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.

Thursday, May 31, 2007

Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Self Portrait and life story

StephMerry and writing on who she is

Little Robot Friend.

StephMerry's technology robot

Bahaha. by Blair



StephMerry's sign




Digital Wednesday: Mr. Needles and you...


This week's assignment is a portrait trade. Create a portrait of me and I'll do a portrait of you and we'll post them both together in a show for the end of the year. There are a few great blogs that do this type of portrait trade (draw me, draw you, portrait party, et.) and it's a fun way to do a piece so lets give it a try here.

Thursday, May 24, 2007

Wednesday, May 23, 2007

Digital Wednesday: Explosion!

this week's theme is Explosion! Enough said- be creative and show us what you've got (also be smart and keep it appropriate).

Also since we are nearing the end of our year I'd like everyone to post your favorite piece for this class so we can look at what we've accomplished.


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Tuesday, May 22, 2007

Monday, May 21, 2007


Hey look, it's a gray stop sign.

Saturday, May 19, 2007

My name is Steph and I like cheese, happiness and sunshine

self portrait

Extra credit on Illustration Friday

I'd like to offer you guys an extra credit digital assignment this week. I've been speaking to you about how to keep yourself sharp as an artist by working often and challenging yourself frequently. There is a website that offers both professional and amateur artists a weekly thematic challenge. I came across it recently and I find it fun and always interesting. Now that many of you will be graduating high school and moving on you may find it a good resource. This week's theme is "signs".
If you post a piece this week I'll reward you with extra credit (there's 15 days left so it may come in handy seniors)! I'll go over how to post the work on Monday in class but feel free to click the link below and check it out.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Hey, I'm Laura Jean.

Sylvia Plath

Sylvia Plath

Digital Wednesday: Technology

Hey class - this week's digital Wednesday assignment is technology. Now that you are all official bloggers it should be fun.

This is Hunter S. Thompson, he is an excellent author. You should read his novels.


Thursday, May 17, 2007

This week: Self portraits and you...


This week we are going to create self portraits digitally. Try to incorperate different personal elements such as handwritten text and drawings. I'll be going over a few important tools for the professional artist in Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere this week so make sure you make it to class on time. We are going to begin working on the sculpture garden begining on Monday so make sure you have your concepts drawn out and prepared.


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Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Kurt Vonnegut

nice nice very nice

ken kesey

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Thomas Pynchon!


Samo Basquiat

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Now that you know a little about Jean-Michel Basquiat check out some more of his work by clicking the link above for the Brooklyn Museum. Let me know what you think in the comments section (remember just because we looked at him doesn't mean you have to like his work)

Monday, May 14, 2007


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Sunday, May 13, 2007

The AP test is over!


Congratulations everyone, you've survived the AP test! I'm proud of all the work each one of you have done this year so enjoy a relaxing weekend. (I know I will)

Friday, May 11, 2007

Digital Wednesday: Your Favorite Author

This weeks digital Wednesday assignment is focused on your favorite author. It can be a screenwriter, poet, novelist, or some guy you know that hangs out at Starbucks and is a good writer. Have fun and try to reflect the personality of the writer with the media and style. Bueno suerte!


My favorites - Kurt Vonnegut & David Sedaris

rock on

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Monday, May 7, 2007

Frida <3's Rock

Rock on!

Make it work time!

Make it work!
This week we are going to be taking the Advanced Placement test so we will not have the regular set of assignments. The digital Wednesday assignment will be due and we will have a portfolio showcase in place of the classwork assignments. Best of luck on the AP test! Make sure your slides, concentration statement, and the artwork you'll be sending are all set to go.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Digital Wednesday: Rock

This week's digital Wednesday assignment is ROCK. You can rock out loud, smell what the rock is cooking, or draw grandma rocking on the porch. It's your interpretation, have fun!
Digital Wednesday: Rock

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