Friday, October 30, 2020
Thursday, October 29, 2020
Here's a few of the most creative student submissions from our recent Create Wednesday assignment to draw a Word Portrait from Christina and Emily from AP Art as well as Braden and Will from Studio Art.
Wednesday, October 28, 2020
We are going to continue exploring AI and machine learning today in class by working with Google's Teachable Machine to train our computers to recognize different input images. We'll be incorporating this into future projects as an input device. We'll begin by teaching the computer AI to distinguish between 3 different images of yourself using the chromebook camera. Once we've completed that we'll record a short 10 second video of it working and submit that to the Google Classroom.
Tuesday, October 27, 2020
In Photography we are researching some famed National Geographic Photographers this week to prepare for out November Photo Story assignment. Each student has been assigned a well-known photographer who's worked with Nat Geo and we'll learn about them together.
Monday, October 26, 2020
In Digital Media class we are going to learn about the basics of Coding, Artificial Intelligence, and Machine Learning this week. We'll begin with some simple coding with code.org and learn how AI functions then progress to see how AI is used in the world around us and help take part in a scientific survey using AI to study animals.
Friday, October 23, 2020
We learned a number of Basic Drawing Terms last week on Quizlet and now we are putting them into action. We are beginning work on our Exterior Contour Drawing paired with a Zentangle Drawing which will be a full page work like the example above and below. We are starting with the main contour shape in pencil then inking it and beginning the Zentangle- it makes it easier to break up the space before begining the Zentangle!
Thursday, October 22, 2020
This year the Shanti Poster Contest will consist of the highlights from the many years of competition winners as well as new poster designs. Some of the best 11th grade poster designs are pictured above (6 of which were from our AP Art class and 7 of which were from Smithtown).
Congrats to Emily from our AP Studio Art Class who was chosen to be our 12th grade submission (pictured above)
Congrats to Vivianne from our AP Studio Art Class who was chosen to be our 11th grade submission (pictured above)
Wednesday, October 21, 2020
This week the Adobe MAX event is happening virtually and it is free for all which is a great opportunity to catch some amazing free talks on art, design, and photography.
Suggested sessions are:
Tuesday, October 20, 2020
Monday, October 19, 2020
Friday, October 16, 2020
We had a chance to speak with National Geographic Photographer Jeff Kerby this week with Explorer Classroom. Here's the recording of the session which includes some of the questions we asked Jeff about using drones and the dangers of photographing and filmming out in the wild in the Arctic.
Imagining Freedom Exhibit opens today at the Norman Rockwell Museum and it features the work of Tim Needles with a video art piece which includes some of Smithtown's own teachers! We'll take a look at some of the work and how the messages in both Roosevelt's speech and Rockwell's art based on it still are poignant today!
Thursday, October 15, 2020
We will participate in our first National Geographic Explorer Classroom session of the year with the amazing photographer and ecologist Jeff Kerby today live in Digital Media class. He will speak about his work photographing and filming the arctic using drones and share some expertise and learning. Check out some of his work in the video and link above, it's going to be an exciting talk!
Wednesday, October 14, 2020
Thursday, October 8, 2020
In AP Art we set up accounts and must submit paymentsby tomorrow October 9 and the details are listed below. Visit https://myap.
Here is some important information regarding payment for all AP Exams:
● Payment for all AP Exams will be due by October 9, 2020.
● All regular AP exams (EXCLUDING AP CAPSTONE EXAMS) are $95.00 per exam.
● All AP Capstone Seminar and/or AP Capstone Research Exams are $143.00 per exam.
Exams can be paid by:
❏ Credit and/or debit cards via SchoolPay. Please note there is a 3.5%
non-refundable convenience charge added to orders processed through
SchoolPay. Please visit https://www.schoolpay.com. If you do not have a current
account, please create a new account.
❏ Checks or money orders written out to “Smithtown HS East AP Exams”. Please
write the student’s name in the memo section of the check. (Students should
submit their payment to their AP Teacher).
❏ Cash (Students should submit their payment to South Administration at East).
Tuesday, October 6, 2020
Monday, October 5, 2020
Friday, October 2, 2020
We’re taking on #INKTOBER in my studio #art classes to help learn digital & traditional #drawing techniques, here’s my digital drawing, the theme today was #fish & used it as an opportunity to teach layering color. #inktober2020 pic.twitter.com/jgbr59bH1s— Tim Needles (@timneedles) October 1, 2020
Yesterday we created a digital drawing for the Inktober Day 1 theme of FISH, above is my example created in Procreate. Today we will take on the day 2 theme of WISP using traditional drawing materials. The term means "a small thin or twisted bunch, piece, or amount of something" which allows a great deal of room for creativity, looking forward to see your work!
Our first extra credit assignment is to choose 10 of the prompts and submit them by the end of October!
Thursday, October 1, 2020
This month we will be participating the creative drawing challenge which gives a different theme daily (listed above) and promotes sharing your work via social media with the #inktober2020 hashtag (which you can do at your discretion.)
This week's home assignment is to draw an image for the theme of FISH using the free drawing tool Sumo Paint on the Chromebook. We will work using these creative drawing prompts for some of our assignments in class but our first extra credit assignment is to do all 31 prompts for Inktober. The extra credit assignment and all of the 31 prompts will post on Google Classroom October 1, can't wait to see what you create!
- Create Friday: Halloween Edition
- Create Wednesday: Word Portraits
- Digital Media: Teachable Machines
- Photography: National Geographic Photographers
- Digital Media: Coding, Artificial Intelligence, an...
- Exterior Contour with a Zentangle Drawing
- Shanti Peace Poster Contest 2020
- Adobe MAX
- Global Maker Day
- Global Maker Day Setup
- National Geographic Explorer Classroom- Photograph...
- Norman Rockwell: Imagining Freedom Exhibit
- National Geographic Explorer Classroom- Photograph...
- Global Maker Day- STEAM Power engineering challenge
- AP Art: Payment Due Tomorrow
- Happy World Teachers Day!
- ISTE Creative Lab
- Extra Credit: Inktober Drawings
- Happy Inktober!
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