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Thursday, April 23, 2015

Recycled Son of Man


Several weeks ago, environmental artist Bryant Holsenbeck visited our Art History class. We discussed various artists that use recycled materials to create art. She recommend we watch the movie Waste Land about the artist Vik Muniz, which we did.

Today, Bryant returned and worked with our class to recreate a work of art using recycled materials. The class chose Magritte's Son of Man as our image.They only had one day to complete this project. afterwards, the bottle caps were placed back in storage.

This was a test image to get a feel for it. In a few week's we are going to attempt a larger, more complex image. Stay tuned!!








Wednesday, April 22, 2015

NCMA Artists in Process


Two of our art of Apex classes met with two classes from other parts of the state to participate in the Artists In Process program offered by the NC Museum of Art. The idea behind the program was to have two classes from different places come together and meet at the museum. Together the students explored the museum collection looking for artwork that either represented identity, story or place. 

Now back in the classroom, the students are creating art inspired by their experience. Below is a mix of some pieces started for this program and a few projects still in the works from previous projects...



Still in the works


Inspired by Stella


Abstract inspiration


This is interesting

Working on a sketch for a painting


Time and music





Sunday, April 19, 2015

Post It Notes Kaleidoscope 2015



Withe the Kaleidoscope Exhibit at the Cary Town Center coming up, I wanted to display something different than the usual individual matted art work. Since the AOIT Art class was becoming increasingly proficient using Photoshop, I though it might not be a bad idea to have them create a Post-It Note mural.

We took a look at how to create a gradient map and also how to apply the mosaic filter. From that point on I turned them loose. Here are the two designs they decided upon. Above is the final mural as part of Kaleidoscope. The second mural is being displayed at school between the B and C buildings.














Thursday, April 9, 2015

AOIT Art Meets 123D Creature


The AOIT Art class spent a little time learning the iPad app 123D Creature this week. It's a fun, 3D program that lets the user manipulate virtual clay and form it into anything they like.  Once the v-clay is molded, if can be sculpted and then painted using any textures the user can find.

 If you're interested in learning a bit about 123D Creature, check out this tutorial that give a pretty nice overview. in the meantime, here are a few of today's creatures...









Tuesday, April 7, 2015

AOIT Art Photomanipulation



The AOIT (Academy of Information Technology) Art class spent a week or so working with photos and Photoshop. There were a series of assignments to explore, from self portraits with frames to Newimals to Cinemagraphs. here's a look at some of the things they been doing.


Cinemagraph of the endless jumprope


Cinemagraph of a spray painted heart.


Newimal of a dinobison!


Frame self portrait including different image and hue/saturation effects.


Her shadow is getting ahead of itself.



Rawrrr! or, er, I mean Mooo!



X-ray Frame.

Sensing some competition





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