Annual Art ContestThe 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
NEW IN 2015-16, we will also have a themed contest – the top entry that fits in with our specified theme will will a separate prize. The theme for the 2015 contest is “Personal Identity” or “Anti-Hatred” – any artwork that reflects on the artist’s own background, or replies to any sort of cultural animosity (like racism, homophobia, sexism, bigotry, etc).
Submit your entries to firstname.lastname@example.org (email submissions are greatly preferred) or place them in the Submissions Box outside our room. Good Luck!
Design students created digital portfolios of their quarter 1 work to document their progress and growth and to communicate with their families. The students (and me) love Canva for creating beautiful presentations and posters.
Here are a few of the presentations:
Sophia' s Portfolio
Architecture students used SketchUp last year. They each created a model of their dream house. Here are some views of their creations:
A critique is an oral or written discussion strategy used to analyze, describe, and interpret works of art. Critiques help students hone their persuasive oral and writing, information-gathering, and justification skills.
Below is a sample set of focus questions for an art critique related to four major areas of art criticism: description, analysis, interpretation, judgment. (The number of questions and aspects of specificity will vary according to the art form and number of works in the critique).
Describe the work without using value words such as "beautiful" or "ugly":
Describe how the work is organized as a complete composition:
Describe how the work makes you think or feel:
Judgment or Evaluation:
Present your opinion of the work's success or failure:
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.