Art Through Technology
June 18-29, 2018, 1 -4 pm
Open to students entering grades 9-12
Course Credit: 1/2 Trimester IDS
In this course students will learn how to use multiple types of technology to create their own original artwork using the Rivers’ laser cutter.
Students will complete three main projects. For the first project, students will create intricate geometric designs using the iPad app, Amaziogroph. These designs will then be uploaded into Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator to be refined and formatted before they are sent to the laser cutter. For the second project, students will create a multi-colored layered drawing in the iPad app, Procreate. These different colored layers will come together to show a complete image. These layers will then be prepared through Adobe and be cut on different colored sheets of paper to create a full image. For the third project students will design a three-dimensional piece of art that is assembled by arranging and adhering two-dimensional pieces cut from the laser cutter.
By the end of this course, students will feel comfortable using technology to create pieces of art and learn how to use the laser cutter.
There are no required materials for this course. Laptops and class materials will be provided.
Theresa Riedl, instructor
Theresa Riedl teaches physics and coding electives in the upper school. Her teaching philosophy is that students learn best through doing. Her classes are student focused and utilize a flipped-classroom structure to encourage students to ask questions and actively work through material once it is introduced. There is also an emphasis on technology to support the students through their learning experience. Theresa received her BA in physics and mathematics from the College of Wooster and has an MS in education from the University of Pennsylvania.