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Scholastic Art Awards 2010
Good news, two of my art students won Gold Keys from the Scholastic Art Awards this year. This is really exciting because out of 165,000 works submitted, only 693 from the Region-at-Large earned Gold Key recognition.

The art work on the right is from an 11th grader in my Digital Art class. It was made by taking digital photographs of his home from different angles and using Photoshop and a "Tilt Shift Maker" to apply an interesting effect that makes certain aspects look tiny. I really like how the three pieces turned out as a series. This piece went also went to the National Exhibition in NYC. The highest honor that Scholastic's gives. Very exciting!

The one piece below is by an 8th grader in one of my middle school classes. This project is the same as the Chuck Close Inspired Fingerprint Project that I've posted before, except that this year I changed things up a bit by having them use a different medium to create the texture (black prisma-color pencil sticks).
By Heather on March 5, 2010 at 2:29pm EST Topic(s): scholastic art awards 2010 high school lessons middle school lessons

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Mike I really like the tilt shift series, especially the wood pile one. It came out really good and definitely deserving of a gold key. :)

Based on pure odds, each student only has a 0.42% chance of being selected. You had two! That is amazing.
3/5/2010 at 2:40pm EST
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