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Student Designers
  • HOMEWORK - Tuesdays
    • Week 5 - Journal Work
      • Torn Paper Text & Logo Collage / Digital Logo Text Collage
        • Create a silhouette and add many logos and textures to the shape / try to create form by using value
        • Rubric: Well made, consistent elements
        • Examples
      • Student Initials Torn Paper Collage: Examples
    • Week 6
      • Photography - B/W
        • Two photos: one of a person, one of their shadow (with negative space)
        • Two photos: one of the a building, one of a reflection in window of that building (with negative space)
    • Week 7
    • Week 8
      • Photo Beast I
        • Five images from this assignment list
          • Use Fotor App / or another app to create variations
          • Post in Tumblr / label
      • Constructed Letters: First 20 letters
    • Week 9
      • Copyright Online Quiz
      • Four Panel B/W photo essay of a personal subject
        • Brainstorm subjects: friends, profession, issue, housing, community.
      • Four Abstract Photos without photo manipulation
    • Week 10
      • No new homework. Week 10 catch-up
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Student Artists

  • HOMEWORK - Tuesdays | ADVANCED - Wednesdays
    • Week 6
    • Week 7
      • Room with Large Object such as a Cell Phone - example
      • Perspective Barn Drawing here | add one or more objects or figures
    • Week 8
      • Mixed 1 pt. and 2 pt. perspective work
        • Mix utopian and distopian elements
        • Complete in your sketchbook
    • Week 9
      • Photography: Seven points of view of a buidling or buildings
    • Week 10
      • Same ast Week 9 above
      • Six close-ups of a wooden mannequin
      • Two Portraits: Full / 3/4 view / profile - use skull images as guide
      • NEW: Self Portraits - Full / 3/4 view / Proifile
      • Four Panel Drawing: example
      • One Hinged Figure: examples
      • Final: Futurist Hinged Figure Painting / Marey Film / Futurist Painting
      • Final: Animated Painting (motion / repeating elements) flash | video
      • Evaluate / Review Getty Center Field Trip
  • CONTESTS / News
    • Ryman Arts Application here
    • Power of Art Signal Box Contest

  • HOMEWORK - Thursdays
    • Week 7
      • Two Breadth Works Shared / Printed
        • Digital Darkroom
        • Color / B&W
    • Week 8
      • Two Breadth Works Shared / Printed
        • Digital Darkroom
        • Color / B&W
    • Week 9
      • “Your Neighborhood Re-Considered”
        • Students will take two best “portrait” action shots of their community focusing on figure / ground, contrast of subject, using a variety of shots, angles and techniques, people in space; post in one Google Slide (remember Baldessari)
      • Geo-tecture Photo Composition - example
        • Five photos that deconstruct your neighborhood / rotate images to line up buildings
        • Rotate work in Google Slides
      • Two best photos based on one idea here
      • Two Breadth Works Shared / Printed
        • Digital Darkroom
        • Color / B&W
    • Week 10
      • Two Breadth Works Shared / Printed
        • Digital Darkroom
        • Color / B&W
      • One Hockney / Baldessari Collage
        • Photograph / Google Slides
    • Week 11
      • Review / Catch-up with work
    • Week 12
      • Review / Catch-up with work


    • NATIONAL Art Honor Society (NAHS)
      • NAHS will meet every Friday at lunch
      • AVCHS NAHS Blog
    • HONORS Sketchbook | Mondays lunch
      • Eight students will particpate in an advanced drawing club
    • ANIME Club
      • Thursdays after school
      • Collaborative Mural-Making and Figure Sculpture

Class of '14

      • Plan week: office hours
      • Pick up grade sheet
      • Journal work: Reflection / Predictions
      • Binders: Tracking Grades / Best Work
      • Plan weekend: What is your homework? Review with partner
      • SAT Supports here | here
    • ADVISORY Support
      • Find additional support here
      • Multiple Intelligences Quiz here
    • A-219 GARDEN CLUB
      • Designing pots / planting a future
BAUHAUS Media / Design Scholars  
This year, two students will be picked as recipients of these awards. The Bauhaus was a highly influential art movement and school in Germany during the 1920s. It represents a movement that blended techniques from the past with the new ideas presented to artists after WWI. The two media artists chosen will represent the abilities that blend both traditional and modern skills and scholarship. The past recipients are here.
Digital Art Pathway DIGITAL Arts Pathway  
Students may choose this art pathway beginning with their core Visual Art course during sophomore year and then follow up the next year with Digital Art, ending with college-level choices of Advanced Digital Art & Photo or AP 2-D in Digital Art & Photography. Students will receive a Digital Arts Certificate upon successful completion of this three year pathway. <brochure>

An important 20th century art school and movement.
More: I | II | III

BEAUTY and Art
What is beauty? Is it an ideal? Has beauty changed? Research ...
Articles: I | II | III
STEM plus Art together is poised to transform the 21st century.
More: I | II | III | IV | V
CENTER for MEDIA Literacy
Dedicated to promoting and supporting media literacy education. Learn more here.
ARTS Xtras
- PhotogrAphy Club website
- Arts Advocacy website

SUPPORT the DA Pathway
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The mission of Ánimo Venice Charter High School is to prepare students for college, leadership, and life through innovative instruction, a rigorous curriculum, and the use of technology. At Ánimo Venice, we are committed to the education, and social and economic success of students who historically are unlikely to attend and excel at an institution of higher learning. We aim to achieve our mission by creating a student-centered environment that unifies the efforts of family, community, and school to foster life-long learning, cross-cultural competency, social responsibility, and academic excellence.

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