Week 6 Shelter-In-Place Updates from Lederle & Russell
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Francisco José de Goya, El sueño de la razón produce monstruos (The sleep of reason produces monsters) No. 43 from Los Caprichos. c 1799

Hello Grasshoppers!
We are hopping into the last week of April and are hoping you are all well and making art! Reminder that the semester is winding down and we need you all to share your work with us in a timely manner going forward. We know this has not been an easy spring for most of you. Art is meant to relieve stressors and bring joy. Engage in artmaking while documenting your journey over the next few weeks.

Brunch on Wednesdays is now from 10:30-11:30am. These are totally optional and have no agenda. We just want to be available for a chat if you feel like hanging out. I'll send out a Zoom link on Tuesday night. If the scheduled time does not work for you, please let me know and I will arrange something else.

please take pictures of your completed work and upload them to your class folder to receive credit.

It is vital that you show evidence of the work that you are doing over this shelter-in-place

We are here for you now and going forward. Take every day in stride.


What is a grasshopper's favorite sport? Cricket. 🦗🦗

Calling all artists! If you have a digital copy of a piece of artwork you’d like to showcase, please submit them to us via email! We are collecting work to create a virtual student gallery for the school website! For any work that you submit please include a title, medium, and size of your piece. You can submit multiple art pieces for this show.

Assignments during the CUSD closure:

Synchronous assignments:

#CreativeQuarantine sessions on Instagram live and YouTube videos from the live sessions. 

Mr. Russell’s Instagram is @russelllovesart 

Sessions are from 12-1pm. Theme weeks now until the end of the year!

Mr. Russell’s Youtube channel is

These can be accessed at anytime

Asynchronous assignments: 

Art 1: New Projects!

  1. Fill a page with observational sketches of people! Create quick sketches of people you are quarantined with or individuals you see on walks. You can use your phone to also capture images you feel would be fun to sketch. Keep you shading to a minimum. Concentrate on the form of your subject. See the example below. 

  1. Abstract sketching grid! This is a Zen and Zone out project. Create a grid of 5 squares across and 7 squares down on a sheet of paper. Leave a small space between each square. Start drawing abstract patterns in each square using geometric and organic patterns to fill your page. There is no right or wrong way to do this project. Enjoy the process of creating an abstract pattern page that is easy to approach because the patterns are contained in small squares in a larger grid. See example:

AP Studio Art:

Selected Works (SW) 40%: Students are required to submit 3 works for Selected Works, reduced from 5. The 3 submissions should be finished works of art that demonstrate the synthesis of materials, processes, and ideas. The works may come from the Sustained Investigation or they may be works made outside of the Sustained Investigation. Selected Works will be submitted and scored digitally, following the same process students will use for Sustained Investigation. Students will not mail or otherwise submit any physical artworks in 2020.

Sustained Investigation (SI) 60%: Students are required to submit 10 images for Sustained Investigation, reduced from 15.The Sustained Investigation is intended to provide students an opportunity to demonstrate their thinking-and-making process when creating works of art and design. The 10 submissions can be a combination of images of process documentation and more finished works of art.

You must include all the written evidence that accompanies each piece and an Artist Statement.

Test date and time: There will be no end-of-year exam in AP Art and Design. The deadline for submission of artworks in the Digital Portfolio is extended to May 26, 11:59 p.m. ET. 

If you choose not to upload to the College Board for portfolio submission, you must submit a Google Slide Presentation that mimics the portfolio format. 10 Sustained Investigation slides and 3 Selected Works that include an artist statement about your process in the creation of your work for the Sustained Investigation. This will be due the week of May 25-29.

This is the current status on the portfolio submission. It may change in the future. We will keep you posted!

Art 2/3: Work on and finish your five to seven piece collection of work that is connected by a common idea or theme. Your work must be visually related and compelling. Submit your collection in a Google Slideshow with titles, mediums used, and sizes of each piece. Provide a brief artist statement describing your conceptual idea behind your pieces and how you worked through the process of creating it. These must be completed no later than Friday, May 15th!

Photo & Graphic Design: 
The Weston Scholarship is now online! Create a 5 photograph series and upload it to your folder, and if you would like a chance to compete, their site too. There will be no restriction on the type of photography, film or digital is accepted but the images must be in Black and White. Award recipients will have their work featured on the Weston Collective website.

Rules & Regulations
1. High School or College Student in Monterey or Santa Cruz County.
2. Images must be black and white.
3. Each submission must consist of a portfolio of 5 images.
4. A submission of a virtual application along with emailing 
5. Image Requirements: File Type - Jpeg, Longest Side - 2048px, Black & White.
6. Image Labeling: Label with your first and last name and corresponding number
(i.e firstname-lastname-1.jpg, firstname-lastname-2.jpg)

John Crossman Award - $100
Fine Art (1st Place - $75, 2nd Place -$50, 3rd Place - $25)
Social Commentary (1st Place - $75, 2nd Place -$50, 3rd Place - $25)
Julian P. Graham Award - High School Only (1st Place - $75, 2nd Place -$50, 3rd Place - $25)

Other Opportunities: 

We are still looking for artwork in support of healthcare workers. 
Instead of the Creative Quarantine folder, Please load this assignment in this CHOMP folder, so we can get the art over to them easily.

@PadreBobChs would love to share your artwork! If you have something you want to share, send them a dm. 

The US Congressional Art Competition will continue, but the processes has changed due to COVID19. We are taking 5 entries submitted as a digital photo and emailed by May 13th. If you want to participate in this very cool competition, please let me know as there's a tiny bit of additional info you need to submit. 

The 2020 Cypress Literary Magazine needs artwork for the cover. Some ideas from students include making the zeroes in "2020" into toilet paper rolls, using caution tape across the title, somehow including the word "QUARANTINE" along with the Title (Cypress Lit Mag: Quarantine Edition). Of course, as the artist, use your own idea if you prefer. Initial sketches due this Wednesday at 5:00 PM to

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