Monday, March 28, 2011

Acrylic Mahem

So, change of plans. Kind of.
All acrylic paintings from everyone will be due before spring break.
Please, PLEASE, do not wait until the last minute to give them to me. A happy Smithy that will not make - to receive 50 paintings on canvas all at once, each with multiple pieces of paper, etc.

Remember, also, that the week we come back from break your study drawings will be due.

Then on the 25th of April I will be setting up the show at the LG Museum, so that week after spring break will be busy as heck with me getting things prepped.

BTW, the next set, #5, will be the last chance to get some additional pieces able to be viewed for the show.

Smile! But be prepared to work really diligently over the next 2 weeks!!!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Extra Credit

Yes, that's right, I'm offering a totally random extra credit opportunity.

Yes, that's right, it's inspired by the funny "portrait" Griffin drew of me yesterday at lunch.
If you haven't seen it yet, it's posted on fb and on the cabinet door in the room.

So let's get down to business:

Any media
9x12" drawing paper
quality execution
"illustration" of yours truly

if you need ideas you can see the above mentioned
some sort of "activity" or theme would be beneficial

DUE on April 1 or before.

Have fun and make it funny (as in make as much fun as you want ... in a good way)
Think of actions, phrases, objects, etc. that help describe the subject (me) and how they can be incorporated.

Sketch out some ideas in your sketchbook, but please create the piece itself on your own time. It is extra credit after all.

Schools to Schools Meeting

For those of you who will be here next year, we are tentatively planning on doing a couple of collaborative projects with the Day School in Kenya. There will be a meeting in Homa's room on Wed. 3/23 during tutorial if you want some more information.


I officially received the printed materials from JumpstArt up as OSU in the mail yesterday.
I can make a copy of any of the application materials for you if you are interested.

As always, if you need help documenting your work for the application, let me know as I'm happy to get you set up, too.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

More Due Dates!!!

C'mon, you know you love it.
Due dates are on the board. Posted on Aeries. Put in the gradebook.

Good times ahead.

But seriously, a quick overview:
4: get started on that color scheme project; would prefer a split complementary scheme, but you have choices; 9x12" min
3: mix colors with white and mix colors with black; "paint" at this point; don't forget about glazing
2: same as above; make it purty


Seriously, smile!

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Oh Yeah ...


We're at the final week of the 4th grading period, Art 3/4 Study Drawings are due today, acrylic paintings are coming in during the next month, it's only about one more month before spring break, the sun is shining, be HAPPY!!!

Or at least try to be as happy as Ellie.

Or maybe this awesome Mardi Gras Indian has more of the spirit!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Good News

Yes, Ian kinda kicks butt.

Yes, Ian will be going to the Art Center next year.
He came in and told me the good news today.

Way cool.
Congratulate him because he deserves it.
For real.