Understanding Production

Understanding Production

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img_3885The Intro to Film and Video students are now in the post-production stage of their recent project.  Since the beginning of the school year, students in the intro class have learned various techniques that are essential to a well produced production. After seeing videos from upperclassman during the Fright Night Film Festival in October, the students have seen how the quality of their work will advance over the course of the program.  Consistently working on the basics of production gives them the ability to advance more quickly in the field. This project tests their abilities to apply those simple and advanced techniques to a short sequenced video.  After following proper camera techniques during production, the post-production process is where students piece together their clips, apply transitions and add multiple layers of audio tracks.  Stay tuned for the final cuts.

Joined Vessel “MONSTERS”

Joined Vessel “MONSTERS”

Ceramic 1 students have just completed their hand-building unit for term one. To complete the pinch pot unit, students created a joined vessel monster.

Essential Understandings

  • A successful joined vessel should be considered seamless. Additional pieces could be added to establish a stronger emphasis of the overall composition.

Objective of the project:

– Student monsters must have had at least one eye and a mouth for an opening. Craftsmanship is important in this lesson, as you don’t want any of the added details to break off in construction. Both positive and negative space should be emphasized.

-Lastly students were expected to glaze the monster with 3 or more glaze color choices.

  • Art Elements – Form, Space and Color
  • Principles of Design – Emphasis

Massachusetts State Frameworks: Visual Art
PreK–12 STANDARD 1: Methods, Materials, and Techniques
     1.10 Use electronic technology for reference and for creating original work
PreK–12 STANDARD 2: Elements and Principles of Design
     2.15 Create artwork that demonstrates understanding of the elements and principles of design in establishing a point of view, a sense of space, or a mood

Fright Night 2016

Fright Night 2016

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The Annual Fright Night Halloween Festival is upon us! Join us for the WHS Art pumpkin carving display downtown at the Beebe Library on October 27 and then head down to the Galvin Auditorium for the WHS TV movies.

The PUMPKIN DISPLAY is from 6:00 – 8:00 PM! The pumpkins will be lit at around 5:00 pm but are best seen when it starts to get dark. Stop by to see the amazing carving work of the WHS Art students!

The WHS TV movies are at 4:30 and 7 pm at the Galvin MIddle School Auditorium! $5 admission!

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**Pumpkins will be available for the public to take at the end of the evening. Students have between 8:00 and 8:30 PM to claim their pumpkins. At 8:30 PM the public can take pumpkins that are not claimed by students!

 

Summer Murals for Science Lecture Hall

Summer Murals for Science Lecture Hall

 

Congratulations to the WHS Art students that participated in the 6th Annual Art Appreciation Program this summer! Most students were working on one of these three murals that will be hung up in the science lecture hall. Awesome job!

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WHSVisual Arts students and alumni helping out the Farmers Market

WHSVisual Arts students and alumni helping out the Farmers Market

Calling all Art students… are you bored with summer yet? Looking for something artistic to do?

Mrs Schilling has a fun project just for you. For the past two days, Visual Arts students and alumni have been working to beautify the Farmers Market shed at Hall Park. These photos show the project in progress. “It’s looking great but is not done yet. I will be there tomorrow at 8:00am with students to continue work on the project. Come down to help out. I would love to see you there.” said Mrs Schilling.

Calling all artists!

Calling all artists!

This is a note from Joy Schilling…

Calling all Artists… Please come help me paint.

Hall Park, Wakefield, MA  Tuesday June 28 and Wednesday June 29 from 8:00 -11:30 am.

I have been asked to paint the new storage shed at Hall Park. The shed stores the equipment for the Farmer’s Market held every Saturday during the summer. Currently, the shed is sad and ugly. I have a plan to paint the shed and “jazz it up” just a touch. If you have the time, I would love for you to come down to Hall Park, next to Veterans Field to help me out with this awesome project. I’ll have everything necessary to do the job right. Come down to Hall Park, catch up with old friends, make your summer worthwhile, and help me out to get the job done.

for more info: joy.schilling@wpsk12.org