Welcome to Art Room 161

This blog was created as an extension of the dialogue that began in our classroom and the purpose is to share creative ideas, images, and critiscm. All posts should be appropriate for the high school classroom and critiscm should be helpful and positive.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Digital Media: Video Game BETA tests

In Digital Media we completed our Video Games so now it is time to play and review them for each other and  BETA test them so we can go back and edit bugs or issues that come up in game play.  The above image is of Will's game which was the best reviewed game from class so far.  We are using the class rubric (attached in Google Classroom) to rate the clarity, design, coding, originality, and play ability of each game.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Film: Animation



This week we will begin our animation challenges in class.  today we looked at some award winning student films as well as the video above by Hombre McSteez Aka Marty Cooper.  Below is another great example from street artist Blu and artist David Ellis which is equally as impressive but totally different.  Tomorrow I will do a short animation demonstration in class and teach you the basics before you begin animating yourself!


Friday, November 9, 2018

Studio Art- Artist Research Projects

In Studio Art we are finishing up presenting our Artist Research Projects and next week we will have the test on the artists and art we learned about so be sure to study the quizlet to review!

Thursday, November 8, 2018

End of Quarter 1 Tomorrow

Congratulations, you've reached the End of Quarter 1! Tomorrow is the final day of the quarter so make sure any incomplete or missing assignments as well as any extra credit assignments are submitted by tomorrow because I'll be closing out the grades over the 3 day weekend.  I hope you enjoyed part 1 of the class and learned something valuable!

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

AP Art: Visit From Hartford Art School Today


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Today in AP Art we will have a visit from the Hartford Art School where we have had a number of successful alumni attend before their careers in art such as Chelsea NorwichSteve PonzoAidi WangJess BrettDylan Ahern,.  We will be learning about their programs and looking at portfolios.

Monday, November 5, 2018

Digital Media: STEAMroom


In Digital Media class we will be closing out the first quarter which ends Friday by completing and sharing our video games.  We will be beta testing them later in the week and revising them for the Scholastic competition in December.  
We will also begin to learn about some of the most important figures of STEAM using The STEAMroom quizlet. We will be using these figures to begin our animation unit in quarter 2 but we want to be familiar with them first. 

Friday, November 2, 2018

November Extra Credit: Wyland Art Contest

November's Extra Credit assignment is creating designs for the 2018 Wyland National Art Challenge.  You can begin by creating a design in your sketchbook and share it with so I can give you suggestions and advice based on what I know about the contest then you can  flesh it our with color and complete it.  We will take all the final images and talk about our favorite designs then choose one for our personal entry or a collaborative mural which we will enter at the end of November.

Thursday, November 1, 2018

National Art Honor Society: Museum of Modern Art


In National Art Honor Society today we will hand out permission slips for our upcoming field trip to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in NYC.  The trip will take place during the school day 8am-4pm on Tuesday November 20, the week of Thanksgiving.  The museum is the home to some of the world's most famous art such as Vincent Van Gogh's Stary Night and Salvador Dali's Persistence of Memory so we'll discuss the relevance and history of the art the week before our trip.

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