4 scantron test forms put together and then used as a grid drawing space. A large heart is made by bubbling in the appropriate answer squares

Wk 12 – Scantrons & Twines, oh my!


scantron test paper used as origami paper to make a paper swan

Nathan Davalos


Need Help?

  1. Ask online
  2. Come to before class OH on Wed 11:30-12:30 @Robek’s / Coffee Bean umbrella tables
  3. I can go to AS-120 (AS building is next to The Beach Hut, next to The Library) after class on Wed, at 3:45 and help anyone with anything.
  4. Make an appointment to meetup another time

The Final!

Don’t forget, The California State University at Long Beach requires me to give a final, and requires you to attend it!

  • 1pm Final is Monday Dec 12, 12:30-2:30 in the SOA Gallery Courtyard
  • 2:30 Final is Wednesday Dec 14, 2:45-4:45 in the SOA Gallery Courtyard

The Final will be: Art Games!

  1. Do not be late.
  2. Do not book an airline ticket for December 11

You can check the final schedule for Art110, or any other class here.

For the final we’ll need 8 team leaders for each class. Want to be one of them? Message me!

Points on BeachBored

All points through Week 11 are now up on BeachBored. Be sure to check your points and know where you stand! So far we’ve had 586 points possible. Here’s how many points you should have to be on track for each grade level, and how many peeps in 1p / 2:30 are currently at each grade level:

A = 527 points – 57 / 46
B = 469 points – 4 / 8
C = 410 points – 1 / 1
D = 352 points – 1 / 1
F = 351 points – 2 / 6

  • 1p GPA = 3.73
  • 2:30 GPA = 3.40


Top 5 @1pm:

  1. Hannah Adams, 705
  2. Melissa Rios, 694
  3. Stephanie Arciva, 661
  4. Maritess Anne Inieto, 644
  5. Joy Elizabeth Uba, 633

Top 5 @2:30:

  1. Nathan Davalos, 771
  2. Lydia Chang, 690
  3. Zack Ngov, 688
  4. Felix Huynh, 687
  5. Yesenia Hernandez, 666


Only Felix Huyhn & Zack Ngov took me up on this EC offer, but the great news is that they both did really nice work! Felix on Alien Visit and Zack on Asian Identity.

illustration of aliens coming off a space ship and exploring a landscape

Alien Visit / Felix Huyhn

18 Asians and 1 Caucasian standing for a group photo

Asian Identity / Zack Ngov

animated gif of Donald Trump doing a press interview from Janis Vernier's new online game "Make Trump Great Again"

Make Trump Great Again / Janis Vernier

And don’t forget the game that started it all, Janis’ Make Trump Great Again:

Scantron Art

Cool projects you guys! Here’s a few samples:

a scantron test form painted with a big stripe and the text "Art110"

Araceli Lozano

Scantron test form with colorful alphabet letters all over it

Claudia Sanchez

scantron test form painted in watercolor washes and with biological or organismic looking diagrams drawn on top

Linney Sar

a scantron test form used as a sort of graph paper for a schematic diagram

Linney Sar

a scantron test form used as watercolor paper for a watercolor painting of a purple Cheshire Cat

Linney Sar

4 scantron test forms put together and then used as a grid drawing space. A large heart is made by bubbling in the appropriate answer squares

Melissa Rios

the answer grid space of a scantron test form used as a painting grid for a color field exploration of colored lines

Melissa Rios

Wk 12 – This Week!

  • Art Talk Discussionat the bottom of this post
  • ActivityNone this week
  • Artist Conversation@SOA Galleries
  • Classmate Conversation@SOA Galleries

Classmate Conversation This Week

This week a little variation. Instead of finding 1 person to have a conversation with, find 2. Try to make your group of 3 all peeps that haven’t met each other yet. If that fails make sure you at least don’t know 1 of the others yet.

Draw your ID Cards together in one of the galleries. Let some of the art you see be your inspiration for a triptych (a picture composed of 3 panels that connect). When you’ve had your conversation and drawn your triptych, find me in the SOA Art Gallery Courtyard, give me your triptych, and LMK what you all said about the Classmate Question OTW.

Classmate Question OTW

Does it have to “look like art” to be art? If “yes”, why do only things in that space count as art? If “no”, then is anything art? Is everything art? What isn’t art? If it doesn’t have to look like art, then how do you know if it is art? Is art something about the act of the artist “making”? Or is art something about the audience “looking”? Can anything become art if you choose to view and think about it that way?

Write next week’s Classmate Question OTW here: Classmate Question OTW

Art Talk OTW

  1. 3 Million Years of Art History
  2. Joseph DeLappe
  3. Mahsa Soroudi
  4. The Mind in the Cave
  5. documentary: Bomb It
  6. Classical Greece & Rome
  7. Renaissance & Baroque
  8. 19th Century
  9. Aesthetics & Beauty and Realism & Romanticism
  10. 20th Century
  11. documentary: The Internet’s Own Boy
  12. Abstraction & Representation

Two weeks ago we talked about the 20th century, and next week we’ll hop back on the timeline to talk about the 21st century, but this week lets dive in on the topic of Abstraction & Representation.

Interactive Art History Timeline

If you want to play with the Art History Timeline that you see me using in these talks, you can get your very own copy & the Freemind software to view, modify, or make your own, here: