Friday, December 4, 2009

Distribute Posters!

Please remember to get a poster or two to the person or business that donated to our scholarship fund! This distribution is part of your grade. You will need to take a picture of yourself with your poster and the person and/or business that made the donation. Please post this to your blog.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

NAHS service opportunity

Do you need NAHS service hours?

You can make CUPS for the judges at the Regional Scholastic Art Awards!

There will be 18 judges (3 in each category). They are not being paid for their time, but deserve a "thank you" for all of their hard work and time... what better way than to gift them with a hand-made cup by a Lakeridge student??

If you think you can help out, contact Amy ASAP. Cups will need to be finished by Dec. 10th.

Friday, November 6, 2009

Make an UNKL!

Here is a relly cool event to attend!!!
Sat, Nov 14, 2009at 10 AM
In this hands-on workshop, artists Derek Welch and Jason Bacon share the approach to storytelling they use to create characters for their toy design company UNKL. Imagine a character and sculpt it during class to take home.
Workshop: $35. Advance registration required and available online. Limit 12 participants. For ages 18 and up.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

Workshop Opportunity

Don Sprague will be conducting a workshop at Chemeketa Community College on November 14th and 15th from 9am to 4pm. Originally the workshop was going to be $50, but now it will be FREE!!!

Contact Jason Laney at if you want to sign up. Space is limited. I am planning on going and I would be willing to drive if needed.


Monday, November 2, 2009

Let's talk Concentrations!

Heya Kids!
Be ready to present and discuss your concentration ideas in class on Wenesday after our critique. You should have at least a few visuals to help you show and articulate your ideas to your classmates.

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Call for Entries


Here is a great opportunity to have your own show... a teeny tiny show!!

There is a video clip and slide show about the project at the website.

Here is the application to submit your proposal:

Wednesday, October 14, 2009



The YoungArts Scholarship Registration Deadline has been Extended to OCTOBER 23... If you are a senior and you haven't registered yet, DON'T MISS THIS OPPORTUNITY!

Exclusive Presidential Scholars in the Arts nominations
$500,000 in total monetary awards
$10,000 YoungArts Gold Awards, $5,000 YoungArts Silver Awards
All-expense-paid trip to Miami for YoungArts Week National Finals: January 11-16, 2010
Master classes with world-renowned artists
$3 million in scholarship opportunities

Registration Deadline Extended: October 23, 2009 by 5PM EST.
Audition/Portfolio Deadline: October 30, 2009 by 5PM EST.
(Ask about our fee waivers)

For more information, please contact Programs Department at 1.800.970.ARTS (2787), email or visit the website:

Monday, October 12, 2009

AP 3-D Retreat Success!

The AP 3-D retreat at Menucha was better than I could've hoped! Every one of my students helped to make it great. We all made interesting artwork, built friendships and had a wonderful time playing outside in the sun! Our guest artist, JacobTietze, was also A-MA-ZING!

Thursday, October 8, 2009

Scholarship Fundraiser

I am happy to announce that La Vang Restaurant is hosting a scholarship fundraiser for Lakeridge National Art Honor Society beginning Oct 12th through Oct 17th.
20% of all money spent at La Vang during lunch or dinner goes directly to funding art scholarships for Lakeridge students this year!

Please help Lakeridge NAHS by enjoying a delicious Vietnamese meal at La Vang Restaurant.

Be sure to tell your server that you are there to support Lakeridge Art Department!

La Vang Restaurant
17770 SW Pilkington Rd.
Lake Oswego, OR 97035
Monday-Saturday 11am to 8pm

Thanks for your support!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

ART 21 Videos Online

Pictures from the "Identity" video.

Hey! Check out these videos...
Each one of the videos has a theme that is explored by several artists. Many of the artists use sculptural media to express their thoughts. The thing that I think is really cool is that the producers are really interested in showing the processes that the artists use and spend time with the artists while they are working and talking about their ideas.
Who knows, watching this might help you develop your own thoughts on CONCENTRATION development!
Watch them by theme or by season online at:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

NAHS at Lakeridge

Please be sure to keep up with the NAHS 2828 is included on my blog list on the lower-righthand side of this page. Your first service opportunity is coming up next week and the induction is the week after!

AP 3-D Retreat this Weekend!

Our AP 3-D Retreat is this weekend:
October 9th and 10th at Menucha Retreat and Conference Center:
503.695.2243 (Menucha’s Office)
38711 Historic Columbia River Hwy.
Corbett, OR 97019

You will need to bring:
  • Sketchbook
  • Sleeping bag & pillow (I have asked them not to prepare bedding for us because it costs more $. Everyone will have a bed to sleep on…no one will have to sleep on the floor)
  • Towels
  • Rain coat or a large plastic bag to wear.
  • Hiking shoes
  • Alarm clock and a watch (cell service will be spotty)
  • Camera
  • Main Dish Potluck Item. This is what we are going to be eating while we are there. There are no restaurants that we can dine in. We have a kitchen and we will use it! I will bring Saturday’s breakfast (eggs, bacon, potatoes)
  • A snack to share with everyone
  • Code of Conduct Form

Friday, October 2, 2009

Local 14 Show this weekend!

Be sure to make time to go to the LOCAL 14 show at the World Forestry Center (same parking lot as the Oregon Zoo)

Over 80 artists in all media will be showing and selling their work.

For extra credit take a picture of yourself at the show and email it to me at:

See you there!

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

A-Z Concept Photos due on Friday, Oct. 2

  • 26 A-Z pictures to your shared folder.
  • 5 best potential sculpture pics posted to your blog.
  • ALL pics need to be labeled (example: angst.jpg).
  • Have a plan for beginning work on this sculpture. Be ready to show sketches and talk to Amy or classmates about your ideas!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Poster Fundraiser

Poster $ is due on September 30th!!! We have only 6 more days left to raise funds. Remember that this is money that is going to be used to buy our GROOVE -A-LICIOUS Artsy Bunch Poster as well as fund scholarships. It is out only real fundraiser for the year, so it is a requirement that you participate. If you are having "issues" raising your funds, talk with me and I can help you brainstorm some solutions.

Today's Fieldtrip

Had a great time on the fieldtrip with you today! I hope it was an inspiring trip for you and you got some good ideas on putting together a body of work in a cohesive way. On the yellow itinerary, there are two assignments that were to be completed while we were on our trip, however, if you were just WAY too excited about the work at the time, be sure to do it at home in your sketchbook.

  • Please be sure to do the write-up for each gallery as well as the reflection on the trip itself.

  • Finish taking your A-Z pictures. You might want to label them in your sketchbook so you can remember the concept you were trying to capture. These will be due next Friday.

Lastly, I am very proud of all of you!! I feel that you really represented Lakeridge, our art department and yourselves very well. Thanks guys, you're the best.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Gallery Fieldtrip this Thursday

Are you looking forward to gallery-hopping on Thursday??!
We will be leaving the school at 7:45 AM...DON'T BE LATE!!!!!!!
Please remember:
  • your fieldtrip form and $5 for the bus so that you CAN go.
  • $$ for donuts in the morning and for lunch.
  • a digital camera for our A-Z project (due Friday, Oct 2).
  • your sketchbook and a pencil
  • cell phone (just in case)

I am really looking forward to spending the day with you!!

Thursday, September 10, 2009


youngARTS 2010: Apply now on-line!

Who's eligible? Seniors

What can you get? 3 million dollars available in scholarship money, over $500,000 in total cash awards, $10,000 youngARTS gold awards, $5,000 youngARTS silver awards, all-expense paid trip to Miami for National Finals Week, master classes with artists.

Deadline? You must be registered by October 16, 2009 by 5pm.

I will help you assemble a portfolio of work. youngARTS needs to recieve the portfolio no later than October 30th (not postmarked on the 30th)!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

New Blog!

Hey Kids!
Welcome to the 2009-2010 AP 3-D Blog!
I am really pumped for the year. You are all talented, hard-working individuals that have dedicated a portion of your life to creating and enjoying art. This blog will become a tool that we will use as a part of the AP 3-D class to help us communicate with each other. Some of the uses might be on-line critiquing, communication of deadlines, sharing our sources of inspiration, and posting our artwork for friends and family to see.

To start with, you will be creating your own blog which will be linked to this one. You will need to check this blog frequently so that you stay up to date on the happenings of the AP 3-D class, National Art Honor Society, and the Ceramics Club!