Our first breadth assignment of the year is on display in the g-wing hallway. Students used a pair of shoes for inspiration and used mixed media to share the "story" of their shoes. Inspired by the pattern, textures and story of their shoes they used pencil, xerox transfer and water color to complete the finished pieces. On Monday we critiqued the finished work and look at how the key parts of the lesson like value, composition, media and concept. The critique was amazing! Working in pairs,everyone had such great insight and suggestions for one another. This was our first critique of the year and I know they were really nervous to talk about their art and share it with others. Great job!
The Montclair Art Museum will be holding a Portfolio Review Day on October 3, 2015 from 12 noon to 4pm. This annual event is a great opportunity for High School Art students to show their work to college representatives from a wide variety of well-known colleges and universities from various areas of the country. College reps will help students define the direction that the portfolio should take for their schools as well as answer questions regarding the institution and application process.
They are encouraging art students who are Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors to attend.
Students may bring 10-20 pieces to show, but smaller portfolios are welcome.
Drawing & Painting II are just beginning to explore the composition of their surrealism project. By physically moving elements within composition students are able to create focal points, overlapping and interesting negative space.
The National Portfolio Day Association (NPDA) was created in 1978, solely for the organization and planning of National Portfolio Days. The Association consists of representatives from regionally accredited US colleges and universities that are accredited institutional members of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD) and Canadian colleges and universities that are members of Association of Universities and Colleges of Canada (AUCC) or that hold NASAD Substantial Equivalency status. NPDA is the only organization of its kind and the membership represent the highest standard of visual arts education available in the United States and Canada.
When you attend portfolio day you have the opportunity to meet with representatives from dozen of colleges and universities. They will look at your artwork, answer questions and share important information about the college admission process. The event is free. Here is the link..
The Dot is the story of a caring teacher who dares a doubting student to trust in her own abilities by being brave enough to “make her mark”. What begins with a small dot on a piece of paper becomes a breakthrough in confidence and courage, igniting a journey of self-discovery and sharing, which has gone on to inspire countless children and adults around the globe.
After watching the The Dot video, and discussing the story, students were invited to make their mark on our collaborative dot artwork. In the coming days we hope to fill the paper with dots of all shapes and sizes and of course, seeing where it takes us!
"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