Welcome to Art Room 161

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.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

Summer Assignments: Part I

Hey APs! I hope everyone is enjoying their summer and relaxing! Remember the first half of the Summer assignments will be due posted up on this blog sometime next week. If you forgot which are which the assignments that are due are listed below:

Assignment #1: Create 10 sketchbook pages based on themes that you are interested in pursuing. The works should all be thematically united but can be in different media. Feel free to experiment with the theme with in the 10 works.

Assignment #2: Create 10 sketchbook pages based on observation from life. These must direct observations from life (not from photographs). Try to be creative angles or media if you like.

Assignment #4: A Self-portrait WITHOUT Showing Your Likeness
This can be done in monochrome (black, white, gray) or in color using any medium, technique and style you desire. The important thing here is to reveal something about yourself without using your face. In fact, you need not use any part of your body at all in this assignment. Instead, you are challenged to portray who you are in some alternative way. What image can you create or invent that would tell us something about you - your personality, your interests, your character, your inclinations, your talents, your passions, your obsessions, your desires, your needs, your likes and dislikes, your essence? This should be a 2-D work (flat) not 3-D.

Assignment #5: A Self-portrait WITH Showing Your Likeness
In this assignment create a more traditional self portrait but find a creative way of showing your personality in the work. You may want to include a background that reflects who you are or an interesting reflective surface to work from. Feel free to work in any media but again no 3-D works.

Tuesday, July 1, 2008

Welcome New AP Artists!

Hello, I just wanted to welcome all the new AP artists to our blog. Once you set up an account please just post a hello with a sample of your work(and please dont use your first and last name or mention any specifics about where you live, et.- try to keep it either your first name or make up a name for yourself). You can use this program to post work via the little picture icon or a different program such as photobucket or flickr- it's up to you. Remember to put fear behind you and have fun creating work this summer. I look forward to working with all of you and best of luck in your art!

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