Archive for February, 2014

Personality Art

Students created artworks that were inspired by aspects of their personality, as well as other art (literature, music, etc.) They created two artworks, acrylic and watercolor. The Museum of Visual Materials chose several artworks to be on display in their gallery for a couple of months this spring.


Students were to paint a layer of acrylic each day, building up on the previous day’s work. The twist: students could use a paintbrush for just one day. It was fun to see them experiment with different techniques and tools with this restriction! Most students did not use a brush at all.

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Students were to use the watercolor medium to create artworks inspired by other art. Each group chose an art movement with which to incorporate into their art and a piece a written piece to inspire the theme. (Short story, book, poetry, quote, lyrics, etc.)

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Stop Motion Animation

To begin the multimedia semester, students studied stop motion animation and collaboratively created their own. They practiced storyboarding, telling a story with a beginning/middle/end, audio editing and creating a cohesive look throughout the photo taking process. Their animations had to be at least 4 fps and last 20-30 seconds, they had to use a background and create props. They had five days to complete the animation.

Below are a few of their final videos.

Art REstoration

In partnering with the Habitat for Humanity REstore, students were tasked with creating artworks out of used items that we found in the restore. These items will be at the Art REstoration auction on Saturday, April 18 at Icon Lounge.

Below is a mailbox repurposed into a shark sculpture. Along the way through the project, students studied the art elements.