Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Today is our final day of painting the water conservation mural that we've been working on with National Geographic and the video above shows our whole process. We learned a great deal from the research and used it in our mural so now it's time to begin sharing some of what we learned with others! We'll post the video and the final mural pictured below on social media and put together a campaign in the spring that includes the beach cleanup we organized so the community can take action.
Tuesday, November 26, 2019
Wyland mural painting as well as the Scholastic Art and Writing Awards which are both due on December 3.
Friday, November 22, 2019
Today we have a special National Art Honor Society collaboration with the Makerspace to celebrate my new book STEAM Power, we are learning to create cyanotypes! Above is a cool example from artist Karen Molloy and below is a great example from artist Essye Klempner which was shown the Queens Museum.
Thursday, November 21, 2019
In National Art Honor Society today we will be working on finishing our Wyland mural and the individual storm drain mural for Smithtown as well as planning our induction, first field trip, our first collaboration cyanotype project with Makerspace club for my upcoming book STEAM Power, our Holiday projects, and upcoming contests such as Scholastic Art and Writing.
Wednesday, November 20, 2019
The deadline for the Scholastic Art & Writing awards are coming up so our next assignment is to create a NEW work for our AP Portfolio that can also be submitted for the competition. If you win the prize is an award at Carnegie Hall and up to $40,000 plus you get an actual gold key just like the one Andy Warhol won and is wearing up above! It can be in any medium and any size under 20" but needs to be handed in by next Wednesday November 27 and submitted online at: www.artandwriting.org
Tuesday, November 19, 2019
We'll start by setting up an account and figuring out what we need to do to make our game a reality- there are many great tutorials on you tube available for people who have not coded before that can give you step by step instructions. Here's a favorite below.
quizlet to prepare for a short quiz on Friday.
This week we will begin working on our Sketchbook designs following a different prompt each day (listed below). You can see some of my sketchbook advice and practice on the Sharing Our Notebooks Blog and I'll do a few short tutorials this week as we work. We'll be learning about the Sketchbook Project (The Telephone Game) as well as a few new drawing terms during this assignment.
- Tuesday- Words- Geometric Shapes/
- Wednesday- Portraits
- Thursday Asymmetrical Balance
- Friday- Analogous Color
Monday, November 18, 2019
Pinterest Cyanotype Page for some inspiring images to get an idea of what they look like and get some fodder together to create a print on Friday!
Friday, November 15, 2019
Thursday, November 14, 2019
We will begin painting the Wyland mural today in Art Honor Society. We'll be recording video for the National Geographic capstone project and working on the local storm drain murals as well. We also have a special collaboration with Art Honor Society and the Makerspace club Friday for a creative Cyanotype project.
Wednesday, November 13, 2019
In digital media class we are learning the basics of animation and focusing on Frank & Ollie's Twelve Basic Principles of Animation. We watched the video series above showing how of the the rules of animation apply and what happens when you don't follow the rules. We will now incorporate the first 3 rules into our first animation challenge (squash and stretch, anticipation, and staging) which can be done digitally on Piskel and is due Friday.
Tuesday, November 12, 2019
We will begin painting the Wyland mural today and continue this week in AP Art and Art Honor Society. We'll be recording video for the National Geographic capstone project and working on the local storm drain murals as well. We are also scheduled to have a special collaboration with Art Honor Society and the Makerspace club Friday for a creative Cyanotype project.Our National #ArtHonorSociety students began #drawing out our collaborative @WylandORG water conservation #mural this week, the project is part of my certification for @NatGeoEducation so I’ll be sharing the lesson & process soon! pic.twitter.com/JeRV1ApfPm— Tim Needles (@timneedles) November 8, 2019
Friday, November 8, 2019
Wednesday, November 6, 2019
This is the last week of the quarter so we will have a quiz on Friday on the artists we learned about in class. Today we'll begin by covering David Carson Andrew Wyeth, and Swoon and tomorrow we will review the artist we looked at to prepare.
Monday, November 4, 2019
Since we only have one day before you have election day off, I'll share some of the process of creating illustrations and the cover image for my new book, STEAM Power.I’m excited to reveal the cover #art for my first book, #STEAM Power from @iste, it features my #3dprint design & is now available for pre-order: https://t.co/tAgSnMaTaP #ISTEsteampower pic.twitter.com/GgzMsrdiUM— Tim Needles (@timneedles) November 3, 2019
Friday, November 1, 2019
We celebrated Halloween in class yesterday with figure drawing our fellow students in their Halloween costumes. We'll continue today and learn some tips and tricks for great figure drawing. Here's a link to some things to keep in mind: 5 simple figure drawing tipsCelebrating #Halloween today @SCSD_HSE by #drawing our #art students in their creative #costumes! pic.twitter.com/1VbMNOS2IU— Tim Needles (@timneedles) October 31, 2019
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