Mr. Fallon Notes



Posted: June 1, 2020

3 Point perspective can sometimes be a little challenging when it comes to figuring out where all of your lines need to go. Due to the angles of some of these lines, your brain can occasionally feel a little overwhelmed, requiring a pause in what you are doing just so it will all make sense. Check out the link below and try the example given. Whenever you feel comfortable and confident come up with your own creation.

Posted: June 1, 2020

Check out this great video about 1 point perspective. Using the video as a guide, see what you can come up with for your own creation.

Posted: May 19, 2020

Painting with Coffee.

go to the following link and check out this great example of how to paint with coffee. I know many of you may not have watercolou laying around your house...but some of you might have some coffee. Experiment with different brews/strengths to see how it works out for you.

send me an email to show me what you've created

Posted: May 19, 2020


go to the following website: and try the project on Zentangles. it will give you the opportunity to practice coy touring and shading. 
Send me an email, I'm looking forward to seeing what you've created

Posted: May 3, 2020

The following is a list of some of the ways to stimulate imagery:

1)Magnification: enlarging parts or all of the image

2) Metamorphosis: transforming one form into another

3) Distortion: diforming or altering the image to exagerate a certain feeling or effect

4) Fragmentation: Dividing the image. Fracturing the surface to create a sense of confusion or multiple meanings

5) Juxtaposition: placing one or more contrasting objects or forms in one image.

Choose one or more of the above and create a picture of your choosing by drawing or painting. Describe how you accomplished your picture

Posted: May 3, 2020

Time for a little Art history.

Watch the following youtube video about Pablo Picasso.

Posted: April 19, 2020

Hi Class,

What I would like for you to try this week is to make a surrealist collage using found images from magazines, printed off pics from the internet, etc

I would like for you to create a new person or creature using the images that you have found.

Great examples of artist work to look at for inspiration would be Salvador Dali or Pablo Picasso.

Im looking forward to your email to show me what you have created.

Posted: April 19, 2020

What I would like for you to learn this week:

1) To understand outline drawing and shape

2) To understand the elements and principles of art/design

3) Be aware of how to create different compositions using one shape

4) Understand the use of positive space in creating new and different shapes.

How I would like for you to demonstrate what you have learned:

1) Make an outline drawing of a household item that has an interesting shape.

2) Divide a sheet of paper into 12 sections. Use the shape that you have drawn to demonstare the elements and principles...Line, shape, texture, balance, symmetry, contrast, movement, harmony, variety, empahsis, and repetition.

3) Enlarge, overlap, extend the shape beyond the edges of the section to achieve a compositionally interesting representation.

4) Once the drawings are done decide which areas you will fill in black and what you will leave white.

Have fun with it. I look forward to your email to seeing what you have created


Posted: April 14, 2020

I haven't heard from most of you since out first contact re, home learning. In the famous words of Pink Floyd.."is there anybody out there?" :)

Posted: April 13, 2020

Hi again everyone. I just recently saw a great idea from a Visual Arts teacher at BHS that can be accomplished at home for your home learning. I would like for you to study a composition of art and then try to recreate it using photography. So, imagine recreating Da Vinci's Mona Lisa...You could pose, dress, recreate the background, etc.. as closely to the original painting as possible....then capture it using photography. There are all kinds of famous paintings to choose from, Ex:  Girl with a pearl earing (Johannes Vermeer), American Gothic (Grant Wood), Whistler's Mother (James McNeill Whistler), The Screem (Edvard Munch), Self Portrait (Van Gogh), etc..

Im really looking forward to seeing how creative you are with this. It should be fun!!!

Posted: April 5, 2020

Hey Peeps!! Isnt this a pretty crazy time we are in? Anyway, I just wanted to say a quick hello and that I hope everyone is doing great. I also hope you are enjoying this quality time with your family. I am really looking forward to hopefully hearing from you so you can tell me all about how you spent your time in house has never been cleaner lol.....oh, ive also learned a little about Tik Tok (now i know why you guys do those crazy dances lol). 

So, ive posted the grade 12 curriculm document for you incase you didint bring a copy of it home. You were all proving to be creative geniuses before we fell into this time of Covid-19. Unfortunately, i know you probably dont have the supplies/resources that we have at school. So, whatever projects you decide you want to do will require you to use whatever you have at home. You already know how to figure out the document, therefore its just figuring out what you want to do, how youre going to do it, and how it relates to your objectives. If you get stuck with anything im only an email away:  Maybe we can even figure out a way to do a video call.

One thing that I cannot stress enough...Please DO NOT make a trip to a store to pick up any supplies for Art. Like I said, if you get stuck for an idea, and have limited supplies/resources, I can help you out...I promise!!

Lets keep in contact...tell me what you think you might like to start with to meet your objectives.

Im looking forward to hearing from you.

Posted: April 5, 2020

Hi class :)  I hope everyone is being safe during this strange time. I just wanted to say a quick hello and explaine the direction that we will be going in. Visual Art is a project based course that I have always relied on face-to-face, class time, to get things done. So, the home learning approach to Visual Art may have some challenges. Nevertheless, you folks have proven to be a pretty impressive group, so im confident we can do this!! 

Unfortunately, I dont know what materials/supplies you have at home so i cant expect you all to do the same thing. So what I have decided to do is to show you what the province would like you to know, according to our curriculum document (Outcomes), translate it for you, and give you the option of figuring out how you think you can meet what is being asked.

9.1.3 create artworks, integrating themes found through direct observation, personal experience, and imagination

9.1.4 respond verbally and visually to the use of art elements in personal works and the works of others

What these outcomes are asking is that you draw, paint, sculpt, etc.. something that you observe, something that you can remember, or even something imaginary,,,The choice is yours to be creative. Then, I want you to be able to explain it to me how you used art elements.

I guess the only way that you can show/explain this to me is by taking a pic or video of what you have made. You can reach me by email:

I cant wait to see what youve created!!

Here is a little joke for you:

Q. Which painting is never happy? A. The Moaning Lisa

Posted: September 26, 2012

Plot diagram for "The Black Cat."Dont forget: Introduction, Rising Action, Climax, Falling Action, Conclusion.Also: Character, Atmosphere, Theme, Setting, Portagonist, Antagonist, Conflict. 

Posted: November 22, 2010

TRANSPORTATION Horse, car, bike...etc.  Anything that gets you from point "A" to point "B"

Posted: November 16, 2010

Homework for Wednesday Nov 17. COMIC BOOK CHARACTER