Degrees and Certifications:
Bachelor in Art Education Certified in: Fine Art (K-12) CTE (Photography) Adobe Certified CDO Technology Coach
SCHOOL CLOSURE: CLASS UPDATE
Adobe has agreed to let us all download and use Photoshop using our school accounts during the school closure. Mom, Dad or Guardian, this means free Photoshop until the end of May!
Digital Media Students (Period 2, 6 & 7)
*Please join the "Digital Media" Google Classroom (Periods 2, 6 & 7) to learn how.
Photography (Period 4)
*Please join the "Photography" Google Classroom (Period 4) to learn how.
Once you are in the Google classroom's resource folder, open the Google Slides presentation to learn the process.
Digital Media Students- Remember to use the email that you used during set-up at school; I used your index cards to set-up your accounts.
Student in these classes are able to choose a couple of assignment options.
Option 1: The custom card assignment, with your group from class or on your own.
*This option requires a photo editor that can work with layers and a device that can handle word processing and email.
Option 2: Two visual vocabulary words, with critiques per week.
*This option requires a camera and a device that can handle word processing and email.
This is the Website I have created to show off some of the work turned in during the school closure: https://sites.google.com/student.amphi.com/digital-media-cdo/home
For those of you that skipped the first Visual Vocabulary, you are in luck! I am accepting it as a credit recovery assignment.
The word was: Burgeon - begin to grow or increase rapidly; flourish. ( Due April 3)
School closure week one:
The current word is: Aristocracy - a class or group of people believed to be superior (How do you show privilege in a photograph?).( Due April 3)
The new word is going to be: Cloistered - providing shelter from contact with the outside world. (Try your best to capture how being stuck at home feels.)( Due April 3)
School closure week two:
Aggrandize - embellish; increase the scope, power, or importance of ( Due April 10)
Duplicity - the act of deceiving or acting in bad faith ( Due April 10)
School closure week three:
Onerous - burdensome or difficult to endure (Due April 17)
Sanguine - confidently optimistic and cheerful (Due April 17)
School closure week four:
Cavort - play boisterously, i.e. jump or dance around excitedly. (Due April 26)
Disparate - fundamentally different or distinct in quality or kind. (Due April 26)
School closure week five:
Solicitous - full of anxiety and concern (Due May 3)
Utilitarian - having a useful function (Due May 3)
School closure week six:
Quandary - state of uncertainty in a choice between unfavorable options (Due May 10)
Incontrovertible - impossible to deny or disprove (Due May 10)
Photography Students- email me the email address that you use to setup your Adobe Cloud Account. I will need that to give you a CDO Adobe license. Give me a day to get that set-up. Please put "Photography period 4" in the subject line of the email so that I can more easily find your stuff, I get about 40-60 emails daily.
Please email jpeg versions of your work every Friday. In the subject line of the email put: Photography period 4.
All of the resource files (Mostly Templates PDF, PSD & JPEG) that you will need for the Custom Card Deck Assignment can be downloaded from the Google classroom.
IB Students- email me the email address that you use to setup your Adobe Cloud Account. I will need that to give you a CDO Adobe license. Give me a day to get that set-up. Please put "IB period 3(juniors) or 5(seniors)" in the subject line of the email so that I can more easily find your stuff, I get about 40-60 emails daily.
Juniors: Continue working on your Comparative Studies, creating Artwork and Process Portfolios (Do not forget to document the process while you are creating artworks, not after they are finished). Please continue to send me weekly updates on your progress. Please email jpeg versions of your work every Friday. In the subject line of the email put: IB 2DArt period 3.
Seniors: We are still submitting on the 20th. Zoom meeting on Mon Apr. 6 @ 1:00 pm.
check the group chat for info and updates.
Advanced Photography and Interns: I am so sorry all of your shows have been canceled! On the brighter side, I am so thrilled that we got the gift shop open before all of this went down. For the rest of the year we are going to focus on the gift shop items. For this week focus on designs centered on the theme, "Acceptance and Love" Seianna's suite. Designs for t-shirts are 14"X16" @ 300ppi, greeting cards 5.5"X8.5" (land or port) @ 300ppi, Postcards 5"X7" or 4"X6" (land or port) @ 300ppi and buttons 2.25X2.25 @ 300ppi. Magnets and stickers can be any size.
Please email jpeg versions of your work every Friday. In the subject line of the email put: Advanced Photography period 3 or 5.
A little about me...
I have lived in Tucson since 1998. I earned my BFA in Arts Education from the University of Arizona. I am a photographer, printmaker, bookbinder, graphic designer and multimedia artist. My favorite things in life are my family, my lovely wife Kate and awesome daughter Zora, and teaching.
I really love to teach!