This weekend I was reading the New York Times Arts Section and found this... The Museum of Modern Art in NYC (MOMA) is having a Rene Magritte exhibit. It is called Magritte: The Mystery of the Ordinary, 1926-1938. It just opened this weekend and it closes January 12, 2014. This show is collection of over 80 works and includes many of Magritte's images we just studied in our surrealism unit. What a great opportunity to study his work up close! His work is only here for a few months to be sure to pencil in some time to get to the MOMA.
Advanced Placement Art Drawing students were so excited to finally create their websites. They have been itching to get their hands on their logins and get started. After a couple of minutes of reviewing the guidelines and website requirements, they eagerly began clicking away. It is amazing to watch students consider the composition, colors, and design of their websites just as if they were creating a painting. They will be using their websites to log their progress and the development of their portfolios. It will serve as a visual diary of their year and all of their hard work!
I just received this in the mail today from Maryland Institute College of Art. They are having a special New Jersey visitation day. They are having it on Thursday Nov. 7th. This is during that week in November during the teacher convention that you are off from school. The letter is hanging up in class on the board. So check it out for more details! It is totally free but you must register to attend.
Interested in pursing a career in the visual arts? Do you need information about different art majors? Want to know which colleges and universities offer the program you are looking for?
Well, check out the National Portfolio Day Association website. The NPDA consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that represent the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada. The NPDA works with colleges and universities to organize Portfolio Days at schools all around the U.S. When you attend a Portfolio Day you can speak to representatives from dozens of schools, ask questions and even do on-site admission. The event is free and open to the public.
Here are the dates they will be in our area:
Sun, Nov 10: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
Sun, Nov 17: New York, New York, Jacob K. Javits Convention Center
655 West 34th Street
Exhibit Hall 1A
New York, NY 10001
Hosted by: Fashion Institute of Technology
Drawing & Painting I & II Students finished making their art journals. Students made paste paper, a decorative paper technique, and then constructed their journals using a spiral binding. We will use these journals throughout the year to expand, experiment and explore what we are doing in class. Great job!
The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S., and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more.
Each year, the Alliance partners with more than 100 visual and literary-arts organizations across the country to bring The Awards to local communities. Teens in grades 7 through 12 can apply in 28 categories of art and writing for the chance to earn scholarships and have their works exhibited or published. Submissions are juried by luminaries in the visual and literary arts, some of whom are past award recipients. Panelists look for works that best exemplify originality, technical skill and the emergence of a personal voice or vision.
In the last five years alone, students submitted nearly 900,000 original works of art and writing. During that period, more than 60 top arts institutes and colleges have partnered with the Awards to make $40 million in scholarships and financial aid available to regional and national Scholastic Award winners.
Last year, several of my students submitted work and won at the regional level. There are many different categories and students can enter more than one category. Check out the link below for specifics for our region.
And click this link to see my students who won last year.
"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