End-of-Mod 4 Art Show

Sketchbooking

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    Sketchbooks are like windows unto the soul of the maker. Need a sketchbook for your portfolio? Whether students just want to keep a record of all your sketches all in one place or maybe just doodle on a regular basis. This course allows them to track ideas, keep notes, record their favorite quotes, create visions of possible projects and futures and so much more. Sketchbooking allows students to develop their ideas and interests, get teacher input, and run with their own inspirations.

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Vision Revision

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    This course encouraged students to explore visual art concepts in a variety of ways, from drawing to photo. Students learned to think about ideas or concepts that matter to them individually and then refined, explored, edited, and reworked those ideas through a variety of medium. Students created a series of visual art work that is thematically connected as well as a refined artist statement.

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Drawing Naturalism & Observation

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    In this foundational drawing class, students focused on developing their observational/representational rendering skills (naturalism). The course is structured to train the eye to see and the hand to respond. 
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Drawing Naturalism & Observation C Block


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Independent Project: Color Studies With Pastels by Kat Fristrom '23

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Digital Animation

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    In this course, students explored a range of animation techniques across both analog and digital platforms, including long-exposure photography, digital scanning, and 3D tracking and compositing.
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Introduction to Sculpture

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    In this course, students explored various basic methods and materials related to creating sculptural artwork. Both traditional and non-traditional aspects of working in three dimensions were investigated. 
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Art of Building

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    The Art of Buildings is a course designed for students to explore their ideas on how buildings can be an expression of social and personal belief about what is important in the world. Students worked in scaled foam core construction, ceramic hand-building, photo, drawing, and actual building material construction. Topics such as privilege, access, oppression, equity, and what matters to a society were considered, as well as issues of beauty, meaning, wonder, and personal expression. 

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3D Printing & Design Solutions

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    Students learned basic computer aided design (CAD) software, explored the possibilities of 3D printing, and solved various challenges by designing solutions to those challenges. Challenges might relate to architecture, product design, wearable objects for the body, art objects, toys, and more. Fundamentals of design theory, and how design fits into our world were included in this course.



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Photography 1

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    This is an introductory course in black and white photography with instruction in camera technique, film exposure, development, and printmaking. This class provided students with a basic understanding of the photographic process. 

Film Story

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    In this course, students learned the fundamental techniques of narrative filmmaking, include storyboarding, cinematography, micing, and continuity editing. Working independently and in crews, they created three films designed to tell stories visually with DSLR cameras, high-quality microphones, lights, and Final Cut Pro software.


The Cambridge School of Weston is a progressive high school for day and boarding students in grades 9–12 and PG. CSW's mission is to provide a progressive education that emphasizes deep learning, meaningful relationships, and a dynamic program that inspires students to discover who they are and what their contribution is to their school, their community and the world.