We are officially registered for the Vans Custom Culture 2016! Students in Art Classes this semester are all eligible to participate, and students in Drawing I and II and Sculpture Classes will be creating designs for class! WHO'S EXCITED??
I am so excited to begin our new semester of classes!! As always, I am always available through email if you have questions, and please follow me for updates and photos through my school twitter @onstedart ! Watch our Artsonia for tons of art projects (we have uploaded almost 1600 new pieces this year so far, and we are only halfway done)!!
Just a few thoughts as I sit at my house, snowed in...
Due dates are not just for high school homework or projects. There are deadlines after high school too. No matter what your job, whether it be at a fast food joint, a factory, an office, or a Fortune 500 company, you will have papers, projects, or other products that will need to be completed by a certain time. AND TURNED IN. It surprises me how many students will complete a project, and then (even after reminder after reminder) will fail to turn it in, and then will complain that they aren't getting a decent grade in the class.
Do you think that if you are making tacos at Taco Bell, or hamburgers at McDonald's, that you could finish making a meal for a customer, and then just "forget" to give it to them? What if you did this repeatedly? Think you would still have a job?
What if you work at a factory... what would happen if you're on an assembly line, and you just don't pass your part on? Can the final product ever be completed? Think you would still have a job?
Let's think about if maybe you worked at an office, whether a small business or a huge company. Do you think you would be allowed to not turn in reports or paperwork, since those are more than likely a part of your job? What if you didn't turn anything in to your boss? Think you would still have a job?
No, I do not consider myself your "boss" but I do want you to be successful human beings. This being said, please do not blame your teacher for a not-so-good grade if you fail to put forth the effort to place your completed project or homework into a turn in folder. It is not an impossible task. I WANT you to be successful, not just in art class, but in life outside high school.
Thanks for listening! :)
It has been a long time since my last post; my apologies!! This year has been off to a fantastic start! with 138 new Basic Design students and 24 Ceramics students this semester, I've been a busy lady! I want to thank the parents for getting those Artsonia permissions in, and can't wait to show you what your students have been up to!
GUESS WHAT??? The Annual Onsted High School Art Show is fast approaching... as in.... less than TWO WEEKS AWAY!!!
Yes, the Art Show is the night of parent teacher conferences, Thursday, April 23rd, from 4-8 pm!
Some things to think about... if you are a SENIOR and want to participate in the SENIOR SPOTLIGHT (your own spot on the wall for any and all of your artwork) please sign up with Mrs. M. by FRIDAY (April 17th) at the latest! You are responsible for creating a name tag for your wall and also making sure your work is matted or nice-looking for the display! Packaging tape will be available but you will need your own command strips or other hanging materials if you want to use something else.
There will also be an ART SALE at the Art Show, where donated work from past art students will be on sale for cheap! Decorate your room, or buy something for Mother's Day, and help support the art program! All proceeds go directly toward the purchase of art supplies!
Any questions, please ask Mrs. M!
Drawing II class... Now that you're done binding your sketchbooks, you have some options for your sketchbook assignments!! Check it out!
Here's this week's whiteboard... And an exciting announcement!! NYC here we come!! (More details soon!)
Check out the Prezi we are going to view tomorrow in Ceramics class! Students, be prepared to take notes (ahem... bring a writing utensil to class!)