BGVA...We are making!

Excitedly, we took possession of a Makerbot Replicator 2 this week. My CG2 class went from set up to printed object in 20 minutes. Now my students have even more incentive to master polygonal solid modeling. 

Computer Graphics 2 :: Design and Rendering exercise

A Design and Rendering exercise has commenced for Mr. Feely's Computer Graphics 2 class. The challenge is to design an architectural space that will serve 300 students participating in several different visual art disciplines. Students are to use the undeveloped pad located in the new expansion / quad area. They will also pay close attention to the time of day, shadow locations, building orientation and existing building materials used. I cannot wait to see what their young minds create!

Augmented Reality using Unity and Vuforia

Test footage for our upcoming high school art show. 

Using Unity 3d and Vuforia, my students have successfully taken a 3d model they created in 3d Studio Max, exported it as an .obj to unity. Then using the Vuforia's tracking marker packet for Unity, the students have created an augmented reality app viewable through Android and iOS devices. 

Bishop Gorman High School freshman earns national recognition.

The Scholastic Art & Writing Awards are the longest running, most prestigious competition and largest source of scholarships for creative teenagers in the United States. It has an impressive legacy and a noteworthy roster of past winners including Andy Warhol, Sylvia Plath, Truman Capote, Richard Avedon, and Joyce Carol Oates and many others. 

The program is structured to identify and recognize students through regional award designations (Gold Key, Silver Key, Honorable Mention, and American Visions and Voices Nominees) and national award designations (Gold Medal, Silver Medal, American Visions and Voices Medal). 

Sasha Araujo, a Bishop Gorman freshman was a participant in the 2014 National Scholastic Art & Writing competition. Her submission this year was recognized with a Gold Key in the photography category for Nevada and Later this month her photograph was recognized with a National Gold Medal. Way to go Sasha! We are so proud of you.

The Memory Project

The Bishop Gorman Visual Arts Department recently participated in The Memory Project. The Memory Project is a unique initiative in which art students create portraits for children and teens around the world who have been neglected, orphaned, or disadvantaged. Given that kids in such situations tend to have few personal keepsakes, we're aiming to provide them with special memories that capture a piece of their childhood - portable pieces of their personal history. As much as possible, we also want to help the kids see themselves as works of art. 



Matthews Closet Santa Project

Matthews Closet Santa for Kids project was started by the B&W photo students  a few years ago as a way for the Bishop Gorman photo program to give back to the community. Every year the members of the Photo Club and Photo classes pack up their equipment and set up shop at the same time as Campus Ministry is handing out clothes. Kids that are with their parents have an opportunity to get their photo taken with Santa and receive a small gift and photo from  the students. Football players are usually asked to help Santa come alive while other students dress as elves and helpers.

Portraits of Advance Placement Art students

The photography 3 class met up with the AP Art Studio class to create some unique portraits for use in their concentration. Portraits of each student were taken in the schools Black Box Theater and then edited in Photoshop by the photography 3 class to highlight each artists discipline. Here are the results. 

Advanced Placement and Advanced Ceramics Raku Field Trip

AP and Advanced Ceramics students took a field trip to Clay Arts Vegas to experiment with raku firing - a Japanese method of reduction firing.

Gaels Give Hope event "Brings the Outside In" at Catholic Charities Homeless Shelterr

Nearly 200 hundred people came out to support Catholic Charities on April 20, 2013 by painting a mural, assembling care bags, weaving recycled plastic bag mats, and hanging inspirational quotes througout the shelter space. Teachers, staff, students, parents, and alumni gathered for a wonderful cause.

Check out the link below to see how you too can help!

http://www.catholiccharities.com/

Guest Speaker Robert Wysocki visits BGHS

Syracuse University Sculpture professor Robert Wysocki lectured on the SU Lava Pour Project. http://lava-dev.syr.edu/

The Syracuse University Lava Project is a collaboration between sculptor Bob Wysocki (Assistant Professor, Department of Art) and geologist Jeff Karson (Professor, Department of Earth Sciences) at Syracuse University. The goals of the project include scientific experiments, artistic creations, education, and outreach to the Syracuse University and City communities. Basaltic lava, similar to that found on the seafloor and erupted from volcanoes in Hawaii and Iceland, is melted and poured to produce natural-scale lava flows. The project supports a wide variety of scientific experiments engaging faculty and students at SU and volcanologists from other institutions. The natural beauty and particular properties of the lava are the basis for sculpture projects. In addition, lava pours are staged at the SU Comstock Art Building for classes, student groups, and the public. The SU Lava Project brings the spectacle and excitement of a volcanic eruption to Central New York.

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AP Art Studio t-shirt

Preliminary designs of the AP studio art class line up.

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