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 email@example.com
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,
HL & SR
What happened to the artist who robbed the polka dot factory? She was spotted 🙃