#Thursday and #MakingArt – #StopWeek #TooFast

Ten Things You MUST Give Up To Move Forward – Stephen Covey

Drawing: Thumbnails and Composition!

Morandi was a drawer, painter and print maker too. http://static.guim.co.uk/sys-images/Observer/Pix/pictures/2013/1/10/1357823154138/morandi-still-life-five-o-023.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What did you accomplished yesterday? What are the differences in drawing materials – in your own words

Reflection: TODAY you should have a start in your FINAL DRAWING. This is DUE at the END OF NEXT WEEK (next Friday is the LAST DAY IN CLASS – That is 6 hours  of drawing time plus whatever else you do outside of class). What is SUCCESSFUL about the composition you decided to use as yours?


Robert Indiana LOVE: http://whitecubediaries.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/3923768734_6b16394256_z.jpg


  • 2.1P: Engage in making a work of art or design without having a preconceived plan.
  • What was the biggest challenge you found as you began to draw your objects yesterday as THUMBNAILS?

Reflection: What are 2 difficulties that you had in the idea of SHADING? What is ONE thing you did successfully? Remember – DRAWING IS A CHALLENGE – let it be!

AP Studio Art: Art and Fear – DUE THURSDAY!

“Work of Art” CRITICS judge and critique the works of art in “Work of Art.” http://designobserver.com/media/images/bravo_judges_525.jpg


  • 4.2Ad: Critique, justify, and present choices in the process of analyzing, selecting, curating, and presenting artwork for a specific exhibit or event.
  • What is ONE THING you struggled with or sailed with in connecting the work you have created to the Art and Fear Chapter you chose? Write this out so you have a starting place to talk when you explain your work.

Reflection: What 2 things you took away from our class crit about the Art and Fear work? 

Advanced Drawing: Fast Food Nation.

Audrey Flack and DETAILS – REALISM – Crayons: http://www.audreyflack.com/af/photorealism/1.jpg


  • 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • Compositionally – what is the GREATEST STRENGTH you see in how you have arranged your objects on the matt board? Why is it working visually?

Reflection: Biggest struggle today – What was it in 144 characters or less? Use # to give examples of the key words or phrases.

Welcome to #Monday – The #WeekendWasFast!

“In not stating the goal to the students and wording them so they are understandable… it is like a family going on a trip with Dad in the driver’s seat and him not sharing what the destination is or how long the trip is going to take. Dad knows where he’s going, but the rest of the family has no clue.”

Hey dad… where ARE we going? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/11/d476f-family_truckster.jpg

Painting and Advanced Painting: 3 Days

Sean Scully using his space and environment to make his work. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2006/09/29/arts/design/scully.span.jpg


  • G: 2.1Ac: Through experimentation, practice, and persistence, demonstrate acquisition of skills and knowledge in a chosen art form.
  • What do you feel about the hall space that you have recreated in abstract form? Does this painting / has this painting affected the way you look at the space?
    •  New York Times Article on Sean Scully – HERE. 
    • Sean Scully VIDEO – HERE.

Reflection / Evaluation: What NEW discovery did you make today about your painting? Did you learn anything about the process of painting? Creating Art? 

Studio Art 360: Collage and Texture – Romare Bearden

Romare Bearden at MoMA: http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/888/w500h420/CRI_210888.jpg


  • 1.2P: Shape an artistic investigation of an aspect of present-day life using a contemporary practice of art or design.
  • What are the textures you are hoping to work into your collage (remember that this will be translated into a SCULPTURE)? N: Use of collage

Picasso, Still Life with Chair Caning: Picasso, Still-Life with Chair Caning, 1912 (Musée Picasso)https://www.khanacademy.org/embed_video?v=286FiUvOeFs

Reflection / Evaluation: How is the collage coming along? What is ONE VERY SUCCESSFUL aspect to the work SO FAR? What is one area you are having a CHALLENGE with?

AP Studio Art: Figure Drawing Critique – OPEN CANVAS CALENDAR!

Here is the AP Studio Art Portfolio Example Pages.

What ELEMENTS is Matisse emphasizing in this work? What have YOU done that would demonstrate a similar technique and / or skill development? http://nga.gov.au/exhibitions/Matisse/images/Romainebig.jpg


  • 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.
  • What do you hope to learn / communicate in the FIRST THREE works you are presenting (Next Monday we are presenting the PROGRESS of the works and will be using the RUBRIC to EVALUATE ALL THREE in the FORMATIVE end of things)? What is the CENTRAL IDEA of your concentration?
  • Body of Work: Henri Matisse:

Reflection / Evaluation: What have you accomplished today that sets you up for success? What is the CENTRAL IDEA for your concentration? Sticky Note Exit Ticket.

Drawing: MID CRIT – Look at the RUBRIC

This is a Kandinsky in the EARLY STAGES of his work… what are SIMILARITIES to his later more mature style? http://dossierjournal.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2009/09/kandinskycolorfullife.jpg


  • 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.
  • What is one major idea about the similarities and differences in your ideas and Kandinsky’s that you learned through the WRITING ASSIGNMENT for today?

Reflection / Evaluation: How does your art compare with the work of “professionals” and how can you work to create a better understanding of your approach / intent / ideas?

Link To Mr. Korb’s Written Example – HERE

Link to the Google Folder of YOUR Images – HERE

Link to the Google Slideshow – HERE

Let’s get #OUT of this #Studio! #APStudioArt – Don’t forget your coats!

“Nothing in life that’s worth anything is easy.” – Barack Obama, #SOTU 2014

How To Do Everything

How to do Everything Image
How To Do Everything with your chef – Mr. Korb… Listen to the second half of the show to hear Mr. Korb’s Contributuion to the BIG GAME snack dip recipe. Start at 5:55.

AP Studio Art – Art and Fear – Going OUTSIDE – Stay on CAMPUS!

A SPIRAL by Andy Goldsworthy – TEMPORARY… How about a spiral by Robert Smithson…


  • 7.1Ad: Analyze how responses to art develop over time based on knowledge of and experience with art and life.
  • What do you THINK you might find outside? You had some time, unlike the artists on WORK of ART… What are you thinking? 

What are your goals for the next work that will show you outside of the studio thinking? 

Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003YFJR84/ref=avod_yvl_watch_now

Advanced Drawing: Time to CRIT!



  • 3.1Ad: Reflect on, re-engage, revise, and refine works of art or design considering relevant traditional and contemporary criteria as well as personal artistic vision.
  • We are going to be critiquing today, what are you nervous about when it comes to standing up in front of the class and talking?

What two NEW things did you learn about your work today? What  ONE thing did you learn about a classmate’s work? 

Drawing: DRAWING!

A work by… What was his name? Georgio WHAT? Look at MoMA here.


  •  7.1Ac: Recognize and describe personal aesthetic and empathetic responses to the natural world and constructed environments.
  • What do you hope to take / hear /  learn from the MID – CRIT from today?

What have you learned today about how to push / pull space with value? What have you accomplished with pencil? What is successful?

Video: Work of Art: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B003QWZVF8/ref=dv_dp_ep1 Episode 1 – Start at 18:20 and run a few minutes to see a mid-critique. https://docs.google.com/document/d/1L0bwEX_0GsFXJr9Vg7SqPUgvZc9KjDH5Kr6dhTq8CZE/edit

Studio Art 360: Two More Days on the construction!

Richard Serra – WATCH THIS VIDEO from MoMA!


  • 7.1P: Hypothesize ways in which art influences perception and understanding of human experiences.
  • What is ONE things that you might think if you saw a grouping of cylinders, cubes, and pyramids all grouped together?

As you look at your sketchbook of buildings, can you also look at your sculptures of CUBES to see where you did things RIGHT and where you did things WRONG? Take a minute to write out the right or wrongness of your sketchbook drawing.

What is Art – How Do You See It?

What is Art? Agnes Martin “Art is the concrete representation of our most subtle feelings.” Art In America (p.124, 1996)

Agnes Martin… What is ART to YOU? http://lisacongdon.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/04/agnes-martin_stars.jpg

Art Foundations:

Contour Line FACE! http://meghanhudak.com/img/face.jpg

Line Abstraction Artist Statements: virtultours.uws.edu.au/uwsartgallery/SomeoneHasToDrawTheLine


  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of contour self-portraits by considering your line and attitude.
  2. (3.2) apply watercolor techniques to solve visual challenges (and define ideas for your portrait background).

What types of lines are you in favor of using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of contour line to represent the face / form? What sorts of pattern do you think you would like to recreate with the use of WATERCOLOR to represent YOU? Share with your classmates.


How do we look at and then talk about art? http://www.clarksvilleonline.com/wp-content/gallery/art-walk-november-2009/img_7820.jpg



  1. Demonstrate a sound understanding of Collaboration and Critiquing, Google Drive (cloud storage), and the HOW TO!
  2. (2.1.4) form criticism about Still Life that works to demonstrate one’s understanding of value, composition, observation.

What have you taken from the critique first steps that we have begun?

AP Studio Art

Sky Space – Earth Art! http://skyspace.rice.edu/site_media/media/cache/2f/98/2f98a170074f3e2a60d93038c289dbed.png



  1. demonstrate a sound understanding of technology concepts, systems, and operations.

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?

Pattern Pattern Everywhere and not a Motif to Share!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor and VIDEOS for Watercolor Techniques!

Pattern and MORE pattern. Check out the TEXTURE and the line! What can YOU think of to do? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/09/e53d2-untitled-8.jpg


  1. (2.6) Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What was the most challenging technique of WATERCOLOR PAINTING you ran across? What was the easiest? Why were they so different?

Drawing: Last Day – Still Life Drawing

Another of Morandi’s Works! http://www.thenation.com/sites/default/files/images/media/doc/483/1228413113-large.jpg


  1.  (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process. G: Work on contour / chiaroscuro drawings – still life.
  2. Understand the contours and value that you are working on in your composition.

Pair / Share – self – evaluation of the day – best and worst. What do WRAP UP over the weekend?

AP Studio Art: Nature / Earth Art

Wow! http://www.writedesignonline.com/history-culture/AndyGoldsworthy/goldsworthy.jpg


  1. (2.2) Evaluate the effectiveness of artwork.
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation [critique] (formative and summative reflections about your artwork) of your artwork through digital media. (Technology Operations and Concepts and Communication and Collaboration)

What are the upcoming challenges that you see coming for next week? 

Spiraling out of control? Pattern your life around the Arts!

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind


Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern –Watercolor

Henri Matisse “La Nagrisse” is in the Centre Georges Pompidou, Paris France… Where are you headed with pattern? France?http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/b/b9/La_Negresse.jpg


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the principle of pattern.
  2. (3.2) Apply ideas in art to solve visual challenges and communicate ideas (Who are you? How do you represent that?).

How did talking with your neighbor make your drawing look different to you? What made it difficult to speak about your work and / or your classmates work with the critical eye?

Drawing: Continue to DRAW

Remember the header form yesterday’s article on Georgio Morandi? This is it! Go back to yesterday’s post and READ about him as an artist – one who went out and learned from others. http://graphics8.nytimes.com/images/2008/09/19/arts/19mora.xlarge1.jpg


  1. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to materials, techniques and process.

Pair / Share – self–evaluation of the day – goal sheet. What are the best things that are happening in your drawing? Where are you still struggling?

AP Studio Art: Andy Goldsworthy – Earth Art – and Robert Smithson’s Spiral Jetty

Spiral Jetty Inspired? Think SO!!! Thanks Robert Smithson! http://fattony.transworld.net/files/2009/08/andy_goldsworthy3.jpg


  1. 5.4 reflect on interpretations as a means for understanding and evaluating art
  2. 5.5 evaluate responses to works of art for communicating 5.5.1 rationale 5.5.2 ideas

What bit of advice did you get from your classmates that you will be able to put to use? What bit of advice did you give that might be used elsewhere? What are your goals for the next work(s) that will show your development?

Let’s go outside and get inspired by the WORLD! Wear your coat… Brrrr.

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder – Remember that you can switch next week’s sketchbook assignment with one of these Artists Habits of the Mind

Art Foundations: Contour Line Portraits – Pattern – Watercolor

Henri Matisse – the Purple robe – What different patterns can you see? What types of pattern would you describe them as? http://www.josabela.com/artawareness/images/ArtworkGraphic19PurpleRobe.jpg


  1. (5.3) Describe meaning of artwork by analyzing technique and use of pattern.

What variations of lines are you using? Where do you find it easiest to use the idea of line / contour to represent the face / form? What is the most challenging portion of the face to successfully create? What pattern did you use to design your background for this work? Share with your classmates.

Drawing: Self-Evaluate, Value, Still Life – Who was Morandi?

Georgio Morandi – An even tone of values and color… Very different than the darks we have been looking at… http://carpetmoss.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/giorgio-morandi-natura-morta-ii-1953.jpg


  1. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of this still life for ideas  toward current / future works.
  2. (1.2) Create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to drawing pencils and observation.

What are your thoughts about the idea of the composition / white objects as subject matter? WRITE THAT IN YOUR GOAL SHEETS. Why do you feel this is worthy / unworthy / simple / complicated? What is working? What can you take forward to the next assignment?

AP Studio Art: Thanks Carmel – here we go! Andy Goldsworthy on Tumbler.

Andy Goldsworthy… maybe you can be inspired by his work… or the work of the artists from Work of Art. http://amazingstuff.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2011/01/andy-goldsworthy-1.jpg


  1. 4.1 recognize differences in historical and cultural contexts of art
  2. 4.2 describe the purpose and meaning of art objects within different cultures, times, and places

With this OUT OF THE BOX (out of the doors) assignment… What struggles are you facing> Where are  you falling in the snow? What are your challenges?

One line – that’s all it takes… one simple (?) line…

“Great works are performed not by strength but by perseverance.” – Samuel Johnson – Let’s Check out P60 in Binder

Art Foundations: Continuous Line Contour Drawing / Balance

Who is THIS handsome man? Could it POSSIBLY be Mr. Korb himself? https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/2013-02-07_13-36-25_984.jpg


  1. (1.1.1) Create Multiple Solutions (Grid) to Solve Visual Problems (watercolor experiments!) Oh Boy!
  2. (1.4) Solve visual challenge of CONTOUR LINE DRAWINGS and OBSERVATION using analysis (element of Line and breaking the face into parts… lines).

What is the most challenging aspect of the portrait / line? What emotions have you chosen to represent yourself? Why? What variety of lines do you hope to use in the process of creating your self-portrait?

Drawing: Self Evaluation (ALWAYS) and DRAW DRAW DRAW!

Yes… MOrandi even went a bit abstract at times… http://www.moma.org/collection_images/resized/193/w500h420/CRI_151193.jpg


  1. (1.4) Solve visual challenges using shape and value (SYNTHESIS) to successfully execute and bring your work to a final stage. (P)
  2. (1.1) Apply pencils with AWARENESS so that your ideas are executed well.

Have you improved your drawings skills over the past few days?  What is the biggest success you have accomplished this week? Where are you struggling?

AP Studio Art: BRING YOUR COAT to create a Work Of Art

Andy Goldsworthy loved this weather – how about you? Time for something challenging… Brrr… https://korbartwuhs.files.wordpress.com/2013/02/andy2bgoldsworthy.jpg


  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges
  2. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas  – GOING OUTSIDE – Get Your Coats…

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

Relationships are the KEY to Life… and art.

“When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.” Zig Ziglar

Art Foundations: Color Theory – Color Wheel – Color Schemes

What are the DOMINANT COLORS that were used in this magazine cover?


  1. 1.4 Define color schemes using analysis (what are the colors that we, as painters / drawers use to make all the other colors?)

Review with your neighbors the relationships of the colors on the color wheel – what are the color schemes that we have discussed today?

Advanced Drawing: Gesture Drawing

Rembrandt used gesture drawings as preliminary idea drawings. How can you use them?

Lets begin with a drawing of the human form from MEMORY – 8 minutes… what do you remember a person looking like? GO!


  1. 5.1 identify the rationale behind making gesture drawings
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value

What was the most challenging way to draw? Why was this most difficult way to go? How OFF were you from the original that you drew from your memory? What is most important about drawing when it comes to observation?

AP Studio Art: What are you doing with Art and Fear? How goes the Website?

While Miley Cyrus is terrifying enough… this is really frightening. What make you fearful? Art?


  1. 3.1 reflect on how your art differs and describe how it relates to the Breadth you have begun.
  2. 3.3 describe the creation of your images and ideas and how they work with your breadth work.

As we begin – stop and talk to your neighbors and discuss the Art and Fear Chapter – get FEEDBACK – and talk about the WEBSITE. How’s it going?

What did you accomplish today? What do you need to do tomorrow?  What are your challenges as we progess forward with the 

What skills do you have that you can use NOW to do your best?

Ok… I may not mountain climb, surf, hang glide, or scuba dive… but I DO love to use my skills on the stage! Who’d have thought I was funny?

“The question for each man is not what he would do if he had the means, time, influence and educational advantages, but what he will do with the things he has.”

— Frank Hamilton


TONIGHT! Marty’s Banquet Hall – STUDENT WORK. Studio 107 – Mr, Korb’s Work! Bring your family and friends – take in a lot of art tonight!


Art Foundations: Negative Space Drawing – let’s add color / value!

Positive and Negative space. Let’s do this with WATERCOLORS first… then Sharpie to finish the branches. LET THE PAINT DRY FIRST. 1.bp.blogspot.com


  1. 1.4 create, define, and solve visual challenges using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements)

What about the use of space did you still have questions about. You and your classmate need to get together and review the first two sections of the chapter and come up with a CHALLENGING QUESTION from the text. I will collect the questions for future use…


Advanced Drawing: Still life drawings – FOCUS ON THE TRANSPARENCY, LIGHT BENDING, and REFLECTION

http://www.thirstyreader.com – What is the transparent aspect to this painting? How did Janet Fish REALLY show the transparency and bending of the light?


  1. 2.6 Work on creating multiple solutions to solve visual challenges.

What is it about the transparent glass that makes this a challenging or easy subject matter to work with? Share your preliminary work with your neighbor – write the thoughts down and THEN… let’s get together and talk about the discoveries you have made.


AP Studio Art: Time to consider the idea of your Concentration.

  1. Link to examples HERE
  2. Link to Acorn Book HERE
  3. ANSWER THIS QUESTION: Clearly and simply state the central idea of your concentration .
Concentration time… Ok… maybe not this kind of concentration. We ARE going to get into the ideas of concentration however. http://www.pathways-to-peak-experience.com


  1. 1.4 create and define, visual challenges (your concentrations)  using 1.4.1 analysis (breaking up the artwork / subject matter to basic elements).

What have you narrowed some ideas down to? How have you discovered NEW ideas regarding what you MIGHT want to be dealing with in your concentration? What is the artistic stuff that you might be exploring (elements and principles? Mark making techniques? Media you might be exploring?) Share your thoughts about the 2 questions that we will be visiting and revisiting throughout the semester.