Welcome to the online art studio, aka the wired atelier*!

This blog is designed for students and families in Allison Fuller-Mulloy's SMHS Art Classes. It is a site for posting our daily work and homework (IWs) each week, ideas and images to explore further, reminders and due dates. I hope this blog will help students by reinforcing the week's major ideas and activities, giving make-up work for absentees, and providing families a look into the atelier every day!

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Art majors and colleges

Students continued their studies about college and arts-related majors today with a speaker from the Art Institute of Tennessee in Nashville. Students were presented with programs of study including Graphic Design, Fashion Design, Culinary Arts, Video Production, Interior Design, Video Game design, and Photography, among others. Students were shown sample portfolios and work from students in each program; it was quite impressive to see what you learn and how quickly you learn it! Students got information on scholarships, admissions requirements, and other information to help them understand the college admission process. Check out http://www.artinstitutes.edu/ for more info on the Art Institutes!

Students were also briefed on our final 2 assignments of the quarter: a College logo re-design and the Doodle 4 Google contest. For the college logo redesign, students must have a copy of an original college logo tomorrow(3/5). Students who do not bring their original logos will complete bookwork instead of the project. Students will use the established color scheme and mascot (if any) to redesign the existing logo for the college.
The Doodle 4 Google contest will be their quarter exam project, testing their ability to generate ideas, select appropriate materials, and execute their idea. See http://www.google.com/doodle4google/ for more info on the contest. Although each student will create a design for the exam grade, only 6 works of art can be chosen for entry into the contest! Students should begin brainstorming on the theme "What I wish for the World."