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.

Full Moon Trophies are DONE and ready to be WON!

Thank  you Brett Roberts (and myself – Brett had the hard part… I had the tedious part) for creating the vessels / trophies that will be given out to the winners of tomorrow night’s FULL MOON FOUR MILER! I will be unable to attend, but the race should be a great one nonetheless. All the best to the racers, the organizers, and the fans. Be aware of the NEW starting spot at St. Thomas Aquinas in Waterford – thanks to all the construction. The monies made from the trophies go to the Waterford Union High School Art Fund which gives students scholarships to attend art school, aids in young artists attending field trips, brings artists and other art world speakers and demonstrators to the classroom, and helps fund other arts projects that might not be covered by other funding. Run well runners! Now… off for my 12 miler I’ll miss tomorrow.


2016 Full Moon Four Miler
Run / Walk

Full Moon 4 Miler


The Race

The Annual Full Moon Four Miler event is one of the few nighttime races that begin after sunset in southeast Wisconsin.

Each participant receives a moisture wicking runner shirt (guaranteed to the first 450 participants), a goodie bag, one post party drink ticket and fruit/snacks. Registration, post run party and awards ceremony will be held in the gymnasium of St. Thomas Aquinas Parish School, 302 S. Second Street, Waterford. This year the route has been revised and will be on the east side of the Village due to construction happening just west of Village Hall. Participants and guests are invited to stay and enjoy the food, beverages and music at the post run party.

The Route

Full Moon 4 MIler Race Route

Select Map for Route Directions

Awards are given in 13 categories:

14 & under, 15-19, 20-24, 25-29, 30-34, 35-39, 40-44, 45-49, 50-54, 55-59, 60-64, 65-69 and 70 & over. Special award to overall male and female winners and to the first place male and female master winners.


You may download our Registration form and mail or walk-in with payment to the Chamber office at 102 E. Main St., Waterford, WI 53185)

You may also scan the QR code below or go to active.com to register online.

Full Moon Four Miler online registration

Registration Fees

$20.00 early registration by June 8

$25.00 June 9 – July 28

$30.00 July 29 – August 6

Full Moon Four Miler Committee:

Bill Czaja, State Farm Insurance – Full Moon Four Miler Chair
Katy Engels, Waterford Area Chamber Of Commerce
Rayana Kaul, St. Thomas Aquinas School
Julie Lobitz, Principal, St. Thomas Aquinas School
Tina Multhauf & Team, Skyline Landscape & Design
Lisa Pochowski, Patriot Financial

We Need Volunteers!

If you are able to help with setup, registration or being a corner guard, please fill out and return theVolunteer Form. Thank you!

If you have any questions regarding this event, please contact the Chamber office at: (262) 534-5911 orchamber@waterford-wi.org.

Beautiful Waterford, Wisconsin is located approximately 30 minutes Southwest of Milwaukee, 2 hours North of Chicago and 30 minutes West of Racine.

http://www.waterford-wi.org/fm4m_hmmm.html for more (not really – this is all from that site) information.

#Wednesday and #PleinAir #Painting – #Resolution

Plein Air Painting

Michael Pintar painting: watercolor on Paper: http://www.michaelpintar.com/uploads/5/9/7/7/5977541/4948591_orig.jpg
  • NVAS: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Question to begin with: How have you changed your views of Waterford and the surrounding areas over the past four weeks? Please explain your answer. How do you feel your VIEWERS will think about Waterford based on the images you have created? Why?

End of the Day (CLASS) Reflection (use Google Drive to answer this one): TONIGHT… Think about ALL that we have done these past four weeks. Stop and consider EVERYTHING that you have learned from these experiences. I am concerned about the experiences and opportunities you have had, taken, made, experienced… all of it. With a one page paper (Google Drive: Share it with fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us, 12 point font, Times New Roman, Double Spaced, Standard Margins) and write out three paragraphs. First paragraph – is about all that you were hoping to learn and experience in the course. Second paragraph is about WHAT you REALLY learned and experienced (allow yourself to use you past reflections and writing as well as examples of artwork from your body of work to better explain yourself). Final paragraph is a concluding statement – what you hope to continue doing, using, experimenting, exploring, etc… with your artwork. It doesn’t matter if you EVER paint en plein air again, this experience is going to put you over the top! Top of the paper – CENTERED and BOLD – type: Your First and Last name and then under it type Artist’s Statement. Like this:

#Tuesday and #NoRain – I HOPE…

Plein Air Painting: On Your Own Painters

Thomas Buchs Plein Air Painting: http://images.fasocdn.com/10328_1562142l+v=201409160957c201406021327/amana-midday.jpg
  • NVAS: 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • Question to begin with: What three things do you see about the beginning of you LAST painting as successful? WHY? What are two things you need to REALLY focus on today? WHY? What is ONE thing you hope to accomplish today while you are out and about painting? WHY? How will ANY of this drive you forward in the creation of your work?

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): Analyze the ELEMENTS That you are setting up as being the emphasis of your painting. How would you use sentences to DESCRIBE how you are using those elements to create a successful composition? WHY does that work for you?  SECONDLY – REFLECT on your thoughts from yesterday about WHY you took  / WHAT you were hoping to learn from this course. Now… at this point in the course, what HAVE you learned / taken away / appreciated / other thoughts about the course and YOUR WORK – your learning. WEDNESDAY NIGHT’S HOMEWORK – Write up a ONE PAGE (double spaced, Times New Roman, 12 point). You can create it in GOOGLE DRIVE and SHARE it with me… or bring it printed. Google Drive is BEST though. I can make changes, edit, proof, format it… Let me know if you have questions.

#Week4 #PleinAirPainting #WaterfordPleinAirPainters

Plein Air Painting: You are ON YOUR OWN!

Check out the Plein Air Painters at http://pleinairartists.ning.com/group/wisconsinpleinairpaintersassociationwipapa

Spotlight on Tony Robinson today! Look at hos brush strokes! Look at his use of COLOR! Look at the Shapes!

  • NVAS:2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • Question to begin with: Thinking on LAST WEEK’S ONE Acrylic Painting (now stop and really think about it) – SERIOUSLY – what are the biggest challenges you had with the ONE painting? Write out 3 things you were challenged with and then take the time to write out how you solved the issues. 3 things… 3 solutions… How will you use that as you move into the LAST FEW DAYS of painting?
Tony Robinson, Oil on panel 12″ x 9″. Noordwijk Schilderfestival, Netherlands, June 2015. http://pleinairartists.ning.com/photo/bar-on-hoofdstraat-noordwijk?context=user

End of the Day Reflection (use the back of this page for more reflection space): Describe what you have in your painting. Take the time to LIST everything that you have in today’s work. This is going to help you get some good reflection going here. SECONDLY – To begin with an artist statement: What are two things that you were / are hoping to take away / learn from these four weeks of class. This is in complete sentences and have an opening statement and supporting sentences to back it up. (Use the BACK of this page to write this out. This will be TRANSFERRED to digital / computer at the end of the week.)

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