MENTOR ART ROCKS and the League of Innovative Schools 2017
The Art Department is very fortunate to be collaborating with artist, Neal Hamilton, who presented to our art students during Arts Education Week. Check out his website for more information If you have visited Cleveland Hopkins Airport recently, you would have seen his work.
If you were unavailable and would like to see the presentation, please check out the link below created by our own Cardinal TV:
Our Art Show theme this year is ART ROCKS. Having Neal here to speak to our art students is an incredible opportunity. Our Art Show is scheduled for April 19th, 2018. Mark your calendar!
The Art Department was excited to be a part of the national League of Innovative Schools conference at Mentor Schools this spring.  This conference showcased the great work happening in all of our buildings, including our innovative work in the Art Department, to other districts from across the country. Here's a quick video about how we were creating the guitars for the LIS!  
Please watch this video from Mr. Miller for details.
About the project: 


This Project Based Learning is designed to be about social interaction. It is a collaboration between art and technology and was used to devise a sincere reminder about your experience at the Digital Promise League of Innovative Schools conference here at Mentor Schools. Our inspiration came from GuitarMania®. GuitarMania® is a Greater Cleveland community public art project that has raised more than $2 million for its two benefiting charities – United Way of Greater Cleveland and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum’s education activities. The project consists of 10-ft-tall guitars creatively transformed into works of art by local artists and national celebrities.


Fine art students at Mentor High School were inspired to create an original miniature work of art to be shared with you as a keepsake. Guitar templates were cut using a laser-cutter and engraver on wood in our MakerSpace. Fine Art students creatively transformed these guitars into small works of art. We hope their donations will inspire you to admire and respond to their efforts. Please take a moment to reflect on your experiences with Mentor Schools by scanning the QR Code and submitting your response about your one of a kind artwork so that our art students know their efforts were appreciated. The QR (Quick Response) code will take you to our website and into the 21st century by providing an opportunity for you to facilitate student reflection using technology.


Innovation: “ alone is not enough—it’s technology married with liberal arts, married with the humanities, that yields us the results that make our heart sing.” –Steve Jobs

The Art of Giving: “The courage that it takes to gift someone with an object of your attention is the very essence of the art itself.” - Nicole Brisco, NAEA Art Educator
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