A Place To Sit

So over the last few years, my art room stools have been falling apart.  You can see the one below with no seat!20190819_093249Some are much worse than the one above, this one I was able to reattach the seat to the bottom frame.

So at CTC I know another instructor, John Ciprian, who agreed to have his students draw up some designs for some easily assembled(by my elementary students) slotted stool designs. This is part of my self initiated teachers-taking-advantage-of-other-teachers-good-nature-program. 

FFA emblem on ShopBotShopBot in FabLabThis is the machine the plywood was cut on.  John explains the machine saying there is a very small enchanted dragon, contained in a small box that spits out fire that actually does the cutting of the plywood.  I always thought it was done by lasers or some such, but what do I know.

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DSCN8855First some sanding of the rough edges and then slide the parts together. The slots are necessarily tight so the stools don’t wiggle. I believe at this point Ms. Gabbi was complaining about a splinter.

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DSCN8849The shots above are the glue up and the assembly.  I had the students assemble the stools once, check for fit, finish sand and file, and then reassemble with glue.

Most of the assembly was done by Gabbi, Mason and I believe Audra?  I’m ‘gonna have to double check.

20190820_141315After the assembly, I had the students paint the stools green.

Two schools+various students+two teachers=two completed stools.  A good time was had by all!

 

 

 

 

 

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Some Pixel Drawings

Below are a small selection of pixel drawings and quickie animations from graphic arts class.

CHECK YOUR GRADE ON SCHOOLOGY, MAKE SURE EVERYTHING IS TURNED IN AND YOU LIKE THE GRADE YOU’RE GETTING! THERE IS STILL TIME TO RAISE YOUR GRADE.

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jason castle

 

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Castle 20Eli

 

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Nick J, who’s only been in the class for 3 weeks did the above animation.  Great work, Nick!

jason castle

Blake did a great animation of a castle build here.

noah

I believe Noah did the nice castle above!

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explosion leeland

Leeland did a nice explosion here!

 

garrett f castle

Garrett, for some reason this file does not look right.  Let’s figure this out tomorrow, or go back and resize it on your own. You’ll need to re download it and make sure the res is set for 300 or so.

caden h castleI believe the good castle build above was done by the famous Caden H.

 

CASTLE ANIMATION anmol

The amazing Anmol did  406 frames to make the above castle animation happen!

Castle brando mThe amazing Brandon M did the castle gif above!  He better get those clouds moving if he wants an “A”!

Noobs

Nick J. did the one above.  Pretty great work, especially when you realize he’s only been in the class for about 2 weeks!

New Piskel

Kazim did the fireworks inspired piece above.

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Mr. Cohen K. did a great bomb explosion here.

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Nice character exploding by Sofia C.

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Another great piece by Anmol!

 

 

Five objects rodgers

From Ms. Morgan, I believe.  Great first drawings using a new draw program!

New Piskel noah

Noah did a nice Space Invaders drawing with moving legs and arms.

Egyptian Project

What follows follow is a small sampling of some finished work from the Egyptian project.  Students had to do some research first and the assignment that was given is here.

DSCN8798DSCN8797Ms. Olivia S. did a  great Egyptian cat above.

DSCN8721DSCN8722Part of the assignment was to do your name in Egyptian hieroglyphics. There are a few websites that enable you to type in your name and get the partially proper hieroglyphics.  I like the nice cartouche above.

DSCN8723DSCN8724DSCN8725DSCN8726This one was done both sides, nice bold, Eye of Horus or Uchat.

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DSCN8747Great Egyptian queen or princess image.

DSCN8749Cat imagery was very popular in class and this one came out very well.

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Nice pastel work and color choices with her Egyptian imagery.