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Class routine: Getting by with Mrs. Mezei
Student profiles - I'd like to get to know you!
WHAT TO EXPECT: FINAL PROJECT EXAMPLES
- computer navigation terms worksheet
- a bit about me -
We live in a highly visual world and that means you can observe art related content all the time. As a growing artist a good habit to get into is to constantly be looking at various forms of art. By doing this you are fuelling your inspiration tank and expanding your visual and creative capacity. I like to do this by checking out contemporary professional artists on INSTAGRAM that interest me. I would recommend you pick up this habit! A few well respected art magazines and paint feed I would suggest to follow include; hifructosemag, juxtapozmag and paintguide.
DAY 2 - Wed, Sept. 7th
- Design project one: looking at the elements and principles of design
- E's and P's Research - first you need to understand what each of the elements and principles of design are so you can then incorporate this understanding into your first design challenge
Elements of Design - take a look to learn or refresh your memory about each of the elements - fill in the blanks on your Elements and Principles sheet.
Look for the definition of each principle online to help you match the principles definitions on the sheet. We will take them up together to make sure everyone has the correct information.
After you have correctly identified each element and principle and understand them (completed the E's P's Research sheet) you can start looking for the images you need to complete the design project. You can look on flickr (easy to identify the photographer) or find what you can on various search engines - making sure to record the sources for each image you use.
- begin project by looking for images needed to make your PHOTO GRIDS
Day 3 & 4- Thursday, September 8th -9th
Assembly for first 20 mins of class
Find the definitions for Principles of design - we will review
Collect a bunch of images for the 5 elements you have chosen to focus on - save to 5 folders you have created in your h drive space.
Monday, Sept. 12th
If you have taken media art before and have completed this project in the past you have the choice to only do 2 grids and try this new project: Geometric Forms: Combining Elements and Principles which will help increase the variety of work in your portfolio.
Tuesday, Sept. 13th & Wed. Sept. 14th
- Lesson for how to use the eyedropper tool and clone tool
- work period for project 1 (photo grid and geometric form)
Thurs, Sept. 15
Work on finishing up photogrids and geometric form layouts. Once you have completed your works please take some time to review the definitions of the elements and principles we did at the start of the project. Answer the following questions:
Now submit your finished projects in a google doc - add each grid and geometric form as a jpeg.
Put a title at the top with your course code and the project you did: eg. ASM3O - PhotoGrids
ASM4O- Geometric Form & Photo Grids
Write a few sentences about your favourite of the 5 or 2 grids. What do you like most about it? What tools did you use to create your grids? and how?
Which of your grids is most effective? Explain how this grid demonstrates the principle of design you were focusing on.*** refer to the handout on elements and principles to help you
Which of your geometric form compositions is most effective? Explain how this grid demonstrates the principle of design you were focusing on.*** refer to the handout on elements and principles to help you
*take a look at 3 other peoples work in the class. Ask one other person to send you a grid or geometric form they created (JPEG) - include this in your google doc and write a couple sentences explaining which element and principle they used and how.
SHARE your google doc with me; email@example.com
*if you finish early you can take a look at the next project: "CREATURE CREATIONS"
Friday, Sept. 16th
Review information above to ensure you have submitted everything correctly for your first assignment. *If you need help resizing your images to include them in the document, please ask!
Creature Creations Assignment
Photoshop tools: The quick selection tool, enhance/ adjust colour tools
Monday, Sept 19th
Introduce alternate project Album Re-design
For this project make sure to record in a google document the sources for each image you use. (copy the URL) and or the artist/ photographer responsible. Do this while you are saving images.
Choose to begin one of the two projects; "Creature Creations" or "Album Re-Design"
Open the project sheet for the project of your choice and follow the directions closely.
Tues - Thurs. Sept 20th - 22nd
- Work periods for Creature Creation or Album Re-design project
Remembrance Day Video plan
Weekly Inspiration - check out Graphicdesignblg on instagram.
Mon. Sept. 26th
work period for Creature Creation or Album Redesign project: DUE DATE: Friday, Sept 30th
Tues. Sept. 27th
In the Gr. 11 course: Digital Collage Assignment part 1
Wed. Sept. 28th
How to Critique a work of art? an example on Julian Pacaud's work
It is important to look at art with a critical eye and consider the following things:
Description - what do you see when you look at the work - details of the content.
Analyze - what elements and principles of design did the artist consider
Interpretation- the message - what do you think the artist is trying to say?
Judgement- do you like this work or dislike it?
Thurs - Terry Fox Run!
Fri, Sept. 30th *make sure your creature creation and album redesign project is handed in (your final and the album you re-designed (all layouts) OR your creature creation (all versions)
ASM3O - By now the research for part one of this assignment should be finished so you can begin DIGITAL COLLAGE ASSIGNMENT PART 2
Researching for Part 2 of the assignment: Which Social Justice Issue are you interested in? Choose one and begin learning about it by collecting information online.
- check out the different types of google doodles here
youtube video for remembrance day filming: video
Monday, Oct.4- 5th
continue working on digital collage and google doodle assignments
- research and brainstorming
- print a hard copy of this part of the assignment if that is helpful for you, or refer to the assignment sheet attached above
Wednesday, Oct. 6th
Non-Destructive Editing in photoshop - Layer Masking
Layer Masking in Photoshop Elements 8
* why use a layer mask instead of just erasing parts of an image once placed on another image to reveal the layer below??? well because the only way to undo this is to go into your undo history. A layer mask allows you to make edits, but go back and forth between adding and subtracting areas without actually making any real edits to the photo. This is called "non-destructive editing."
The best way to learn is by trying... ask your neighbours or me for help if you need it.
Activity: Try to use the layer mask by getting 2 images from the internet. One image with some sort of texture, and one just a picture of a person.
- try this technique
Work on building your collage based on your social justice issue - today, friday and Tues
Google Doodle - time to create in photoshop - today, friday and tues
Friday, Oct. 7th
*everyone remember to save the website link for each image you are using into your google doc.
Digital Collage Project- parts 1 and 2 (research and collage #1 due Tues 11th end of period) - we will discuss the next day in class
Google Doodle Project - parts 1 and 2 (research and google doodle due Tues 11th end of period) - class discussion Wed. next week about each one
All three parts for each project are due Monday, Oct. 17th end of period
Animated Google Doodles
Tues, Oct. 11th
work period - Art with a Message - Digital Collages & Google Doodles
Wed. Oct. 12th, Thurs & Friday - work periods
Class critique - (group feedback) look at the collages and discuss changes to be made
Same with Google doodles
Monday, oct. 17th - work period - collages - completing second collage -
google doodles - animating
Tuesday Oct. 18th - Digital Collages and Google Doodles due - Reflection - questions are part of the final projects linked below:
Wed Oct. 19th
Introducing an interactive media assignment - the MAKEY MAKEY PROJECT!
Creators of the Makey Makey from MIT media lab wanted to give everyone in the world a chance to be inventors, now it is your turn! WATCH the story here.
check out this: MakeyMakey video gallery
First step - RESEARCH - find out some of the ways people are using the makey makey to help you start thinking like a creative inventor - which projects do find most exciting?!
Mon. Oct. 24
- Research- Makey Makey - show Mrs. Mezei when finished
- determine who you are working with or if you are working alone
- begin constructing the visual aspects of this project.
- a list of supplies if you require materials to make your idea work
Tues. Oct 25-28
work periods- building your creative control to create your interactive installation using the MAKEY MAKEY
Mon. Oct. 31
- get the makey makey devices and try them with the variety of conductive materials provided
- continue working on building your controls
MONDAY, Nov 7th
- really great work on the makey makey project guys, our maker space was impressive and you all did well!!!!
Please read these instructions carefully. Use your time efficiently.
MAKEY MAKEY REFLECTION & RESEARCH
Reflection questions: (add to your Makey Makey research and save it as a google doc and share it with me)
1)What media art skills have you used to do the various aspects of this project and what profession might you be able to use them in? Explain. (eg. of skills: planning, organizing, explaining to participants, creating a visual display etc.)
2) How do your artistic choices with respect to your makeymakey topic/ project idea reflect your identity? What does your project focus say about you as an artist/ person? (there were a lot of different possibilities to choose from, so what does your topic say about you?)
*upload any video footage you took during the Makey Makey display of your project being used by other people _ SAVE it to a folder in your drive space called Makey Makey
Once you have completed your Makey Makey research and shared it with me its time to take a look at our next project:
ASM3O Creative Video Project - GRADE 11'S- 2 week project due: Friday, Nov. 18th
1)Choose one of the options for the creative video project and begin doing the research/ answering the questions related to this project.
take a look at a couple of past student examples by clicking on the following links:
ASM4M Independent Study Proposal Project GRADE 12's DUE: Friday Nov. 11th.
1)You will finish your proposal for your independent study project this week. Use today and some of tomorrow to choose a theme and the 2 types of media you wish to work in. Write your proposal (typed in a google doc titled; "yourname's Independent Study Proposal"
2) Once you have finished your proposal begin doing the research - you have this week and Monday of next week to finish this so you can start next week working on the 2 projects you have proposed to do for your independent study.
3) you can look at an example here of a student's work on 2 projects she proposed and created for this independent project. She chose to do a digital collage piece and a stop motion animation.
*after this week there are 6 weeks of school before the holiday break so you have 3 weeks to do each of your projects or you could divide it 2 weeks (A digital collage) for one and 4 for the other (stop motion animation or installation- using makey makey) - IN the final week before christmas there will be a BONUS project- if you do this as well you can increase your mark and overall media art skills.
Thursday, Nov. 10th
Grade 12's some inspiration-
Stop Motion Animation and GIF examples:
https://www.instagram.com/seeyouonthemoon/ - check out various videos she has done
- stop motion with food, paperpcuts
Some Creative Film examples -
The Importance of Sound and sequencing:
ways to change a film's genre - through music and re-contextualizing scenes from the movie by playing them in a new order to suit the new genre choice. eg. 1 Superbad as a thriller
Friday, Nov 11th
GR. 11's - creative video project: - take a look at Camera Angles (refresher from last year)
PLANNING - Storyboard template
GR. 12's - working on Proposals - due today, hand in a hard copy
- continue working on Research
some more media artists and inspiration to look at:
- https://www.adbusters.org/ - check out the #mindbombs link
- time lapse drawing videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIqWPohGmmM
- stop motion - Post it notes video
- stop motion - Sweet Dreams by award winning artist: Kirsten Lepore
Mon. Nov. 14th
gr. 11's - look at Camera Angles - movements
work on finishing up Storyboard - show Mrs. Mezei - begin filming
gr. 12's - look at revised proposals - make appropriate changes and finish working on research
*you may choose to take one more day to complete research and begin working on the first project on Wednesday.
Wednesday, Nov 16th-18th
gr. 12's- please work on finishing up your research for the independent study project *SHARE THIS GOOGLE DOC titled " INDEPENDENT STUDY PROPOSAL/RESEARCH" with me - jennifer.mezei
- if you are done you may begin working on the first of your two proposed projects (some may need to go to the art room to do so)
gr. 11's - please work on completing your storyboard/ plan for filming - if you have not filmed yet you will begin tomorrow
*if you are done your filming you may import it into the program ADOBE PREMIERE - purple icon on your desktop and follow these instructions: to import your videos
*if you complete this you can watch this film for the rest of the period: BEFORE THE FLOOD
MON, NOV 21st- 22nd
Gr. 11's - work on Creative Video project- once done editing in Premiere, load it, and save it on a jump drive
GR. 12's (ASM4M) - work periods for Independent Study project #1
TUESday, Nov 22 - 24
GR. 12's (ASM4M) - work periods for Independent Study project #1
GR. 11's (ASM3O) - finish editing video if not complete
- Begin working on STOP MOTION ANIMATION project - introduction
part 1: RESEARCH & BRAINSTORMING
*make sure to finish the Research/ Brainstorming first - then begin writing script/ storyboard (as outlined in Project Outline)
Tips to remember when creating a Stop Mo- Animation
Timeline for this project:
Nov. 23- Dec. 1st - brainstorm/research, write script, create storyboard, build sets & characters/ props
Dec. 5-6th finish building sets/ props
Dec. 7-21/22 - I-pads booked for shooting (900 plus photos)
Friday, NOv 25th
gr. 12's - work period project 1
What is Stop Motion Animation?
lets take a look at a couple stop motion animations:
Bottle - by Kirsten Lepore
Hobo Clown - by Alison Schulnik
Mon. Nov 28th-29th
gr. 12's work period project 1 - due this thurs or next friday (3 or 4 week project)
gr. 11's - working on Stop Motion Research, then writing a story (with characters, set description and a series of events that happen to the characters)
Wed. NOV 30TH -Dec 1st
gr. 12's - work periods project 1 (Independent Study)
gr. 11's - work on making a Storyboard for their STop Motion animations - based on the story they created - considering a variety of camera angles.
Mon. Dec 5th
gr. 12's - work period project 1 - Due this week (consider your plan for your next project and use your time accordingly) - project 2 is due Dec. 22nd
gr. 11's - work on making a Storyboard for their Stop Motion animations - based on the story they created - considering a variety of camera angles. - start to build your sets in the art room
gr. 12s - working on independent projects
gr. 11s - set and character design creation
Dec. 12- 16th
gr. 12s - working on independent projects
gr. 11s - set and character design creation and taking initial pictures- 12 frames/ second
gr. 12s - finish up independent projects and submit to Mrs. Mezei
gr. 11's - finish taking photos, upload, import to Adobe Premiere - add credits, music and text where necessary - share with Mrs. Mezei
Introduce the Culminating tasks for both grades
FINAL PROJECT EXAMPLES
Jan 11-13th - working on culminating projects - WEBSITE focus
gr. 12's - 2nd part of the culminating task - your final media art piece;
Gr. 12 CULMINATING PROJECT (the whole thing)
Jan. Friday the 13th
gr. 11's- look at the second part of the culminating project - your final media art piece;
Gr. 11 CULMINATING PROJECT (the whole thing)
There are links to previous students completed culminating projects including their final media art works that you should take a look at.
Eg. The graphic designer - check out Dan Strange’s website
The film-maker - check out Mathilda Colins’ website
The animator - check out Alaina and Rachael’s GIFs on their websites
jim mezei's GIFS - http://jimmezei.com/