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Saturday, December 15, 2012

The Best of 2012!

January 2012: Masking Tape Murals!

The new Art One class spent the day creating masking tape murals around the school. Take a look at the process we went through to get to this point. 


February 2012: Now That is Painting!

This project encouraged students to incorporate paint splats into an image. It was wide open. The only requirements were... Click here to find out.


March 2012: Skittle Portraits!

A hundred pounds and $100 dollars later, we finally finished our expressive Skittle portraits. See more Skittles art here!


The article features two Apex HS Art projects, the Mud Project and Bricks as Pixels.


This stop motion animation (this is not a sped up video) created by the Art History class used 1000's of photos and took the entire semester to complete.


June 2012: Cinemagraphs

Cinemagraphs are still photographs in which a minor and repeated movement occurs. Our Computer Art class created these cinemagraphs in PhotoShop to give the illusion that the viewer is watching a video. See more Cinemagraphs here!


It's an art teacher thing, make sure we toss in a little art history with each lesson. We can't help it.  check out the list of top 10 artists I told you about but you probably forgot!


Everyone loves a good stencil but lets be honest, not everyone loves spray paint. So here at the Apex Institute for Spray Paint Alternatives, we are exploring other stencil creating options.


September 2012: Interactive Street Art!

After a week of planning and chalking, our interactive chalk murals are ready for some interactivity! Each mural was designed to be interacted with in some way. You might hold the lollipop, climb the ladder to grab a book or get blown away by an angry cloud. See all the interactive murals here!


October 2012: Light Graffiti!

Stencils.. They're not just for breakfast anymore.. or, uh spray paint. They work really well when painting with light. This is our first round of light graffiti painting. The first three images were actually painted using a cellphone. The rest were painted with glow sticks. Check out more light paintings!


We started a unit on perspective last week. One of the ideas was to bring in board games, play them then draw them. And we did that. The next step was to complete a final finished perspective drawing in watercolor and colored pencil. And we did that. And here are some of those pieces.


December 2012: iPads to Acrylics!

Before we pulled out the paints to create our acrylic paintings on canvas, our class created color sketches on the iPads. It wasn’t till I went back and looked at the iPad sketches that I realized how well the students had translated their ideas and compositions between the two media.Compare for yourself here!


Wanna see previous Best of Years??

See you in 2013!

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