SEPTEMBER 18, 2014 Back to School Night. Please contact teacher for scholarship information or extensions.
OCTOBER 9,2014 : “ArtQuest Annual Fall Showcase of Programs”, beginning at 6:30 pm in the Auditorium. This is an evening for prospective students and families for Fall, 2012, to find out more about the opportunities ArtQuest has to offer, as well as current ArtQuest families to learn more about the program. Please plan to attend and also help us spread the word, because early application is highly recommended due to limited space.
October 21 to November 14, “Shadowing”, ArtQuest offers students interested in the ArtQuest program the opportunity to "Shadow" a specialty for a day. Students may attend on either Wed., or Fri.. Call (707) 535-4842 for more information and to schedule your student. Wednesdays, and Fridays only.
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Digital Arts Weekly Lecture/LabSchedule
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ArtQuest @ 20! Is This Year’s AQ Theme
AQ began two decades ago with 60 students and just two Arts Specialties - Visual Fine Arts and Multimedia (now divided into Digital Arts and Video Arts) but now has about 540 students and eight different Arts Specialties, four in Visual and four in the Performing Arts. To celebrate being a ripe old 20 years old, this year’s AQ focus will be on the last 20 years of the program’s interdisciplinary themes, reflecting back and also reinterpreting them in a contemporary context. AQ uses a theme each year to connect the various arts and core-related classes and to create an overarching artistic dialogue throughout the program about various topics and ideas, some relevant to a particular time or context, some focused on a specific performing or visual art work, some humorously thoughtful about the human condition, and some a serious investigation of political or social issues. Interpreted in a wide array by teachers and students, and the projects, events, other activities and outcomes generated have been delightfully surprising. Past AQ themes have been: The Other (94-95), The Coexistence of Order & Chaos (95-96), No Theme ? (aka It’s a Mystery!) (96-97), What is Real? Is it Real? (97-98), The War Requiem Project (98-99), The Passage (99-00), World with a View (Bring a Map) (00-01), Child of Our Time (01-02), Revision (02-03), Collective Invention (03-04), Beauty and the Beast (04-05), Atticus (05-06), Patriot Acts (06-07), Where the Wild Things Are (07-08), PROject eARTh (08-09), Rebel With a Cause (09-10), And Now for Something Completely Different! (10-11), We’re Not in Kansas Anymore (11-12), Renaissance (12-13), Toward a More Perfect Union (13-14), and of course, this year is ArtQuest@20 (14-15).
Program Syllabus Review, Overview, Expectations, Requirements, Objectives,
begin Best Practices.
Client Design and Relations - Digital Arts provides graphic design services for upcoming ArtQuest and selected community based individuals and events. We discuss procedures and best practices for managing and delivering AQ Program and community design requests.
Sketchbook: Define goals/motivation/future in Digital Arts/Media.
Technological Speciality - define that area of technology in which you would like to develop a
specialty. This is working toward establishing a working studio of technologist for external and
ArtQuest specific projects.
Project/Assignment (s) :
Martha Fast - Alumni AQ Digital Arts 2013
- Martha discussed her college experience and new postion working in the Graphic Design Dept. at Willamette University - http://www.willamette.edu/.
Nicholas Felton: A Quantified Life
Mr. Felton, an information designer who used to work at Facebook, has tracked almost every aspect of his life,
from the miles he's walked to the average length of his personal conversations.
Peter Schaeferis Assistant Professor of Communication Arts at Marymount Manhattan College. His work has appeared in the journalsCritical Studies in Media CommunicationandNew Media & Societyas well as in the anthologiesThe Long History of New Media: Technology, Historiography, and Newness in ContextandiPod and Philosophy.
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---------- Client Design and Relations - Digital Arts provides graphic design services for upcoming ArtQuest and selected community based individuals and events. We discuss procedures and best practices for managing and delivering AQ Program and community design requests.
Attend a current exhibition at any local arts institution or gallery (see local galleries listing). With the Gallery Response form in hand walk through the entirity of the exhibition 2 times and make a selected work to respond to within the exhibition. Investigate and consider your responses carefully. When you have completed the questions, make a quick sketch of the work you chose to respond to or investigate.
AQDA Gallery Response Form - PDF
Back to School Night - September 18 - 6-9pm
Designing for the web
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Technical Review - Photoshop as html gallery generator.
Review Source Code from browser
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has complete web console, inspector, debugger
V2_ is an interdisciplinary center for art and media technology in Rotterdam (the Netherlands). V2_'s activities include organizing presentations, exhibitions and workshops; research and development of artworks in its own lab; and publishing in the field of art and media technology.
This system of 50symbolsigns, produced by AIGA and the U.S. Department of...of how public-mindeddesignerscan address auniversalcommunication need.
1st Drafts - Friday Crit
Groups Work : Digital Nation continued...
- Create Response to film Digital Nation, the initial discussion around the american dream and within the context of the ArtQuest Theme " Toward a More Perfect Union.
Technologies role in creation of Global economic, political, humanitarian condition or status/state of the world. Personal Political?
Gliding High: Designing Paper Airplanes Based on the Physics of Flight
By ALISON FROMME and KATHERINE SCHULTEN
In this lesson, students design, build, test and modify paper airplanes based on the physics of flight and inspired by a Times article about the Perlan Project. Then, they test their planes in a contest and evaluate the forces of flight behind each design.
The 1969 triptych, "Three Studies of Lucian Freud," sold for $142.4 million at Christie's, described as the highest price ever paid for an artwork at auction.
Futurefarmers, Taking Stock
The catalog below presents a short synopsis of the important Bay Area art collective Futurefarmers. This accompanies an exhibition at Gallery 16 in November of 2013 that presents objects spanning nearly 20 years of art making. http://issuu.com/gallery16/docs/futurefarmers_catalog_vn
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The Hour of Code_this week_is an opportunity for every student to try computer science for one hour.
DuringComputer Science Education Week(Dec. 9-15), we're making history and recruiting 10 million to join in and do the Hour of Code.
The National Writing Project is joining Code.org to support theHour of Code . The largest initiative of its kind, the Hour of Code is a campaign to recruit 10 million students to try computer science for one hour during Computer Science Education Week (December 9–15).
Join the National Writing Project, Microsoft, Google, Apple, Bill Gates, Mark Zuckerberg, the Boys & Girls Clubs of America, and over 100 other individuals and organizations to make history. Start planning the Hour of Code for your classroom (or school) athttp://hourofcode.com/ .
Calling All Students—Regardless of Age Computer science is foundational for all students today, yet 90% of schools don't teach it. This is a chance to make sure your students will be on the forefront of creating the technology of the future, not just using it, and to prepare them for the 21st Century. Make a difference for your students at http://hourofcode.com/ .
What's the Hour of Code? It's an hour-long introduction to computer science designed to demystify code and show students that everyone can learn the basics. Code.org will provide tutorials that require no prior experience and can be done on a browser, on a smartphone, or even "unplugged." Teachers of all disciplines: please set aside one hour to expose your students to these critical skills.
Reflection - end of year
Project/Assignment (s) :
ALL Projects Completed
FINAL<--click here for Final Evaluation - Review Complete and Submit by Thursday 12. 19.13
SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM : BOB CORNELIS, STUDIO 50 ARTIST EXHIBITION OPENING RECEPTION
Friday January 17, 2014
6:00 PM TO 8:00 PM
Join us for the opening reception for Bob Cornelis' Pop-Up exhibition titled Studio 50 Artists on Friday, January 17 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM. The Plein Air Players will be providing a lively repertoire of classical music.STUDIO 50 is a black and white portrait series appearing for one week at the Museum focusing on visual artists in Sonoma County. Cornelis photographed the artists in their intimate studio environments, capturing them surrounded by their art and tools and published a companion book with the portraits.
In 1998, Bob Cornelis left the corporate world as a computer programmer and manager and discovered fine art digital printing was beginning to get the traction that would cause it to revolutionize the world of photography. Deciding to follow that trajectory and his passion for photography, he capitalized on his expertise in technology and founded Color Folio, a fine art digital printing studio. Cornelis is an accomplished mixed media artist, embracing the exciting developments that have continued to redefine what it means to be a photographer.
Juried Exhibition by Teenagers
April 12 - May 3, 2014
Sebastopol Center for the ARTS
Artist Reception: Saturday, April 19, 5-8 pm,
Awards Ceremony at 6:30pm
Deadline to enter artwork: Saturday, April 5, 12-4 pm
SONOMA COUNTY MUSEUM : STUDIO 50 PANEL DISCUSSION
From7:00 PMTO8:00 PM
Join photographer Bob Cornelis for a panel discussion focusing on artists in Sonoma County, based on his STUDIO 50 portrait exhibition in the Museum this week. Satri Pencak will moderate the discussion about artists and their studios. What role does the studio play in making art and what does the space say about the person? Panelists include:
Online registration ends at 5:00 pm on January 23, tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
Sonoma County Museum, 425 Seventh StreetSanta Rosa, CA, US, 95401
Life Drawing / figure, Dance
Reflect on Drawing Experiences
Project/Assignment (s) :
3-5 colors from life - title colors
scan samples, identify RGB, CMYK, Web, Hex,
Create Palette - put it to use in a work
Sonoma County Museum : Camellia Has Fallen: Contemporary Korean Artists Reflect on the Jeju Uprising
William Erwin "Will" Eisner(March 6, 1917 – January 3, 2005) was an American cartoonist, writer, and entrepreneur. He was one of the earliest cartoonists to work in the American comic book industry, and his series The Spirit (1940–1952) was noted for its experiments in content and form. In 1978, he popularized the term "graphic novel" with the publication of his book A Contract with God. He was an early contributor to formal comics studies with his book Comics and Sequential Art (1985). The Eisner Award was named in Eisner's honor, and is given to recognize achievements each year in the comics medium; he was one of the three inaugural inductees to the Will Eisner Comic Book Hall of Fame. - wikipedia
Note: An opening reception for all three exhibitions will take place on CCA’s Oakland campus in the Oliver Arts Center onWednesday, March 19, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. All campus galleries will be open until 7:30 p.m.
Sonoma County Museum : From Hogarth to Hundertwasser:
A Passion for Prints, This exhibition features a rich collection of fine art prints dating from the fifteenth century to the present including work by Albrecht Durer, William Hogarth, Wassily Kandinsky, Hundertwasser and Francisco Zuniga. It reflects the passions of a Sonoma County collector who has acquired prints for more than six decades.