Thursday, March 3, 2016

Silk Screen Production

The advanced graphics class shows off their original, hand printed, silk screened shirts.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

SkillsUSA Leadership Competition.

Our SkillsUSA team competed in Leadership categories at LA Trade Tech College.  From left to right:  Club President Jose Mata, Lee Sasi, Onik Boyadjian and Mariam Boyadjyan. Congratulations to Mariam Boyadjian who won Silver in her category!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Donors Choose: Pen Tablets

Thanks to Donors Choose, Studio 401 received 10 new Wacom Bamboo stylus pen tablets.  Now, digital drawing is a breeze, and so much fun!  Here is some "thank you" artwork, created by students.
Artwork by: Natalie Licata
Artwork by: Estefan Vincencio

Sunday, January 29, 2012

15th Annual High School Invitational at CSUN

Here is a picture of this year's display, representing Grant.

Two Studio 401 students are featured:
Leetal Cohen with a character line-up of "My Boys." 
Zarui Boyadjian with a typographical self-portrait.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

CSUN: 14th Annual High School Invitational

As noted in a previous post, Studio 401 was represented in Grant's display at this annual CSUN art show.

Art from our school was displayed on one of the most prominent walls in the gallery, putting our talented students in the spot light.

To see the original post, including the artwork, go here.

Thursday, January 27, 2011

International Printing Museum

Studio 401 had its first official field trip, today.  The period 1 advanced class and TAs went to the International Printing Museum in Carson, CA.  We had a great tour led by Phil, Gary and Mark.  As it turns out, Gary is an Alumni of Grant H.S. and learned to print in our classroom!  On the tour we saw working print shop equipment that spanned from the 1450's to the 1980's.  Students learned to mind their p's and q's and avoided becoming out of sorts while learning print shop phrases and history.  After the tour everyone got to try their hand at making paper, casting their name in hot metal and even got to print on three different types of presses.  Here are a few pictures from our visit:

A large hand press used to print a page of the LA Times.

 This is a replica of Gutenberg's printing press (c. 1455).

 Jose and Alan search through the matrices to spell out their names.
 Haylee, with her name in matrices ready to make type.

Andrew's name in hot metal type.
Recycling paper with a blender to make a slurry called "stuff."

 A paper mold as it is pulled out of the vat.

 Augustin is pulling the mold out of the vat to make paper.
Ben couches the newly made paper onto a layer of felt.

 Mario inks the matrix on a proof press.

Students learn about bookbinding from Mark Barbour.