Friday, May 25, 2012

Thursday, May 24, 2012

New Student Work! Digital Paintings

Quote o' the Week

Congratulations, seniors! This week's quotes are dedicated to you.

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart."
~ Confucius

"Spread joy. Chase your wildest dreams."
~ Patch Adams

"Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value."
~ Albert Einstein

"Wherever you go, no matter what the weather, always bring your own sunshine.:
~ Anthony J. D'Angelo, The College Blue Book

"Think big thoughts but relish small pleasures."
~ H. Jackson Brown, Jr., Life's Little Instruction Book

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Big - A Glassblowing Film

This is a very cool film about glassblowing! Info:

Jeremy Wintrebert
A film directed by Jérôme de Gerlache

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Last Day!

Today is the last day to see the Spring Art Show at the historic Meeker Hotel!

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Shine a Light for Nature

Great combination of both painting with light and stop motion...

dENiZEN "Shine a Light for Nature"

Friday, May 11, 2012

Quote o' the Week

"To send light into the darkness of men's hearts - such is the duty of the artist."
~ Schumann

"Art is not a thing; it is a way."
~ Elbert Hubbard

"A man's work is nothing but this slow trek to rediscover, through the detours of art, those two or three great and simple images in whose presence his heart first opened."
~ Albert Camus

Thursday, May 10, 2012

No new artwork? But WHY?!

Oh, because I want you all to be compelled to visit this year's fabulous Spring Art Show at the Meeker Hotel! Come one, come all! Bring your family and friends to show off your artwork! See ya there!

Animated Music Video!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Toilet Paper Art?

I'm posting Phil Hansens' projects here for those students that are interested in completing them. Three of the projects will count as your final art project. Even better, come up with an idea that Phil Hansen might want to use on his site. The project idea should use materials easily accessible to all, use materials creatively, be unique and fun. Use your imagination!

Phil Hansen's Website HERE

Quote o' the Week

"The right to do something does not mean that doing it is right."
~ William Safire

"Try not to become a man of success but rather try to become a man of value."
~ Albert Einstein

"Every wrong seems possible today, and is accepted. I don't accept it."
~ Pablo Casals

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Tattoo a Banana

Now, now, this isn't about tattooing exactly. It's about creating art with easily accessible items. It's about temporary art. What is art?

Watch this video and if you can name the artworks he recreates on his banana: EXTRA CREDIT! Hey, make your OWN banana art and bring it in to show the class!

For those that love Phil Hansen's fun art, he's written a book that will be released in June!:
Phil Hansen Book!

Monday, May 7, 2012

Just Super!

Did you have a chance to see that beautiful "Supermoon" this weekend? I saw it as the clouds parted while visiting my family in Denver. If you didn't get a chance or if you would like to see some gorgeous photos of the Supermoon from around the world, read the article I found at NPR.

The link is below:
NPR "Supermoon" Article

Afghan Box Camera

This is truly interesting! A pinhole camera and darkroom all in one! If you wish to learn more about the photographic process, especially a particularly old process, watch this video.

A Funny "How To" on Animation by Animade


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Animade is an animation studio based in East London headed up by Tom Judd and Ed Barrett.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Commencement Speeches

It's that time of year! We have two fabulous student valedictorians this year. Which means two students will be writing their speeches. Now, here is a gentleman that speaks at graduations (not a student) and he has a very unusual approach to his commencement speeches.

Read more at:

NPR: The 10 Things You Won't Hear At Commencement

Spring Art Show!

Last Day!

Friendly Reminder: Tomorrow is the LAST day to form your clay creations!

Screaming over the high price of art?

Can you imagine? Edvard Munch's "The Scream" sold for a record 119 MILLION DOLLARS!

Read more at the NPR website:

'The Scream' Scoops Record $119M At N.Y. Auction

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Bridge - an animation

Great example of student animation! Imagine, YOU could be doing this in college and as a career! Very fun stuff!

Bridge is a story about four animal characters trying to cross a bridge, but ending up as obstacles to one another in the process. The moral behind this story revolves around how there are often disagreements or competing paths in life, and the possible results of pride, obstinance, and compromise.

Music by Greg Gauba.

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Quote o' the Week

"Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been."
~ Mark Twain, Following the Equator

"The robbed that smiles, steals something from the thief."
~ William Shakespeare, Othello

"A smile is the light in the window of your face that tells people you're at home."
~ Author Unknown

Cheese Sculpture?

If you are as interested in the whacky side of art as I am, you may enjoy reading this article about an artist who sculpts enormous pieces out of food. Stinky or Jinkies? You be the judge:

NPR Article