Posted on April 26th, 2020

For this week's challenge you are going to create a tee shirt design that promotes something--- a cause, event, trait, issue, or quality that you care about. Your design has to use both an image and text.
The artwork should be yours. You can look at source material, but please resist copying another artist's work. For example, for the tee shirt design seen above, it would be helpful to look at photographs of owls, open books, or actual books!

For the text (and yes you must have it!) come up with your own or use a quote.

Step 1:
Write down 5 things that are important to you. These can be personal, societal, environmental, educational or ? The list is very broad but the choice should be something that you relate to and care about.

Step 2:
Choose one or more of your 5 ideas and complete 2 thumbnail sketches working out your design. This step can be the most challenging. Take time to think about your choices and sketch it in enough detail to clearly define the design. Steps 1 and 2 (1pt)

Step 3: Create your final design. Make this a clean inked or colored final copy. You can use computer generated text if you like, even if you are hand drawing, by cutting it out and gluing it down. Make sure to take time on the text. It should be easy to read and consistently rendered. It should have good contrast with the background that is sits on.

1.Take the time to develop a good idea.
2. Choose something that you want to promote because you personally connect with it.
3. Don't skip steps 1&2.
4. Focus on your final design and pay attention to your craftsmanship.

Posted on April 22nd, 2020

It was lots of fun to read and view your stories. Here is a sampling of some of them. There were a lot of really great ones. I have chosen the ones that fit on one page so that this post isn't overly long.
Sarah Neilson
Raneem Trad
Paulina Correa
Olivia Kinney
Natalie Khoury
Michelle Du
Megan Barrett
Amanda Berkheimer
Julia Caputo
Jacob Madrid
Amanda Ochoa
Enrique Wicochea
Dirk Buenaventura
Aubrey Johnston

Posted on April 19th, 2020

For this weeks assignment you are going to design a logo for a local organization called Wild Wings. Wild Wings is a nonprofit rehabilitation center for sick and injured native birds located in San Dimas, California. They have been helping injured birds get back into the wild since 1987.

They do everything possible to return injured birds to their natural environment. A team of biologists, medical professionals, and community volunteers work in tandem to accomplish this goal. In some situations birds are too injured to survive in the wild and then they are provided with a place to live in captivity. Some select individuals have become mascots for the organization and they appear at select events to help with public outreach, fundraising and education.

They rescue all types of California birds but they specialize in raptors such as Owls and Hawks.
They currently have three owls that they use at fundraisers and educational events. The three species of owls are all native to California and they are: Barn Owl, Western Screech Owl and Great Horned Owl.

Copy and paste this web address to your browser and go to their website to learn about this organization.

This logo should have both a symbol and the words "Wild Wings" in the design.See below for more examples of logos that use both a symbol and text.

Copy and paste this web address and learn about Logo Design.

Design Steps
1. Go the the Wild Wings website and learn about the organization.

2. Go to the the Art Lessons site and learn about logo design.

3. Do 3 thumbnail sketches of logo ideas that have the words "Wild Wings" and a symbol.

4.Choose your best and create your final design using color and/or ink.

Logo Tips
1. Logos must be unique and they must be your original design . Clip art or copied  artwork are not suitable for this project.

2. Logos should be simplified and bold. A good logo should have good impact.

3. Logos should readable when they are small.

For more tips, watch the video below.

Logo Design Video

Posted on April 15th, 2020

If you have already done all of the assignments then I would like to recommend that you spend some time outside and take some photos or do some drawings. We are all home bound, but even in our yards there are opportunities to experience nature. So that art challenge is " The wild in my yard".  If you do a drawings or take a photo please send them in and I will feature them on the blog.
Paulina Correa
Aidan Contreras
Angelo Ganac
Meila Olivier

Posted on April 14th, 2020

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