Week 5 Shelter-In-Place Updates from Lederle & Russell
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The Queen of Quarantine & Master of Connecting (Scattered) Dots, Yayoi Kusama has written a Poem for the World

Welcome Back to the Studio!
The theme for this week is CONNECTION. We miss you guys so much and are excited to see what you have been working on lately. Our visual art community remains scattered but by sharing our work and reaching out to each other, we remain connected. We will keep updating everyone on Fridays and really look forward to updates from all of you throughout the week.

NEWS: @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

This week, we have a special assignment for EVERYONE. The note below is from Community Hospital:

I work at CHOMP and have been reaching out to the community to request positive support for the staff. We are currently collecting videos and artwork submitted by members of the community and placing them around the Hospital to try and bring some hope and joy during these tense times. If you think that any teachers or students would like to submit a short video or artwork in appreciation of healthcare workers, please feel free to email them to me. Even a ten second "thank you" would be amazing. #CHOMPStrong

You can create your work in any medium BUT video. If you would like to create an additional thank you video, that would be awesome. Instead of the Creative Quarantine folder, Please load this assignment in this CHOMP folder, so we can get the art over to them easily.

We are continuing to hold Brunch on Wednesdays from 10-11am. 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 make sure you are turning in evidence of your work to your class folders.  As always, please feel free to reach out to us if you have any concerns or questions. We are here for you. 

Find your zen,


What happened to the artist who robbed the polka dot factory? She was spotted 🙃

Assignments during the CUSD closure:

Synchronous assignments:

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

Asynchronous assignments: 

Art 1: Finish up any missing assignments that you have not submitted to Mr. Russell. New assignments to be posted this Friday for the following week. 

AP Studio Art:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.

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. You must include all the written evidence that accompanies each piece in this section. For your final: You must compile you work into a gSlide presentation including Artist Statement by May 15th.

Test date and time: The deadline for submission of artworks in the Digital Portfolio is extended to May 26, 11:59 pm ET. It is your choice and your responsibility to upload your works to AP if you so choose. Choosing not to complete your AP exam does not excuse you from submitting your final gSlide presentation to us. 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.

Photo & Graphic Design: Using flat-lay photography, aka knolling, create a personal Quarantine Survival Kit. Consider the work of Gregg Segal (Daily Bread, Un-Daily Bread, 7 Days of Garbage) and the following questions:
  • What is getting you through the pandemic?
  • What is helping you stay sane, healthy, and happy?
  • What objects might you use to symbolize your survival kit?

If you would like to share your projects,
use #CHSartparty on IG or Twitter

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