#Korb is BACK and it is #Friday in the #ArtStudio

Van Gogh was the inspiration - how are you being inspired by your work? https://portraitsocietygallery.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_9429.jpg?w=584

HELLO ALL – I am BACK!

Drawing: Nests – ONE more days…

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

Last day in class (Monday is the Last Day) – do you need to make photographs? How many drawings have you got going? We are critiquing them on Monday – Get ready to TALK.

Van Gogh was the inspiration - how are you being inspired by your work? https://portraitsocietygallery.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_9429.jpg?w=584
Van Gogh was the inspiration – how are you being inspired by your work? https://portraitsocietygallery.files.wordpress.com/2016/03/img_9429.jpg?w=584

What do you need to do in order to wrap things up for Monday? Excellent job with your Observational skills. Let’s take one more day to polish up the ideas. You’ll talk about 3 of the drawings (maybe 4)… How many have you drawn?

Studio Art 360: Still Life

 

8.1P: Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.

As you examine this work of art, what are the larger SKILLS you have developed in the process?

Whats the FINAL process looking like? Are you going to be ready on Monday? https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg
Whats the FINAL process looking like? Are you going to be ready on Monday? https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg

As artists, we are in it for the process of MAKING ART, not necessarily worrying about the finished product. How do you feel about the idea of  PROCESS versus PRODUCT?

Advanced Drawing: 50 SoP

 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.

Last day this week… What are two things you are planning on doing TODAY to get a good deal of work planned and begun for today? How are you working in the OBSERVATION part of this requirement?

How many sheets of paper are you using? I hope that your 50 are coming along well. http://anthonyfelton.com/photodiary2/images/6a44_Toolsblog.jpg 
How many sheets of paper are you using? I hope that your 50 are coming along well. http://anthonyfelton.com/photodiary2/images/6a44_Toolsblog.jpg

MONDAY we are going to HANG THEM UP and LOOK… do you need to try and work this weekend? EXPLAIN in 140 characters (using # to emphasize the important terms and phrases) what you are HAPPIEST WITH and WHY!

AP Studio Art: Concentration

3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.

How does your work for this week Re-Engage the ideas you have been using in the past while ALSO provide ideas of REVISION?

Are you WORKING on the CONCENTRATION and FOCUSED? http://www.johnlund.com/Images/10284401107.jpg  
Are you WORKING on the CONCENTRATION and FOCUSED? http://www.johnlund.com/Images/10284401107.jpg

I try to get you to talk to one another and reflect. Look at each other’s work today and do that. Explain, listen, WRITE DOWN THOUGHTS for your own reflections. 

 

#Monday Already? That’s OK – Let’s Make it #mARTday instead!

“There is an immeasurable distance between late and too late.”  —Og Mandino

Painting and Advanced Painting: Hallway Drawing / Painting

From REAL to ABSTRACT the Story of Piet Mondrain… http://www.theartstory.org/images20/works/mondrian_piet_1.jpg

Goals:

  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design
  • Looking at yesterday’s one or two simplifications, name 3 of the larger GEOMETRIC shapes that are beginning to develop in your composition. Describe HOW the idea of SPACE changing in your composition.

Reflection / Evaluation: How does the ORIGINAL image still show up in the space that you are creating? How do you feel the work is developing as a successful or unsuccessful? Give Specifics!

Studio Art 360: Value and DRAWING!

PROCESS instead of PRODUCT! https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg

Goals:

  • 8.1P: Interpret an artwork or collection of works, supported by relevant and sufficient evidence found in the work and its various contexts.
  • As you examine this work of art, what are the larger SKILLS you have developed in the process?

Reflection / Evaluation: As artists, we are in it for the process of MAKING ART, not necessarily worrying about the finished product. How do you feel about the idea of  PROCESS versus PRODUCT?

AP Studio Art: Trading Cards – DISCUSSION

WONDERFUL ART CARDS: https://spaark.files.wordpress.com/2011/12/dsc_04262.jpg

Goals:

  • OPEN CANVAS CALENDAR!
  • G: 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • As you look at your trading cards (and your larger idea of body of work) if you had to choose the Element or Principle that you feel you are the strongest with, what is it and WHY? How about the WEAKEST – Why?

Reflection / Evaluation: What NEW ideas do you have about the use of or understanding behind the elements and principles you have been faced with today?

Drawing: Kandinsky and Shapes!

Goals:

  • .1Ac: Make, explain, and justify connections between artists or artwork and social, cultural, and political history.
  • What is it about the song you have chosen that really stood out to you as one worth using as the basis for an art work? This was a BIG decision on your part. Having to put it into words is important for you.  What is ONE things that STANDS OUT as that connects the two works of art?

Reflection / Evaluation:  SHARE YOUR THEORY AND DRAWING WITH YOUR CLASSMATE – Last 5 Minutes – CONVERSATION and write down what you have learned from your classmate.

Failure is always an option! How are you “failing” and learning from your failure?

“If you’re not failing every now and again, it’s a sign you’re not doing anything very innovative.”
Woody Allen

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On Saturday morning, while in South Africa, and through the wonders of modern technology via Google Hangouts and YouTube, First Lady Michelle Obama joined a large group of international students, teachers, and community leaders and discussed the importance of education to move education and learning forward. One of the threads that was strung throughout the conversation was the potential of failure in the process of learning. This is an aspect that it seems current educators, administrators, students, and parents are often missing as an important aspect of the process in learning. As a parent, I miss the important aspect of failure because the failures directly affect the grades that are brought home. As a teacher, failure is an important part of my student’s learning experience and is highly encourages as it does NOT affect the grades (directly) that are taken home. PROCESS!

Failure is part of the process. Take risks, be daring! http://tesourospreciosos.blogspot.com/

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Taking risks and failing are an essential aspect of the world of the arts. In the great scheme of things though, the audience the artist creates for has little concern of the mistakes and process that the artist went through to get to the final product. The same can be said of the process that students go through in the learning of the materials that they are challenged with in the academics. There is a process my kids go through in the visual arts classes: Preliminary ideas (thumbnail sketches). These are the initial ideas. Great ideas, awful ideas, as well as ideas that may sprout legs and carry the artist to different places. The preliminary ideas get a lot of discussion and conversation between students and then, from that conversation, the next stage… rough drawing. Generally, even in a class like PAINTING, the drawing process comes long before the final product. There is a composition that needs to be thought through, a set of challenges that must be visually resolved before the final art work is begun. How can an idea be roughed out in another subject? In the working world? In a job or career?

From the rough drawings, the final product is then developed. Through the final drawing there is still the suggestion, the encouragement for risk taking, experimentation, failure, and then resolution. It is very important that the students, the artists challenge the ideas they come up with and take the risks that are in front of them. The second part of a final grade in the visual arts classes includes a small portion on EXPERIMENTATION. The encouragement to try something, fail, try something else, fail, try something else, until something is resolved is a key component in the process. Even when the final product is resolved and in the museum, gallery, or more importantly for the artist, the collector’s home, the imperfections are what make the artwork what it is. The slight misses, the “False Starts,” the problems that may be continued into the next work… the unresolved issues and questions that make art so interesting.

In a sketchbook note from the early 1960’s, Jasper Johns wrote, “Take an object, do something to it. Do something else to it.” A sketchbook is the perfect place to experiment and take risks. In the 1960’s, just after the AbEx movement of the 1950’s, popular culture and images was a risk, and a banal object, like a target, was truly a risk.

Jasper Johns “Target” https://www.facebook.com/phillipsauction

So… all that said… how are you taking risks? how are  you challenging the status quo? How are you being a positive deviant in your environment, leading the way to innovation and positive change? What are you doing to an object? What else are you doing to it? What else are you doing to it? When have you finally got something?

– Frank