Jessica Russo Scherr


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Middle East Now! ISF Collaboration Video

The students worked with the theme “Going Beyond Stereotypes” Each student (and myself) choose one person from the Middle East that they wanted to pay tribute to through an artwork. They selected people that range from artists, musicians, writers, activists to name a few. Each students’ artwork pays homage to their person in a variety of media. Some students are created an artwork highlighting the person’s accomplishments while linking to his or her artistic style. In the end, all of the student’s artworks are vastly different but hopefully reflect his or her appreciation for the person they selected. There are 18 students and myself that worked on this project. We created a video that showcases all of the steps that we went through to pay tribute to our person that goes beyond stereotypes, as well as show the completed works. This video was shown on the big screen at The Odeon during the closing ceremony of the Middle East Now Film Festival!

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Homework PolicyAll homework is due at the START of class on the due date posted on the website.LATE homework  is homework that is turned in at the end of the class that it is due or the next art class = 1 grade lowerHomework turned in later then the following art class = ZEROHomeworks are explained in class and Internet connectivity is not an excuse for not completing homework.  The website is to aid you in your homework.If you put in effort into a homework but it did not come out as you expected or you misunderstood the assignment:  You may redo it for a better grade within one week.Absent:  You are responsible to find out what assignments you missed while absent. Generally 1 day will be given for each day missed to make up assignments. Write ABSENT next to your name on the back of the assignment.  How to earn a good grade on your homeworkHomework  assignments will take between 1 and 3 hours to complete.All homework should be completed in your journal unless specified otherwise (not printer paper).Follow the instructions for each homework.Include a background when applicable.Shade using a full range of values using a drawing pencil unless specified otherwise. Art Teachers**Disclaimer: This web site has not been endorsed in any way by the IBO and is an independent web site.****Dear fellow art teachers. Please feel free to use my site for inspiration but do not simply copy and paste my lessons and claim them as your own without citation.  © Created by Jessica Russo Scherr/Jessica Perry 2016