G115 is full of art! Each AP art student returned from break with their completed portfolio, 7 months of hard work. 24 + pieces of art for each student. Every surface in the room is covered with artwork as they measure, photograph, mat and wrap their work for the AP Exam. We just 3 more class block so to finish up it is a mad dash to the finish line.
AP Art just finished up these awesome contour line portraits. Some are self portraits and others of regular portraits of classmates. They used water soluble oil pastel. It is great to see all of the different approaches from heavy layering to painting techniques. These are really large about 15 x 22 and completed on mixed media paper to hold up the water and scratching tools.
AP Drawing is working on a new breadth assignment using contour line self portraits. Working from observation students created larger than life contour line drawings using sharpie. Using water soluable oil pastels, students are using unexpected color combinations and different techniques to create their portrait.
At the end of the year, AP Art Drawing student and class of 2016 graduate, Mary Dvorksy, entered the Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art Contest. The contest asks students to create a piece of artwork that is inspired by an issue that impacts our oceans such as pollution, conservation and environmental impacts on the ecosystem. Mary, who is currently in college studying art, won honorable mention! Her artwork was fantastic and stood out from the 1,200+ high school entries from around the world. Congratulations!
The 2017 Bow Seat Ocean Awareness Art contest is now open. Let Mrs. Amme know if you are interested in entering. Check out the link to see more information http://fromthebowseat.org
Congratulations to AP Art students, Courtney and Mary, who were honored at the 2016 Governor’s Awards in Arts Education Awards Ceremony for their excellence in the visual arts on May 26, 2016. Both students applied for and were awarded the Art Educators of New Jersey High School Scholarship and were then nominated for the Governor’s Award. It was a great night filled with talented performances by students from all around New Jersey. Their artwork by projected on the theater screen and included a variety of pieces from their visual arts portfolio.
The Governor’s Awards in Arts Education began in 1980 to promote awareness and appreciation of the arts, recognizing the creativity, talent and leadership of the award winners. Each year, awards are presented to approximately 20 educators and 80 students. National and statewide organizations select the students for their exemplary work in creative writing, speech, dance, music, theatre and visual arts and the leaders for their exceptional commitment and contribution to arts education. The program also recognizes arts educators and arts education advocates, whose leadership has helped nurture the development of students in the arts across the state.
"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