Friday, January 31, 2014

Know your MEME G+ Event

Know your MEME G+ Event 
Image Activities
1. Ermahgerd >
2. Face Bomb >
3. I Didn't Choose...(Digital Tattoo ) >
4. Google Search Suggestions >
5. Animated Gifs >
6. Creative Finger Photo (Annoying Orange) >

Assess & Score your Memes >

20% Project Intro...

20% Project
  1. 20% of your time in this class will be spent working on something you want to work on. 
  2. It has to be some type of learning activity, and you have to document it (journal, blog…). 
  3. You will present your accomplishments to the class twice and will not be graded on it. 
  4. Make fun, seek your passion, go on an exploration. Enjoy learning what you want.

Make it Memorable, Make it Matter
As we brainstorm for the projects, Make it Memorable, Make it Matter. Either create a project that has that certain je ne sais quoi like a Beatles-themed garden and blog, or a jog/bike-a-thon called Going the Extra Mile One Penny at a Time, or create something that matters like a book-length collection of essays about life in high school, or overhaul the swim and dive team room. Better yet, do both like a choir concert called Songs for Sisters to raise money for ankylosing spondilitis.

If your project means a lot to more people, or if there’s a community built around the type of project you decide on, the project seems to take on a life of its own and you will be more inspired to work harder on your project.

*IF you're still totally confused - visit this site > and view Sean's short video.

Why 20% Project? 

For more information on the power of 20% time Check this video>
Shannon Deegan: How Google's 20 Percent Time Fosters Innovation
Shannon Deegan discusses how how 20 percent time led to the development of Google products such as Google Sky and Gmail.

For great insight on this topic, read “The Golden Ticket” by my friend and colleague David Theriault.

20% Project Blogging Template >

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Illustration Critical Thinking Image Analysis >

Illustration Critical Thinking Image Analysis

Here is the Doc of everything below
Westosha Illustration Critical Thinking Image Analysis >


Analyze a political cartoon so you can make an informed interpretation and evaluation.  

  1. Go to Daryl Cagle’s Political Cartoonist’s Index > .
  2. Choose a trending or new cartoon and copy the URL or save image as to your desktop.
  3. Go to Thinklink >
  4. Add tags that answer the following prompts.
  5. Share the completed thinglink to Westosha Illustration Community > .

  1. Tag objects that are symbols and interpret what you think the symbol means.
  2. Tag objects or physical features that are exaggerated and interpret what this achieves.
  3. Tag the cartoon’s caption and/or title.
  4. Tag any dates or numbers and interpret why they are important.
  5. Tag words or phrases that label and interpret how they clarify meaning or significance.
  1. Tag the action taking place in the cartoon.
  2. Tag any use of line that suggests expression, action or movement.
  1. Tag what event or idea the cartoon is referring to.
  2. Tag details in the cartoon that provide clues of the cartoonist’s opinion.
  3. Tag groups or individuals represented and if they agree or disagree with the message.

  1. Include a YouTube video that is an analogy of the cartoon’s meaning.

Illustration Limerick Illustration Challenge

Illustration Limerick Illustration Challenge

1. You will be given a Limerick about School
2. Create illustration sketches for critique
     Illustration Rubric >
3.  Improve and Formalize a Sketch

Something to check out >
Edward Lear Nonsense Verse

AP Central - College Board

2. Someone Find the AP Studio Art Scoring Guidlines. 
3. Paste the link into the comment section. 
4. Let's talk - (define terms)

MEME Generators???

We need to find MEME Generators!
1.  If you already use a MEME Generator, post the link to the site or the app and provide a brief description in the comment section.
2.  Do a quick Google search for MEME Generators (Use the 'Search Tool' button and then Click > Any Time and Choose > Past Month
   For Example:

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Analyzing Your RE-Mix Clip

Cinematography is an Art

A cinematographer is responsible for making lighting choices, placing cameras and adjusting camera movements to enhance the scene 

The lighting is crucial.  Cinematographers must understand how the light reflects off subjects and enhances mood and setting.

Cinematographers choose the lens, framing, camera placement, focal length and depth of field.

Camera Movement:
Make the camera work for different shots and how it follows and flows through a scene.  Camera movement involves fixed shots, crane shots, dolly work, handhelds, tilts and pans.

The Elements and Principles of Cinematography
Shot sizesangles, and movements are the heart of an exceptional camerawork, which, combined with a lighting crafted to enhance emotions, forms the essence of cinematography. 
These techniques provoke, inspire, frighten, relieve, and amaze us.
Read more here >

Elements of cinematography from Brian Turner

*Analyze your Re-Mix Video Clip*

1. Everyone analyze for the following elements of Narrative & Cinematography
  • Order
  • Events
  • Duration
  • Characters
  • Setting Scope
  • Depth
  • Scale
  • Point of View
  • Framing
  • Sequence
  • Transition
  • Sounds
2. Someones transcribe the script
3. Someones create the storyboard >
4. Share your video clip link, script and storyboard to Westosha Video Community >

Digital Video Resources

Check this curated list of Video Resources > Digital Video

Embrace the RE-Mix

Embrace the RE-Mix

1. Open this Doc >

Know your Meme - Ermahgerd

Know your Meme - Ermahgerd
This is where it all started.

1. View the Video in the Presentation
2. Share an Ermahgerd Meme to the Photo Community (Fun & Interesting Category)
3. Go take 'Derp' pics of????? for editing tomorrow.

ADV Photo Album Challenges

The ADV Photo Album Challenges >
1. After viewing the album challenges, accept one.
2. Post to Westosha ADV community the album challenge you accepted. (Concept & Creations Topic)
3. Read the entire challenge and seek quality image examples and resources.

Analogical Mind Map Reflection

Analogical Mind Map Reflection

1. Post an edited pic of your Art Work
2. Add a title in the caption section
3. In the comment section reflect on your art work addressing...

What is your GOAL for this class?

What is your goal for this class?
1- respond in the comment section. 

- SMART goal criteria > 
- Creating a SMART goal > 
- Writing SMART goals >

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Scholastic Art Award Winners from Westosha


It is my honor to inform everyone that artworks submitted by Garrison Asma, Madeleine Asma and Adam Delisi have won Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold Key awards in the 2014 SCHOLASTIC ART AWARDS - WISCONSIN.  The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards has an impressive legacy dating back to 1923. Over the years, the Awards have grown to become the longest-running, most prestigious recognition program for creative teens in the U.S, and the nation’s largest source of scholarships for creative young artists and writers. A noteworthy roster of past winners includes Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, Robert Redford, Joyce Carol Oates, Stephen King, John Updike, and many more. (

Madeline, Garrison, Adam and their families, along with Mr. Kuepper will be participating in the awards ceremonies, held at the Milwaukee Art Museum, Windhover Hall in Quadracci Pavilion on Saturday, February 8, 2014

Thier winning Silver and Gold Key artwork will be on exhibit at the Milwaukee Art Museum from February 1 through March 16, 2014.  A complete list of winners can be found here > 

Madeleine and Garrison’s Gold Key winning artworks will move from the Milwaukee Art Museum to The 2014 National Scholastic Art Awards June celebration events & ceremony at Carnegie Hall in NYC.  If at National judging their artwork receives a National Gold Medal Award, it will ship to NYC for exhibition there.  

Honorable Mention, Silver and Gold Key are all top State Awards!  This is truly an impressive and memorable event for these outstanding individuals.  
Gold Key Award:
Madeleine Asma - Iceland House

Gold Key Award:
Madeleine Asma - Crevices

Gold Key Award:
Garrison Asma - Siddarth

Silver Key Award:
Adam Delisi - Concret Forest

Silver Key Award:
Madeleine Asma - Watercolor - Botanicals

Honorable Mention Award:
Garrison - A Splash of Color -film
A Splash of Color! 

Garrison - Day One - photo

Honorable Mention Award:
Madeleine - Locked - photo