This week in Photography class we went outside to take pictures of three themes: the school, ourselves, and the nature around us. Once the photographs were taken we learned the process of managing the images and uploading them to the computer through Google Drive then editing them in Adobe Photoshop, Finally we will take 3 images from each theme and combine them into 1 design creatively. Above is the example I made in class as a demo using my images today of photographing the Smithtown East school building.
Friday, September 25, 2020
Thursday, September 24, 2020
Here is some important information regarding payment for all AP Exams:
● Payment for all AP Exams will be due by October 9, 2020.
● All regular AP exams (EXCLUDING AP CAPSTONE EXAMS) are $95.00 per exam.
● All AP Capstone Seminar and/or AP Capstone Research Exams are $143.00 per exam.
Exams can be paid by:
❏ Credit and/or debit cards via SchoolPay. Please note there is a 3.5%
non-refundable convenience charge added to orders processed through
SchoolPay. Please visit https://www.schoolpay.com. If you do not have a current
account, please create a new account.
❏ Checks or money orders written out to “Smithtown HS East AP Exams”. Please
write the student’s name in the memo section of the check. (Students should
submit their payment to their AP Teacher).
❏ Cash (Students should submit their payment to South Administration at East).
Wednesday, September 23, 2020
We are taking on Creative Self Portraits in any media for this Create Wednesday. Check out the video above for more details but the idea is to make a self portrait that helps your personality come through in an interesting and unique way.
Tuesday, September 22, 2020
Monday, September 21, 2020
Today we will finish our first project by creating our Adobe Spark 5 Frame Introduction Video. Add an introduction slide and music then take the 5 Spark frames we made last week and combine them into a film with Adobe Spark Video (or slideshow) and share it to Google Classroom/
Friday, September 18, 2020
Thursday, September 17, 2020
This week we will be working on putting together a 5 frame Adobe Spark Photo Story using Spark Video introducing ourselves with the different Spark Post projects we are doing.
The 5 Spark designs that should be submitted are listed below:
1. Selfie Introduction
2. 5-10 Things You Love To Do
3. Something you learned in the last 6 months
4. 2-3 Ways You Relax
5. What are your goals this year?
Wednesday, September 16, 2020
This week we are going to create a 4 Frame Story with text, sound, and images using Adobe Spark Video, a free app. The theme is Long Distance Romance so make a creative, micro fiction story with a beginning, middle, and end. You can use the free images and music in Spark, watch the video link for a short tutorial! Here's Mr. Needles Example, looking forward to seeing what you come up with!
Tuesday, September 15, 2020
Today is International Dot Day so we are going to be sharing the creative Augmented Reality Dot Drawings we all created last week! The video above shows author Peter H Reynolds introducing the celebration.
Monday, September 14, 2020
This week we'll be using Adobe Spark to put together a 5 frame Adobe Spark Photo Story using Spark Video introducing ourselves with the different Spark Post projects we are doing. Here's an example of the first image which uses the selfie we took in class last week.
Friday, September 11, 2020
Today is the anniversary of the September 11 attacks so well take a moment to look at two short films from StoryCorps animated by The Rauch Brothers of two very personal stories from that day. The first about John and Joe Vigiano (a firefighter from West Islip and a police officer from Medford) and the second about Michael Trinidad (who worked at Cantor Fitzgerald).
I had a chance to visit the memorial and see the tribute in light in lower Manhattan from Brooklyn on the 15th anniversary which was meaningful as I was teaching the morning of September 11 and some of the students I taught lost parents that day.
Wednesday, September 9, 2020
Tuesday, September 8, 2020
It's been a long time since we were all together at school and things have changed a great deal but I'm looking forward to working with you and creating some amazing art this year! We are going to focus on creativity and mindfulness this week to begin the year on a positive note.
Monday, March 16, 2020
Friday, March 13, 2020
Thursday, March 12, 2020
Wednesday, March 11, 2020
Tuesday, March 10, 2020
In AP Art we critiqued our AP Portfolios and now it's time to begin photographing the work for the AP Test and posting it on the testing site. Digital work like the awesome piece from Juliana above is easy but 2D and 3D work needs to be photographed and uploaded to the AP Studio Art page: https://apstudio.ets.org/apstudioart/
Here are the codes that are necessary to logon and create an account:
School Code: 335001
School: SMITHTOWN HIGH SCH E CAMPUS
Teacher Key: xwt0100
Monday, March 9, 2020
Today we are working our STEAM drawings, did you know that Charlie Chaplin spent time in St. James or the Albert Einstein lived on Long Island? Many of the most import STEAM pioneers had links to where we live! The digital drawings are due tomorrow on Google classroom.
Friday, March 6, 2020
We are taking part in an art challenge for our next project to celebrate Youth Art Month! Draw a digital portrait/illustrated quote of an important figure in STEAM and we'll be sharing them all month on social media. Here's a link to my Quizlet featuring some important STEAM heroes to get started: STEAM Power Influencers. Below is an example from Thomas Edison.
Thursday, March 5, 2020
The National Art Honor Society will take part in the Take Action Project, here's a little bit more information:
To help us answer this guiding question, we have enlisted some of the best minds and thought leaders in science, peace and justice, and sustainability. Our collaborators have helped us curate resources, probing questions, and inspiration to share during the coming weeks. Classrooms and teachers will also be invited to participate in expert webinars, social media conversations, class-to-class video exchange discussions, and community outreach through action research!
Wednesday, March 4, 2020
We recently learned about Artificial Intelligence and did some work with machine learning in class so I wanted to share this interactive art project from the Salvador Dali Museum in St. Petersberg Florida because it used AI to recreate the artist himself using hour of film and television footage.I had a chance to take a #selfie with Salvador #Dali thanks to some pretty amazing #AI technology that interpreted years of footage of the artist to create an interactive video installation @TheDali in Florida! Pretty amazing! pic.twitter.com/R1rHausNM4— Tim Needles (@timneedles) March 4, 2020
Tuesday, March 3, 2020
In AP ART we will finish the portfolio critiques and talk about the schedule for our upcoming AP Senior Shows for the Spring. Below is a look at some of the variety of show's we've done over the years to give you a better idea of what to expect!
Monday, March 2, 2020
Friday, February 28, 2020
Thursday, February 27, 2020
Tuesday, February 25, 2020
In Digital Media we are returning to digital drawing and learning how to create a texture layer and original brushes. The video above shows one way to add a texture layer but you can also add the layer and just lower the opacity and create masks to block our sections where you don't want the texture to show like the demonstration I did in class.
Creating an original brush is easy and helps make your work unique as well. You can draw or import a shape or image the go to edit and select define brush preset. That will create a new brush that can be used for everyone on that computer.
Monday, February 24, 2020
“I SHOW KINDNESS BY...
Thursday, February 13, 2020
Wednesday, February 12, 2020
Tuesday, February 11, 2020
Monday, February 10, 2020
It's great that our town is so supportive of our #Stormwater Awareness Campaign, the #STEAM collaboration with students in @williamsocnwld's Science classes has been terrific & continues to grow! Here's an article Smithtown posted: https://t.co/YLm9mZLl3V pic.twitter.com/mSFybtdt3W— Tim Needles (@timneedles) February 7, 2020
Friday, February 7, 2020
We held our 2020 National Art Honor Society and Jr Honor Society Induction Ceremony last night along with a members art exhibition and reception. Congratulations to all the new members, it was a fun night!
We held our National Art Honor Society induction last night as well as a terrific #NAHS member’s #art exhibition & reception, it was great to meet so many of the student’s friends & family members & celebrate their hard work! pic.twitter.com/oUFaVjISSW— Tim Needles (@timneedles) February 7, 2020
A Rube Goldberg machine, named after American cartoonist Rube Goldberg, is a machine intentionally designed to perform a simple task in an indirect and overly complicated way. They are also known as chain reaction machines and this week we are going in work with Okgo Sandbox again and create one of our own. Each student will team up to create on part of our machine and we will arrange and film it!
Thursday, February 6, 2020
Wednesday, February 5, 2020
We are approaching another deadline for the 2020 Long Island's Best exhibit at the Heckscher Museum. All forms must be filled out completely and submitted by 5 pm on February 14, 2020. The ARTWORK critiqued and prepared and framed before it is delivered next month on Tuesday, March 10 because our school has a limited number of entries. A completed Artwork Label must be attached to each work of art that will be submitted.
Here is what is expected from the artist statement: Each student must write and submit an artist statement (50 to 150 words) with the Student Entry Form. This statement should explain the connection between the inspiration artwork seen in the Museum and the student artwork being submitted. The statement plays a key role in the jurying process and you may include a digital image of your piece as well.
Tuesday, February 4, 2020
Congratulations to the following 5 Students from Mr. Needles AP art and digital media classes at Smithtown High School East won 9 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards along with an American Visions Nomination (Best-In Show)!
The Gold Key winners will continue on to the Nationals, good luck!
Congratulations to my Smithtown HS East #APart & digital media students for winning 9 #ScholasticArtAwards today including 3 #GoldKey awards & an @artandwriting American Visions Nomination! Its quite an honor to be included in the same club as iconic artists like #AndyWarhol! pic.twitter.com/ffzAh656za— Tim Needles (@timneedles) February 1, 2020
Monday, February 3, 2020
- Cover page with artist, image of artist, name/class/year
- Birth/death date with 10 bulleted facts about the artist & link to where you got the bio info
- 10 full size, full page images of the artist's work (1 image per slide)
Mackenzie- Frida Kahlo
Lilah- Vincent Van Gogh
Joshua- MC Escher
Maria- Claude Monet
Alyssa- René Magritte
Evender- Amy Sherald
Ryan- Andy Goldsworthy
Kaia- Chuck Close
Kaelyn- Andrew Wyeth
Kelly- Andy Warhol
Kelly- Yayoi Kusama
Marvinson- Jackson Pollock
Ryan- Johannes Vermeer
Julia- Henri Matisse
Taylor- Alphonse Mucha
Chris- Salvador Dalí
- Photography- Photographing Smithtown East
- AP Art- Setting up an account
- Create Wednesday- Creative Self Portraits
- Virtual Film Club/Media Art Honor Society
- Adobe Spark 5 Frame Introduction Film
- Mindful Tools with Adobe Spark
- Adobe Spark Photo Story
- Create Wednesdays: 4 Frame Story
- International Dot Day
- Adobe Spark Photo Story
- Remembering September 11
- Create Wednesday: Celebrating Dot Day
- Welcome to Artroom 161 2020-2021
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