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, February 28, 2018

Film: Writer/Showrunner Research Project

This week we are going to begin working on our Film/TV Writer Research Project. Choose a television show with a specific writer you want to focus on and research. Then create a 7 page Google slide presentation on them based on the following format (my example is attached on the Google Classroom page):

Each student should choose a television show to research and will create a 6 page slideshow with the following slide information:

1: Show, running dates, head staff, & image
2: Data & Numbers- budget, ratings, historical finances
3: Showrunner-Head writer & Production Style
4: Critical Reception & Awards
5: Production Process & Where it stands now
6: Quotes from the writer on their process
7: Video of an interview

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Digital Media: 2018 Google Doodle design

This Friday is the final day to submit your 2018 Google Doodle design online.  Make sure you follow all the rules and submit your entry for "What inspires you" for a chance to win.

Judging criteria

Doodles will be judged on the following parameters:
  1. Artistic merit:
    Based on artistic skill
  2. Creativity:
    Representation of the contest theme, use of the letters in the Google logo, and the unique approach to the doodle
  3. Theme communication:
    How well the contest theme is expressed in both the artwork and the written statement

Monday, February 26, 2018

Studio Art: Japanese Paper Box Origami

This week in Studio Art we will learn how to create Paper Box Origami.  We will begin by designing paper like the swatches of Japanese paper below with repeating patterns that are colorful and creative.

After the paper is created we will learn how to fold the paper into a box with 2 sheets.  Below is a box I created as an example and the video above shows you the process of folding.

Friday, February 16, 2018

Enjoy Winter Break!

Enjoy Winter Break, have a great break, see you soon!

LI Best at the Heckscher Museum

The entries for the LI Best competition at the Heckscher Museum are due digitally today.  Be sure to submit your entry and your artists statement about how your work was inspired from a the piece you chose which showed in the museum this year.  Below is a terrific example from Anna in AP Art on the right based on Rubens Santoro's painting Grand Canal, Venice on the left.

In digital media we will work on  creating work for the Embracing our Differences juried art exhibit. The image is 17.5" x 12" with 300DPI resolution themes are:

  • The struggles and joys of living in a diverse community
  • The impact of predudice and hatred on human dignity
  • The varied people, cultures, and perspectives in our world.

Thursday, February 15, 2018

Art Honor Society: Designing Our Yearbook Pages

Today in Art Honor Society we will work on designing our Yearbook pages for NAHS and NMAHS as well as completing the mural and printing out Challenge Day stickers!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Art Honor Society: Challenge Day Project

In Art Honor Society this week we will complete our Challenge Day Project by finishing painting the mural in the hallway and printing and cutting Challenge Day stickers.  We will also prepare for our upcoming induction award ceremony and our Spring field trip.

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

AP Art: Concentration 1-3

In AP Art we are in our 3rd week of creating Concentration pieces and piece 3 is due on Friday.  We will take this opportunity to look at Concentration 1-3 and make sure our theme is coming through and the work is cohesive.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Film: TV Show Treatment

This week you are going to write a Treatment for Your TV Show Concept. It should written on Google Docs and instructions and details are on the Google Classroom.  It should be shared when it's complete and contain the following:

Series: A drama that is open ended. A core cast of returning characters. The backdrop remains the same and is returned to each week. This is also called ‘the precinct’. There may be several stories per episode which are resolved, but the series storyline, that which is carried by the core returning cast, remains open. 


Serial: A drama of more than two parts with a strong serial element. A core cast of returning characters and an over arching storyline,








Thursday, February 8, 2018

Digital Media: Midterm Review

In Digital Media class we will review for tomorrow's Midterm today using Quizlet Live.  Me sure to study using the link here: https://quizlet.com/182234450/digital-media-midterm-flash-cards/

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

AP Art: Upcoming contest deadlines

We have a few important upcoming contest deadlines in AP Art listed below:

Long Island's Best: Young Artists at The Heckscher Museum
Deadline: Friday, February 16

Artwork must be based on a work shown in the museum in the past year and be framed, wires, and ready to hang (example of a submitted work above)

2018 Congressional Art Competition
Deadline: Friday, April 6

Artwork must be based on a "an artistic discovery", 2D, smaller tham 28", and original

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

Digital Media: Challenge Day Project

Last week the 10th grade participated in an inspiring week of Challenge Day activities and this week we are going to follow up by designing some resources to continue the #BeTheChange movement in the school.  We are going to start by collaboratively designing a Challenge Day sticker for teachers and students who participated that can be placed on the doors of classrooms that are safe spaces to share and talk for students.

Monday, February 5, 2018

NY State Winning NYSATA YAM Flag design for NAEA 2018

Congrats to AP Art student Ilysa Sirota on winning the overall NY State NYSATA YAM Flag design competition.  Above is her design which will represent our state, be produced as a full flag and hung at the 2018 NAEA Conference in Seattle Washington in March!

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