Tuesday, April 5, 2011


The Chicago Public Schools Office of Arts Education is proud to present the 2011 All-City High School Art Exhibition. This annual, juried art exhibition has been honoring outstanding achievement in visual arts by CPS high school art students for the past thirty years. It is the largest exhibition of high school student artwork in the Midwest and features artwork in up to ten categories including: drawing, painting, photography, sculpture and other visual media.
All-City High School Art Exhibition Goals are to present an annual, juried exhibition of outstanding CPS student artwork for public viewing and to provide visual arts scholarship opportunities for graduating seniors interested in pursuing careers and post-secondary education in the arts.


Illinois Institute of Technology | Hermann Hall Conference Center
Wednesday, April 13, 2011 | 4:00 pm – 7:00 pm
3241 South Federal Street | Chicago, IL 60616
Exhibition Runs April 1-24, 2011 - Hours: Monday – Friday 9:00 am – 8:30 pm
Saturday and Sunday 9:00 am - 6:30 pm (Admission Free)

The Art Institute of Chicago - Ryan Education Center
Thursday, April 14, 2011 - 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm
111 South Michigan Avenue - Chicago, IL 60603
Exhibition Runs April 1-24, 2011 - Hours: Monday – Wednesday – Friday 10:30 am – 5:00 pm Thursday 10:30 am – 8:00 pm (Free Admission 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm) Saturday – Sunday 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Monday, May 10, 2010

2010 Spring Open House Postcard

Last week we started a new project of designing the postcards for the 2010 Spring Open House. We've been using the skills and techniques that we've learned throughout the school year in order to create a design that would best showcase an inviting welcome to this year's spring open house. Earlier this week we put the final touches on our designs before submitting them for our principle, Ms. Levystein and Justus to select one as the official 2010 Spring Open House postcard, which will be the invite for the spring open house.

This week we watched a documentary called Helvetica, that encompasses views of typography, graphic design and global visual culture. This documentary introduced us into our next project, in which we will be creating an editorial design piece. Check back soon to catch the results of our project in a future blog.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Graphic Design Artist Books

Hi everyone!!
This is Jeanette an Dorotha! The graphic design class has been working diligently on our artist books for the past month.  Each student has  a different artist book created by themselves to convey a message about themselves. It's not a traditional book instead it's creation made by the artists' imagination. We each composed a list of adjectives that describe ourselves and our classmates, then we brainstormed ideas surrounding that list. Everyone's artist book is very interesting and each one reveals something about the artist that we did not know, or could not figure out just by looking at them. Some were as simple as modified books but others were as complex as yarn hot air balloons. The students of graphic design put a lot of hard work and effort towards expressing ourselves through these pieces of art. We also critiqued each others book's to told what we learned about that person. 


Monday, April 12, 2010

Chicago Public Library Poster Contest!


Imagine. Design. Compete.
The CHIPUBLIB.ORG Design Contest returns for a second year. From April 5 – May 16, showcase your visual creativity through a library-inspired poster design using the URL “chipublib.org”.

30 Finalists will move on to a Judging Night Event held on June 3, 2010, in the Winter Garden of the Harold Washington Library Center in downtown Chicago where the Grand Prize Winner will be revealed.

Grand Prize will be determined by a panel of judges including Chicago Library Commissioner Mary Dempsey, AIGA Chicago Representative Katherine Walker, and Chad Kouri of The Post Family.

At stake is the opportunity to have your winning design showcased around Chicago as a feature in the Chicago Public Library’s public awareness campaign along with a professionally framed print of your design courtesy of Peterson Picture Co.

But wait … there’s more.
Beginning 5/17/10 and ending 5/23/10, vote for your favorite design on the CHIPUBLIB.ORG Design Contest set located at www.flickr.com/photos/notwhatyouthink/. The People’s Choice Award Winner will receive a printed, framed poster of their work.

Good Luck!
So what are you waiting for? Click here to find out how to get started.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Hello, this is Tim And Jeanna and we will have the pleasure of telling you about our week in Graphic Design. Well first to start off we learned a new method called color theory in which we use the complementary, analogous, split complementary, double complement, Three Analogous plus a Complement. We utilize these methods by creating a pattern with the focal point being either a phrase or a picture. In which we had the colors going from lightest to darkest starting from the focal point. Now, we have a new project using a combination of the color theory and some Gestalt principles. You’ll find about more about that on the next blog!!!! Until next time readers Chao!

Friday, March 12, 2010

Color it awsome

Jared Bailey

Dolores Meraz

Tim Sheppard

Hey, Team Graphic Design here to update the blog! We learned color theory and how to use color schemes such as monochromatic, complementary, double complementary, split complementary, triad, and analogous and their tints and shades.

Monday, March 8, 2010

The Beginning of Something New

Erica Scott

Jeff Hunter

Dolores Meraz

Hey Everyone. Erica here doing a weekly update on the blog. We had a few interesting things happen this past week. A few weeks ago we started creating a poster for the Metra poster contest that will help send a positive and friendly message to all those who ride the Metra. The slogan was LOOK LISTEN LIVE, which can be interpreted in many ways as is displayed in some of our work.
Additionally, the class was introduced to our new unit and project on color theory. Through the use of a few websites, and an explanation by our wonderful teacher, Claudia, the class was able to start on a new project with a fresh eye, newly trained, to use color in interesting ways! Hopefully we’ll be able to post those projects sometime next week.