Happy Mother's Day from my Freshmen artists!
Students created these mixed media projects inspired by Heather Galler.
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The week before my Visual Arts class left for the Senior Trip to Chicago, they were introduced to a collection of famous artwork. I chose artwork specifically from the Art Institute in Chicago so they could see it all in person. The day before their departure I challenged them to find ALL of the art from the research packet and document proof of their findings through pictures. They were successful in finding ALL of the artwork and including everyone in our class!
Their prize? The completion of this task earned everyone a free pass from the test I had planned for their last week of class.
(The real world experience of touring a gallery beats a test any day!) Special thanks to Marissa for sending me the pictures!
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Congratulations are in order to freshmen Austin B!
Austin was one of only 50 students chosen in the
STATE OF MICHIGAN to win the
Meemic Masterpiece Art Contest!
Austin's winning submission can be seen below.
For more details on what this means for Austin, check out highlights from the email I received today for more information at the bottom of this post.
Austin won $300 in art supplies from Office Depot for North Central and a chromebook of his own!
Dear Emily Westphal,
On behalf of The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education, I am pleased to inform you that the artwork of one of the student artist that you sponsored –Austin B – was selected as one of the 50 winners of our Meemic Masterpieces Art Contest.
As the sponsoring club member, your school - NORTH CENTRAL AREA JR SR HS - will have access to up to $300 to use online at Office Depot to use for school supplies.
The winning student artist will receive a Chromebook and a Certificate of Appreciation. Their artwork will be professionally framed and put on permanent display at Meemic Insurance Company headquarters located in Auburn Hills, Michigan. An art gallery open house will be held on June 21st to display all of the winners…more information on that event will be forthcoming to you. Their artwork will also be featured on our website!
Again, congratulations on receiving this honor. And thank you for all you do for education!
The Meemic Foundation for the Future of Education
My Visual Arts class recently completed a new project that I am calling the Daylight/Black Light project. This idea came to me while watching an episode of Project Runway. Project Runway is a fashion design reality TV competition. In the episode designers are asked to design an outfit that can from day to night by transforming under a black light. A clip of the final runway can be viewed below.
Just like the fashion designers, I challenged my Seniors to create a work of art that gains interest when shown under a black light using neon or fluorescent materials. To make the project significant, their subject or concept had to be inspired or based on artist that currently has work in the Art Institute of Chicago.
(Seniors will tour the art institute on their upcoming Senior Trip in May)