#Week4 and it is #Homecoming Week

Robert Henri Painting: http://www.hopesingssobeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Intro.Henri_.4.jpg
Robert Henri Painting: http://www.hopesingssobeautiful.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/05/Intro.Henri_.4.jpg

“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 / Art Teacher

Welcome to Homecoming Week. I will be donning my costumes for the week – will you? Lots of artwork coming due this and next week. Let’s keep up the hard work and make ourselves proud. You guys have worked hard and are learning the process behind making art. Keep working! – Mr. Korb

Drawing: Books and Observation

Develop Craft: Learning to use tools, materials, artistic conventions; and learning to care for tools, materials, and space.

How are you going to move forward with the work in front of you? What sorts of ideas are you going to use to resolve on the collage?

Drawing on Book Pages: https://i.pinimg.com/736x/d9/da/77/d9da77d4b8581266b4092d77e8351464–i-love-books-good-books.jpg

What is the progression forward with the work? How did you LEARN from the critique last Friday?

Studio Art 360: Copper Bas-Relief

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

How satisfied are you with your 5” x 5” design? Do you see new and unique ways to make lines and be more aware of the marks that you are making in the art that you are making?

Cooper Bas-Relief: http://www.personne-et-les-autres.be/wp-content/uploads/2015/03/SAMMY-BALOJI_2.jpg

Wednesday and Thursday we are wrapping up the pressing of the design and then the inking / painting / staining of the final work. Two things you are struggling with… why?

AP Studio Art: GRIT!

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 is GRIT? Conversation with your classmates. Then… HAND OUT Rubrics to SELF EVALUATE TONIGHT for TOMORROW. Then… http://freakonomics.com/podcast/grit/ 

Grit: https://cdn.psychologytoday.com/sites/default/files/field_blog_entry_images/2017-08/grit-success-workthrough-it.jpg

What is GRIT: Yellow Sticky Notes.

#SketchbookTuesday #StudioArt360 #StillLife Otherwise


What you must express in your drawing is not “what model you had,” but “what were your sensations,” and you select from what is visual of the model the traits that best express you. – Robert Henri

Drawing: Get to WORK – DRAW – FOCUS

Morandi: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/01/gm1.jpg


  • 1.2Ac: Choose from a range of materials and methods of traditional and contemporary artistic practices to plan works of art and design
  • How are you defining the edges of forms DIFFERENTLY now than you have in the past (value changes vs outlines)?

Reflection: What do you see in your fellow studio artist’s work that you feel might be beneficial for you to put into your art making toolbox? Be specific.

Studio Art 360: SKETCHBOOKS and Jim Dine!

Jim Dine and TOOLS – Why Tools? Who cares? Work toward COMPOSITION. http://prod-images.exhibit-e.com/www_richardgraygallery_com/5d1dbc50.jpg


  • G: 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated ideas.
  • How can you BEGIN a sketchbook idea? Thumbnail drawings? YES! Let’s start with 5 – 10 minutes of THUMBNAILS to develop a strong COMPOSITION and then move forward from there.

Reflection: What is the benefit of taking the time to KNOW about a strong composition?

AP Studio Art: Work Of Art! 

Andy Goldsworthy – Art from OUTSIDE! https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/02/52eda-img_8869_aaaa_bbbb_tonemapped.jpg


  •  7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.
  • Where are you struggling with ideas as you progress forward? What is it about FINDING YOUR VOICE? What did you take away from yesterday’s crit?
  • Work of Art

Reflection: What are your initial ideas about how you might begin with your NATURAL MATERIALS? What will you do?

Advanced Drawing: Draw with your IDEAS in mind.

Bags and Bags and bags… http://images.fineartamerica.com/images-medium/paper-bag-danielle-giglia.jpg


  • 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.
  • What are aspects of your preliminary drawings that are successful? What are aspects of the preliminary drawings that are NOT successful? Where do you see the preliminary works as being a strong help in the making of your art?

Reflection: What did you see in your neighbor’s drawings that were successful / needed work? Why do you feel the POP artists chose to pursue the EVERYDAY object to base their body of work on? Share your thoughts with the class.

The Art Student (and the lessons you can learn)

“I am interested in art as a means of living a life; not as a means of making a living.” ― Robert Henri

What a great day at the Milwaukee Art Museum. It has been FAR too long. Oh to get back into the looking at the visual arts (and a lot of it at that). I was very happy to have changed my approach and began with the European Art from the Baroque era and worked my way forward. Of course, I ended in the Bradley Collection with a look at the Alex Katz painting of “Sunny” but… it wouldn’t be a trip to MAM if I didn’t end there.

As an art teacher, I look to Robert Henri as one of THE art teachers to look up to. Color Theory, Art Theory, Aesthetics, History, Art Making… if one knows me, the ideas behind the art are as (if not more) important than the final product itself. Here you go… and if you are an art student, her you are…

10 Things the Arts Teach Students

1. The arts teach children to make good judgments about qualitative relationships.
Unlike much of the curriculum in which correct answers and rules prevail, in the arts, it
is judgment rather than rules that prevail.

2. The arts teach children that problems can have more than one solution
and that questions can have more than one answer.

3. The arts celebrate multiple perspectives.
One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world.

4. The arts teach children that in complex forms of problem solving
purposes are seldom fixed, but change with circumstance and opportunity.
Learning in the arts requires the ability and a willingness to surrender to the unanticipated possibilities of the work as it unfolds.

5. The arts make vivid the fact that neither words in their literal form nor numbers exhaust what we can know. The limits of our language do not define the limits of our cognition.

6. The arts teach students that small differences can have large effects.
The arts traffic in subtleties.

7. The arts teach students to think through and within a material.
All art forms employ some means through which images become real.

8. The arts help children learn to say what cannot be said.
When children are invited to disclose what a work of art helps them feel, they must reach into their poetic capacities to find the words that will do the job.

9. The arts enable us to have experience we can have from no other source
and through such experience to discover the range and variety of what we are capable of feeling.

10. The arts’ position in the school curriculum symbolizes to the young
what adults believe is important.

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