Week of December 18th-22nd, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

We will have Monday and Tuesday of this week to continue working on the Structure and Spontaneity pieces, your Semester Project or finalize any of your Concentration/ Breadth pieces.  As long as all pieces are finished by their respective due dates you can work on any of them.  

The Structure and Spontaneity pieces (minimum of 2) will be DUE WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th at the beginning of class.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party. It will be from 6:00 pm-8:30 pm in the Art room.  Pizza, drinks, snacks and dessert will be provided thanks to the winning window painting team!  The Christmas themed movie that will be shown is Krampus.  
  2. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 20th:  Minimum of 2 pieces DUE:  Structure and Spontaneity.  ONE with added mark making material (ink, marker, pastels, etc.) and the SECOND with some type of printmaking technique.  Both on a base already created.
  3. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE and ONE Concentration piece
  4. FRIDAY, DEC. 22nd:  The end of the semester
  5. MONDAY, JANUARY 8th:  The LAST day to turn in any missing projects from the semester:  You should have (at minimum) 4 Concentration or Breadth pieces (THIS DOES NOT INCLUDE THE ONE THAT IS CONNECTED WITH YOUR SEMESTER PROJECT).  

Week of Dec. 4th-8th, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

Students finished up their 10 bases using chalk pastels, paint and collage on Friday.  On Tuesday I will introduce the next project which will focus on Structure and Spontaneity.  We will discuss what that means and how we can incorporate those concepts into some of the bases created.  Students will be required to create, at minimum, two finished pieces from their bases.  One of those will be integrated with a print. 

This week students will be allowed to work on their Concentration pieces and/or their Structure and Spontaneity pieces.  I would highly encourage the students to use the open studios this week to work on their Concentration pieces.  AP students will be required to turn in 7 Concentration or and/or Breadth  pieces by the end of the semester.

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, DEC. 4th:  NO SCHOOL b/c of teacher in service
  2. TUESDAY, DEC. 5th:  Open Studio from 2:30 until 4:00 in the Art Room
  3. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Open Studio from 6:00-8:30 in the Art Room.  Also early dismissal for Freshmen to meet with their advisors at 1:50.
  4. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Concentration piece #5 is DUE
  5. FRIDAY, DEC. 8th:  Sketchbook #6 DUE
  6. MONDAY, DEC. 11th:  Poster Club in the Art room from 2:30 until 4:00 (or however long you can stay)  
  7. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13th:  Concentration piece #6 is DUE
  8. THURSDAY, DEC. 14th:  Elder Food and Toy Drive:  VOLUNTEER to help deliver boxes!
  9. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Sketchbook # 7 (and final) DUE
  10. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Savannah College of Art and Design visits the Art Room  during 3rd period.  Any student who is not in 3rd period, but would like to attend the presentation must see Mrs. Plagge before Friday to get a permission slip that must be signed by your 3rd period teacher and a parent.  **ALSO, the Scholastic Art Competition deadline
  11. MONDAY. DEC. 18th:  Art Club Christmas Party.  It will be held in the evening.  More information to follow.
  12. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE and ONE additional Concentration Piece.

Week of November 27th-December 1st, 2017

On Tuesday we will begin work with creating 10 different bases using ripped pieces of paper and chalk pastels and/or paint.  These pieces will either become their own individual piece or the base for a printmaking piece.  Students will be asked to create at least one individual piece and at least one printmaking piece.  Students will have all week to create the 10 pieces AND/OR work on their Concentration pieces.  I really would like the students to do quite a bit of experimentation with color and texture.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. TUESDAY, NOV. 28th:  Poster Club and  you will need to show Mrs. Plagge a copy of another poem if you find it more interesting by this date.  **UNOFFICIAL OPEN STUDIO AFTER SCHOOL UNTIL 4:30 IN THE ART ROOM**
  2. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th:  DEADLINE to know which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  ** OPEN STUDIO FROM 6:30-8:30 pm IN THE ART ROOM**
  3. FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  Sketchbook #5 DUE  
  4. NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  To do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use for your Semester Project.
  5. AFTER THANKSGIVING:  I will meet with all of you individually to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.
  6. MONDAY, DECEMBER 4th:  NO SCHOOL b/c of Teacher in service
  7. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Concentration piece #5 is DUE
  8. FRIDAY, DEC. 8th:  Sketchbook #6 DUE
  9. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 13th:  Concentration piece #6 is DUE
  10. FRIDAY, DEC. 15th:  Sketchbook # 7 (and final) DUE
  11. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE

 

Week of November 20th-24th, 2017

I will finish the introduction to the Semester Project (which will be a Breadth piece for you) on Monday.  You will have time to continue working on Concentration pieces or start research on the semester project.  Concentration Piece #4 is DUE on Tuesday.  

The Semester Project for AP students is the Art and Poetry Piece and at least one Concentration piece.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. TUESDAY, NOV. 21st:  Concentration Piece #4 is DUE
  2. THURSDAY, NOV. 23rd:  Art Club will be Face Painting at the Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  Times are approximately 9:30 am until noon.  Please see Mrs. Plagge if you can help out or would like more specific information.
  3. TUESDAY, NOV. 28th:  Poster Club and  you will need to show Mrs. Plagge a copy of another poem if you find it more interesting by this date.
  4. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th:  DEADLINE to know which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  
  5. FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  Sketchbook #5 DUE  
  6. NO LATER THAN FRIDAY, DEC. 1st:  To do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use for your Semester Project.
  7. AFTER THANKSGIVING:  I will meet with all of you individually to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.
  8. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 6th:  Concentration piece #5 is DUE
  9. THURSDAY, DEC. 7th:  Large Scale Painting DUE
  10. FRIDAY, DEC. 8th:  Sketchbook #6 DUE
  11. THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st:  Art and Poetry Semester Project DUE

Art and Poetry: The Visual Word Semester Art Project

1)     Everyone gets a poem with three, or possibly four, artists’ names.

2)    Pick ONE artist from the ones suggested… (If you have a particular artist that you want to work with and they are not mentioned on your sheet or none of the artists appeal to you, let me know.  I’m always open to other creative suggestions.

**IF YOU HAVE ANOTHER POEM IN MIND OR WOULD LIKE TO FIND ONE THAT WOULD INTEREST YOU MORE (possibly your own), YOU WILL NEED TO SHOW ME A COPY OF IT BY TUESDAY, NOV. 28th IN CASE WE NEED TO COME UP WITH SOME DIFFERENT ARTISTS THAT YOU COULD CHOOSE FROM.

3)    Do a little research between now and WEDNESDAY, NOV. 29th to decide which artist you would like to find inspiration from that would illustrate your poem best.  Look at the way they paint, draw, collage, the colors they use, the techniques that they work with, subject matter, etc.

4)    ONCE YOU HAVE DECIDED UPON AN ARTIST THAT YOU WANT TO WORK WITH…You’ll need to do some more research on that artist (It would be a good idea to write it down/create a word document/put it in your sketchbook because it will only help you create your piece):

1)    Any art movement/style they were/are involved with

2)    Colors used in their palette (that is, colors they generally used in their pieces)

3)    Techniques they used to apply paint/pencil/etc. to the surface

4)    ONE INTERESTING piece of biographical information

5)    WHAT is it that you like about the artist you are looking at?  WHY did you choose them?  WHAT is the inspiration that you find from them?

5)    You have until FRIDAY, DEC. 1st to do initial research and to decide if that is the poem and the artist you want to use.  If before that date, you decide you cannot relate to the style, technique, subject matter, poem, etc. you may trade in your poem and artists for another selection.  I would encourage you to know well before that date so you have enough time to give to your composition.  Remember this composition is meant to SHOWCASE what you know…

6)     YOUR CHALLENGE is to create an accompanying composition to reflect the mood, words, or imagery of the poem that you picked. Think of these words when you sketch out your idea: fuse, join, comingle, collaborate

7)The MEDIA for the composition is your choice.  Think about a media that would work BEST for whatever inspiration you are getting from your artist.  If they work in watercolors, but you don’t have any experience with watercolors then is there another medium that would get the same affect but you feel more comfortable with? 

8) The SIZE for the composition is also your choice, however, it should not be smaller than 9” x 12”.  Again, please choose the appropriate size and shape that would BEST fit whatever inspiration you are getting from your artist.  Your composition does not need to be rectangular.

9)  I will meet with all of you individually after Thanksgiving to look at your sketch for the composition and go over any questions about media, size, or artist. I will let you know in advance when your time will be.  You do not need to wait to talk to me.  I would be glad to meet with you whenever you are ready.

10)  Your finished composition will need to be matted (if appropriate for your piece) and presented in a finished manner for the deadline.

9)  Your finished Semester Project and CONCENTRATION PIECE will be DUE THURSDAY, DECEMBER 21st at the beginning of 1st period.

Week of October 23rd-27th (Mrs. Plagge)

This week in class we will be going fully into working on Concentration.  We will discuss some of the elements that make a strong concentration.  As we are now in the 2nd quarter, I have initiated a more dedicated deadline for Concentration pieces.  Below are the deadlines for each Concentration piece (Most are Wednesdays with one exception):

  1. November 1st
  2. November 8th
  3. November 15th
  4. Tuesday, November 21st
  5. December 6th
  6. December 13th
  7. December 20th

By the end of the 2nd quarter, you should have, at minimum, 7 finished Concentration pieces.  This will be in addition to all the sketchbook assignments that you have and will be working on throughout the semester.  Hopefully, this will give you a strong base going into the 2nd semester.  

DATES AND DEADLINES:

  1. MONDAY, OCTOBER 23rd:  Sketchbook Assignment #1 of the 2nd quarter is DUE.  Also there is an Open Studio from 6-8 (with the possibility of starting at 5-please listen to 6th period announcements on Monday)
  2. TUESDAY, OCTOBER 24th:  The annual Mercy and Elder Art Club Halloween Party will be held from6-8:30 at Mercy High School.  Art Club members, current and former Art students are invited.  There will be lots of frights, tons of treats, pizza, a hair raising movie, and a costume contest open to all. $2 admission covers everything including dinner! Sign up sheet is in the Art Room.   Please sign up before Z lunch on Monday.  Don't miss this final year of scares in the Mercy basement at this awesome event!  If you are attending, please enter through the Tech Wing entrance off of Epworth Avenue.
  3. WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 25th:  Open Studio from 1:20-4:30 in the Art Room
  4. FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27th:  Sketchbook Assignment #2 is DUE
  5. MONDAY, OCTOBER 30th:  Poster Club in the Art Room from after school until 4 or 4:30.  ARTISTS ARE DESPERATELY NEEDED!!!
  6. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 9th:  Volunteers are needed to work in the Art Room during Open House.  See Mrs. Plagge for more information
  7. THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd:  Art Club will be face painting at the Annual Price Hill Thanksgiving Day Parade.  More specific information will be coming.  See Mrs. Plagge if you would like to help out.  It is a great way to get service hours.

Week of October 9th-13th, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

AP guys are working on a Self Portrait project that 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!   ALSO-- Sketchbook Assignment # 8 is DUE

  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:   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 #7 is DUE 

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

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:  Sketchbook #8 is DUE.  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 (Mrs. Plagge)

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)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 29th:  Sketchbook Assignment # 6 is DUE

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

4)  FRIDAY, OCT. 6th:  Sketchbook Assignment # 7 DUE

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

Week of September 18th-22nd, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

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 start 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 THURS., SEPT. 21st.  Students will then be asked to  photograph themselves in an expressive way to use for their self portrait.  By Friday 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) 

3)  THURSDAY, SEPT. 21st:  Four eyes, ears, noses and mouths drawn in your sketchbook DUE at the end of the class period.

4)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #5 DUE

Week of September 11th-15th, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

Students will have through Wednesday to finish up their "Beginning" projects.  We will have a critique on Thursday, the 14th.  We will be focusing on what they will want to do for their concentration.  They will be looking at resources provided by AP Central to start generating ideas if they haven't yet.  

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)  THURSDAY, SEPT. 14th:  "Beginning" Project is DUE at the beginning of class

3)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 15th:  Sketchbook Assignment #4 is DUE

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

5)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 22nd:  Sketchbook Assignment #5 is DUE

First Semester Sketchbook Assignments (Mrs. Plagge)

                          AP Studio Art (1st period)            Mrs. Plagge

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.
  • Consider using media that will help improve your Breadth section or even your Concentration.
  • Each week your sketchbook will be collected.
  • You may always work ahead and are encouraged to add additional writings, drawings and inspiration in the sketchbook.

 

Complete the following sketchbook assignments by the specified date.

PROMPTS:                                                                                                          DUE DATE:

1)    Draw a masked man or woman that is not a superhero                                 8/25

2)    Draw a family portrait.  PLOT TWIST: Instead of drawing                              9/1

the people, draw an item that represents everyone in your

family like a still life    

3)    Draw an animal eating another animal                                                            9/8

4)    Draw a dead bird in a beautiful landscape                                                     9/15

5)    Draw the ingredients or process of your favorite recipe                               9/22

6)    Draw the interior of a mechanical object.  Zoom in, focus                            9/29

on details and shading                              

7)     Draw an object with an interesting texture:  wood grain,                              10/6

Floors, tiles, walls, fabric, etc.                       

8)    Draw your favorite well-loved object or childhood toy                                  10/13

9)    Draw an interesting object from three different angles                                 10/20

10)  Draw whatever is in your pocket or book bag using one                               10/27

continuous line

11)   Do several studies of eyes, noses, and mouths in a variety                             11/3

of poses

12)   Draw an object floating                                                                                    11/17

13)    Make a drawing that looks sticky                                                                    12/1

14)    Draw a mysterious doorway or staircase                                                        12/8

15)    Draw a gumball machine that dispenses anything except                            12/15

  gumballs

PLAN YOUR PORTFOLIO

Before January

  1.  Identify ideas, materials, and processes you want to explore and investigate. Research and experiment with concepts and techniques.
  2.  Plan and create works of art for your portfolio.
  3.  View, discuss, and critique sample portfolios on AP Central. Consider the questions here as you plan your portfolio: collegeboard.org/thinkingaboutart.
  4.  Become familiar with scoring guidelines: collegeboard.org/studioart-scoreguide. 
  5.  Document your thinking, learning, and creative processes as you work. Share your work and ask for constructive feedback.
  6.  Think about how your work for the Range of Approaches section can inform your Sustained Investigation section.
  7.  Capture digital images of your artworks guided by the image recommendations and requirements outlined in this brochure and here: collegeboard.org/student/ studioartdigital.
  8.  Continually evaluate your work using the AP Studio Art Scoring Guidelines: collegeboard.org/studioart-scoreguide.      

January and February

  1.  Log in to the Digital Submission Web Application as soon as your teacher — or AP coordinator, if you’re home-schooled — provides access information. Check with your teacher or coordinator if you don’t have this information by early February.

  2.  Make sure to select the correct type of portfolio (2-D Design, 3-D Design, or Drawing). Selecting the correct portfolio type is very important, as it affects how the portfolio is scored.

  3.  Begin uploading images as soon as possible after accessing the application, so you and your teacher can monitor the development of your portfolio. You can always add, delete, or rearrange images later.

March and April

  1. Confirm the deadline to submit your final digital portfolio to your teacher (or AP coordinator).

  2.  2-D Design or Drawing: Confirm the date for assembly of the Selected Works (Quality) section with your teacher or AP coordinator.

  3.  The AP coordinator should provide you with information from your AP Student Pack (your AP number and a list of college codes) sometime in April. You need this information before you can forward your digital portfolio to your teacher.

  4.  Submit your finalized digital portfolio to your teacher or AP coordinator by the established deadline.

  5.  After you forward your portfolio to your teacher or AP coordinator, sign back in to the web application occasionally to view your portfolio’s status and to ensure that your coordinator forwards your portfolio to the AP Program by 8 p.m. ET on May 11, 2018. Only coordinators can take this final step, and only portfolios that have a “Sent to AP” status at the time of this deadline will be received by the AP Program and scored.

May

  1. ¨ Your teacher will forward your completed digital portfolio to the AP coordinator before May 11.
  2.  Your AP coordinator will forward your digital portfolio to the AP Program, using the web application, by 8 p.m. ET on May 11.

  3.  2-D Design or Drawing: On or before May 11, your teacher or coordinator will gather students for the assembly of the Selected Works (Quality) section (the physical portfolio component).

AP RESOURCES

Follow the links below to your respective portfolio guidelines:

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-studio-art-2-d-design/portfolio

https://apcentral.collegeboard.org/courses/ap-studio-art-drawing/portfolio

On this site you will be able to access specific information about building your portfolio as well as examples of past superior portfolio examples that will help you understand what is needed to create a strong portfolio.

**Remember that the AP Portfolio date is MAY 11th

Week of September 4th-8th, 2017 (Mrs. Plagge)

After a longer than anticipated hiatus form their projects, this week students will go back to work on their "Beginning" project.  I have extended the deadline for the AP guys because of the megaphone project.  It is now DUE on WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13th.

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 #3 is DUE

4)  WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 13th:  "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)  FRIDAY, SEPT. 15th:  Sketchbook Assignment #4 is DUE