#EndOfTheWeek is in sight. #OneMoreWeek of #FirstSemester! #WOAH.

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

Drawing: Onto the LANDSCAPE and LINE / Mark Making Drawings

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

Look at ALL THREE drawings from yesterday. Of the 3, which one stands out as the STRONGEST? Which stands out as being the WEAKEST? WHY?

Translating the images from your PHOTOGRAPHS to the paper.

Get out the photographs and begin working on the drawing that has the most work to do. Start with a simple set of lines and then work towards more detail. Work for a variety of DISTINCT lines and VALUES. This is going to be about MARK MAKING.

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Wolf Kahn Experiments – How are you EXPERIMENTING with the lines and the PROCESS that we are attempting to work through? This is a challenge. http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-qgnVPScZXEk/T5VsJizuz3I/AAAAAAAABQs/jmDUJSZfAUg/s1600/IMG_6004.JPG

Stand back from your one drawing and write out 3 things that you are PLEASED with and 1 thing you see that is NOT VERY STRONG

Studio Art 360: LAST DAY TO PAINT – Collage NEXT WEEK for 5 Days.

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What is the aspect of your personality that the COLOR USE and POSE OF THE SELFIE are representing?

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Andy Warhol and Marilyn’s Lips http://www.imranomerart.com/images/essays/lips.jpg

What are the COLORS and the COLOR SCHEME you are using in your painting?

AP Studio Art: CONCENTRATE!

7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

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!

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Watercolor and Mark Making – How are you ADVANCING your ideas and thoughts through making your work? 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?

Already #Wednesday – It seems like the week has just begun.

“Never tell a young person that anything cannot be done. God may have been waiting centuries for someone ignorant enough of the impossible to do that very thing.” — John Andrew Holmes

Drawing: Landscapes and YOU – I hope you gathered the images from outside.

2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.

What kinds of lines did you use YESTERDAY that helped you create the image of a LANDSCAPE? How can you see similarities in the WOLF KAHN from today that you have in YOUR image?

Translating the images from your PHOTOGRAPHS to the paper: Begin with one photograph on NICE drawing paper to start. Begin like yesterday and define the space with 7 lines. Switch to another photograph and do the same. Another photograph so we have 3 going right now.

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Long and Slender, Wolf Kahn Painting: https://d32dm0rphc51dk.cloudfront.net/Z-RiaWhh1Skoc035Pd-0qw/large.jpg

What struggles did you face in the simplification of the images? Wolf Kahn Pastel:

Studio Art 360: Last days to paint.

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What are two things that are helping you EMPHASIZING the idea of  YOU as you create this self portrait?

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Jackie by Andy: https://assets.paddle8.com/510/147/16390/p17lft6sa31rpmdj21fn81lhk17k83-xl.png

How can ART be used to discuss IMPORTANT things in culture? List 3 ways in which you could use art to communicate ideas.

AP Studio Art: Crit among friends.

7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

How has this last concentration trio challenged you? What about it is challenging? 

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Making MArks on the Page – All about YOU and YOUR MESSAGES: http://www.alzgla.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/LA-Memories-in-the-Making-Patricia-Disney.jpg

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away from the 1) conversation and then 2) WORK TIME?

#Wednesday and 2 1/2 Days to go…

#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

Drawing: Mark making and the Pencil (crits. for those who missed it yesterday)

1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design.

What struggles do you have when it comes to drawing with pencils to begin with? What struggles do you think you might have when drawing them without being able to lift your pencil?

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Lines – How can we use LINE to make art – MOvement TOO! https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/e8/3a/f8/e83af84f67c970756dcd50b8aea8084c.jpg

In the end, what was the biggest challenge / success you had today in the studio

Studio Art 360: Painting – yes – more of this

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environment.

how much of your painting have you got covered? What GOALS do you have for the painting today? DO NOT RUSH – Keep an EYE on the LINES and EDGES.

Andy Warhol and HIMSELF: http://artknowledgenews.com/files2009b/Andy_Warhol_Strangulation.jpg
Andy Warhol and HIMSELF: http://artknowledgenews.com/files2009b/Andy_Warhol_Strangulation.jpg

Thick and Thin – How are the colors covering the canvas / lines / underdrawing of the the painting?

AP Studio Art: Concentration and the Website – Get to it!

4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.

Best part of yesterday? Plans for today? How’s it coming?

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CONCENTRATION of an AP Student – SCORE 6 https://image.slidesharecdn.com/apart-100513113841-phpapp01/95/ap-art-4-728.jpg?cb=1273750789

How are you moving forward in the process of developing a series of works based on someone else’s work? How are you keeping the images the SAME and how are you changing the idea?

#Tuesday and we have #SoMuchToDo!

#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

SCHOLASTIC ARTS FOLKS – LISTEN UP! QUICK ANNOUNCEMENT – Artwork Available HERE for upload.

Drawing: Critique and then LINES and PENCIL

9.1Ac: Determine the relevance of criteria used by others to evaluate a work of art or collection of works.

Well… Grab a RUBRIC II – and begin your self evaluation – AFTER you have taken a few 15 – 20 minutes to do written evaluation of 4 works of art – make sure your written critiques use ACTIONABLE / CRITICAL / IMPROVEMENT type statements. Let’s start this critique then. Get the work up in front of us and you lead the way. KORB will sit back and listen… Keep time Korb.

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Group Critiques – Separate yourselves and put the works up! http://www.saic.edu/media/saic/gfx/admissions/whysaic-undergrad/critiquereplace.jpg

Nothing – The Critique was part of it.

Studio Art 360: PAINT – I’m Critiquing your MUGS

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What colors are you using in this portrait? What IS your color scheme and what colors are you going to be using?

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How are you Warhol? http://www.que.es/archivos/201208/4745013w-640x640x80.jpg

What struggles are you having with this painting so far? This is DUE at the end of the week – End of Class Thursday. DO NOT RUSH.

AP Studio Art: WORK! Concentration is HUGE and so are your WEBSITES!

7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.

How has this last concentration challenged you? Working from OTHER’s work may be a new idea for you. What is challenging?

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More STRONG STUDENT work – HOW ARE YOU GROWING? AP Concentration: http://www.ichenartacademy.com/uploads/9/1/6/7/9167260/alisha-breadth_1_orig.png

You had a lot to think about today… What did you take a away from the 1) conversation and then 2) WORK TIME? Strong Student Work.

4 1/2 Days Left – Ok – Let’s Make #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

Edward Hopper Chop Suey: Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9254357
Edward Hopper Chop Suey: Fair use, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?curid=9254357

Drawing: CRIT!

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.

Looking at the still life in front of you, what is the one aspect of it that you are most pleased with? Why are you so pleased with how you handled the materials and composition? What do you need to TOUCH UP TODAY! Crit Tomorrow!

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Time To Critique: http://www.artic.edu/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow_scale/public/cal_TP_crit_360.png?itok=AhqbYJZS

What was it that you took away from today’s critique? How did you contribute to the success of the conversation?

Studio Art 360: Paint – Let’s get this thing done this week!

7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.

What colors are you going to be using in this portrait? What IS your color scheme and what colors are you going to be using? This is important to know as you begin – PLANNING is essential here!

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Andy Warhol and Marilyn: http://www.georgetownframeshoppe.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e95/m/a/marilyn36.jpg

What are your thoughts about this as the work is developing as a work of art? This is the VERY BEGINNING of the process – how do you feel about the work? 3 ideas please.

AP Studio Art: Let’s INDIVIDUALLY LOOK at your pages.

2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.

What have your previous works of art been this year and how have you been planning the NEW and Important ideas out for your work based on the work of the residents of Waterford Senior Living? HOW DOES INSPIRATION FROM OTHERS WORK HELP or CHALLENGE YOU?

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Strong Student AP Concentration Work: http://www.ichenartacademy.com/uploads/9/1/6/7/9167260/phoebe-concentration_1_orig.png

What ideas have you come up with? What materials are you using that help you to challenge yourself? How does it fit into your current body of work?  How does it REACH OUT into NEW IDEAS? Strong Student Work:

#Homecoming #Tuesday at #WUHS

“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: Artist / Teacher



Drawing: Remember the MID CRIT on THURSDAY

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.

When you think about the work in front of you, what are 3 things that you see as being challenges you are facing at this point?

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Using a book as the ground… how are you working with that? https://i.pinimg.com/736x/17/51/0d/17510d801e1a40015a9fe36ed3da42d4–blackout-poetry-art-journals.jpg

We’ve wrapped up a strong day of drawing – oil pastels, soft pastels, compositional design, collage… what is one thing you see as a strong accomplishment in the process today?


Studio Art 360: Bas Relief and Swapping Sketchbook Tuesday this week

1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.

What do you feel you need to do in order to be focused and intentional in the work you are creating? One aspect of this work is to know that the marks you are making are permanent – cannot be taken out – one and done. How do you work with the mistakes that you might make?

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Bas Relief and Stained image – Copper Relief. https://img07.deviantart.net/556c/i/2010/158/8/9/seahorse_copper_tooling_by_coelacanthh.jpg

How do you feel about the process that you went through today in the making of you bas-relief metal work?


AP Studio Art: GRIT! Mark Tansey and IMAGES.

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Mark Tansey A Short History of Modernist Painting 1982: https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/mark-tansey/a-short-history-of-modernist-painting-1982.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.

What are your first few ideas from the PODCAST? What was challenging about listening to and coming up with ideas from the story? Will you subscribe to FREAKONOMICS? We’re sending this project off the John at the show.

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Grit and John Wayne: https://www.listenmoneymatters.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/05/grit-corrected-2.png

What have you come up with today? How are your ideas moving forward into the FINAL ARTWORK? Materials?

Meet in the Gallery Today. This is our LAST DAY together. 

I am without power so not able to post much as a web page today but here I go. Today we are meeting in the gallery and we will go out from there. Based on the condition of the river I highly recommend being cautious of painting close to it. We will end our day in the gallery hanging rest of our artworks and turning in all our supplies. It was a true pleasure working with each and everyone of you and I look forward to seeing you in my classes in the future. And bring a friend or two or three.

#LastDay you are #OnYourOwn in #PleinAir. NOPE… MEET IN THE GALLERY. 

WE WILL MEET IN THR GALLERY TODAY. Tomorrow you are out in the field on your own today. 

Today we will fo about cleaning up the gallery space and setting up our exhibition. The rest of this post will roll into tomorrow… 

 There is NO ACCESS to the class studio – WET WAX on the floors folks. I will be checking on you as the three (3) hours roll by. BE ACTIVE and ENGAGED as you move forward. Scroll down for more information and inspiration.


Plein Air at the State Fair – Deadline is TOMORROW!

Last times I am sharing this information. I would LOVE for you to join me and the other artists at the WI State Fair during the Plein Air event! HERE you go.

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Out and About in Waterford

9.1P: Establish relevant criteria in order to evaluate a work of art or collection of works. This is it folks. Last day to make work about you and for you and all chosen by you. I hope that the weather has cooperated this week. Get yourself out there and get to work.

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End of the week and you have a small series of works that are all tied together. Name three things that you planned on doing to make this a series of works. How did you accomplish this idea that you set out to accomplish?


  • Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Enduring Understanding: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
  • Essential Question(s): How does engaging in creating art enrich people’s lives? How does making art attune people to their surroundings? How do people contribute to awareness and understanding of their lives and the lives of their communities through art-making?

#ThisIsIt – #FinalDays of #PleinAir #StudioArt

Week 4: Pastels and Mix it All Up

“Selection is the invention of the landscape painter.” – Henry Fuseli

Henry Fuseli: https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/736x/ac/9f/fd/ac9ffd107048164ce073ba3e170400c2.jpg
  • Anchor Standard 10: Synthesize and relate knowledge and personal experiences to make art.
  • Enduring Understanding: Through art-making, people make meaning by investigating and developing awareness of perceptions, knowledge, and experiences.
  • Essential Question(s): How does engaging in creating art enrich people’s lives? How does making art attune people to their surroundings? How do people contribute to awareness and understanding of their lives and the lives of their communities through art-making?

11.1Ad: Synthesize knowledge of social, cultural, historical, and personal life with art-making approaches to create meaningful works of art or design.

What have you done in the past three weeks that has interested you enough to make a small series of works about?

Create a small series of works that are based on your own personal experiences of plein air summer studio. Plan on 3 works for the final week of class and HANG A SHOW on Thursday.

Work on your own and LET ME KNOW where you are going to be.

Look at today and reflect on the experiences that you have had to create the work. What are you pleased with and where are you feeling you need work?

#Friday – Good day to be #Outside / #PleinAir – #AP Scores! Woo Hoo!

AP Studio Scores are in – I am impressed with the results.  9 / 10 3’s or better. Excellent year of art production!


HOMEWORK on MONDAY! Looking at and researching artists is an IMPORTANT way to learn about the past and develop your own skills for the future. This is not a huge task folks… it is fun research. Remember… you are in Summer Studio NOT because you WANT to earn the .25 credit but to be a stronger artist. This is how it happens.


SUMMER STUDIO WEEK 3: This was a very productive week for having only 3 days to be in studio. I am proud of the dedicated work these artists are putting forth. 3 hours is a good chunk of time to commit to the creation of artwork in the field (I am certain that some of them would like to have that during the regular studio time in the school year). These are photos from the week – Enjoy!