The 13th Annual Portfolio Exhibition Students of the Portfolio and AP Studio Art classes BHS Lower Library School-day reception: Wednesday, May 22, 8:43 - 9:27 am (Period 7) Evening reception: Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 - 7:30 pm
Our Portfolio and AP Studio Art students will be holding their reception for the 13th Annual Portfolio Exhibition this Wednesday, from 6:00 - 7:30 PM. That same morning they'll also be hosting a daytime reception for all faculty and for the classes of their own teachers.
The exhibiting students are: Gati Aher Lindsay Baxter Nicole Benjamin Kevin Buxton Martello Cesar Michela Giordano Erin Kerr Josh MacLeod Owen Magnuson Alex Markarian Sophie Quinn Sarah Schissler Naaz Thotathil Ryan Tortorici Hailey Wood
The Portfolio Exhibition differs from Burlington High’s other annual Art Exhibition (in March) in that it's student-organized. Students in the advanced art classes self-select the work to be displayed, they organize their own personal exhibit spaces, and they'll be on hand to discuss the bodies of work they have developed over the past year or more. One long-term effort from each Portfolio student will be on display: a Concentration, a series of artworks focused on a particular theme or method, with challenges and objectives set by the student. Visitors will be able to speak to the artists about their goals and their processes.
The Tenacity Challenge 2019 took place on Saturday, April 27.
The Latino and African American Tenacity Challenge is an annual academic scholarship competition for teams of Latino and African-American students from urban and suburban high schools across Massachusetts
The students enjoyed this year's theme: The Social Significance of Hip Hop, Rap and Spoken Word.
In preparation for the competition students heard from several guest speakers, including a spoken word artist and poet Reggie Gibson, and a university professor, Austin Ashe.
In addition to developing an argument about the influence of hip hop and spoken word, each team has developed a creative response to a work of literature, designed and created a mural, and studied and prepared for the math and science quiz bowl.
This year we were fortunate to have five teams participate in the competition.
Team: Think Tank Dylan Lechner, Eyssa Benhida, Kenan Wilson, Max Lechner, and Luis Raoul Villalta-Santana
Team: The Color of Revenge Amelia Murphy, Charitie Valdes, Zahra Mohamed, Nadia Kasozi, Aida Gachago, and Ashraf Kimbugwe
Team: Back of The Bus Tatiana Hawkins, Halleluia Zeyohannes, Serena Hawkins, Rachael Ssozi, Edgar Nzikoba, and Andrea Rodriguez Perez
IDEAS High School Student Leaders presented a proposal at the School Committee meeting titled: Addressing Bias and Building Equity in Burlington Public Schools. They were joined by IDEAS Student Leaders from Marshall Simonds Middle School.
The following students gave the presentation: Riya Kamani, Donya Afshar, Sara Shaikh, Prapti Shah, Arya Nagraj, Jason Wu, Liam Brown, Colin Nguyen, and Bridget Conceison
The full presentation and recommendations from the students can be viewed below.
Summer Art Camp @ BHS for Grades 6-8 This summer students entering grades 6-8 for the 2019/2020 school year can enjoy time to create art and have some fun at the Burlington High School Art Department. Art camp will consist of time to create, design, and explore art techniques. This includes drawing, painting, sculpting and printmaking. Students will use their imagination and observation skills to create one-of-a-kind masterpieces. They will work collaboratively in a fun and relaxed atmosphere with many opportunities for self-expression.
SESSION 1 Tuition: $100 (Check made out to Burlington Public Schools) Dates: July 15-18, 2019 (Monday - Thursday) Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Christina Chang Email: email@example.com Location: Burlington High School (drop off at the main entrance of the school) Transportation: Arranged by parents
SESSION 2 Tuition: $75 (check made out to Burlington Public Schools) Dates: July 22, 23, and 24, 2019 (Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday) Time: 8:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Instructor: Christina Chang Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Location: Burlington High School (drop off at the main entrance of the school) Transportation: Arranged by parents
To enroll your child please complete the attached Student Information Form and mail tuition and form to: Burlington Public School Attention: Rosemary DeSousa 123 Cambridge Street Burlington, MA 01803 Space is limited - please register as soon as possible
Explore your inner artist and develop a variety of skills. Activities and projects will change from day to day, and they will include drawing, painting, printmaking, and the use of different media.
This workshop is appropriate for all levels, from those who have little or no experience to veteran artists and art educators, who can use the time for their own personalized artistic development using the classroom's equipment. As time allows, we can discuss how to apply art skills and content to standards-based learning on other topics in the regular classroom setting.
Instructor: Christina Chang Dates: July 8 - 11, 2019 (Monday through Thursday) Time: 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. (PDPs: 1 PDP for each hour of attendance) Location: Burlington High School, Room 242
Cost: $30 Materials Fee for All Participants $50 Tuition for Out of District Educators
We are thrilled to announce that there are a number of new art classes next to meet the needs of the students. There are half year classes and some honors level courses, and a new track titled " Art Fellows".