EDUCATION

Master of Art

Visual Studies

Cardinal Stritch University

Milwaukee, WI

December 2002

Magna Cum Laude

Bachelor of Fine Arts

Emphasis in Graphic Design

Certification in Art Education Licensure K12

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, WI

May 1995

Cum Laude

PROFESSIONAL LICENSE

State of Wisconsin Teaching License - K12 Art 1550

Certificate of Completion - Supervising Teacher

Professional Development Plan Reader - Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction

Wisconsin Department of Agriculture, Trade, and Consumer Protection - County and District Fair Judging License

ALiCE Certification Training for Schools; ALiCE Instructor Certification (Waterford Union High School)

Certified American Heart Association - Heartsaver First Aid CPR AED

Google for Education - Level 1 Certified

WORK EXPERIENCE

Fort Atkinson High School - Art Education

Art Teacher: 2018 - Present

Art Teacher: Responsible for providing students and student artists with the best educational experience both inside and outside the school and art studio environment - 2018 - Present

Promoting the visual arts (including but not limited to traditional approaches of drawing, painting, ceramics, stained glass, as well as contemporary and commercial arts of digital arts, digital photography, and computer graphic design and illustration). Planning and teaching high quality art making, art history, art critiquing lessons (GANAG based: Goals, Access Prior Knowledge, New Information, Application of New Information, Generalization of Goals). Encouraging effective studio practice and art making standards with awareness of the National Visual Arts Standards, Studio Habits of Mind, and the National Educational Technology Standards as well as execution through materials, visual composition, and critique (self, peer to peer, and teacher evaluation), as well as personal character in the studio and awareness to the task of making art. Collaborating in the development of Umbrella Standards for the high school in the Fort Atkinson School District. Continued use of the Studio Handbook (Vol. VI) for reflection, vocabulary, and self assessment. Utilizing www.ArtWithKorb.com as a landing page for all art courses as well as a source of information for art educators and students. Use of social media (www.Facebook.com/ArtWithKorb and www.facebook.com/sdfaArtDept) to highlight the accomplishments of student artists. Ensuring a high quality learning environment within the studio and art department. Completing prompt and actionable evaluations as to assist in artistic development and self-monitoring / evaluation of student’s performance. Maintaining discipline in accordance with the school policy. Communicating concrete and abstract concepts to students. Keeping all teacher materials up-to-date.

Waterford Union High School - Art Education

Art Teacher / Department Head - 1998 - 2018

Promoting the visual arts in the community, state, nationally, and internationally

Planning and teaching high quality art making, art history, art critiquing lessons

Unpacking of and use of National Visual Arts Standards, Studio Habits of Mind, and the National Educational Technology Standards

Developing a series of standards based rubrics for assessment

Developing and implementing a Studio Handbook

Development of and maintaining www.ArtWithKorb.com and www.Facebook.com/ArtWithKorb

Ensuring a high quality learning environment within the studio and art department.

Participation in student Individualized Education Plans and 504 plans a

Developing and teaching a Response to Intervention (RtI) program for at risk students

Communicating concrete and abstract concepts to students

Assistant Cross-Country coach

Frank Korb - Artist

Burlington, WI - 1995 - Present

www.FrankKorb.com

Funkin' Wassels Improvisational Comedy Troupe, LLC

Communications Director / Performer / Founding Partner - 2012 - 2016

www.FunkinWassels.com

Franklin School District - Art Education

Franklin, WI - 1995 - 1998

Waterford Graded School District - Art Education

Waterford, WI - 1995 - 1996

FK Design - Owner, Artist

Burlington, WI - 1996 - 2001

Grafixxs - Graphic Artist

Waterford, WI - 1996

Geiger Signs - Graphic Artist

Waukesha, WI - 1995 - 1996

UC Graphics - Graphic Artist

University of Wisconsin - Whitewater

Whitewater, WI - 1993 - 1995

ART EXHIBITIONS

2019

Watercolor in my Left Hand, Green Lake, WI -  Upcoming July 2019

Mary Hoard Art Exhibition, Fort Atkinson, WI - April 2019

2018

Wisconsin Art Education Association Member’s Exhibition - Wausau, WI - September - October 2018

Group Show - The Coffee House at Chestnut and Pine - Burlington, WI - March - April 2018

2017

Wisconsin Art Education Association Member’s Exhibition - Cafe Carpe - Fort Atkinson, WI - September - October 2017

Art Party - University of Wisconsin - Parkside - November 2017

Wisconsin State Fair - Plein Air at the Fair - August 2017

2016

Art Party - University of Wisconsin - Parkside - November 2016

Wisconsin Art Education Association Member’s Exhibition - Wine Guyz - La Crosse, WI - September - October 2016

River’s Edge Art Walk - Waterford, WI - October 2016

Realtor’s Home and Garden Show - Wisconsin State Fair Grounds - March 2016

Wisconsin State Fair - Fairtastic Art Competition - February - August 2016

Wisconsin State Fair - Plein Air at the Fair - August 2016

Art Party Exhibition - University of Wisconsin, Parkside - Kenosha, WI - February - March 2016

WUHS Art Department: RETROspective - April 2016

2015

Art Party - University of Wisconsin - Parkside - November 2015

River’s Edge Art Walk - Waterford, WI - October 2015

Wisconsin State Fair Plein Air Painting Day - West Allis, WI - August 2015

2014

Open Canvas Fundraiser, Jeff Kursel Organizer - Milwaukee, WI

Staff Exhibition, Waterford Union High School, Waterford, WI

Art Bar, Painting of the Decade, Art Bar - Milwaukee, WI

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI

SHELFies - photo exhibit contribution, Portrait Society Gallery - Milwaukee, WI

Live Locally, Live Beautifully - Thiensville, WI

River’s Edge Art Walk - Waterford, WI

2013

Cafe LuLu - Solo Exhibition, Milwaukee, WI

River's Edge Art Walk - Waterford, WI

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI

Open Canvas Fundraiser, Jeff Kursel Organizer - Milwaukee, WI

2012

River's Edge Art Walk - Waterford, WI

Online representation by Xanadu Gallery, Scottsdale, AZ

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI

Open Canvas Fundraiser, Jeff Kursel Organizer - Milwaukee, WI

2011

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI

Peninsula School of Art - Door County, WI - Group Exhibition

2010

Open Canvas Fundraiser, Jeff Kursel Organizer - Milwaukee, WI

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Selected Top 10 for 2010 - Milwaukee, WI

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI

The Daily Brew - Portraits - Burlington, WI

1995 - 2009

Crossman Gallery - UW-Whitewater - Alumni Exhibition - Whitewater, WI, 2009

The Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI, 2009

The Cruise Restaurant - Gallery Night - Tichigan, WI, 2009

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - Members Show - Milwaukee, WI, 2009

Dyer Intermediate School - Career Day - Artist Presentation - Burlington, WI, 2009

Cardinal Stritch University - Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies / Fine Arts - works on long term loan - Milwaukee, WI, 2009

Starbucks Coffee House - Portraits - Milwaukee, WI, 2008

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI, 2008

Cardinal Stritch University - Joan Steele Stein Center for Communication Studies / Fine Arts - works on long term loan - Milwaukee, WI, 2008

The Ale House - Solo Exhibition - Portraits - Milwaukee, WI, 2008

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - Members Show- Milwaukee, WI, 2008

Burlington Public Library - Poetry and Art, Burlington, WI, March, 2008

The Pump House Gallery - Solo Exhibition - Portraits - La Crosse, WI, 2008

Roberta Avonn Fiskum Gallery, UW - Whitewater - Inaugural Exhibition, Alumni Exhibition, Whitewater, WI, 2008

UA (Urban Accents) Gallery - Solo Exhibition - Portraits - Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Studio 107 - Inaugural Exhibition at Studio 107 - Portraits - Waterford, WI, 2007

DeRicci Gallery - Solo Exhibition - Portraits - Edgewood College, Madison, WI, 2007

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - Members Show - Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Daily Brew - Daily Paintings - Burlington, WI, 2007

River Arts Center - Solo Exhibition - Portraits - Prairie du Sac, WI, 2007

Art Bar - Selected Top 10 - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee WI, 2007

Riverwest Co-Op - Portraits and Abstractions - Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Reuss Federal Building - Portraits - Milwaukee, WI, 2007

Anderson Arts Center - Winter Juried Exhibition - Kenosha, WI, 2006

Art Bar - One Week paintings - Milwaukee WI, 2006

Green Lantern Studios - 1000 Postcards - Mineral Point, WI, 2006

The Hang Up Gallery of Fine Art: - Abstractions - Neenah, WI , 2006

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - Members Show - Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Gallery Night and Day - Gallery 218 - Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Almont Gallery - Valentine’s Day Competition - Waukesha, WI, 2005

Gallery 218 - RED Show - Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Wanderlust Coffee Gallery - Muskego, WI, 2005

Café Lulu - Solo Exhibition - Milwaukee, WI, 2005

Faculty Fine Art Exhibition - Waterford Union High School - Waterford, WI, 2005

Gallery H2O - Solo Exhibition - Milwaukee, WI, 2004

Burlington Cookie and Culture Festival - Documentary Film, Frank, 1971 - Burlington, WI, 2004

Art Bar - One Week Paintings - Milwaukee WI, 2004

Milwaukee JournalSentinal - NEwspaper Article - Focus on Artist - Art Bar, 2004

Milwaukee JournalSentinal - No R.S.V.P. Needed - Photo essay, 2004

Kopecky Fest - Video presentation - Waterford, WI, 2004

Gallery Night and Day - Guse's City Hall (January and April) - Milwaukee, WI, 2004

Stir Crazy Coffee Shop - Rochester, WI, 2004

Gallery Night and Day - Guse's City Hall (January, April, July, and October) - Milwaukee, WI, 2003

Spectrum Gallery - Group Invitational - Racine, WI, 2003

Culture in the Commons - Group Art Fair - Waterford, WI, 2003

Northwestern Mutual Life Gallery - Masters Thesis Exhibition - Cardinal Stritch University - Milwaukee, WI, 2002

Chestnut Street Gallery - Solo Exhibition - Burlington, WI, 2002

Daily Brew - Solo Exhibition - Burlington, WI, 2002

Daily Brew - Solo Exhibition - Burlington, WI, 2001

Dretzka Studios - Delafield, WI, 1996

Crossman Gallery - BFA Senior Thesis Exhibition - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater, Whitewater, WI, 1995

PUBLICATIONS

School Arts - April 2019 - Casting Shadows.

ArtTimes - WAEA Publication - Quarterly 2016 - Present.

Midwest Artist Studios - Project Reflection - Collaboration with Todd Mrozinski: http://midwestartiststudios.com/2015/06/10/a-midwest-artist-studios-project-reflection/, 2015

Pollock, J. E. (2011).  Feedback: The Hinge Factor That Joins Teaching and Learning.  Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, 2011

Pollock, J. E., Hensley, S. (2017) The i5 Approach: Lesson Planning That Teaches Thinking and Fosters Innovation. Alexandria, VA 22311-1714: ASCD Publishers, 2017

AWARDS and RECOGNITIONS

Jerry Award - BHS Little Shop of Horrors: Outstanding Musical - 2019,  BHS Addams Family: Outstanding Overall Design - 2018

Tommy Award - 2016 - BHS Anything Goes, 2017 - BHS Mary Poppins

White House Teacher Appreciation Social Attendee, Washington D.C.: Meetings with Former Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, Former United States Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and staff - 2014

Nomination Kohl Educational Fellow - 2013

Art Bar Painting of the Decade - 2013

Almont Gallery, Waukesha, WI - Viewer’s Choice Award, Valentine’s Day Competition - Sacrament, 2005

Burlington Cookie and Culture Festival - 4th Place, Documentary Film - Frank 1971 - 2004

Milwaukee Lakefront Festival of the Arts - College & University Exhibition - 2002

Crossman Gallery - UW Whitewater - Juried Student Show - Emerging Artist - 1995

Crossman Gallery - UW Whitewater - Juried Student Show - Emerging Artist - 1994

ORGANIZATIONS and MEMBERSHIPS

Wisconsin Art Education Association Youth Art Month Chairperson - 2018 -  Present

National Art Education Association LGBTQ+ Focus Group Webmaster - 2019 - Present

Taliesin Preservation, Inc. - Consultant - Plein Air Painting at Taliesin - 2017- 2018

Wisconsin Art Education Association - VP South Eastern Region - 2014 - 2018

National Art Education Association - 2014 - Present

Google Educational Forum - 2014

Representation by Stephanie A. B. Wiedenhoeft - Your PERSONAL Art Consultant, LLC - 2014

Simple K12 Teacher Learning Community - 2013 - 2014

Xanadu Gallery - Online Representation, Scottsdale, AZ - 2013 - Present

Badgerland Striders - 2008 - 2014

Milwaukee Artist Resource Network - 2006 - 2010

Wisconsin Academy of Science, Arts and Letters - 2005 - 2010

League of Milwaukee Artists - 2005 - 2006

Portal Wisconsin Online Gallery Artist - www.portalwisconsin.org - 2004 - 2010

Burlington Cookie and Culture Festival - Chairperson / Board Member - 2004, 2005

Walker’s Point Center for the Arts - 2004 - 2010

Milwaukee Art Museum - 2000 - 2014

ACTIVITIES

Alderman 4th District - Candidate - Burlington, WI - General Election April 2, 2019

Pre-Production Documentary Film - Art and Art Education in Wisconsin - Jonathan Paul Wheeler - Graduate Student- UW-Stout - Summer 2018

Wisconsin Art Education Association State Conference Presenter - 2016, 2017, 2018

ASCD Video Presentation in cooperation with Janie Pollock - 2017

Visual Arts Classic Judge and Presenter (WAEA) , Madison, WI - March 2017

Young People’s Art Exhibit Judge - WI State Fair - 2017, 2019

Interactiv Technology Conference Presenter - University of Wisconsin - Whitewater - 2012 - 2016

Ripon Parent’s Network - Ripon College - 2016 - Present

Marathon Runner - Milwaukee Running Festival Marathon - 2015, 2016, 2017 (1/2 Marathon); Chicago Marathon - 2014; Milwaukee Lakefront Marathon - 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012; Rails to Trails Marathon, Norwalk, WI - 2010; Lake Geneva Euro Marathon - 2009

Waterford Union High School Assistant Cross Country Coach - Waterford, WI - 2015 - 2018

Village of Waterford Strategic Planning Committee, Waterford, WI - 2016

Waterford Lights Committee - NEA Grant Program - Destination Installation Sculpture Committee, Waterford, WI - 2015 - 2018

Emcee - Chocolate City Showcase - B*JAZZled Show Choir, Burlington, WI - 2013 - Present

Set Designer - Waterford Union High School, WI - 2013, 2015, 2017

Set Designer - Burlington High School, Burlington, WI - 2014 - Present

Set Designer - Catholic Central High School, Burlington, WI - 2015 - Present

Twitter Chat founder of #WHSoc20, Weekly chat on educational topics, Wednesdays, 7:00 CST - 2014 - 2015

Twitter Chat #WiArtChat, Weekly chat on art educational topics, First Wednesdays, 8:00 CST - 2015 - 2016

Twitter Chat #NoVaEdChat, Weekly chat on educational topics, Wednesdays, 7:00 CST - 2015 - 2016

Saint Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church - Waterford WI: Lector, Sacristan, Eucharistic Minister, Homebound Ministry (retired), High School Religious Education Instructor (retired) - 1995 - Present

Parent Leader B*JAZZled Show Choir - Burlington High School, Burlington, WI - 2012-2014

4H Photography Adult Leader - 2010 - 2016

4H Photography District and County Judge / Workshop Instructor - 2010 - Present

Assistant Director and Set Designer - CATHE Youth Theater, Burlington, WI - 2014

Set Designer - CATHE Youth Theater - Burlington, WI - 2014

Set Designer - Malthouse Theatre, Burlington, WI - 2005, 2012, 2013


TEACHING PHILOSOPHY

www.ArtWithKorb.com

Never feel shame for trying and failing, for he who never failed is he who never tried.

Og Mandino

In my classroom, students are offered the traditional textbook ideas of art and art making and challenged with ideas that are new to them. I encourage and expect a lot of trial and error. Throughout the process of making art, my students work at arm’s length and then step back to see their work as a whole. I have them take time to see what others are doing, as well—collaborating and sharing ideas with one another. In my classroom, as in major art movements, collaboration, trial and error, and looking at their works as a whole becomes part of the everyday art education. They are taught to see and appreciate their current abilities while pushing themselves to develop new ones. I’m convinced that anyone who chooses to make art has an ability that she can develop into skills that help her create moving, enlightening, and successful art.

My students get continuous support, encouragement, and review through self-, peer-, and teacher-feedback. I help them develop ideas that make their art personal; I offer options on techniques and materials. I want my students to create work that does more than simply fulfill an art assignment. A question I often pose to my students is: “If you are creating work that is not interesting and personal to you, how will it be and interesting to your audience?” I mean this question to make them think more deeply about the work they are making. We consider contemporary ideas and movements and compare those with other, historical movements that created the art of the past. Students need to be aware of “talent” and not confuse it with the essentials of hard work.

I hope my student leave the classroom as reflective, thoughtful, and confident artists. My goal is that they leave with experiences and knowledge to help them shape their lives. I hope to help shape students who respect the arts and know about the challenges artists face. Additionally, I want them to put that experience and knowledge into practice and be productive members of society, culture, and the arts.


ARTIST STATEMENT

www.FrankKorb.com 

My art is personal and is layered with relationships. My use of abstraction contains design, balance, and movement that is inspired by what I see around me. I observe the formal elements of art in the world and incorporate those into my art. I explore relationships of color, space, and movement. I find inspiration in modern art while also being keenly aware of the contemporary world and art.

I develop a grid as my ground from books and periodicals that represent things that are important to me—the Bible for my faith, magazines on culture and wellness, and art history texts. From this grid, I build up layers of color and contrast, transparency and opaqueness, as well as positive and negative spaces. Through this building up, I develop relationships, a push/pull of space, color, and textures. Today, I find myself revisiting past works as I bring linear compositional movement into my work. Lines chase, in a fluid yet controlled fashion across, off, or sometimes fully contained within my picture plane. Each set of lines develops a particular intent as soon as the process begins. Transparency and layers are developed within the work so that the text or images from the  grid below can, through close observation, be seen as another layer and meaning to the work. Personal ideas are what I begin each work with but the reaction the viewer has is also what I work toward.

In addition to abstractions, I create works that are representational. Plein air painting and portraiture are artistic veins that allow me to remain acquainted with my community as well as keeping up on my rendering skills. The skills that are required to make strong abstractions are, for me, grounded in the observation, interpretation, and rendering of a strong representational form.


PROFESSIONAL REFERENCES

Mr. Troy Everson

Science Teacher

Musical Director

Burlington High School

(262) 763 - 0200

teverson@basd.k12.wi.us

Mr. Dan Foster

Principal

Waterford Union High School

(262) 534 - 3189 ext: 7504

DFoster@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us

Mr. Scott Christensen

Technology Director

Burlington Area School District

(262) 763 - 0200

schristensen@basd.k12.wi.us

Mrs. Adrianne Wolters

English Teacher

Franklin High School

(414) 423 - 4640

drianne.wolters@franklin.k12.wi.us 

Ms. Tiffany Beltz

WAEA Past President / Art Educator

(608) 377 - 1409

waeapresident@gmail.com 

waeayam1@gmail.com

Ms. Janie Pollock

Author / Educational Researcher and Consultant

Learning Horizons

(720) 985 - 1137

 jpollock@learninghorizon.net

Mr. Derek Machan

Choral Director

Waterford Union High School

(262) 534 - 3189 ext: 7306

DMachan@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us

Mr. Brett Roberts

Art Teacher

Waterford Union High School

(262) 534 - 3189 ext: 7127

BRoberts@waterforduhs.k12.wi.us

 

ONLINE DIGITAL RESOURCES and PORTFOLIOS

www.ArtWithKorb.com/frank-korb use the password: Interview

www.ArtWithKorb.com for professional educational website

www.FrankKorb.com for professional art website


Frank Korb - fjkorb@gmail.com -