Category Archives: Honors Art
100% of the students attended the National Portfolio Day in Philadelphia this past Sunday for the first time in the history of the WHS Portfolio Art class! I was very pleased and I was additionally encouraged by the fact that many of you trekked over to Dick Blick to check out one of the best art supply stores in our region. It was fun to hear your tales and to see all the new art supplies in the room on Monday.
Don’t forget to post (as a post) your Portfolio Day Reflection on your WordPress sites by the end of the day Friday, 11/15/13.
I was also pleased by student reviews in class over the past two days. I appreciated hearing you share your process, progress, and challenges during the first marking period of the school year. It was very good for the Honors Art students to hear the same.
I mentioned this book to students the other day when we were sharing the research portion of your sketchbooks. I discovered this morning that it is available as a free PDF download. I highly encourage all of you to download it and read it.
You can find it at this link. http://history-art.free-books.biz/Art-Theory-For-Beginners-PDF-577.html
Honors art students are to create a large (36″ square on butcher paper) mash-up consisting of the infamous Thanksgiving children’s art icon, the hand turkey and the Mexican celebration Día de los Muertos (Day of the Dead). Image that a giant hand turkey decided to celebrate Day of the Dead and create a visual narrative for that event.
HINT: As you work on your piece you should consider possible narratives/story lines for your image.
Sun, Nov 10: Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, The Pennsylvania Convention Center
Exhibit Hall A
1101 Arch Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Hosted by: Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts
12:00-4:00 event details
All Portfolio students are required to attend whether or not you get your work reviewed. There is no other event like this in our immediate area where you can meet with as many college representatives as this offers. You will also be able to see hundreds of other students having their work reviewed. Plan on standing in line so have your electronic devices charged before you go.
Due Friday, November 15: 250 word reflection paper about your Portfolio Day experience. Put this on your WordPress site as a Post.
A successful portfolio should address the following questions.
- What can you do? (Technical ability and conceptual range or depth.)
- What are you willing to do? What kind of student are you? Are you persistent, flexible, dedicated (commitment).
- What do you like to do? (Individual voice – who are you?)
CCAD: Columbus College of Art & Design instructs you to: Knock us out with your best work.
What do we mean by “best work”? We look for:
Technique: This is how well you handle whatever media you decide to work with. All pieces should show that you understand basic concepts like composition, value, color, texture, pattern and depth.
Concept: Choose artwork that communicates your ideas – tell stories, make statements, start conversations and evoke moods.
Risk-Taking: Get out of your comfort zone. Show us what challenges you – like a new technique or medium, or a more complex subject matter or concept.
Dedication: A good portfolio doesn’t come together overnight. Your time and effort should be evident.