Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Rhythm and Silence

Nu works project-
1. Each student constructs an original musical instrument.
2. Make groups
3. Compose, write and perform your song.

Thursday, December 1, 2011

Unit 3: Rhythm and Silence

  Unit 3: Rhythm and Silence
1.      Research  
2.     Rhythm and Silence in music, Visual Art, Dance & Theater
4.     Dance Studio
5.     Performance
6.     Video Project
7.      Video Critic Discussion and blog entry

Rhythm can be found in the choreography of a dance, in the painting of an artist, and of course, in songs and melodies.
In looking at music, we see all sorts of styles. Some styles are slow and mellow (like a waltz) others are quick and lively (like a tango). The one thing that all rhythms have in common, however, is repetition. Rhythms must repeat themselves.
In painting, rhythm can be created with the repetition of strokes, visual elements, or even entire subjects. . . and probably the very best example of a rhythmic visual artist is the famous action painter, 

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Unit 2: Movement

"Thousands of emotions well up inside me through out the day. They are released when I dance."
Abraham Lincoln. 

Unit 2: Movement

  1. Research
  2. Humans require full physical movement
  3. Movement in the Arts
  5.  Dance Studio
  6. Performance
  7. Video Project
    8. Video Critic Review and blog entry

Thursday, October 6, 2011

'End of an era': Apple co-founder Steve Jobs remembered

Story: The Jobs legacy: Ease, elegance in technology
"Steve's brilliance, passion and energy were the source of countless innovations that enrich and improve all of our lives," Apple's board said in a statement. "The world is immeasurably better because of Steve."
President Barack Obama — who described the musical contents of his iPod to Rolling Stone in 2008 and famously gave one of the gadgets to Queen Elizabeth II as a giftthe following year — said in a statement that Jobs "exemplified the spirit of American ingenuity."
"Steve was among the greatest of American innovators — brave enough to think differently, bold enough to believe he could change the world and talented enough to do it," he said.
Share your thoughts on Jobs' legacy
Jobs had battled cancer in 2004 and underwent a liver transplant in 2009 after taking a leave of absence for unspecified health problems. He took another leave of absence in January — his third since his health problems began — and resigned in August. Jobs became Apple's chairman and handed the CEO job over to his hand-picked successor, Tim Cook.

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Unit 1: Space and Time

  Unit 1: Space & Time
  1.  Research 
  2. Newton, Einstein & Steven Hawkins
  3. Dance Studio
  4. Art & Physics  Leonard Shlaine
  5. Performance
  6. Video Project

Saturday, April 2, 2011


What is your personal Aesthetics? Distinguish yourself from the rest!
How to get started:
All serious artists have a personal aesthetic, which is more or less a set of guidelines for shaping work. Often these guidelines are never articulated -- instead the artist claims work by instinct, "feeling whether a piece is complete and whether it measures up to the original vision."
You can chose a musician, a choreographer, a dancer, an actor, a director, a composer, or any artist that you admire and look up to for their integrity and their work!
Include why you are fond of the artist and his or her work. Give example, images, videos, audios and anything that will defend your opinion.

Final Project:
Create a 3-5 mins multi-media presentation named 'My Aesthetics."


Monday, March 7, 2011

Line, Texture, Value, Rhythm!

During the course of the 5th Six Weeks, we will be doing a study over LINE. TEXTURE. VALUE. RHYTHM.

Each of these elements have a deep connection with each ART discipline as well as the NATURE around us.

LINES have to do with visually appealing pieces as well as the "flow" of a performance piece such as the way a dance piece carries through from beginning to end, a play's flow of dialogue & conflict, a music pieces story, or the lines on a visual piece.

TEXTURE has to do with the quality of the piece pertaining to the senses. Particularly the sense of touch but also the way the piece resonates within your ears or eyes.

VALUE has to do with the depth of the piece and how deeply you perceive it.

RHYTHM has to do with the beat or feel that the piece leaves you with. For example the speed and, flow, and beat of a dance or music.