The annual Vans Custom Culture competition to inspire young artists creativity as well as bringing attention to the need for funding of art programs in schools. Vans sends four pairs of shoes to design incorporating four themes: Art, Music, Action Sports and Local Flavor. Artists from the Top 5 schools will be flown to the Final Event in June in New York, where a Grand Prize winner will be announced. The winner of the Grand Prize will receive $50,000 for their high school art program. The four other schools receive $4,000 towards their schools art program. Laguna College of Art and Design will also be awarding scholarships to a student from each of the top five schools.
This was CMCS Art's fifth year participating in this competition. The first year, our students’ designs were in the top ten for our region. Students work out their ideas on paper and then work collaboratively on the four pairs of shoes. The 2017 submissions are amazing as always and we are excited to hear the finalist selections April 25th. The art students did a fabulous job on the shoes! Great job CMCSart!
If your blog is poorly designed, it does not matter how well you write . By accessing the website, users’ attention is immediately drawn to the graphic design and the ease of navigation. In most cases, that impression predetermines whether they remain on the page.
Design Contest knows that design is far from just an external appearance. It solves much more important tasks, including usability and functionality. Well, it’s clear the well-thought design can greatly improve your blog. But how exactly?
The header instantly catches the eye, so you should make it memorable. It should be associated with your brand, emphasize its main values and competitive advantages. It is possible to use a non-unique and somehow adjusted template, but the header must be striking and exclusive!
Also, it has to be high enough to fit the first post from the tape and a part of the sidebar with the main sections. As an alternative, you may use a minimalistic header with the original logo. This solution is perfect for IT blogs. By the way, main links may be presented in the graphic form and go along with the header.
Background is often not separated from the header. To my mind, it is desirable to always make the contrast between the text and the background for the sake of originality and readability.
Don’t use too much red, orange, green, and purple – these are not the best colors for the background, according to the psychology of color.
Arial, Times New Roman, Tahoma, and Verdana are the best solution for texts. As for the headlines, you may use non-standard fonts. A good solution is the arrangement of social buttons next to the title (an example).
There are two common options to locate sidebars:
Be sure to include the website name, contact details, and links to other websites if you have some of these. The simplest way is to design the footer in accordance with the header.
Some Tricks to Make Your Blog Success
The choice of color depends on your preferences and the aforementioned psychology of color. The only restriction is using too much bright color at once, as it negatively affects the easiness of perception. However, feel free to highlight CTAs, links, and other important buttons.
Apart from the fact that the logo has to be relevant to the theme of the blog, stick to the following principles:
#3 Other Elements
So, how does the perfectly designed blog look? Every of us imagines it differently, but the common features are:
Naturally, the design is only an aperitif before the main dish, which is the content. The combination of interesting and unique content with the relevant and eye-catching design will bring you amazing success!
Brian Jens is a logo designer and a blogger from DesignContent.com. He’s interested in writing on a variety of topics, not just the web and logo design, so feel free to send him your best ideas. Share what you have in stock and gen an in-depth paper in return.
There are two ways top add a file to your blogs on your Weebly.com pages. You will need to know this for sharing slide presentations and other sheets you have created on your assignment blogs. Be sure your files are saves as PDF.
One way is to simply type your blog and add the link to your text.
Step 1: highlight the text you want to take the viewer to your file by clicking and dragging over the text.
Then click on the link button above.
Step 2: Select link to file, and click upload a file. Save when finished.
2. Another way to upload a file to your blog or website is to select the file icon and drag it onto your page..
First, Select the file icon by scrolling down on the tools menu.
Click and drag to where you want to place the file...
Click "upload file" and select the file you want to add.
Click on the file name and change the text to your choice of words..
Triarco 2014 Art Contest
Students in Jr. High art recently completed artwork for the Triarco 2014 Art Contest. The theme for this year is "Are You Listening?", People are talking about the importance of art in education. Each semester we have a contour hands project where students learn about line, value, texture and contour drawing. This semester I changed it up a bit by adding in portrait drawing as well as incorporating a message in their artwork. At first students seemed intimidated by the delicate lines and textures. As the project progressed, they relaxed and began to doodle and draw their own textures and patterns. When they began to add color, they became more even more excited about their drawings. The artworks are complete and were mailed off at the end of March.
I am excited to announce that Isabel's poster was chosen for an award! Over 2400 students from across the U.S. entered this contest. Congratulations!
Mrs. Price teaches Studio Art, Photography, Yearbook and Ceramics for Jr. High and High School students.