SchoolArts Magazine

January 2015

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schoolartsonline.com 29 angel wings. In retrospect I shouldn't have been surprised because, while I stress mark-making, I simultaneously stress realism and accuracy, which can seem contradictory, especially to first semester intermediate students. I should have introduced expres- sive mark-making and the creation of interesting negative spaces in the beginner-level classes (which I have since done). Fashion Is a Language Students worked diligently to make fabric drape and metal shine, to make values pop and areas of emphasis "lead the eye," and to enliven their negatives spaces, all while communicating some - thing significant about themselves. In the end, the beautiful and evocative drawings embodied fashion designer, Karl Lagerfeld's philosophy: "Fashion is a language that creates itself in clothes to interpret reality." Betsy DiJulio is a National Board Certified art teacher at Princess Anne High School in Virginia Beach where she was the 2010 Citywide Teacher of the Year. She is also an artist, writer, and art reviewer. N A T I O N A L S T A N D A R D Connecting: Relating artistic ideas to personal meaning and external con- text. W E B L I N K www.princessannehs.vbschools.com/ visualarts.htm Left: Anna Nagurnuk, Sam Denny. Middle: Angelica Pancho, Nathan Faber, Erin Bryant. Above: Seth Woodies.

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