Sunday, 7 September 2008

Tetra Blink 2 (2008-2009)

If you are looking for Tetra Blink it has moved and become Tetra Blink 2 (2008-2009). We will still be using some of the links and references on Tetra Blink 1 (this site) but you should get used to checking the news address:

See you in class!

Monday, 9 June 2008

Happy Summer

Have a great summer. I will see you on the first of September.

Tuesday, 20 May 2008

Super Hero 1

The Incredibles by Pixar

Grade 8 in conjunction with your Physics class you are going to be creating a Super Hero and Side-Kick comic. This assignment will act as your Physics exam review as well as your culminating task in Art. You will be working in pairs where each member of the team will choose a role either as the Super Hero Consultant or as the Side-Kick Consultant which you will then create and present in the form of a Comic Strip or a Flip Book. You will be challenged to create costumes using a wave from the electromagnetic spectrum as well as justify your character's super power using the Laws of Physics (all on your Physics moodle).

Ms. Pak and I will be giving you a comprehensive package to work with, but you will also need to refer to this site as well as Ms. Pak's website. Meanwhile here are some links that you might find interesting and useful:
  1. Writing about Superheroes - this site gives you a good list of things to think about when considering/creating your superhero, especially the bullet points under the heading: Creating a Superhero Character.
  2. UGO's Heromachine - get some ideas as to how to draw your superhero.
And then just for fun:
  1. Marvel Comics
  2. The Incredibles
  3. Ageing Superheroes

Monday, 12 May 2008

String Art 2 Links

Hey there Grade 6, here are the links that we looked at in class today:
  1. String Art Basics
  2. The Parabola
  3. Isometric Cube
  4. Repeating Triangles Make a Circle
  5. Gallery
And don't forget your homework:
The square within the square within the square within the square (like the image in the this posting). That is four squares nested into each other for one big challenge. Good luck.

Thursday, 8 May 2008

Kapadokya 2 Birdhouse

Dorothy Bell Birdhouse

Your Cappadocia inspired birdhouses have been designed, drawn, modeled and re-drawn. You now have a working set of blueprints from which to build your actual house, as well as a set of prints for your bird.

We will be starting the clay work after we have COMPLETED the Periodic Table, hopefully mid next week.

Meanwhile you can look at these two websites and be inspired for when you start building:

Birdhouses 101
Modern Birdhouses