Congratulations to my AP Art student, Mary! Months ago she won a Gold Key Award at the regional level. Well, we just found out she won a Silver Award at the National level.
Since 1923, the Awards have recognized teenagers from across the country. By receiving a Scholastic Art & Writing Awards Silver Medal, student join a legacy of celebrated authors and artists including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Lena Dunham, and the renowned filmmaker who will receive our Alumni Achievement Award this year, Ken Burns. Nearly 320,000 works of art and writing were submitted by students in grades 7–12 this year. Receiving a Silver Medal places Mary within the top 1% of all submissions!
Escaping the Cranial Prison, Drawing and Illustration Category, color pencil
My AP Art students are working to finish up their concentrations. With only a month and a half left we still have 3 to go. I am always amazed how the work they do around this time of the year tends to be their best work. Why? I think they stop over thinking it, they experiment more and they each have a bigger tool box of art techniques to use to solve problems.
Today in class, everyone was up and moving around looking at each others work. I love this! You start to see individual styles emerge and I am always in awe of how much respect and appreciation my students have for one another. All around...a great day.
March is Youth Art Month! Each year we do a large YAM celebration with our art students. Using the light bulb shape as our inspiration, each student is creating a light bulb that will be combined together to create a large art installation in our hallways. We are sharing our ideas, our connections and our inspiration.
Drawing & Painting II students are just starting to print. After completing their good black and white print they are on to experimenting. Some students are printing on collage paper, others using text, while some are hand coloring. In the end, each students will hand in three prints: good black and white, print done on a painted surface and a print with text.
"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