the status quo. Pablo Picasso and his , the visual representation of the horror, bloodshed, and devastation of the small Basque Country village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.  Society of the past would not be known without the arts and the society of today requires the same.

T is for Teamwork – By working together, students, faculty, community members can create exhibitions,  build collections, and develop relationships, “conceive of ideas, products, services, performances and pathways to peace and understanding. The arts can help us find common ground (170)”. They can build the skills to really understand what it’s like to work as a team and come up with extraordinary results.

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NEXT WEEK: U, V, and W

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Frank