Art Ideas: On Thursdays, an idea box with almost 200 different creative ideas will be placed on the art tables. Pick a topic (you get one tradeback per week) and create the artwork in any media you choose (digital or analog.) Try to work on a weakness at least 50% of the time. You need to make your choice on Thursday and bring in any props or visuals you might need for your drawing session on Fridays. I’d prefer if you didn’t repeat any past idea if possible – unless you have an awesome way to revisit the idea!
Virtual Visiting Artists Series: At least once a month we’ll be either be using either Skype or Google+ Hangout to speak with a working artist. In October, Rob Cori twitter: @COPSnROBers has offered to visit us virtually. We’ll have graphic designers, photographers, web developers, illustrators and multi-media creators visiting us. You are going to have to study their work and generate good questions for them.
I have been corresponding with quite a few artists over the past few weeks. Not all of these are confirmed yet, but here is a list of the folks I'm trying to schedule for this year.
These will be recorded and posted to our class site. If you follow an artist on Twitter that you’d like me to approach – send me a tweet (@tchsart) with the artists’ Twitter name and I’ll work on getting them to virtually visit us.
Why are we here?
Welcome to the 2013-2014 School year at TCHS Pickering! I'm glad to be back working to help you reach your career goals. I'm looking forward to getting to know our new students and growing the potential of all of our students to do great things. I appreciate your feedback - so although this weekly communication will explain what we do every week in our class in my words, this is your forum as well. If you have ideas or suggestions, feel free to comment on these posts every week. You are the reason we're here and you matter the most!
We've added some new technology over the summer:
If you missed our Back to School Night…
Mr. Tucker is in his 22nd year as the instructor for the Graphic Arts program. Prior to his teaching career he worked in the flexography industry for ten years and in quick printing for ten years.
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