Hi everyone! Its been a tough couple of weeks but now you’re a fifth of the way into the semester. I have to say that it was amazing to see your chairs on Secondlife, and your cool plaster castings. You all did an amazing job with putting together your blogs and youtube videos as well. Read more
Week three of art110!!
So slow, i know. Hopefully going to the beach and plaster casting wasn't too bad. Looking through people's projects it seemed like most people enjoyed it.
Vanessa, Laura, Glenn, Monique, and I were at the beach on thursday and it was a lot of fun to meet all of you who came out. I ended up getting sunburned (It's still on my nose and it's not like cute Rudolph red). Oh well. SoCal. You get what you pay for.
Hi guys! There were some sweet chairs and some nice vlogs this week. But we didn’t get work from a lot of you, so we’ve decided to extend P1 for a week. Both P1 and P2 will be due this Sunday. P1 pretty much uses all the tools for the entire semester, so if you take a little time to figure it out, your whole semester should be smoother from there. Read more
It is Altered States and Eva & Franco week (the two aren’t completely unrelated).
Glenn will lecture on the movie and about what people have done in “altered states”. The project for this week is to read and vlog about Eva and Franco. For now, the TA’s and i will try to keep it neutral so that we can figure out what you all think of them. Be as honest as possible with your thoughts. don’t spend your entire time telling us about how much you like them or hate them. answer the why question too.
Now onto the projects from week 2. I was happy to know that i gave out a lot of 100’s. so great job!
P2 is now done and over with. Hopefully you guys were telling the truth in your P2’s and thought that it was a fun project. But unfortunately, a lot of people were docked points for not renaming and/or resizing your photos. We tried to go around on Facebook and letting you guys know whats up. Most of you guys fixed the problems, others didn’t bother.
If you haven’t already JOIN THE ART110 FACEBOOK PAGE. That is the only way you guys are going to be able to help you with what ever questions or problems that you might encounter with the project.
Anyways, it was awesome to go through your P2s; there were a lot of interesting pictures that were taken, great explanations of your experiences, and entertaining videos.
Rebekah made an awesome video on beach adventure!!! 😀
Natalie did a fantastic job. She mad a little video while she was at the beach. Wrote about her experiences. And had great pictures as well. She truly did challenge her self by making her casts look like a heart when they came together.
Even though Brandon’s videos were all thumbs, he did describe the procedures and talk about what he though. He was extremely positive when his plaster mold of his foot suddenly turned into a boot.
There were other great ones, but these stood out to me. Good work guys and have fun reading about the infamous duo, Eva and Franco Mattes!!!
So I just finished grading the 9a projects A-E and I think overall the students did an excellent job! Here are the two best projects that I graded:
I was impressed that Chad made a video and posted many images (with text) that described his process. Here is an image of Chad with his final product:
I already featured Shanee’s work on my blog last week but I really wanted to feature her work again, mainly because the plaster cast she created was very ambitious. Here is a photo of her final product:
I was very impressed with how much effort Nancy put into her sculpted hands! Not only did she get a perfect sculpture out of that plaster thingy.
But she SPRAYPAINTED IT GREEN and added a design to it with NAIL POLISH. HELL YEAH FOR GOING THE EXTRA MILE!!!
You guys should all try and exceed expectations!
That’s what successful people are made of.
DOING OVER THE MINIMUM WORK.
Gittin’ creative and non-generic!
– DAN TAM PHAM (yeah yeah yeah, that is my real name, and yes it rhymes, git it out of yo system NAO, I should get an intro video thing of myself posted sometime so y’all can get to know me [if anybody actually wants to LOLOLOLOLOL])
I just finished looking at P2 for the 11a peeps with last names beginning with A-D.
OMG SO much nice work! Really hard to pick who to feature in this blog post with so many of you “worthy” – but I’ll try.
That Brianna Bracy made a really nice video, but I already went on about her last week, so lets spread the love around a little! Actually, one cool thing about her nicely edited video is that the audio on the live speaking parts is bad (distorted)… no, it’s not exactly cool that it’s bad, but what I mean is that we’re makin these vids to develop the ability to quickly put out a decent vid to go with almost any project. Whatever it is it’s a little richer with a short video with it. So mistakes are “cool” because you usually don’t repeat them, you figure out how to do it better! 🙂
Amelia Benavente made a clever video that’s both fun and informative. Since she licensed her work Copyright All Rights Reserved I’m not allowed to embed her video on my blog, but it’s well worth the click to go over to her place and check it out:
As the caption says, the pix above is Kevin Barrett’s best friend Erin Duffy. Kevin did a great project and it was touching to hear that they did the project after watching his girlfriend and her best friend leave for college. Aww… so sweet… so sad… ah, life… ah, art & life…
Another great, inspired, above and beyond project by Tatsuya Ando!
Really a nice video by Vanna Chem!
And finally, an awesome project by Tyler Denering! That’s his “Hobo Drumming” at the top of this blog post, and below is his project! 🙂
So much nice work you guys!
See you in class! 🙂
Just wanted to say how much fun the TA’s and I had workin’ & hangin out with y’all at Seal Beach Pier yesterday!
Sorry not everyone could make it to that one time slot… but with 200++ students, it’s kind of nice to be able to spend a little time with a smaller group of peeps and actually chat a bit.
And WoW, what a day!!! Perfect weather! So fun! Really had a great time. Hope you all did too. Or if you’re going today (Friday) or over the weekend, hope you have a great time also. Anwyay, that’s it. Just wanted to say thanks for spending a little time at the beach with us and thanks for spending a little time with us this semester.
When you’re not busy worrying about “how do you define ‘real?’ “ remember it’s a nice idea to have 3 sets of goals: Short, Medium, Long… short is like what do I want to accomplish today or this week… medium is like what do I want to accomplish this year or in my 4 years at CSULB… and long is like what do I want to accomplish in my life or in my career… they’re all important to keep in mind.
Have a great weekend! See you Tuesday!
Liz, Monique, and I had such an awesome time working with some of you and chatting with you at Sunset Beach today! Sorry class schedules don’t allow us to connect with each and every one of you there, but it was really nice to chat with those of you who were able to make it.
I know this will sound cheeky, but, WoW!! You guys are cooler and smarter than I thought you were!! 🙂 So awesome!
Anyway, lots of cool plaster casting today! For everyone heading off to other beaches in the next few days, have fun and take cool pix!
Peace, Out — Glenn