Sunday, March 27, 2011

IT AINT OVA TIL ITS OVA!

Just when you thought we through...my mini designer artists are at it again! We have been approached by the awesome people at Karmaloop.com to design commemorative Walkin' The Tightrope T-shirts! How cool?

My students are currently keeping the creative momentum going in class and participating in a design contest that will decide the final THREE T-shirt designs to be produced and SOLD on www.karmaloop.com- with a percentage of the proceeds going to John Marshall Art Department!

The energy in the art room is FIERCE...who will produce the winning design?!?!?!?

STAY TUNED....




*Special thanks to Ben @ Karmaloop for being the man. 


Tuesday, March 8, 2011

PHOTOS, VIDEOS, COMMENTS?

If you were a part of our celebration Saturday and captured any of the night on camera, I would love to see what you got!! Also, if you have any questions or comments concerning the event or our project, PLEASE feel free to email me at:

OCHAFFEE@GMAIL.COM

Thanks again to everyone who made it out to support Walkin' The Tightrope!

Monday, March 7, 2011

OH WHAT A NIGHT!

All our hard work paid off this past Saturday at the Good Life for our final ART SHOW! The night was a great success and a beautiful display of months of work in the making! Take a look...


THE SHOES CAME OUT OF THEIR BOXES TO PLAY!


THEY MADE THEIR WAY INTO A SCULPTURE...

AND HUNG FROM THE CEILING...

AND WENT ON THE WALLS...


WELCOME EVERYONE! SIGN OUR GIANT SNEAKER!... 










IF YOU WALKED A MILE IN MY SHOES YOU WOULD KNOW...

TO CONTINUE TAKING STEPS IN THE RIGHT DIRECTION, I PROMISE TO...












WE HAD SOME WONDERFUL ITEMS TO RAFFLE OFF!! (DONATED BY NIXON, JORDAN, AND AWESOME BOSTON LOCAL ARTISTS!!) 

THE WINNERS OF THE RAY ALLEN GAME SHOES WERE HAROLD AND HIS FAMILY! CONGRATULATIONS HAROLD!



DANCE CONTEST!!!!!

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TA DA!!!!

A very special thanks goes out to EVERYONE who helped us make magic at the Good Life for this event. A very LONG list of THANK YOUS go out to... 

Our principal Ms. Jackson for allowing me to orchestrate this project in our school...

All the families of our students for making it out to support your amazing little artists...

Peter and the Fuimara family at the Good Life for providing us with an amazing venue for Walkin' The Tightrope...

The Good Life staff for putting up with all my loving demands!!! Liz, Amy, Knife, Lauren, Marcia, Antone, Tony, Wilson, Eric, and Damian...

The Tannery/Concepts family...

Alfredo for his amazing design work on our invitations/flyers...

Krisjin for all our printing needs...

Khari for his artistic contributions and moral support...

Ms. Watts for awesome raffle contributions...

Ms. Hudlin for her help in the classroom implementing Walkin' The Tightrope, and for always managing to make me SMILE!...

Brandon & Marcia for contributing awesome raffle items from NIXON and keeping us all moving on the mic ALL NIGHT LONG!

DJ Beyonder (aka my boo Braun) on the turn tables keeping everyones booty SHAKIN!!

D'wayne for our RAY ALLEN sneaks, and for being such a positive influence on the lives of other aspiring students and artists such as ours. 

Jess!!! For her help being my private stylists/shopper and allowing me to lovingly boss her around all morning to help get set up!

Ramon & his crew, Marko, & Christine for traveling ALL THE WAY from New York City to show love...

Sandra for taking pictures & set up...

Time Out Boston, Stuff @ Night, The Boston Globe, NECN, Karmaloop, Converse....

AND MOST IMPORTANTLY MY LOVING & SUPPORTIVE FAMILY WHO I COULD NEVER LIVE WITHOUT! LOVE YOU AS BIG AS THE SKY!!!!....

RUBY & CELINE FOR BEING ON RAFFLE PATROL

LUKE FOR CUTTING OUT 39848378723 SNEAKERS FOR KIDS ALL NIGHT LONG

AND THESE TWO AMAZING WOMEN FOR THEIR ARTISTIC, HUMOROUS, AND TENDER LOVIN' CARING CONTRIBUTIONS TO THIS EVENT AND TO MY LIFE EVERY SINGLE DAY! 

If you walked a mile in my shoes you would know that Walkin' The Tightrope is dedicated to the loving memory of my father Doug Chaffee. 
To continue taking steps in the right direction I promise to keep running after my dreams of being an art educator, and to try my hardest to be as brilliant and patient of a teacher to my students as my father was to me.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

TONIGHT THURSDAY MARCH 3RD ON NECN NEWS

BROADCASTING IN FULL COLOR FROM THE JOHN MARSHALL ART ROOM!! 
My students will be featured on NECN News tonight @ 9pm
MAKE SURE TO TUNE IN!!

Meanwhile, a few last minute additions were made to our classroom and our hallways...







Student work KEPT ON PUSHIN'! Check out some sneak peeks of what we have in store for our final art show this Saturday! 

Samara takes you to funky town

Daniel represents his dream to one day becoming an architect  

 JJ represents his favorite wrestler (JOHN CENA!!!) on RAW

Deshawn shows you the night sky 

Sebastian displays his LOVE for art 

Tynell shows off his favorite basketball team (THE BEST TEAM IN THE LEAUGE) the 
BOSTON CELTICS! 

Jonathan is a Miami Heat fan (we'll let it slide just this once!)

Some students couldn't wait to sport their new looks!

AND SOME COULDN'T RESIST THE UNDYING URGE TO GET UP AND............

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BUST A MOVE!! (DONT JUST STAND THERE)

OH YES ONE MORE THING, HAVE I MENTIONED TO YOU YET THAT OUR ART SHOW WILL BE HELD THIS 
SATURDAY MARCH 5TH AT THE GOOD LIFE FROM 4-8PM 
FREE MINI CHEESEBURGERS AND PIZZA!!!!!!


*Extra special thanks to KRISJIN for all his help with our beauteous flyers!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

TICK TOCK!

THE CLOCK IS TICKING!
 OUR EVENT IS 4 DAYS AWAY, DONT FORGET ABOUT US!
SATURDAY MARCH 5TH, 4-8PM
@ THE GOOD LIFE- 28 KINGSTON STREET
SEE YOU THERE!