• MP#4 Project Checklist - Google Folder

    50 Pts = Effort Grade (1 point/day of class)

    10 pts = Experimental Class Work - we will  do digital experiments once a week based on your interests and needs as a group to further knowledge and interest. Topics subject to change. (2 points each)

    • 4/19 - Every Child Matters Design: using symbolism  VideoVideo 2Seneca Design OR Graphic Design - "Car" design" - Graphic design to fill a product space and create meaning
    • 4/26 -  Adobe Premiere Basics – creating a simple video of images, sound, and titles. OR Composition Techniques
    • 5/10 - Take a product or sketch you have done that currently exists, but improve it using SCAMPER. Sketch your ideas. Video 1, Video 2, List of Products to Modify
    • 5/17 - Artist Statement for Art Show - Analyzing and Interpreting Art - artist statement sample
    • 5/23 - Artist Games
    • 6/7- Humans in art - proportion/ portraiture, etc.  The Iterative Process- Design Rescue - Logo Design

    Project Work:

    5 pts = Art Show Display - print and mount 3+ best artworks, create an artist statement/ tag. Hang work.  Art Show is May 21

    35 pts = Independent Choice projects:

    Creativity Stretches

    Painting/ Drawing

    • Elementary art - robot redesign
    • Create a Comic Book Style character using someone you know as a basis for the character, and/or an Editorial Cartoon for the Buffalo New Contest HERE
    • Make an artwork about an urban legend or cryptid...
    • Create a modern version of a character from a fairy tale or myth. The character should be a modernized version of the past character and reflect our current society and modified to reflect our current environment, clothing, and issues.
    • Develop a portrait of someone that is special to you. This may be a realistic photo, vector graphic, Pop Art piece, anime, or a fully developed digital painting of the individual. This could be a photo of you. 
    • Create a patterned still life drawing. Start with a contour drawing.
    • Use a theme of choice, some examples: The beauty of the grotesque, seven deadly sins, elements and principles of art, vintage, conflict and adversity, freedom, heroes and leaders;  words - poetry, literature, quotes, phrases; beliefs and values, the hidden, dreams & nightmares, healing
    • Develop a background or landscape that would fit a potential video game.

    Graphic Design

    • Architexture - create a famous building out of layered text
    • Champion your cause. Create a poster based on an issue in contemporary society that you feel passionate about. Use a variety of good design principles, imagery, text, and graphics to show your standpoint in a poster design. Example: Shepard Fairey
    • Develop a corporate identity. Form a logo and business card or letterhead for your business. Example
    • Create or re-design a magazine cover for a topic of interest. Create the drawing or photography that is included.


    • Elementary art – robot animation
    • Create an animated movie title using Adobe After Effects - Example
    • Create a looped gif animation of your own character. An example would be a walking cycle.
    • Create an animated emoji
    • animate a word (change color, size, opacity, or all)
    • develop a logo for yourself or a brand, and animate it for a potential website


    • Camera Basics & Camera Agreement
    • Photography - create a double exposure image
    • Make a collage of a photo series. This might be a day in the life, thematic image, or pictures that belong in a specific sequence to tell a story.
    • Watercolor and Photography mash-up
    • Macro Project – extreme close-ups and toy art
    • Cyanotype prints or t-shirts

    Product Design

    • Create a sticker series based on a theme of choice.
    • Make a T-Shirt Design - include front and back graphics or logos. (We have printable iron on material, and iron-on vinyl, as well as white t-shirts)
    • Create a mural idea for our school. Photograph a current school location, and develop a design that fits the space. Think about content, context, lighting, and beauty. Take a photo of the location and transpose your image on top.
    • Use online 3D software, such as Tinkercad, to create a personalized twist on an everyday object, such as a cell phone case, key chain, planter, etc.
    • Allentown Art Festival Poster Contest - DUE April 18
    • Holocaust Education Resource Organzation - Arts and Essay Contest - Please respond to ONE of these prompts through Arts or Writing - DUE Fri April 19

      – Describe the challenge faced by the parents or children of the Kindertransport.

      – Explore the theme of loss experienced by either the parents or children of the Kindertransport. 

    • Glowforge product – laser cutting and etching of wood or acrylic


    • Develop an epic movie trailer for a film that exists, or one that should exist. This should include film snippets that show an understanding of composition, and good editing for transition and sound.
    • Develop a film segment for the Senior Video. Consider a topic that would involve multiple people of the graduating class in a final product. Consider photography, video segments, music choice, transition, and mood.
    • Stop frame animation – toys, whiteboard, etc.
    • Video Portfolio of your own work
    • Public Service announcement or commercial



    Project Feedback Questions:

    1) Which project theme did you choose?
    2) What digital techniques did you use to help convey your theme?
    3) What compositonal (how the image is laid out) techniques did you use to show your theme?
    4) What editing techniques did you utilize to show your theme?
    5) Something new that I learned is:


    Artist Statement:

    What is an artist statement? A general introduction to your work, a body of work, or a specific project. It should open with the work’s basic ideas in an overview of two or three sentences or a short paragraph.
    Some things to include:

    • Why you have created the work and its history.
    • Your overall vision.
    • What you expect from your audience and how they will react.
    • How a certain technique is important to the work.
    • Your philosophy of art making or of the work’s origin.
    • The meaning or mood of some of your pieces.
    • Techniques learned along the way.
    • Alternately, pick an art quote. Explain how it relates to your philosophy or artwork specifically.