Join me: carpool to exhibits

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http://westportartscenter.org/

I hope to drive to Westport after class on Tuesday, March 3; I plan to see the exhibit Coney Island, Slide Show. Contact me if you would like to come along with me. This would be a good show to write about for your essay project. But it is also a good show to visit for art reasons alone. I have room in my car for four. loriloh@me.com

On Thursday, March 5, after class, I hope to drive to the Center for Contemporary Print Making, to see the exhibit, Kindred. Contact me if you would like to come along with me. This would be a good show to write about for your essay project. But it is also a good show to visit for art reasons alone. I have room in my car for four.  loriloh@me.com

http://contemprints.org/

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On Thursday, at CCP, this special day includes the following:

The Center for Contemporary Printmaking invites you and your friends to visit us on Thursday, March 5, 2015, between 10am and 5pm, to share in Fairfield County’s Community Foundation Giving Day. On that day, CCP has numerous events and activities planned:
10am – 10:30am: Croissants and Coffee Meet and Greet
10:30am – 12:30pm: Etching Demonstrations
12:30pm – 1:30pm: Luncheon Snacks
1:30pm – 3pm: Letterpress Demonstration with Artist-in-Residence Eckhard Froeschlin
3pm – 4pm: Artist Talk and Portfolio Presentation with Eckhard Froeschlin
Come to the Center to experience the many printmaking activities available to our member artists. A designated kiosk will be set up for your convenience so that donations can be made while you enjoy croissants and coffee in the morning and snacks throughout the day. If you are unable to come in person, there will be a dedicated webpage for you to donate at your studio, office or home. If you would like to donate but are unable to join us, click here to make a donation during Giving Day.

This one-day, regional effort harnesses the collective power of individuals, friends, families, businesses, employee groups, school groups, and others to transform how people think about, talk about and participate in giving to non-profits.

Created by Fairfield County’s Community Foundation, and sponsored by Bank of America, Giving Day inspires and empowers our region to raise as much money as possible for local nonprofit organizations in just 24 hours. Giving Day invites those who love Fairfield County to come together and make an incredibly powerful, collective impact by supporting local nonprofits on March 5, 2015.

The minimum donation is $10 and there is no maximum. Matching funds and prize money will be made available to amplify charitable donations, excite nonprofits and donors to participate, and keep momentum going throughout the day. Whether you give $10 or $100, your donation will make a difference!

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Homework III-Assigned

I announced in class today that I think the Fine Point Marker drawings would make a great Homework III Assignment. You have had a good three session start in class to the drawing already. And many of you have interesting work developing but need just a little more time to complete the piece. At this point take your work home and finish these. Due date for Marker Drawing/Homework III is March 26.

Remember that at this point you can research reference to add detail to your drawings. Possible ideas might be: wallpaper designs, fabric patterns, and any repeated objects or patterns (bugs, flowers, guns, fish, toads, city scape, trees, etc.) that will enhance your final project. This is an option if it fits your work and carries your idea or theme forward. You have accomplished working from observation and are now allowed to add to your observation drawing, elements  from photo reference materials. Key to a successful blending of this new material would be that you draw the reference patterns-do not trace from or over your reference (that would appear odd as if you had two different drawing styles in one work of art).

Research http://sillypinkbunnies.com/ © Jeremy Fish for inspiration.Used for educational purposes only.
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We start fresh with large-scale color pencil sketching next week. Theme: Peeps-the glorification, alteration, and arrangement of colorful marsh mellow candies employing the exaggeration of scale in a drawing. The collaboration is to be a hall assemblage.

 

 

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In-Class Markers Drawings

Congrats Students, Many of you have some very strong work developing with this in-class drawing. Thursday, will be the final day to finish these drawings. Yes, you may complete them at home if you need more time.
Remember that at this point you can research *at home, print out, and bring with you, reference to add detail to your drawings. Possible ideas might be: wallpaper designs, fabric patterns, and any repeated objects or patterns (bugs, flowers, guns, fish, toads, city scape, trees, etc.) that will enhance your final project. This is an option if it fits your work and carries your idea or theme forward. Bring this reference to class. You have accomplished working from observation and are now allowed to add to your observation drawing, elements  from photo reference materials.
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Essay Options: Written assignment due March 10

I have added new art event options below. There is plenty of art to see in our area-no excuses-visit a gallery, listen to a talk, or attend an opening. And while you are exploring the visual arts, you are hopefully elevating your visual suffocation, and broadening your understanding, for the visual arts.
The March 10th deadline is around the corner.
Refer to the Homework_essay assignment for details; you can find the file on the homework page of this site.
For your convenience, here is a list of possible art exhibit locations where you might find something inspiring to write about.

http://artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu/current-exhibit/

https://westportartscenter.org/

http://contemprints.org/

http://www.housatonic.edu/artmuseum/exhibits/current.asp

http://rowaytonartscenter.org/

http://silvermineart.org/

http://art.yale.edu/32EdgewoodAveGallery

http://www.barnum-museum.org/cal.htm

FCBUUZZ is a CT link that shows area exhibits and art events.
http://fcbuzz.org/events/visual-arts/

Manhattan Users Guide is a New York City resource, for when you are itching to catch culture in the big town.
http://manhattanusersguide.com/

Bruce Museum
https://brucemuseum.org/site/exhibitions_landing/current

And here are a few exhibits that are current options……

Carriage Barn Gallery
carriagebarn.org

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Rowayton Arts Center
http:www.rowaytonartscenter.org

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Worrell Smith Gallery
www.worrellsmithgallery.com

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Stamford Museum
http://www.stamfordmuseum.org/exhibit-spot.html

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Homework Reminder

You are two weeks away from the due date for your essay paper. Refer to the Homework_essay assignment for details; you can find the file on the homework page of this site.
For your convenience, here is a list of possible art exhibit locations where you might find something inspiring to write about.

http://artgallery.stamford.uconn.edu/current-exhibit/

https://westportartscenter.org/

http://contemprints.org/

http://www.housatonic.edu/artmuseum/exhibits/current.asp

http://rowaytonartscenter.org/

http://silvermineart.org/

http://art.yale.edu/32EdgewoodAveGallery

http://www.barnum-museum.org/cal.htm

We will continue with your Black and Gray marker drawings in class on Tuesday.

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Thursday, February 19: Markers and Shading

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We’ve started to work with the fine point markers in class; learning to use only line- it’s layering, bending, and weight variation-to define form. We will continue with this theme on Thursday.
Your first pages for Weekly Sketchbook are due tomorrow.

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Students, Our class starts at 10:00 am today. NCC posted a delay of all classes until 10:00. Our class will begin on time.
I recommend you all sign up for NCC emergency/weather alerts. Use the school address above; type in your student ID and password. And sign up to “My Commnet Alerts”. You will automatically receive texts and emails of school information, in case of delay or emergency (only).

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