Mar 21, 2013

3.5 hrs in the Artroom

Raffle winner Anthony C. brought Matt H. to join him for an afternoon in 
the Art room. Creative fun ensued.
    11:30am: Begin Plaster Hot Air balloon:

 Painting, Jackson Pollock-style

Making use of splattered paper.

     12:20pmScooby-Do on the Smartboard Lunch break

     1:00pm: Etching and Embossing 

"Phineus" pencil sketch and gold scratch-art (etching).

Baseball metal tooling (embossing)

     1:50pm: Running break; lap around the school

    2:05pmFinish painting plaster

Neon colors are In.

   3:00pm: Hot air balloon assembled with wire clothes hangers

What a memorable afternoon.

Mar 14, 2013

Purchase does the Harlem Shake

A meme is an idea, behavior or style that spreads 
from person to person within a culture.

THE HARLEM SHAKE is a 30-second video that begins with one person (wearing a 
helmet or mask) dancing to the music alone for 15 seconds, surrounded by other people 
not paying attention or seemingly unaware of the dancing individual. When the bass drops, 
the video jump cuts to the entire crowd doing a crazy dance. 



PLAY VIDEO:  5th Grade Shakes


PLAY VIDEO:  3D Shakes
PLAY VIDEO:  Testing 1,2,3...

YouTube Trends states:
As of the 11th, around 12,000 "Harlem Shake" videos had been posted since the start of the month and they'd already been watched upwards of 44 million times. As you can see in the chart below, over 4,000 of these videos are being uploaded per day and that number is still likely on the rise.