Week 8: Shelter-In-Place Updates from Lederle & Russell
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Édouard Manet, Le Déjeuner sur l'herbe (Luncheon on the Grass). 1863

Hello Gremmies!
The sun is out and it’s finally feeling like spring! Reminder that the semester is almost complete and we need you all to share your work with us in a timely manner. That means uploading to your class folders and being mindful of time management.

You should have received and email discussing the changes to the grading policy. Please take a minute to discuss the current grading policy with your parents and then complete this form. The form details the specific requirements for the Visual Arts Department.

Engage in artmaking while documenting your journey over the last few weeks. Take every day in stride and be safe grommets!


Why doesn’t the Sun go to college? – Because it has 10 million degrees. 🙃

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:

Zoom Brunch with Mrs. Lederle and Mr. Russell on Wednesdays from 10:30 to 11:30. 

#CreativeQuaratine 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

Art 1: New Projects!

  1. Fill a page with an observational value drawing of either yourself or someone you are sheltering in place with. Use vertical mark making with your pencil to draw yourself or your subject. Keep your marks loose and try not to get too detailed. You can choose how much of the subject you draw. Create a focal point (a part of your drawing that the eyes go to immediately) in your drawing such as an eye or mouth.  You can use landscape or portrait page orientation.

You will have until Friday, May 29th to upload all of your projects to your periods Art 1 class folder in order to receive credit. Please make sure to title your work in correlation to the week it was assigned and include your name and period. Have fun!  

 Your final project for the year will be to recreate one drawing from one of the live draws located on:

Schedule a time to review your portfolio with us. We'll review your gSlide presentation of your portfolio and your artist statement. That gives a week for edits, organization, and modifications before the uploads are due to College Board on the 26th.

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. I have extended the deadline to Friday, May 29th!

Photo & Graphic Design: Identity
  • MAKE SOMETHING - Chose one:
    • Design a costume that allows the wearer to assume a new identity. Photograph the wearer outside or in public.
      • RESEARCH the artist Nick Cave before designing your new identity
    • Create a poem out of images, and an image out of words, based on a single theme, word, or idea.
  • WRITE ABOUT IT - Respond to one of the prompts below using examples from the artist you researched and you own art practice. 
    • Can art have a social function when placed in either traditional or non-traditional spaces?
    • How does uncertainty inform exploration and innovation for an artist?
    • Think about all of the information we encounter every day. What do we take in and what do we tune out? What structures and systems do we create to help us understand the world we live in?

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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