Space… the Final Frontier… stART Class ARTerprise in on the way!

DUDE.. Catch a wave with all your MAD SKILLS… WORD! http://www.popfi.com

Remember…

“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

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Art Foundations: Let’s wrap up the Portrait! Then… SPACE!

What is MISSING from this picture? How did that happen? 2.bp.blogspot.com

GOALS:

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

What did you find as the most difficult aspect of the creation of the drawing? What was the hardest? What was the easiest? Are you able to see the negative space in the 1 – drawing, 2 – actual object?

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Advanced Drawing: Last day of the CRIT… Let’s do a great job here. SHARE THE WEALTH in CONVERSATION!

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) Describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value (Oral Crit).
  2. (4.3) Compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics.

Ok guys and gals… what are you taking into the written crit from what your classmates have said? Make sure you are using the opportunity to write as a strength to the development of your artwork.

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AP Studio Art: Final Crit – ONTO THE IDEAS OF CONCENTRATION –  DESIGNING A CONCENTRATION Worksheets – HERE

Another – One MORE – CRIT. uaa.alaska.edu

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques.

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. How are you going to improve your work in the future and really improve your abilities?

Back to Normal… Whatever That Is.

http://isucceesbook – What skills can you use that will help you conquer your mountain?

“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

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Art Foundations: Resolve the mixed media self portrait / pattern. Self Evaluation!\

GOALS:

  1. 2.1 form criticism about artworks that work to accomplish 2.1.2 personal goals.
  2. 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art with those from other discipline

Regarding your background… what are you really happy with? What are the areas that need work? What would you do differently if you had the opportunity to rework some aspects of the work?

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Advanced Drawing: The critiques start today – Review Critique ideas – 3 page handout! Oral Crit HERE

http://escapingartist.com – What are you going to add to the crit? What are you going to take a way?

GOALS:

  1. (3.3) describe the creation of images and ideas and explain why they are of value Orally participate in the discussion of your classmates drawing.
  2. (4.3) compare relationships in visual art in terms of (4.3.2) aesthetics (1, 2, 3, 5)

hat did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit.

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AP Studio Art: Crit! Oral Crit HERE

http://www.rovertfinchart.com – What will you bring to and take away from the crit?

GOALS:

  1. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks.

  2. 5.3 describe meanings of artworks by analyzing 5.3.1 techniques. (1, 2, 3, 5)

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the crit. ON YOUR PRINTED SELF-CRIT. (1, 3, 5).  What notes are you taking?

What the Arts teach Children… SO MUCH & MORE!

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

Look back at page 8 in the Handbook… Which of the “TEACHINGS” of art do you think is most important to you? Take a few minutes and talk with your neighbor about this and write you BRIEF thoughts in the Generalization / Reflection portion of your Goals Pages.

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Advanced Drawing: QUICK CRIT – Put your work up! Portraits with Continuous Lines and NEW AND EXPERIMENTAL MATERIALS!

How are you using COLOR to deal with the NEGATIVE SPACE – ACTIVATE THE WHITE!

Goals:

  1. 1.4 Solve visual challenges using 1.4.3 evaluation (Self and Peer)

What did you take away from the critique today? Write down what you have taken from the critique?

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Art Foundations 2D: PBIS Posters, Chapter 1, Sketchbook Info

Shepard Fairey and his POSTER! COMMUNICATION! And his COURT CASE.

Goals:

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

Describe how you and your team came up with the PBIS idea and explain why it is important and / or successful.

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AP Studio Art: Mini Concentration today. Begin to think about WHY you are in this class.

What is PASTEL doing for you? How can you use it to enhance your work? Have you ever USED pastel before?

Goals:

  1. 1.1 apply media, techniques, and processes with (1.1.3) an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.
  2. 1.2 create art that demonstrates an understanding of how your ideas relate to the (1.2.1) materials.

Sit down with a classmate and have a conversation about what materials you used today? Discuss how are the project is coming along? What do you need to be doing tomorrow to make STRONG headway?  Have a good, in depth conversation… What do you hope to get out of this class?

May 10, 2013 – Monday

“Success means doing the best we can with what we have. Success is the doing, not the getting—in the trying, not the triumph.”
—Zig Ziglar 

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“Not all of our best students are our “A” students. I have had “C” students who I consider excellent  students because they were so engaged into the educational process. I really don’t think it has to do with a letter grade, it has to do with enthusiasm.” – Charles Rineheimer – NPR – Talk of the Nation Interview LINK HERE: The Students That Keep Teachers Inspired

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What has inspired me? Hard Work – New Thinking, Hallways…

More Hallway inspirations… HERE

May 7, 2013 – Friday – No kids – Inspiration from here till August

“Not all of our best students are our “A” students. I have had “C” students who I consider excellent  students because they were so engaged into the educational process. I really don’t think it has to do with a letter grade, it has to do with enthusiasm.” – Charles Rineheimer – NPR – Talk of the Nation Interview LINK HERE: The Students That Keep Teachers Inspired

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What was the most difficult or challenging aspect of this course for you personally? Were you able to learn from this experience or gain something from it that has helped you to develop as an artist?

  • Abstract Art and I just really had to think about it.
  • Thinking through things before beginning the piece of artwork.
  • The hardest thing for me would have to be taking time to slow down when making art.

 

May 31, 2013 – Friday

“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 Peale

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Art Foundations: It is time to clean… Yesterday proved that without me, and without a VERY specific set of GOALS for your PERSONAL LEARNING – you have no need to study and all the time in the world to clean. GREAT!

Job List is HERE!

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

Looking through your binders, thinking about the projects, looking at your notes… what are the aspects of the course that you are still struggling to grasp. Take the last 7 minutes to work with your neighbors and discuss the challenges that you are still having.

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DRAWING: Out into the hallways and DRAW – Project DUE on EXAM DAY along with the ONLINE – GOOGLE DOCUMENT Rubric. Let me know if you are having troubles!

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 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
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks (YOU AND COLLABORATOR – FORMATIVE TONIGHT ON GOOGLE DRIVE)

What have you got to do in order to really wrap this up as an A+ Execution, A+ Composition, A+ Character, and A+ Critique (that will be the final exam grade – – CRITIQUE)? Some of your HALLWAY choices (socializing) are getting in the way of your accomplishing the A+ goals.

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AP Studio Art: Clean the room – Update your final – Gather your Artwork… What else have you got to accomplish?

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines.

What has been your FAVORITE project this year? What has been your LEAST favorite project this year? What can I do to make the course better, stronger, more APish?

May 30, 2013 – Thursday

“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 Peale

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Art Foundations: Collage and Gel / Matte Medium – How is it going?

Alexander Calder – Painting – What did CALDER do that we also learned about? 1 million points to the first person who can e-mail me: fjkorb@gmail.com.

GOALS:

  1. 1.3 communicate your thoughts on social topics clearly
  2. 1.4.3 evaluation [formative critique]

What techniques did you come up with to resolve the issues you might have had with this artwork, In 5 sentences… what are your thoughts about ABSTRACT ART and COMMUNICATING PERSONAL MESSAGES?

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Drawing: Hallway Drawing Time – Make sure you are documenting your image as it progresses. This is a HUGE WORK DAY! Make the most of it! Do not forget to work on the FINAL EXAM document.

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 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 did you do today that brought the work to a place where you can understand what is going to happen? How can you continue this forward movement tomorrow? Are you using your time wisely in the hall?

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AP Studio Art: Show comes down today and we are CLEANING!

GOALS:

  1. 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines

What was your FAVORITE artwork of art this year? What was your favorite PROJECT? Why?

May 29, 2013 – Wednesday

“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 Peale

Even a great big tree starts with a seed. Look deep within your challenges and find the seed to its solution.

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  • l hour: 7:25 – 8:02
  • 2 hour: 8:07- 8:46
  • 3 hour: 8:51 – 9:28
  • 4 hour: 9:33 – 10:10
  • Assembly: 10:15- 10:48
  • 5A Lunch: 10:48am- 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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Art Foundations: Mixed Media Collage, golden rectangle, perfect proportions, perfect placement, compositions – How are you doing? NO SKETCHES THIS WEEK! (Unless you want one more for extra credit – BUT – it has to be 100% or it does not get accepted).

Max Ernst – Retrospective at the Fondation Beyeler – Switzerland
Home – Switzerland Max Ernst Retropective

GOALS:

  1. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.
  2. 1.1 apply paint, crayon, through collage and incorporating various texture making processes, with 1.1.3 an awareness so that your ideas are executed well.

How have you decided to represent the ideas and feelings you hold true? Has it been successful? Was it worth the task of creating this abstract work?

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Drawing: Hallways and Observation – What is your object? How can you use the many skills we have developed and build that drawing to be your most successful one yet?

Jim Dine and his Single Objects – Look at the VALUES and FIGURE / GROUND relationships!

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 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
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks (YOU AND COLLABORATOR – FORMATIVE TONIGHT ON GOOGLE DRIVE)

What did you do today that brought the work to a place where you can understand what is going to happen? How can you continue this forward movement tomorrow? Are you using your time wisely in the hall?

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AP Studio Art: en Plein Air – weather permitting – FINAL EXAM is RIGHT HERE!

Impression Sunrise – Oil on Canvas – Claude Monet – Father of Impressionism

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.

Drawing – I don’t care what your chosen field of making art is – is essential to the creative process… with it, what did you accomplish today? What are the troubles you are having working outside? Working in materials that you may not be familiar with or comfortable with?

May 28, 2013 – Tuesday

“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 Peale

Even a great big tree starts with a seed. Look deep within your challenges and find the seed to its solution.

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Art Foundations: Mixed Media Collage, golden rectangle, perfect proportions, perfect placement, compositions – How are you doing? NO SKETCHES THIS WEEK! (Unless you want one more for extra credit – BUT – it has to be 100% or it does not get accepted).

GOALS:

  1. 1.1 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
  2. 3.2 apply subjects, symbols, and ideas in art and use skill to solve visual challenges.

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

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Drawing: Hallway drawings and Gesso of the board – a portion of it. Intro to the FINAL Crit! Last projects crit. was due TODAY!

Jim Dine – Heck of a guy.

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GOALS:

  1. 1.1 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
  2. 2.2 evaluate the effectiveness of artworks

How have you been able to do A LOT of work in one day that you may not have been able to in the past? How have you been able to improve your drawing and idea skills more in the past year than you have in the past?

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AP Studio Art: Plein Air Drawings – Final Exam Instructions – FINAL EXAM is RIGHT HERE!

Ok… now is where all that editing comes to use. TOMORROW!

GOALS:

  1. 3.4 evaluate and defend the validity of sources for ideas
  2. Stand behind the meaning and creation of your work.

How did the art exhibition go? What were questions that came up? How were you able to discuss the work, eat, drink, and be a real part of the process? how did the exhibition and conversation about your work make you feel?

May 25, 2013 – Saturday – NVAS: Standard 6

Visual Art GOALS and OBJECTIVES

National Visual Arts Standards – Standard 6
Making Connections Between the Visual Arts and Other Disciplines

Frank Korb

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Welcome to the last weekend of thinking about the 6 OVERARCHING GOALS that all students ought to work toward and focus on EVERY DAY during the year in all of their art classes. These Goals are unpacked from the National Standards for the Visual Arts so that they make more sense to the students and parents who are working with them through their art making and other art experiences. As I use goals in my classroom it OPENS THE FOLDER to learning.

The National Standards for the Visual Arts are now GOALS that are clear, measurable, observable, and understandable to the students, parents, and community. The use of goals is to keep the mind open to the idea of learning and focused on the act of learning, By combining both declarative (mind) and procedural (application) knowledge the intentional actions are focused on the combination of art theory and art making and art critiquing as well as the reflection on the close relationships.

This final objective, standard, is the one that I find easiest to see how it relates to the outside world but, when in the classroom, I find it hardest to put up as a daily goal for the kids to reflect upon. I am REALLY looking for your input and thoughts on this one so… if you have a career that you can help me relate the ideas to – please chime in.

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Standard #6: Making connections between visual arts and other disciplines

As an art student you will demonstrate the ability to:

  • 6.1 compare aspects of the visual arts with aspects of other disciplines

Where can we, the artists, relate to the outside the artist world? This is a question that kids (and parents alike) ask frequently. “You can draw, GREAT! But where is it going to get you in life?” I would guess, and an educated one at that, that there are no major corporations that do not invest a portion of their yearly budget to creativity. “How can we look at our product from a different point of view?” “What can we do to make the design of the (insert product here) so that it is flashier, sharper, more appealing, better overall to the consumer?” Technology, virtual reality, the machines we rely on day in and day out, the lifestyle we all lead, the fashion we wear, drive, live in and with, require the mind of a creative person. How can we advance with only the academics at the front of education? The answer is, has been (all the way back to the days of Socrates and more recently Leonardo da Vinci – of the 1400’s are more recent), and always will be… we can’t.

  • 6.2 compare characteristics of the visual arts and other disciplines from history or movements

I find the characteristics of art movements easy to speak about, but as someone who is not a history buff or particularly well versed in world history, I struggle to find those connections between what the visual arts have done and what the world was going through. This is, however, a great place to make those connections. We recently wrapped up a Fauvist Project in my Drawing 1 class where we looked at the works of the French Fauvists (1905) and saw how they abandon the Romantic Tradition of the portrait and landscape on favor of the color explosion of the “Wild Beasts.” We also looked at the current culture most of the kids in class (all but one had taken some sore of goofy cell phone photograph of themselves sticking out their tongue or looking cross-eyed at the camera and they created soft pastel portraits based on art history and their own current cultures and social behaviors. This was a great way for them to relate to the arts of the past and to get a bit of knowledge about the history of the time… more about French social time of the era but… next time.

  • 6.3 use the principles and techniques of art with those from other discipline

How can we use the ideas and practices that artists use and mix them with those from other disciplines? Math, Science, History, World Languages, Engineering, Design, Architecture, Dance, Theater… and the list goes on. One of the more important lessons I work to teach is that the visual arts the students learn in our classroom are NOT limited to the walls of that classroom. This seems silly, but when I often see collages and paintings done in classes outside of the arts, some of my very students forget the lessons in color theory, perspective, facial proportions, and even good composition and design and fall back to the days of the elementary artist. If it were intentionally, I could appreciate the effort to forget all the training that was done to make them stronger and more successful artists. That said, not a one of them has the deliberateness behind their marks as Pablo Picasso did as he said “When I was the age of these children, I could draw like Raphael: it took me many years to learn how to draw like these children.” Nope, they just made poor and rushed attempts. For a student to know that they can and should use all of the lessons about the elements and principles of design and art and put them to use in the academics and the rest of their life – truly lifelong learners they will be.

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Lastly, once you open the door to learning  you also need to close it.  During the last couple of minutes of my classes, we take time to reflect, to GENERALIZE the relationship to the goals and the day’s work / lessons onto what the students know or think they know about the world / practice of the arts. This is the CLOSING THE FOLDER that allows the brain to settle down and pack away the learning, the experiences, until the following day.

You can find these ideas (and more of my thoughts and other individuals thoughts) in my Visual Arts Handbook HERE.

Thanks –

Frank