Welcome to “The View…”

… From the (AP) Studio Door.”

Converting the promise of art into the practice of art.

Welcome to the first blog for AP Studio Art, let’s see if you can grab this bit of technology and put some soild conversationinto it. We begin our chapter in the blog-o-sphere by allowing YOU to be in charge. A very special thanks to author Ted Orland for the second of his books on what it takes to make art (that you don’t necessarily learn in school and the conversation he has added to our conversation about his book and thoughts. We are going to explore the ideas and concerns that we, as artists, have with the world that we are in.

The obstacles are many, Mr. Orland states, “the first step to building a life in the arts is simply getting past the obstacles that keep the initial brush stroke from ever reaching the canvas in the first place.” What are the obstacles that are in your way, every day in the classroom and out of the classroom, that inhibit you making your best artwork? As you read, as you make your art, remember to make art that is the conceptual leap from the last work. Make sure you are making art that matters to you. Make art that fits into your days and lifestyle. Don’t fret, don’t get all worked up… just work.

Appreciate what we have together – community. This may be one of the few groups that you will belong to where what you do, what you make, is valued as much as it is! The way our blog works is this… you have all been awarded chapters that you will be reading and summarizing for the blog. After the appropriate reading of it, you will make the first “post” that everyone needs to respond to. There will be very specific posting dates that EVERYONE must meet. This is a college course, online course work is a common college practice. This is a technique that you will learn to tackle.

I have assigned the Chapters (at right) to see where in the journey you currently are and where you have already been. You – the chapter reader –  will read the chapter and write up a 200 word response to the chapter. You will e-mail your summation and thoughts me at fkorb@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us. In addition to the 200 word response, each of you will be required to complete an artowrk (think breadth) that corrosponds/summarizes/visually explains your chapter. This will be photographed, edited (just like the AP requirements for the portfolio) and attached to your e-mail to Mr. Korb on the due date. The posting and artwork will be an art grade. In addition to the edit at 72 dpi, I need you to create (first) an edit of 300 dpi with a minimum measurement of 6″ and a maximum of 10″ for a final assemblage that Mr. Korb is going to be putting together. If you have any questions about that, please ask. E-mail both edits of the original artwork to Mr. Korb.

Chapter 1 – Making Sense of the WorldDustin Fell – Sept. 19
Chapter 2 – Making Sense of ArtJaci Duff and Megan Barker – Sept. 26
Chapter 3 – Art and SocietyJenna Fiorita and Sydney Zyduck – Oct. 3
Chapter 4 – The Education of the ArtistCheyenne Gilles – Oct. 9
Chapter 5 – Surviving GraduationSara Grisius – Oct. 17
Chapter 6 – AudienceMatt Hansen and Rachel Wroblewski – Oct. 24
Chapter 7 – From Monet to MoneyJusten Lee – Oct 31
Chapter 8 – Making Art that MattersKari Pelleteri and Carli Fell – Nov. 7
Chapter 9 – EcologyKrista Roessger – Nov. 14
Chapter 10 – A Community of ArtistsPavel Schroeder and Andy Hannula – Nov. 21
Afterword
Mr. Korb and Guest – Nov. 28

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