Tuesday, October 17, 2017 – #That’sIt – #MakeArt

Art is the product of process. “Whether conceptual, experimental, emotional, or formal, the process you develop yields the image you produce. The materials you choose, the methods of production, and the sources of the images should all reflect the interests that command your attention. The process does not stop with each work completed. It is ongoing. The cumulative result of that process is a body of work.” Kit White 101 Things I Learned in Art School


Drawing: Eyes and Mouth

1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.

When you start out drawing the MOUTH… what do you start with? Why do you feel that you start with that facial feature?

Mouth and all it can say: http://d28mt5n9lkji5m.cloudfront.net/i/WaDX6VlZA2i.jpg
Mouth and all it can say: http://d28mt5n9lkji5m.cloudfront.net/i/WaDX6VlZA2i.jpg

What mistakes did YOU make – how bad were they when it came to mouth?


Studio Art 360: Still Life – WAIT – Color Schemes and Sketchbooks

2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.

What do you feel is the value of practicing in a sketchbook? How can you see this as being a place that others (engineers, designers, architects, artists) might need as a valuable tool?

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COLOR SCHEMES and your choices for UNITY! https://i.pinimg.com/736x/74/78/8f/74788f4874bf8167c4e7ab7968531b7c–dark-site-dark-colors.jpg

Instructions for Color:

  • Begin by drawing out three 7” x 4” FORMAT BOXES on three pages in your sketchbook.
  • Divide your format box up by using 7 straight or curved lines. Do the same on the next two pages.
  • On the first page, use one color scheme (page 29 in your handbook) of watercolor paints and fill the spaces in.
  • On the second page, choose another color scheme and do the same.
  • Lastly, on the third page – use whatever colors you want.
  • When they are all dry – either define the lines with black sharpie marker (thick / thin / variety) or crayons that are of similar color scheme.
  • When you evaluate this assignment – consider the success of the works that have a specific color scheme in comparison to the one without a specific color scheme.

What is your favorite color scheme? Why does it work for you so well?


AP Studio Art: Crit yesterday – moving forward?

7.2Ad: Determine the commonalities within a group of artists or visual images attributed to a particular type of art, time-frame, or culture.

What have you been doing to try and create a work of art inspired by the outside? Where do you see this drawing / artwork going? How are you using the materials from outside to make GREAT ART?

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James Turrell: Nature AS the art: http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png

What have you accomplished in this day of work? What do you need to get accomplished for FRIDAY when your CURRENT BREADTH work is due online?

Rice University and James Turrell – Installation.

#Wednesday at #Wadewitz and #PleinAir

Thomas Moran: http://thomasmorantrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/homepage-e1361424467718.jpg

Week 3: Acrylic, Watercolor, and Pastels. Take ONE DAY this week to focus on a different medium PLEASE.

“There are two ways for a painter: the broad and easy one or the narrow and hard one.” Mary Cassatt

Plein Air at the Fair – Info HERE.


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

Day two (with a day in-between to celebrate). What plans do you have for yourself for today? I hope that you are able to SET A PERSONAL GOAL and work towards that goal. Are you hanging out with others? Are you working silently and solo? Be aware of the TIME you spend talking and the time you spend working.

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Well, what are three things you are PLEASE with in regard to your work? What are you struggling with still? Me… clouds. I have got to work on my clouds.


Your 1 Week of Homework – Due on MONDAY July 10 – Link Here

Thomas Moran: http://thomasmorantrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/homepage-e1361424467718.jpg
Thomas Moran: http://thomasmorantrust.org/wp-content/uploads/2013/02/homepage-e1361424467718.jpg

#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.

#WaffleWednesday – Ok – BAcon and Eggs.

Marty's Bacon and Eggs. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u_ivg773dtc/V3MXPs7xUjI/AAAAAAAALh4/XB3jSfO5_a8V_yUKFLBkmDIOSOJ5pPv_ACKgB/s640/Bacon-and-Eggs_IMG_0822.JPG

8:00AM at Marty’s – I’ll be there – I invite you too! Yum!

Marty's Bacon and Eggs. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u_ivg773dtc/V3MXPs7xUjI/AAAAAAAALh4/XB3jSfO5_a8V_yUKFLBkmDIOSOJ5pPv_ACKgB/s640/Bacon-and-Eggs_IMG_0822.JPG
Marty’s Bacon and Eggs. https://4.bp.blogspot.com/-u_ivg773dtc/V3MXPs7xUjI/AAAAAAAALh4/XB3jSfO5_a8V_yUKFLBkmDIOSOJ5pPv_ACKgB/s640/Bacon-and-Eggs_IMG_0822.JPG

Plein Air at the State Fair Information – 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/

Art Out of Doors – Plein Air in the Woods today.

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

What are you going to be looking at and dealing with as we look at foreground, middleground, and background? How have you improved / learned your skills in the 1) creating of art with supplies and 2) coming up with new and innovative compositions as we work outside?

What are you using as a material? Acrylics? Pastels? Charcoal? Watercolor? http://www.pleinairfl.com/image/art/1864.jpg
What are you using as a material? Acrylics? Pastels? Charcoal? Watercolor? http://www.pleinairfl.com/image/art/1864.jpg

Quick reflection at the end of the hours and then look forward to pastels and painting with DRY materials next week. Build and layers will be coming.

Tuesday #PleinAir, #Downtown with #Mr.Roberts

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park Series: http://www.ocma.net/sites/default/files//Diebenkorn_Ocean%20Park%20105_3.jpg

TALIESIN FIELD TRIP is underway – June 29 from 8:30am – 9:00pm (lunch is with Taliesin folks – Dinner is on our own – BRING SOME CASH for FOOD and GIFT SHOP!)

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

TODAY – June 20 (Happy Birthday Mr. Korb)

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

Richard Diebenkorn (Ocean Park Series) is a good reference as we get things moving today. Simplification of space and shapes. Look for the larger areas first and then move into the smaller spaces. Nothing up close – BIG and HUGE spaces today. Pencil and Watercolors and then Oil Pastels (and Conté) are the mediums of the day. Consider the sense of value contrast as well as the sense of color and shape. We’re looking at a bit of abstraction – this is a challenge.

Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park Series: http://www.ocma.net/sites/default/files//Diebenkorn_Ocean%20Park%20105_3.jpg
Richard Diebenkorn, Ocean Park Series: http://www.ocma.net/sites/default/files//Diebenkorn_Ocean%20Park%20105_3.jpg

Sketching out ideas and SIMPLIFY the space. Today we DO NOT WORRY about any sense of ACCURACY and only look at the larger shapes and colors. Start there.

Step back and see what you’ve done – quick end of class look at the entire body of work we’re creating so far. Are you EXPERIMENTING?

#Monday – #Art for EVERYBODY!

#17 Drawing is About Mark Making

“Every mark has a distinct character and quality.Every mark is a signature. Variations in pressure and weight is the visual equivalent of intonation. Marks, or lines, of consistent weight or thickness surrounding a figure or object will flatten the image. Tapering or breaking a line in a curve can connote a highlight or make the curve flow. Also, a tentative line will read as such. Give every mark or line authority and make sure it serves a purpose. Try to use only the marks you need.” 101 Things Learned in Art School, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press

Welcome to National Arts and Humanities Month! Today – VISUAL ARTS!

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http://www.americansforthearts.org/events/national-arts-and-humanities-month 

Page 41 – Let’s start here. If you were to receive feedback from your peers about your work, what are 3 things you would benefit from in your studiomates comments about your work. Think about what we went over on page 41 for some inspirational thoughts or ideas to help you come up with what works for you.

Studio Art 360: TECHNOLOGY!

How do you see this site specific sculpture as working with the environment that we looked at from around the building? What are the strengths of the work and what is a weakness?

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What’s your image look like in the sculpture park? http://st-ives.net/selected-art/denarend/pix/poam_sculpture_park.jpg

What is the coolest computer drawing, photography thing you have done with your technology.

 

Painting: WATERCOLORS!

What techniques do  you remember from your earlier classes about WATERCOLOR PAINTS?

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed circa 1822-3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
JMW Turner and WATERCOLORS: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D18/D18148_9.jpg

What difficulties do you see with your painting AT THIS MOMENT?

J.M.W. Turner BIO: http://www.biography.com/people/jmw-turner-40806 

 

Drawing: NESTS!

What do you see creating a series of drawings can do for a artist that a single drawing would not allow the artist to do?

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Van Gogh and the Bird’s Nest! What can you DO?

As you look at your THUMBNAILS and the numerous drawings you have begun, what are the strengths that you are seeing as you move forward? 

 

AP Studio Art: NATURE!

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Work of Art: ARTtestants! http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocregister/blogs/pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/workofart_edit.jpg

As you look back on the body of works you have created so far, what are TWO things that you are seeing as falling short of AP Level work?

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Andy Goldsworthy http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/images/l/ag_02735.jpg

What were the biggest impressions you had from going outside for ideas? What were the most difficult things you felt as you presented your work? Conversation between classmates about the 2 questions for your exam. How does this work relate to your concentration? BRING A WARM COAT TOMORROW. 

Andy Goldsworthy Digital Catalogue: http://www.goldsworthy.cc.gla.ac.uk/

#Most #SpiritedTeachers & #Homecoming #Friday in the #ArtStudio

“Art Can Be Anything.” It is not defined by medium or the means of its production, but by a collective sense that it belongs to a category of experiences we have come to know as “art”.”

“101 Things Learned in Art School”, Kit White, 2011, MIT Press

As we wrap up the week – describe how you see this course or the lessons learned in the course as being able to be related to your life outside of this studio space. Consider not the assignments or techniques associated with the assignments, but how you can use those ideas elsewhere in your life.

Studio Art 360: TECHNOLOGY!

last day on the computer. How do you envision this tool, use of the tools, to be something that could be used as a tool in a future career?

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Installation Art – YOUR work online! http://ioanacolor.com/ART-ostrich/ioana_ostrich-1.jpg

looking back on the past 3 weeks of construction, collaboration, and creativity, what is one soft skill and one hard skill (AHOM, NVAS) that you feel you have developed? Explain.

 

Painting: WATERCOLORS this week!

Are there aspects of painting that you are hoping to develop? What do you really hope to learn / experience in the making of the watercolors?

Norham Castle, on the River Tweed circa 1822-3 by Joseph Mallord William Turner 1775-1851
JMW Turner and WATERCOLORS: http://www.tate.org.uk/art/images/work/D/D18/D18148_9.jpg

What two things did you struggle with today in your painting (or paintings)? AT THIS MOMENT?

J.M.W. Turner BIO: http://www.biography.com/people/jmw-turner-40806

Turner Norham Castle on the River Tweed Above 

 

Drawing: Van Gogh’s Bird Nests – in PENCIL

What do you see creating a series of drawings can do for a artist that a single drawing would not allow the artist to do?

v.Gogh, Vogelnester - v.Gogh / Bird's nests / 1885 - V.Gogh / Nids d'oiseaux 1885
Van Gogh and the Bird’s Nest! What can you DO?

As you look at your THUMBNAILS and the numerous drawings you have begun, what are the strengths that you are seeing as you move forward?

 

AP Studio Art: Work of Art – NATURE

When you look to INSPIRATION… What is it that you draw your ideas from?

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Work of Art: CAST: http://images.onset.freedom.com/ocregister/blogs/pedrowatcher.ocregister.com/workofart_edit.jpg

Who do YOU think is on the OUTS? What might be worth your while as you visit the out doors next week?

 

 

One more day at the WI State Fair and Plein Air Painting

Thank you Larry Wynn at East Coast Concessions for the commission in painting the award winning concession stand at the WI State Fair. There were (what seemed to me) millions of toys and inflatables and stuffed animals and poop emoji hats. Earlier in the week a couple of kids stopped at my easel and told me I should incorporate a Pokemon into my paintings. I listened, laughed, and then said “I don’t think that’s ever going to happen.” Well… I think I painted about 20 Pikachu’s. Thanks to all the conversation and teachable moments to the kids (and adults). Persistence, working through the materials, envisioning the results long before they are visible were all aspects that I spoke to my audience about. 8 hours of painting – all in this 18″ x 24″ finished work “Natalie and Katie at East Coast Concessions at the WI State Fair.”

#ReDo of #Website #Blog – What are YOUR thoughts?

Another Day… Another Change… I am indecisive… THOUGHTS?

“Failing Isn’t Bad When You Learn What Not To Do.” – Albert Einstein

Painting and Advanced Painting: Self Portrait – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Vincent Van Gogh – GREAT LINK to EXPLORE the Museum deOrsay: http://www.musee-orsay.fr/typo3temp/zoom/tmp_ed428a7a52fefe94ad793f628cf5ab2b.gif

Goals: 

  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What specifically do you dislike or like about the use of the material that oil paint is? Please explain your thoughts. It is important to reflect on the work you are doing and the lessons that the new materials teach you.

Reflection / Evaluation: What advances are you making in your painting today? Step back and have a 3 minute CONVERSATION with a classmate (or two). Allow some REAL TIME to have a REAL CONVERSATION here. Listen to one another.

Studio Art 360: Color Schemes – LET’S GO!

Warhol’s Soup Cans! http://enpundit.s3.amazonaws.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/Campbells-Soups-Andy-Warhol-4.jpeg

Goals

  • 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.
  • What images have you brought in today? Why are these products important to you? How do you feel they fit into the experiences of the rest of society? Popular Culture?

Reflection / Evaluation:  QUIZ TIME… What color scheme would it be if… LISTEN TO MR. KORB!

AP Studio Art: Concentration / Concentrate

Anne Truit Working: http://s3.amazonaws.com/auteurs_production/images/film/anne-truitt-working/w856/anne-truitt-working.jpg

Listen to her JOURNAL THOGHTS. How might MY questioning be useful to your thoughts?

Goals:

  • 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.
  • How have you been able to use the NEW skills you’ve developed this year and create a STRONG BODY of CONCENTRATION works? How are you being interested in the CONCENTRATION work that you are creating? N: Demonstrate the use of the CAMERA and the LIGHTING in the back room to make photographs. Edit the images in PHOTOSHOP (Resolution and SIZE – refer to the AP FORMS).

Reflection / Evaluation: Knowing that you are working on your concentration works and STRONG IDEAS with SKILL Building ideas, how are you advancing the ideas of the ARTIST’S JOB? (Or would you like to draw / make JUST TO MAKE ART TO CHALLENGE YOURSELF)?

Drawing: DRAW – Wrap up by Next TUESDAY!

Kehinde Wiley: https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2014/05/8c85f-dee-and-ricky-by-kehinde-wiley.png

Goals:

  • 1.1Ac: Individually or collaboratively formulate new creative problems based on student’s existing artwork.
  • REVIEW your drawing – think about the mid crit we had last week. What is standing out as successful? What is standing out as needing resolving COMPOSITIONALLY? Now is the time to FIX the issues.
    • The Selfie – Listen and comment on one or two points that describe how YOU are using some f the ideas in your drawing for EXTRA CREDIT: http://www.wpr.org/listen/565351

Reflection / Evaluation: What do you need to look at tomorrow and think about – fix, change, clean up? WRITE THAT DOWN and make sure you deal with that first thing tomorrow!

#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

Goals:

  • 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

Goals:

  • 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…

Goals:

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

Goals:

  • 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?