Tag archive for Try This

What Does Art Mean to You?

What is Art? from Joseph B May on Vimeo. Start the school year by playing this video (or a portion of it) to your students. It was produced by Allied Arts, a non-profit united arts fund and arts council in Chattanooga, Tennessee for a recent…

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Web Sightings for June 2010

June is going to be a busy month for me so I decided to post my monthly Web sightings a day early. Let’s start with this 10-minute video featuring Dan Pink’s talk at the RSA that illustrates the hidden truths behind what really motivates us…

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Teaching About Logo Design

A logo is a graphic mark or emblem commonly used by commercial enterprises, organizations and even individuals to aid and promote instant public recognition. (Wikipedia) Produced by French designers from H5, Logorama can be used as a classroom springboard for exploring how logos have become…

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Design Education and Social Change

Last weekend, I took in the Ligature 19 juried design show here on The University of Florida’s campus that featured some of the best work from UF undergraduate and graduate design students this past year. One work, Robert Finkel’s Bottle Water Kiosk, resonated with me…

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A Light Painting Experiment

It’s been a challenge for me to find time to post to this blog lately. But, it hasn’t been all because of work. This past weekend, I did get a chance to play some. I set up my camera on a tripod last Friday night…

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Light Painting Revisited

Photo by Philip Bitnar. CC Attribution License Back in February, I blogged about the wonderful light paintings created by Kendra Farrell’s students at the International School of Beijing. Well, they’ve been at it again this Fall, producing another captivating set of light paintings that Kendra…

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Join The Student Creative

On Sunday, I chatted (via Skype) with Matt Cauthron who teaches digital imaging, media arts, and animation in the Digital Arts Technology Academy (DATA) at Cathedral City High School in Cathedral City , CA. While our conversation covered a host of topics, much of it…

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Look At What We Found

Look At What We Found from Craig Roland on Vimeo. First Project of the Year: Students were given a large ziploc bag and asked to collect 10 interesting found papers to bring to the next class. Next, they were instructed to cut the papers they…

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Exploring Point of View

Photo by Burning Image. CC Attribution License Of all the concepts or topics that we might teach about in the art classroom, “point of view” has always been a favorite of mine. In a world becoming splintered by opposing cultural, political, and religious points of…

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I Wish Project

While on my trip to NECC in Washington DC back in early July, I had the opportunity to visit the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden where I came across Yoko Ono’s Wish Tree for Washington, DC. I found the work appealing not only for its elegance but…

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