GAD 2 summer assignment

 Mr. Burch has selected Alice In Wonderland for the fall play. I can’t wait to see all of the characters on the GHS stage!

So, second year digital art students will use Lewis Carroll’s  wonderful tale to generate several assignments, a collaboration, and weekly chapter discussions of the book.

  • Did you know Lewis Carroll is a pseudonym? His real name? Charles Lutwidge Dodgson.
  • Original title of book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland.

1. This summer download the free book to your electronic device.

If you aren’t able to download, or don’t own a copy of the book let me know. I’ll have copies for purchase. $3.00

2. Sketch some of the characters. Wouldn’t it be fun to draw all the characters in Manga style? Pop Art style? Grunge style?

  1. Think about it and write me by adding a comment about the two questions below:

Alice is well known even among people who have not read the books. There have been many movies and many TV shows with Alice parodies or references. Some examples of well-known ideas from the books include “going down the rabbit hole,” a white rabbit with a watch, the Cheshire Cat who can disappear bit by bit until only his smile is left, the riddle “why is a raven like a writing desk,” “curiouser and curiouser,” the eating of the mushroom and other items to alter one’s size, the Walrus and the Carpenter (, and the cry, “Off with their heads!” Why is Alice such a popular cultural icon?


October 7-11, 2013

Animation/Game Design (CAG) – Presentations were due last week. Absent students can come into SMART block to complete the assignment. This week we’ll draw Manga and create a unique character. We’ll also watch the popular Japanese TV series Mononoke.  Mononoke is a Japanese animated television series produced by Toei Animation. A spin-off of 2006′s horror anthology series Ayakashi: Samurai Horror Tales, Mononoke follows the character of the medicine seller as he continues to face myriad supernatural perils. Mononoke takes place during the Edo Period Japan with the four class system, Samurai being the highest class and merchants (such as the medicine seller himself) being in the lowest class. Only Samurai were permitted to carry swords, which is why it comes as a shock to many of the characters that the medicine seller would be carrying a sword.

GAD 1 – Food Face is due this week. Complete by applying Contrast we discussed in class last week as well as drop shadows to every food item layer. Layers will be further explored this week. Did you know you can rearrange layer items to enhance foreground and background objects? Closer to October 31 we’ll discuss Surrealism. Surrealism is a style of art. Pop art, Impressionism and Abstract art are also styles. Famous Surrealism artists include Dali, Ernst and Magritte.

GAD 2 – A photo out the window of your house was due last week. This week finalize and submit project. HOMEWORK – I call it Ants Point of View. Some artists call it Micro Landscape. Albrect Durer created a print using this technique. Your assignment is to take a photo upclose. Can be an indoor or outdoor photo. Consider the unlikely. Kitchen cupboards, inside closets, an opened toolbox…

Mr Smith will be with us this week to help you set up your Edmodo account. Edmodo is an educational Facebook account. You will start submitting written and visual homework assignments using Edmodo. Start by downloading the free app to your iPhone or Android device. It’s also available for home computers.