Monday, July 7, 2008

070708 My trip to APSI at CCAD (0621-28)

APSI= Advanced Placement Summer Institute... CCAD= Columbus College of Art and Design

I basically spent a week at CCAD learning new art tricks, creating in a studio like I expect my students in AP art to work, learning the ins and outs of the AP portfolio process, and exhibiting my work alongside my art teacher peers. It was an amazing experience- the folks at CCAD really went above and beyond- they even let us use free art supplies! We got lots of cool treats and I renewed my love for my job here.
We learned encaustics. Totally awesome way to paint with pigment and beeswax. Very fun.
This is my studio space. I haven't actually finished the 2nd painting I was working with here.
It stormed really hard while people were in the studio- I thank God I was staying with Amanda and not on campus (people were stuck without power there and lightning actually struck the studio!). I ignored the sirens and took some sweet lightning photos!

These are some of my favorites from the other teachers...

The following 2 are examples from the students at CCAD:

We evaluated student portfolios. This is a fake (sample) portfolio of quality. It would have scored a 5 (scale is 1-5).

I made the painting of the trees/ relfections below... We created a lot that week in the studio. I made like 10 pieces. This is a quality oil painting.
These folks worked very hard for us.

Pride and the Commfest were the following weekend:
I got to hang out with good friends and celebrate a challenging week. It was a really fun and rewarding experience.