Friday, March 30, 2012

Beatmaking and Scratching At Girl Power

Teaching in an interactive environment The Scratch Academy got everyone
creating their own beat.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Scratch Academy teaches Mater kids some DJ basics

Scratch Academy, a professional DJ school, visited to demonstrate some DJ techniques to the group. We talked about how DJ-ing relates to a lot of the work we are doing in visual and media art, because it is a marriage of hi-tech and analog, or "old school" music and sound technology. We all got to try our hands at the turntables, and we also downloaded a free software called Virtual DJ, so that we can continue to experiment with scratching, scribbling and mash-ups on our own. Click on the link to download the free software for yourself! And Scratch Academy offers a first class free when you stop by and visit their studios in the Design District.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Painting letters with a vengeance

At Mater Academy, we have amassed nearly 100 building blocks with which to construct words and messages which we will compose with Little Havana as our backdrop. We'll take it to the streets right after our DJ lesson with Scratch Academy!

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Back from Spring Break...

...and our thoughts turn to paint!
As designers in training, we value the analog as much as we value the digital.
Letter cards are handmade - these will become players in a stop motion animation of poetry in the streets. So stay tuned.

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Using Sketchup comes naturally

Creating buildings and plazas and all manner of visionary architectural scenarios is keeping both of our groups very busy!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Working with iMovie at Girl Power

Doing the clay animation i shot 52 picture and made it into a pink noisy video. - Temra

Monday, March 5, 2012

Sindia's City in Progress

Animation exported from Sketchup.