Week Two, August 26-30, 2013

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**All students need ear buds everyday.

*$10.00 art fee for GAD 1 and GAD 2.

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CAG (Animation/Game Design Class) – We created animations using the web site¬†http://www.abcya.com/animate.htm. This week we will explore the ancient animation device called a Thaumatrope. Students will use the abcya.com animation web site to make an electronic Thaumatrope. We will also learn how Persistence of Vision enabled the film industry. Goals will be discussed as well as thinking creatively instead of copying a Thaumatrope idea off the internet. Here’s an extra credit option. Another extra credit option here.

GAD 1 – We completed a Comic Life page about individual student interests. They will be posted in the hall. This week we’ll find out what we have in common by studying Italian Renaissance art. Students will choose 5 paintings by five different artists. A Comic Life page will be made to show those 5 paintings. Each painting will need the artists name, date of completion, size, and where the painting is located now. A sixth Comic Life frame/panel will include which painting the student would consider buying and why. I’m “giving” each student 2 billion dollars for their purchase ;-)

GAD 2 – Last week students viewed two videos about Vue Infinite‘s interface. We also practiced moving simple shapes in the 3 dimensions. Students successfully applied colored textures to the shapes. This week we will access Vue’s Atmosphere Editor. In what ways does an objects texture change when the atmosphere is changed? Why? How does this relate to the real world?