#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.

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?

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?


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!

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?

#VanGogh at the #ArtInstituteOfChicago – MAY 4

Van Gogh’s Bedroom at Arles – Chicago Art Institute: http://www.artic.edu/aic/collections/citi/images/standard/WebMedium/WebImg_000287/219031_3428458.jpg

Drawing, AP Studio Art, Independent Art Students, Advanced Drawing  – ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO FIELD TRIP!

  • OTHER: Cap of 45 Students
  • Where: Art Institute of Chicago
  • When: May 4, 2016
  • Why: ART- Van Gogh Bedrooms Exhibit – and Chicago!
  • Time: Leave at 7:30AM – Return around 5PM
  • Cost: $16.00 + Lunch Money and Spending Money (Entrance to Show, Cost of Bus)


NEW PAGE on KORB’s Website: Facial Features!

Max Pechstein: Self Portrait with Pipe and Hat: http://uploads2.wikiart.org/images/max-pechstein/self-portrait-with-pipe-and-hat-1918.jpg


  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • How are the colors working for you? Look carefully at the LAYERING of your colors and how you are considering the FAUVIST approach? Talk about 2 things you are LEARNING about the use of COLOR in an artwork OR 2 things you are learning about the use of SOFT PASTELS that you will remember throughout the drawing.

Reflection:  What areas are you working on? Background? Foreground? ENTIRE GROUND?

Studio Art 360: Bas Relief Sculpture / Sculpture in the Round

Ed Hamilton Sculpture: http://www.trbimg.com/img-51a55626/turbine/dp-nws-newportnews-mlk-art-0529-20130528-001/600/600×450


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • If today is your last day to RESOLVE your sculpture – what (SPECIFICALLY) do you have to focus on to make it YOUR BEST WORK? “TODAY I am going to focus on __________ so that my social message is crystal clear.”

Reflection: What was the biggest challenge you had with using clay and creating a three dimensional artwork. Of the different techniques (additive, subtractive, manipulation) what caused you the most challenge? 

AP Studio Art: To the Best of Our Knowledge – Listen to the Show!

Katie Musolf: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2016/04/cc406-heatheroncouch2007.jpg


  • 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.
  • As you begin this process, what are the challenges you are facing? How are you GATHERING IMAGES / RESEARCH for this work. This week and next week.

Reflection: Three things you were challenged with today. PLEASE LIST them and then think about them… how are you going to work through the challenges?

Advanced Drawing: Skeleton – Shared Album HERE

Let’s Draw! http://i.ytimg.com/vi/R44Pe3sxDv8/maxresdefault.jpg


  • 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • Figure Drawing is ESSENTIAL to the strong portfolio. Why do you feel that every artist should have a strong background in the world of figure drawing?

Reflection: How did your drawing challenge you today? Are you able to be focused on the figure for the period? Why do you stop short if you do?

#OpenStudio in the #ArtRoom over #Break

I will be in the ART ROOM at school on MONDAY, December 28 and WEDNESDAY, December 30 from 9:00am – Noon. If you are interested in some OPEN STUDIO TIME or have questions that need answering, then is a good time.

Studio Art 360:


  • CANVAS was handed out in class and transferring of images should be accomplished for class on January 4. We’ve gone through this in class and they should have the concept figured out. Any missing sketchbooks NEED to be completed by Wednesday, January 6.


AP Studio Art:

3 Concentration WORKS DUE after Break. Three more ONE WEEK after break.

Your Songs of Sanctuary Website STATEMENTS are WAY PAST DUE.

  • We went over the editing of images for the online portfolio in class and I have asked them to get a strong start on the photography and editing of the images over break.
  • As I said in class, I would rather not take a week away from making art in the computer lab when this is work they can accomplish on their own outside of class. Adobe Photoshop is NOT REQUIRED to edit the images for the online portfolio. I demonstrated using a Google App through Google Drive (Pixlr Editor) and the instructions are VERY MUCH THE SAME as if they were using Photoshop: instructions HERE: https://goo.gl/Upkwca
  • In addition to the online editing, I have asked them to upload images to their WEB Pages on the web: https://korbapartwuhs.wordpress.com/

Drawing AND Painting:

  • Both classes have work that they are either done with,finishing up over break, or shortly after break. I have photographed the works in progress and they can be found below. This critique will require some time (I would invest about an hour in the first writing and then whatever it takes to revise and edit). I would rather them get a start on it now than try to cram it in during the last few days of the semester (this is half of the final exam).
  • Drawing Images HERE
  • Painting Images HERE.

#Tuesday – 5 Days Left – Let’s make #ArtWork

“Every problem has in it the seeds of its own solution. If you don’t have any problems, you don’t get any seeds.” —Norman Vincent Peal

Seeds and Trees: http://turkeysong.files.wordpress.com/2009/12/buckeye-seed-and-buckeye-trees1.jpg?w=640&h=480

AP Studio Art: GALLERY TIME – Really

Let’s hang a show! https://osuma.files.wordpress.com/2013/12/casey-and-canyon.jpg
  • 6.1Ad: Curate a collection of objects, artifacts, or artwork to impact the viewer’s understanding of social, cultural, and/or political experiences.
  • Of all the works you still have in your possession, what are 5 that you will insert into your AP Exhibition? These are the works that you are hanging today. I hope that you have considered these before today.

What work do you need to hang? Nametags? Artist statement?

Advanced Drawing: Self-Portrait

Chuck Close’s First Self-Portrait: http://25.media.tumblr.com/504e4ae315264b1e7a19ce4a3be1beda/tumblr_mt75jfBXdu1rx60a3o1_1280.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.
  • You MUST have an artist that you are basing your work on… WHO IS IT and WHAT IS THE REASON? What  images are you using as REFERENCE? THINK about the use of COMPOSITION from the artist you have chosen.

What aspects of the artist you have chosen are you incorporating into your own self portrait? Do you feel you have used that approach in your work up to this point or are you stretching for new ideas?

Drawing: Partner Drawing

Todd Mrozinski plants and windows: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/f3516-window6.jpg
  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What is one thing you accomplished last week with your drawing?

What is one thing your classmate / partner gave you feedback on – whether or not it was a part of the conversation – think about what was said…

http://toddmrozinski.com/  (Show the video AGAIN) 

Studio Art 360: TREES!

Jim Dine and his tree drawings: http://cdn0.walkerart.org/public/collections-thumbs/wac_5035/340×438.jpeg
  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • Look at last week’s drawing from FRIDAY. What is one thing that you did well on? What are two things you would like to improve on?

What was your biggest challenge in the drawing from observation? What are 2 things that were a challenge as you were looking at a REAL object?

… Drawing and Studio Art 360: Clean Room!

Let’s CLEAN this room. Maybe not QUITE as clean as this but… http://www.modularcleanrooms.com/assets/images/hardwall_cleanroom_interior_1_full.jpg
  • 11.1Ac: Utilize inquiry methods of observation, research, and experimentation to explore unfamiliar subjects through art-making.
  • What works of art from this year REALLY stand out in your mind from this past year? What about it stand out.

What was ONE accomplishment you made this year in the process of making art that you will be able to reflection in 10 weeks and remember? How have you felt about the PROCESS and MEANING in the making of art? 


Let’s #look at our #GOALS with a #renewed #appreciation

http://goalhabits.com/2014/12/14/success-quote-dec-14-2014/ Thanks Paul Mark Sutherland!

“Failing isn’t bad when you learn what not to do.”  — Albert Einstein

Studio Art 360 – BAS RELIEF SCULPTURE! Lincoln Monument Bas Relief. 

Young Abraham Lincoln – Lincoln Monument Site – Let’s visit the Ed Hamilton Website.


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What challenges did you have in getting started last week on Friday with the clay? REQUIREMENTS FOR THIS ARTWORK: Subtractive, Additive, and Manipulation to the clay. These techniques are REQUIRED in the FINAL Sculpture.

What was the largest success you have in today’s work? Take a look at the rest of the classes work BEFORE we clean up. PAUSE 10 minutes before the end of class.

AP and Painting VIDEO from Mr. Korb

Painting – Oil Painting! You Are OFF! GO PAINT!

NEW PAINTINGS by the WUHS Painting Class – HERE!

Jan Van Eyck – 15th Century and it Still Looks NEW (not really)!


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Step back and LOOK AT YOUR painting. It’s been a weekend. What are you seeing as being successful at this point? What are you seeing as needing attention.

How has this painting been new and worthwhile for you? What lessons have you learned about using different materials?

AP Studio Art – CRIT TIME!

Tuesday at MIDNIGHT CHAPTER 6 is due in Art and Fear Blog. Who’s NOT READING?

What can we talk about?


  • 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.
  • Well… it has been a couple of weeks since we’ve talked. Sit for a MOMENT and think back on the past 2 weeks… What have you accomplished? Write out your accomplishments please

What did you accomplish today to be even MORE ready for tomorrow’s critique? Bring a snack and a coffee (or tea, or something to make yourself more comfortable!)

Thanks for the nod towards my thoughts on communicating with Parents, Students and the WORLD on Teach.Com. I appreciate the recognition.

Back to Normal… Whatever That Is.

http://isucceesbook – What skills can you use that will help you conquer your mountain?

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.” — Frank Hamilton


Art Foundations: Resolve the mixed media self portrait / pattern. Self Evaluation!\


  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal goals.
  2. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art with those from other discipline

Regarding your background… what are you really happy with? What are the areas that need work? What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to rework some aspects of the work?


Advanced Drawing: The critiques start today – Review Critique ideas – 3 page handout! Oral Crit HERE

http://escapingartist.com – What are you going to add to the crit? What are you going to take a way?


  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics (1, 2, 3, 5)

hat did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.


AP Studio Art: Crit! Oral Crit HERE

http://www.rovertfinchart.com – What will you bring to and take away from the crit?


  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques. (1, 2, 3, 5)

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. ON YOUR PRINTED SELF-CRIT. (1, 3, 5).  What notes are you taking?

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