Archive for May, 2011

6th, 7th, and 8th grade students played the online game Levers, which  is an incredibly mesmerizing Flash game of physics and balance. Levers is also an excellent example of a composition that balances art with technology. Play Levers at http://www.vectorpark.com/levers/

Taught Rotation 3: February 8th 2011, Taught Rotation 4: April 4th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 25th 2011

7th and 8th grade students played the online game Windowsill, which consists of puzzles of the most abstract variety. You have to get the square peg through the hole above the door. That’s all you need to know. The rest is derived from contextual clues, and organic puzzle solving of the highest quality. It’s got a visual style that would make an abstract painter proud. And the game plays like a really neat toy. You keep pressing all the buttons because you want to see what it’ll do next without ever giving a second thought to wondering why it’s there or what it’s for. Play Windowsill at http://windosill.com/

Taught Rotation 3: February 8th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 25th 2011

8th Grade Showcase students taking the Edible Art class created group works of art using food dye and food, such as pudding, noodles and rice. View all of the students’ pasta creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=403612

Taught Rotation 5: May 16th 2011

6th grade students created drawings of animals admidts shapes. Once drawn, students selected various colors to color in the differnent areas of their drawings. View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=313868

Taught Rotation 1: September 28th 2010, Taught Rotation 3: January 20th 2011, Taught Rotation 5: May 16th 2011

7th Grade students have created their own Sodas; names, labels, flavors and all that goes along with being a soda designer, just like Jones Soda Co. Students created the text part of their labels in Microsoft Word and then drew out their imagery onto their label paper. After they were finished coloring their labels, they attached to them to recycled Glass Bottles. Lastly they used food dye to create their soda within their bottle! View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=310238

Taught Rotation 1: September 21st 2010, Taught Rotation 2: October 22nd 2010, Taught Rotation 3: November 15th 2010, Taught Rotation 5: May 6th 2011

8th Grade Showcase students taking the Sculpture class used a variety of mixed media to create works of art that don’t just sit on a piece of paper! Students explored making sculptures from various materials such as carboard, nylons, hanger and paint, as paper, exacto knives and markers. View all of the students’ creations on Artsonia at:  http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=396937 or: http://www.artsonia.com/museum/gallery.asp?exhibit=398627

Taught Rotation 5: May 2nd 2011