Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Roadworks and National Portfolio Day

As you probably already saw on fb, I officially put the date for this year's Roadworks even on my calendar today.
If you don't know what I'm talking about, you can get the official scoop here, or just keep reading.
San Francisco Center for the Book blocks off a street next to their facility and runs a steamroller over a bunch of linocuts - some as big as 4'x4' - yes, that's feet. There are vendors on the street and hands on stuff for kids of all ages - meaning old people like me and you.
I've done foam printing and letterpress and even come home with a collaborative little book thingy before.
It's fun.
Check it out.

Also, I got my first mailing discussing National Portfolio Day today.
Again, if you don't know what I'm talking about, find more information here.
The date is Jan., 14th, 2012. It's a good thing for juniors and seniors to go to, especially if you are thinking about applying to an art school, have applied to an art school, or are looking for information because you're thinking about maybe applying to an art school.
Yes, you need to bring samples of your work.
Ideally you will make them look all pretty, in your big black portfolio.

Questions on either of these? You know where to find me.

Sunday, August 28, 2011

For the Record

Just so we're clear, I have the absolute best former students in the world.
For real.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Field Trip

Adv. Art Students:

In case you or your parents are interested on a little more information about the field trip we will most likely be attending, here are some basics:

Date: 14 Sept
Time: ~9-2:30
Place: de Young Museum, Golden Gate Park, SF
Exhibit: Masterpieces from the Musée National Picasso, Paris
Link and other info about the exhibit can be found here.

I know I forgot to mention this to 4th period, so here is the info.

As I told everyone else, I have reserved space for 60 students and 8 chaperones.
Unfortunately this means not everyone will be able to attend. I'm sorry, they just put a cap on the tix I could get from them.
The cost will likely be $20/person and I will probably need 6 parents to chaperone (along with me and Mr. Benz).

If you have any additional questions, please let me know.

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Class Opportunities

I was speaking with a guy from Univ. Art yesterday and found out about a really cool sounding set of classes that the Triton Museum in Santa Clara is going to be offering beginning in Nov and running through most of Dec.
Sounds like there will be a drawing intensive, portfolio work/writing, printmaking, etc.
I understand the classes are free, too!
Meaning they will also provide the art supplies. Awesome!
I checked their website and there isn't any information up as of yet, but hopefully there will be soon.
Put it on your calendars, especially you seniors out there, and keep yourself updated.

And did I mention there is no cost?!


I started using a new service this summer for syncing different devices, really, but it also allows so really interesting file sharing options. It's called SugarSync, and here is the link to check it out.

It would work really well for when you are working on a document/project at school and then need it at home, or the other way around, as you don't need to send yourself emails back and forth or use a usb anymore.
You can easily get 5GB of free storage for free and of course pay for more.