Week of September 11th-15th, 2017

On Thursday last week, students finished up the Altered Book Project by doing a partner exercise where they talked about the strengths and weaknesses of their projects.  This was a gentle lead in for what we will be doing with critiques in class.  From the information that they gathered from their discussion with their partner they were able to answer a self evaluation paper on Friday.  I will be photographing the Altered Book projects this week as well as grading them.  Hopefully, I will have the pictures up on the website by next week.  I did mention to the students that it may take me a little longer than it would normally to get all the grades back because I am finishing up my artwork for a class that I took this summer.  My deadline is next next Tuesday.  Then I just get to be a teacher again.  So, I apologize for the longer than normal wait for the grades.

This week we will begin discussion and exercises on what makes a good composition.  This should help with their first sketchbook assignment that is due on THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th.  

After we discuss composition, we will move into contour lines and how to use lines to their advantage.  All of these exercises will set the stage for our first drawing project that will be introduced either the end of this week or the beginning of next week.


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)  THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th:  First Sketchbook Assignment of the first quarter is DUE.

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