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I too am interested in receiving and sharing more information on computer
Last year we set up a pilot graphic design program for a Grade 11 course.
The course was presented as a team teaching approach, meaning that I did all
the art and another teacher ( who has the expertise in computers) did the
computer end. This worked in several ways 1. my art room not having enough
computers was able to tap into a fully set up computer lab. 2. the course
was set up so that both areas (computer tech. & visual arts) complimented
each others teaching.
The course has doubled it's enrollment for next semester due to the interest
it sparked with students.
Just one example of how we worked the timetable. Students spent four weeks
in each area then switched class. This was done twice. Therefore each
group of students spent 8 weeks with each area.
I taught all the elements and principles of design and then we applied it to
the computer designs in the lab. An example that worked quite well was a
logo design that was started with thumbnail ideas and developed into a final
art presentation. This was then taken to the computer lab, scanned into the
computer and polished up. A final print was taken and then used to develop
a silk screen image. The screening was then done and paper and also on
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>Am doing the same. Using 10 performa's. Would like info on curriculum
>design and lesson plans. Also, how to utilize the 10 computers in a class
>at least 30 students. There will need to be a duel curriculum in place to
>facilitate the use of computers and the 20 extra students.
>----- Original Message -----
>From: L. Dietrich Adonis <d_l_adonis>
>To: ArtsEdNet Talk <artsednet>
>Sent: Wednesday, March 29, 2000 12:00 PM
>Subject: SETTING UP A COMPUTER ARTS LAB
>> I am setting up a computer lab in my class. 15 i-Macs w/Adobe
>> Fractal Painter, Photshop and Quark. I am well versed in computers,
>> programming and the like. Does anyone out there have info on curricullum
>> design and lesson plans.
>> I am taking traditional art lessons (composition, contrast, drawing, etc)
>> and tailoring it for the computer graphic classes I teach but I still am
>> not satified.
>> Any and all leads/information will be helpful.
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