Week of October 9th-13th, 2017

We had a change in plans for our most recent project.  Students started work at the end of last week on creating a Surrealist inspired collage.  They found 3 people, 4 man-made objects, 4 natural objects and 2 additional of their choosing.  they have been challenged to createan exciting composition with those images cut from magazines.  This project will be DUE FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th.  

This is the last week of the first quarter, which is incredibly difficult to believe.  If there are any sketchbook assignments or projects that students have not turned in yet or would like to rework for this quarter they need to be turned in to me by class time on FRIDAY, OCT. 13th.   

I have also offered an extra credit assignment to the students.  If anyone would like to participate in the BLINK Parade on THURSDAY, OCT. 12th by carrying one of the lanterns that we have painted they will receive a FULL point onto their Quarter average for the 1st quarter.  If they are interested they need to sign up in the Art Room or see me by homeroom on Thursday.  Parents are welcome to walk with us as well.  We need to be in our staging area by 6:00 pm for the start of the parade at 7:00pm.  I plan to meet at Elder at 5:15 to head downtown.  For more information go to http://www.blinkcincinnati.com/

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 10th:  Open Studio from 2:30 until 7:00 pm in the Art Room. 

  2. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th:  BLINK Parade We have all the lanterns painted.  We are looking for students who would be able to represent Elder in the parade on THURSDAY, Oct. 12th by carrying a lantern.  If you have family or friends that would like to walk with us, they are very welcome.  We will most likely have a few extra lanterns available for them to carry.  If you would like to participate on Thursday, we need you to either email me back by Wednesday evening or sign up on the sheet hanging on the white board before homeroom on Thursday. 

    If we have enough interest we can carpool downtown from Elder.  We need to be at our spot for the parade by 6:00pm.  We should be back no later than 8:30pm.

  3. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 13th:  Last Day of the 1st Quarter.  Any work that you are missing or would like to rework is DUE TODAY!

  4. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19th: Open Studio from 5:00-8:00pm in the Art Room. 

  5. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th:  Mercy/Elder Art Club Halloween Party at Mercy from 6-8:30pm.  More specific information will be on the art website (elderartdept.com) under News and Events by next week.

  6. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th:   Tentative Open Studio with times to be announced next week.

Week of October 2nd-6th, 2017

DATES AND DEADLINES: 

1) MONDAY, OCT. 2nd:  Self Portrait drawings are DUE at the beginning of class AND Poster Club will be meeting after school in the Art room until approximately 4:00.

2)  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 4th:  Class Masses/ Schedule #3

3)  FRIDAY, OCT, 6th:  Sketchbook #4 is DUE (last of the quarter)

4)  WEDNESDAY, OCT. 11th:  Freshmen Retreat/ PSAT for Sophomores and Juniors.  No regular classes today.

5)  THURSDAY, OCT. 12th:  The BLINK Parade will be held downtown.  Any student who would like to participate by making and/ or carrying an eyeball lantern please see Mrs. Plagge. 

6)  FRIDAY, OCT. 13th:  End of the 1st Quarter 

7)  TUESDAY, OCT. 24th:  Mercy/ Elder Art Club Halloween Party.  See News and Events for more information

 

Week of September 25th-29th, 2017

This week students will begin work on final images for the Self Portrait project.  Students will have selected a photo image that will serve as their inspiration for their drawing.  We will focus on realistic accuracy in terms of proportion, rendering and form.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:  

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 26th:  Art Club/Open Studio is from 2:30-8:00pm in the Art Room.  The room will be available to make your own art or participate in the Lantern Project for the BLINK parade that was discussed at the first Art Club meeting.  

If you want to be  a part of the Lantern project, but are unable to make it on Tuesday please see Mrs. Plagge or Mr. Buetsche in the Art Room by the 26th.

2)  MONDAY, OCT. 2nd:  Self Portrait Drawing DUE at the beginning of class.  ALSO, the Poster Club meeting in the Art room from 2:30 until 4 or 4:30

3)  FRIDAY, OCT. 6th:  Sketchbook Assignment # 4 DUE

4)  THURSDAY, OCT. 12th:  BLINK Cincinnati parade

Week of September 18th-22nd, 2017

After 2 days of critiques on the "Beginning" projects, we are finally ready to move on with the Self Portrait project.  I will hopefully be uploading the images from the project onto the website soon.  I have a small issue with my photo program on my computer that I have to get fixed.  I apologize for the delay.  The students did a really amazing job on the "Beginning" project.  Grades should be updated by midweek.

I will be introducing the history of Self Portraits and what I will be asking the students to do with this coming project on Monday.  Students will then continue working on exercises to practice drawing eyes, noses, mouths and ears in their sketchbooks.  Those drawings will be DUE at the end of the class period on WED., SEPT. 20th.  Students will then be asked to  photograph themselves in an expressive way to use for their self portrait.  By Thursday they should start work on the real self portrait piece. 

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  MONDAY, SEPT. 18th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school until around 4:00.  Come Join Us!

2)  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 20th:  Schedule #2 (Sophomores meet with advisors at 1:49) and four eyes, ears, noses and mouths drawn in your sketchbook DUE at the end of the class period.

4)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 DUE

Week of September 11th-15th, 2017

Monday we will be critiquing the students' "Beginning" projects.  Each student did a great job with generating a really creative and individual idea for the project.  

On Tuesday we will begin work on our second project of the quarter.  It will be a self portrait.  We will begin work with blind contour drawings and then simple contour drawings.  We will also be doing some exercises on the different parts of the face and the proportion of the face.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:   

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club Meeting of the year.  It will be held in the Art Room after school.  It should last about 45 minutes.  There will be a discussion on creating a quarter zip this year for the Art Club.  Snacks and drinks will be provided.  All are welcome!

2)  MONDAY, SEPT. 18th:  Poster Club will be meeting in the Art Room after school.  Artists are needed!  It usually lasts until 4.

3)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 is DUE

First Semester Sketchbook Assignments

                                                         2D Studio 1 (1st period)

 Some Advice:

  • These sketches are an interpretation of the prompt and media used in their completion is up to you.
  • Each sketch should be worked on for more than a half-hour.
  • They could be hand drawn, digitally created, or even done with collage.
  • You will be required to do 8 of the 15 sketchbook prompts listed below.  You may choose which prompts you would like to do.
  • The Due Dates for the assignments are listed below the prompts.

·        You may always work ahead and are encouraged to add additional writings, drawings and inspiration in the sketchbook or even do more than the 8 required for the semester.

 PROMPTS:                                                          

1)    Draw a masked man or woman that is not a superhero                   

2)    Draw a family portrait.  PLOT TWIST: Instead of drawing the people, draw an item that represents everyone in your family like in a still life         

3)    Draw an animal eating another animal                                        

4)    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape                                    

5)    Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe                   

6)    Draw the interior of a mechanical object.  Zoom in, focus on details and shading

7)    Draw an object with an interesting texture:  wood grain, floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.

8)    Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy                     

9)    Draw an interesting object from three different angles                    

10)  Draw whatever is in your pocket or book bag using one continuous line

11)   Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety of poses

12)   Draw an object floating                                                          

13)    Make a drawing that looks sticky                                             

14)    Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase                                    

15)    Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything except gumballs

 

DUE DATES:  8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 12/1, 12/15

Week of September 4th-8th, 2017

This week students will continue working on their "Beginning" project.  The finished project will be DUE at the beginning of class on Monday, Sept. 11th.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 5th:  Poster Club meeting in the Art room.  It is after school until approximately 4:30.  Students do not need to stay the whole time.  ***It is also an out of uniform day to benefit Hurricane Harvey victims-minimum donation of $3.

2)  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 6th:  Meet the Teacher Night - 7:00-9:00 pm

3)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 8th:  Sketchbook Assignment #2 is DUE

4)  MONDAY, SEPT. 11th:  "Beginning" project DUE at the beginning of class

5)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club Meeting of the year!!  It will be after school in the Art room until about 3:30.  Come and help out with organizing the activities that you want the Art Club to do this year.

6)  THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th:  First Sketchbook assignment of the quarter is DUE

Week of August 28th-September 1st, 2017

On Monday we will take some time to go over why we sketch and what really is a sketch.  Students will be asked to complete a self evaluation on their sketchbook assignment that they turned in on Friday.  

Most of the week will be devoted to their "Beginning" project.  They will have work days on Tuesday, Thursday and Friday.  Tentative deadline for the project will be midweek the week of Sept. 4th.  

On Wednesday we will have discussion on the Belief paper that students completed last week. 

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1) WEDNESDAY, AUG. 30th:  Schedule #2- Advisee meeting at the end of the day

2)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 1st:  First Pep Rally of the school year

3) TUESDAY, SEPT. 5th:  Poster Club meeting in the Art room after school until 3:30 or 4

4)  MIDWEEK, WEEK OF SEPT. 4th:  Tentative Deadline for the "Beginning" Project

5)  TUESDAY, SEPT. 12th:  First Art Club meeting of the year after school in the Art room

 

Week of August 21st-August 25th, 2017

DATES AND DEADLINES:

1)  MONDAY, AUG. 21st:  First Poster Club meeting of the year.  Directly after school in the Art Room until around 3:30 or 4.  ARTISTS always welcome!!!

2)  TUESDAY, AUG. 22nd:  Name Tags for Board is DUE

2)  THURSDAY, AUG. 24th:  Personal Beliefs paper is DUE by Thursday.  Also it is Underclassman Picture Day.  Don't forget to wear a dress shirt and tie.

3)  FRIDAY, AUG. 25th:  First Sketchbook assignment of the semester is DUE

Sketchbook Assignments for the 1st Semester

Some Advice:

  • These sketches are an interpretation of the prompt and media used in their completion is up to you.
  • Each sketch should be worked on for more than a half-hour.
  • They could be hand drawn, digitally created, or even done with collage.
  • You will be required to do 8 of the 15 sketchbook prompts listed below.  You may choose which prompts you would like to do.
  • The Due Dates for the assignments are listed below the prompts.

·        You may always work ahead and are encouraged to add additional writings, drawings and inspiration in the sketchbook or even do more than the 8 required for the semester.

 PROMPTS:                                                          

1)    Draw a masked man or woman that is not a superhero                   

2)    Draw a family portrait.  PLOT TWIST: Instead of drawing the people, draw an item that represents everyone in your family like in a still life         

3)    Draw an animal eating another animal                                        

4)    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape                                    

5)    Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe                   

6)    Draw the interior of a mechanical object.  Zoom in, focus on details and shading

7)    Draw an object with an interesting texture:  wood grain, floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.

8)    Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy                     

9)    Draw an interesting object from three different angles                    

10)  Draw whatever is in your pocket or book bag using one continuous line

11)   Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety of poses

12)   Draw an object floating                                                          

13)    Make a drawing that looks sticky                                             

14)    Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase                                    

15)    Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything except gumballs

 

DUE DATES:  8/25, 9/8, 9/22, 10/6, 10/20, 11/3, 12/1, 12/15