My first group of IB Art students had their final exhibition in April, 2014. Each student had their own mini solo show showing their IB journey. So proud of this group! The show was awesome!

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The Mail Art club has a new call posted on the theme: Emptiness. Check it out and pass it on! They are hoping to receive enough artwork to have a show in the school gallery.

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IB Art students created half drop and rotational patterns using extracted areas from our wild collaborative “stream of consciousness” drawings.

Today IB Art students finished their set of cards for house of cards project and created a large class sculpture.

 

 

Just finished up a mail art project with my IB juniors. The assignment was to choose an open call to respond to by creating three works in a series, one of the works needed to fit the call specifications and be mailed into the call.

Been a while since I’ve made a post. Art camp has been busy! here are a few images of the beautiful monochromatic trees the 1st grade campers made this week. I limited the palette to see if I could get them to begin to experiment with creating value ranges. Many kids got the concept right away and made trees with a good range of values.

The patchwork quilt my students are making, from their silkscreen designs, is coming along nicely. Each student contributed a design– it is getting close to being ready to add the backing!

Today was the first day of screen printing for the pattern quilt project I’m doing with advanced drawing and painting students. Each student designed a triangle for the pattern. At the end of printing these triangles will be joined together to make a class quilt. Students are also printing on paper to make individual and small group pattern design pieces. The designs look great printed–so excited to see how it turns out!

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My solo show at the Compound Gallery in Oakland (1167 65th Street @ San Pablo) opened on Saturday, it will be up through May 6th, gallery hours are Thurs-Sun 12-6. This body of work made up of screenprints, cut paper and paper sculptures explores aspects of the American Dream through the conventions of American packaging design.  I will be giving an artist talk May 6th at 3pm as part of the closing reception.

Many students are finished with their complementary color paintings and they are looking really great! Students created collages using images of things they see everyday and created paintings from their collages.   I am excited about the tonal variations students were able to get just using complementary colors and white.