Digital Photography 2020 Contestants
Here are the five submissions for this year's PSEA Touch the Future Art Show. All the pieces entered this year are Digital Photos from our Macro Photography Unit where students learn about aperture priority. Touch the Future PSEA Website.
Photoshop is a difficult program to learn. The program is very robust and I tell my students they could use it for the rest of their lives and still not learn everything it does. One of the most common tools you really need to learn how to use if you want to be successful at all is the selection tools. You can only be proficient with these tools if you practice using them.
To do this, students created Pop Art images of themselves. We took a brief look at the history of Pop art and practiced on a specific image and then students chose their own images and applied their skills to create their own work. Most of the students were able to successfully create all their color layers on their own. The projects all turned out great. Make sure you check out the artwork in the student work page!
The first project students do for Introduction to Ceramics, is a tile project. Students take on additive and subtractive sculpture as they learn how to transform a 2d space into a 3d form yet still work on a flat surface. The tiles always turn out beautiful but I really want to push students to learn how to create original design. We will be taking that on next year.
Technology used in the lesson is done on Nearpod, A fantastic Web 2.0 tool that allows you to transform power points into an interactive question forum. You can imbed open ended, multiple choice or matching questions and much more. This is how brainstorming was done for this lesson.
Please visit the student work area to see more of the ceramic tiles!
Hi, I'm Lauren Keifer, or Mrs. Keifer as my students know me. I am at the Spring-Ford School District 9th grade center where I teach Intro to Digital Art and Ceramics.