NEW TIME – 7:00AM – The Weeks go by SO FAST!

#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



What is the emotional feeling that you are showing in your photograph / selfie? From all the color schemes, what color scheme best fits you?

Grid with Chuck Close – How are we doing it? Yep!

What challenges did you face with the grid?


Check out the photos from the UWM Field Trip last week:

PAINTING: Making Plans? Got your Photo?


CAKE – Wayne Theibauld TEXTURE!

What are the first areas you feel that you will begin working on as you approach your oil painting?

Karen Klimnick:

What was surprising about the use of oils as you began working today?

DRAWING: Colored Pencils and YOU!


Having looked through Matisse’s Portraits – How are you going to use the ideas of Kehinde Wiley and APPROPRIATING COMPOSITION to develop the ideas for your self portrait?

Kahinde Wiley:

How have you progressed with the use of photography and the Henri Matisse images to help you develop your understanding of composition and contemporary art? What do you think you are doing to develop the ideas of the late 1800’s and early 1900’s into the early 2000’s?

Symbolism and Portraits:

AP STUDIO ART: Figure Drawing

Looking at yesterday’s gesture drawings – What did you struggle with in the process, in the final product?


What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

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.

#SpringBreak is HERE! #Research and #Critiques are #DUE upon return!


Advanced Drawing: ONLINE CRIT HERE. Due Monday of RETURN from SPRING BREAK!

  • Do NOT forget to save this and SHARE with Mr. Korb. Make a photograph of your FINISHED DRAWING and insert it in the bottom of the written critique.
Walter Groppius’ Bauhaus Designend Home – or is it DeStijl?

Drawing: Graffiti and Street Art Research DUE upon return!

HERE is your WORKSHEET for RESEARCH on STREET ART and GRAFFITI for over SPRING BREAK! Do not forget to do your work. It will be hard to get started without some QUALITY WORK and RESEARCH in.

Brooklyn Street Art Museum – HERE.

Life Remote Control - Graffiti and Street Art! Directed by MBW (Mr. BrainWash)
Life Remote Control – Graffiti and Street Art! Directed by MBW (Mr. BrainWash)

Studio Art 360: DON’T FORGET – Bring in a LOGO to work with in the PAINTING UNIT!

#Process over #Product – Art is NOT about the FINAL PRODUCT

Art Classes Teach
What are you learning in your art class? What do you WANT to learn?

 “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” – Anges Martin, Art In America (p.124, 1996)


Follow along with the 30 Day Blog Challenge – Mr. Korb’s Online discussion group.


Studio Art 360 – Critique Sketches, Demo Cardboard Constructions, National Visual Arts Standards

Ok – Now that the F’s are becoming A’s – How do you make it a 3D form rather than a flat shape?


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • What is the difference in the shape and form? There are a FEW OTHER terms we are going to cover in the book – terms that help up TALK about art. Let’s focus on Shape and Form today.

How much of your letter did you get done? One shape? two shapes? Gluing / Taping sides? What helped you get work done? What got in your way?

AP Studio Art: 1 week Magazine Article Assignment, 1 week concentration work

How are you using OR NOT USING pastels?


  • 2.2Ad: Demonstrate understanding of the importance of balancing freedom and responsibility in the use of images, materials, tools, and equipment in the creation and circulation of creative work.
  • What materials are you NOT using yet? Make sure that in the body of work you are making (about 1 object) you try things you are not comfortable with.

What mediums are you afraid of using. If not afraid – haven’t used because you are not used in the past?

Painting: Collage, Critique, Sketch, Research…

Charles Demuth – Different than ANDREW WYETH – What style are YOU going to use?


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What did TAPING the paper down to the board help with last week? How will THIS NEW APPROACH to Stretching watercolor paper help?

What did you get done today? Be VERY specific in the tasks you accomplished.Collage? Built?

Create a ONE PAGE PAPER (double spaced, 11 or 12 point Times New Roman, Palatino – Serif-ed type font) that discusses the artists and their works. Use ideas about the work as to what drew you to the work, what styles did you like, what techniques do you appreciate? A small history of the artist and personal reflection. How will you use similar ideas in your work as they did in theirs? Here are the artists to research: Winslow Homer, Charles Demuth, Thomas Eakins, Edward Hopper, Dong Kingman, Reginald Marsh, Charles Sheeler, J.M.W. Turner, Thomas Moran, Georgia O’Keefe, James Whistler, or Andrew Wyeth. PAPER IS DUE ON MONDAY, September 15, 2014.


Sketchbooks Due:

  • 1st Hour: Tuesday
  • 2nd Hour: Friday
  • 3rd Hour: Thursday
  • 4th Hour: Wednesday
  • 6th Hour: Monday
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