Avi1o Assignments Due


If you have completed the research for part one of this assignment you can begin DIGITAL COLLAGE ASSIGNMENT PART 2

Monday & Tuesday

Researching for Part 2 of the assignment: Which Social Justice Issue are you interested in?

Wed  & Thurs Feb 25th, and 26th 

-work period (continued research/ finish up and find images for your collage) YOU need to find several images related to your theme

Friday - sketch out a layout of the plan for your collage on a piece of paper (considering the principles of design - does not matter what the images look like - not an extremely well drawn plan, just a sketch of the plan)

- use the images you have found to begin putting things together in photoshop

Monday, March 2nd - Collage Work Period - Quick review of how to create a LAYER MASK

DIGITAL COLLAGE ASSIGNMENT ASM3O (the whole project - includes PART 3)

DIGITAL COLLAGE ASSIGNMENT ASM4M (the whole project - includes PART 3)

March 2nd to 13th - work periods for collage & research assignment - Collage will be due the week we return from march break.

march break

Monday, March 23rd & 24th - Use Corel Draw to import our collages and add the appropriate text (credit for images used, and your name, and a title if necessary - does it enhance your piece?)

Collage project is due.

Wed, March 25th - Introducing INTERACTIVE MEDIA PROJECT - the Makey Makey

Creators of the Makey Makey from MIT wanted to give everyone in the world a chance to be inventors, now it is your turn!    WATCH the story here.  


Thurs, March 26 - OSSLT - no class

Fri, March 27th

1) Complete your Digital Collage Assignment - final day to complete

2) Do your: Makey Makey Research   **save into a new folder called "MAKEYMAKEY PROJECT"

3) next week on monday bring in supplies you need to start building your makey makey. (including laptops for those who have them, and phones for filming the process)

Mon, Mar 30th

- complete makey makey Research - and brainstorming 

Tues, Mar 31

- take a look at Camera Angles   (refresher from last year)

- begin building/ experimenting with Makey Makey to create your idea - video the process

Wed, April 1

- work period - MAKEY MAKEY - finish up brainstorming/ research 

- continue building your project components

Thurs April 2

- SOCDOC festival -Opportunity to participate:  info here

- work period - MAKEY MAKEY - continue building your project

Tues, April 7 -Thurs April 9th

- work on Makey makey project (finish up building your project - the controllers)

- be sure to have a creative name for your interactive art project - make a sign with the name

- Continue to get video footage of your project in the making

Fri April 10th

- Makey Makey projects are set up for interaction to happen * in front foyer and in the class

video the people using your project

Mon April 13th

- finish the Interactive art project - answer the reflection question

- be sure you have completed the research and brainstorming page for marking

- edit your video footage to create a short video that shows the process of your project in the making and then some people using it after you have completed it. * if you need more footage do that first

Tues April 14th, 15th

 ASM3O  Creative Video Project

ASM4M Independent Study Proposal Project

Thurs & Fri April 16th

ASM3O - Storyboarding and writing lyrics- begin filming

ASM4M some media artists and inspiration to look at:

- https://www.adbusters.org/ - check out the #mindbombs link

- time lapse drawing videos: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZIqWPohGmmM

- time lapse animation drawings by artist William Kentridge: video 1  video2 his process

- stop motion - Post it notes video

- stop motion - Sweet Dreams  by award winning artist: Kirsten Lepore

Mon, April 20th - 23rd - fri- PD day

Brianna feedback - videos to check out - stop-mo paper 1                2               3          4     my fave 5

Wyatt Feedback - videos to check out - drawing in progress     #2      #3 (consider time you have and scale of drawing)   #4 (consider breaking it up into quadrants- as far as photographing it goes)  #5 (what about adding colour?)     a dragon one

- continue working on PSA, PARODY OR PROMO film project - getting video footage today and tomorrow last day (edit on Wed and THurs)

Mon, April 27th   -ASM4M gr. 12's in the art room - (Wyatt, Brianna, and Dan) 

Wyatt will be able to access the i-pad and tripod he needs to work on his (on my desk) - ask him to plug the i-pad back in after he is finished using it. *please ensure this equipment is put on my desk and the i-pad plugged in just behind my desk at the end of the period.

Brianna is working on creating a storyboard plan for her first proposed work and then starting to make her characters - she can use any of the paper at the back of the art room and there are scissors out as well. If she would like - there is cardboard along the side of the classroom in a box which she can use to make her set if she wants.

Dan is also working on planning his stop motion animation through drawing up a storyboard - This is what he should be working on first. Tell him to finish this before starting to make the set which I assume he will need to create for the characters he talked about using are figures he already has (and doesn’t need to make). 

GR. 11's (ASM3O) - finish editing video if not complete

- Begin working on STOP MOTION ANIMATION project - introduction


Tues, April 28th


*make sure to finish the Research/ Brainstorming first - then begin writing script/ storyboard (as outlined in Project Outline)

Tips to remember when creating a Stop Mo- Animation

Timeline for this project:

April 27-May 1 - brainstorm/research, write script, create storyboard, build sets & characters/ props

May 4-5 - finish building sets/ props

May 5, 6, 7, 8, 11 & 12 - I-pads booked for shooting (900 plus photos)

Wed- another few stop mo's to look at here

May 13 - Movie Poster Assignment (3 days to complete) - read over - begin doing research - show teacher finished research then you can go into art room to take pictures of your characters/ set to use for your poster

Jamie and Adam I saved the pics you took Tues in a folder in each of  your H drive's

May 18 - Victoria Day Holiday

Tues, May 19-20th - finish shooting stop motion video - i-Pads in the art room

gr. 12 first project (independent proposal) extended due date - May 19th - begin your second proposed project.

Thurs, May 21-22 - upload Stop Mo pics in sequence to Youtube - convert to MP4 - Edit in Premiere            Sounds/ record voice over - using Garageband or sound recorder on computer.

**** YOUTUBE - MP4  (from stop motion app - youtube upload) then convert:

1) convert: http://youtubeinmp4.com


Alex and Mathilda - https://youtu.be/aJHOPxcbZo8

Bailey, Chase and Kaitlyn - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xmCkEb3PxI

Ezra and David - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIglOtBxbYw&feature=em-upload_owner

allan - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yGyX4grCxC0&feature=em-upload_owner

Austin & Zack- https://youtu.be/EcXtCU_fxnQ

Josh & Liam - https://youtu.be/8QwWBtBp8yk

Wyatt - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=me7QyEWZPdA

Austin and Zack - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EcXtCU_fxnQ

Stop Motion Animation Projects DUE: May 25th   - watch each others movies - critiques and reflections

Tues, May 26th- 

What is a GIF?

The Graphics Interchange Format (better known by its acronym GIF /ˈdʒɪf/ or /ˈɡɪf/) is a bitmap image format that was introduced by CompuServe in 1987 and has since come into widespread usage on the World Wide Web due to its wide support and portability. IT supports both animated and static images.  - wikipedia

some examples:

GIF 1- gondola  

GIF 2- objects and text


Storyboard template


Jim Mezei GIFs

Kellen Hatanaka GIF  and another

how to create an animated gif using Photoshop elements


USING PHOTOS   and another

Drawing GIFs   one example    William Kentridge example2      a longer video example of a drawing in photoshop

Creating and Animating a Character in Photoshop OR Animating text in photoshop

June 1 - Finish working on your GIF - due by end of class Tuesday, June 2nd (tomorrow)

Gr. 12's - finish your 2nd proposed media art work - due at the end of todays class

* WYATT - URL link for project 2: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enfmu5OrWUo 

Begin  creating a WIX website. WIX: http://www.wix.com   -WIX website set-up tips

Website Design- make one page and highlight tips about how to effectively design a website and apply these skills to the design of this page. Content for the page should be: HOW TO DESIGN A WEBSITE - come up with at least 10 tips for good website design and include them with some images of examples of great web page designs. (provide source information).

 June 2 - Begin Culminating tasks: ASM3O Culminating Project      ASM4M Culminating Project

Website Portfolio design & one more Media Art piece

my WIX website example: http://jmezizzle.wix.com/mezwix


ASM4M -    Brianna's site   Dan's site

ASM3O - Mathilda's site    Alaina's site   Rachel's site   Alex's site   Bailey's site    Chase's site


This course enables students to further develop their knowledge and skills in visual arts. Students will use the creative process to explore a wide range of themes through studio work that may include drawing, painting, sculpting, and printmaking, as well as the creation of collage, multimedia works, and works using emerging technologies. Students will use the critical analysis process when evaluating their own work and the work of others. The course may be delivered as a comprehensive program or through a program focused on a particular art form (e.g., photography, video, computer graphics, information design).


This course focuses on studio activities in one or more of the visual arts, including drawing, painting, sculpture, photography, printmaking, collage, and/or multimedia art. Students will use the creative process to create art works that reflect a wide range of subjects and will evaluate works using the critical analysis process. Students will also explore works of art within a personal, contemporary, historical, and cultural context.






how to get by with Ms. Mezei

Wednesday, September 3rd

- Learning the language of art: What are the elements and principles of design?


- start the creative process with brainstorming sketches for each element, then use these sketches to demonstrate understanding of each principle by creating mini compositions out of your element name drawings examples:   Line    Colour  Space  Shape  Value   Texture & Form

Mini compositions considering the Principles of Design examples:

  Repetition     Unity    Balance        Variety    Contrast    Emphasis       Balance

due date: Tuesday, September 9th 

Thursday, Sept 4th

- take a look at mini compositions Ms. Mezei did posted above.

- consider taking one of your element designs and trying to combine it with a principle (try to do this with at least 2 different principles per element drawing you came up with)

- once you have produced 14 mini compositions ( 7 elements x 2 principles each you can pick your favourite design) * at this point you may add another element as well to your design -----> Can we say COLOUR!

- when adding colour to for example your line design consider the principles, eg. if i want to emphasize one are of my composition, how can I do that using colour?

- if I want to create unity in my design, how can I do that using colour?

- if I am going for variety, how can colour help me achieve this?

Friday, Sept 5th

- work on finishing up your mini composition drawings, take a look at all of them, discuss with your table mates which ones are the best of all your designs

- choose one design to enlarge and draw out onto paper provided

- use pencil crayons and marker (mainly for lines) to add the element of colour where it is needed (considering principles of design)

Monday, Sept 8th

 - work period Name design * draw your final chosen design onto a larger sheet of cartridge paper 

(this will go on the front of your art portfolio for the year)

Tuesday, Sept 9th

Part 1: 5 elements of Shading - read through - then watch this video and try 2-3 of the various shading techniques to create a couple spheres in your sketchbooks

Part 2: Other types of shading  - see some other ways you can also shade objects

Watch video that demonstrates sketching a still life with a couple of objects 

- keep your sketches loose and quick, move from object to object, start with sighting technique at the beginning (use your pencil to measure height and width of composition) continue to think about the space between objects and the negative spaces that exists there.

- now in your sketchbook attempt to draw first one object with shading (the type is up to you eg. smooth, hatching, cross hatching, scumbling (like scribbles), or stippling)

-if you finish this try to draw more than one of the objects that have been laid out for you to sketch and add some shading to this sketch.

Wednesday, Sept 10th

*finish your Name Portfolio Project - Reflection - which elements and principles were your focus?

IndividualEYEzation  Try to break old seeing habits by assuming nothing about your subject. Eyelashes are not actually attached to the eyeballs. There is a very important eye lid crease which allows us to see that your eye lid is resting on the form (sphere) of your eyeball. The waterline is another critical feature when drawing eyes because it is the ridge under your eye that is the colour of your skin and has small eyelashes growing out of the edge of it.  Another key feature is the light mark or glistening spot on your eye that looks like a sparkle (organic shape) and is never perfectly square (like you might see in cartoons).

How to draw the human eye   video 1          video 2  (first 3 mins) 

How to draw the human nose    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8KmFaV_Y6Go

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