#Disney Day during #Homecoming Week – #SnowWhite RULES!

What Difference does it make whether you’re looking at a photograph or looking at a still life in front of you? You still have to look. Chuck Close

Whistle while you work!
Whistle while you work!

Painting and Advanced Painting: PAINTING – WRAP IT UP!

Monochromatic Blue O’Keefe: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/4a/Brooklyn_Museum_-_Blue_1_-_Georgia_O’Keeffe.jpg


  • 3.1Ac: Engage in constructive critique with peers, then reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art and design in response to personal artistic vision.
  • Looking at the work in front of you – and knowing we are critiquing on MONDAY and TUESDAY – What CRITERIA would you consider as we begin to consider evaluation? Please consider some of the NATIONAL VISUAL STANDARDS as you write this one up – it may take a few minutes to complete this before you begin PAINTING!

Reflection / Evaluation: What CRITERIA are you focused on in the creation of your work? Are you drawn to that criteria in additional works you make?

Studio Art 360: Boxes/ Sculpture / Paper Mache

Even MORE Fun with Paper Mache and Cardboard: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/09/ab287-deerblogphotos25282of92529.jpg


  • 10.1P: Document the process of developing ideas from early stages to fully elaborated.
  • These forms may not be your MASTERPIECE of all time, but they did require focus, work, and attention to detail. Looking at ALL the FORMS you created, what do you feel about the ease or difficulty about creating a work of art.

Reflection / Evaluation: If you are NOT done with the paper mache forms, what 2 or 3 things do you think held you back in the process? If you ARE done… close to being done… what are 2 or 3 specific criteria that you would use to judge your work as successful or unsuccessful and WHY?

AP Studio Art: Plants and Drawing! Time to WORK!

Jim Dine’s: http://p1.la-img.com/335/1786/768265_2_l.jpg
Expression Plant
Frank Korb’s Version…


Reflection / Evaluation: What have you added to this composition that is NEW to you? Something that you have NOT done in the past. Anything that is new…

Drawing: Kandinsky and Shapes!

What do these shapes mean to you? http://littleguyintheeye.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/shapes-in-nature.jpg


  • 2.3Ac: Redesign an object, system, place, or design in response to contemporary issues.
  • How are you using geometric shapes in your life? How do you relate meaning to them? What are some shapes that are dominant in your life?

Reflection / Evaluation: What NEW ideas might you have had about COLOR and Shape in the art you were creating?

Summer School #Watercolor Techniques – #PleinAirPainting

Plein Air Painting: Richard Dibenkorn and the Bay Arts Figurists

Watercolor Sample Sheet

Click on the image above to visit the link to the watercolor technique experiments.

Click HERE to Listen to the 7 minute interview from NPR with Richard Dibenkorn and take a look at how Diebenkorn breaks up the space into the shapes and colors – not recognizable forms (trees, streets, houses etc…) and think about those shapes as you paint today. Look at the images on the website as examples. You will have examples to take with you out with you to reference. Make sure you are working with the techniques that the first part of the class gave you – image above and videos we have just watched.

Richard Diebenkorn “Ocean Park Series” – view from his studio… http://media.npr.org/assets/img/2012/03/01/diebenkorn_ocean-park-24_custom-d2b533403d600747d03583777b50242fdc2916e9-s400-c85.jpg
  • NVAS: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Question to begin with: What is it you KNOW about watercolors at this point in your art making career? Stop and think about this for a moment. Don’t RUSH your answer. Take a few minutes…
Here is my Richard Diebenkorn”esque” painting from yesterday. I am no Diebenkorn, but the ideas help me, well, let’s see what the ideas help you do first.

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of your page for more reflection space): How did you use the techniques / experiments from the video and the examples from Richard Diebenkorn to create compositions that reflect your observations from the day? Make sure you elaborate on the answers – not just one comment that is vague – think about it!