Monday, November 30, 2020
Tuesday, November 24, 2020
Today is the last day before Thanksgiving Break so I wanted to wish you all a terrific holiday! The image above is a classic from artist Norman Rockwell which is entitles Freedom from Want and happens to be on exhibit right now at the Norman Rockwell Museum in Stockbridge, MA along with my video art piece I created a few years ago as part of the Four Freedoms project based on President Roosevelt's Four Freedoms speech that Rockwell illustrated as a series of paintings.
Monday, November 23, 2020
Friday, November 20, 2020
Auto Draw. This program uses AI to interpret your drawing and make it into a visual riddle. We are going to try to visually portray a famous film and have each other guess each movie on Tuesday. Below is an example of 5 films done with emojis, can you guess what they are?
Thursday, November 19, 2020
This week we are learning about Artificial Intelligence and how some artists, like Refik Anadol shown in the video above, are using it to help create art works. We are going to use The Magic Sketchpad to create a collaborative drawing with Google's AI like the demonstration I created with the AI below drawing a series of butterflies. I found it to be a bit like drawing with a young child as they are often impulsive and make curious decisions but that's part of what makes it fun, looking forward to seeing what you create!
Wednesday, November 18, 2020
In Digital Media class we are working on creating 2 different Characters for our upcoming video game using Piskel. We have a week to design and animate the 2 characters and create a short 6 second animated introduction to our video game.
Tuesday, November 17, 2020
Monday, November 16, 2020
In Photography we'll learn about creating color block photography and take on the Color Wheel. Students will work this week to create an image for ROYGBIV to create our own creative color wheel.
Friday, November 13, 2020
Thursday, November 12, 2020
I had an opportunity to talk with artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer as well as the Director of the Rubin Center and his partner on his new Borderlands project Kerry Doyle this week with Art 21. We will take a closer look at the Borderlands project and Hemmer's art in an extended version of his Art 21 segment: https://art21.org/watch/
Loved the @art21 “Borderlands” screening & discussion tonight with artist Rafael Lozano-Hemmer & Kerry Doyle, Director of the Rubin Center, always fascinating learning about #art that connects people in #creative ways! pic.twitter.com/mm8jXEWekI— Tim Needles (@timneedles) November 12, 2020
Tuesday, November 10, 2020
Our next Extra Credit assignment is to enter the Artemis Moon Pod Essay Contest. NASA is taking remote learning to the Moon! 2020 has been a year of working and living at a distance. Now consider what it might be like if you were living with a pod of astronauts 250,000 miles from Earth. Your challenge is to imagine leading a one-week expedition at the Moon’s South Pole – with the whole world cheering you on. Tell us about the types of skills, attributes, and/or personality traits that you would want your Moon Pod crew to have and why. How many would be in your pod? And of course you’ll need high tech gear and gadgets! In your essay, also describe one machine, robot, or technology that you would leave on the lunar surface to help future astronauts explore the Moon. Your entry must meet these requirements:
Monday, November 9, 2020
Friday, November 6, 2020
In Photography we reviewed the Principles of Design with a QUIZLET. and we'll be working to identify them in the work of the National Geographic Photographers we researched as well as play a game of Quizlet Live to see how well we know the terms!
Wednesday, November 4, 2020
Today we will begin to share the research projects on artists and photographers that we've been working on in class and focus on their work and process. We'll learn about the basic principles of design and see how they appear in the work we learn about. The example above from National Geographic photographer Bob Krist is a terrific example of rhythm and repetition in it's composition.
Monday, November 2, 2020
In Studio Art and AP we will be creating 10 unique and creative Artist Trading Cards this week that will be traded with schools around the country. the cards are 2.5 x 3.5" and should include artwork on the front and your name, school, date, teacher, and city-state on the back. The 10 cards will be due on Monday and the subject matter and medium is your choice.
In the past we have trades with schools from around the world from every grade level and it's been a really interesting and fun project. Check out my ATC Pinterest Page for some great example that will inspire you!
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