Can doodling in class help you remember the material better? Well, there is research that says perhaps it can. In art class we are always drawing so we don't think much about it. But there is growing interest in the power or doodling or visual note taking. Recently I was visiting a local bookstore and saw countless books highlighting the benefits of drawing and coloring. It is interesting because it doesn't take any fancy equipment, apps or special skills. Just a pencil and a piece of scrap paper....
Then you need to go to National Portfolio Day...http://portfolioday.net/
Its free and does not require registration.
National Portfolio Day is an event specifically for visual artists and designers. It is an opportunity for those who wish to pursue an education in the visual and related arts to meet with representatives from colleges accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design. Representatives will be available to review your artwork, discuss their programs and answer questions about professional careers in art. High school students, parents, teachers, guidance counselors and college transfer students are encouraged to attend.
National Portfolio Day serves a variety of purposes. Most importantly, it is designed to help further the artistic development of young artists by bringing together experienced college representatives to review artwork and offer feedback. We understand that some people make certain kinds of art more successfully than others. Don't be discouraged if you see work that is "better" than yours. A National Portfolio Day may be the first time you have seen so many people in one place who all share a powerful commitment to the arts. The experience is a small taste of what a professional art program can be like.
National Portfolio Days are also about the exchange of information about your work, yourself, your college plans, and your concerns. This is not an examination or competition. The college representatives are pleased to talk about their programs with you and can be most helpful when discussing your artwork. Your portfolio should include your best and most recent work, but it can also include works in progress, sketchbooks and tear sheets. You'll hear many different opinions of your work. Don't hesitate to explain how you develop your ideas and where you want to go with them. No admissions decisions or scholarship awards will be offered to you at National Portfolio Day. Some colleges represented may accept your portfolio as the visual portion of your application. Other colleges have restrictions that prohibit them from making a definite portfolio decision at the time of your review. We urge you to discuss your work with as many representatives as possible.
Drawing & Painting II are working on their first big projects of the year. After exploring dadaism and surrealism and looking at the world events that influenced the development of these styles students used contour lines to draw their hands from observation. Juxtaposing their hands with insects they created creepy crawly compositions using overlap, rotated objects, a focal point and off centering to maximize the space and balance in the work. Today students started with markers and are using complementary colors and a monochromatic color scheme to organize the elements within the work.
Here is the video we watched in class today about Keith Haring. Isn't it amazing how quickly he draws his figures? Have you updated your iPhone and found those new Haring stickers? We are spending just a few more days on our projects but you get never get enough Haring.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 16, 2016 at 11:00 AM
The College of New Jersey's Department of Art and Art History invites all prospective students to attend Art Attack, our annual Open House and Portfolio Consultation Day
Art Attack Registration: http://art.tcnj.edu/art-attack/
Admissions Lions Day Registration: https://admissions.tcnj.edu/visit/lions-day-open-houses/
Art Attack is held in conjunction with the October 16th TCNJ Lions Day Open House. By registering with Admissions you will receive information about other events that day including campus tours, dorm tours, financial aid presentations, and more.
The Department of Art and Art History is committed to providing programs of study which develop a high level of conceptual and technical ability, resources beyond the studio and the classroom for a broader education in the arts, exposure to and understanding of electronic media and methods of communication, and a balance between a demanding course of professional study and a liberal arts education.
Our art facility features traditional studios as well as state-of-the-art computing and electronic media labs. The faculty of the Department of Art and Art History
consists of scholars, exhibiting artists, and active professionals, and it is augmented by guest lecturers and adjunct professors who are practicing professionals in the New York-Philadelphia corridor. The department enjoys an enviable placement record in terms of graduate study and employment, and graduates of the program have attained positions of leadership in their respective fields.
Phone: (609) 771-2652
Art Attack Registration: http://art.tcnj.edu/art-attack/
TCNJ Admissions, Lions Day Open House Registration: https://admissions.tcnj.edu/visit/lions-day-open-houses/
The College of New Jersey
Department of Art and Art History
Art and Interactive Multimedia Building
2000 Pennington Road
Ewing, New Jersey 08628-0718
ARTS ED NOW is a statewide campaign to increase active participation in arts education at all schools in New Jersey. We are very fortunate to offer music, theatre, dance and the visual arts at Piscataway High School. However, at many schools they do not have the variety or depth of courses we offer. Therefore, many students miss out and don't get to experience all that the arts have to offer. Be sure to check out the website and see how you can get involved in the campaign.
It been just 3 days but we have already created paste paper using a variety of techniques and are well on our way to constructing our journals. We will be using our journals throughout the year for a variety of assignments that give each student the opportunity to explore,expand and experiment with newly learned materials and techniques.
"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