In our Electronic Media/Photography classes we’ve been applying our Photoshop skills using

  • Custom brushes
  • Layer masks
  • Copying and pasting
  • Color selection
  • Merging layers

to create unique pictures with words.  Next project: moving from celebrities to self portraits!  Awesome job Lauran (Jessica), Damian (David), Emily (Cillian) and Jamie (Will)!

Youth Art Month

Posted: February 20, 2012 in Field Trips, Hall of Fame

It’s almost Youth Art Month at the Grace Museum in Abilene again, which means the best work from local art programs will be pouring in to be in a special event that will showcase the work of young artists. 

Colorado High School will be represented by eleven worthy students as their works have been submitted for the show.  Congratulations Alesia, Alexis, Alexa, Amanda, Ricky, Israel, Joseph, Marisela, NIkki, Chloe, and Payton!

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 The Youth Art Month exhibit will open March 1st – there will be a special gallery event opening that evening, and the work will hang on display for the entire month of March.  Visit The Grace Museum’s website here.

Electronic Media students learned to animate pictures, drawings, text, etc. in Photoshop.  Here are the animations from my fifth period class.

Before the break (I’ll be kind to myself and not specify which break), the students completed an abstract work . They were challenged with assigning non-objective shapes to represent both the members of their family/people they live with AND the relationships between them.  They then had to write an artist’s statement defending and explaining their choices.  Here are some well-executed designs.

My students amaze me 🙂

We learned about Commercial Photography in Digital Photography and then put our new knowledge to work – the students took their own pictures and then used them to create realistic magazine layouts after analyzing the designs of many different covers.