Industrial Design feat. Connor Beebe – WHS Visual Arts Alumni Class of 2012

Industrial Design feat. Connor Beebe – WHS Visual Arts Alumni Class of 2012


The Multimedia Presentation class at WMHS was extremely fortunate to have alumni Connor Beebe, Class of 2012, come in and present the work he has done in the field of Industrial Design. A recent graduate from Wentworth Institute of Technology, Class of 2016, Connor explains the steps taken during the evolution of a product. From discovering a problem, brainstorming ideas, and developing prototypes, Connor expresses how countless hours spent researching, sketching and designing truly pays off.

Check out Connor’s amazing work at: https://connorbeebe.myportfolio.com/projects

Fabulous Shoes

Fabulous Shoes

In Ceramics II the students have been hard at work constructing amazing shoes out of clay. Students first designed paper templates. After the paper prototype was constructed students then moved on to clay. Students realized many changes had to be adjusted along the way for the finished product to look  like a realistic shoe. Craftsmanship, and observation were some key components to a successful shoe.

Self Portraits

Self Portraits

Students in the Honors Drawing & Painting class have just finished up with their Self – Portraits. They have worked extremely hard over the last month and a half to complete these portfolio pieces. For most of these students this was their first ever full portrait. I would have to say I am very proud of all their improvements. Keep up the great work!

Art 2 Repeat Pattern Tempera Paintings

Art 2 Repeat Pattern Tempera Paintings

Objectives:  

  1. To create and enlarge a repeat pattern design.
  2. To lay down large, flat areas of color using split complements.
  3. To use the correct brush to create a clean edge painting.

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