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, May 31, 2019

Studio Art: Land Art Sculptures

In Studio Art we are going to head outdoors and create our Land Art Sculptures today for our zen garden in the courtyard.  Everyone has created a design and not it's time to find materials from nature and create!

Thursday, May 30, 2019

Digital Media: Creating a Grunge Filter

In Digital Media class we are learning how to create a Grunge Filter this week.  Follow the tutorial above completely and submit the final piece in Google Classroom.  Next week we will be taking original photographs and applying the filter to them.  Make sure you pay close attention at the end and incorporate a layer mask to add the grunge effect to the type as well!  Below is my example from the demonstration.

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

National Art Honor Society: Field Trip to The Cooper Hewitt Museum

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On Wednesday the National Art Honor Society is joining with the Ceramics Club for a Field Trip to The Cooper Hewitt Museum in NYC.

Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Studio Art: Andy Goldsworthy

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This week we are exploring the world of 3D with an inspiration from artist Andy Goldsworthy.  We will learn about the artist and his work today and then design 3D installations and incorporate natural element of earth art into our sculptural works which are designed to be in our new Zen garden. The final designs will be due on Friday.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

National Art Honor Society: Field Trip Week

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The National Art Honor Society Field Trip is next week and we'll be visiting the Parrish Museum in Water Mill, NY as well as some art spots in Southampton, NY. Make sure you have your permission slip filled out with payment and you've signed in with you cell phone contact number if you're going to attend!
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Wednesday, May 22, 2019

Digital Media: Poster House Winners

The Poster House contest we entered earlier in the year announces the winners of their animation contest this week and opens next month on June 20.  We had a number of film and digital media students enter so keep an eye on your email and let me know the status of your entry!
Ltl Poster House Exterior View

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

AP History Conference

Today is the AP History Conference so most classes will be missing students, we will continue working on our projects and catching up on any work.

Monday, May 20, 2019

15 Days left of Class

There are only 15 working day's left of class so make sure all your projects are handed in on time and any past due work is submitted as soon as possible because the end is near!  No late work will be accepted in June so be sure to make up any missing assignments if you have any!!

Studio Art: Contemporary Artist Digital Drawing

Our next Studio Art project is to take the Contemporary Artist that we just researched and to create a Digital Drawing of them in Adobe Photoshop using the trace method we learned in class. Then we will add a quote from the artist, add a border, and submit it.  Make sure to hand in the final work as a flattened jpeg file in full color like the example above by Bridget or the example below by Makenna.

Friday, May 17, 2019

Remembering Architect I.M. Pei

Architect I.M. Pei,  creator of iconic museum buildings such as the Louvre glass pyramid and the National Gallery of Art in Washington DC as well as famed buildings such as the Roosevelt Field Mall on Long Island, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in Cleveland, the John Hancock Tower and John F. Kennedy Library in Boston, the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center in New York City, and the Bank of China Tower in Hong Kong passed away this week at the age of 102.  His building were creative designs that attracted as much attention as the artwork inside them without detracting from the work so he's a terrific STEAM icon to study.  You can learn more about his work and career in the short obituary below.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Digital Media: STEAM Innovator Card Design

To conclude our STEAM research project in Digital Media we will draw the people we researched in Photoshop and put together the facts to create a STEAM Innovator Card Design.  Above is an example that is Abby's work in progress and it gives you an idea of what we are doing.  Each student should include a few basics points of information which can be found on the Google Classroom.  The card should measure 2.5" x 3.5" and be an original design.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

AP Art: The Memory Project

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In AP Art we are going to being working on a special test project with young people from Pakistan called The Memory Project.  Each student will be given a photograph of a young person from Pakistan and have an opportunity to create a portrait.  the video above gives some insight into their background but there will be some information about them in addition to their image which can be incorporated into the art.  We will then send these children the portraits as a gesture.

Tuesday, May 14, 2019

Happy Birthday Salvador Dalí

This weekend would’ve been Salvador Dalí’s 115th Birthday so artists & programmers brought him back to like with Artificial Intelligence Museum in St. Petersburg, Florida! 

Friday, May 10, 2019

AP Art: AP Test Today

The AP Art test today, we are finally here so best of luck today!  All work should already be uploaded so today we will be editing, mounting, and finalizing our exams.  Below is the requisite information for the test in case you forgot.

The link to the digital section is: AP Studio Art Digital Submission.  All 12 breadth works should be posted on the online website like the example from a former student's photography concentration above.  Make sure all the work is sized and the media is stated and the sizes are set before clicking forward to teacher.  

School Code: 335001
Teacher Key: xwt0100

Thursday, May 9, 2019

Studio Art- Contemporary Artist Research Project

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This week we are going to work on our last artist research project of the year based on contemporary artists. Each student was assigned an artist and will need to create and present a slideshow based on the artist and their work which should be school appropriate.

Create a Slide Presentation in Google Slide with the following format:
  • Cover page with artist, image of artist, name/class/year.
  • Birth/death date with 10 bulleted facts about the artist & footnotes link of where the information comes from.
  • 10 full size, full page images of the artist's work.

1.     Takashi Murakami- Keirsten
2.     George Condo- Lindsey
3.     John Currin- Emma
4.     Jeff Koons- Bridget
5.     Zhang Xiaogang- Aaron
6.     Cindy Sherman- Bianca
7.     Damien Hirst- Hilary
8.     David Hockney- Tyler
9.     Zeng Fanzhi- Kathleen
10. Rudolf Stingel- Derek
11. Christopher Wool- Gary
12. Peter Doig- Ciara
13. Ai Weiwei- Paige
14. JR- Makenna
15. Barbara Kruger- Megan
16. Pope L.- Gabriella
17. Yayoi Kusama- Jillian
18. Laura Owens- Matthew D
19. Yoshitomo Nara- Thomas
20. Cecily Brown- Angelo
21. Miquel Barcelo- Troy
22. Anselm Kiefer- Dean
23. Adrian Ghenie- Gianna
24. Günther Förg- Amanda
25. Njideka Akunyili Crosby
26. Sean Scully- Anthony
27. Thomas Schütte- Matthew C
28. Kehinde Wiley- Matthew M
29. Amy Sherald- Samantha

National Art and Media Art Honor Society: Spring Filed Trip

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The annual spring field trip will head out to the Hampton's this year to check out the new exhibition at the Parrish Museum on May 31.  We will also have a chance to stop in Southampton and check out some local galleries and eat lunch.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

Computer Art: Art Video Project

We are creating video art works for the Farmington Museum Gateway to Imagination 2019 Competition this week and we are starting with the sound.  Create a 1-3 minute original soundtrack for you video so that we can later cut to the beat when editing.  There are a number of free apps and websites that you can use to create original music such as IncrediboxGaragebandFigureAudacity, and Finale which is on our computers already.  The soundtrack is due on Monday but if you finish early you shoud start part 2 which is creating an animation to pair with the music.

Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Digital Media: STEAM innovations- Drones

In digital media class we have been learning about different STEAM innovations in 3D printing and virtual reality and here's a great example of an new innovation in drone technology.  The story from NPR above shows how an international group of roboticists developed a drone with claws which can act like a bird to pause and watch without wasting battery power.  It's a fairly simple solution to the problem of battery power usage which can limit the real viability of drones, very smart and maybe just a beginning?

Sunday, May 5, 2019

National Art Honor Society- Sketchbook Project at the Other Art Fair

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As announced in our National Art Honor Society meeting yesterday our collaborative sketchbook project is currently on display at The Other Art Fair in Brooklyn's Expo Center.  Because we are in the fair we can receive free tickets through the Sketchbook Project so if anyone is interested in checking it out, enjoy!
Celebrated for its unique and immersive visitor experience, The Other Art Fair Brooklyn is a delight and inspiration to art lovers with past features including hand poke tattoo experiences, immersive dining experiences, interactive art installations, 3D printing, virtual reality, restaurant and bar pop ups, and much more!
I had a chance to meet a number of interesting artists and check out some innovative art installations including a really cool VR art experience from Erin Ko which you can see in the trailer below.

There was also a project from Secret Project Robot shown below.

Below are a few more of the show highlights, I'll share more images and video this Thursday during National Art Honor Society!

Friday, May 3, 2019

Free Comic Book Day

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Saturday is Free Comic Book Day so in addition to getting a few free comics there are opportunities to meet comic book artists and writers locally at shops like Fourth World, Newbury Comics, and Red Shirt Comics all of which participate.  Below is a few of the artists and writers appearing in Smithtown at Fourth World, check their website for more information.  It's a great opportunity to ask professionals some of those questions about design, drawing, and the real-world comic (and subsequent film) industry!  Here's a preview of some of the free comics available from NPR.

Thursday, May 2, 2019

Studio Art: Street Art Mural Competition

We are going to explore the world of Street Art next in studio art and design a mural for a competition in East Tosa neighborhood of Milwaukee.  

We will begin by learning about a few prominent street artists such as SWOON (pictured above), OBEY, 
and Banksy (pictured below) then explore different themes by looking at work from Miami's Wynwood Walls
as well as local street artists and their creative process. 

Begin by using learn and match to familiarize yourself with the artists on our Quizlet- Studio Art: Street Art.  Then we will see some of their process and history to see how we can design our own mural.  The final designs will have some specific elements that should be included from the Google Classroom and it will be due on Friday May 10.

Wednesday, May 1, 2019

Senior AP Art Shows

Next week we begin the AP Senior Art Shows so we will discuss the timetable and gallery design in class and start preparing on Thursday in National Art Honor Society.

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