Sunday, January 31 1

We will be in room 119 on Monday, Feb. 1st.
You have four tasks to complete.
  1. Take a photograph of yourself using PhotoBooth.
  2. Upload that photo to distort - CLICK and print out in color.
  3. Read about paper clay - CLICK and take notes.
  4. Take the pre-test- CLICK

Monday, January 25

term two finals...

intro. to 3d art final test study guide... CLICK

ceramics students have chosen a famous painting. they will analyze the color scheme and recreate those hues will various glazing techniques. those hues will be applied to their nesting bowls.

Friday, January 8

Scholastic Awards!!!....

Congratulations to the following students for the success they earned in the 2009-2010 Minnesota Scholastic Art Competition:
Nan Sinchai: Silver Key for "Self-Portrait", Merit Award for "Sleep", and a Merit Award for her portfolio of 8 entries
Olivia Wood: Silver Key for "Dosage"
Raeann Oxborough: Merit Award for "Bursting at the Seams"
Jen Silverman: Merit Award for her portfolio of 8 entries of illustrations
Karin Johnson: Merit Award for her portfolio of 8 entries of functional ceramics

This year The Minnesota Scholastic Art Competition received 1151 individual artwork entries and 161 portfolio entries! The jury awarded 53 Gold Keys and 115 Silver Keys for individual entries and 10 Gold Key and 18 Silver Keys for portfolio entries. Additionally, the jury awarded 150 individual entry Merit Awards and 77 Portfolio Merit Awards to students whose work, although not chosen to be in the MSAA Exhibition, was noted by the jurors as deserving of merit.

CLICK to view all entries.

Thursday, January 7

functional boxes...

are on display!! Intro to 3d students constructed clay slab boxes and designed the surface. The idea for the imagery was inspired by a famous artist and brushed on with underglazes. to see a selection of student work...CLICK!

box people....

intro to 3d students have moved from working with functional forms to non-functional sculptures. first, they were assigned to build a ceramic animal. the task involved using texture and creating true-to-life features. next, students are constructing form cardboard and papier mache a self-portrait. CLICK for project details. The self-portrait is inspired by an artist by the name of marisol escobar. her work is boxy, bright and humorous!