End-of-Mod 6 Art Show

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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3D Character Design

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    In this course, students will learn how to create 3D models and animate them. 
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Digital Spring Flora, Fauna and Wetlands

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    This course combines field natural history with substantial individual or small group projects. We began with nuances of field observations and studies. Students got guidance on using field identification resources. 
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Alex Sinclair
Documenting Spring Flora, Fauna & Wetlands 

This project was one of the most rewarding pieces I have ever made. It let me explore my artistic and scientific side, all the while enjoying nature. I used a collection of 4 identifying books to identify almost every plant I could find in the woods behind my house. To collect and identify the plants I went outside almost every day for 4 weeks. This gave me an opportunity to learn so much about the ecosystem behind my house. I have lived here for 12 years, but I never was able to appreciate the forest on an intimate level. Throughout my experience, I identified upwards of 50 and pressed 43+ plants.

The pressing was one of the more difficult parts of my project. I decided to press each specimen between newspaper scraps and books instead of a plant press so I would be able to press my own plants in the future. Pressing a plant can take anywhere from 5 days to two weeks, depending on the size and water content. An oak leaf would be dry in a few days, while the lily of the valley took over two weeks. After plants are dried they become very brittle, which made the book pasting very difficult. I used school glue to paste the plants onto printer paper, which I now realize is not a very good way to attach plants. If the glue stick didn’t rip the leaves and flowers they would become bend on the page or fall off completely. After a lot of trial and error, I was able to secure the plants with a copious amount of glue and sticky tape.

Even though I lost many plant samples during the process, I was able to create a piece that I was proud of. Through creating the herbarium I learned how to identify plants with a guide book, press samples, properly label and preserve the samples in a book, and see the nature around me in a new light.


Carly Haessler 
Documenting Flora, Fauna, and Wetlands
 
For my project, I photographed the flora around me. This was a lengthy process that involved time and persistence. When taking photos of the flowers, I often had to get extremely close. Most photos turned out blurry and for every good photo, there were probably 10-20 bad ones. Light was my worst enemy during this process. Some photos were extremely washed out while others were too dark to see. Sometimes I would get the perfect photo but there would be too much background light, and it would be too intense so I would have to trash it. But it made the strong photos even more worth it. This process made me appreciate nature around me.  I learned a lot not only about my camera but about photography.


Juno Lee
Documenting Spring Flora Fauna and Wetlands
 
For this project, I worked on documenting spring by taking photos of a mixture of the natural world and urban structures. This was the second time I used photography to present my artwork, so I lacked skills to fully present the beautiful geometrical shapes of flora, but after a few one-on-one meetings with Steve, I was able to put more intentions in the photos. This was also the first time using Photoshop, which was difficult to use at first, but later became worth it was helpful in improving my photos. This would have been a more engaging class if done offline, but I still enjoyed some time to relax and appreciate nature more.






West African Dance

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    The content of this course gives an introduction to basic West African movement, rhythms, and songs.
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Experiments in Movement

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    In this class dancers explored another genre of  dance. Camera-dance is an evolving form of movement that offers new possibilities of movement. 
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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Making Art

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    Mindfulness, Meditation and Making Art is a course that was specifically designed as an online version of a class called Raku that has been a popular end-of-the-year class for seniors at CSW for many years.
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Mindfulness, Meditation, and Making Art - Yugen Film



Photo 2

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    This course is for students who already have a basic understanding of the black and white photographic process.
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Digital Street Photography

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    In this course, students explored the street photography genre. This is the candid, spontaneous photography of people going about their daily lives—on the streets, in parks, in museums, in malls, in any public space.
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Spanish 3B Padlet

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    Spanish 3B is an immersion course in which all communication takes place in Spanish. 
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Made with Padlet


Drawing (Naturalism & Observation) A-block

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    In this foundational drawing class, students will focus on developing their observational/representational rendering skills (naturalism).
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DRAWING (NATURALISM & OBSERVATION) B-BLOCK

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    In this foundational drawing class, students will focus on developing their observational/representational rendering skills (naturalism).
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