Apr 27, 2011

The Sandwich Movie

The term Mixed media refers to a work of art made with more than one material. Notice all the different media used to make this video... the photos, illustrations, text and sound transform a simple, nonfiction narrative into an exciting, visually-entertaining tale.

The Sandwich Movie from Sean Christensen on Vimeo.

What funny family story could you turn into a movie? What types of mixed media would you include to support your story?

Apr 13, 2011

Bottle caps

By Spencer G., Nellie F.
 On our own, outside of school we thought of doing a project with bottle caps. We thought about doing something for the school. Since we are the Harrison Huskies, we came up with a paw print. Here is how we got all the bottle caps. Some kids in our class (3W) were generous enough to give us bottle caps at snack. Our families gave us a lot and other friends also pitched in.

 Here’s how we made it. First we made a sketch of a paw print. Next we painted inside the paw print in a white paint. We then placed the bottle caps where they needed to go. Finally we glue gunned the bottle caps to the paper. We hope you like our project. GO PURCHASE!!!!

This recycled art project came just in time for Earth Day.
Here's another creative use of bottle caps: Stop Motion Animation

Apr 5, 2011

Color Theory

By Joe M.  

Have you ever thought about how a color can make you feel? When artists use cool colors it may make you feel a little sad, and warm colors can make you feel excited. Red, orange and yellow energize you to get out there and do something that makes you feel good. We learned about warm, cool and complementary colors and how, when we put them together, they make each other stand out. I liked how I traced my hand and filled it with warm colors, then filled the background with cool colors. This made my warm hand stand out against the cool background. I think this project is a good way to learn about complementary colors and use your hands.

Color theory looks at the visual impacts of specific color combinations.

Complementary colors are directly opposite each other on the color wheel 
(red & green, blue & orange, violet & yellow), when placed next to each other, both appear brighter.






Apr 1, 2011

April Fool’s

This April 1943 magazine cover, titled The Game,
contained at least 45 errors. Can you find them?


 Writer Aaron Rimstidt explains:
Someone who greatly enjoyed playing tricks was Norman Rockwell. In the 1940s, 
he created three unforgettable covers for the Post celebrating the holiday, each with
 “errors” left by the playful illustrator.