From the Burlington Patch:
The Fashion Design class at Burlington High School was honored to have a visit by Massachusetts State Representative Kenneth Gordon (Burlington, Bedford, Wilmington) on Monday in preparation for their big event,Fashion on the Hill, which will be held on Tuesday, May 31, at 11:00 am.
The students have been invited to Beacon Hill to present a runway fashion show in the Great Hall, an unprecedented event since its completion in 1798, showcasing arts education in the Commonwealth. Several pieces of art will also be exhibited simultaneously by advanced art students from Burlington High School.
Fashion on the Hill is free and open to the public. A reception will follow. RSVP:StateHouseFashion@gmail.com.
Lord & Taylor is having their annual Charity Day on Saturday April 30th where Fashion Design students are exhibiting their dresses in the store.
Charity Day is a day of events, raffles and refreshments. Proceeds from any $5 shopping passes purchased benefits local Habitat for Humanity chapters. The fashion design class is exhibiting their recycled dresses on the first floor.
If you go to charity day, hashtag your favorite dress with #MyDesignLTburl on Twitter. The winner will get a prize. Follow Lord and Taylor on Instagram.
Thank you to General Manager Rose Meade and Visual Merchandising Manager Terri for this opportunity for my students. The designs will be up for about a week.
Below is a visual preview of the exhibit:
What is a geofilter?! According to Snapchat, "Geofilters are a fun way to share where you are, or what you're up to, by adding a fun overlay to your Snap. If you have location services and Filters enabled, Geofilters appear at thousands of places around the world. After you take a Snap, swipe to see what's around!"
My Web Design class created Snapchat Geofilters and submitted them to Snapchat. This year we've beat our record and 4 Geofilters have been chosen by Snapchat to be live. If you're ever at any of the locations below, make sure to swipe right!
I absolutely love this project! Web Design is such a relevant course nowadays -- we do so much on the Internet; from writing, socializing, creating, and working, the web is vital to our everyday lives. Right now my students are learning HTML & CSS coding and soon we'll be moving onto building apps.
This self-portrait project, however, tasked students with researching Native American spirits and then choosing their own spirit to encompass in a self-portrait. We learned about surrealism from artists like Salvador Dali and Marc Chagall. Students learned advanced photoshopping techniques used by professional photo retouchers. You can see the quality in these self-portraits.
Students also learned about file types and their relative sizes, differentiating between pngs and jpegs and also how high resolution differs from low resolution. Which spirit would you be?!
Have you ever wondered how the BHS school musical poster is designed? The digital publishing class at Burlington High School works very closely with Mr. John Middleton (K-12 Music Coordinator) and Ms. Kate McMahon on the cover. They came into the classroom in December to talk about the project. Students asked questions and then we all watched the movie together. With the theme of Mary Poppins in mind, all students created sketches on paper first. The class critiqued the sketches and we moved forward with the designs on the computer. Each student
Nate's design was chosen for the realistic look of Mary, as well as containing the London skyline and the magic found in the musical. He originally used Mary Poppins' face, but that was swapped with the face of the actress playing Mary in the BHS version.
Below are the other fantastic designs by the digital publishing class:
You are invited to the 43rd Annual Art Exhibition & Fashion Show on Thursday, March 17th from 6:30-8:30 pm in the lower library. The fashion show will begin promptly at 7pm. The night is also the high school's scheduled open house night.
All BHS art students have been working hard this year to create fantastic artwork. Every student currently taking art will have artwork in the show. The posters have all been created by Digital Publishing students.
Hope to see you there!
We have an all -star line up for Friday's 8th Annual Artist Alumni Day. From fashion designers, to architects and graphic designers you will be impressed by the wonderful talented artists who graduated from Burlington High School. The schedule is below so feel free to come by and see all or some of the artists.
Check out this great video featuring the artists from Jenn Scheffer:
Principal John Lyons came to the art department to ask if we could redesign the logo for Pine Glen. Last year the Digital Publishing course helped to redesign the Francis Wyman Elementary School logo and it was a big success. Take a look at Jill's winning design above, then look below to how she got there.
I teach art at Burlington High School in Burlington, Massachusetts. My goals include teaching my students to live and thrive with 21st century learning skills while helping them to learn valuable creative artistic thinking and technical skill.