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Computer Art Graphics

The focus of this course will be to provide the beginning art student with a solid foundation in the visual arts through a variety of technologies and media, including: drawing, computer graphics, digital photography and digital video / animation. Students will have opportunities to express themselves while learning various art techniques, technologies and media to enhance their understanding of the elements of art and principles of design. Art history and vocabulary will also play an important role in the development of students’ knowledge.

 

Art Cars

Posted by on Dec 25, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Art Cars

Artists and designers have been using the automobile as an art form in a variety of ways. The most notable art cars came from a series of cars painted by famous artists for BMW. Like Alexander Calder’s BMW paint job featured here, each car represents the style and expression of the artist. The car wrap has recently been used to decorate whole cars for advertisements and race cars, in this process designers print large custom decals of their design that are applied to the vehicle. To assist the process a  schematic templates of different...

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Color Harmony

Posted by on Dec 10, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Color Harmony

Color harmony is the result of grouping colors together to create a mood or theme within the work. For example, an artist may use mostly blues and purples to create a cold or calming feeling within the design; blues, purples, and greens, especially bluish greens are known as cool colors. On the other hand, reds, oranges, and yellows are known as warm colors and they may be used to create a warm or more vibrant feeling. In both examples the colors are similar to each other and next each other on the color wheel; similar colors are called...

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Lego Perspectives

Posted by on Nov 28, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Lego Perspectives

Linear perspective can help designers render 3 dimensional objects in space, creating form and depth within the design. Utilizing the 3D Extrude & Bevel, 3D Revolve tools, and exploring the various settings within these tools, construct a series of Lego blocks varying the size and color to construct a Lego structure. What  art elements are evident in the finished block that give the objects a 3 dimensional look?  What is the scale of the Lego blocks and how do we use principles of proportion to keep the block in scale. Proportions of a...

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Chess Piece

Posted by on Oct 15, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Chess Piece

The game of chess has been around for over 1500 years. The game originated in India where it spread to Persia, and later through Southern Europe. The European chess game evolved to what we know today. The image pictured below shows the Knights Templar playing chess in 1283, and the other image shows a painting of Queen Nefertiti platting a chess like game somewhere around 1320-1200 BCE. The game of chess consists of 16 pieces; a queen, a king, 8 pawns, 2 bishops, 2 rooks, and two knights on a checkered board. What art elements are used to...

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Adobe Perspective Tools

Posted by on Sep 15, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Adobe Perspective Tools

Perspective is a technique used by artists and designers to show three dimensional objects on a flat surface. It was first developed during the Renaissance by artists and architects to depict buildings in a more realistic way. It is based on the understanding that as objects go back into space they appear to get smaller. To decide how much smaller the objects need to be, perspective uses lines that come together to a vanishing point, called converging lines. One point perspective is used to show the interior of a room, In the painting titled,...

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Syllabus II

Posted by on Sep 1, 2016 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Syllabus II

Welcome to Mr. Fatta’s classroom website the featured site for students in Foundations in Media Arts, Advanced Graphic Arts & Design, and Fashion Design classes. Though they vary, the goals of each course are to gain a proficient understanding into the different art disciplines of art and expand student proficiency with using Elements and Principles of Art & Design to create artistic expressions and develop students’ individual style. A personal style will become evident as students build a body of work throughout the year...

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College Readiness

Posted by on Aug 31, 2016 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Featured Pages | 0 comments

College Readiness

Graduation may  seem to be far in the future but it will be here before you know it. Benjamin Franklin said, “If you are failing to plan, you are planning to fail.”  Although the process of searching for and applying to colleges may seem overwhelming at first, if you start early and dedicate a little time each day or week it will become easier for you and be rewarding in the end. Use the following resources to help you explore different careers, apply to schools, and find funding sources. Above all, be determined to shape the years ahead for...

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Final Exam

Posted by on May 8, 2015 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Final Exam

The final exam will be comprised of 2 parts, your finished Google Portfolio and your Final Project. Part 1. Final Project: Your Final Project will count for 80% of your final exam grade. For the Final Project you are to choose one (1) of the assignments listed in below. The Final Project requires that you combine 2 or 3 different assignments together, mixing different but related themes to create a new piece of artwork. You are permitted to use any project tutorials to help you create the work for your Final Project. Part 1. Final Project the...

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Home Work

Posted by on Mar 25, 2015 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Home Work

The following procedures have been established for students who are out of school for extended periods of time. Follow the directions below to create an Adobe account and download a one month free trial of Adobe Illustrator for you home computer. After downloading the software you can begin completing the assignments featured on your classes’ site picking up where you left off in the classroom. Email Mr. Fatta at louis.fatta@ecsdm.org to notify him that you’ve successfully downloaded the software and are ready to begin.  ...

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YouTube Channel

Posted by on Nov 24, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

YouTube Channel

Mr. Fatta’s animated Mr. Pixel appears in a series of screen tests for The Mr. Fatta Show. An animated series of classroom tutorials that help students develop their projects through various video tutorials. Visit the following links to view the different animations from the Mr. Fatta show. Students can show their support for channel by viewing the videos, and subscribing to the feed. Enjoy!     Mr Fatta | Mr. Pixel | Floating Head Intro 1 month ago 12 views Mr. Fatta’s animated Mr. Pixel introduces the show in a screen...

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Job Search

Posted by on Nov 10, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™, Featured Pages, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Job Search

The following links are job search engines that will help to find a job in the Middletown area. When applying for a position it is good to to dress nice, cover tattoos, remove excessive piercings, carry a bider or a folder, bring a recent resume, a list of references, a printout of the job listing, and request an application that you will fill it out at home. Remember the name of the person you spoke to so when you return you can request to speak with them again. Good luck. As the world’s #1 job site, with over 150 million unique...

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Online Tutorials

Posted by on Aug 25, 2014 in Animation, Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Online Tutorials

Online tutorials are convientent way for graphic artist to hone their computer graphic skills and become fluent in a variety of software applications. The following tutorials are from an online tutorial site called VectorTuts+ that features tutorials for Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, Flash, and many more. Browse the following tutorials and become familiar with the site and the workflow evident within the tutorial.                                  ...

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Color Harmony Explorer

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics, Fashion Design, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Color Harmony Explorer

Find seven designs on the Internet and save them into your Fatta Pictures folder. Open the Color Explorer by clicking the image to the left. Upload images to the Color Explorer to reveal the color harmony evident in the picture.       ColorExplorer                ...

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Color Wheel

Posted by on Aug 12, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Color Wheel

Aim: What is a color wheel and how do designers use it to organize colors for designs? How do designers group colors to create harmony within their designs? Color wheels organize the colors of the rainbow, what is known as the visual spectrum, into a circular graph. Artists use color wheels to organize colors into groups or families, these different groups are known as color harmonies, or color schemes.                                        ...

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Georgia OKeeffe – Biography

Posted by on Mar 3, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Georgia OKeeffe – Biography

Georgia O’Keeffe was born in Wisconsin in 1887. She longed to be an artist from an early age. When she was 18 she attended the Art Institute of Chicago and a year later went to study at the Art Students League of New York. She worked briefly as a commercial artist in Chicago before moving to Texas to teach. In 1922, at the age of 35, she married photographer and gallery owner Alfred Steiglitz and she became very famous for her large flower paintings. After her husband died in 1946, she moved to New Mexico to paint the desert scenes. Her fame...

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Bird Vectors

Posted by on Jan 21, 2014 in Computer Art Graphics, FattaCast™ | 0 comments

Bird Vectors

Birds have been the study of many artists throughout history, most notably the artist John J. Audubon. Audubon was a renown ornithologist who became famous for his extensive study of North American birds and the detailed illustrations that depicted birds in their native habitat. His master work Birds of America is considered the greatest ornithological work ever created and lead to his fame. He was particularly famous in Europe and Scotland where he he traveled extensively while publishing his book, there he was revered as the “American...

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Color Wheel Tutorial

Posted by on Nov 6, 2013 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Color Wheel Tutorial

The Additive Color System is the system of color that utilizes colored lights to display color. This system of color is used in computer  monitors, televisions, and stage lighting. The system uses three primary colors, with various brightness, to create all other colors. The color wheel presented here depicts the primary and secondary colors of the Additive Color System as well as white that is made from mixing all three colored lights together.                            ...

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Stuart Davis

Posted by on Oct 22, 2013 in Computer Art Graphics | 0 comments

Stuart Davis

Stuart Davis was 16 when his family moved to New Jersey where he studied art in New York City. There he became inspired by the excitement of the city; the tall skyscrapers, bright colors, storefront windows, and electric signs, began to motivate him to paint pictures using bright colors. When he was older Stuart Davis visited Paris, France. There he became inspired by an art movement called Cubism, a style of painting that shows objects as basic geometric shapes like cubes and circles. Stuart’s cityscapes, as pictured here, show a lot...

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Subtractive Color Paint Cans 1.7

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design | 0 comments

Subtractive Color Paint Cans 1.7

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