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Re: Computer graphics lessons

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M.Grosspietsch (teachart)
Mon, 31 May 1999 20:58:28 -0500


Paula, this is my area of expertise. I have a BFA in illustration
(drawing, painting, printmaking, photography, etc.) or what could be
called "communicative art" regardless of media. I receive it just
before computers came out. When I wasn't doing freelance illustration,
I taught myself the computer versions of art-making, etc. and am now a
fully licensed K-12 art specialist, currently teaching inner-city middle
schoolers "computer art." We cover both art concepts and graphic design
concepts.

Basically, any of your current lesson concepts can be put to use with
the only difference being the students use the computers to produce the
product that demonstrates their mastery/proficiency of the
concepts/objectives and the computer.

I'd love to help with ideas, but I'm in a time crunch, then vacation
until July. In the meantime, do you have more specifics about your
equipment? (amount of RAM, availability of a zip drive, what kind of
digital camera, what version of Macintosh computer, hard-drive space,
whether or not the computers are networked, access to printing or not,
etc.)

Stay in touch. MG

pmcnally wrote:
>
> Next year I will be teaching a middle school computer graphics class that
> will last one marking period. We will be on Macintosh computers, and will
> have access to scanners, digital cameras, a T.V. studio, and programs such
> as Color It and Clarisworks (appleworks). I might be able to use photo
> deluxe on a teacher station, but we dont have a site licence for this
> program. This summer I will be developing lessons for this class. I would
> like to keep this class as "Art" based as I can, so that it stays in the
> realm of the art department.I would be grateful for any advise or lessons
> from anyone who has expertise in this area .Paula .