Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Blog of the Week



Each week, we'll select one blog to showcase. This week's blog goes to Caroline from Computer Art...

Click here to check it out -->

http://caroline-devries.blogspot.com/


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Monday, August 30, 2010

Drawing Turtles



Today, we took turns rotating around the room from turtle to turtle. Each table had 15 minutes to draw their turtle before rotating to the next.

Since I never named the turtles, the class decided to name them for me. The snapping turtle's name is now Cupcake....







Friday, August 27, 2010

Animal Hands



We drew contour line drawings of our hands... we drew blind contour line drawings of our hands... we even had a "draw hands" homework assignment... Enough contour line drawings of our hands!!

So today, we took out some tempera paint and painted animals on our hands based on our sketchbook drawings.

Here are few...













Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Saying Bye to the After Art Jeep



The After Art Jeep that once prowled the streets of Apex, NC is no more. AA Jeep took her last ride to the dealership where she was traded in (for a good price).



A new jeep was purchased with big honken tires! .... but don't get your hopes up. It's too new to paint... (just yet)



bye AA Jeep!!

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Post It Note Project Explained



The one project by far that I receive the most requests asking, "How'd you do that?" is the Post It Note Mural. 

In this lesson you will find images and a description of the process we used to complete these projects. There is also a link to a video that demonstrates the process.

The entire process is available for free! 



Later you can use the same lesson to create a mosaic out of any material including Skittles, Jelly Beans,or color swatches. We even used it to create a mosaic of the Mona Lisa using over 2,000 balloons!


No matter what the media, the basic concept is the same. Start by creating an image map that uses the same colors as the object (Post-it Notes, balloons, Skittles, etc) that you will use to complete your mural.

This step by step instruction will walk you through the entire process.

Download the entire process for FREE in PDF format! 


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I've just posted two other lesson plans!



How to Create Light Graffiti


This project merges technology with stencils and the concept of positive and negative space into one fun and effective lesson. Students will learn how to easily manipulate photos to make stencils to create cool light graffiti images using glow sticks and digital cameras!

Light graffiti is just a starting point. This lesson could easily be modified to create stencils for lesson using spray paint or even printing techniques.

This plan includes step-by-step, easy to follow instructions with lots of photographs demonstrating exactly how you class can create awesome light graffiti art! 


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How to Create 3D Anamorphosis Drawings!

This project merges technology with traditional drawing and the concept of perspective into one fun and effective lesson. Students will learn how to easily manipulate photos of common day objects so they can be used as references for 3D anamorphosis drawings

3D drawings are just a starting point. This lesson could easily be modified to create references for street art chalk festivals similar to those works created by Julian Beaver.

This plan includes step-by-step, easy to follow, illustrated instructions as well as methods for periodically testing mid project to ensure success.