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Monday, December 22, 2014

Introducing Snow White and the Seven Giraffes

In this series I am playing off the timeless movie snow white
and the seven dwarfs.  I am taking each of the seven dwarfs personalities, attitudes and attributes and recreating them as giraffes.  I would like to present ideas and motifs from popular culture but in a very individualized unique way that goes along with my style of work. The series will be completed in the next
 few months so stay tuned!





Wednesday, June 25, 2014

Commission for ALT Summit

I was asked to take progression shots so I did my best to take more pictures.  Don't mind the tree shadows on the first drawing.  There's only so much I can do with that.  This is a commision I did in salt lake for ALT summit.  Best job ever!  I got to go draw on the sidewalk of downtown SLC and get paid for it.  I choose to recreate Andy Warhol's Marilyn Monroe series since he is from the pop art era and I thought it would be fun and appropriate for street art.  The hardest part was making each Marilyn the same.  I realized after that they are all a little different, but decided I was ok with that.  I saw these pictures all over instagram after the event.  It was great to see that people liked them.  

In order of how they were drawn.  I think my favorite is number 2.

Gateway Chalk Art 2014

I've been volunteering for the gateway chalk art festival for 9 years this year.  I remember being a little girl walking through the adult section and thinking they were the "professionals" and being so amazed at their talent.  The gateway chalk art festival has been a summer tradition and something I look forward to for years.  I am humbled at receiving the 1st place Best of Show award this year.

Monday, April 21, 2014

Extended Digital text

I went through the process of creating two video demos which I had never done before.  The most interesting to me was the screenshot.  It was really cool to see how I could record what I did on my screen and share it with others.  The easiest way to do it is through this website  http://www.screencast-o-matic.com/.  For the most part I think these methods of creating instruction were pretty fool proof.  Figuring out how to get the screen cast uploaded was a little tricky because I didn't have a YouTube channel.  I had to create one and then connect it to screen cast.  I can see this being a little tricky for students as well since you have to download the program first.  Once you have those things figured out it's really easy.  The regular video was pretty straight forward.  These things could be beneficial for students to watch.  It could be on the class blog for them to look at.

I think these little demo videos would be a great thing for students to create because when you teach something it reinforces it in your brain.  You have to know it to teach it.  Then they can share them with the other students in the class.

They could also create visual narrative art videos using the both the screen cast and normal video method.  They could make little animations on the screen and narrate it with their own voices.

There are many possibilities with video recording.  They could make 6 second videos (kind of like vine videos that are really popular right now) about an issue in art to share with the class.  It could be funny or serious.  I can see students putting a lot of personality into these.  They could record whatever they wanted as long as it was applicable to the topic and made sense.

I would help them by providing links and instructions on how to do the screen cast since it is a little tricky if you haven't done it before.  We could go through the process in class.  As far as the video it might be a good idea to create a little video in class to get their minds going  and help them feel more comfortable about doing it on their own.

I imagine that evaluation would mostly be based on participation and completion of the assignment, but a rubric with specific criteria would be helpful.  As long as they met the requirements them they would get credit for the assignment.

Here are my examples of the videos I created.

Screenshot Picasa Demo

Video Watercolor Demo