Summer Art Camp Session 2
This summer students entering grades 6-8 for the 2018/2019 school year can
enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art
The art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques.
This includes drawing and painting. Students will use their imagination and
observation skills to create one of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work
collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for
Dates: Monday- Thursday, July 23-26, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Chang Email: email@example.com
Location: Burlington High School Transportation: Arranged by parents
To enroll your child please complete the attached Information Form and tuition payment to Burlington Public Schools and mail to:
Attention: Rosemary DeSousa
123 Cambridge Street
Burlington, MA 01803
In December a group of nine students attended the IDEAS Conference.
Initiatives for Developing Equity and Achievement for Students (IDEAS), a program of EDCO, facilitated a Student Leadership Conference for 11th, and 12th grade students from member high schools. The purpose of the conference was to engage students from a range of racial and ethnic backgrounds in conversations on issues of racism, intolerance, discrimination, and allied behavior.
GOALS OF CONFERENCE:
Nimisha Thakkar, Jason Wu, Riya Kamani, Akhila John, Colin Nguyen, Arya Nagraj, Stavan Shah, Luis Villalta and Aida Gachago
After participating in the conference the students were challenged to head back to their school to make change!
The Students worked with the previously created Humans of BHS club to continue and build upon their mission of supporting diversity in their school.
The students in Humans of BHS worked on the following collaborative projects this year:
1. Humans of BHS Foreign Language Mission Statement
Students are going to recite the BHS Mission Statement in a wide variety of foreign languages at the beginning of the school day.
2. Interfaith Panel Diversity Stories
Students recorded themselves expressing different encounters they have had, good/bad, regarding their religion/belief system. This will become part of Interfaith Panel for the BPS educators Professional Development.
3. Weekly Peer Interviews
Students interview students/faculty about any encounters, questions, opinions, or experiences they have had
4.Instagram: humansofburlma. Students created an Instagram account to showcase the diversity at BHS
The Digital Publishing class is now featured in the Cambridge Street Gallery by the cafeteria.
Feel free to bring your students down to view the exhibition! Below are a few Q&A's that will help you and your students understand the purpose of Digital Publishing along with a few images of our published work.
Q: What is the Digital Publishing Team?
A: The Digital Publishing team consists of students in grades 9-12 creating professional graphics, logos, posters, and marketing materials for the Burlington public schools, the local community, and beyond (ie we are a mini design agency). Students may take the Digital Publishing class any year and no design experience is necessary.
Q: Who can request graphic design services?
A: Anyone who is looking for simple graphics services is welcome to make a request by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org. Services are free, and sometimes a client will give the student winner a small token of appreciation or donate to the BHS Art scholarship fund.
Q: Is Digital Publishing taking requests for the 2018-2019 school year?
A: YES! We are looking for work for next year. Students love to design art for clients and see their art published out in the world. We are currently working on a logo for an indie production company based in Central Massachusetts.
The students were challenged with creating a realistic drawing of simple popcorn using a white pencil to show value and form. The students then had to transform the popcorn shape into a drawing of an object, person, place or thing. Their ideas are unique and creative and they demonstrated their great skill with colored pencils.
In our art department we are always trying to push students to think in different and creative ways. This assignment challenged students to look at everyday objects in new ways.
Students examined the art of artist Victor Nunes and then created their own Creative Illustrations with everyday objects.
Special Thanks to Art Educator Laura Johnson of ArtRoomOnline for sharing this great lesson found HERE
Here are three articles that describe and show Victor Nunes designs:
Art Camp is now FULL! Thanks for all of your interest!
This summer students entering grades 6-8 for the 2018/2019 school year can enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art Department.
The art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques. This includes drawing and painting. Students will use their imagination and observation skills to create one of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for self-expression.
Dates: Monday- Thursday, July 16-19, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Instructor: Christina Chang
Location: Burlington High School
Transportation: Arranged by parents
To enroll your child please complete the attached Information
Form and tuition payment to Burlington Public Schools and mail to:
Attention: Rosemary DeSousa
123 Cambridge Street,
Burlington, MA 01803.
Space is limited - please register as soon as possible.
This year at BHS we created and are utilizing the following essential questions to promote the BHS core values and mission statement.
BHS Essential Questions (2017-18)
School wide question of the year: What is the power of one?
Freshman Year: What makes up my identity, and how does my identity impact my role as a community member?
Sophomore Year: Why is it crucial to question our assumptions and seek multiple perspectives?
Junior Year: Why is it important to work toward establishing equity rather than equality?
Senior Year: How can I use my skills, knowledge, and resources to better my community?
For my Design class which is made up of mostly freshmen I created two sketchbook assignments using the essential questions:
What is my identity? And How does my identity impact my community?
The lesson is linked up HERE
Here are some students samples from their sketchbooks
We are fortunate to live in the Boston area where there are lots of great art museums.
Here is a link to list of museums:
Explore Art Museums
Your local library has museum passes to cover the cost of admission. Check them out HERE
And if you go, complete this sheet and return it after the break
Art Museum Visit
This year we had wonderful training on Keys to Literacy. I learned helpful techniques to better engage students in reading and writing in my classroom.
Here is a link to the schools systems blog with loads of resources and samples:
I was a test plot for the Scholastic Art Magazine this year and worked to incorporate readings and discussions from these magazines. The students found the articles interesting and engaging. I would highly recommend the magazine as it offered insight into contemporary and historic artists and gave the students relevant articles and high quality images of a wide variety of works of art.
Below is the template that I used for two column notes and a student sample based on an article about the sculpture " Fearless Girl".
Christina Chang teaches art and design at Burlington High School.