Week of October 9th-13th, 2017

Students will be working on the beginning parts of the Handscape project this week.  Last Friday I introduced using different drawing pencils and what each of their purposes would be in a drawing.  Students are working on a Line worksheet to practice what the pencils can do.  They will also be researching 4 different Surrealist artists to gain some insight and background for their upcoming project. 

During the week I will be meeting with each of the students to discuss their mask sketch (which is DUE on MONDAY, OCT. 9th).  We will go over the process and feasibility of the making of their mask as well as their idea.  The Halloween Mask Project will be DUE on MONDAY, OCT. 30th.  This project is worth 200 points and is done outside of class.  There will be no sketchbook assignments during this time.  There are, at minimum, three separate opportunities to work at an Open Studio in the Art room over the next three weeks.  Please see the list of dates and times listed below under "DATES and DEADLINES". 

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/


  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. THURSDAY, OCTOBER 12th:  Sketchbook Assignment #3 is DUE (last sketchbook assignment of the quarter)

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

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

  6. 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.

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