#Friday in the #Art Room! RESOLUTION!

TODAY’S Schedule

  • 1 – 7:25-8:06
  • 2 – 8:11-8:52
  • 3 – 8:57-9:38
  • 4 – 9:43-10:24
  • 6 – 10:29-11:10
  • 5A lunch – 11:15-11:51 (36 minutes)
  • 5B lunch – 11:56-12:33 (37 minutes)
  • 5C lunch – 12:38-1:14 (36 minutes)
  • 5AB class – 11:15-12:33
  • 5BC class – 11:56-1:14
  • 5AC class – 11:15-11:51 & 12:38-1:14
  • 7 – 1:19-2:00
  • 8 – 2:05-2:46

“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

Art Foundations: What does your collage MEAN? COLLABORATIVE PRESENTATION – HERE!

One More BEARDEN – GREAT SENSE OF SPACE! http://www.newyorksocialdiary.com/i/partypictures/02_21_10/jk/IMG_7362.jpg

GOALS:

  1. How does your collage reflect the challenges our society has with Bullying? Reflect and Explain today…

How has taking the time to reflect on the tasks of creating the collage and discussing the MEANING of the collage helped you to better understand the larger meaning and ideas behind your work?

Drawing: How are you part of your COMMUNITY?

Hale Woodruff and a Lithograph – Are you SIMPLIFYING your work? http://www.a-r-t.com/kelley/web/thumbnails/_06N1023.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Continue to create the COMMUNITY based artworks that describe your place and time in your community. A: Reflect for 3 minutes with your current work – WRITE OUT what is working and what is NOT working right now… TAKE 3 MINUTES.

What was the most successful aspect of the work today? What is holding you back? How can you realize the image you have in your head on the paper in front of you? If you are NOT PLANNED you are not going to have as a successful work that you could.

AP Studio Art: How are you a part of the COLLABORATION?

Marshmallow Art – http://i.dailymail.co.uk/i/pix/2014/02/17/article-2561205-1B9287D800000578-714_634x314.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Look at the qualities of art from the Renaissance and what was happening then (in the church because of your choice in painting) and analyze the current work of art in regard to similarities and differences in meaning. What was Michelangelo trying to say and what are you trying to say?

What’s the best thing about the work you are producing here? What is holding you back?

#Art in the #Classroom – What are you taking away?

“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

Art Foundations: COLLAGE – RESOLVE YOUR IDEAS

Romare Bearden and Collage: http://michaeldcommunications.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/05/75-collage-FAther.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Resolve visual compositions to explain your views on the ideas of Bullying.

What are you needing to do TONIGHT to be DONE? How does your work look from ARMS LENGTH? Is it readable? Does it make sense? Can you add anything?

Drawing: COMMUNITY and YOU

Whose work is THIS? Benton? http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/5/55/People-of-Chilmark-Benton-1920-lrg.jpg

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 apply ____________ (What’s your media?), using the_______________ (What’s your STYLE like? Thomas Hart Benton? Andrew Wyeth? Other?), and __________________ (What’s your compositional approach – Straight on view? Bird’s Eye View?) with skill confidence and awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

What did Thomas Hart Benton and the other American Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition? How did they reflect their communities? How are you?

AP Studio Art: Collaboration

Collaboration on HUGE projects! http://www.warhol.org/uploadedImages/Warhol_Site/Warhol/Content/Education/Resources_and_Lessons/Aesthetics_Unit(1)/Images/07062012_EDU_sfaireymural_collab_large.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Solve the ideas of your COLLABORATIVE work using the SKILLS you have developed to continue this composition.

How are you feeling about your contribution to the larger group project? Seriously – how are you feeling? What HAVE you contributed? Do you feel a part of the process? How can you add more, step up?

#WHSoc20 TONIGHT! #EE and #Feedback – 8:00CST!

Join the White House Social 20 TONIGHT at #WHSoc20 on Twitter to discuss the ideas of Educator Effectiveness and Feedback in the classroom!

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Sorry things didn’t work in OUR classroom yesterday – let’s get things back to the way we have always had it!

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May 28 Schedule for assembly

  • 1 hour: 7:25-7:57
  • 2 hour: 8:02 – 8:34
  • 3 hour: 8:39 – 9:11 
  • 4 hour: 9:16-9:48
  • Assembly: 10:01 – 10:48
  • 5A Lunch: 10:53 – 11:16
  • 5B Lunch: 11:16- 11:43 
  • 5C Lunch: 11:43 – 12:10  
  • 6 hour: 12:15 – 1:02  
  • 7 hour: 1:07 – 1:54  
  • 8 hour: 1:59 – 2:46

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“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

What problems you may bear can be the seeds to larger learning and growth in your days! http://cdn2.simplyflynow.com/wp-content/blogs.dir/4/files/2013/03/inspirational-motivational-image-quotes-quotations-roxanajonescom-the-seed-that-became-a-tree.jpg

Art Foundations: What’s your message? What’s your collage about? How are your images working?

Romare BEarden – What’s the message you see? What might this be about? what are the techniques he used> http://content.time.com/time/subscriber/article/0,33009,839580,00.html

Goals:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects of BULLYING, symbols you have gathered, and ideas about how you are thinking in art and use skill to solve visual challenges (and REAL challenges).

What is the social topic that you feel is important enough to make an artwork about? How are you using the abstract ideas of collage to create your image and successfully express your ideas?

Drawing: COMMUNITY! What are you contributing? What are your plans? How much time have we got?

John Steuart Curry – Our Good Earth – https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/17486-19442bjohn2bsteuart2bcurry2b2528american2bregionalist2bpainter252c2b189725e225802593194625292bback2bhome2bat2bthe2bfarm2b1944.jpg

Goals:

  1. apply media, techniques, and processes with 1.1.1 skill 1.1.2 confidence 1.1.3 and awareness so that your ideas are executed well. What media, process and techniques are you using? What sense of confidence is helping you approach this work?

How have you been able to improve your drawing and idea skills more in the past year? What do you know about COMMUNITY? How can you use it and alter it to develop a unique and intriguing composition. What did Thomas Hart Benton and Other Regionalists teach you about society, community, and Composition? How did they reflect their communities?

AP Studio Art: Final Group Work – What are you contributing? Do I need to nag?

GROUP WORK! What are you contributing? Are you in the mix? Are you on the outskirts? http://artsphere.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/greece2-e1349220621814.jpg

Goals:

  1. Compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of works form the past. What is YOUR message about creation and the ideas Michelangelo put forward similar and different – Compare and contrast!

How are you feeling about your contribution to the larger group project? Seriously – how are you feeling? What HAVE you contributed?

#Community is not just a funny TV show! It’s an #Art #Project

“A dream only becomes overrated when not pursued by the dreamer.”

― Courtney Hickman

Art Foundations: Bullying and the Critical Thinking it takes to discuss the social topic. WORKSHEET and Romare Bearden Foundation

Romare Bearden – Social Comentary – What MIGHT he have been making art about? What is happening in this collage? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/0a866-romarebeardenuptownlookingdowntown-1965.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Create multiple solutions to solve the visual problems of collage about BULLYING! How are you going to gather images, textures, and ideas to assemble a collage to illustrate your ideas about Bullying?

As you think about the social topic of Bullying, why is it important to you that it become s the final work that you spend the time this semester working on? With all of the different techniques, projects, elements and principles that we have learned, how are you going to pull it all together to this final excellent work of art?

Drawing: American Regionalisms – What are they saying about their COMMUNITY? 

PROJECT INFORMATION

GOALS:

  1. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork . What images would you like to GATHER and USE to create your final image? Photographs? Drawings? Refernces of your Artist’s work?

What was REGIONALISM ABOUT? Give a 3 point history… What artists are you really looking at and working to follow? Why? How would you explain the importance of their work and what you are interested in regarding them.

AP Studio Art: Collaboration. Is it getting over the HUMP on HUMP Day?

Teamwork. JPG

GOALS:

  1. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value.

What was the big accomplishment today? How are you being focused on the task now?

“If you are going through hell, keep going.” ― Winston Churchill

“Power will accomplish much, but perseverance more.”  — William Scott Downey

Perseverance is as strong a tool as the ropes holding you up…

Art Foundations: Last day to Construct your Architecture

Disney’s LA Philharmonic Concert Hall. When do WE get to go? Want to visit VIRTUALLY? Click HERE.

Goals

  1. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art as you might if you were an architect or urban designer.
  2. 3.1 reflect on how art differs and describe how it relates to history and cultures (how does YOUR building relate to today?)

Frank Gehry On TEAMWORK: Liquid architecture. It’s like jazz – you improvise, you work together, you play off each other, you make something, they make something. And I think it’s a way of – for me, it’s a way of trying to understand the city, and what might happen in the city.

How are the buildings you are creating DIFFERENT than the ones you live in and that exist around you? What is the PURPOSE of the architecture you are designing? What is successful? What needs change?

Advanced Drawing: Out into the Hallways with your LARGE PAPER and OIL PASTELS

Is your drawing going to have the same dynamic feel this one does?

Goals

  1. 3.2 apply ideas of perspective and oil pastel techniques use skill to solve visual challenges

What relationships have you been looking at in the drawing ? Tomorrow, what are you doing to cover the space and BE AWARE of the materials you are using? How are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: Adventures and Concentration #3

What is your plan for accomplishing the work in front of you? What was the challenge you had in the past week? What struggled? What soared? What will you have to do to adjust your working schedule? How’s Art and Fear coming along? I am beginning plans on the NEXT book – and this will be even MORE collaborative… Get into the BLOGGING if you haven’t already.

HELL HOLE? Click HERE for the NPR Station

Goals

  1. 1.2 How do your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials 1.2.2 techniques 1.2.3 and processes you use?
  2. 2.6 create multiple solutions to visual challenges that show understanding in relationships between composition and meaning of artwork.

What is the strength of your narrative (adventure) work? What is the strength behind the concentration work and how does it fit into the larger body of work? SHARE with your neighbor of 2 or 3.

April 6, 2013 – Saturday – The ABC’s of Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: A – Z
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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A is for Assessment – One’s self and the evaluation of others needs for evaluation and assessment of hard and dedicated work is essential in a well rounded and successful art education. With a focus on the learning of technique and terms as well as a space that allows for REAL exhibition – knowing that the work will earn a space on the white wall of the gallery – gives more credence to the learning and assessment of that learning.

B is for Business – The operations of what it takes to be an artist and to deal with a gallery (space) becomes a needed aspect of courses  taught and give the students an understanding (or at least exposure) to the marketing, hanging, organizing, business end of being a professional artist. When the first show is up, opened, appreciated and critiques, and finally taken down, the learning of the hard work of being an artist in the truest sense of the job, is finally understood.

C is for Collaboration – Working with individuals from the arts community, gaining ideas and insights from professionals, and developing ideas together are skills and tools that are often looked for in professionals entering the working world. the gallery space would give students, faculty, and the community these opportunities to work together to reinforce the importance of the Arts in our growing community and culture.

D is for Development – Art making, speaking, and critiquing skills are abilities that are important aspects of the student’s education that need to be honed and developed. Art in the schools and community, and a space to share those artworks and skills allow for skills to be developed and delivered in an honorable and respectable way, thus  allowing for artistic pride in one’s work to be reinforced.

E is for Education – The lessons and skills learned in the making of art are enhanced through the lessons and skills developed through the exhibition of art as the artist keeps the goals of presentation, conversation, and appreciation in mind as the work is created.

F is for Fine Art – The final product (but for the artist not the most important part of the art – that would be process) that the hard and dedicated work an artist strives to produce and be recognized for.

G is for Goals – It is all about setting them, working towards them, and then reflecting upon them as they are completed (or not completed). The presentation and conversation allows for the “wall” to be the Goal for the learning and a place for reflecting upon the ideas of whether or not those goals were accomplished in the process. What is it that we hope to learn from the process of making art? Is is only about the manipulation of a medium on a ground? Is it only about the plasticity of a clay or metal? Is it just the digital images put into the computer and reproduced through the printer? NO! The objectives are larger than the simple “art making” and revolve around History, Aesthetics, and Art Criticism.

H is for Holistic – It starts with concepts to practice, then practice to presentation, presentation to conversation, conversation to appreciation. The appreciation on a gallery wall is the final space that artists work long and hard to achieve recognition (one more step would be to the hands and walls of the arts patron – but that is another story).

I is for Importance – The importance of the visual arts is often overlooked, yet when walls need decorating, fliers need printing, shirts need designing, sets need painting, the visual artists are the ones that are called upon. Image the walls of a household, office, classroom without the visuals – how sterile and unimportant would that space be (think of a prison cell… maybe I have offered up too much information – Just Kidding.)?

J is for Juxtaposition – The side by side comparison of professional artists, the community artists, and the student artists is essential to the community of artists and learners. The professional, weekend warrior, and the student learning what it is to work in and be around art may not always be attained by those in the arts BUT it is essential to the arts. The Artist, the Critic, the Historian, the Consumer… Art does not get made in a vacuum and is essential to all those involved.

K is for Kindred Spirits – The closeness of a group of artists (professionals and students alike) who are making work, discovering skills and abilities, solving problems and coming up with new and inventive solutions, and then showing work together with a sense of pride… this is something desperately needed in our world – here is an opportunity to promote that spirit of unity. Start an art group with your friends and have pizza while talking about the art you make.

L is for Lifelong Learning – What does it take to be an artist? This is a question that many colleges and universities fail to provide a solid answer for. Opportunities abound as one learns what it is to juggle the time, management, resources, artworks, and all the other things that are part of a successful artist (professional and students alike).

M is for Mediums – So often students are afraid of the learn the basics of handling a medium, yet tend to be amazed at what a completed artwork in an unfamiliar (or all too familiar) medium is. Through the use of the visual arts, high quality and resolved ideas,  images, experiments, mediums, topics, sizes, colors… you name it… are experienced in a way that allows the risk of failure to be superseded by the potential of new success.

N is for New – New ideas and opportunities  that individuals come up with allow for a different approach for problem solving and discoveries of the self that other ways of thinking may not be able to provide.

O is for Opportunities – The arts offer the students so many opportunities to create and work their minds in different ways that other areas of academia do not. Studio spaces, drawing tables, sketchbooks, empty canvases, open minds, supportive communities and families offer that opportunity.

P is for Professionalism – As a high school teacher (and former high school student) it is one thing to move a pushpin display board around the cafeteria and pin artwork to it in hopes that it gets looked at and appreciated (and not touched and smeared up by other students). It is another thing altogether to give the work by our quality students a place to be appreciated in a space that allows the viewer to step back and see the hard fought efforts on display is a safe and protected space. Many people (students, myself as a high school student and even at the college level) are often too intimidated to even venture into an art gallery if they stumbled upon one. While a critique can often be a good destination for artwork, a gallery IS the destination for artwork (MoMA will be calling soon enough) while a pushpin display board is a destination for a mid-critique… maybe.

Q is for Quiet – Reflection is always a wonderful and necessary skill to develop as one thinks about the skills that have been mastered and the skills that need refining. The arts, and a place to properly view the visual arts, allow for that necessary practice of self-reflection and contemplation to occur. As artists work through the process of making art, the sense of reflection (and feedback from those involved and interested in the work) is essential to that process of making art.

R is for Reflection – See above (Quiet). If the above is not convincing enough, try Socrates out for size with”The unexamined life is not worth living.”

S is for Society – Art has defined, redefined, reflected, and changed society since the beginning of humankind. The arts challenge our perceptions and help us see the world in new and creative ways (Sixteen Trend: Their Profound Impact on Pur Future, p 170). From the cave paintings at Lascaux, where the artists painted their ceremony and day to day activities to the Renaissance artists where Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni defined what it was to create perfection and question the status quo. Pablo Picasso and his , the visual representation of the horror, bloodshed, and devastation of the small Basque Country village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.  Society of the past would not be known without the arts and the society of today requires the same.

T is for Teamwork – By working together, students, faculty, community members can create exhibitions,  build collections, and develop relationships, “conceive of ideas, products, services, performances and pathways to peace and understanding. The arts can help us find common ground (170)”. They can build the skills to really understand what it’s like to work as a team and come up with extraordinary results.

U is for Unity – Artists (and the rest of us who may not be artists – me excluded as I am one… whatever that means) have a need for the a sense of belonging. While the sharing of a personal body of work is one way to create a sense of unity among the artworks, the gathering of artists, whether it be at a local coffee shop, gallery, or museum, (or family room over pizza and beverages once a month – Thanks Ted) is essential in the development of a strong body of work and connection.

V is for Variety – Artists offer so much more than what they tend to get credit for when it comes to the work they produce and the individuals they are. The diversity of works that the artists create is only outdone by the diversity of actual artists themselves that are out int he community. The use of UNITY (see above) is something that helps bring them all together to share their ideas and breakthroughs in the future of the arts.

W is for Wanting – There is something that everybody wants. Whether it be love, community, understanding, attention, conversation, or something else entirely. The visual arts offer these and more tho those who are interested enough in the investigation and risks that are involved. Go ahead… make a mistake, try something new, forge a path ahead that nobody else has had the courage to do as of yet. The visual arts DARE you!

X is for eXtraordinary – The use of eXtraordinary here is because the level of education that the visual arts offer to the community is just that, extraordinary. The images and thoughts that are offered, the levels of skill that are developed, the levels and expectations of visual understanding and thought set in front of the audience (and maker alike) are high. Hopefully just high enough that reaching for them is within the grasp of everyone. The end result is if those challenges are actually reached for and grasped by those that they are put in front of.

Y is for Youth – The kids are the future and we, the mature artists, are there for them. The youth of our community is challenged by what it is to make art, to appreciate art, and to learn from art. Why we, as artists, are all here is to help them know about the importance of the arts in their developmental opportunities toward acquiring the knowledge, skills and experiences to become successful and responsible adults.

Z is for Zackenstil – While this zig-zag style of art (created in the 13th-century) was used in sculpture, painting, stained glass and manuscript illumination (and is reputedly an offshoot of the angularly-draped clothing one sees on human figures in Byzantine art) helps to demonstrate the wide variety of approaches to making art. The arts elevate the ideas of learning and through the academics as well as lifelong learning of our community and world. The arts brings the rest of out existence to a new and higher level.

March 23, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

The Newest ABC of the Arts: U and V
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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U is for Unity – Artists (and the rest of us who may not be artists – me excluded as I am one… whatever that means) have a need for the a sense of belonging. While the sharing of a personal body of work is one way to create a sense of unity among the artworks, the gathering of artists, whether it be at a local coffee shop, gallery, or museum, (or family room over pizza and beverages once a month – Thanks Ted) is essential in the development of a strong body of work and connection.

V is for Variety – Artists offer so much more than what they tend to get credit for when it comes to the work they produce and the individuals they are. The diversity of works that the artists create is only outdone by the diversity of actual artists themselves that are out int he community. The use of UNITY (see above) is something that helps bring them all together to share their ideas and breakthroughs in the future of the arts.

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NEXT WEEK: W, X, Y, and Z

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Frank

 

March 16, 2013 – Saturday – ABC’s Art 2013

A special note of thanks to my friend Janie Pollock for bringing me into the ASCD Conference in Chicago, IL on March 15 to talk about my ideas and uses of technology in the classroom as a means of interaction with students, parents, and the world at large.

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The Newest ABC of the Arts: S and T
By: Frank Korb

Frank Korb

Frank Korb

In 2002 and again in 2007, John Tusa of The Guardian wrote the ABC’s of what was facing the world of the arts and how to deal with them. Inspired by his ABC’s, these are my 26 thoughts on the importance of support of the arts in school systems and communities across the country / world.

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S is for Society – Art has defined, redefined, reflected, and changed society since the beginning of humankind. The arts challenge our perceptions and help us see the world in new and creative ways (Sixteen Trend: Their Profound Impact on Pur Future, p 170). From the cave paintings at Lascaux, where the artists painted their ceremony and day to day activities to the Renaissance artists where Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo di Lodovico Buonarroti Simoni defined what it was to create perfection and question the status quo. Pablo Picasso and his , the visual representation of the horror, bloodshed, and devastation of the small Basque Country village of Guernica during the Spanish Civil War.  Society of the past would not be known without the arts and the society of today requires the same.

T is for Teamwork – By working together, students, faculty, community members can create exhibitions,  build collections, and develop relationships, “conceive of ideas, products, services, performances and pathways to peace and understanding. The arts can help us find common ground (170)”. They can build the skills to really understand what it’s like to work as a team and come up with extraordinary results.

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NEXT WEEK: U, V, and W

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Frank