By Gati Aher, Class of 2019
by Sophia Lupo, Class of 2019
By Kassidy Kirchner, Class of 2017
By Quentin Inglis, Class of 2018
Students in the Drawing and Painting class created large acrylic paintings of nature. Here are the assignment details:
" Shepard Fairey’s stenciled red, blue and beige poster of President Obama with the word “Hope” beneath it became an iconic image of the president’s 2009 inauguration and presidency, plastered on people’s shirts and walls across the country. This inauguration, Fairey’s signature designs are back with a similar message of hope."
Alegria Paez, Grade 12
Art Students Speak Up Through Their Art
This assignment was originally posted on 4/2016
My fantastic student teacher Lauren Bingham created a wonderful lesson for the Digital Art Class that can be found here: missbart.com. She showed students the work of artists Cindy Sherman, the Guerrilla Girls, Duane Hanson and Barbara Kruger. Then the students discussed stereotypes, cultural appropriation, and social justice. The students selected their own messages that they wanted to convey.
Here is what Alegria wrote about the lesson:
"This lesson reinforced the idea that the American culture isn't perfect. As progressive and liberal as the American culture paints itself to be, there is still much to be done in the name of progress and equality. My own project, intended to highlight the gender and racial pay gap, is an example of something that needs to change. Women are still paid less than men in the same job positions, and that inequality gets worse when you factor in women of different cultural background and races. Although the American culture is progressive in so many ways, those achievements in equality tend to hide other areas in which change is long overdue. Fortunately, the artists we studied in class have proven that although it is slow-going, people are starting to push social justice issues into different kinds of media: the most powerful, it seems, is art. Art for social justice is a way to highlight such injustices and communicate the need for change. It is inspiring to think that win a few simple yet impactful images, people can be galvanized into action."
Michael Dignan, Grade 11
Nina Nguyen, Grade 12
"Throughout this lesson I learned that there are a lot of stereotypes that are overlooked such as teenage stereotypes and ones that are hobby-specific. I feel that my own project reflects social justice in terms of gender, instead of what I had originally intended which was ethnicity. I attempted to portray the view that some people have that does not consider women as equal as men, sometimes treating women as less than human. From the different artists we studied I learned that there are various different ways to deliver messages of social justice. The Guerrilla Girls showed the power of anonymity while Duane Hanson utilized the effectiveness of isolated individuals."
Raybien Felizardo, Grade 12
"My project reflects social justice by showing that each race is coming together and not being racist or being segregated."
Julia Cannalonga, Grade 11
Jessica Sarver, Grade 11
"My project shows that men are considered superior to women and that it's easier for them to succeed in life, while to have the same opportunities, women have to go through many more obstacles."
The annual art competition is a contest for the best original piece of artwork from any BHS student. There is no restriction to the number of submissions, or the artistic medium. The winner of the contest will be featured on the cover of the magazine, as well as on the front page of this website. Top runner-up entry submitted by a junior will be the cover art for the following year’s British Literature textbook. The top sophomore runner-up will serve as the cover for our next American Literature textbook.
* Students may submit as many entries as they wish
* Entries are read and judged anonymously by students
* Top entries will receive a special mention in that year’s edition of Collab
We also run an annual themed contest, asking for the best artwork that responds to a specific theme or concept. Check this webpage for the announcement of the annual theme.
Submit your entries to email@example.com (email submissions are greatly preferred) or place them in the Submissions Box outside our room. Good Luck!
2016 – Stephanie O’Neill (photograph)
2015 – Jillian Sullivan – Sleepless Prosperity (mixed media)
2014 – Shabina Wigneswaran – Never Let Me Go (painting)
2013 – Chris Coe – Arrival (photograph)
2012 – Toula Papadopoulos – Miakoda (painting)
2011 – Tali Singer – Firefiles (no. 3) (photograph)
2010 – Tali Singer – Summertime (photograph)
The Cambridge Street Gallery recently got a "facelift" and is now displaying some wonderful quilts! Visit the gallery site to learn more about the show:
CAMBRIDGE STREET GALLERY
Students in Intro to Architecture loved Autodesk' FREE Homestyler app. They were able to design some wonderful spaces and start to grasp an understanding of layout, design and space.
It is so wonderful when artists and designers take the time to educate and share with students! We were so fortunate to have Architect, Artist, Designer and YouTuber
Ben Uyeda of Home Made Modern visit and spend time sharing his knowledge and talents with students.
Ben spoke with students in the Architecture class, Web Design, Photography and well as Business and Marketing students about his path and career from Architect to Designer who shares his ideas and designs via social media.
He shared many great tips for students including:
"Build skills even if you do not know what you want to do with them. Skills are universal. Don't focus in specific knowledge "
"Most people look directly ahead of them and do what they are told. Make sure when you are not doing what your told that you are doing something useful"
Students in my architecture class had many great takeaways from Ben's talk. He validated what students have as their current knowledge base and what a huge value and asset they are to the workforce and design world.
This is what the students said that they learned:
-Start small and work your way up
-Learn concepts, not prescriptions.
-The new generation holds many skill sets that the old generations don't have.
Alexandria, Grade 11
Listen to what you know and your young mind- Quinlan, Grade 11
-Bigger is not all better
-It's not all about making the most money possible
-Making affordable furniture and houses for people in need is better than trying to make the most money.
Brendan, Grade 12
Sat, Nov 5: Boston, Massachusetts, Hynes Convention Center
900 Boylston Street
Boston MA 02115
Hosted by: Massachusetts College of Art and Design
Time: 12:00pm - 4:00pm
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THIS YEAR'S CONTEST IS NOW OPEN
What does the future look like? Are cities built in the clouds? Is it a place where everyone gets along - even cats and dogs? Or maybe a world where nobody ever gets sick? With the Google homepage as their canvas, young artists are invited to reach into their imagination and share what they see for the future.
The winner’s artwork will be featured on the Google homepage.
Check out the gallery for inspiration: https://www.google.com/doodles/
Deadline is Dec. 2, 2016
By Vanessa Ovian
BHS Art Hosts Well-Known Architect and Designer as Visiting Artist The Burlington High School Art Department will host well-known architect and designer Benjamin Uyeda on Friday, November 4, as a visiting artist for its students in architecture, art and business classes. The visit will give students an opportunity to hear how he combines architecture and sustainable design with marketing to create a thriving social media based business.
A graduate of Cornell University with Bachelor and Master degrees in Architecture, Uyeda is co-founder of ZeroEnergy Design, a modern green architecture and mechanical design firm, FreeGreen.com, a web based media company that distributes green home designs over the internet, and HomeMade Modern, an online design source that publishes easy-to-follow, DIY recipes for creating modern home furnishings. In his own words,
Uyeda was raised in a “family with limited financial resources where design was a way to transform mundane ingredients into something special,” crediting his mother who instilled the idea that even though there may be limited resources, there is always access to new things and experiences. Benjamin Uyeda’s career began as a designer of high performance, sustainable homes that produced as much energy as they used. The reality, however, was that these homes were often expensive, second homes for clients, and as a designer he felt the need to be creating not catering. With that in mind he founded HomeMade Modern, a digital media based business that now boasts over 11 million worldwide views in over 50 countries. He is sponsored by Home Depot, Ryobi and Quikrete, has authored HomeMade Modern, Smart DIY Designs for a Stylish Home, and can be found on a number of social media sites including Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest and Buzzfeed. Benjamin
Uyeda’s visit to Burlington High School is facilitated by faculty member Christina Chang who teaches Intro to Architecture. Developed in response to student requests for studies in architecture, landscape and interior design, the full year course provides an opportunity for advanced art students to acquire a knowledge of these fields through a variety of learning experiences. Among those experiences are exposure to visiting artists such as Uyeda whose charismatic style will undoubtedly raise the level of interest and excitement among the students. “Ben's work is much more than just sustainability,” states Chang. “He has approached design and idea sharing in a new way that is accessible and appropriate for this media and tech-savvy group of students.”
Recognizing that Benjamin Uyeda’s expertise goes far beyond the designer’s creativity, Chang reached out to Krista Anderson, a marketing teacher in the Business and Information Technology department of Burlington High School. “I always welcome every opportunity to expose my marketing students to a variety of jobs and careers,” comments Anderson. “I immediately saw great synergy with what we'll be covering in my marketing classes . . . discussing how to use social media to reach audiences, spread message and create interest.”
The visiting artist program at Burlington High School is an integral part of the Art Department. In addition to the visit by Benjamin Uyeda, past guest speakers have included Pixar artist and alumnus Erik Langley, landscape painter Arnie Casavant, printmaker Randy Garber and painter Lei-Sanne Do. Additionally, the department hosts an annual Alumni Day, a homecoming for alumni that provides yet another opportunity for students to look at career possibilities as they approach the college years. To learn more about the designs of Benjamin Uyeda, visit www.HomeMadeModern.com, watch his TEDx talk https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glPmxeVMgyg, and follow him on Facebook, YouTube, Pinterest, Twitter, Google+, Instagram and Buzzfeed.
Christina Chang teaches art and design at Burlington High School.