Drawing & Painting II mixed media trompe l'oeil's are almost complete. Feels as if we have been working on this forever. These are the first to be handed in and they look great. Using mixed media and working from observation students created these table top scenes, making choices about media and techniques. Great Job!
Katherine, my student option/class assistant, put the monochromatic self portraits up on display in the g-wing. There are still a few stragglers finishing up but they are all pretty terrific. I am working on getting close ups to share when there is more time. Special thanks to Katherine, who is my right and left hand at times. Without her extra help and attention to detail they might not have made it up on display so quickly.
Even though today was a snow day and school was closed there was no stopping the NJ State YAM Exhibit at the Trenton State House Annex. The exhibit included work from each county in NJ and was organized by the Art Educators of NJ. The artwork ranged from kindergarten to high school and showcased a wide range of media. As soon as I entered the building I was greeted with the large sign you see above. Anyone entering the building or passing through would be impressed by the time, energy and effort of the AENJ members who made this all possible. But even more importantly visitors would find it impossible to not stop and think about the importance of art in our schools.
I was so excited to see my student, Tiara, and her family at the Artist Reception today despite the cold weather and snow. It was wonderful to see students being recognized for their accomplishments in the visual arts while being honored among their peers. Congrats to all the students and special thanks to the AENJ and their sponsors for making this possible!
"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