@TTBOOK1 #Portriats and #Figure Drawing and #Sculpture #ART


“Nobody tells this to people who are beginners, I wish someone told me. All of us who do creative work, we get into it because we have good taste. But there is this gap. For the first couple years you make stuff, it’s just not that good…” Ira Glass – Radio Host, This American Life


NEW PAGE on KORB’s Website: Facial Features!

Kehinde Wiley and his works: http://images.nymag.com/arts/art/rules/art120430_rule6_1_560.jpg


  • 6.1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What do you feel is an aspect of your composition that you might struggle with (but will resolve in your preliminary drawings?

Reflection: What was the most challenging aspect of your drawing to get done today? How are you using OBSERVATION and COMPARISON – sighting in – to get your drawings set up correctly? 

Studio Art 360: Clay

Detail of a FINISHED WORK! Ed Hamilton: http://edhamiltonworks.com/images/lincoln/bas_relief/north%20and%20south%20no.%202_detail.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What portions of your sculpture do you see as ADDITIVE, SUBTRACTIVE, and MANIPULATIVE? Describe in DETAIL the areas – use imagery as descriptors. MID-CRIT with the RUBRIC.

Reflection: What was the biggest challenge you had with using clay and creating a three dimensional artwork – PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP Studio Art: To the Best of Our Knowledge – Listen to the Show!

Molly Crabapple – Artist and topic of TTBooK: http://i.huffpost.com/gen/1793137/images/n-MOLLY-CRABAPPLE-628×314.jpg


  • 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.
  • If you were to want to get to know someone better, what are a few questions that you would ask? Not superficial questions, but the kind of question that really helps you get to know someone… Please log onto THIS DOCUMENT and enter your question. 

Reflection: What are you thinking about after we have spent another day listening to a radio show about making art?

Advanced Drawing: Skeleton – Shared Album HERE

Edgar Degas Drawing – http://www.frenchdrawings.org/images/hpt/1950.12.659.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What was successful in the series of drawings you did yesterday? How did the STRONGEST DRAWING stand out among the rest of them? Mark making? Line? Variation?

Reflection: Next week – LONGER FIGURE DRAWINGS – What are 3 STRENGTHS you had today? What is the BIGGEST CHALLENGE you faced today? 

#LastFriday until #NextYear #2016

“Failing Isn’t Bad When You Learn What Not To Do.” – Albert Einstein

GREAT use of GRAFFITI in an educational program. “The Graffiti Education and Mural Arts program in San Diego aims to keep kids off the streets — and maybe even make art like this, an example of the famous chicano artists murals found on a series of freeway overpasses, someday. Don Tormey/LA Times via Getty Images” http://www.npr.org/2015/12/18/457884663/preventing-juvenile-detention-with-a-blank-canvas-and-a-can-of-spray-paint

Painting and Advanced Painting: Self Portrait – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Edward Hopper: http://www.ibiblio.org/wm/paint/auth/hopper/hopper.self-portrait.jpg



  • 7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments
  • What’s been the biggest / best thing you have learned about the use of oil paints this week? What has taking this portrait from a continuous line contour drawing helped you with in making the painting? If you HAD TO EXPLAIN – why is this working or not working for you?

Reflection / Evaluation: Last day of the week. What do you see as needing attention MONDAY? What makes you want to skip second hour and continue to paint?

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – LET’S GO!



MORE Campbell’s Soup Cans! http://cdn.twentytwowords.com/wp-content/uploads/Campbells-Does-Warhol-05-e1346329887708.jpeg?acb7cd


  • 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • What are the 10 color schemes that we studied? Can you write all 10 down without looking at your notes?

Reflection / Evaluation:  QUIZ on the names, types and relationships of the colors. Open up to page 25… READY… HERE COME THE QUESTIONS… Identify the following types of COLOR SCHEMES… 

AP Studio Art: Concentration / Concentrate

Richard Estes WORKING on Photorealism:” https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/06482-richestesport.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Thinking about the work that you are doing… what are the visual skills that you feels you are developing? how has this year been beneficial to you so far? N: Nothing – Website maybe, photograph maybe…

Reflection / Evaluation: What is the ONE SKILL that you feel would be worth your time to continue to FOCUS and CONCENTRATE on?

Drawing: DRAW – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY – I WISH!

NPR: Graffiti in LA Helping Kids avoid Juvenile Detention.

Max Pechstein Girl on a Green sofa with a cat. http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/max-pechstein/girl-on-a-green-sofa-with-a-cat-1910.jpg!Blog.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • After ONE WEEK of pastels, what is your STRONGEST aspect of the composition? Describe WHY you feel it is working so well.
    • The Selfie – Listen and comment on one or two points that describe how YOU are using some f the ideas in your drawing for EXTRA CREDIT: http://www.wpr.org/listen/565351

Reflection / Evaluation: How do you feel about the work you accomplished today? What has changed in how you are looking at using Soft Pastels?

Lots of #Portraits coming up this week – READY?

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

Orange you glad you have strong arms? http://relatingonline.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/563373_2994181535231_1282963545_3218727_417877125_n1.jpg

NPR – Listen Radio Lab Story of Perseverence HERE!

ALSO – #WiArtChat is on TWITTER tonight from 7 – 8pm. Join your Art Teachers for some LIVELY conversation about the Art Room AND then be there for a Google Form – “What Questions do YOU have for YOUR Art Teacher?” or something of the like…

Painting and Advanced Painting: Last Day of Critique TODAY! WHOSE NOT DONE? CRITIQUE a Work Of Art – WAS due THURSDAY LATE!!! – HERE 

What are you thinking about as we look at the work in front of us? Last day to CRIT! Then you ASSESS YOUR OWN WORK! http://uploads3.wikiart.org/images/norman-rockwell/artist-facing-blank-canvas.jpg


  • 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 HEARD about the works (yours or a classmates) how do you image having to go back and revise, refine, re-engage the work you have developed?

Reflection / Evaluation: What is a skill, an approach, an idea about the materials or ideas that you took away from the critique today – whether it be about YOUR work or about another person’s work.

Studio Art 360: Cleaning / Clay / Collage

Oh Fun – CLAY! This is what’s coming! http://www.kiplingerpandy.com/_Media/bas-relief_tut47.jpeg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What do you currently know about using CLAY? Take 3 minutes and write down EVERYTHING you can think of – EVERYTHING – WRITE!!!

Reflection / Evaluation: What are three challenges you see as you will have to translate your collage into a ceramic Bas-Relief Sculpture?

AP Studio Art: NEW MAN on OPEN CANVAS this week – CALENDAR!

Have you looked at the AP Studio Art Portfolio for Inspiration? Here are the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

  • TODAY – LOG INTO THE WEBSITE and ANSWER YOUR #1 Question – The Central idea behind my concentration is…
CONTEMPORARY ARTIST to Watch – Michael Berryhill HERE http://www.blouinartinfo.com/sites/default/files/styles/1050w576h/public/1386711762-cbd8b.jpg


  • 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.
  • Beginning on the FIRST set of 3 works… What is the CENTRAL IDEA behind your concentration? Remember that you need to have a common thread / common theme / CENTRAL IDEA that ties your works together. Get together in 3 small groups and SHARE ideas – NEW RUBRIC for the the three works – together – WORK.

Reflection / Evaluation: What did your conversation with your classmates help you do, help you explain / understand as you move your work forward?

Drawing: Google Slideshow

Abstract Drawing – Are you going to miss this opportunity? http://media-2.web.britannica.com/eb-media/23/152823-004-065C3AB5.jpg


  • 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.
  • If you are struggling with adding to the conversation, what is ONE THING you are afraid of? Fear is fine too… If you find yourself an ACTIVE critique, what do you find about yourself that makes it EASY to add to the conversation?

Reflection / Evaluation: Two things you feel you can go back to and fix in your drawing to demonstrate a stronger feel of mastery in the work? Why do you feel it worthwhile to reflect / re-engage / refine the work that is in front of you?

“It does not matter how slowly you go as long as you do not stop.” ― Confucius

BREAKING ART NEWS! Francis Bacon Triptych Sells for $148 Million

What does $148 Million Dollars Look Like? This! Click on the painting above to read the BBC Article on this Auction record and see the video. Munch must be SCREAMing in his grave! [This] “File photo shows a journalist looking at Francis Bacon’s paintings ‘Three Studies of Lucian Freud’ (1969) during an exhibition at the Borghese museum in Rome, on September 30, 2009 (AFP/File, Vincenzo Pinto)”

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

It is all in how you line things up…

Art Foundations: Two Point Perspective – FINAL PROJECT!

Richard Estes – Painting of a Cityscape… What has your cityscape / neighborhood scape got in it?

CITY SCAPE / NEIGHBORHOOD EXAMPLES: HERE – Under Art Foundations: Neighborhoods / City Scape Link

Broad Museum RIGHT NEXT TO GEHRY’s in LA. Click on image for 3 minute video.


  1. Evaluate the effectiveness of your artwork.

Review with neighbors the progress of the cityscape and the proper use of 2 point perspective. What are the big challenges you are facing with the buildings?

Advanced Drawing: Hallway Drawings – Oils? I Hope So!

While this is ONE point perspective… how have they used COLOR to RAMP THINGS UP?


  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials and 1.2.2 techniques

What do you need to do differently for tomorrow to be successful with these materials in the hallways? How did today go?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and ADVENTURES (click THERE for the story)… PHOTOGRAPH? Build your digital portfolio.

AAArghh.. Although he is NOT a very scary pirate… not in the least.


  1. 1.2 Create works of Visual Art that demonstrate an understanding of how the communication of your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 media, 1.2.2 technique 1.2.3 and process you use.
  2. 2.3 Create artworks that use organizational structures and functions to solve specific visual art problems – How are COMPOSITION and ORGANIZATION holding your work together to COMMUNICATE your message?

Working in class over the past 2 weeks – what have you accomplished – SHARE! What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?

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