Thursday, December 27, 2012

Baby Charles is here!

I will be out of the classroom until the beginning of March for good reason. Baby Charlie is here! Charles Timothy Smith was born on December 17th. A small little pip squeak at 5 lbs, 12 oz, he was a late arrival, but he is strong and doing great! We are so in love with him! He is our Christmas baby!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Rotoscoping on ipads, 7th grade

These awesome rotoscoped animations were made entirely on IPads. 7th graders worked in groups creating a very short action movie. Then, Mrs. Malone-Smith broke down the videos into jpegs on her computer before sending them back to us using the app dropbox. We used the photoshop touch app on the iPads to draw over our jpeg stills using layers in the photoshop touch. The finished layers were put into IMovie where the animations were created. Great job 7th graders! Thanks to Mrs. Fuglestad for the great ideas & tutorials on her site!

Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Paper Sculptures, 5th Grade

5th grade students created paper sculptures with form & space.

Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Alter(ed) Ego, 6th Grade

In 6th grade, we talked about how colors can evoke emotions. For example, red can mean love or anger. The students took self portraits with cameras, and tried to match their emotions to the colored backgrounds. Then, they enhanced their photos even more using and Photoshop. We also made a merge photo that had the 2 photos in one. This photo acted as the contrast between the two personalities. This merge photo is the photo in the shadow box that you can see straight-on. The other two alter egos, each can be seen from either side. So, there are three different images that appear when viewed from three angles.

Monday, December 10, 2012

Texture Block Printing, 7th grade

Monday, November 26, 2012

Glass Fused Jewelry, 8th Grade

Students had to create 2 pieces of jewelry. One with pattern with rhythm and one with symmetrical balance. They got to either melt the glass at a full fuse setting for a smooth surface, or a tack setting for a texture surface.

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