#EndOfTheWeek is NEAR! #Focus on the ideas and #ArtWork

Art has no boundaries except those imposed by the needs of the maker. Boundaries are a form of definition, nothing more. They are a way to create a hierarchy of concerns, interests and priorities. Boundaries change all the time. That is part of what art does. By defining an area of interest or by stating a new priority, art allows us to create new definitions of ourselves and the context in which we operate. To blur a boundary is to confuse the definition. To move a boundary is to make a new definition. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School


Drawing: German Expressionism and WORK!

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

TOMORROW we are having a Mid Crit – Step back AGAIN and see what you have in front of you. What do you want to accomplish today to make sure you are ready to share your work tomorrow?

How’s your PORTRAIT coming along? Texture? Marks? Values? https://www.moma.org/media/W1siZiIsIjEyMDA3NiJdLFsicCIsImNvbnZlcnQiLCItcmVzaXplIDEzNjZ4MTM2Nlx1MDAzZSJdXQ.jpg?sha=9ecada85963f86ae

20 minute MidCrit (written and oral) tomorrow – be ready with some thoughts about your own work. What is one right now?


Studio Art 360: MUGS on your MUG

7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.

What are you NERVOUS about as we venture into the work of clay?

AAaaargh: That is a scary mug! What can YOUR’s look like? http://www.multyshades.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/unique-mugs16.jpg

How have you researched and developed the ideas into your OWN idea versus someone else’s?


AP Studio Art: Concentration begins TODAY!

NETS: Use digital media and environments to communicate and work collaboratively.

With a lot to accomplish in two weeks and little input from me… how are you going to manage your time effectively? Website can be done on own time. Sketching / making art – own time / study hall / before / after school…

Georgio Morandi in the Gallery – a BODY of work. https://i0.wp.com/www.italianmodernart.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/04/Meyerowitz-at-CIMA-1-by-WS-Jr.jpg?resize=738%2C492

What 3 questions do you have about the ideas of a concentration?

Let’s Look at a few bodies of work to get started. HERE

#Wednesday #ArtAndFear Let us face our fears!

“If I persist, if I continue to try, if I continue to charge forward, I will succeed.” — Og Mandino

“And even if you don’t succeed… there is NOTHING wrong with failure (just get back and try again – and again – and again…).” – Frank Korb 


Studio Art 360: Glazing Pottery

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

How do you feel about the ceramic work of art in front of you? Name on the rubric – begin to evaluate the sculpting process – hand in the rubric to begin to glaze the work – DEMO TIME TOO!

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Shark Bait! http://www.glazedexpectations.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/Photo-May-21-4-58-49-PM-1030×1030.jpg

What went well today? What was a struggle?

 


Painting: Portraits and OILS

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

How do you FEEL about the act of oil painting again? The time away and the time returned? What did the BREAK do for the act of painting for you?

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Let’s Paint! http://www.featurepics.com/FI/Thumb300/20100827/Multi-Coloured-Oil-Paints-1643908.jpg

What is the STRENGTH of your work that you are especially proud of? 

 


Drawing: Critique your Portraits

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

What are various types of artwork that we have created this year? Let’s create a list of the different works we’ve done on the board.

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What are you going to do? http://rlv.zcache.com/create_your_own_wood_wall_art-r0d1cf11ae05846ba8046d23e9580d723_jft0t_324.jpg?rlvnet=1

What are your plans? Any thoughts? Fears? Plans? 

 

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Critique! http://www.thefeministwire.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/JOEMARINARO.jpg

 


AP: Let’s Talk Concentration

 

1.1 Ad: Visualize and hypothesize to generate plans for ideas and directions for creating art and design that can affect social change.

Art and Fear had a lot to offer. Open the book and look through the chapters… What chapter do you feel you MIGHT relate to you the most  Based SOLELY on the title of the chapter (may not be fair)  –  and WHY?

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Art and Fear: http://joel.franusic.com/assets/img/art-and-fear-page-26.jpg

What chapter did you decide to use for this next piece? What is ONE of the aspects of the theme you feel you will be working through? 

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Critique https://farm6.staticflickr.com/5289/5213149069_c6bda1985e.jpg

What are you looking to do with the “last” / next set of three? 

#Friday in #Studio means #MAKE ART! But casually – #bluejeans and #TShirts

 Art has no boundaries except those imposed by the needs of the maker. Boundaries are a form of definition, nothing more. They are a way to create a hierarchy of concerns, interests and priorities. Boundaries change all the time. That is part of what art does. By defining an area of interest or by stating a new priority, art allows us to create new definitions of ourselves and the context in which we operate. To blur a boundary is to confuse the definition. To move a boundary is to make a new definition. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School


1 – 7:25-8:01
2 – 8:06-8:44
3 – 8:49-9:25
4 – 9:30-10:06
Assembly – 10:11-11:10
Recessional/Students Greet Vet’s in Halls to Commons – 11:10-11:20
5A Class – 11:20-11:44
5AB Class – 11:20-12:13
5BC Class – 11:49-12:42
5C Class – 12:18-12:42
A lunch – 11:20-11:44
B lunch – 11:49-12:13
C lunch – 12:18 – 12:42
6 – 12:47-1:24
7 – 1:29-2:05
8 – 2:10-2:46


Studio Art 360: CLAY and Cups and Figures and Animals

What portions of your sculpture do you see as ADDITIVE, SUBTRACTIVE, and MANIPULATIVE? Describe in DETAIL the areas – use imagery as descriptors.

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Abe Anjin http://www.top10listland.com/wp-content/uploads/Abe-Anjin-1938-present.jpg

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


PAINTING: Hallways and Abstraction

A REAL day of painting – What are you looking to accomplish today? Look at your painting FIRST… them answer the question? REFLECTION!

Looking at your painting today… what DID you accomplish? What are you pleased with and what are you NOT happy with? Successes and Failures – TALK TO YOUR NEIGHBOR about this please.


Drawing: Kandinsky and YOU!

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https://www.ushmm.org/research/research-in-collections/collections-highlights/julien-bryan/nazi-germany-1937/1937-munich-exhibition-of-degenerate-art

What is one major idea about the similarities and differences in your ideas and Kandinsky’s u learned through the WRITING ASSIGNMENT for today?

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Early Kandinsky: http://dossierjournal.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/kandinskycolorfullife.jpg

How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?)    


AP Studio Art: Concentration – CRIT DAY!

What was helpful about 1) seeing your work from a distance and 2) hearing what others thought about the work you created? – 2 minute thoughts aout what you are doing… You HAVE TO MAKE ART to MAKE ART!

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CRIT Sandwich: http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-lUHLfa7kEPY/TzHdc2miDGI/AAAAAAAAAuQ/4dc8ZuH8VNk/s320/hamburger-critique.jpg

What is something that you took away from the 2 minute critique today – whether it be about YOUR work or about another person’s work.

 

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. Work on THIS with me – let’s explore our ideas!

ASSIGNMENT PART 2: 3 concentration works. DUE NOVEMBER 21.

#End of the #FirstQuarter is upon us. #MissingWork? #GetItDone! MID WEEK #Wednesday or it is a #ZERO!

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Paul Klee – http://totallyhistory.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/12/senecio-1922-paul-klee.jpg

#28: An idea is only as good as its execution. It is important that you master your medium. Poorly made work will either ruin a good idea or make the lamentable execution itself the subject. Overly finessed technique can mask a lack of content or can smother an image. At the same time, roughness and imprecision has its place in rendering. One can only gauge the need to throw technique away if one has first achieved the mastery of it. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

IF YOU ARE MIISSING WORK! This is a GENTLE REMINDER to GET YOUR WORK COMPLETED by WEDNESDAY for a GRADE IN THE FIRST QUARTER! If it is not IN BY 3:00 Wednesday – it is a ZERO in the GRADEBOOK!

Studio Art 360: CLAY and Cups and Figures and Animals

Of the different ideas of sculpture we looked at last week – what do you think you might want to do before we begin to research? Animal, Person… Something else living?

What are three challenges you see translating your researched ideas into the ceramic Sculpture?

Here’s More from MY TRIPS to Milwaukee.

PAINTING: Hallways and Abstraction

Which of the drawings from last week of the hallways were / are successful? Why? Choose your favorite one and describe the success of it.

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Piet Mondrian: Tree – From OBSERVATION… wait for it this week! http://emptyeasel.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/04/avond(evening)redtreebypietmondrian.jpg

What about today’s drawing makes for a successful drawing? Three reasons please.

Mondrian Bio: http://www.theartstory.org/artist-mondrian-piet.htm

Drawing: Kandinsky and YOU!

Reflect on LAST WEEK before you begin today! What are your OVERALL IDEAS that you hope to communicate? What do you feel you’ll be doing with the materials that are NEW and CHALLENGING to you?

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Kandinsky – Composition – What are YOU working with and on? http://www.wassilykandinsky.net/images/works/256.jpg

Biggest struggle / success for today? Write it out and the WHY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration DUE Monday – 200 Images Too!

What do you hope to learn / communicate in the FIRST THREE works you are presenting (Next Monday we are presenting the PROGRESS of the works and will be using the RUBRIC to EVALUATE ALL THREE in the FORMATIVE end of things)

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Henri Matisse and his body of work. The images are different but have a similar style – use of line, shape, what are you finding in your work as COMMON?http://nga.gov.au/exhibitions/Matisse/images/Romainebig.jpg

What have you accomplished today that sets you up for success? What is the CENTRAL IDEA for your concentration? Sticky Note Exit Ticket.

Body of Work: Henri Matisse: http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/mati/hd_mati.htm

HERE is the link to the RUBRIC.

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. Work on THIS with me – let’s explore our ideas!

ASSIGNMENT PART 1: 3 concentration works. DUE NOVEMBER 7.

Assignment Part 2: 200 Images – All On You Own. Due on NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 11:59PM. You need to use the school based Google Drive: LINK HERE

#Friday is Here and it’s #ArtMaking Time

#13 Each generation gets to reinvent art in its own image. Because art is an act of description, it is inevitable that what it describes will reflect every generation’s bias of the moment. It is not a strict reflection of a time but an interpretation rendered in a language that is always in a state of transformation. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

As we are now halfway through the semester, please reflect on the skills, techniques, or tools in your art toolbox that you did not necessarily come into this studio art course with but have since developed anew, or at the least gotten a better grasp or understanding of. Please take a few minutes and write out your new skills and where you remember developing them as the quarter progressed. (Projects, discussions, feedback, reflections… be specific and write complete sentences.) Use the space to the right for more room

Studio Art 360: CLAY and Cups and Figures and Animals

 What do you currently know about using CLAY?  N: DEMO on the use of a slab of clay and the ADDITIVE and SUBTRACTIVE methods.

Here are the ideas for Final Product in the next assignment – you will have to use the same technique but with multiple solutions to the challenges – BRIGHT COLORS and GLAZES – Multiple Ideas – Clay Cup / Mug (Pinch Pot, Coils?) Animal Sculpture (look at historical ideas – REALLY OLD sculpture – stuff), Post Modern – Neo-Pop Keith Haring and other 3D Works – Bright Colors etc..

Here’s More from MY TRIPS to Milwaukee.

PAINTING: Watercolor CRITIQUE

How have you looked at the hallways DIFFERNETLY now that you are drawing them for inspiration versus just walking down them as you go from class to class? Tell me a few (3) things that you are noticing differently.

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Picasso abstracts the cityscape… what are you doing? http://pablopicasso.fr/us/journal/horta/images/5.jpg /

As you wrapped up drawing today… what new ideas do you have that you can move forward with into the ABSTRACTION?

 

Drawing: Kandinsky and YOU!

Reflect on YESTERDAY before you begin today! What are your OVERALL IDEAS that you hope to communicate?

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Wassily Kandinsky: http://uploads8.wikipaintings.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/yellow-red-blue-1925.jpg

Biggest struggle / success for today? Write it out and the WHY!

 

AP Studio Art: Concentration DUE not Monday – but NEXT Monday… 3 of them…

 

How will your audience be MOVED by the work you are presenting? Remember that one of the CRITERIA is all about creating work that is moving and engaging? ALSO – how do you see your CULTURE / SOCIETY / ENVIRONMENT as being IMPORTANT in the work you are creating?

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Michaell Berryhill – What’s he FOCUSED on? http://www.brooklynrail.org/article_image/image/13232/berryhill-web5.jpg

What work are you planning for this weekend? Be specific… What are you going to set time aside for and work on? Friday Night…  Saturday… Sunday…  Michael Berryhill: http://www.brooklynrail.org/2014/05/art/whats-more-real8232a-dead-tree-or-a-drawing-of-a-dead-treemichael-berryhill-with-nathlie-provosty

HERE is the link to the RUBRIC.

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. Work on THIS with me – let’s explore our ideas!

ASSIGNMENT PART 1: 3 concentration works. DUE NOVEMBER 7.

Assignment Part 2: 200 Images – All On You Own. Due on NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 11:59PM. You need to use the school based Google Drive: LINK HERE

Full Moon Trophies are DONE and ready to be WON!

Thank  you Brett Roberts (and myself – Brett had the hard part… I had the tedious part) for creating the vessels / trophies that will be given out to the winners of tomorrow night’s FULL MOON FOUR MILER! I will be unable to attend, but the race should be a great one nonetheless. All the best to the racers, the organizers, and the fans. Be aware of the NEW starting spot at St. Thomas Aquinas in Waterford – thanks to all the construction. The monies made from the trophies go to the Waterford Union High School Art Fund which gives students scholarships to attend art school, aids in young artists attending field trips, brings artists and other art world speakers and demonstrators to the classroom, and helps fund other arts projects that might not be covered by other funding. Run well runners! Now… off for my 12 miler I’ll miss tomorrow.

Frank


2016 Full Moon Four Miler
Run / Walk

Full Moon 4 Miler

13TH ANNUAL FULL MOON FOUR MILER
SATURDAY, AUGUST 6, 2016
REGISTRATION BEGINS AT 6:30 P.M.
RACE BEGINS AT 8:30 P.M.
2015 RACE RESULTS

The Race

The Annual Full Moon Four Miler event is one of the few nighttime races that begin after sunset in southeast Wisconsin.

Each participant receives a moisture wicking runner shirt (guaranteed to the first 450 participants), a goodie bag, one post party drink ticket and fruit/snacks. Registration, post run party and awards ceremony will be held in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School, 302 S. Second Street, Waterford. This year the route has been revised and will be on the east side of the Village due to construction happening just west of Village Hall. Participants and guests are invited to stay and enjoy the food, beverages and music at the post run party.

The Route

Full Moon 4 MIler Race Route

Select Map for Route Directions

Awards are given in 13 categories:

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & over. Special award to overall male and female winners and to the first place male and female master winners.

Registration

You may download our Registration form and mail or walk-in with payment to the Chamber office at 102 E. Main St., Waterford, WI 53185)

You may also scan the QR code below or go to active.com to register online.

Full Moon Four Miler online registration

Registration Fees

$20.00 early registration by June 8

$25.00 June 9 – July 28

$30.00 July 29 – August 6

Full Moon Four Miler Committee:

Bill Czaja, State Farm Insurance – Full Moon Four Miler Chair
Katy Engels, Waterford Area Chamber Of Commerce
Rayana Kaul, St. Thomas Aquinas School
Julie Lobitz, Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas School
Tina Multhauf & Team, Skyline Landscape & Design
Lisa Pochowski, Patriot Financial

We Need Volunteers!

If you are able to help with setup, registration or being a corner guard, please fill out and return theVolunteer Form. Thank you!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at: (262) 534-5911 orchamber@waterford-wi.org.

Beautiful Waterford, Wisconsin is located approximately 30 minutes Southwest of Milwaukee, 2 hours North of Chicago and 30 minutes West of Racine.

http://www.waterford-wi.org/fm4m_hmmm.html for more (not really – this is all from that site) information.

Clay and the collaboration – ready to make slabs?

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.” – David Bayles and Ted Orland

#WHSoc20 Tomorrow at 8PM CST – Twitter Conversation

Art Foundations: CLAY – Let’s Get Our Hands DIRTY!

Roll roll roll in the clay, Roll roll roll in the clay (if you haven’t seen Young Frankenstein, you will not understand). http://www.jhpottery.com/pictures/slab3.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply the medium of clay and the techniques of slab rolling and texture addition with 1.1.1 skill, 1.1.2 confidence, 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What is the most challenging aspect to creating a clay slab? What did you enjoy? What did you struggle with?

Drawing: FINAL day of PORTRAITS!

Let’s wrap up our WILD BEASTS! http://s3.amazonaws.com/com.artwelove.asset/cc59ae5473147679f08460b97965e481-l.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 4.2 Through the use of reflection and critique, describe the purpose and meaning of your portrait as it relates to your culture and how it may differ from different cultures, times, and places

Do you need to work on anything tonight? Is the drawing to a resolution? Are  you pleased with the final work? WHAT do you need to do with the work to make it finished?

AP Studio Art: Collaboration and Art Exhibition!

Collaboration in the studio is a wonderful experience! http://craftcouncil.org/sites/craftcouncil.org/files/Haystack_2011ArtSchoolsCollaborative_photosbyLisJanes_4.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create collaborative artworks that solve visual challenges and allow your hand and voice to stand out while also working together with your studio partners.

What is working? What is a struggle in the drawing / painting? How are you all going to contribute to the FINAL WORK to be installed?