The Girls Who Build Cameras workshop for high school girls is a one-day, hands-on introduction to camera physics and technology (i.e. how Instagram works!) at the MIT Lincoln Laboratory Beaverworks Center. The workshop includes tearing down old dSLR cameras, building a Raspberry Pi camera, and designing Instagram filters and Photoshop tools. Participants also get to listen to keynote speakers from the camera technology industry, including Kris Clark who engineers space cameras for NASA and MIT Lincoln Laboratory, and Uyanga Tsedev who creates imaging probes to help surgeons find tumors at MIT
This Graphic Design 1 curriculum is a comprehensive semester long course in digital media that uses Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator. I started updating this curriculum in the Spring of 2018 and so, if you access the UPDATED GD 1 Curriculum, you will see the most recent additions to my course and have access to all my teaching materials including presentations, lesson plans, video tutorials, student examples, self evaluations and rubrics. Anything highlighted in yellow is in development. Check back often for updates and don't hesitate to message me if you are looking for something specific. Thanks for checking this out!
Adobe Creative Cloud (Photoshop and Illustrator)
This is an intro into Photoshop lesson for students. I use this as the second project of the semester for both my Commerical Art and Photography students to get them to have a better understanding of Adobe Photoshop. The main skills focused on are: the lasso tool, blending, hue and saturation, transforming an image and copy right images. This lesson is for middle or high school and takes about 2 hours hitting both CTE and Art state standards. (The image on the front of lesson plan has one eye and the nose altered.)
In this lesson students will learn how to use some basic selection tools, layer panel and tools, transformation tools, some basic shortcuts to create a mandala from a single photograph as they learn to use Adobe Photoshop