AP Drawing is working on their first Breadth assignment. Some students are working with acrylic while others are using graphite. However, everyone will include images and possible text that will tell the "story of their shoes". Where have they been? Who did they belong too? Where have these shoes carried you to? Why are they important?
Here are the finished 2 page journal projects we started last week! They are so fantastic! After using The Dot book as our inspiration we completed these mixed media pages using everything from metallic tempera to xerox transfer. They only requirement was that students use a positive dot and negative space dot. Everyone approached their pages differently...incorporating a variety of color schemes, techniques and themes. Truly embracing the "Just make a mark and see where is takes you..." we were able to push ourselves creatively.
Drawing & Painting I students are working on their first journal assignment. We started by writing all of the ways we identify ourselves such as, a friend, an athlete, a student and so on. After creating our list we used paint to add our handprint. Students had the opportunity to choose the colors they used and the placement. Next we will be adding some more colors and shading to make the hand pop off of the page.
"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."- nationalportfolioday.org
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Welcome to all new and returning students! We are just one week into school but it feels like we have been so busy already. Drawing & Painting I & II students are working on their art journals and AP has started their first breadth assignment. Later this week we will start our first visual journaling projects and finish setting up our interactive student binders. Be sure to have your binder in class this week!
The last couple of months came and went too quickly. I just wanted to share some art news and updates that I didn't get too.
"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