This course is designed to give Visual Art students at Whitefish Bay High School a general overview and familiarity with the fundamental concepts and principles of creating computer-generated art, mainly using Adobe Photoshop. Students will explore computer-based processes for creating and manipulating shape, form, texture, and color. Emphasis will be on the integration of drawing, scanned images, image processing, and 2-D paint graphics into high resolution images. Contemporary media, Branding, Logo Design, and Web Graphics will be some of the subjects explored. Techniques, principles, and processes from traditional art and design are used in tandem with the software-based tools where applicable. Artists who are using the computer to define today's art history will also be investigated.
This course is designed to give Visual Art students at Whitefish Bay High School a general overview and familiarity with the fundamental concepts and principles of Digital Photography. Students will study and apply knowledge in the areas of proper DSLR camera handling and operation, the principles of lighting and photographic composition, and Digital Darkroom concepts & techniques using Adobe Photoshop. We will study the history of photography, as well as the influences and works of important photographers, past & present. After completing this course, students should have a solid understanding of the concepts of Digital Photography and how to operate a DSLR camera, and should be able to apply this knowledge in order to make expressive, creative, and informed photographs.