Design is our foundation course here at BHS. The objective for the final exam is to showcase, summarize and highlight student growth and achievement throughout the course of the year.
This year students created digital portfolios for their FINAL Exam. Here are some examples:
Ananya used the CanVa app to create her portfolio
Sophia used google slides to create her portfolio
Sameer used Adobe Spark to create his portfolio. He enjoyed using the voice over feature and animations.
I have to give a very special thank you to an extraordinary parent- Rosalyn Minnasian. She has an amazing parent of Garine who came to us as a freshmen in my Design class and has continued to take art classes. During the last three years Rosalyn has been a huge resource and volunteer.
She offered to help with fundraising and promoting our art program. Since 2013 Rosalyn has helped us grow a sizable scholarship fund; secure donors; art exhibitions at local businesses; connect with volunteers in the community; gain the support of Rep. Ken Gordon and secure the fashion show at the statehouse along with many, many other details!
She has generously donated hours of her time and wisdom and it has helped our art program and so many students and community members!
Rosalyn you have truly been a gift to the art department and we THANK YOU!
Rosalyn with Paula Salvucci, Owner of True North at "Fashion on the Hill".
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What is an artist statement?
An artist statement is a general introduction of your work as an artist. It is the what, how, and why of your work, from your own perspective. It helps you convey the deeper meaning or purpose of your work to the audience (clients, gallery owners, scholarship boards, entrance panels, etc.).
What kind of artists need personal statements? If you are a designer, photographer, fashion designer, illustrator, sculpture artist, abstract artist, painter or any other kind of artist, you need an artist statement.
Why you need an artist statement
An artist statement lets you convey the reasoning behind your work-- why you chose a particular subject matter, why you work in a certain medium, etc. And further, a well-written statement shows the relationship of you to your artwork, and helps creates a connection with the viewer that will make your work (and your name) more memorable.
An artist statement can:
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On Tuesday May 31 the State House filled with young artists and fashion designers! I was delighted to see students who work so hard all year honored with a show that highlighted their hard work and properly showed what public school education is producing and was spectacular!
Thanks to Rep. Ken Gordon the students had the FIRST fashion show at the state house! Thanks to the vision of his aide Mary Guay we created a wonderful runway in the Great Hall, set up an art display of 2d and 3D art. Visionary Teacher Keith March Mistler started the fashion design class four years ago and has worked to build and grown this wonderful class.
The hall filled up with proud students, parents, community members, school committee members, house representatives and others who saw an ad or the WCVB Eye Opener and came to support the students and the show.
Special thanks to all who attended and our amazing sponsors:
Whole Bunch of Flowers
Thanks to NECN, the Boston Globe and BCAT for covering the event! Thanks to the BECC and Deborah Clark for including her wonderful students in the show modeling the adaptive clothing that the fashion students created.
Thank you to our wonderful alum who generous let us model and feature their designs:
Rachel Faller of Tonle
Gaju Carole Niyonzima
and thank you to Rep. Ken Gordon, Vanessa Ovian, PR Manager, Mary Guay, and the invaluable Rosalyn Minassian, parent volunteer and President of the Friends of the Arts- we could not have done this event without you!
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.