Forgive me, but I must do a little self-promotion. I’m pleased to announce that two of my artworks have gotten published this year! The first is a children’s colouring book via Doodler’s Anonymous. It features 60 artists from around the world in a collection of drawings. Pre-ordering is available for 12USD making it just in time as a great Christmas gift. I entered 3 drawings and surprisingly, my first choice was not chosen. My selected entry is below. Can’t wait to get my hands on it.
The second is for a book/project entitled Keep/Delete. This book highlights ‘the transformation of digital text-message into physical artefact. Designers were invited to design an artifact of a message that was ‘wanting to be kept’, either from their own personal repository of messages or from their circle of friends and family.’ If you teach art, this would also make an interesting unit of study.
What is even more great is that May T., one of my grade 8 students, was also selected to be included in the book. Huge congrats to her for participating! It is a bit exciting having both of us selected. My piece, as well as hers are below respectively. May’s work roughly translates as “May the future be sunny.” Order the book via Amazon.com here.
Welcome back students! We hope you had a great summer and are ready and enthusiastic for another school year. There have been some changes this year as Mr. Welk and Mr. C will be sharing grade 7 and 8 Art. Mr Welk will also be teaching grade 6 Art as well as IB Art. In addition to grade 7 & 8, Mr. C will be teaching grades 9 and 10, as well as grade 7 & 8 Technology classes. Both are looking forward to the year ahead.
The first units in art are as follows:
Grade 6: Portrait Drawing
Grade 7: Visual Journals
Grade 8: Abstract Painting
Grade 9: Observational Drawing
Grade 10: Figure Drawing
Access to the curriculum can be found at the headings towards the top of the blog.
Congratulations to Rino in grade 9 on her design being selected as the cover of the YIS Student Handbook, though some minor changes will be made. I would also like to congratulate the other grade 9 students on some well made designs as well. You can see the other designs and additional graphic work here.
Artscape 2012 kicked off last Thursday here in the Tokyo area. It’s an annual event showcasing student artwork from grades 5-12 involving various schools (mostly international) in the Tokyo (Kanto) area. The exhibit is held annually in Tokyo at Kodomono Shiro (National Children’s Castle) and is free (info below). I’ve embedded pictures below. The exhibit closes March 11, 2012.
I am in the process of uploading the videos of your presentations the other day here . You raised some good points for eachother and you should go over these as there were a couple of ‘aha’ moments.
There were plenty of ideas for what to do next and how to do it. Let me know what you are doing next.
Please go to the CHATSWORTH Student presentations page on vivacritique. Each of you choose a student you want to give feedback to. Check the examples from last year here and read the FEEDBACK GUIDELINES document below… and then POST YOUR WRITTEN FEEDBACK HERE
Please post any other work that you do on Friday on your wiki, whether it is IWB pages or planning, roughs, media experiments etc. I noticed a lot of stuff missing..make sure you are keeping good record of your work as you go along and building your eportfolio. See you next week!!