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, September 28, 2018

Pep Rally

Today is the Pep Rally so we will have shortened classes that are each filled with spirit... (oh and also quizes and art) Happy Friday everyone!

Thursday, September 27, 2018

National art and Media Art Honor Society

Today is the first full meeting of the National art and Media Art Honor Society  We will be discussing the events we have planned for the year and the trips we will be taking each season.  Everyone is welcome to attend!

Wednesday, September 26, 2018

Studio Art: Zentangle Patterns

In Studio Art we learned 15 new Zentangle Patterns that can be used for our Zentangle drawing in class (you can see them in the video above). Today we will finish them up and begin our final piece.

Tuesday, September 25, 2018

AP Art: Assignment 1- Rafael Lozano Hemmer

We looked at the work of artist Rafael Lozano Hemmer and his work at the MAC Museum in class and the first AP breadth assignment was to choose a theme of aspect of his work and create an art piece based on it. The work is due on October 1 but feel free to bring it in this week so we can give feedback if necessary.

Monday, September 24, 2018

Digital Media: Digital Drawing and Photoshop Basics

In Digital Media class we are going to learn the basics of digital drawing with a Wacom tablet and stylus and here's some inspiration.  We'll be working in Photoshop learning some new tools and terminology as well and here's a link to the class quizlet with the terms to study for our first quiz on Friday.

Friday, September 21, 2018

Film: Examining Television Pilots

In Film we are examining television pilots to learn how they work so we can create one so today we'll take a look at a few different formats to compare and contrast.  Well look at both old and new show to see how the share the who, what, where, and how in the first 15 minutes of the show.

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Studio Art: Zentangle

In studio art we are going to learn to various Zentangle techniques this week for our first big project next week.  Below are some of the tangle patterns we'll be using to create our sketchbook piece. 
We will fill the page completely with different patterns for a complete piece that will be graded Friday.  Next week we will draw an animal or statement and Zentangle it like the example below.

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Extra Credit: Embracing Our Differences

Our first Extra Credit assignment this year is the Embracing Our Differences contest.  Create work in any media that is HORIZONTAL and fits the theme of "enriching lives through diversity and inclusion."  The work is due by October 14 so it can be delivered by October 15 to the contest.

Monday, September 17, 2018

Digital Media: Dot Day Augmented Reality

In Digital Media we will celebrate Dot Day today by creating original Augmented Reality drawings on Photoshop.  Each student will create an intricate "dot" that represents the spirit of Peter Reynolds children's book The Dot.  Creating a dot is not really the challenge, it's more creating a original and inventive dot that represents you.  Make sure you sign it and we'll create a short film of all our dots to share with the elementary students and social media. 

Friday, September 14, 2018

Studio Art: Illustration Friday- Anonymous

It's the end of our second week so in Studio Art classes we'll take on another Illustration Friday challenge, this week's theme is: Anonymous.  Create an illustration that fits the theme using the full page in color or black and white using any media!

Digital Media: Green Screen Self Portraits

In Digital Media our first assignment is to take a green screen self portrait and use the chroma key technique in Photoshop to create an original Green Screen Self Portrait like the example above from class.  We'll be sharing all the images on Monday as we transition to our next project, an introduction to code!

Wednesday, September 12, 2018

Film: Virtual Reality Film and Photography

Film Class - Spherical Image - RICOH THETA
In our Film and Video class we are learning a bit about how Virtual Reality Film and Photography works by experimenting with a Theda Camera this week. Check out the interactive photograph above from Wednesdays class.

Friday, September 7, 2018

Studio Art: Illustration Friday

In our Studio Art class we dedicate each Friday of the first semester to creative drawing based on a thematic prompt which we term: Illustration Friday.  The first prompt will be reflective- the first week of school.  Create a full page drawing illustrating your experience in color.

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Welcome to the First Day of School 2018

Welcome to the First Day of School 2018! I'm Mr. Needles and this is our class blog, this year I'm teaching:
  • AP Studio Art
  • Film and Video
  • Studio Art
  • Digital Media
  • Computer Art & Design
Today and tomorrow we'll be going over some of the basic and the class projects and expectations but we are going to begin class today by creating!

We'll also take a look at the art and media art honor societies and what they do, here's a look at one of our previous years events and activities!

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