Stencil Work Week (Day 2 of 2)


Save the World, One Question at a Time –Rice up against hunger

Goals:

  1. Typing Test and Post (I recommend doing it at the start of class Thursday/Friday)
  2. Review Islands and Bridges!
    1. You Will Need this File
      1. Mr Levin will review the concept of islands and bridges
      2. Add islands and bridges as necessary (on a new layer) with the brush tool.
      3. Change the color of your bridges to white (Ctrl+U)
      4. Save the final as a jpeg and add it to B9
      5. Make sure your post for B9 includes an explanation of what islands are, why they are a problem AND how to fix them.
  3. Complete this survey then Finish All of the Stencil Posts (Due today!)
  4. Submit a Stencil to Print and Cut (Rolling Deadline – You will have 2 class periods to work on it between now and spring break – We will do our spray day prior to Prior Break)
  5. If you finish the above – Create a CaHSEE Poster for the Art Competition – Deadline is this Friday or feed the world at freerice.com

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Don’t forget about your typing test and the form!

  1. Print a Stencil:  Prep one of your stencils for printing and upload it to tumblr as a .jpeg
    1. Check that it has no islands unbridged, and that it is black on a plain white background (US Paper)
    2. Include the following caption:
      1. Name
      2. Period
      3. Explanation of the message of your stencil (If it doesn’t have an effective message, it will not get printed and sent back for revisions
  2. {B11 – Stencil Gallery} – Take all of the stencils you made and upload them on a single image with a background of your choice.  Make sure that all of your stencil posts are completed prior to creating B11 (See checklist below)
    1. Include any of the stencils you WANT to include, but you must include the following 4.
      1. Choice Stencil from B5
      2. Two stencils with meaning from B7  (Many of you still need to finish these!)
      3. A stencil that corresponds to a quote from a piece of literature (B10)
    2. Make the image look somewhat realistic but the focus is on your stencils.
    3. Caption:  For each of the four stencils above include a description of your stencil and an analysis of the subtext (deeper meaning) of the stencil.
      1. Most of these have already been written in your previous posts.
  3. Typing Test at TypingWeb.com
    1. Then Complete this form
      1. Note:  You will need to reference bar graphs that appear at the end of the typing test.
  4. CaHSEE Poster Competition
    1. Recommended File Size for Photoshop – U.S. Paper
    2. Rules are on the poster at the front of the room!
    3. Extra Credit is Given based off the effort and quality of your design – Must be posted to WordPress to receive credit
    4. SAVE THE .psd AND GIVE TO MR. LEVIN ON HIS FLASH DRIVE
    5. Upload a JPEG Version Here
      1. Make sure to include your name, period, and any other relevant information in the text box.

Resources

    1. Tutorial – How to make stencils
    2. Tumblr – Upload here for Printing
      1. Vance and Rogers – Use this site to generate stencils that answer the question, What is most important to you?
    3. Banksy – Inspiration for Stencil Ideas
    4. Stencil Unit Checklist

Upcoming Events:
Cutting Stencils (This will continue on for a few weeks until everyone has had a chance with the materials)
Spray Day – Once Most people are done with the stencils (Probably the week before spring break, maybe sooner
Next Unit: Art History and Photoshop

Announcement: Vans shoe design contest is on.

Work Week (Day 1 of 2)


Save the World, One Question at a Time –Rice up against hunger

Goals:

  1. Finish All of the Stencil Posts (Due at the end of this week)
  2. Submit a Stencil to Print and Cut (Rolling Deadline – You will have 2 class periods to work on it between now and spring break – We will do our spray day prior to Winter Break)
  3. Typing Test and Post (I recommend doing it at the start of class Thursday/Friday)
  4. If you finish the above 3 – Create a CaHSEE Poster for the Art Competition – Deadline is this Friday

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After Typing for 15 minutes work on one the following:

  1. Print a Stencil:  Prep one of your stencils for printing and upload it to tumblr as a .jpeg
    1. Check that it has no islands unbridged, and that it is black on a plain white background (US Paper)
    2. Include the following caption:
      1. Name
      2. Period
      3. Explanation of the message of your stencil (If it doesn’t have an effective message, it will not get printed and sent back for revisions
  2. {B11 – Stencil Gallery} – Take all of the stencils you made and upload them on a single image with a background of your choice.  Make sure that all of your stencil posts are completed prior to creating B11 (See checklist below)
    1. Include any of the stencils you WANT to include, but you must include the following 4.
      1. Choice Stencil from B5
      2. Two stencils with meaning from B7  (Many of you still need to finish these!)
      3. A stencil that corresponds to a quote from a piece of literature (B10)
    2. Make the image look somewhat realistic but the focus is on your stencils.
    3. Caption:  For each of the four stencils above include a description of your stencil and an analysis of the subtext (deeper meaning) of the stencil.
      1. Most of these have already been written in your previous posts.
  3. Typing Test at TypingWeb.com
    1. Then Complete this form
      1. Note:  You will need to reference bar graphs that appear at the end of the typing test.
  4. CaHSEE Poster Competition
    1. Recommended File Size for Photoshop – U.S. Paper
    2. Rules are on the poster at the front of the room!
    3. Extra Credit is Given based off the effort and quality of your design – Must be posted to WordPress to receive credit
    4. SAVE THE .psd AND GIVE TO MR. LEVIN ON HIS FLASH DRIVE
    5. Upload a JPEG Version Here
      1. Make sure to include your name, period, and any other relevant information in the text box.

Resources

    1. Tutorial – How to make stencils
    2. Tumblr – Upload here for Printing
      1. Vance and Rogers – Use this site to generate stencils that answer the question, What is most important to you?
    3. Banksy – Inspiration for Stencil Ideas
    4. Stencil Unit Checklist

Upcoming Events:
Cutting Stencils (This will continue on for a few weeks until everyone has had a chance with the materials)
Spray Day – Once Most people are done with the stencils (Probably the week before spring break, maybe sooner
Next Unit: Art History and Photoshop

Announcement: Vans shoe design contest is on.

Bridges, Islands and Inspiration


Objective:  Students will select a quote from a piece of literature, analyze it and use it to create a visually representative stencil.

For a revolution to succeed, the entire population must support it.(Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, 17)

For a revolution to succeed, the entire population must support it.
(Marjane Satrapi, Persepolis, 17)

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice (Test next week)
  2. Warm-Up your Brain! Using the quote from Today’s Image – Brainstorm an idea for a stencil (you won’t have to make it) and submit it here!
    1. Results
  3. New Post {B10 – Stencil from Literature)
    1. Select a quote from the novel you are reading – Make sure it has meaning and visuals associated with it!
    2. Brainstorm Here
    3. You may use one of the quotes from your homework OR google “Quotes from (Insert book name here) for more ideas.
    4. Type the Quote into the post
    5. Create 3 mini paragraphs (3-5 sentences each)
      1. Describe the quote, what does it mean, who said it, why did they say it?
      2. Why is the quote significant (Whats the deeper meaning)? What does it mean to you? Do you agree or disagree with it and why?
      3. Stencil Anaylsis: Coming Soon
    6. Create a Stencil that corresponds with the quote.  You may use images, text, juxtopisition, irony and more.  You may also create an image that combines stencils of different colors HOWEVER each layer must be only one color.
    7. When you finish your stencil, post it as a jpeg into post B10 then create the final paragraph:
      1. Describe your stencil?  What symbols/objects did you use and how do they connect to your quote?
      2. What message are you trying to send to viewers of your stencil?
  4. Final Stencil Challenges
    1. STARTED ABOVE – B10 – Make a Stencil that is inspired by a quote from your reading.  Include the quote in the caption when you post it up.
    2. Print a Stencil:  Prep one of your stencils for printing and upload it to tumblr as a .jpeg
      1. Check that it has no islands unbridged, and that it is black on a plain white background (US Paper)
      2. Include the following caption:
        1. Name
        2. Period
        3. Explanation of the message of your stencil (If it doesn’t have an effective message, it will not get printed and sent back for revisions
    3. B11 – Take all of the stencils you made and upload them on a single image.
      Sample B11 Project Image create by Noemi C. 2012.

      Sample B11 Project Image create by Noemi C. 2012.

      1. Include any of the stencils you WANT to include, but there should be at least four (not counting Jim Morrison or the Shark fisherman)
  5. Resources
  6. Closing Survey

Calendar of Events:

  1. Upload your files for printing
  2. Cutting Stencils (This will continue on for a few weeks until everyone has had a chance with the materials)
  3. Spray Day – Once Most people are done with the stencils (Probably the week before spring break, maybe sooner
  4. In the meantime – Art History Projects in Photoshop

Bridges, Islands and Inspiration


Period 4—- 9:40-11:10

Break—11:10-11:22

Period 5— 11:26-12:56

Lunch—12:56-1:26

Period 6— 1:30-3:00

Objective:  Students will identify islands in their stencils and build bridges to resolve resulting issues to prepare stencils for printing.

Notice the bridges that were inserted to connect islands to the image. – Stencilry.org

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice (Test next week)
  2. Submit your final Teacher Propaganda Here for Printing
    1. Include a credit line
      Artist Name/Artwork Title/Creation Year/Program Used/Location
  3. Intro to Islands and Bridges
  4. Rastorizing Text and Paths in Photoshop to create bridges and prevent islands in Photoshop
    1. You will need this File
    2. New Post {B9 – Islands and Bridges}
      1. Upload: A Jpeg of B9 corrected to include bridges to prevent islands from separating from the page.
      2. Caption:  What is an island in stenciling?  Why is this a problem?  How can you fix it?
  5. Three Final Stencil Challenges
    1. B10 – Make a Stencil that is inspired by a quote from your reading.  Include the quote in the caption when you post it up.
    2. Print a Stencil:  Prep one of your stencils for printing and upload it to tumblr as a .jpeg
      1. Check that it has no islands unbridged, and that it is black on a plain white background (US Paper)
      2. Include the following caption:
        1. Name
        2. Period
        3. Explanation of the message of your stencil (If it doesn’t have an effective message, it will not get printed and sent back for revisions
    3. B11 – Take all of the stencils you made and upload them on a single image.
      1. Include any of the stencils you WANT to include, but there should be at least four (not counting Jim Morrison or the Shark fisherman)
  6. Resources
  7. Closing Survey

Calendar of Events:

  1. Upload your files for printing
  2. Cutting Stencils (This will continue on for a few weeks until everyone has had a chance with the materials)
  3. Spray Day – Once Most people are done with the stencils (Probably the week before spring break, maybe sooner
  4. In the meantime – Art History Projects in Photoshop

Stencil Design Time


Period 4— 8:00-9:22

BRUNCH  9:22- 9:52

Period 5— 9:57- 11:19

Period 6—  11:25-12:47

Students will review the process (thresholds, selections, custom shapes) for creating a stencil and incorporate that skill to create and post two personalized stencils that send a message to their peers.

In B8 You will create a stencil of a man fishing for sharks, then use the custom shape tool to insert the stencil into 4 pictures on a postcard.

In B8 You will create a stencil of a man fishing for sharks, then use the custom shape tool to insert the stencil into 4 pictures on a postcard.

  1. Typing Practice at NitroType.com
  2. B8 – Stencil Tutorial Review
    1. Create a stencil using this image
      1. Notice it has two layers.
      2. Here is the tutorial
    2. After creating your custom shape, add the stencil into all four images here.
    3. Post your final piece to WordPress {B8-Stencil Tutorial Review} – No Caption
  3. B7 – Create 2 stencils that send a message about an issue you are passionate about.  At least one stencil should include a composition of 2 or more photos (If you are using different colors, they should be on different layers).
    1. Post your 2 Stencils {B7 – Stencils and Subtext}
      1. Create a Gallery or Slideshow for your stencils
      2. Caption for each stencil:  What is the text (describe what your image is) and subtext (what is the message it is trying to send)
        1. Some characteristics of my stencial are ____________, ___________________ and _____________.
        2. The image suggests __________________ because it shows ______________________.
  4. Preview: For Thursday (With Islands and Bridges)
  5. A quick conversation/exploration – Street art at war:
    1. Banksy vs. Robbo – http://imgur.com/gallery/b4QB2
    2. Want More info?  Watch Graffiti Wars
      1. Be aware of bias in the film.  And compare the stories between the video and the imgur gallery.
    3. What do you think about this battle?  Who was right and who was wrong?  Is it ironic that Banksy, who often draws about peace would be involved in a graffiti/street art war?
  6. Reading Survey
  7. For Monday: Islands and Bridges – http://stencilry.org/main/index.php/islands-and-bridges/
  1. Disclaimer: While this claims is engaging in a critical discussion and exploration of the art form known as graffiti, we do not support nor encourage ANY act or form of vandalism or any illegal activity relating to such whether it be to private, commercial, or public property.

Lets Get Stenciling


  1. Typing Practice at Locke1.com
  2. Stencil Planning – Using Post B5 and the strategies you have seen, how can you design a stencil that sends a meaningful message. – Revisit your brainstorm, what ideas or themes did you want to address with your stencils)
    1. Click here for Practice File
    2. Strategies – (End of Slideshow, collage, contrast, brightness, thresholds and more!)
  3. B7 – Create 2 stencils that send a message about an issue you are passionate about.  At least one stencil should include a composition of 2 or more photos (If you are using different colors, they should be on different layers).
    1. Post your 2 Stencils {B7 – Stencils and Subtext}
      1. Create a Gallery or Slideshow for your stencils
      2. Caption for each stencil:  What is the text (describe what your image is) and subtext (what is the message it is trying to send)
        1. Some characteristics of my stencial are ____________, ___________________ and _____________.
        2. The image suggests __________________ because it shows ______________________.
  4. Preview: Street Art Wars – For Thursday (With Islands and Bridges)
  5. Street art at war: – Wednesday Lesson
    1. Banksy vs. Robbo – http://imgur.com/gallery/b4QB2
    2. Want More info?  Watch Graffiti Wars
      1. Be aware of bias in the film.  And compare the stories between the video and the imgur gallery.

Disclaimer: While this claims is engaging in a critical discussion and exploration of the art form known as graffiti, we do not support nor encourage ANY act or form of vandalism or any illegal activity relating to such whether it be to private, commercial, or public property.

Stencils With a Purpose


Objective: Students will analyze subtext in Street Art created by Banksy and use it as inspiration to create their own meaningful stencils.

Can art and expression create change in society?

Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice
  2. B5 – Revisited – Brainstorming topics for your stencils. – Make a list (or add on to your list) to come up with as many ideas as possible.  Then make 2-3 of them bold as your top choices for your stencil message
  3. Complete this Survey
    1. A9-B5 -Work Time (20 Minutes)
    2. (4th and 5th Period are probably ready to move on)
  4. {B6 – Subtext in Art} – Banksy Exploration: Share something interesting!
    1. Slideshow
    2. Student Output
      1. Subtext Analysis Template
    3. Post {B6 – Subtext and Banksy} – Choose one Banksy Piece and do an analysis of the subtext. (Here are 80 to choose from)
      1. Analysis Instructions
        1. Introduce Banksy.
        2. Describe the piece.  (In the image, we see…)
        3. What do the elements represent?
        4. What message are they sending? (Banksy seems to be suggesting that…)
        5. How is that message being sent (ethos/logos/pathos or irony/juxtaposition/metaphors)
        6. Is the piece effective in sending its message? Why/Why not?
        7. Do you agree/disagree with the piece?
        8. Sample ResponseWhy or why not and support your answer.
        9. Sample Response: (Click the image)
  5. Stencil Planning – Using Post B5 and the strategies you have seen, how can you design a stencil that sends a message.
    1.  (End of Slideshow, collage, contrast, brightness, thresholds and more!)
  6. B7 – Create 2 stencils that send a message about an issue you are passionate about.  At least one stencil should include a composition of 2 or more photos (If you are using different colors, they should be on different layers).
    1. Post your 2 Stencils {B7 – Stencils and Subtext}
      1. Create a Gallery or Slideshow for your stencils
      2. Caption for each stencil:  What is the text (describe what your image is) and subtext (what is the message it is trying to send)
        1. Some characteristics of my stencial are ____________, ___________________ and _____________.
        2.  The image suggests __________________ because it shows ______________________.

Coming Soon:

Street art at war: – Wednesday Lesson

http://imgur.com/gallery/b4QB2

Islands and Bridges

http://stencilry.org/main/index.php/islands-and-bridges/

Introduction to Stencils and Street Art


Objective: Given a tutorial, students will integrate the threshold adjustments and custom shape tools in Photoshop to create a set of 5 vectorized stencils that they will publish online via WordPress (5), and/or print and transfer into a spray-paintable stencil (1).

  1. Typing Practice at NitroType.com
  2. Vandalism or Art?
    1. Slideshow
    2. Form
  3. New Material:  Threshold, Creating Custom Shapes
    *Note you may loose your created custom shapes if you change folders or reset all of your Photoshop Settings
  4. {B4 – Stencil Tutorial} – Part 1:  Create a stencil in Photoshop.  (Part of 5 total we will be making for this collection)
    1. Bring this photo into Photoshop (or any photo that you choose)  {New File: Name – B4 – Stencil Tutorial – Preset – U.S. Paper]
    2. Follow the tutorial at this site to create a stencil.
      1. http://stencilry.org/main/index.php/how-to-make-stencils-in-adobe-photoshop/
  1. Post your Using the instructions below

Post 1

  • Title: B4 – Stencil Tutorial
  • Image: Your Stencil of Jim Morrison from the Doors
  • Caption: What was it like working from a tutorial?  What was better about it?  What was more challenging?  Did you need extra support?

Post 2

  • Title: B5 – Choice Stencil and Planning for Stencil Project
  • Post your choice image.
  • Caption: Answer the Following Question
  1. What issues do you feel strongly about? What things do you love? What things do you hate? What things would you like to change? Are they world issues? National issues? Local issues? Personal?

Coming Soon…

  1. Pick one of the topics above. Brainstorm rough ideas for possible stencils. Make notes to remind yourself and save time in sketching. Attach an image if necessary (you could copy and paste potential images from google).
  2. Pick a second choice from the topics above. Brainstorm and/or sketch rough ideas for possible stencils. Make notes to remind yourself and save time in sketching. Attach another sheet if necessary.

Wednesday, February 6th, 2012


  1. New Blog Post – 5 minute Write: “B3 – Graffiti FreeWrite”
    1. What is Graffiti? Where do you encounter it? Who creates graffiti?  Is it art? Is it a crime?  How does it impact the community?
    2. Make sure to include an image.
  2. Illegal Graffiti – Costs
    1. Here is an example that cost $3,000 to clean up.
    2. Quick Survey
      1. Results
  3. What wil we be doing in class?
    1. Analyzing Graffiti and Street Art Examples
    2. Creating our own Digital Stencils
    3. Using Art to Send a Message
    4. Creating Physical Stencils (Look at the Canvas)
    5. See: Tagature Book
  4. Don’t Forget About the Homework – Find Quotes from your Reading!! It will be used to create our Tagature Style Stencils.

Unit B: Bacon, Banksy and the Art of Resistance


Objective:  Students will apply different styles of the liquify filter to create an image with subtext that supports or puts down an iconic figure of their choosing.

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Agenda:

  1. Typing Practice at NitroType.com
    1. Create an account.  Try to use the same information you use for TypingWeb and/or your computer log-in.
    2. Focus on speed and accuracy WITHOUT looking at the keyboard
    3. Make sure you are using shift to type CaPiTaL Letters
  2. Mini Activity – B1 – Liquify Exploration
    1. Create a New Photoshop File {B1-Liquify-Name} {Default Photoshop Size – 5x7in 72 pixels/inch, RGB color)
    2. Copy at Paste this image into your canvas.  Resize it to fit. 
    3. Click Filters, Liquify.
    4. Explore with a friend, see if you can find out which tools do each of the following:
      1. Make parts of the image look bigger
      2. Make parts of the image spiral or spin
      3. Stretch out parts of the image
      4. Reverse back to the original image.
    5. Be as creative as you can with the liquify tool on your image and post it to WordPress as {B1-Liquify}.
      1. Caption: Explain how to use the liquify tool to someone who wasn’t here today.
  3. Who was Francis Bacon? – Slideshow
    1. Emphasize the resistance message of this art.  He was taking respectable figures and sending a negative message.
  4. B2 – Screaming Pope – Liquify the Mouth and then Smudge
    1. You will need this file!
    2. Go to Filters –> Liquify
      1. Open up the mouth.
      2. Raise the eyebrows
      3. Apply Changes
    3. Use the smudge tool to create vertical lines in the pictures.
      1. Hold shift to force vertical lines.
      2. Use [ and ] to quickly change the brush sizes.
    4. Distort the Coloring of your image.
    5. Repeat the style for an icon of your choice and post it to WordPress
    6. Post it to WordPress – Title: B2 -Screaming Pope in the Style of Francis Bacon.
    7. Caption:  Who is your figure, how did you change it, and what message did you want to send?  It could be positive or negative.

Homework:  We will need quotes from novels or textbooks for one of our upcoming project.  As you are reading for English or other classes please take note of any lines or sentences that jump out at you.  Note them down [Try to find 5-6 over the next week and remind yourself of the author, book title and how you can find the quote again (Page #/Chapter)]

Examples:

“What can we expect? It’s war…”
– Elie Wiesel, Night, Ch. 1

“All mine!” Yertle cried. “Oh, the things I now rule!  I’m king of a cow! And I’m king of a mule!” (Dr. Seuss, Yertle the Turtle, 25-26)

-“I hope she’ll be a fool — that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.”
― F. Scott FitzgeraldThe Great Gatsby

“People simply disappeared, always during the night. Your name was removed from the registers, every record of everything you had ever done was wiped out, your one-time existence was denied and then forgotten. You were abolished, annihilated: vaporized was the usual word.”
– George Orwell, 1984, Book 1, Chapter 1