Thursday, October 27, 2011

Forced Perspective : Photography



Forced perspective is a technique that employs optical illusion to make an object appear farther away, closer, larger or smaller than it actually is.

















More Monsters in a Box : Part 3



Three classes from two different schools all working together to complete a joint project.. Monsters in a Box.

The monster were drawn by Theresa Gillespie's kindergartener class in Illinois. The pictures went to the Ceramics class at Apex High School were they were transformed into 3D. Afterwards, the Computer Art class at Apex designed these monster boxes.



















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Monday, October 24, 2011

Monsters in a Box : Part One



Three classes from two different schools all working together to complete a joint project.. Monsters in a Box



The first step was receiving the monster drawings from Theresa Gillespie's kindergartener class in the Moline School District in Illinois.



The pictures went to the Ceramics class at Apex High School were they were transformed into 3D.



Mwanwhile, the Computer Art class started work on the package design. First step, create realistic version of the monster in PhotoShop.



Next, we assembled boxes for the monsters to fit in.


Package design labels for both the front and back of the box were created and printed out.



The boxes were painted....


The labels were applied and the monsters inserted in their new homes.


There is even a cut away in the box so you can see the monster inside!


Tessa from Computer Art and Josh from Ceramics with their completed monster package.


More Monster Boxes coming soon! Stay tuned!!

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Friday, October 21, 2011

Work of Art!

The sketchbook assignments just haven't been working. Some students work really hard while others rush to complete it right before class. I decided instead of having all my students work on a sketchbook assignment, I would only have a few each week.

Taking a clue from the Bravo reality art show Work of Art, I decided to make it a competition. This week's challenge, find a piece of bad art from the Museum of Bad Art website and recreate it. Your piece should still resemble the original in some way but with your changes.

Here are the results from our first Work of Art Challenge. The bad art first followed by the changes...





Brittany wrote a story to go with the art





Catherine thought the clown should look even creepier.





Caitlin thought the horse could use a neck






Meagan thought if you're going to have a monument of snow you might as well make it special






And the winner, Genna taking NO VISIBLE MEANS OF SUPPORT and giving it well, support.



Genna and her grand prize!

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Thursday, October 20, 2011