One of the most creative aspects of our Digital Methods class is the integration of the Digital Art Workshop for Youth. Art Education students engage in hands-on teaching and mentoring of children ages 10-14 in our after school workshop.
For the first month of class, Digital Methods students refreshed their skills in photoshop and shared research on animation techniques. When the workshop launched in October, they played various roles, such as demonstrating animation tools, mentoring in the computer lab, and developing visual strategies for collaborative storytelling.
The Digital Methods students selected seven well-known stories to recreate using digital media. Each college student worked in a team with several children during the workshop to produce a group animation on the class theme : Tales of Transformation.
Digital Methods in Art Education students reflect on their mentoring experience on their own blogs.
Fall 2009 Workshop Mentors :
Amber Burns (Olson)
view slide show of our creative process