My AP Art Studio students finished up their last Breadth Assignment! Anyone who has taken AP Art Studio or has taught AP Art knows what a milestone this is. Students created small 8" x 8" acrylic paintings of fruits and veggies, chopped up with a super cropped in composition. These painting were a great exercise in composition and texture. Great work everyone!
Just found out that several of my students received Scholastic Art Awards! I am so proud of all of their hard word and creative spirit. It is a great experience to get your work out there and become part of an artistic group outside of your normal circle. A lot can be learned just from the experience of entering a competition or exhibit. First, selecting your work can be a challenge..what should I enter? Then comes the photographing part... do they need a good digital image? does is need to be matted? Fill out the forms... what title should I give it? Of course, meeting the deadline is huge and essential (isn't this a life skill?) Lastly, I think it is very brave to put yourself out there and share something that you worked so hard on. So even if your work was not selected, think about how much you have gained from just trying.
Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.
During the regional round of adjudication, the judges reviewed over 3700 works of art submitted by over 1100 students from northern New Jersey.
The selection process is extremely competitive allowing only 7% of regional submissions to move onto the national level, Gold Key Award. Only 20-25% of students garnered awards at the Silver Key Award and Honorable Mention.
My students who received awards:
I just received an email from the fantastic Art Of Education website notifying me that my class blog has been nominated in the Art Ed Blog of the Year Contest for 2014 and I am a finalist in the Rising Star Category. Thank you so much for taking time time to nominate our little blog here and for giving me a chance to share my student's creative journey with you! As a relatively new blogger in the blog world, I am so excited for this great opportunity.
The next step in the process is for my dedicated blog readers to go over the Art of Education website, see link below, and vote. Voting ends Friday January 23rd at 5:00 pm.
Drawing & Painting I Period 5 & 2 Just completed their marble drawings in colored pencil. Using a variety of colored pencil techniques and their knowledge of color theory students focused on the wide variety of value and color within each marble. Students worked on a gray paper as their base, creating bright highlights using Prismacolor brand colored pencils. The waxy nature of the pencils allowed for smooth fades to create the transparent, smooth surface of the marble.
"The arts celebrate multiple perspectives. One of their large lessons is that there are many ways to see and interpret the world."
Mrs. Dorothy Amme
Visual Arts Teacher
Piscataway High School