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.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Safe Halloween

The Art Honor Society teamed up with the Media Art Honor Society to put together a zombie hospital for this year's Safe Halloween Friday.

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Dreamworks artists after dark

Moonshine : Artists after dark from alexis wanneroy on Vimeo.

Here is a tremendous documentary about the work of some of the DreamWorks staff after their office hours entitled “Moonshine: Artists after dark”. It shows both a peek into their process and is evidence of the bridge across art and media in terms of creative people.

Monday, October 24, 2011

AP Art Research Artists

Here's the list of artists which are represented in our first artist research project of the year. Each AP art student has been assigned two artists that relate to their work in some way and should research these artists creating a slideshow of information with at least 10 images of their artwork.

1.Andrew Wyeth
2.Andy Goldsworthy
3.Ashley Wood
5.Chuck Close
6.Claeus Oldenburg
7.Damien Hirst
8.Egon Schiele
9.Francis Bacon
10.Gregory Crewdson
11.H.R. Giger
12.Henri Matisse
13.Hieronymus Bosch
14.Janet Fish
15.Jasper Johns
16.Jeff Koons
17.Jenny Saville
18.Julia Margaret Cameron
19.Katsushika Hokusai
20.Keith Haring
21.Lauri Anderson
22.Marilyn Minter
23.Michelle White
24.Mr Brainwash
25.Paul Klee
26.Richard Avedon
27.Robert Rauschenberg
28.Romaine Brooks
29.Shepard Fairey
30.Starn Brothers
31.Takashi Murakami
32.Ralph Steadman
33.Ai Weiwei

Friday, October 21, 2011

2011 Smithtown High School East Pep Rally

The Media Arts Honor Society and Mr. Needles Media Arts classes covered this year's Smithtown High School East Pep Rally as part of their new program with MSG Varsity. Look for some clips on our MSG Varsity page this week!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Spirit Week at Smithtown

It's "Spirit Week" in Smithtown and we are collecting images and video of celebrating: Pajama Day, Tie Dye Day, Superhero Day, Wild Wild East Day, and the PepRally for our MSG Varstiy page.

Monday, October 17, 2011

Volunteering at The 2011 Hamptons Film Festival

This weekend a group of students from Mr.Needles classes and the Art Honor Society and Media Art Honor Society spent time volunteering for the 2011 Hampton's Film Festival in East Hampton, Sag Harbor, Montauk, & Southampton. Students had an opportunity to meet and work with professionals from the film industry such as: Alec Baldwin, Steven Spielberg, Wim Wenders, & Alexander Skarsgard.

Friday, October 7, 2011

Photography in the classroom

The Art Honor Society & Media Art Honor Society are teaming up with Mr. Needles Media & Photography classes to participate in JR's amazing, TED winning photography Inside Out project

Japan Society's Going Global Social Networking Project

We have begun collaborating with students in Japan, Pakistan, and throughout the United States as part of The Japan Society's Going Global Social Networking Project. The AP Art and Photography classes started in September and the Art Honor Society and media classes will begin this month.

Thursday, October 6, 2011

The 2011 Hamptons Film Festival

Next week we will once again be volunteering at The Hamptons Film Festivalon the east end and there will be some information given out on Wednesday in a joint meeting of the Art & Media Art Honor Society afterschool. If you're interested be sure to fill out the volunteer application here.
This year the festival will be showing some great films such as: The Rum Diary, The Descendants, & Jeff Who Lives At Home. Among those expected to attend the Festival are: Lauren Ambrose, David Bailey, Bob Balaban, Alec Baldwin, Ellen Barkin, Harry Belafonte, Matthew Broderick, Jay Duplass, Felicity Jones, Penelope Ann Miller, Matthew Modine, Susan Sarandon, Bobby Valentine, Rufus Wainwright, Lucy Walker, Wim Wenders, and Anton Yelchin.

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