Monday, November 30, 2009

last 3 weeks before winter break

All editions are due DECEMBER 14th.
no exceptions.
now to the rest of the 2009-2010 school year:
project #1:
design for ART Ball project at the DMA.....
installation date april 13th.
due monday dec 7th or tuesday dec 8th.
think about what you want to work with...large woodcut plate, tiny etchings piercing through...aluminum plates..large bendable?hmmmmm......
how to get the prints off the wall..
how to make a beautiful powerful statement
and still scream a message and be interactive.
remember we want to be the best...
the very very best.
look at prints about coastlines, boats, bathers, fishermen,sailors,immigrants..
tell a personal story.
more thought..more research..the more to work with.
artists to begin looking at: hundertwasser,red rooms DMA collection!
all ideas will be presented in the individual classes..voted on, reworked and then posted on the blog so that ALL students can vote.
the final plan is due to DMA tuesday dec 15th.
(so if you don't come up with an idea and an agreement..i will decide and if there is no real effort i will decline.)
project #2:
message in a bottle all ready scheduled to open may 6th, 2010 at the Trammell Crow. installation will be the week before and prints need to get mailed so APRIL 16th, 2010 is the due date.
we might do small etchings or small books.
small zinc plate or larger polymer and do book pages in tibetan for tibetan children.
we have san angelo state and brookhaven agreeing to be a part of the exchange so far.
postcard exchange exhibition invitational to all magnet schools in the network?. due before you leave..measurement 4"x6"
put your name and school address,title, medium, age on the back.
print neatly.
now let's get with it!
show our community how excellent you guys are.....

thanksgiving greetings from the monks

Hello! Dear Ms. Eva and students, Heartiest Greeting to you, your family, and friends on this great occasion of Thanksgiving Holiday! Like a lucid dream, I can imagine how wonderful it is to get together and relax with your near and dear ones after all these months of daily chores and busy schedules. I understand you spent lots of energies saving lives, imparting knowledge, or supporting others’ wellbeing and happiness. Well, please accept my apology to you for my long silence not because of intense errand, but due to my own agitation and laziness. But, I assure you have been in my thoughts and prayers more often than you would imagine for you are very kind and gracious for me and many others sentient beings. Thanksgiving is the time to get together and thank kind persons, but I find no equivalent words that could express my gratitude to you. In other words, you mean so much to me and your kindness bestowed over me and others is wider than the Sky, deeper than the Ocean, and higher than the Mt Everest. Hence, let me use the same simple word “Thank You So Much” for all your Peace, Compassion, and Goodness. The kindness that you have been showing is highly appraised and deeply appreciated. Let’s continue our care and compassion for one another, and expand such virtue for others throughout our life. Together, we could enrich this world with abundance of Love, Compassion, Friendship, and Peace! Happy Thanksgiving! Thupten Tendhar