Coming Soon to the Art Department
The new digital art class starting at the beginning of the 2017-2018 school year is called Visual Communications. Mr. Sergeant will be the instructor for this course. In this class, students will learn how to manipulate photographs and turn them into one of-a-kind breathtaking images. Students will also learn digital drawing and painting. Photoshop is a standard for commercial art which will allow students to create any image in their imagination. Student Kelly Kemp says, “I like that we don’t have a certain assignment, we have the opportunity to be creative and work on what we want to”.
Visual Communications is a one semester class in which it is designed to introduce students to the world of digital art, which can be both fun and necessary for future potential jobs. Some jobs that involve Visual Communications are graphic design, layout art, illustrating and web design.
Some projects that will be assigned are page layout for advertising, logo design and surrealist photography. Mr.Sergeant uses photoshop almost everyday by designing t-shirts, logos and public comic books. He’s very excited to show students how to use Adobe Photoshop! Adobe Photoshop “Delivers magic that helps you bring your creative vision to life”. You can turn a boring blank page into a unique work of art.
Also new next year, the art department will be getting Macbooks! The school has been working on a grant for three years with the Mishawaka Education Foundation and they finally approved it on Monday, October 17. These will go toward a digital art lab that will enable kids to draw and paint. They will have everything at the touch of their hands. Students can sketch, scan their sketch, and then digitally color it. “It’s time for a boost” states Mr.Sergeant. We have had the same art curriculum for 100 years; this change will be exciting. Students will have no limits and they will be able to do whatever they put their minds to.