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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, January 24, 2011

Week 22... Love all around!

1st and 2nd periods Ceramics classes began the week by researching the idea of Love in Art and History. Students looked at different artists, approaches, meanings, styles, and techniques all portraying this universal theme. The rest of the week is dedicated to students producing their own piece of sculpture or pottery from clay based on the theme of Love, due Mon (1/31/11).

3rd period Art 3/4/AP students spent the week working on their Love-themed projects. Students were challenged to find a way to represent their idea of Love without being too obvious, cutesy, or typical. Students were instead asked to think of a sophisticated, fresh approach to portraying this theme. PIeces need to be finished by the beginning of week (1/31/11).

4th period Photo students began the week by finishing their altered "mugshot" portraits and turning them in. Students must print, email, post to facebook, or find another way to turn in their photos on time. No excuses for malfunctioning cameras, printers, or missing cards will be accepted at this point in the course. Students had several months during 1st semester to work out issues and make arrangements! Next students began work on their Love projects, a series of 3-5 images based on the student's interpretation of the Love theme. Pics and IW are due Tuesday (2/1/11)!

6th period Art 2 students finished their Word Line drawings by cutting out the negative spaces and mounting the images to black paper. The results are astonishingly clever and quite beautiful! After students finished their line drawings, they bean their LOVE themes project. As my other Art classes, students have been given the task of interpreting and illustrating the theme of love and/or hearts in a fresh, sophisticated, intriguing way. This is a challenge for many, but I am excited to see the different approaches and materials the students choose!