Monday, December 14, 2009
To teach abstract form and non-objective abstract form I had the Art Theory 1 kids make their own sculpture gardens out of sculpy, felt, acrylic paint, wood, and pebbles. I first showed them images from Claes Oldenburg, Henry Moore, David Smith, and others. For a block period, we drove over to Stanford's sculpture garden to see the Rodin's, David Smith, and Andy Goldsworthy.
Thursday, December 3, 2009
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
The first assignment in Film studies was a PSA. First, I assigned each student 3 random subjects to get one minute of stock footage of in multiple shots. When they came in with their footage, I had them trade it with another student in the class. They then had to make a short PSA using the footage. I hope that makes sense. This one turned out pretty good.
The Studio Art kids did such a good job on these linoleum cut prints that I just had to post all of them. I think they took about 1 week to make them. The linoleum blocks were about 4 x 6 inches. I had them tear the paper to have a deckled edge and hand in their best print. They had to sign and number their addition as well. The subject matter was up to them.
Friday, November 20, 2009
The Art Theory 1 kids had to create a family portrait with only shape, line, and color to represent family members and their relationships with each other. They worked on them for 4 periods.
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Studio Art had two weeks to create a drawing dealing with the theme, "A Dangerous Path". I showed them video game stills, some sci/fi fantasy images, photos of booby-traps, and I can't remember what else. This was by far the most successful project of this year.