The day before schools closed in Hayward, my AP Studio Drawing students put the finishing touches on their Senior Show in MEGA (the Mt. Eden Gallery of Art). The opening reception was scheduled for Thursday, March 26th, and we’d spent a month preparing for it. Although we didn’t know it at the time, we finished everything on what would be the last day of school for a while.
Since my student’s part of the show has been finished for over a week*, I’ve decided to provide a virtual tour of the gallery that I will live stream on Thursday, March 26th, at 11am on Mt. Eden’s AP Studio Facebook page. I will stream several short videos, one for each of my students, while I read their artist statement. If you miss the live stream, the videos will be shared with the MEGA Facebook page and elsewhere as well. If you see a piece that you would like to purchase, please contact me.
My kids have been working hard all year, and their art is incredible; I couldn’t be more proud of them. I hope you can join me to celebrate their outstanding artistic achievements!
*Usually, the AP Senior Show includes both AP Drawing & 3D Design student’s work, but the AP 3D students were waiting for my Drawing students to finish so they could safely arrange their pedestals and sculptures. They planned to start the next day, so, unfortunately, this virtual tour will not include the 3D student’s work.
I know change can be scary but fear not, we can do this. I wrote that sentence for myself as much as I did for you, my dear students, perhaps even more. I’ve been teaching AP Studio Art since 2001 and it’s ALL changing and I think it will be for the better.
I attended a week-long AP institute this summer and I learned SO much about the new portfolio requirements. I’ll share it all with you in the fall, but in the meantime, while we all enjoy the last month of summer, I’ll begin to post about some of the changes here. It’ll help me keep track of it all and I hope you’ll find it helpful.
It may be a bit of a mess at first, much like the wooden mannequin in the mural on the wall outside my room, with creativity splashing all over the place. But I think it’s gonna be a beautiful mess and I cannot wait to start this journey with you!
AP Studio Art Senior Show at MEGA!
2 Receptions on Thursday, March 23: 2:30 – 4pm & 6:30 – 8pm
MEGA is proud to present the finest work from seniors in AP Studio: Drawing & AP Studio: 3D Design. In honor of this special show, we will have two opening receptions on Thursday, March 23rd. The first from 2:30-4pm and again from 6:30-8pm during Open House/ 8th grade Parent Night. If you miss the opening receptions, the work will remain on display through April 19th. Feel free to stop by to check out the show any day at lunch or Thursdays until 5pm.
MEGA, the Mt. Eden Gallery of Art, is proud to present the finest work from seniors in AP Studio: Drawing & AP Studio: 3D Design. This show features work from our top artists and it’s the only opportunity they’ll have to show their best pieces before they get mailed in their AP portfolio. We hope you can join us to celebrate their outstanding artistic achievements!
The opening reception will be on Thursday, March 17th from 2:30 – 5:00pm.If you miss the opening reception, the work will remain on display through April 15th. Feel free to stop by to check out the show any day at lunch or Thursday’ until 5pm.
Don’t forget to submit your Artist Statement by Tuesday 2/16!
Out of eight students submitting drawing portfolios this year, SIX out of the eight kids got a 5!!!!!! OMG! Six 5’s?!?!?! This is amazing, really. THEY are amazing! We also got one 4 & one 3 and I’m elated that everyone passed. But I’m blown away by these scores… wow.
CONGRATULATIONS Lissette, Celena, Jessica, Kristia, Emily & Austin on your FIVES!!!!! I don’t usually post student scores but wow… just wow. Average score 4.625. *Mic drop*
To anyone in my classroom, it’s no secret that I’m obsessed with BBC’s Sherlock (NOT to be confused with Elementary) and I adore all things having to do with Sherlock and well, really anything remotely Benedict Cumberbatch related. If you haven’t seen the show, each episode is like a stand alone movie at 90 minutes.
This year, many of my AP students joined the fandom and made some really amazing sherlock related art!
I’ve made some of my own Sherlock inspired art, mostly as demo’s for my Art 1 & Advanced Art student’s assignments.
In January, 2014 we were blessed with the 3rd season, all three episodes. It had been two years since the series 2 finale so, naturally, I had a Sherlock Party. I’m not a psychopath! I’m a high-functioning fangirl. Do your research!