#Taliesin, #PleinAir, and #HOMEWORK for July 10! See you on Monday at #CampWadewitz.

  1. REMEMBER – We are MEETING at Camp Wadewitz on Monday. Nobody will be at the school for access to the classroom. You need to get yourself to Wadewitz for the morning.
  2. HOMEWORK was assigned on Thursday for everyone… the three of you who were unable to go on the field trip… HERE is your copy of the assignment (I’ll have it with me on Monday too).
  3. A link to the photo album of our Taliesin Field Trip is HERE. PLEASE add your photos from our trip. This was a great day and I want as much visual to remember the visit. Your views are different than mine and I want to see what you saw too.

Ok… What’s Next?


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If you are ever in the Spring Green part of Wisconsin, or are just looking for a destination for the day, Taliesin is the place to go. (Not to be confused with the House on the Rock – which is a lovely place I am sure.) My plein air artists were treated to a beautiful and insightful tour of the house and studio of Mr. Wright in Taliesin as well as the school of architecture (and lunch) at the Hillside School (information about the school itself can be found HERE). Thank you to Caroline and Becky for the hospitality and warm welcome (again). Thanks also to the hardworking artists who were able to paint, draw, and get to meet some of the folks at Taliesin. As for Mr. Korb… I got two watercolors done (one is now in the collection of Effi Casey, an instructor at the Frank Lloyd Wright School of Architecture – Taliesin) a painting of her house on the Taliesin Grounds.

#Taliesin in #SpringGreen #WI – #NoRain!

Rained Out at Plein Air Art Studio Today - Sad Faces for Sure.

HOMEWORK is BELOW… Scroll Down Please…

Vicente at Taliesin in 2016. Plein Air field trip!
Vicente at Taliesin in 2016. Plein Air field trip!

Understand (Arts) Community: Learning to interact as an artist with other artists (i.e., in classrooms, in local arts organizations, and across the art field) and within the broader society. Arts is in parenthesis here as it can easily be switched with other disciplines, like science or history.

Taliesin Media Kit - Frank Lloyd Wright 2017 Taliesin Preservation Inc.
Taliesin Media Kit – Frank Lloyd Wright 2017 Taliesin Preservation Inc.

Today we’re headed to Taliesin in Spring Green WI. We are touring the home and the school with lunch in the middle. This is going to be a day of whatever materials that you are feeling comfortable with – bring everything that you feel you will be wanting to use. N: Field trip and day of tour and painting. This is all new and exciting for the kids – I hope. It is wonderful for me! I hope for them too.

Field Trip – Travel, Tour, make Art, travel, sleep.

As we drive home, what are your thoughts of the experience? What are your takeaways from the home, school, and environment? This was a GREAT trip!


Homework Due Monday, July 10, 2017 – Get started soon. Do Not push this off. A Lot of time to work on it if you start now. – ASSIGNMENT is HERE.


Plein Air at the State Fair! Info Here.

Plein Air at the Fair - Wisconsin State Fair. http://wistatefair.com/fair/plein-air-at-the-fair/
Plein Air at the Fair – Wisconsin State Fair. http://wistatefair.com/fair/plein-air-at-the-fair/

Rained Out at Plein Air Art Studio Today - Sad Faces for Sure.
Rained Out at Plein Air Art Studio Today – Sad Faces for Sure.

#Acrylics Day 2! #PleinAir in #Waterford

Shelby Keefe and the development of the painting up from the underpainting. http://blog.thepfisterhotel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Rainy-Reflections-by-Shelby-Keefe.jpg

Field Trip Monies are DUE TODAY – FOR SURE! Thanks.

Vicente at Taliesin in 2016. Plein Air field trip!
Vicente at Taliesin in 2016. Plein Air field trip!

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

What do you see in the two paintings you created yesterday that can be / should be / will be worked up today and resolved? This is a good time to see HOW the process of making art takes time and requires more work than one day / work session might allow.

Nothing new today. Continue working the images from yesterday. Plan on the field trip for tomorrow or Thursday. That’s it.

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Shelby Keefe and the development of the painting up from the underpainting. http://blog.thepfisterhotel.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/Rainy-Reflections-by-Shelby-Keefe.jpg

How did you resolve the ideas and the images from the past two days (6 hours) of work. Did you get to make another painting in the process? A third painting?

#Week2 #ArtWithKorb and #PleinAir #Talisin on #Thursday

The TALIESIN Field Trip is THURSDAY. We leave at 7:30AM. I hope you all get your monies and permission slips TODAY. ALSO – I need to know if a parent / guardian would like to go and DRIVE. If I can’t get a second driver, we take a bus. They need a final count and so do I. Forms are below:

  • Information Sheet HERE
  • Taliesin Hold Harmless Agreement HERE

I NEED A FINAL COUNT TODAY. Now or by 3pm via my phone. I NEED to know TODAY if you are coming to Taliesin on Thursday. I need the money NOW or FIRST THING tomorrow.


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

Today we are going to talk about the ideas of ACRYLICS specifically. We’re going to see how to build up the underlying colors of an acrylic painting by looking at the ideas of Milwaukee artist Shelby Keefe. What does a contrasting color do to help support a color laid above – laid on top of another color?

Shelby Keefe and the beginning of the plein air painting. Use of underpaintings of Complimentary Colors. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/21/e1/66/21e166036c15f133263a72427a55997e.jpg
Shelby Keefe and the beginning of the plein air painting. Use of underpaintings of Complimentary Colors. https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/236x/21/e1/66/21e166036c15f133263a72427a55997e.jpg

Use of Acrylic paints in the outdoors. Dries fast. Set of Brushes and Set of Paints. (May have to share.) Cups of water and rags (RAGS are really important!) Start with the underpainting – THIN and transparent – lots of water – thin washes. After dried – pencil in the ideas and then work the paints over the top. This is a building up and building up of the images. Layers and layers of color and working. PLEASE take your time. This may be ONE painting or two paintings per day and then the same two paintings the next day.

Let’s look at what you got done today. What are the thoughts overall?

Hello @WaterfordCC102 – We’ve Got a Day Off – Sort of… Time to Reflect.

What a wonderful first week in (out of) studio. You artists did a wonderful job. Here are some images to reflect back on the week with. Take it easy (no… go out and make more art). Thank you to all the parents and guardians who have supported and encouraged our artists to make art over the summer!


The TALIESIN Field Trip is THURSDAY. We leave at 7:30AM. I hope you all get your monies and permission slips in MONDAY. They need a final count and so do I. Forms are below:

  • Information Sheet HERE
  • Taliesin Hold Harmless Agreement HERE

 

Ok… Now the pictures.

Two Groups of Artists – One Great Summer

This has been, and continues to be, a very productive summer for the artists of Waterford, WI. Artists that I have had the opportunity to work with are the Plein Air Art from the Waterford Union High School Artists and the Waterford Seven – clients of Connie Lelivelt and my 3rd year of work with them. For those of you who are not able to get out to see the Plein Air works of art in the WUHS Art Gallery – I have submitted a short video (à la manière de James Kalm) for your perusing.

Plein Air Artists: Video, Gallery, and (click to see) Day at Taliesin

And the Gallery:

And the Waterford Seven’s works of art: Click HERE for the full Gallery of images (so far)

 

#HelloSummer! #PleinAirPainting on June 13!

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Welcome to summer vacation. It has been a great school year with a lot of incredible artworks being made. There was a lot of artwork left in the studio last week and, against my better judgement (or best judgement) I am going to let it all stay in the room for the weeks of the summer school painting class.

Plein Air painting is going to be a great painting activity. We are going to be doing a lot of work from Watercolors to acrylics to pastels – maybe even a print or two. NEW MATERIALS WEEKLY and then… YOU get your choice of materials! Woo Hoo! I am in the works of speaking with the Taliesin Preservation Organization in Spring Green, WI and looking forward to a long day of driving, touring, painting, drawing, and a brown bag lunch and dinner on the way home.

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If you have any art questions – high minded questions, basic technique questions, purchasing of easels or anything else… let me know!

Mr. Korb

#Monday in the #Arts… What did YOU do this weekend? #WIArtChat

“If you don’t like change, you’ll like irrelevance even less” General Eric Shinseki

My Weekend: Let’s Look HERE!

Taliesin – Frank LLoyd Wright’s Home and School

Drawing: FAUVISM and CONTEMPORARY PORTRAITS!

WWHT? What would Henri think? http://www.henrimatisse.org/images/Henri-Matisse.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • Two days left… Now that you are more aware of the use of pastels and covering larger spaces faster (large to small, general to specific) how do you feel the drawing has progressed?
    • NEXT WEEK we are going to 1) make photographs of the work we have RIGHT NOW and 2) go to the COMPUTER LAB (Laptops). Fill out the Google Form http://goo.gl/forms/3q3rPakz8m and then 3) insert images from today into the GOOGLE DOCUMENT.

Reflection: Step back and look over your classmates work… what has been the biggest success from you classmate? 

Studio Art 360: COLOR and YOU!

Andy Andy Andy… http://www.moma.org/wp/moma_learning/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Warhol.-Self-Portrait-393×395.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 3.1P: Apply relevant criteria from traditional and contemporary cultural contexts to examine, reflect on, and plan revisions for works of art and design in progress.
  • QUIZ TIME! Get out a sheet of sketchbook paper and pencil!

Reflection: Assignment – FOR TOMORROW- Make sure you have your SELFIE made for the SELF-PORTRAIT in the style of Andy Warhol.

ASSIGNMENT FOR MONDAY – Bring in a FEW FULL FACE SELFIES – Black and White or Color – OR EMAIL them to me… This is the UPCOMING ASSIGNMENT Requirement…

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HERE’s where were headed with this! Andy Warhol at MoMA.

AP Studio Art: EXAMS! YIKES!

How’s your PORTFOLIO? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2015/05/13eac-110520122437.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What are your answers to your AP Online uploads? Are they concise? Are they thorough? Do they answer the questions effectively? 

Reflection: Are you ready for TUESDAY? Both online and on mounting boards? 

Advanced Drawing: Critique!

Jim Dine’s Self Portrait! https://d32dm0rphc51dk.cloudfront.net/X2X3-mp8VUIDH7fiyyM-uQ/tall.jpg

Goals:

  • G: 2.1Ad: Experiment, plan, and make multiple works of art and design that explore a personally meaningful theme, idea, or concept.
  • What are two ideas that you have taken away from this idea of the PROCESS of drawing rather than the idea of the PRODUCT?

Reflection: What is one skill that you are going to think about, keep in the mind as you move forward as successful and hard looking drawers?