This book is an Exploration into art History. The evolution of art in Western civilization is an epic journey, a mirror to humanity's past from its ancient roots. Seniors and juniors at High Tech High demonstrate the web that has been spun by artistic giants such as Michelangelo, Bernini, Picasso, Dali, and Blu. Each Explodation is a unique comparison of periods, movements, or artists, where exploded images make clear the method, subject, reason, and influences of the fine arts we hold dear as a human race. Although each page is distinctive, collectively they uncover countless of connections spanning across cultures and centuries.
Art History Study
This book is filled with the paintings that my students made
to learn how to paint. Each student chose a painting to recreate. They used photoshop to deconstruct the paintings to create their maquettes. The students used their new knowledge of art history to pick their painting and they used photoshop to create a new version of the famous images. They then taught themselves to paint by making a painting. I might have suggested small tweaks, but not bad for new artists.
Omoide Bento Lunch Box Memories
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Students created images that represent their values and
experiences and display these on a personal bento box.
These images will then act as a storyboard to inform the
writing of their college essay.
This book contains their images and writing.
Busts at High Tech High
These busts represent the finest in High Tech High Sculpture. The four thousand year-old tradition is exemplified in this “last hurrah” senior project in Jeff Robin’s art class. While they did not study--or even hear--a lecture about busts, or completely understand the place in art history busts hold, they did a good job. The students have been working all semester creating, making and doing, so Robin thought, “Eh, give it a try”. The students were supposed to find an image to riff off of to create their busts. Some did, and some did not. Then, they used the large pile of cut-off scraps their teacher had saved for years to create their busts. They were displayed on a high shelf at High Tech High until the students took them home.
Stairway to Nowhere
This book has everything you need to
understand this from start to finish. From
the first exploration to exhibition. This is
may favorite book. (For now)
1:10 Scale Models Stairway to Nowhere
All 42 of my students created 1:10 scale
models of stair cases. This book includes
their models and a math concept poster
showing how they explain their work
using the language of math.
This book is a companion book
to my animations. There are questions,
answer and the broken-down truth
of teaching. If you are to lazy to read a
book, what my animations and if
you are inspired buy this book and
watch the animations again. It might
20th Century Box
20th Century Box Primary Documents
The New Path Of Buddha
The New Path Of Buddha
Behold, High Tech High
55 Word Short Stories And Collages
This project had the students creating visual and written work. Some students wrote their 55 word short story and then made a collage to represent he story. Others made a collage first and then wrote a story to match the image.
The stories were laser cut on the back of the block and the collage side was coated with thick resin
Welcome To The Monkey House Graphic Novel Spring 2013
This project is homage to Kurt Vonnegut and the 20th century. The students will study, discus and debate the short stories in Vonnegut’s Welcome to the Monkey House. The stories were all first published in magazines like Collier's, Saturday Evening Post and Playboy from 1950 to 1962.
The subjects rang from 1950’s predictions of the end of civilization, the space race and men coming home from the Korean War. Then the students will deconstruct the stories and re-specify those stories using images and text.
Master To Master
Motive And Motif
We went to San Diego Museum of art. There the students discover artists that we may or may not have heard of.
Each student took a painting and found the artist’s motive for creating the work and the motifs that inspirited them. Then using the Artist's Motive and Motif each student made a painting or sculpture.
In this project an Art teacher (Jeff Robin) and a Physics teacher (Andrew Gloag) had students design posters to teach the California State Physics standards. We concentrated on the first two realms of the standards which cover mechanics and Newtonian physics. The physics concepts were presented as explanations for the images they put together and painted.
This year Andrew Gloag (Physics& Math) and I did a project with our students called “Get Bent”. The idea came from us working together in the past where we used art and calculus to explain each other. It was called “Calculicious making calculus delicious”. This year we decided to try and move in a different direction, just a little bit. Get Bent will uses three-dimensional geometry, calculus and physics to explain design of chairs, lamps and to write a books about the experience.
Dan Wise and I shared 45 students that studied and wrote about economic theories in his class and illustrated them in mine. This was not easy; the concepts were complex and sometimes difficult to explain and convey with images. The students worked hard to understand and explain their concepts, and Dan and I worked hard on not killing each other. There were hundreds of linoleum prints, and posters explaining their work, and a book on blurb.com that features their best work. I would like to thank Kai Wells for helping put the book together.
In January 2010 my intersession class went to Rome. Mostly to see ate, but also for the experience. I shot the trip with my I Phone, and made a B&W book on Blurb. It’s about $10, check it out it might give you ideas.
Calculicious was a cross-curricular project between me and Andrew Gloag, the Calculus teacher.We came up with the title of the project and logo before we even decided what the project would really be. We both knew that art has math and math has art, so I guess it was faith.
The students designed their Watercolors, Acrylic Paintings and Sculptures using the calculus that they learned in class. We later exhibited the work at the San Diego Airport. You can purchase a book ofour work at: http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/675796
The Blood Bank Project
This project was a collaboration between the San Diego Blood Bank and High Tech High seniors. It was also a collaboration between the Biology / Multimedia Teacher and the Art teacher.
The students learned about blood, blood diseases, blood in the body, blood banking, and blood politics. They also educated the community and brought awareness to the issues that surround our San Diego Blood Bank. http://www.blurb.com/bookstore/detail/946957