Session 1 of Middle School Summer Art camp was a blast! We had 24 artists who participated in four days of art making fun. The students left camp with their arms full of artwork and lots of new friends!
Check out some of the great art that was created and the middle schoolers enjoying ART and creative time to explore and play!
The Drawing and Painting students selected from one of three assignments. These great assignments are courtesy of Art Educator Laura Johnson (and are fabulous!)
and are linked up HERE.
Here are some of their works of art that show range and variety of subject and content.
** There are a few spots left in Session 2!
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
Call for Art 2018 Young Artists Juried Exhibit
in conjunction with Middleboro's 'Krazy Days'
August 2nd through September 1st, 2018
Opening Reception/ Awards Ceramony: Thursday, Aug 2nd from 6-8:30pm
Open to young artists entering grades 6 through 12 and recent HS grads Cash Prizes, Unique Exposure for Emerging Young Artists
Explore your inner artist and develop a variety of art skills. Activities and projects will change from day to day, and they will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and the use of different media.
This workshop is appropriate for educators of all levels, from those who have little or no experience to veteran artists and art educators, who can use the time for their own personalized artistic development using the classroom's equipment. As time allows, we can discuss how to apply art skills and content to standards-based learning on other topics in the regular classroom setting.
Instructor: Christina Chang
Dates: July 9-12, 2018 (Monday through Thursday)
Time: 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 pm
Location: Burlington High School, Room 217
Cost: $30 material studio fee
Tuition: $50 for out of district educators (plus materials fee)
PDPs: 1 PDP for each hour of attendance
Sign - Up HERE
If you would like to see examples of previous Summer Art Studios check out these links check out these posts
You are cordially invited to the Photosynthesis XIII exhibition, a collaboration of the Burlington High School and Winchester High School photography programs. Please join us for the official opening reception on Thursday, June 14 from 7:00-8:30pm. If you can't join us on June 14th, the show will be hanging at The Griffin from June 14 - July 6. The Griffin Museum is located at 67 Shore Road in Winchester.
This is the second year that Lexi Djordjevic has involved the Burlington photography students in this special exhibition. Over the past semester, students in the Photo Portfolio and Advanced Photography classes have been creating portfolios of personal imagery. There are ten students from Burlington participating in the show this year. The Burlington artists are:
By creating photographic portraits of themselves and their surroundings, students from the two high schools have been exploring their sense of self and place in a unique collaborative program at the Griffin Museum. An example from each Burlington artist follows:
More info about the show can be found here:
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 email@example.com. 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.
Christina Chang teaches art and design at Burlington High School.