On the heels of the release of her second novel, Bellweather Rhapsody, Author Kate Racculia will be visiting the AP classroom This Thursday, May 15th. She’ll be talking about her new book, as well as career paths for creatives. As an author, illustrator and musician, Kate has valuable insights into how even the busiest of creatives can pursue their passions.
If you’d like to learn more about Ms. Racculia before her visit, here’s a link to an interview that touches on many of the things she’ll be speaking about this Thursday.UPDATE Kate Racculia’s visit was very well attended. After introducing herself and talking a bit about her book, her writing process and her path to getting published, students spent about half an hour asking questions. Student questions were insightful and Ms. Racculia’s answers were thoughtful and thorough. To close, Ms. Racculia read a passage from her most recent book. Given the success of this event, I definitely plan to host other speakers in the arts classroom next year.
Robotic fashion and digital interfaces by Dutch designer Anouk Wipprecht
Nature-City, Part of MoMa’s exhibition Foreclosed: Rehousing The American Dream, has served as inspiration for a unit on urban planning in our Sculpture class. Check out the video here.
Just thought I’d share these two photographs by first semester Darkroom Photography students. It takes a great deal of skill and patience to successfully expose, develop and print film.
Just stumbled upon this video and thought it would be an inspiring addition to Weekly Inspiration.
Innovative Sierra Leone teen, Kelvin Doe was awarded a residency at M.I.T.’s Media Lab after creating a radio station out of trash-picked electrical components. His goal was to open a dialogue within his community, empowering everyone to voice their opinions about social issues.
Each year, admissions representatives from two selected schools visit the AP and Honors classroom. On monday November 4th Erika Hess from University of Michigan’s School of Art and Design will be reviewing AP + Honors portfolios as well as presenting about UM. This is a valuable opportunity for students to receive feedback on their work and learn a little about what college-level Art and Design programs look like.
A few quick pics from our trip to the Nature Lab earlier today. Will update with more images and info later.