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.