This course is designed for the beginner photographer and artist. This is a project-based class that focuses on using the student’s own photography in combination with Photoshop and traditional art. Students gain experience in Photography as well as artmaking. This course bundle can be used for a Digital Art/Photography course or for a traditional Art course with a focus on technology and picture-taking. No previous artistic/drawing skills required! I have taught this course for 10 years and have tried, tested, and perfected everything about this class. All projects last multiple days, include aspects of digital art and traditional art, utilizing Photoshop and common art room materials.
Projects included are as listed and can also be purchased individually from my store Art Class Catalyst
1. Social Justice Meme
2. Photo Weaving
3. Creature Invasion Scene
4. Holiday Ornament
5. Color Emphasis Series
6. Ceramic Tile Coaster Design
7. Message in a Box
8. Digital Zentangle
9. Surreal Scene
10. Descriptive Word Tee-Shirt Design
Each project includes:
*An Instruction Sheet (photos and screenshot images for each step of the project --for student or teacher use).
*An In-Depth Lesson Plan (includes Key Learnings, Main Activity, Materials Needed, Objectives/National Visual Arts Standards, Resources, Cross Curricular Connections, and Assessments utilized).
*A Rubric (includes 5 criteria- each worth 20 points and includes a section for the student to rate themselves as well as a section for the teacher to rate the student. On a scale from Excellent-20, Good-19-18, Average-17, and Needs Improvement-16 or below).
*Sample Images to printout and display or use digitally during Photoshop demonstrations. Includes separate digital elements of the project as well as the finished piece.
(Each document includes an editable Microsoft Word document as well as a PDF version).
********BONUS MATERIAL*********YOU ALSO GET THESE:
1. Visual Journal Book
(18 weekly photography assignments combined with artmaking in a sketchbook.)
2. Alternative Photography Research Assignment
(Can be given to students as a penalty who habitually fail to bring in their photo assignments on time but also as a way to give the student a constructive activity while in class.)
Also included in this course bundle is an INTRODUCTION TO THE COURSE FOLDER which contains a student syllabus, a contract for students, PowerPoints, and a suggested first week starter plan to get the class going in the right direction. The first week mainly focuses on teaching students the technical and artistic elements of photography.
This course bundle has more than you need, so you get to choose which projects you want to teach each semester! All you need is Photoshop and a few common art room materials to teach this class. Everything else is in place! Enjoy the freedom of just teaching your students without all the busy work! You are going to LOVE the way this class flows!