It's a new year and we have a lot to do. I hope that everyone will work hard and take advantage of this class blog - it will be your place to find all updates, study guides, tutorials outside of class and commentary from your peers. Remember to enter your email address in the box near the top to get automatic notices in your inbox whenever I make a new post.
First things first - Everyone needs to have their sketchbooks, pencils, and pens starting Thursday. THESE ARE MUST-HAVES IN EVER CLASS; DON'T FORGET THEM.
Also, 7th graders: I will be bringing poster board on Thursday for you to make your own portfolios. I'll be showing you how to do this.
Art 2&3: be looking for a paper portfolio at the arts stores around town. It's best to use a coupon to make this purchase. Don't get the leather portfolios unless you plan on being an artist for life....they are very pricey. If you really need to save some money, just buy two sheets of poster board and tape them together, leaving one of the longest sides open so that you can put your art in it. Some of you made these last year. Remember: Your portfolio has to be large enough to hold an 18x24 sheet of paper. Have these ready by next week and bring them to class on Tuesday.
Also - here is the link to see the Duck Stamp species. Look up each species that sounds interesting to you and print out three images that you'd like to use. Have the "color" print outs in class Thursday (black and white copies won't help you). http://www.fws.gov/juniorduck/ArtContest.htm#GeneralInformation
If any of you have questions please send them to me through this blog or my email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HOMEWORK - bring signed syllabus stub with email addresses on Thursday.