Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Create > Inspiration POV Series Album

Create > Inspiration POV Series Album




Required:
Complete > everything highlighted in yellow.


The Big Idea:
Multiple points of view provides a greater context and richer story.


Essential Questions:
  • How does your perspective change your perspective?
  • Why does a series of images increase the context of the story?
  • Why is inspiration a self-transcendent emotion?


Concept:
  • Inspiration rivets your being to acknowledge greatness  
  • Inspiration is the urge to do your own greatness - to self actualize and self transcend
  • A series of POV images provides greater context and a richer narrative.  
  • Images taken from multiple perspectives allows for multiple perspectives.   


Standards:
  • Understand and apply > media, techniques, and processes with skill
  • Use design > principles and functions
  • Choose and evaluate > subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess > the characteristics and merits of both mine and other’s work
  • Make connections > between my art and other aspects of life


Goal: Create quality collage images of multiple points of view that evoke inspiration.
Goal: Tell the story of something that inspires you by using a series of images taken from multiple points of view.


Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity

Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar >  Lemon - Air Jordons > http://goo.gl/tdPCr8   



New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Understand > What is Inspiration?
When you witness true human excellence, you transcend the ordinary become uplifted and inspired. Along with gratitude and awe, inspiration is considered one of the self-transcendent emotions.  It’s a form of positivity that pulls us out of our shell of self-absorption.   


For example, the time your friend put down his phone to patiently help a disoriented older man find his way, or watching tennis star Roger Federer play a flawlessly fluid game in the U.S. Open, or watching a performance whose acting seems to capture the core of the human soul, or just watching a close friend doing what she does best.  


Inspiration doesn’t simply feel good, it rivets your attention, warms your heart, and draws you in ultimately making you want to express what’s good and do good yourself.  Inspiration creates the urge to do your best so that you can reach your own higher ground.  


Like gratitude, inspiration has an evil twin.  Whether you call it resentment or envy, it arises when we see human excellence and respond with negativity.  Sometime we mock or put the person down, or think less of ourselves for not doing equally well.  When we compare ourselves with someone who does better than we do, we may get discouraged instead of inspired.  

How you respond to human excellence - positivity or negativity - is a choice.  That choice opens your heart or closes it and puts you onto an upward spiral or a downward spiral.  Can you think of a time when you made the choice to be inspired?


Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity

View > The Inspiration POV Series Presentation > http://goo.gl/3qkGnl


Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > Inspiration POV Series Album


Goal: Create quality collage images of multiple points of view that evoke inspiration.
Goal: Tell the story of something that inspires you by using a series of images taken from multiple points of view.


Trigger Mechanisms:
  1. Wow...I want to do that!  
  2. Thanks...I’m going to get started!
  3. I know what I want to do!.


Studio Activity:
Shoot, edit and post images for each description below - 10 images total. In the caption sections, give a brief description.
POV Series ____ at least 4 images - from multiple points of view.
POV Collage Series ____ at least 4 images juxtaposed using a collage app
Scrapbook Page Tutorial ____ > https://goo.gl/W6ek7g
Inspiring Word Image ____ 1 image 1 inspiring word.



Visual Examples:






Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create quality collage images of multiple points of view that evoke inspiration.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)

  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?


Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event


Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1I9MI-yTa2aB7G1nuu3uDlEOMbdJquubSanavgKcL88M/edit

Friday, May 22, 2015

Create > Art History Photo Remake

Create > Art History Photo Remake

“American Gothic”, Grant Wood – remake by Jesse John Hunniford

Goal: Recreate in photograph the iconic painting that made the history of art.  

Studio Activity:
  • Select a painting from art history as the source of your remix.  Re-do the work; update it, change colors, and re-stage it in a photo.  Feel free to remake the original piece in a modern way, or in an ironic or humorous way or in as accurate as you can be way.

Trigger Mechanisms: Distort, Manipulate, Dynamic gesture, Multi-dimensional  

Visual Examples:


“Self Portrait 1889″, Vincent van Gogh – remake by Seth Johnson

“Girl reading a letter by an open window”, Vermeer – remake by Wanda Martin


“Portrait of Sylvia Von Harden”, Wilhelm Heinrich Otto Dix – remake by Stephan Hoffman & SoYeon Kim

“Birth of Venus” by Botticelli
“Birth of Venus” remake by Julio Cesar León Peña

“Birth of Venus” remake by Kevin Thom

Create > Amusement Motion Album

Create > Amusement Motion Album




Required:
Complete > everything highlighted in yellow.


The Big Idea:
Motion blurs increase drama, meaning and express heartfelt amusement.


Essential Questions:
  • Does life sit still?
  • What does shutter speed have to do with capturing motion?
  • How is amusement contagious and social?


Concept:
  • Amusement is social and safe.  
  • Heartfelt amusement brings the urge to laugh and share your happiness with others
  • A Slow Shutter creates a motion blur or panning effect.  
  • A motion blur  increases the drama, meaning and impact of your images.   


Standards:
  • Understand and apply > media, techniques, and processes with skill
  • Use design > principles and functions
  • Choose and evaluate > subject matter and ideas
  • Reflect upon and assess > the characteristics and merits of both mine and other’s work
  • Make connections > between my art and other aspects of life


Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.


Access Prior Knowledge:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cues and Questions
Learning Activity
Social Dialogue > Socratic Seminar > Reggie Watts disorients you in the most entertaining way
Watch > Reggie Watts disorient you > http://goo.gl/QAzGOZ   
Reflect >
  • What is the connection between Disorient & Entertainment ?
  • Have you ever been lost?
  • Have you ever been to Six Flags?
  • Is your brain experiencing similar sensations for both?
  • What is your brain doing when you're disoriented?
  • What are you experiencing when someone asks you a really good question?
  • Do our brains like to be disoriented?
  • Can you imagine your image editing software as your mixing board?

Comment > In the comment section below, summarize your reflections.




New Information:
Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
Understand > What is Amusement?
Sometimes something unexpected happens that simply makes you laugh.  A friend makes a funny face after she tries your latest dinner creation.  You mistakenly dip your chip in your soda instead of the salsa.  A classmate shares her latest favorite joke.  
First, Amusement is social.  Although at times we laugh alone, those laughs are only pale renditions of the laughter we share with another.  In fact, like yawns, laughter is highly contagious.  
Second, surprises are only amusing if they are embedded within safe contexts, not if they are dangerous or threatening.  If your friend makes a face because she’s choking, or if your buddy’s joke is offensive, you’re not amused.  By definition, then, amusements are non-serious.  
Heartfelt amusement brings the irrepressible urge to laugh and share your joviality with others.  Shared laughter signals that you find you current situation to be safe and lighthearted and that you’d like to use this blessed time to build connection with others.  When was the last time you laughed?

Instructional Strategy
  • Cooperative Learning
Learning Activity
View > The Amusement Motion Album > > http://goo.gl/Yfw2rB



Read > Understanding Shutter Speed - http://shuttermuse.com/understanding-shutter-speed/
Apply Knowledge & Skills:
Instructional Strategy
  • Nonlinguistic Representations
Learning Activity
Create > Pride Framing Album


Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.


Trigger Mechanisms:
  1. Hang on this is going to be fun!  
  2. Wow that’s amazing!
  3. Here we go!


Studio Activity:
Shoot, edit and post an image for each description below - 10 images total. In the caption sections, give a brief description.
*Using a phone’s camera limits shutter control.  If you have a night-time setting, it can fool you phone camera.  However, motion blur is best achieved using image editing applications - try > https://www.sumo.fm > http://apps.pixlr.com/editor/ > http://www.picmonkey.com/
Motion blur ____ 5 images - Use motion blur to enhance the action.
Panning blur ____ 2 images - Use panning blur for dramatic effects
Motion blur Tutorials > if needed, use for both the Motion blur and Panning blur
Light painting ____ 2 images - use extended exposure and proper lighting
Series Gif  ____ 1 .gif images Turn a series of consecutive images into a movie .gif file.
(Student gif examples > https://plus.google.com/photos/107413155323064966710/albums/5733524479295765105
backwalkover.gif


Visual Examples:
Pinterest Motion Blur Photography > https://goo.gl/v6qFv3 or https://goo.gl/VxTJrq
Pinterest Panning Blur Photography > https://goo.gl/SG3BTT


Generalize, Reflect & Publish:
Instructional Strategy
  • Evaluate the results
Learning Activity
Reflect >
Did I achieve the goal?
  • Goal: Create 5 quality images that use a motion blur to evoke heartfelt amusement.
Should I go back and rework anything?
  • How did you combine art elements (line, color, shape, texture, value)  to develop art principles? (Unity/variety, balance, emphasis contrast, rhythm, proportion/scale, figure/ground relationship)

  • Where are the dominant shapes, forms, colors, or textures that carry expressive significance?
  • Why Is the work ordered and balanced or chaotic and disturbing?
  • What gives the work its uniqueness?
  • Is symbolism used in the work to convey meaning other than what one sees?
  • Does the work evoke any feelings?

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Recognition
Learning Activity
Publish > Share your album to our G+Community > Concepts & Creations category
Display > Add your photos to the Event

Instructional Strategy
  • Providing Feedback
Learning Activity
Critique >
  • Give positive feedback > +1 every image that deserves it
  • Give peer feedback > Give 2 peer images a VTS critique > http://goo.gl/1WWmBY
Self-assess >