Monday, October 26

National Portfolio Day...

Join us at the Minneapolis College of Art and Design, Sunday, November 1 from 12-4 PM for the National Portfolio Day at MCAD! Schools from around the country will review your artwork, give you pointers on improving your portfolio and help you choose the right college and program.

No reservation required. This event is free and open to the public. 

Please arrive promptly as we are expecting a large turnout.

More information : CLICK

Sunday, October 25

what??? a new button...

To the right, you will find "artsonia".  Room 46 is gradually adding students' artworks.  Artsonia is the world's largest kids' art museum. It's a dream that every child will have a special art gallery online, reflecting their masterpieces from pre-school through high-school, preserved for all time!  

When items are purchased with your artwork on it, 15% comes back to Kennedy's Art Department!

Tuesday, October 20

scholastics art competition...

The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards program (MSAA) is a statewide regional affiliation of the national Scholastic Art Awards program, which offers early recognition of creative teenagers and scholarship opportunities for graduating high school seniors.

This program is open to all Minnesota students in grades 7 through 12. Student entries are typically submitted by art teachers.

The Minnesota Scholastic Art Awards are celebrated with an exhibition and ceremony hosted by the Minneapolis College of Art and Design. Selected artwork will continue on to the national competition in New York.

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CLICK to view 2009 award recipients

Tuesday, October 13

art competition...

The Freshwater Society and Metro ECSU/Success Beyond the Classroom would like to invite your students to participate in the 6th Annual Water is Life Art Scholarship Contest.
The 2010 Water is Life Art Contest offers scholarships and recognition to high school students who find an artistic way to express the significance of water. The Freshwater Society, working through Metro ECSU/Success Beyond the Classroom, offers this contest to Twin Cities metro area 9-12 grade public, private and home-schooled high school students.
Six $500 scholarships will be awarded!
Accepted artwork includes: photography, sculpture, fountains, painting, drawing, and short video. All artwork must be accompanied by an artist statement describing the work in relation to the theme Water is Life.
Scholarship Entry Materials:
Intent to Participate Due March 15, 2010.
Entry Form Due with artwork & essay March 25, 2010.
To learn more about the Water is Life Art Contest, contact Julie Schaal at or 612-638-1540.

Tuesday, October 6

Mid-quarter in room 46....

i can't believe it's the middle of term one.  it has flown by so quickly!  we have had a great time so far and i have enjoyed getting to know my students.  introduction to 3d art learners have been busy working with clay, both hand-building and wheel-throwing.  honors art "elitists" are creating original artworks in their chosen "major".  their sketchbook assignments are improving each week!

i look forward what is to come- completed creations from intro. kids and portfolio review in november for honors art students!  

Sunday, October 4

Pop Art Food Sculpture....

starting this week, introduction to 3d art students will begin their sculpture unit.  the studentswill be introduced to the work of andy warhol, wayne thiebaud, claes oldenburg and karen shapiro. working with clay, they will construct a replica of their favorite food item.  after the artwork has completed a bisque-firing, acrylic paint.