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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

70 Million on Facebook Fan Page

Looks like Hold Your Horses is on to us. This week, the Apex Art History version of the 70 Million video appeared on the official Hold Your Horses Facebook Page.

check it out --> Official Hold Your Horses Facebook Page

Here is our original post:

After almost nonstop requests to play the 70 Million video by Hold Your Horses, the class decided it would be fun to recreate the video using our own artwork selections.

Here is our version:

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Summer Test Project

Localized Perspective!

This is a test for a project I want to do next year with the Art One students. It's called Localized Perspective. The idea is to create an image on a non flat surface that looks correct but only from one point of view.

We started by writing our words on a transparent viewfinder. Even though we wrote UP using block letters, we decided to start by only creating the P.

One person looks through the viewfinder and gives directions to the other person who lays the guide tape.

After all the guide tape is in place, duct tape is laid on top. In the future I'd like to use different colored duct tape... red, blue, pink.. something more colorful.

Here you see the "P" from the wrong angle...

Here it is from the right angle. Of course, this would have worked out better if the baseboard and the tape weren't the same color.. but the concept works!

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Balloon Mosaic

This was our last Art History project. The idea was to create a 40' x 46' mosaic of the Mona Lisa out of balloons. We created a grid using yarn then started blowing up the 2,000 balloons.

Unfortunately, the weather did not cooperate. The wind kicked in by afternoon, twisting our grid and popping our balloons. In the end we decided to dismantle. However, we will try again with a new approach... stay tuned!

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