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On Thursday April 14, 2011 three students from the Marlborough School participated in the Building Our Future: Girls, Toys & Media Conference held in Los Angeles. The conference was put together by Richard Gottlieb, CEO of USA Toy Experts, a toy industry consultancy and Publisher of Global Toy News, with Victoria Cushey, VP of Marketing and Business Development for Dynamic Designworks Inc. and McHale Design, Inc. and David Kleeman, President of the American Center for Children and Media, an executive roundtable that leads the U.S. industry in developing sustainable and kid-friendly solutions to long-standing issues. An invitation was also extended to me (the artist) and I was very glad to be able to familiarize myself with the people behind the scenes in the toy world. Richard kicked off the conference with a question: What was your favorite toy as a child, and do you think it influenced you in your …
On Thursday, April 14, 2011 some of the students from Marlborough School participated in the Girls, Toys, and Media conference held at Mattel Inc. in El Segundo, California. For the conference, the students and teachers worked together to make these video pieces documenting their projects. Amy: the Bionic Man Anjoun: Transformation Ariela: Mirror Haley: Inside India: A Mirror Image Laura: Attention Molly: Before the Quinceañera Roxanna: Moving On Sara 1: Eyeless Alice Sara 2: The Tea Party Sophia: Kaya Sue: Tara and Eve, Blue Eyed Doll Wesley: Blue and Pink
Posted This is a picture of one of my favorite dolls from my childhood, Kaya the American Girl Doll. I got her for my tenth birthday, and I spent endless hours playing with her, creating a perfect world for her to live in. However, like all children, I grew up, and Kaya slowly lost her appeal to me. The hours I spent with her grew shorter and shorter, until she was nothing more than another old toy shoved under my bed, forgotten between the mothballs and lost socks. Just a few weeks ago, I had a sudden urge to find Kaya. I knew she was somewhere in the house, maybe in a corner of the garage or at the bottom of an old toy box. After days of searching, I found her on on a shelf in the garage. She was undressed, and missing fingers from an unfortunate encounter with …
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Posted by ‘Ariela’ This is part one of a series involving juxtaposing and contrasting the bodies of dolls and of women. It hopes to demonstrate the distortion in the body of a doll, the same body that girls are idealizing and attempting to achieve as they grow up. In addition, it hopes to show that in reality, the humans, not the dolls, are more beautiful.
8th grade Art Concepts students at Marlborough use shadow boxes to explore transforming 2D ideas into a 3D space. Here, students use the inside of their boxes to think about their inner self, or childhood experiences, and use the outside of their boxes to explore roles that they see themselves pursuing in the future. Students use toys as physical reminders of their past, symbols of femininity and masculinity, and as objects that further push the 3D space.