#Welcome Back #Mr.Korb! We REALLY Missed You (Really?)

#13 Each generation gets to reinvent art in its own image. Because art is an act of description, it is inevitable that what it describes will reflect every generation’s bias of the moment. It is not a strict reflection of a time but an interpretation rendered in a language that is always in a state of transformation. Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School

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As we end the quarter – please look at the skills and ideas you have developed (or may have already had) over these 8 weeks. Pretty impressive? I think so. One of the most common requests I get is to “let us do our OWN thing.” Well… talk about that with your neighbors – What is ONE ARTWORK that you would like to pursue – Anything you want – the sky’s the limit!

Studio Art 360: A bit of still life and a bit of reflection.

As you examine this work of art, what are the larger SKILLS you have developed in the process?

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Process Over Product – This is a CHALLENGING concept: https://s3.amazonaws.com/easel.ly/all_easels/45467/Process_over_Product/image.jpg

As artists, we are in it for the process of MAKING ART, not necessarily worrying about the finished product. How do you feel about the idea of  PROCESS versus PRODUCT? 

PAINTING: Watercolor CRITIQUE

Critique with the AP Studio Art Class – As an individual, what do you think you are going to struggle with the most in today’s (and tomorrow – and maybe Wednesday’s) Critique.

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What one thing did you add to the critique that nobody else did? 

 

DRAWING: Kandinsky and Color Theory

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?

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Wassily Kandinsky, Drawing for Etching II. 1916, https://uploads6.wikiart.org/images/wassily-kandinsky/drawing-for-etching-ii-1916.jpg

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

 

AP Studio Art: Rubrics – 3 of them…

AP Judging Criteria is difficult. how did the conversation go? I’ve included a link HERE to access the blank rubric. Did you, as a group, work with it collaboratively? 3 versions? 2D Design, 3D Design, and Drawing. HERE is the link to the RUBRIC.

Beginning on the FIRST set of 3 works… What is the CENTRAL IDEA behind your concentration? Remember that you need to have a common thread / common theme / CENTRAL IDEA that ties your works together. Work on THIS with me – let’s explore our ideas!

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Michael Berryhill – Contemporary Artist WEBSITE

What did your conversation with your classmates help you do, help you explain / understand as you move your work forward?

ASSIGNMENT PART 1: 3 concentration works. DUE NOVEMBER 7.

Assignment Part 2: 200 Images – All On You Own. Due on NOVEMBER 6, 2016 at 11:59PM. You need to use the school based Google Drive: LINK HERE

How about you and your #community ? Are you a part of it?

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

― Courtney Hickman

Art Foundations: Collage! Social Commentary – BULLYING!

WORKSHEET and Romare Bearden Foundation

Collage – Keep it clean and organized – PLAN IT OUT! http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2012/07/29/nyregion/29ARTSNJ2_SPAN/29ARTSNJ2_SPAN-articleLarge.jpg

Goals

  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics of Bullying clearly – What is your MAIN IDEA? Write THAT down…
  2. 4.3 compare relationships in BULLYING COLLAGE in terms of your culture. How are you creating a work that speaks to the topic of BULLYING in YOUR CULTURE – Let’s take a moment and REALLY Share!
  3. DUE ON TUESDAY of NEXT WEEK!

WHY is BULLYING an important topic BESIDES Mr. Korb said we were doing this? What are you doing to EMPHASIZE and MAKE CLEAR the topic you have chosen? How is the imagery you are working on representing the work you are creating.

Drawing: Neighborhoods and OBSERVATION

Emil Kosa, Jr., Los Angeles (1933), graphite on paper, 12 x 15″. Private collection. How are you planning on working?

Goals

  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making art. What are YOU saying about YOUR Community? Share these ideas with your classmates.

What advancements have you made in the work so far? The compositions and ideas behind the design? What are you doing to advance the project and make it work visually? What have you learned from TWO DAYS of drawing outside and how can you put that into the project next week?

AP Studio Art: Collaboration and WORK!

collaborative Work on MURAL Scale! http://www.handprintpress.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/12/mckinley1.jpg

Goals

  1. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the 1.2.1 materials, 1.2.2 techniques, 1.2.3 and processes you use through COLLABORATION – NOW we are rolling!

What has been the largest contribution that you have made to the work here? What are you going to be adding next week?

#Research and Art – Making art with a message

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

― Courtney Hickman

Art Foundations: Collage and Research – Bullying – Deeper Thinking

What does Bullying mean to you? http://balancedlifeskills.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/08/bully-wordie1-1024×740.jpg

WORKSHEET HERE

WEBPAGE HERE

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about the ideas and definitions, and examples of Bullying
  2. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges about bullying.

How are you using the idea of BULLYING In your artwork? What direction are you going with it? Share these ideas on paper and with your neighbor

Drawing: Working on American Regionalism – Who and Why are you interested? PROJECT INFORMATION

What do you see when you see your community? What do you ADD to your’s? What does it add to you? http://www.artcyclopedia.com/images/Curry.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Research and Information Fluency – Students apply digital tools to gather, evaluate, and use information about COMMUNITY and the artists. – What did the artists say about their community as they created their works? What can you do?

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

AP Studio Art: What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling?

What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling with it?
What is COLLABORATION and why are you struggling with it?

GOALS:

  1. 2.3 create artworks that solve visual challenges.

  2. WRITE THIS OUT (those of you who are REFUSING to participate in the REFLECTIVE part of this class) What are you struggling with as the ideas of the collaboration are you having? Why? WRITE IT OUT!

After having THOUGHT about the idea of collaboration, what do you hope to CONTRIBUTE and TAKE AWAY from this process?

The Weather is There, I wish I were… beautiful…

“Talent may get someone off the starting blocks faster, but without a sense of direction or a goal to strive for, it won’t count for much.”
– David Bayles and Ted Orland
Art and Fear: Observations On the Perils (and Rewards) of Artmaking

Welcome to KorbArtWuhs.WordPress.com… take a walk around, stretch your legs, get a feel for the landscape. Here is where I begin and end all of my classes, while also providing a resource for my students, their parents, as well as teachers and students around the world.

GOAL! Goal… goal… goal… GOOOOOOOOAAAAAAAALLLLLLL! Now… what goals do you have in your mind for the day? Me… stay warm… it is -60 degrees out there today. http://cache2.allpostersimages.com/p/LRG/38/3841/HPJYF00Z/posters/soccer-player-scoring-a-goal.jpg

GOALS:

  1. Know about how one teacher uses daily goal setting and interaction in the classroom.
  2. Know about the use of a website as a communication tool both inside and outside of the classroom.
  3. Know about how using a students prior knowledge can help set the stage for better understanding of the topic at hand.

(Originally Posted: June 26, 2013) Technology in the classroom was my big presentation at this years InterActiv Learning Conference 2013 in Whitewater, WI. My largest concern with the use of today’s technology is the misuse of it. Having had an opportunity to listen to a new Freshman in High School (not mine… well, my kid, but not my district) discuss the use (or in some conversations that stand out – misuse) of important resources such as YouTube and Google it struck me that the conversation of how we use technology in the classroom as a learning TOOL and not as “bells and whistles” to entertain or simply to “connect” with the kids was important.

Technology and Interaction in the Classroom (link to my Google Presentation is HERE) was the presentation I had at the conference and I really wish I had heard Michael Wesch’s 201o Presentation at the University of Denver prior to my presentation. The good news (maybe for me) is that I am working in the direction he speaks about in his lecture (link to his presentation is HERE). To keep this brief (and give you a chance to watch his presentation) I feel the most important part of his lecture was to emphasize that the INFORMATION out there is NOT SCARCE and the student of today has all the access to it, in their pocket! The important thing to keep in mind, and this is a brain shift for all in education (kids, parents, teachers, administrators, school board members… everyone), is that the teachers need to help the kids learn HOW to use the technology to be self directed learners. The kids sure know how to entertain themselves with the internet… but strong learners of Web 2.0 tools they are not.

How can we, as teachers, use the tools that are out there to help the kids LEARN how to LEARN? How do we demonstrate the tricks of the trade, the skills that are essential in the process of learning so that the students we have the privileged to work with, can become more independent learners? One of the tricks of using the technology (information really) that is out there is to make sure we are teaching them how to CONNECT to it and not to simply learn it all for the test. This also ties into the thoughts of Noah Chomsky (HERE for a YouTube video Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference – Jan 25th 2012- London) that the TEST is not a very good demonstration of the knowledge the kids have. Yes, maybe for the day and a few weeks later, but then – POOF – that is gone. How can we, as concerned educators and leaders, help the learners make sure that the information we provide them with connects to the world they are living in? The tools are there, and they will be using them for as long as they live. How can we connect the tools, the information that is available, and the techniques to gather, toss aside, sort, filter, and use that information is through demonstration by example, teaching and reteaching, and reviewing the importance of being aware of how the tools and information is to be used.

Kids Say the Darnedest Things

Knowing that sketchbooks and goals will ALWAYS be part of the courses, what is one suggestion that you have to offer for future classes? What are some suggestions you may have to help the class become even stronger or more fulfilling than it already is? These require explanation please.

  • “Make the goals so that everyone does them and doesn’t slack. It helps my brain learn from the beginning of class and I know it will help others.”
  • “To take the goals and understand them not just write them down.”
  • “The goals were kind of hard to understand when looking back at them. It’s easy to understand when you explain. but the way they are written down is tricky to look back at.”

Technology in the Classroom

I apologize for missing the Thursday morning post. It is funny how the days are different when the daily planning for classes has been set a side and the larger picture of learning comes back into focus for me. I am not sure if anyone else in any other industry (if one can think of education as an industry) has experienced that… anyway.

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As a BEFORE – I share today’s work in my studio with you. I THINK I have a show coming up in July… I’ll keep you posted, and it was good to get back to work.

"Untitled" as of yet. I have been neglecting my work for some time... good to be back at it.
“Untitled” as of yet. I have been neglecting my work for some time… good to be back at it.

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Technology in the classroom was my big presentation at last weeks InterActiv Learning Conference 2013 in Whitewater, WI. My largest concern with the use of today’s technology is the misuse of it. Having had an opportunity to listen to a new Freshman in High School (not mine… well, my kid, but not my district) discuss the use (or in some conversations that stand out – misuse) of important resources such as YouTube and Google it struck me that the conversation of how we use technology in the classroom as a learning TOOL and not as “bells and whistles” to entertain or simply to “connect” with the kids was important.

Technology and Interaction in the Classroom (link to my Google Presentation is HERE) was the presentation I had at the conference and I really wish I had heard Michael Wesch’s 201o Presentation at the University of Denver prior to my presentation. The good news (maybe for me) is that I am working in the direction he speaks about in his lecture (link to his presentation is HERE). To keep this brief (and give you a chance to watch his presentation) I feel the most important part of his lecture was to emphasize that the INFORMATION out there is NOT SCARCE and the student of today has all the access to it, in their pocket! The important thing to keep in mind, and this is a brain shift for all in education (kids, parents, teachers, administrators, school board members… everyone), is that the teachers need to help the kids learn HOW to use the technology to be self directed learners. The kids sure know how to entertain themselves with the internet… but strong learners of Web 2.0 tools they are not.

How can we, as teachers, use the tools that are out there to help the kids LEARN how to LEARN? How do we demonstrate the tricks of the trace, the skills that are essential in the process of learning so that the students we have the privileged to work with, can become more independent learners? One of the tricks of using the technology (information really) that is out there is to make sure we are teaching them how to CONNECT to it and not to simply learn it all for the test. This also ties into the thoughts of Noah Chomsky (HERE for a YouTube video Presented at the Learning Without Frontiers Conference – Jan 25th 2012- London) that the TEST is not a very good demonstration of the knowledge the kids have. Yes, maybe for the day and a few weeks later, but then – POOF – that is gone. How can we, as concerned educators and leaders, help the learners make sure that the information we provide them with connects to the world they are living in? The tools are there, and they will be using them for as long as they live. How can we connect the tools, the information that is available, and the techniques to gather, toss aside, sort, filter, and use that information is through demonstration by example, teaching and reteaching, and reviewing the importance of being aware of how the tools and information is to be used.

– Frank

Inspiration for NEXT school’s year. Are you thinking that far in down the road?

From the Daily Inspirational Blog Goal Achievement Quote – June 24, 2013
by Paul Mark Sutherland
 “I do not think that there is any other quality so essential to success of any kind as the quality of perseverance. It overcomes almost everything, even nature.”
—John D. Rockefeller
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Braun, Austin Schroeder, pencil and ink, 17.5" by 23.25", 2013.
What inspires you? Ryan Braun has done a number on countless baseball fans… even with the challenges of alleged doping. Braun, Austin Schroeder, pencil and ink, 17.5″ by 23.25″, 2013.

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One of my colleagues, a great leader in the building and inspiration to our 1100ish students, asked about the lengthy notes I had taken during the 2012 – 13 school year about the 2nd Edition of Classroom Instruction That Works – (An ASCD Publication [Link HERE for the ASCD Website]) by Dean, Hebbell, Pitler, and Stone. I now have the notes available to you…  but I suggest getting a hold of the book as well. The Google Document is set up so that ANYONE who can access it (you bu clicking on the book) can read it and MAKE COMMENTS  – GO FOR IT! (Thanks Russel.)

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Click on the Book Cover to go to my not quite complete (still haven’t finished writing about Chapter 10) notes.

While this book was a great read – and is an essential reminder for all of those who already feel like I do things such as, but in no order of importance: Feedback, Recognition, Co-operative Learning, Non-Linguistic Representations… among other technique and strategies. It is one thing to DO them, daily, but it is an altogether different thing when you are AWARE of the strategies you are using and doing them with the purpose of moving Student Centered Learning FORWARD.

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Another GREAT Video bit of Inspiration I recently got was the YouTube clip (26 minutes, so get a cup of coffee and a set of headphones) was by Anthony Salcito on The New Classroom Experience (my notes HERE – please add your comments).

There are a lot of GREAT thoughts in this lecture and I have been moved to look at the Look of MY Classroom. I feel that the activities ARE the most important aspect of the classroom, not the look of the classroom, and that is why I am REALLY emphasizing the use of technology to create environments for COLLABORATION and also how the ARTWORK the kids are learnign about and producing is essential to how they solve problems as well as the necessity of them failing (not necessarily with an F, but rather just not producing exactly what they thought it was “suppose” to look like), reflect on their failures, move forward from their failures, and continue to fail until they succeed – in WHATEVER WAY THEY SUCCEED!

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LASTLY – Some thoughts and comments from the kids from 2012 – 13 as the school year wrapped up. The question that was posed was: What was the single greatest accomplishment for you over the past semester?

  1. I learned to focus on visual unity and the elements of art to create pieces of art with ideas and processes being executed well.
  2. I learned to take time while drawing and give effort towards art. I’m proud that I can now be a better drawer.
  3. I expanded my mind. I really didn’t like art at all. When I had to take it in 7th grade I said I was never going to take it again. But this semester I took it and some parts were pretty fun with this class.
  4. Learning how to use dimension, proportion, shading, and drawing in general.
  5. I became comfortable with new mediums.

I pose the question to you…

InterActive 2013 Learning Conference Ends… Workshop begins.

My webpage has been ranked on Teach 100… Thanks for the badge! Let’s work to move the rating up the list!

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A HUGE word of thanks to all those who attended my sessions over the past two days at InterActive Learning Conference at UW-Whitewater. The sessions I had were well attended and had a lot of great feedback. Links to ALL of my sessions are available to the RIGHT of this post under PAGES: IntertActiv 2013.

Thanks to Scott Christensen and the entire InterActive Learning Team, all the vendors, the presenters, and UW-Whitewater’s Tech crew for a fantastic couple of days.

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Comments from Survey: Thanks All!

  • Enjoyed your energy. All your communication with parents. I need to get my staff to do that more. I will share all your tools.
  • Putting goals out there for my students. Right now, they just have to guess… and most of them don’t try, oddly 🙂
  • I’ve enjoyed it a lot. Learned a lot. It’s been great to have some time to work and experiment with WordPress.
  • I liked that it setting up a blog is easy and free.

And Even…

  • I think you over-explained and I grew bored.
  • It seemed sort of self-promotional.

I appreciate ALL the comments. I enjoyed working with each group and learning form other experts in their own fields. Criticism in essential in the learning process and I appreciate all the work and reflections from everyone. Your thoughts about my sessions… HERE.

InterActiv 2013 – Day 2 – Technology in the Classroom!

Technology and Communication in the 21st Century Classroom: SURVEY – HELP me (and your contemporaries) with your thoughts! Survey is HERE.

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Please FOLLOW my GOALS PAGE by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet, Facebook me… however you can share me…

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Self-Portraits and Reflection on oneself... charcoal on paper.
Self-Portraits and Reflection on oneself… charcoal on paper. What do you think about when you reflect on the lessons you teach? The ideas the kids walk away with? Reflection is essential to the process of learning – them and us.

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Goals:

  • Walk away with a new set of tools, skills, and connections to help your students (and yourself) become stronger and more self-aware / driven learners (and teachers).
  • Share the ideas and skills about technology that you are great at and help others become more knowledgeable in technology.

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My 3 sessions at the InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference are listed below. The links to the Google Presentations are below also. I am ALWAYS looking for your feedback.

What are your thoughts about my sessions? What are things you enjoyed or learned from? What would you have liked to have learned more about? While this survey is “mostly” about my sessions… I am happy to share your responses about anything that you feel needs addressing. Thanks. Survey is HERE.

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Kids will say the Darndest Things…

Knowing that sketchbooks and goals will ALWAYS be part of the courses, what is one suggestion that you have to offer for future classes? What are some suggestions you may have to help the class become even stronger or more fulfilling than it already is? These require explanation please.

  • “Make the goals so that everyone does them and doesn’t slack. It helps my brain learn from the beginning of class and I know it will help others.”
  • “To take the goals and understand them not just write them down.”
  • “The goals were kind of hard to understand when looking back at them. It’s easy to understand when you explain. but the way they are written down is tricky to look back at.”

WELCOME to InterActiv 2013 – Technology & Education

Welcome to  InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference ! Over the next 2 (or 4) days you will have MANY opportunities to learn new techniques, tools, technologies that can help you make your classroom even more effective towards the goal if IMPROVING STUDENT LEARNING!

  • Technology and Communication in the 21st Century Classroom: SURVEY – HELP me (and your contemporaries) with your thoughts! Survey is HERE.
  •  Please follow my GOALS PAGE by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet, Facebook… however you can share me…
  • MY NOTES FROM THE CONFERENCE – If you are interested – Comments are welcome – HERE.
"Dream," Matthew Jacob, oil on canvas, 15" by 19.75", 2013
“Dream,” Matthew Jacob, oil on canvas, 15″ by 19.75″, 2013 – How far from your box can the new ideas you will be exposed to this week take you?

Goals:

  • Walk away with a new set of tools, skills, and connections to help your students (and yourself) become stronger and more self-aware / driven learners (and teachers).
  • Share the ideas and skills about technology that you are great at and help others become more knowledgeable in technology.

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My 3 sessions at the InterActiv 2013 Technology Conference are listed below. The links to the Google Presentations are below also. I am ALWAYS looking for your feedback.

After having had an opportunity to visit the conference… what are your thoughts about the session? What are things you enjoyed or learned from? What would you have liked to have learned more about? While this survey is “mostly” about my sessions… I am happy to share your responses about anything that you feel needs addressing. Thanks. Survey is HERE.

Wisdom from Art Foundations Students

Tech In Class: Google Form – HELP me with your thoughts! http://goo.gl/kZSWQ

 Please follow me by entering your e-mail address (see the right of the screen) to get daily updates, ideas, and inspirations. Share, Retweet – however you can share me…

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Micah Reflects  Melanie Modic, Pencil, 12" x 20.55" 2012-2013
Micah Reflects
Melanie Modic, Pencil, 12″ x 20.55″
2012-2013

Art Students say the Darndest Things…

  • What was the one thing that you feel you will be able to take into your next course or carry on into the next stage of your artistic development.
    • “When we got to work on projects. Being able to do our own things” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “paying more attention to realizing importance of art rather than what I just see.” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “I will know how to better place things out on paper. Social Skills.”– Art Foundations 2013
    • “Work Ethic” – Art Foundations 2013
    • “Do the thing even if you do not enjoy the beginning. Probably, when you are done, you’ll discover the reason of what you did it and tool for opportunities.” – Art Foundations 2013

These kids FLOORED me with their insights and thoughts about all that they learned in an Art Class… I knew it was happening… I am PROUD that they saw it in the end too.

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This week : I will be presenting 3 sessions at the InterActiv Technology Conference at UW-Whitewater.