Tuesday, March 31, 2009

All About Paper!

Paula Allan from International Paper (iPaper) will be coming in from the Twin Cites to give a workshop on paper Wednesday April 15th at 1:30.

Her presentation will be about 90 minutes including q&a.

This will be an excellent opportunity for students to acquire a good background knowledge of the many different kinds of paper available for art and design projects... for printing and packaging etc.

Plus: iPaper will be supplying each person attending the workshop with a FREE packet of various paper samples! 

The event will either be in room 11 or in the new AV room on the first floor of St. Joe's.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009


Drawing II students tackled Cubism head-on and came out stronger because of it. The work above by Maggie V. was one of several excellent interpretations of a simple still life of a lamp, a basket, some bottles, and other items. Check the slide show on the side panel for other students' works. It will be worth your while.

Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Advanced Time and Motion

The final short film project in Foundations II  involved 4 students in a group. Each member had to script their own path to a common destination. The goal was keeping each member's journey distinct while preserving unity within the group's convergence. The 'Granola' group was Sarah, Keisha, Morgan, and Marie.

Time and Motion in Space

An extension of the skills learned in Foundations I is a look at time and motion in the picture plane.  A fun assignment exploring those concepts involves the entire Foundations II class creating a short one minute video that makes a tennis ball travel through the halls. 

Each student films a segment that includes various shots, points of view, and directional flow. 

The finished product is 'stitched' together to create a time-motion based work.