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This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

2010 Summer Assignments

Welcome to all the incoming AP art students, below are the summer assignments for next year's class. These are general thematic assignments so they are open to interpretation, be sure to bring to it your own sense of style and creativity!

Complete the first set of assignments by August 1 and the second set of assignments are due the first week of class. If you have any questions about the assignments please email Mr. Needles and take a look at the examples on the blog that will be posted over the summer.

Part I:

1. Self Portrait Without a Face

2. Design a New Animal

3. “Man vs. Nature” Landscape

4. Antediluvian (Very, very old) Portrait

Part II

5. Ennui
A feeling of utter weariness and discontent resulting from satiety or lack of interest; boredom: The endless lecture produced an unbearable ennui.

6. Noir
–adjective French
Black; noting the black numbers in roulette or the film noir style which incorporates deep shadows and a grim urban setting, photographed in somber tones and permeated by a feeling of disillusionment, pessimism, and despair.

7. Nouveau
Newly or recently created, developed, or come to prominence: The sudden success of the firm created several nouveau millionaires.

8. Voix De Ville (“Voice of the City” led to the term vaudeville):
Stage entertainment offering a variety of short acts such as slapstick… Also a light comic play that often includes songs, pantomime, and dances or a popular, often satirical song.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

2010 AP Art Class

Congrats to the AP art class of 2010! Fantastic job enjoy a safe and happy summer and best of luck to all of you in the future!

Friday, June 4, 2010

Completion of Smithtown's "Fundred" dollar bill program

Pictured above are leaders from the Media Art Honor Society serving as guards along with Mr. Needles and driver Tory Tepp as we deliver the money in front of Smithtown East.

After years of creating and collecting student produced "Fundred" dollars bills to raise money and awareness for the Katrina relief in Louisiana Tory Tepp stopped by the school today to collect the bills in Mel Chin's Bio-fuel driven Armored Car. If all goes to plan we should end up having raised over $360,000 thanks to the all Suffolk County students and teachers who participated.

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