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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Monday, September 14, 2009

Week 1: Introduction to the Course

Our first week of class was very busy! We began with lots of forms: pretests, surveys, syllabi, parent signature forms, and more. We went over class logistics and expectations and got a feel for how the class will be run on a daily basis. Students began watching the CNN Student News podcast as their daily starter, and already they have a new appreciation for puns!

Students also began their first projects this week. All students created a nametag for their storage cubbies. After looking at typography, the study of type as design, students created designs which showed their style and personality through their font choices. Students hung their nametags on their cubbie drawers for identification.

Students also began the creation of their sketchbooks at the end of this week. Using a simple bookbinding method and readily available materials, students made their own sketchbooks to use in class and at home for the semester. They decorated the front and back covers with images, words, and ideas which they felt represented them and their interests. They created some colorful covers which really reflect their personalities!