Wednesday, December 2, 2009


The John Carol Salon and Spa is hosting our purse and box shoe. All of the proceeds will be donated to Bayshore's Art Department. The opening reception will be held Thursday,
December 3rd from 5-7. You can also view the show during the month of December. Everyone is invited.

Click here to view the art.

Tuesday, November 24, 2009


Remember playing with those little lego blocks. Take a look a look at these lego creations by Nathan Sawaya.

Wednesday, November 11, 2009


How are your computer skills? A digital artist uses the computer as his/her medium. Take a look at
Archan Nair a young designer, illustrator and digital artist.

image: web designer depot

Monday, October 26, 2009

New DaVinci Portrait Discovered

Experts believe that a fingerprint on this portrait is that of Leonardo DaVinci. One dealer said that this painting could be worth 150 million dollars. "If experts are correct, it will be the first major work by da Vinci to be identified in 100 years." Read more in USA Today.

Sunday, October 18, 2009


Do you know that artwork and music on internet is the property of the creator and you can't use it without permission? The above poster created lots of publicity for the artist, Shepard Fairey, and lots of legal problems.
"The Associated Press says it believes the photo that inspired artist Shepard Fairey's celebrated "Hope" poster of Barack Obama is AP property, and Fairey is guilty of infringement. The AP is in talks with Fairey’s attorney.

"The Associated Press has determined that the photograph used in the poster is an AP photo and that its use required permission,” AP spokesperson
Paul Colford said in a written statement issued February 4. “AP safeguards its assets and looks at these events on a case-by-case basis. We have reached out to Mr. Fairey's attorney and are in discussions. We hope for an amicable solution." (Photo District News)

Do you know the copyright laws? There is a solution called Creative Commons. At their site you can watch a video and learn about the law. You also can search for images and music to use without having to ask permission.

Saturday, October 3, 2009


ArtPrize is a competition for any artist from amateur to professional. The top prize is $250,000 and is determined by online voting. Take a look at the Top 10. The Mission of ArtPrize is " to reboot the conversation between artists and audiences on a grand scale." Which one would you pick? You can vote and see all of the entries at ArtPrize.

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


The heART Soul Auction will be held at the Lakewood Ranch Country Club, January 29th. All entries must be in to your teacher the first week of December.
The prizes range from $100-$1000. Bayshore excelled in this competition last year. So get your ideas together.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Does this look familar?

Some of the seniors will remember the fun we had with body painting and dance a couple of years ago. Meet Emma Hack, an artist who makes a living from painting models. Check the website to see more of her unique art.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


We are now officially unblocked at school. We will use this blog as the hub and create a link for AP 2-D and another for AP 3-D. This blog will continue to post interesting artists and artwork, while the other will be used for your assignments. More information will be available soon.

Saturday, August 29, 2009


Thank goodness the first week is over and we are now officially back to school. Now that the summer assignments have been completed we will be posting new assignments and due dates here on our blog. You will need to check it often. Hopefully the blog will be unblocked at school shortly and you will be able to use our computers to check for updates. Our first critque will be held early in September, I will post the date later this week.

Thursday, August 20, 2009


Vacation is almost over and that means that your summer assignments should be almost complete.
Summer assignments will be due
Friday, August 28th.

Tuesday, August 18, 2009


An avatar is a 2-D or 3-D graphical representation of a user. In other words, your avatar serves as your on-screen identity on web site or social network. Here are a few sites where you can create an avatar for your blog. Face your Manga , MadMenYourself , South Park Avatar

Wednesday, August 12, 2009


Heres a fun, free and easy photo-manipulation site to try before school starts.

Sunday, August 2, 2009


This site offers you a chance to use Google Street view as a way to travel the world and use what you see to create a painting.  Virtual Paint Out features a different location each month.  The directions are found at the site.  You have all month to create your work of art then you can send it to be posted on the Virtual Paint blog. Barcelona, Spain was featured last month.  You can view all the different paintings submitted.

Thursday, July 30, 2009


It's not what you think.  To see more look at Jennifer Maestre's web site.

Saturday, July 18, 2009


Morandini was born in SanPaulo,  Brazil where he studied graphic design and illustration.  He takes very simple images and applies bright colors.  

Thursday, July 16, 2009

\\\Beast Unleashed///

My friend's computer. He's worked so hard on it and it shows; it's gorgeous. :)


My exterior photo for my photo class at SCF.

\\\Nature vs. Man///

The Ritz Carlton!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009


Walking back from the French Market we came upon this handy man! 


New Orleans vacation. Men break-dancing below our balcony! Bourbon Streeeeet.
Experimenting with quick-mask on photoshop!


This is from the fourth of July. I think it looks like a simmering meteor, but that's just me. :)


First photo! I don't know how to use this yet. Ms. C or someone help please! :)

I'm terrified of jellyfish but this picture makes them look magical, if you will. :)

Friday, July 10, 2009


Beginning July 6th, 2009 the Fourth Plinth in the north west of Trafalgar Square is home to Antony Gormley's One & Other, an astonishing living monument. He is asking the people of the UK to occupy the empty Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, a space normally reserved for statues of Kings and Generals, in an image of themselves, and a representation of the whole of humanity.

The plinth is being occupied by different people every hour, 24 hours a day, for 100 days.  "The Fourth Plinth" is being webcast live 24 hours a day until October 14th. Everyday, every hour a different person will participate in this art event.

Tuesday, July 7, 2009


Marla Olmstead started painting when she was two years old.  By the time she turned four she was selling paintings for $3000! 
 "My Kid Could Paint That" is a documentary about Marla.  Take a look.  What do you think? Post a comment.

Sunday, July 5, 2009


ArtRage is a painting software package for Windows or Macs.
The complete version is $25 but the free version  has lots of the same features.    "With ArtRage you can paint with oils, sketch with pencils, sprinkle sparkling glitter and much more. Stencils and rulers let you create precise shapes or smooth curves and straight lines freehand. Tracing and Reference images let you load photos to recreate as paintings either by eye or by letting ArtRage select colors for you as you paint. For professional users, ArtRage offers Layers, Layer Groups and Layer Blend Modes compatible with the PSD file format.

Best of all, ArtRage doesn't force you to learn complex tool settings, it lets you get right down to painting with tools you already know how to use."  

The site also provides free tutorials, forums and critiques.  Try it out the free version, post your picture on your blog and write about what you think.

Wednesday, July 1, 2009


Max Gardner, a Bayshore graduate,  and former AP art student, will be starting his senior year at Ringling School of Art and Design.  He is an illustration major.  He was where you are now.  Enjoy looking at his blog and seeing how far he has come.

Sunday, June 28, 2009


 In her blog,  Peggy Bjerken  not only displays her masks,  she also writes about the ideas behind her art.  She is known as the "Maskwoman" for obvious reasons. You will see numerous exciting masks at this site.  Some of you have seen these images  in my ceramics slideshows.  Be sure to view both of these sites and start blogging!
 AP 3D students:  If you are inspired by Peggy, try making  a mask as a substitute summer assignment.

Thursday, June 25, 2009


Pam Hobbs is a painter from Key West and a blogger.  Check out her blog  to see how an artist can use a blog to publish  art and write about life.

Monday, June 22, 2009

There are so many sites on the internet that you can learn from.  Here are just a few that I've discovered.   Post your favorites on your blogs and feel free to comment on this post or any other that you've read.

Ceramics Arts Daily:  This site has videos, tips, techniques and art

Watercolor Painting:  This site has lots of different techniques to try out.

Colored Pencils:  You will find demonstrations, lessons and a forum of colored pencil artists.

Artist Network TV:  Here you will find previews of videos for sale but there is enough information on the preview to learn  new things.

Wet Canvas:  There's lots of information on this site.

Thursday, June 18, 2009


Did you know that Sarasota has an artist colony similar to Bradenton's Village of the Arts?
Towles Court is having an art walk this Friday from 6-10 p.m.  This is a great way to meet many artists and see lots of art in one place.  It's free and it's close to home.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Take a look at this street artist: 

Sunday, June 14, 2009



 is a creative way to express and record life's experiences, feelings, emotional reactions, or our inner world - visually and verbally. Essentially, visual journaling can become a potential key to the artmaking process. " 

 Michael Bell

View some of the short videos on this site to see how your sketch book can be more than just a book of random drawings.

Saturday, June 13, 2009


Do you like listening to music while you make your art?  Dan Dunn takes this to another level as he uses music and his art to entertain.

Friday, June 12, 2009


Anna Maria Island is having a "Friday Fest" from 5-10 p.m. at Pine Ave. and Bay Boulevard featuring unique jewelry, arts and crafts.  There will also be live music.

St. Armands Circle will hold its Eighth Annual Craft Festival with over 150 local and national crafters displaying pottery, handmade jewelry paintings and more.
Friday and Saturday from 10-5 p.m.

This is a good way not only to see art, but to talk to the artists,  ask questions and learn about techniques.

Thursday, June 11, 2009


Randal D. Boni 
He is an inspirational 3-dimensional wild life artist. He attributes much of his success to being blind for the first 30 years of his life.  

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Looking for something to do?

Now that you’ve been off for a few days, how about a summer art class?  Check out these links for times, dates and cost.

Or you might just want to look at some great art.  The Ringling Museum has free admission every Monday and the  Dali Museum is just $5 on Thursdays 
from 5-8.

Thursday, June 4, 2009

First Friday Art Walk

Have you been to the Village of the Arts? Tomorrow, June 5th the village will hold its monthly Art Walk.  Grab some friends and check out all of the galleries.  This would be a great way to complete your first AP Summer Assignment. (check your syllabus for details).
The art walk runs from 6-9 p.m. on Friday.  The galleries are also open this Saturday 
from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.

The Dancing Crane in the Village is having an opening reception at their gallery, 1019 10th Ave. W.  "For the love of a Piano"  it will feature whimsical clay pianos and other musical instruments. 

Wednesday, June 3, 2009


Welcome new bloggers! This community is set up so that you can post art related information that you think everyone could benefit from on this very page. If you are an AP Art student, then you should see your name on the right. Clicking your name will take you to where your blog will be located. Note that your address has already been set up for you based on www.bayshorehsart(firstname)(lastinitial) template.

Your blogspot is where you will post every piece of artwork that you do in this class (and others if you wish). Your blogspot is also where your classmates will comment on your work. Please make sure that you have accepted the e-mail invite so that you can post on this very page.

Your blogspot is actually a grouping of ELEMENTS. This page actually has one element at the top, 6 along the right side and 1 at the bottom.
Below are links to documents that you will need to set your blog up. Make sure that you are following the restrictions and guidelines that are listed on the User Agreement.