#Tuesday without #MrKorb is #Sad


Studio Art 360: Balance and Pattern – All sorts of types

Painting: Portraits and OILS

Drawing: Contour, Pastels, and Printing

AP: Art and Fear

#TwoMoreDays of #ART :(

#20 “Clear sight makes clear art.” Observation lies at the heart of the art process. Whether your art derives from mimicking nature or extrapolating a mental construct, your powers of observation are critical. Unless you can see what lies before you, you cannot describe it. Train yourself to eliminate preconceptions and received understandings when observing anything. Try to see what is before you, not what you think you see or want to see.  Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.


What are two things you think the PROCESS is going to do to help you in the creation of this artwork? How is this going to be a skill that can help you in the future with OTHER ideas and assignments (in or out of art)?

I LOVE Andy Warhol: http://archv.sfmoma.org/images/artwork/medium/78.196.A-F_01_D02.jpg

What is it that you especially enjoy about the image you are creating in your painting? How do the ideas and colors RELATE to you? 

Painting: Portraits and OILS

Which direction have you decided to go in regarding the use of colors while using oil paints? What kind of mood / feeling do you hope to incorporate into the idea of your painting?

Elizabeth Peyton: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/cb/af/0d/cbaf0d52c8ad9d5cacdea6efd2711495.jpg

Have you  decided HOW you are going to break apart the space that you are building in the painting? Are you emphasizing the new SHAPES or are you developing the LINES that you have in the portrait? Oil Painting Close Up: Elizabeth Peyton: 

Drawing: Portraits and Colored Pencils

This is it folks – Second to last day – Every square inch needs color. What’s holding you back? What has propelled you forward in the process?

Graffiti and YOU: http://d2jv9003bew7ag.cloudfront.net/uploads/From-the-Zoo-Project-in-Tunisia-by-Mohamed-Hanchi.jpg

Are you taking pencils home? Where are you going to work on the drawing? What has been the HARDEST PART of the drawing?  Mohamed Hanchi

AP: Not Portraits – Concentration Work (ONLINE TOO)

DON’T LOOK AT YOUR WORK –  Set it out and step back… go get it – step back… Now… turn around and LOOK! What are three things that you see as working and NOT working in the art? GO Get TO WORK!

What techniques are you looking at using? What’s NEW? https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/1a/dc/f9/1adcf98791409ae59ca55dc3f3a54719.jpg

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away? Look at the ORIGINAL WORK and look at your SERIES of works… what’s happening? 

#Friday. FINALLY

/4#78 Self-portraiture has a long and storied history. It is something that most artists undertake in their training. It can yield great revelations of character and technique as in Rembrandt, van Gogh, and Bacon. It will succeed or fail based on its interest as an image. Try to judge it as an image, not as a mirror. Kit White 101 Things to Learn in Art School.

Studio Art 360: Grids on the Canvas and the Drawing

How is BREAKING the image down to basic shapes going to make the process of creating a memorable and successful work of art easier?





1 3/8″, 2 3/4″, 4 1/8″, 5 1/2″, 6 7/8″, 8 1/4″, 9 5/8″, 11″, 12 3/8″

What challenges did you have today with the transferring of the portrait up to the canvas? Two struggles?
 are HERE!

What do you think the PROCESS is going to be in how we DUPLICATE the image over to the canvas? What colors are you considering for the portrait?

What part of the process of tracing and transferring the image up to the canvas did you struggle with? Name 2 things that were challenging.

Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip: https://goo.gl/lmmiu9

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


What challenges do you see in the use of OIL paint versus Acrylic paint? What advantages do you see in the use of oil over acrylic?

Vermeer – Details of pearls

What ideas do you see coming out from others works as you took the 4 minutes to walk around today and see what others are doing? How can you see working with OTHERS in a COMMUNITY as being beneficial to the development of your art?

Reginald Baylor Portrait

DRAWING: Fauvists and YOU!

What is successful in your artwork? What is the color scheme you are using? Share this with your neighbor.

“Henri Matisse” Andre Derain – Fauvism

What is the progress of the drawing thus far? What is your neighbor doing well? What is your neighbor not doing successfully? Share your thoughts with your neighbors. 


AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

Copy and Paste your LETTERS to the ADVENTURE! authors in THIS DOCUMENT so I have ONE FINAL DOCUMENT. I can go through to make small changes, but make sure you COPY AND PASTE your FINAL LETTER INTO THIS DOCUMENT. Thanks.

Look at the series of works from yesterday… how have you begun to see the figure differently? Are you thinking about the the FORM in a different fashion than you had earlier?

What did taking an entire minute away from your drawings do for you? Harder? Easier? What did you have to do DIFFERENTLY? 

REMEMBER -ASSIGNMENT FOR FRIDAY! THAT’S THE DUE DATE! ON YOUR OWN! NO QUESTIONS ASKED! You will have the 2 questions about your AP Concentration written – AND PROOFED by a classmate – and then pasted into the CONCENTRATION Portion of your pages. ALSO – You will have a GALLERY of 6 images FROM YOUR CONCENTRATION ITSELF uploaded to the CONCENTRATION PAGE. As a BONUS – you will have up to 6 and no fewer than 3 BREADTH works on your breadth page… I might be making some changes to these pages as we move along so… be prepared to LISTEN CAREFULLY and FOLLOW MY INSTRUCTIONS – I am hoping to streamline the process.

#Friday in the #ArtStudio. Wrap up the week #Strong!

“Failing isn’t bad when you learn what not to do.”  — Albert Einstein

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE! Lincoln Monument Bas Relief. 

Lincoln finished sculpture… Visit the website HERE!


  • 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.

What was the biggest challenge you had with using clay and creating a three dimensional artwork? Monday is the LAST DAY – make sure you are wrapping it up TIGHT for the weekend.

Painting – Finish the MID Crit – “I don’t want to do a mid-crit – I’m not DONE!” PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Edward Hopper’s Self-Portrait – Background has a feel of one of his other paintings… what’s happening in YOURS?


  • 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?

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?  Edward Hopper

AP Studio Art – CRIT TIME!

Tonight at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 6 is due in Art and Fear Blog. Who’s NOT READING?

Donald Sultan – WEBSITE! Working on YOUR body of work!


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Friday – Day to work. How did your conversation go with Mr. Korb yesterday? It didn’t – going to happen TODAY! What are your plans for your new works? Let’s get yourself working. Give yourself a few moments to think about the work you have ahead of yourself and write them out for your own good.

What have you lined up for the weekend? What are you taking home with you this weekend? Are you done with your website? 

Thanks for the nod towards my thoughts on communicating with Parents, Students and the WORLD on Teach.Com. I appreciate the recognition.

Can you RESOLVE your work and be grateful for where you’ve taken it?


“No one who achieves success does so without the help of others. The wise and confident acknowledge this help with gratitude.” – Alfred North Whitehead

What are you grateful for?

Art Foundations: Critique – Description and Analysis / DRAW!

How are you going to RESOLVE your image… or is it perfect like Calvin? http://worldofcalvinandhobbes.blogspot.com/2008/01/calvins-new-year-resolution.html


  1. (1.2) Create 2 point perspective art that demonstrates how your ideas relate to the media, techniques (VALUE) and processes you use. (P)
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value – CRIT!

Review with neighbors the RULES of THUMB of 2 point perspective. 8 Minutes before the end of class… Locate ONE example of each rule of thumb in your neighbor’s drawing

Advanced Drawing: Describe and Analyze… DRAW!

Resolve the OIL PASTEL. What are you still needing to do? One more day? Are you done now? If you are… can you polish it up? Start a new one for a 2 day project?


  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value
  2. NETS: TONIGHT Use digital media to work collaboratively, including at a distance, to support individual learning – Have you begun?

What are some of the conversational bits that you will take from the critiques and put into use in the FORMAL written critiques? Written Critiques DUE MONDAY.


What are you focused on? Can we see growth?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to the CONCENTRATION you have begun.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of your images and ideas and how they work with your concentration.

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow? What are your RESOURCES and STRUGGLES? Where are you GROWING? Are you?

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