GAD 1 extra credit and community service opportunity

MP 4 EXTRA CREDIT – Andy Warhol artist style.

Bring in an UNOPENED Campbell Soup can.

Place your food face (Guiseppe Arcimboldo) project into the central circle using Photoshop.

Template provided. It will be in the F176 folder.

Print out on color printer in room.

Cut out label.

Tape your label to original can label.

Soup will be donated to Richmond’s food bank in May.

Extra Credit – Visit a Museum Exhibit – Art

Opportunities are posted in the hall and within the classroom.

Numerous Opportunities at  the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts.

Click here for VMFA details.

Smithsonian American Art Museum, continues until September 30, 2012.

The Art of Video GamesVideo games are a prevalent and increasingly expressive medium within modern society. In the forty years since the introduction of the first home video game, the field has attracted exceptional artistic talent. An amalgam of traditional art forms—painting, writing, sculpture, music, storytelling, cinematography—video games offer artists a previously unprecedented method of communicating with and engaging audiences.

The Art of Video Games is one of the first exhibitions to explore the forty-year evolution of video games as an artistic medium, with a focus on striking visual effects and the creative use of new technologies. It features some of the most influential artists and designers during five eras of game technology, from early pioneers to contemporary designers.



I love the beginning of school and still treat myself to a brand new box of 64 Crayola Crayons each year. Today I did a bit of web searching about this 100% American made product.

The names that Crayola gives their products are wonderfully rich. Laser Lemon, Jazzberry Jam, and Mauvelous are a few of my favorites. To date there are 133 colors, 24 swirl colors, 25+ magic scent colors, and 16 gem tone colors.

Which Crayola color comes closest to Alizarian? That’s my favorite acrylic/oil paint color. Send me your guess by posting a comment below.

All this got me thinking about students who might not have access to crayons to explore their creative ideas. Is anyone interested in a community service project? Let me know.