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Advanced Graphic Imagery

Advanced Graphic Imagery

Building on skills learned in Computer Graphics, students will bring their traditional and digital knowledge to an advanced level and will continue to refine their skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign, as well as examine the foundations of Computer Generated Imagery CGI along with animation and gaming through programs such as Auto CAD, Maya and online, open source programming software. Students who are interested in a graphic related major should take this course. Each student will leave the course with a digital portfolio.

Architectural Planning – Perspective

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Architectural Planning – Perspective

Architectural plans are what architects use to enable builders to construct their designs. An architect needs to design the floor-plan of the space as well as render the 3 dimensional perspective drawings so that the client can visualize their design. Frank Lloyd Wright was a modern architect who developed an organic and distinctly American style. He designed numerous iconic buildings. Wright was born on June 8, 1867, in Richland Center, Wisconsin. After college, he became chief assistant to architect Louis Sullivan. Wright then founded his...

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Frida Kahlo

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Frida Kahlo

Few stories in art history are more tragic than Frida Kahlo’s, as a child she was disabled by polio, in 1925 when Frida was eighteen she was seriously injured in a bus crash which left her in severe pain for most of her life. A promising medical student before the crash, Frida painted from her bed during her slow and arduous recovery was forced to undergo painful and multiple surgeries. She painted numerous portraits integrating symbolism to express her personal suffering and physical pain. She was inspired by Mexican folk culture and...

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Scholastic Art Awards 2018

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Scholastic Art Awards 2018

Since 1923, the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards have recognized the vision, ingenuity, and talent of our nation’s youth, and provided opportunities for creative teens to be celebrated. Each year, increasing numbers of teens participate in the program, and become a part of our community–-young artists and writers, filmmakers and photographers, poets, and sculptors, along with countless educators who support and encourage the creative process.     The 2018 Scholastic Art & Writing Awards $10 million in scholarships available...

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Course Syllabus

Posted by on Sep 3, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Course Syllabus

Welcome to mrfatta.com where you will find hundreds of art making projects mixed with a variety of themes and topics. Here you can hone your art making skills and discover the artist within, uncover the secret techniques of the Masters, dive deep to explore your favorite subjects, understand the life and times of artists past, and examine the styles and trends of art today. Click more and explore the plethora of resources aimed to engage you in the arts, help you develop your portfolio, search for work, find a college, and plan your future...

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Google Portfolio

Posted by on Sep 2, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Google Portfolio

A digital portfolio can be created using Google Slides, which we will called Google Portfolio for the sake of the course. The portfolio will come to represent all the work you created throughout the year. Your portfolio will include projects you created throughout the course. All projects are graded from the students’ Google Portfolio; it is how work is handed in through out the course of the year. All students are require to be able to optimize images from Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and other applications (converting an Adobe image...

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Pixel Awards

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Pixel Awards

Since 2015, the Pixel Awards have celebrated the artistic creations of the class and awarded the artists behind the work. In 2017  Third Annual Pixel Awards will celebrated the creation of art work and the artists behind the work. One Pixel Trophy will be awarded for Best Portfolio along with three Pixel Medals recognizing the achievements in different categories and subjects studied in each class. Here how it works. Use the portfolio rubric below to assess your art work and the overall presentation of your accomplishments. Prepare your...

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Online Painting Tools

Posted by on Aug 30, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Online Painting Tools

Online painting software, some times called open source software, will provide you with a variety of Internet sites that allow you to draw and paint directly on a web browser on their Chromebook or desktop computer. Explore the following sites in the order they appear. Using the tutorials provided complete the following projects using the different tools each site provides. Create and save a collection of different images from the sites and combine them in a multilayered work by opening them all in a single Sumopaint. Like Photoshop,...

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Artists’ Sketchbook

Posted by on Aug 28, 2017 in Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

Artists’ Sketchbook

Artists have kept sketchbooks to record observations, develop artistic skill and ideas since dawn of paper. Artists and designers alike keep an ongoing journal to practice their drawing technique and develop ideas and products. Besides an inspiring name for a mutant turtle in a secret underground ninja order, Leonardo was an extremely talented boy from the town of Vinci during the mid 1400’s. People who knew him recognized his creative talents, studying and drawing subjects from a wide range of topics and studies, from architecture to...

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College Portfolio Requirements

Posted by on Aug 20, 2017 in FattaCast™, Featured Pages, Studio | 0 comments

College Portfolio Requirements

All students are expected to maintain a digital portfolio using Google Slides, which will be hence called, Google Portfolio for the sake of the course. The portfolio will come to represent all the work generated throughout the year. It will include 20 -30 images representing the various units and lessons explored throughout the course. All projects are graded from the students’ Google Portfolio; it is how work is handed in through out the course of the year. Graduation may seem to be far in the future but it will be here before you know...

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Form and Value

Posted by on Aug 16, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Form and Value

By shading with different values of gray artists can create the illusion of space and form in their drawings. Properly positioning the highlight, mid-tone, and shadow areas artists can make a basic shape can look like is has real three dimensional form. Study the featured images below, analyze and identify where the artists placed the different shades of gray to create feeling of form in the image. In this project understand that by applying different pressures on the pencil or charcoal, the darker the values become. Create a series of quick...

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