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Studio Art

Mr. Fatta’s classroom website the featured site for students in Studio Art, Drawing, and Painting. 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.

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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Skull Life

Posted by on Aug 14, 2017 in FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Skull Life

Artists develop sketching and drawing skills often using universal objects from nature, Leonardo da Vinci infamously exhumed corpses for examination and study. A variety of sketching, drawing, and shading techniques can be honed using the quintessential human subject of the skull.  Work to create realistic three-dimensional skull drawing? Develop and demonstrate your ability to render form of a skull by analyzing the light and color of renderings of various skull images featured here.   Skull Life Drawings...

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Insects and Bugs

Posted by on Aug 10, 2017 in Studio | 0 comments

Insects and Bugs

Insects are the most numerous animals on the planet. Insects are animals that have six legs, three body parts, antennae, an exterior skeleton, and hatch from eggs. Entomology is the study of insects which are technically termed arthropods and are classified as invertebrates because their vertebrates are inverted to an outside shell. Bugs are technically a classification of a certain type of insect, but in colloquial terms or everyday use, bugs generally refer to spiders and centipedes as well. In this lesson you will analyze the subject in...

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Chess Board Perspective

Posted by on May 23, 2017 in Computer Art Graphics, Graphic Arts & Design, Studio | 0 comments

Chess Board Perspective

Perspective is a technique used by artists and designers to show three dimensional objects on a flat surface. It was began to develop prior to 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...

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Board Game Design

Posted by on May 9, 2017 in FattaCast™, Studio | 0 comments

Board Game Design

Board games have a long and varied history from the early days of chess & checkers, to the 1930’s and the advent of Monopoly, Candy Land, and Risk. The most successful games established principles of game design that are adhered to by game developers today. A multitude of board games have been developed and with todays technology designers are able to develop and produce original game designs. Explore the resources that follow and begin to consider a game concept of your own. Sample 1 Varied Board Game Designs Board games are a...

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