Web Design is off to a great start this year. The students are active and engaged learners in the art and design process of learning about Web Design.
The goal at the beginning of the year is to give them a foundation of art elements, principles and vocabulary and to get all students comfortable with working on the computer and understand the internet and history of the internet.
Here are a few of the projects that the students worked on:
Students studied the Elements and Principles of Design and created these drawings. Even though it is a computer class the students enjoyed working on paper and learning art terms. The many of the students have not taken an art course before and this was a great way to introduce art terms to them and practice design and layout.
Students created their own blogs and started blogging. They also started a portfolio section which will grow through out the year. Check out Emelie's Blog
In small groups students worked collaboratively to create presentations on the History of the Internet and how the internet works. The students taught each other the content and information. Students have also researched web design as a career path and the salary and job prospectus.
Students used Adobe Photoshop to create caricatures of themselves. It was a fun project to get them using some new tools and techniques.
Digital Drawing. Students continued to build their skills by creating a digital drawing using Adobe Photoshop. They created works of art that show "growth".
Each student has an Adobe Creative Cloud account. This allows students to be able to create art in school and at home on their own devices and school ipads.
As part of the subscription students had access to the Adobe Max Conference. Students got to attend virtually and watch presentations on technique as well as creativity and featured artists.
Here is a quote from Luke who learned about artist Tom Hegen
"Tom Hegen wants his photographs to encourage people to think about a sustainable future and to value the resources we take for granted. What I learned from this is how different types of sustainable agriculture work, and that if you make a hard topic more presentable than more people will be drawn to that issue and talk about it."
Christina Chang teaches art and design to students in grades 9-12.