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, April 20, 2016

Tomorrow is Burgermanday at Smithtown East!

Tomorrow is Burgermanday at Smithtown East!  The National Art Honor Society will be collaborating together with artist Jon Burgerman on a school mural periods 5-9 as well as after school for the school courtyard.  Here's a look at his process and a bit of what's he's about as an artist-it's an exciting project!

The project was made possible thanks to the Smithtown Childrens Foundation and the School Improvement Team.  Here's a link to the new SIT Team blog I created to share the story of how the project came about: Smithtown East SIT

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Studio Art: Contemporary Artist Research Project

In Studio Art we are working on researching and presenting our contemporary art research projects on the artists below. There will be assessments on the learning the week we return from break and the projects themselves are due today with a cover page featuring an image of the artist and your name, 10 important facts and 10 large images along with a bibliography.

Nikitha- Aakash Nihalani
Emily- Jon Burgerman
Andrea- Jay Ryan
Anthony- Felice Varini
Sophia- Mark Ryden
Madison- Sol LeWitt
Eliana- Anish Kapoor
Nicholas- Ron English
Felicity- Richard Serra
Brian- Walter De Maria
Audrey- Tara McPherson
Brandon- Joshua Harker
Joseph- Michael Heizer
Matthew- Robert Smithson
Nicolette- Andy Goldsworthy
Brody- L'Amour Supreme
Erin- Theo Jansen
Peter- Shepard Fairey
Justin- Daniel Arsham
Andrew- Kumi Yamashita
Umair- Guy Laramee
Gabrielle- Dima Drjuchin
Sydney- Alexander Calder
Meagan- Anthony Howe
Lucas- Shirin Abedinirad
Brittany- Esao Andrews
Claire- Bruce Munro
Needles- David Salle

Monday, April 18, 2016

AP Art: Long Island's Best

This weekend was the opening of Long Island's Best at the Hechscher Museum of Art in Huntington and we were proud to see art work from AP Art represented at the show.  Congratulations to Maria whose photograph entitled 'Veiled' was chosen for inclusion in the prestigious show!

Friday, April 15, 2016

AP Art: 2016 Art Show 5 Natalie and Jamie

This week our AP Art 2016 Art Show featured the art of Natalie and Jamie.  The work is eclectic and in a variety of media but both artists worked together to create a great show.  Today is the last day so be sure to come by and check out their great work!

Thursday, April 14, 2016

Art Honor Society: Burgerman Mural

A week from today artist Jon Burgerman will be visiting us at Smithtown East to collaborate on a mural together outside the school cafeteria.  The National Art Honor Society will be painting alongside Jon after he creates an outline similar to the one above created at the AOL offices.  It's an exciting opportunity and we'll be discussing the details in a short meeting next week to prepare for the mural!

Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Art Honor Society: Field Trip to the Met Museum

Yesterday the Art Honor Society joined the upper level Spanish students for a group field trip to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC as well as lunch at Azulejos.  

We had a chance to stroll through the Modern and Contemporary sections checking out work from a number of the artists we learned about in class from Chuck Close and Alex Katz to Picasso and Van Gogh.  

We also had a chance to see some of the work that won this years Scholastic Art Awards which gives some insight into what the expectations are for the awards.  

Monday, April 11, 2016

Art Honor Society: Field Trip to the Met Museum

Tomorrow members of the Art Honor Society will join the upper level Spanish students for a group field trip to the Metropolitan Museum in NYC as well as lunch at a local Spanish Restaurant.  The trip will be primarily focused of the works of famed Spanish painters such as Goya, El Greco (who's work some of us saw last year in Toledo, Velázquez. and Dali (who famous and spectacular Madonna painting from the Met is pictured above) but well also take a look at some contemporary work while we are there.

Friday, April 8, 2016

Digital Media: 3D Chess Set Design

In Digital Media we are working on creating designs for our 3D Printed Chess collaborative set in Tinkercad.  The pieces should be inspired by the traditional chess piece designs but you should add some creative, personal elements to your piece.  Above is an example from Lucas who is working on designing a rook, he began by creating a traditional design with geometric shapes then started adding new elements.  The final design should be both saved as a 2 part images like the example above with the class name and piece your designing along with a .stl file so it can be 3D printed.. Make sure that the elements of the design are all touching and there aren't parts that are too thin because they don't print well.  The final design is due Monday April 11.

Thursday, April 7, 2016

AP: Concentration

Today in AP Art our 7th Concentration Assignment is due and by now it should be evident that the art works as a larger, unified body of work.  The AP Art test is the 1st Friday in May so there's not much time to waste at this point.

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Art Honor Society: 2016 Induction Ceremony Planning

Today in our National Art Honor Society we will be working on planning our mural project with Jon Burgerman and our 2016 Induction Ceremony.  We'll be creating a video showing what we did this year and finalizing our 2016 yearbook pages.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Digital Media: Typography

In class we have been working on a daily type design project so it's time to learn a bit more about Typography and the terminology that goes along with it.  We learned some of the basic terms involved with type that you can review on our quizlet here- Typography terms

We will continue to create a letterform design each day until we have a full set and then we will digitize them and create a font.  We will also learn a bit about the history of type to understand better where it might go next.  Remember it's not just an alphabet we are dealing with its a living language that is constructed through design and usage.

Monday, April 4, 2016

Studio Art: Layering Painting

In Studio Art we are learning a process of layering acrylic painting and we are going to begin by building an interesting surface, covering it with writing then dry brushing over it in a complimentary color.  The video above gives an idea of the process but we'll be adding our own personal touches throughout the process.  This is not an assignment in which everyone should have a similar product at the conclusion but it's an individual creative process with suggestions and choices.  I'll be doing demonstrations of each step as we progress this week-last week's demo is on Vine below.

Friday, April 1, 2016

Digital Media: Flextangles

In Digital Media we will be working with the STEAM projects Flextangles and taking them to the next level with digital media.  The Flextangle template is in the assignment drive and we will use digital media such as digital drawing and photography to create our Flextangles in Adobe Photoshop.  The completed Flextangle should have 4 separate lines of images that correspond like a kaleidoscope.  We will design them then print and construct them as 3D objects.  The final product will be due on Thursday April 7.  Above is an example of what they look like and below is a video showing how they work from Babble Dabble Do.

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