Saturday, December 31, 2011

The Best of Apex Art 2011

January:

First ever Art History Toss and Remix from iansands on Vimeo.



Learn More About Our Art History Class

February:



Shake that can of spay paint and create some art.

View More Stencil Art

March:



Not only did School Arts Magazine publish our post-it note art story... we made the front cover!

View more Post It Art

April:



Another first, Apex Art tries Gyotaku (Japanese 魚拓, from gyo "fish" + taku "rubbing") is a traditional form of Japanese fish printing

Everyone hated this project! We'll never do it again but you can view more fish here

May:



Turning Bricks into Pixels

View More Bricks

June



My PLN goes beyond my school and the basic concept. My PLN helps create incredible ideas for art projects.

Read More About My Posse

July



Chris, Computer Art student, spent several weeks working on this banner. In fact, he skipped a few other projects in order to keep working on it. The banner was designed for Chris' favorite YouTube channel, a daily diary called Shaytards.

View More Summer Happenings!

August



We created line drawings using old technology.. in this case cassette tapes.

View More Cassette Tape Art

September



Created value paintings using mud.. yes, mud.

View More Mud

October



Ryan, one of my students from last year, stopped by to give the art one class a quick lesson in spray painting. And when I say quick, I mean quick! Each one of these space paintings took about 3 minutes to create.

View More Space Paintings

November



From most any direction, you can’t tell what it is supposed to be. Move to the right and things start to take focus.



Get in just the right spot and it all comes together.

View More Perspective

December



On the Twelfth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me.. A Holiday Art History Mash Up.



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Friday, December 16, 2011

Wednesday, December 14, 2011



On the Twelfth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..

Holiday Art History Mash Up.

Take your favorite art history work of art and make it ready for the New Year! Swap that still life bottle with eggnog, change Napoleon’s white horse to a white stag…

Your Task: An art History Holiday Mash Up.. Be creative and have a merry PhotoShop!





















On the Eleventh Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..

What’s in the Bad Mail?

There’s a bumpy package on the doorstep with a lion’s tail hanging out the back. There’s something very wrong with that envelop. We just got a letter, the worst letter you can possibly imagine.

Your task: Show us the bad mail!

















On the Tenth Day of Photoshop My Students Made For Me..

Literal Interpretations!

Go look at this list of compound words. Pick five of these words and create 5 images that depict literal interpretations.

What would a fly look like if it were on fire? Firefly
What would a skate look like if it were board? Skateboard
What would the moon look like if it were made of honey? Honeymoon
You’ll have to work fast today to create all five but still quality is a must!

Compound word List:
http://www.learningdifferences.com/Main%20Page/Topics/Compound%20Word%20Lists/Compound_Word_%20Lists_complete.htm




stepson



sunglasses


Honeymoon




Horsefly




Supermarket


Meantime



Starfish



Egghead



Eyedrop



Fotnote



Footnote



Honeycomb



Backfire


Blackmail



Carpool



Cheesecake



Drawbridge!