Wednesday, 29 April 2015

But Is It Art?


My art teacher Mrs Rose recently shared with us the work of Doug Peterson. His post can be found here:

https://dougpete.wordpress.com/2015/04/28/but-is-it-art/

The style of art that he describes is very unique and different. Cubism is something I hadn't heard of until viewing his work.

To me the manipulation of existing artwork and photos is so creative. Cubism seems to focus on abstract and perspective art.

I found that standing further away from the artwork and viewing it from different angles manipulated it further.

This form of media art really had me thinking creatively and with an open mind. Please be sure to check out Mr Peterson's post and leave him a comment :)

Coding


In our art class we started learning about website design and the coding behind it. Mrs. Rose gave us multiple websites to use to learn the skills needed for coding.

The websites were very detailed and helpful. The coding lessons look very complicated and intimidating at first but it isn't as difficult as it seems.

The websites also include links that teach you how to do things from computer programs to mobile apps and games.

Warning, you may become distracted and lost in the endless amount of links like I did.

If any of this interests you please feel free to check out these websites:

https://code.org/learn

http://www.w3schools.com/

http://tutsplus.com/

Monday, 13 April 2015

Concept Assignment - Video

For this assignment we're to create an idea for a music video for "Nothin' Beats Home" by Tim Albertson. We're going to use recent techniques from our photography assignment to take pictures and clips to create our idea for this music video. The assignment is only focused on the concept of making the music video, however we are allowed to actually film our videos. I have finished my planning and taken pictures of my ideas. I wrote down my ideas first then created a simple story board to show various camera angles and techniques( I used stick figures).

Wednesday, 8 April 2015

Photography

I've always enjoyed taking pictures because it allows me to capture a moment that I'll be able to remember. No picture is exactly the same and no moment can be recaptured.

The main element I decided to use for this assignment is the power and uniqueness of close up pictures. It creates depth and perspective. I had a lot of fun with this project.

One of the main things our art teacher made clear was that this assignment was about us. She wanted us to take pictures of things that we enjoy or feel represent ourselves in some way.

I personally love nature and animals. Both can be so beautiful and so mysterious. I'm always taking pictures of sunsets and adorable wildlife.

I also value my family more than anything. They will always come first. To me my pets are family as well. To represent this I included various pictures of my family that I thought were creative.

Video games will always be important to me. Not only are they fun but they allow you to escape into a different world. The same way that books do. Plus, I'll always be determined to compete and play against my brother.

Finally, I'm a very creative person. I like uniqueness and discovering new things. Drawing is the main way I like to express myself and so I included a picture to represent that part of myself.

Enjoy: