Friday, January 30

mr. simmons visits room 46...

the third hour ceramics class teaches mr. simmons to throw on the potter's wheel!

Saturday, January 24

term three in room 46

hour one- prep
hour two- introduction to 3d art
hour three- ceramics (first lunch)
hour four- introduction to 3d art

Friday, January 16


after studying the sculptures of claes oldenburg (large, public monuments, "spoonbridge and cherry") and the ceramic works of marilyn levine (totally realistic interpretations of leather objects) the students in introduction to 3d art "started cookin' "!

based on their favorite food item, they constructed a sculpture from clay, bisque-fired it, and added color with acrylic paints.  to convince viewers of its realistic qualities, found objects were added!

Tuesday, January 13

final tests are coming!

introduction to 3d classes will have 2 parts to their final:
100 points= written
100 points= cleaning
remember, those with the most unexcused absences and tardies will earn the toughest jobs.

for the written test i strongly encourage you to review your notes 
(vocabulary and artists) based on the following:
food sculpture
plastic bottle sculpture
color theory
handbuilding processes

use the quizlet links (found on the left hand side) 

Thursday, January 8

a huge WOO HOO to...

the recipients of minnesota scholastic art awards:
gretchen m. - a silver key for her wheel thrown ceramic "fruit bowls"
jeff p. - 4 awards! a silver key for his "sketchbook", a merit award for his "seasoned collage", a merit award for his "self-portrait", and a merit award for his portfolio submission of ten artworks

connor m. - a merit award for his portfolio submission of ten artworks

woo hoo...

congrats to jeff p.!  he is kennedy's art department's golden torch recipient for the month of january!

mr. pakan, says, "jeff is inventive, dedicated and has an outstanding eye for detail and composition. he is a superb student and artist!

Monday, January 5


peace, diversity and a logo for a tee-shirt!  the logo may have a maximum of 3 colors and should reflect diversity day.  turn your entry in to mrs. willrett in the counseling office by february 20th.  winner receives recognition, bragging rights, and a chipotle burrito.