Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Fall Production assignments

Required Photo Assignments, Due by or before Mon, Sep. 28
Extra Credit Photo Opportunities:
  • Decorating Fri 9/18
  • Coronation Sun 9/20
  • Jersey Auction 9/20
  • Pep Rally Fri 9/25
  • Parade Fri 9/25
Page/Spread Assignments
  • 5 Softball/Baseball-
  • Talent Search- Tyler
  • Stu Govt.- Tyler
  • NHS/FCCLA- Cody
  • 10-11 Homecoming- Kaylie
  • 12-13 Homecoming- Christian
  • 14 Fall Cheer- Austin
  • 15- Cross Country- Austin
  • 16-17 Football- Christine
  • 18-19 Volleyball- Kayla
  • 20 MS Football- Casey
  • 21 MS Cheer- Danielle
  • 22 MS Volleyball- Christian
  • 23 MS Cross Country- Casey

Picasso/Stravinsky Drawing Reflection Questions

  1. What were at least 3 conditions that we used to help reduce the conflict between brain hemispheres, so that your left-mode would give up and allow your right-mode to dominate the work load for this drawing?
  2. Try to remember how you felt when you first began this drawing- can you describe those feelings? Why do you think you felt that way?
  3. How did it feel by the end of the drawing, once you were caught-up in it?
  4. Why do you think you were required to draw Stravinsky Upside-Down? Do you think that made it easier or more difficult?
  5. At what point do you think you may have made the shift from left to right? What did it feel like? Do you think you'll recognize it if it happens again?
  6. What was the easiest/funnest part to draw?
  7. What was the most difficult/least fun?
  8. What about your finished product are you most pleased with?
  9. What are you least pleased with?

Friday, September 11, 2009

Practice Pages on yearbookavenue

Practice Pages is one new feature that you will find particularly helpful this time of year as you train your staff members. Here is how it works:

  1. Go to Page Designer under the Create menu
  2. Go to File/New Practice page. Enter a name for your page and save.
  3. A double page spread will open and you can utilize all of the tools on the site to practice page design and experiment with different photo and text effects.
  4. You can access saved practice pages by selecting the Designs tab in the right navigation. Click on Custom and then select Practice Pages in the drop down menu.
  5. If you want to use a practice page design in your book, just drag and drop it onto a page.

Wednesday, September 9, 2009


  • Read pp.50-55, &86-91 taking notes as you go on the "Production" and "Photography 1" modules
  • Use the "Activity 14.3" and "Quiz 14" handout as a study guide for the Photography 1 module, due Fri 9/11
  • Quiz on Monday 9/14
  • Don't forget to keep working on those photo event, pre-order sales, ad sales, and old book sales grades- just because they're quarter-long, don't put them off till mid October!

Tutorial 1 assignments

  • Sessions 1.2 & 1.3 (Chemistry Teacher's web page) due by end of class Fri. 9/11
  • 'Quick Check' questions on page 43 due Mon. 9/14
  • Quiz over terms on pp. 43-44 will be Wed. 9/16
Get well soon, Cody!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Signature Self-Portraits

Handwriting can be considered as a form of expressive drawing. After all, it consists primarily of the most fundamental element of design, line. Our signatures are shaped by our cultural influences in our lives, just like any work created by any artist.

After learning about the character and style possibilities of line, and a little bit about handwriting analysis, we created self-portraits using only signatures.

Ceramics Vocab- QUIZ TUES SEP4

  • Bat- a flat disc made of plaster or wood which affixes to a pottery wheel. Works like a plate or tray for working with clay on.
  • Bisque- Pottery which has been fired once, without being glazed yet.
  • Bone Dry- Completely air-dried and ready to be fired in a kiln safely
  • Clay- Alumina + Silica (powdered stone aka "feldspar") and water
  • Plastic- Capable of being molded or modeled
  • Plasticine- A plastic paste used for models and sculptures; an oil-based modeling clay
  • Medium- a means of transmission, a liquid which carries or suspends something- oil or water
  • Working- Sqiushing clay in your hand to make it warmer
  • Form- Any 3-Dimensional shape, which has height, width, and depth
  • Paul Cezane- French painter who suggested that the visual world is made up of 5 basic forms; cubes, spheres, forms, pyramids, and cones

Thursday, September 3, 2009


Session 1.1 Quick Check
questions 1-7
page "HTML 9"
DUE Tues SEP 8

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Your Second Web Page

Using the inline elements codes you have learned so far, create a Web page containing the following:
  1. A link to the first Web page you created. You will have to use what's called an "absolute path"
    {a href="\Fouts\WEB 1\Fouts_holli.html"}
    An absolute path means that you direct browsers through the correct files to the specific document.
  2. A link to a document withing your website (I will put a PDF for you to use)
  3. A graphic (also in your folders for you)
  4. Each of the following formatting styles: bold, big, small, italics, strike through, underline, super-script, and sub-script.
  5. At least one horizontal rule
  6. Headings 1, 2, and 3