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The Memory Project – AP Studio Art

The Memory Project is a charitable nonprofit organization that invites art teachers and their students to create portraits for youth around the world who have faced substantial challenges, such as neglect, abuse, loss of parents, violence, and extreme poverty.

Each student in AP Studio Art received a photograph of a child from Colombia and created a portrait for the child. Additionally, the class helped raise money for the delivery of the portraits. Thank you to everyone who kindly donated to help us with the project.

Hiam by Jasmyn Perez

See the full gallery.

A few days ago, the portraits were delivered to the children and The Memory Project created this video of the event.

 

The Memory Project – El Rancho High School to Colombia from Mr Diaz on Vimeo.

Teen Read Week Book Posters

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For Teen Read Week, Mr. Diaz’ digital imaging students were asked to design posters for books but in the style of a movie poster. The main objective was to demonstrate visual hierarchy: a design concept that uses color, contrast, size or other visual tools so that viewers get a sense of visual importance when looking at a design. Students were also supposed to create original artwork that captured the essence of the story by compositing various images together. Students used their own portraits to turn themselves into the main characters.

Art Advertisements 2013/2014

David Juarez

Students in Digital Imaging used prominent artworks as the starting point for this project. They designed a print advertisement that tied the content of the artwork to a modern day product. In some cases, students needed to come up with their own slogan to connect the product to the art work. They also were tasked with illustrating the concept of visual hierarchy, which is a concept that is crucial to graphic design. View some examples of the project.

Self Portraits – 2013

Yelssen Pena

Students from Digital Imaging 1B took and manipulated photographs of themselves. They mixed in meaningful and interesting textures, along with a line drawing, with their photographs to create these portraits. View gallery.

Art Advertisements – 2013

Jacqueline Ojeda

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed a one-page print advertisement that demonstrated an understanding of Visual Hierarchy. They also needed to use a famous artwork as the main visual of their advertisement. This required some students to think of a new slogan that cleverly and creatively connected the product to the artwork. View Gallery

Emphasis Photos 2011

Edwin Chavez

After selecting photos, students converted them into black and white. Using photoshop, and their own keen eyes, students carefully painted color back into the photos to emphasize the subject. Check the gallery out.

Library Desktop Design Gallery

See more designs from the ER Library Desktop Design Challenge, including the winners on the Library’s website. These designs are also posted in the library’s display case.

Art in the Streets

From Moca.org: Art in the Streets is the first major U.S. museum survey of graffiti and street art. Curated by MOCA Director Jeffrey Deitch and Associate Curators Roger Gastman and Aaron Rose, the exhibition will trace the development of graffiti and street art from the 1970s to the global movement it has become today, concentrating on key cities such as New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco, London, and Sao Paulo, where a unique visual language or attitude has evolved. The exhibition will feature paintings, mixed media sculptures, and interactive installations by 50 of the most dynamic artists and will emphasize Los Angeles’s role in the evolution of graffiti and street art, with special sections dedicated to seminal local movements such as cholo graffiti and Dogtown skateboard culture. A comprehensive timeline illustrated with artwork, photos, video, and ephemera will provide a historical context for the work.

Go see it at the MOCA Geffen Contemporary (in downtown) for extra credit!

Art Ads – Fall 2010-2011

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed a one-page print advertisement that demonstrated an understanding of Visual Hierarchy. They also needed to use a famous artwork as the main visual in their advertisement. This required some students to think of a new slogan that cleverly and creatively connected the product to the artwork. View gallery.

Digital Collages – Fall 2010

Students in Digital Imaging 1A designed digital collages using Photoshop. Students needed to design three collages that demonstrated symmetrical, asymmetrical, and radial balance. The students also designed the collages according to three themes: 1. Me: Past, Present, Future   2. Inspiration  3. Open Theme