Friday, September 21, 2012

In the Works

Those designs the Art 2 & 3 classes made this week? Yes, those designs. Ms. Pearson came and picked them up today and the judging has begun. There are a few meetings to discuss them next week and they may be in production in the very near future.

I don't know how many designs are going to be printed, but I am very impressed by the quantity of outstanding work that was turned in.

Stay tuned.

Monday, September 17, 2012


It's official, our next fundraiser for the Europe field trip will be happening on Nov. 17th at Willow Glen Yoga in downtown Willow Glen at 1pm.

More details to follow.

Friday, September 14, 2012

Ice Cream*

I scream, you scream, we all scream for...typography!

We started the class for Art 2's today doing some typography and color exercises online in the library before beginning sketches for our latest project.
Please connect to the Kerning, Shape Style, and Color exercises from the "Latest and Greatest" portion of the class site HERE. Go through the exercises. Have fun. Love life.

We are working on a "los gatos", "lg", "lghs", "wildcat" something-or-other themed design to be available in the student store.
You can focus on type or image or both. It's up to you. It is also up to you to decide on the type of garment your type might go on (shirt, sweatshirt, hat, etc.).

Your sketches are due Tues and your final image will be due on Thurs.

Happy Friday.

*there is no actual ice cream associate with this post, nor, for that matter, the class in general (though I am a big fan of Ben & Jerry's Coffee Heath Bar Crunch - just saying).

Thursday, September 13, 2012

LG Design

A quick overview that will pertain to the advanced art students and the next project (for the student store here at school):

  • Think about what article you would like to conceptualize an idea for (t-shirt, sweatshirt, hat, etc)
  • generate many (MANY) sketches in your sketchbook (more than five)
  • think of text/typography, theme, "wildcat", etc
  • is there a "theme"
  • vaguely be aware of color (aim for a 2 color design, knowing that a 3rd color is, or can be, the garment color
  • you can be funny/humorous
  • think about what you would like to wear yourself (while it can be funny, it needs to be a "legitimate" design)

Friday, September 7, 2012

From the Band Teacher

It isn't band candy - though that is now available, I have snickers for sale for one dollar, too.
Help us get to Europe in April.

But this video is completely hilarious.

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Sketchbook & Pre-Figure(ing)

Art 3's, this is what we did after the first 45 min of class today.

Step 1: go through magazines and get pictures of human figures (sorry, just a portrait/face will not work as you need to see most of the figure)

Step 2: cut them out with scissors or an x-acto knife to get rid of the background

Step 3: paste them into a dbl pg spread of your sketchbook
after step three your sketchbook should look like this (below)


Step 4: we will cover next time

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Art 2, Round 2

Art 2's, the next round of Study Drawings, due on Wed, Sept. 26th have the following topics:

A tree(s)
A self-portrait

Have fun. Be awesome.