First Day of Class

Let’s get to know each other during the first week of school. What car do I drive? Do you know what a QR code is and can you acces that on your smart phone? How many states has Bachmann called home?

Students tend to gravitate to seats in the back of the room. Let’s mix that up a bit using an Alphabetical roll activity. Then students will learn how to log into their digital art computer and complete an online scavenger hunt.

There is a $10.00 art fee for both GAD 1 and 2 courses. GAD 2 students need a sketchbook. More about that later. I have a way to purchase in bulk. CAD classes might have to purchase a few supplies through the year.

**Parents. Know how to access PowerSchool. All my courses are digital art. I have no way to mark grades on each production assignment!

Need a syllabus? Hope to see you at the opportunities GHS has provided.




Vegas Fauna

Were back from our Vegas 30th wedding anniversary trip. It’s time for this art teacher to open some of the palm tree photos in Photoshop. This image is of a palm shoot sprouting near the base of an established palm. Who knew there were so many different palms gathered from Mexico, Arizona, and California then brought to Las Vegas. Not sure where this palm is from. Not all palm trees are tall. The sprout is visually rich in repetition, shape, and line.

IDEA: Get up close to your photo subjects. Thinking of printing this out and adding some colored pencil embellishments. What are your ideas?

What is in your environment that repeats shapes or lines? What might you do with the image? Make a sculpture? Bring out paints or oil pastels?