AP Studio Art Summer Page
Happy 3rd Quarter!
Once again all Fine Art students are entering a new quarter, 3rd. With each quarter comes choices for our Fine Art students. As always we will encourage all our students to work hard in class, it is not about the talents they may possess but the effort they share each day in class.
Art enables us to find ourselves and lose ourselves at the same time.”
― Thomas Merton
Club Pictures have been rescheduled AGAIN for Monday 13th, times and location stay the same.
Art Clubs & Activities
Art Club and National Art Honor Society will meet on Monday afternoons from 2-3:30 when school is in session.
Art Club will meet every Monday afternoon in art room
National Art Honor Society will meet the 2nd and 4th Monday of each month in art room 1203.
Hope to see you there!
Interested in Governor's School?
A message from Patriot's Gifted Resource Educator:
There will be blue preliminary applications into your mailboxes for the Visual and Performing Arts programs of the Virginia Summer Residential Governor's School (SRGS). Would you please distribute one tomorrow and Thursday to any of your students interested in applying? Completed forms (due Nov. 4, Monday) should be placed in the box on the counter in the main office.
The programs include those for Instrumental Music, Vocal Music, Visual Art, Dance, and Theater.
I will also be holding a meeting for those interested students in the auditorium Friday, 10/25, during Flex 5. This will be broadcast on the announcements, but would you please also announce this to your classes, as a reminder?
Thank you so much for your help!
Gifted Resource Education Teacher
Language Arts Teacher
Patriot High School
Rescheduling of trip!
Dear Art Families,
The Pittsburgh trip that was scheduled for November 2013, will now be rescheduled for the Spring of 2014, due to low participation. A BIG Thank you to the art families that committed to Novembers trip, please consider recommitting to the Spring trip. New dates TBA.
Informative Field Trip Meeting!
This Thursday 10/17, there will be a brief required meeting for Mrs. Reid's advanced art students interested in participating in the field trip to Pittsburgh on November 14-16. At 2:00 in art room 1202.
In addition , there will be a Q & A meeting for parents on Monday 10/21 at 6:30 in art room 1202, Enter the building through the front left hand side door # 3.
Here are answers to some of the current questions....
Yes, this field trip is open to Mrs. Reid's upper level art classes and an extend the vitiation to Mrs. Reid's prior students whom are enrolled in art 2 AND Photo I this year.
Yes, this would be an approved absence however, student are responsible for all missed work in other classes.
Cost varies from $349.00 room for 4, up to $576.00 single room.
This trip is open to parents as well, with an $18.00 increase to overall costs.
All completed applications, health forms, and full payments are due to Mrs. Reid by Wednesday 10/23. Parental confirmation will be proved to families after forms have been fully collected.
Hope to have strong participation, an opportunity like this is PRICELESS!
PWCS's ART IN FOCUS newsletter...
Did you know that Prince William County School's has a monthly newsletter devoted to featuring Fine and Performing Art activities happening in our schools across the county?
Please take the time to read the attached newsletter. In October's publication Patriot High School is featured on the last page.
Art Meeting Reschedules...
Due to inclement weather this week:
The National Art Honor Society's meeting has been rescheduled for this Thursday October 10th, 2:00 art room 1202. Only current members need to attend.
NEW National Art Honor Society members will receive invitations within the next week to attend an informative meeting on Monday October 21, @ 2:00 art room 1202.
The ART CLUB will meet, Tuesday October 8th & 15th in art room 1202 @ 2:00, meeting will last no longer than 3:00. Hopefully by meeting twice we can start November' Meeting with ART POWER!
Students It's Exhibition Time!
It's Off The Wall time....Entries Due to The Candy Factory no later than November 15th, 2013.
Students interested in submitting art work need to touch base with Mrs. Reid by November 1st.
Open House Jan. 4th snow date Jan. 11, 3-5 in the Caton Merchant Family Gallery Exhibition showing will be December 19 – January 29, 2014
It’s the 10th anniversary of “Off the Wall”, the must see area high school student exhibit sponsored by Lockheed Martin. Each year these talented students bring their best and share amazing talents in an array of media. This range of self-expression and interpretation of subject matter continually offers confirmation of the bright futures for our youth. ”Off the Wall” How to Enter information: Visual Art; Poetry; Photo Slam.
Check out the visual art submission requirements @
Learning to use our school technology
Dear Fine Art Families,
Please make it a habit to check out class fusion pages weekly, take 8 minutes to watch the updated Schoolfusion video tutorial:
This will walk your students through how to login, where to find what they need, how to add their email address, and how to change their password. Ms. Lowry will be posting the video to Patriot's Web page, too, shortly.
In addition, many ofthe advance art classes will be asked to login to their PWCS Google Apps account. Instructions for that can be found in this document (I believe it is page 10).
Have a great Pioneer day!
Dear AP Studio participants,
Please refer to our AP Studio art class fusion page for all your necessary AP Studio information and files. Although this page is up and available, I will not be posting current AP Studio files and VIP information on this summer page through out the school year. Again refer to our specific AP Studio class page for all your needs.
Dear Fine Arts Families,
Fine Art classes syllabus' were reviewed and supply lists have been reviewed and share with each art level. Please be sure to assist your student in completing the necessary Fine Arts syllabus agreement form, and have them return the form to their Fine Arts teacher by Friday September 13th.
Fine Arts Staff
AP Artists Visual Journals are in!
AP 2-D Studio Artists, the visual journals have arrived. Before you start your summer, drop into Mrs. Reid's art room 1202, with $10.00 and you will receive your new "special" AP Studio visual journal-Sketchbook.
You will also be provided with your creative work schedule to fill out and a copy of visual journal guidelines!
See you soon.
Dear AP Studio 2-D Design families,
I would like to thank the families that participated in the informative AP STUDIO 2-D Design mandatory meeting on Monday June 10, at 7:00. I hope I was able to provide clarification & expectations of the AP STUDIO while answering your questions. I would like to also thank those families who contacted me prior to the meeting, informing me of their intended absence.
Due to the nature of the busy summer season quickly approaching, I will not offer an additional meeting to cover the AP STUDIO course. If you were unable to attend the meeting, it is now your (parent & student) responsibility to review both the course syllabus and summer obligation packets thoroughly prior to the new school year 13-14. In addition, please address the summer obligation work now.
Over the summer months, all participants need to refer to the AP STUDIO 2-D fusion page which can be found under the Athletics & Clubs, Clubs & Groups on Patriot High School’s main website www.patrioths.schools.pwcs.edu. Summer update will be posted during the summer months.
Mrs. Reid, Fine Arts chairperson
to art student Kristin Passero for designing Patriot High School's NEW AP Scholars logo.
Her hard work and colaberation with both Ms. Lawson, represenative of the AP Scholars board and computer arts teacher Ms. Woolwine reminds us that leadership continues to grow within each of our talented art students every day.
AP STUDIO ART 2-D Design FILES
Please take some time prior to our scheduled meeting on Monday June 10th to review our syllabus and summer obligation files.
AP STUDIO PRE-MEETING
Student registered for AP STUDIO 2-D Design 2013-14 are required to attend a Question & Answer meeting on Monday June 10th at 7:00 p.m. in art room 1202.
Both parent(s) and AP student are should attend.
Approved College Board syllabus and summer obligation packets will be shared and discussed.
We have lots of information to cover, however will make this meeting as brief as possible to accommodate the busy season.
I look forward to seeing you all at the meeting,
Families unable to attend need to contact me prior to June 17th to make alternative arrangements.
SUMMER Obligations for AP STUDIO 2-D Design students
Welcome AP Studio 2-D Design future students,
Your summer obligation syllabus will be available for review within the next week.
We will be meeting as a group prior to school ending, date will announced next week.
Due to the nature of this course, this meeting is mandatory for all students enrolled in AP STUDIO 2-D Design for the school year 2013-14.
Can't wait to see you!
Fine Arts Department Chair
Art room 1202