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August 16, 2019
Crystal Zeller

     Welcome to Mrs. Zeller's VA website!

 Office Hours:   Tuesdays and Thursdays:  8:30-9:30 am

Email:     Crystal Zeller: crystal.zeller@vansd.org 


Planting New Growth 09

Faith the Size of a Mustard Seed 09
Community Visual Art Experiences/Opportunities:
Illustrate Issue 8 Submissions link
Submit up to 3 original art works to issue 8 of Illustrate Magazine
May Issue of Illustrate
MARCH ISSUE- Illustrate Visual Art Magazine
December Issue of Illustrate
Check out the December Issue of Illustrate magazine here! Enjoy the art-
Illustrate- Visual Art Online Magazine
Enjoy this issue! Thank you to Byanca for getting this going! Look for opportunities to submit your works of visual art and articles about visual art.
Submission Guidelines
Scholastic Art and Writing Competition: 7-12th grade
Young Arts Awards and Competition


Locate syllabi and class assignments and links under specific visual art class pages

Artist Habits of Mind
VA Explore, Level 1 and 2-3
Syllabus, hand-outs, power-points, etc.
Focus /AP Studio Art and Graphic Design
Syllabus, hand-outs, calendar, etc.

VA Tutorials and Video Demonstrations:

Using The Extruder Video Demo
Throwing on the Wheel- Centering
Throwing on the Wheel- Opening
Watch video of Alumni Shannon McCafferty demonstrating Opening a bowl on the wheel
Throwing: Pulling up the walls
Throwing: Shaping
Throwing: Trimming and Removing
Pulling a Handle
CERAMICS ARTS DAILY- Newsletters with articles, videos, tips and tricks
Image Transfers
Working with soft Slabs
Hand building and pricing work to sell
4 successful potters share lessons and tips that have helped them
Altering rims of wheel thrown plates
Making and decorating pottery

Vancouver Galleries

V.O.C.A- Vancouver Organization for Contemporary Art
Angst Gallery Website
North Bank Gallery
Sixth Street Gallery
Portland Galleries:
Talisman Gallery
Onda Arte Latina Gallery
Guardino Gallery
Pearl District Galleries


Timeline of Modern Art History
The Art Story Web Link- Modern Artists, Movements, and Ideas
Dada Prezi
Surrealism Prezi
Aesthetics of Ancient Art
Visual Art Guest Artists
Martin French: Figure Drawing Demo

Visual Art Resources: web museums, galleries, etc.

Portland Art Museum Resources:
Portland Art Museum: Portraits collection
Portland Art Museum Jubitz Center for Contemporary Art
Art Site: Access web museums, create your own online gallery, and portfolio
ArtSite Account Set up Directions
Editing your art work in Photoshop- Directions
Writing About Art:
Art Study Hand out- 2013-14
Browse artists, art movements, etc.
Online Visual Art Dictionary
Reference material in art, art history, art criticism aesthetics, and art education.
Artlex Online Visual Art Dictionary
Reference material for art, art history, art criticism, aesthetics, and art education.
Creativity Cards- Sketchbook Ideas and sharing website
Art 21- Artists in the 21st Century PBS Series

Aesthetic/Criticism and Art History

 Journal Response Forms

Questions for close observation and response
Aesthetic/Criticism Response Sheet
Art History Critical Response Sheet
VA Theme 2011-2012 Online Links and resources
Oragami Canoe! You Tube Clip
ART 21- Accessing Educator Resources Guide
VA Theme Power Point
Wabi-Sabi Design Principles
Alejandra Laviada- Urban installation/sculpture photography
The Heidelberg Project- You Tube clip
Save Defenestration: Brian Goggin
Whole Movement- Bradford Smith's Paper Plate Folding. Mathematics meet Visual Art!
Isamu Noguchi- PBS American Masters Link
Visual Journal
Jazz Green- Contemporary Wabi-Sabi Artist- Website
This is our world of Wabi Sabi: See moving image and multi-media visual art that explores the concepts and philosophy of Wabi-Sabi
Rivers and Tides: Andy Goldsworthy Working with Time-Trailer
Andy Goldsworthy's Website
Examples of Designers' Sketchbooks
Tips on Writing an Artist Statement
Renaissance Prezi
Mrs. Zeller's VA Blog
Collagraph Printmaking
Nick Cave- Meet me at the center of the earth
Interview with Nick Cave
Example Artist Statements
Leonardo Da' Vinci virtual Gallery
San Diego Museum of Art
Book making, mask making, and other great VA resources and links
George Broderick Artist Website
Check out our guest artist's work as well as the Cuban artists his gallery represents