Day 1 of Digital Art Workshop
The Digital Methods in Art Education class put on an after school workshop for youth ages ten to fourteen. On the first day of the Digital Art Workshop the students were introduced to Photoshop and the idea of using Photoshop as an animation tool. While a few children had some prior experience in Photoshop, for many children this was a whole new experience. I worked with one young girl who had never used Photoshop before. She, and most of her peers, appeared quite excited to learn about this new tool. Each student began by taking a picture of him or herself. They were then instructed to transform these images into something new. These transformations were done with an additive process, using tools such as the "paint brush." The students seemed to really enjoy this activity, and I enjoyed seeing what new things each student would think of creating. Photoshop can be confusing (I am still learning new things about it every day), and I think the students did a really great job at taking all this new information in and using is to create their animations.
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