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 25, 2009

Make it work!

Tim Gunn, Tim Needles
Hey crew Happy Thanksgiving! Give some thought to your concentrations over the vacation because for the next 12 weeks you'll have a concentration piece due each week! Time to... (you know)

Queen Muppets

Here's a awesome short film that a former student, Kelli Krysh, sent me that her company, Soapbox Films, worked on to commemorates the anniversary of Queen front man, Freddy Mercury's death from AIDs. They shot it in 1 day using 79 muppets and 53 different setups- impressive!! It's great to see students graduate and do what they love!

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Senior AP Shows: Amanda & The Rat

Our second senior show was a big success this week and certainly piqued the interest of more than a few students and faculty with it's promotional Rat posters. Special guest "Twilight" was a big hit as well as a great body of work from 2 years of AP art.

Monday, November 2, 2009

Breadth Madness

Happy Halloween and congratulations- you're now almost 1/4th the way to the finish line! As the 1st quarter comes to a close I'd like each student to post the Breadth piece that you are most proud of and to comment on each others work. This will help give you some direction in terms of where you are headed for your portfolio and your concentration. The important question to ask yourself is- Why is this your favorite? What about it do you respond to? Try to write a short sentance or two summing up why the piece was chosen and when commenting see if you can help give each other some more focus in terms of your direction.

This week we'll go over the basics of blogging and working on the web!

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