How Integrating Physical Art Into Digital Creations Expands Creativity Students in Cathy Hunt’s art classes are constantly blurring the lines between physically created art and digital creations. In one project, students created fish out of clay using old pinch-potting techniques. But the project didn’t stop there. They then took photos of their creations and used digital tools to paint on the photos, adding color and design without fear that an unknown glaze would ruin their vision. Once they designed their fish, they developed a storyline featuring their creations for a stop motion animation created by the whole group. When the project was completed students had artfully blended the physical world with the digital one, using the best of both, and creating a finished product that can be put online and shared with the world.
18 Common Words That You Should Replace in Your Writing It’s a familiar scene: you’re slumped over your keyboard or notebook, obsessing over your character. While we tend to agonize over everything from structure to backstory, it’s important to weigh how you write something too. A perfectly constructed world is flat on the page if you use feeble, common words. When you’re finished constructing your perfectly balanced world, do your writing a favor and take another pass to weed out these 18 haggard words. Good High on any list of most used English words is “good.” Pastels Plus Links to Tutorials - Hodgepodge Welcome to our Hodgepodge free listing of chalk pastels, acrylics and video art tutorials for all ages. This list of free tutorials is always being updated. Rather than 50, we now have 100+ free art tutorials! Please scroll down for a list of printable lessons. Click on each link to view and print individually…
Business Card Cubes To everyone who came by our table at the World Maker Faire 2014 in New York, it was wonderful meeting you and sharing strange papercraft with you. I’m completely wiped out from meeting so many amazing people over the course of the two days, but I hope to get some of the more advanced diagrams up on this page in the next couple of days, so check back here soon for more info. In the meantime: You can download instructions here, and read more about these wonderful sculptures here, and learn about their creator, Dr.
The Dark Side of Barbie Photographer Mariel Clayton explorers the evil and hitherto unknown side of the famous doll character. When asked why she did it, Clayton explains: ‘Because I hate Barbie. I intensely dislike the stereotype that the “ideal” female fits no current authentic female form. You can’t get to be Barbie without an ocean’s worth of peroxide, 27 plastic surgeries and a complete lack of intelligence, so it irritates me immensely that this is the toy of choice women give to their daughters to emulate.
The complete guide to virtual reality – everything you need to get started Until recently, virtual reality had been something of a fantasy for storytellers and technologists. As long ago as 1935, American science fiction writer Stanley G Weinbaum described something like virtual reality in a short story called Pygmalion’s Spectacles. “But listen – a movie that gives one sight and sound. Suppose now I add taste, smell, even touch, if your interest is taken by the story. Suppose I make it so that you are in the story, you speak to the shadows, and the shadows reply, and instead of being on a screen, the story is all about you, and you are in it. 100 Exquisite Adjectives By Mark Nichol Adjectives — descriptive words that modify nouns — often come under fire for their cluttering quality, but often it’s quality, not quantity, that is the issue. Plenty of tired adjectives are available to spoil a good sentence, but when you find just the right word for the job, enrichment ensues. Practice precision when you select words. Here’s a list of adjectives: Subscribe to Receive our Articles and Exercises via Email
Wassily Kandinsky Notebooking Study I’ve had this resource post in my drafts for a while. On one of our many trips to the library this summer, we found an awesome art book that helped spark our idea to look into history through the eyes of art for Raven’s 7th grade transcript. Since Wassily Kandinsky is one of her favorite artists of all time, she chose him for her first artist study of the year. We haven’t really done artist studies in the past, but she has studied various artists in co-op class back in Kansas. This post contains affiliate links. For more details please see my full disclosure. These photorealistic drawings bring attention to something that needs to be paid attention to Yes, that's a drawing. "Continuing the story of polar melt, which is the main cause of rising seas, I followed the meltwater from the Arctic to the equator. I spent September 2013 in the Maldives, the lowest and flattest country in the world, collecting material and inspiration to create a body of work celebrating and artistically representing a nation that could be entirely underwater within this century." — Zaria Forman Yes, that's also a drawing! She uses paint in a way I didn't really think possible, to be honest. The Maldives are currently only five feet above sea level.
The 33 Most Beautiful Abandoned Places In The World Many people doesn’t know, and didn’t even heard about these famous abandoned places. Many of these places are really something amazing, but they are also really sad when you take a closer look at them. On the folowing list, you can see abandoned planes, abandoned ships, as well as the abandoned houses, and so many other things, that are really amazing and magnificent. So, check out these amazing abandoned places photos. 1. Christ of the Abyss at San Fruttuoso, Liguria How-To 3D Print a Virtual Reality Headset So last month I shared how excited I am about my Makerbot 3D printer and the potential for 3D printing in education (read the post here). Although I’ve been creating some of my own designs in Tinkercad, one of the coolest things I’ve found on are instructions to print virtual reality headsets. If you follow my blog, you know how excited I’ve been about Google Cardboard and virtual reality this year. Thingiverse is a fantastic resource for teachers full of designs that are ready to be sent to your 3D printer. In my last post I shared some of the things I found on this website, including customizable designs.
List of forms of word play This is a list of techniques used in word play with Wikipedia articles. Techniques that involve the phonetic values of words Mondegreen: a mishearing (usually unintentional) ase as a homophone or near-homophone that has as a result acquired a new meaning. The term is often used to refer specifically to mishearings of song lyrics (cf. soramimi).Onomatopoeia: a word or a grouping of words that imitates the sound it is describingRhyme: a repetition of identical or similar sounds in two or more different words Alliteration: matching consonants sounds at the beginning of wordsAssonance: matching vowel soundsConsonance: matching consonant soundsHolorime: a rhyme that encompasses an entire line or phraseSpoonerism: a switch of two sounds in two different words (cf. sananmuunnos)Janusism: the use of phonetics to create a humorous word (e.g.
Tintoretto: Masterpieces in Colour Welcome to Homeschool Commons! If you're new to the site you might want to subscribe by email at the right or add the RSS feed to your feed reader. Thanks for visiting! Watch This Artist "Paint" Animal Portraits With Gunpowder and Fire 8 0ShareNew You're probably familiar with painting with watercolors, but Wyoming-based artist Danny Shervin uses a more unique medium to create his animal portraits. According to DesignTaxi, the artist learned about gunpowder art in college and began to experiment with it, shaping the powder into pointillistic images and finishing each work in dramatic fashion—with a controlled flame. The portraits take multiple hours, with each tiny gunpowder particle carefully positioned, Shervin writes on his website. On Facebook and Instagram, the artist shares photos and videos and responds to fan questions about his process.