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Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Best of Apex Art 2011


This year Oakridge Secondary in London, Ontario and Apex High School became sister art schools! We worked on the same sketchbook assignments and even collaborating on projects.


Working in teams, we created the first Apex HS masking tape murals throughout the school.


Forced Perspective

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


Monalloon from iansands on Vimeo.

What would you do with 190 Art One Students and 1,840 balloons? Make a giant mosaic of the Mona Lisa... of course!


Computer Art class took this box for a walkcycle.


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


Shake that can of spay paint and create some art.


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


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


Turning Bricks into Pixels

June July:

Have a great summer! See you next Year!

Ian Sands
Twitter: @iansands

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Shelby and the Whale

Meet Shelby from iansands on Vimeo.

Final Exam Blog Section

“Recognizing that this may be the last art class my students will ever take, what do they need to know in order to begin a lifelong engagement with art?” ~Olivia Gude

Taking this quote into consideration, write a blog post that answers the following:

1. Which project do you feel you learned, grew or developed the most from? Explain why and post images of that project.

2. Which project do you feel will be the most relevant in your life? Explain why and post photos of that project.

3. Which project had the least value? Explain why and post photos of that project.


Pastel Murals

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Tetris in Cups

Cup Tetris from Daniel Ghan on Vimeo.

Guess What Happens Next?? Part 1

So I took Ms. Bate's Art One class to the computer lab today and gave the a quick overview of PhotoShop. After learning a few techniques, they were given the following assingment.. Guess What Happens Next? Here are their responses...

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Kite Day

Today was Art History Kite Flying Day!

To be honest, they might have flown well if only there had been some wind. 5 miles an hour winds out of the NW didn't really cut it. However, the kites look really good-->

Art On The Move Bus

The new Art On the Move bus is out and rolling down the streets of Raleigh. The streets of Raleigh are the perfect place for it too cause that's what we wrote about for the background.

The bus contains sentences written by students that include the names of streets. They looked at a map of Raleigh, found a street and wrote a sentence that incorporated the name of the street.

Some examples of their sentences include:

I want world Peace Street.
When I get nervous I Pace Street.
Baby you can drive my Carr Street.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Turning Bricks into Pixels

After creating Post It Notes pixel like murals and using balloons to recreate the Mona Lisa, what could be next for Apex High School students? How about turning bricks into pixels?

Using PhotoShop, artist teams created roadmaps that helped determine what color to make each brick. The bricks were then colored one by one till the wall was completed.

The height of the wall was the biggest obstacle. Each mural could only be 32 bricks, or pixels, high. The challenge was to keep the image recognizable using so few pixels.

See more photos here

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