Saturday, April 4, 2015

April 16

There's lots of information in this blog post (images mostly) so be sure to read to the end! First is info on your Art assignments, then down below that is info about your Magazine assignments.

In class we practiced drawing eggs lighted from above to learn the principle of Perception of Lights and Shadows.  You all did so great! It's challenging to learn to 'draw' with your eraser more than your pencil, isn't it! :)  If you want more practice on that go to pages 110-113 in your manual.  

Two Assignments for Art:
1. We encourage you to do the lesson on page 116-117, "Proportions of the Head in Full-Face View" in preparation for your final drawing exercise for the class, which will be

2."Drawing Your Self-Portrait in Lights and Shadows," on pages 122-127. We'd like everyone to bring their Self-Portrait to class with them on April 23 to show everyone, and we will also give you your original self-portrait then so you can see the progress you've made!

Heads Up!
During our next class time, on April 16, we will be watching the movie "The Monuments Men." The movie is PG-13 "for some images of war violence and historical smoking." Here is a description of the movie:
"During World War II, the Nazis steal countless pieces of art and hide them away. Some over-the-hill art scholars, historians, architects and other experts form a unit to retrieve as many of the stolen masterpieces as possible. The mission becomes even more urgent when the team learns about Hitler's "Nero Decree," which orders destruction of the artworks if the Third Reich falls. Caught in a race against time, the men risk their lives to protect some of mankind's greatest achievements."
****Please know on that day you will need to grab your scholar snack quickly and head to the Miller's basement to get the movie started asap. It is two hours long and will take part of your lunchtime. You will be welcome to eat your lunch during the movie. 

We have just less than 3 weeks to get our magazines done and ordered!!! You can do it!!!!!

1. Keep gathering and putting things into Blurb for your Magazines. (You can refer to the schedule here.

2. Remember: You will each be doing an in-class presentation on your Special Feature on April 23.

Sister Miller gave a great lecture in class on Typography. Below are the resources and images she used.

The History of Typography - Animated Short

What Type Are You video

And here is the article that Sister Miller based her lecture of Typography on.  

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